Welcome to the Rotary Club of Southwest Pacific County Peninsula Washington. Our active club has many projects and opportunities for fellowship and volunteering.
Click around our site or, better still, join us for a meeting to learn more. Check our calendar for activities/programs; you are welcome to participate without a specific invitation.
We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
What makes us different?
Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:
- We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
- We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
- We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
- We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members are found in our community and across the globe.
Rotary is Nancy Hughes
An Oregon woman helping to save lives, improve the environment, and create new jobs in Latin America through safe cookstoves.
How did we get here?
We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we’ve taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.
How do we work?
Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.
We meet Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, currently by Zoom. Contact President Paul for codes. We welcome guests–Rotarian and otherwise!
Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort and Tennis Center hosts a pickleball tournament each year. Club members help out over the weekend of play and the Resort generously donates proceeds to our Peninsula Rotary Foundation for use with our projects. Isn't that great of them?
Grab the sponsorship pdf form, or use this:
Club Pickleball Clinic
Clothes for Kids
Clothes for Kids, a partnership with Ocean Beach School District, offers shopping days and a budget for students ages 13-17 in need of school clothes.
Next Shopping Day: October 19th
Auction Assistance to Non-Profits
Our club's auction efforts changed dramatically when we employed cloud-based software. And, with 20+ galas in our rear-view, we have a lot of hard-earned experience, processes, and documents that make our events run smoothly.
After turning an in-person gala into an online effort just about overnight as Covid-19 hit, a few of us got together and decided we could share what we know with other non-profits and give them a hand-up.
The result is a 3-year plan to work with local groups. Year one is about conversations: we learn about the organization, its goals, how it functions, experience, etc. and we share what we've learned, finding a new path together that solves problems, whether they be historical or avoiding pitfalls of the future.
In year two, we take a step back and shadow the organization's auction team in using the tools and procedures we put together in year one, helping if needed. In year three, we're close by but allowing the non-profit auction team to soar solo.
Of course, we stay in touch as needed. Our goal is to teach and remove ourselves over three years so we can help another group.
- email@example.com Software, data, forms, check-in/out
- firstname.lastname@example.org Procurement, bundling, staging of items (text, photos, in-person)
- email@example.com Post-auction organization, getting items to winners, day of event Rotarian volunteers
- firstname.lastname@example.org Project management, ensuring balls aren't dropped, developing systems and documents, anything not covered by the others.
Dictionaries to Local 4th Graders
Book Donations to Schools
Our club donates books signed by our Program Speakers to local school libraries in their honor.
Luggage of Love: Helping kids in chaos
Luggage of Love provides comfort and dignity to kids in chaotic transition between homes. Our club manages the South Pacific County effort.
But wait! there's more!
Rotary is Kwi-Won Park
The Korean “mother of medicine” who has helped repair congenital defects in thousands of children.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?
We are a low-pressure group; it’s important to us that you’re a good fit for our engaged club. Join us for a few meetings, talk to our members, learn more about us and, if you think you have what it takes to be a Rotarian, tell someone in the club you’ve gotten to know a bit, or developed respect for.
Rotary is Ahmes Ghabrial
An Egyptian physician who introduced an innovative literacy method in his country that has helped thousands of Egyptians learn to read and write.