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!


Peninsula Rotary Loves Kids!

The needs of kids in our community has increased during Covid and fundraising for our programs and others that rely upon us for funding weigh upon us greatly.

At the same time, we are aware that we must be a strong club to continue support at this level.  To that end, our club is taking care of one another this year and working on rebuilding for a post-pandemic world, which we believe is just around the corner.

We love peninsula kids.  We know you do, too.  We are dipping into reserves and ask that you please consider a donation to help us get through this transitional year.  With any luck, we’ll be back with an in-person gala in 2023!

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.

More info:

Currently Assisting:

Dictionaries to Local 4th Graders

Peninsula Rotary participates in the Dictionary Project, annually providing dictionaries to every 4th grade child in Ocean Beach School District.  Donate!

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!

These are some of the projects in action right now.  Learn about the rest of our projects and activities by visiting our club calendar and service projects pages.

How do we use our funds?

Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.

Learn about our current projects

Rotary is Kwi-Won Park

The Korean “mother of medicine” who has helped repair congenital defects in thousands of children.


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.

Meet our club leadership >>

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.

Partner With Us!

We love working with other non-profit organizations whose projects need a few more hands or dollars.  Tell us about yours, and how you see us working together here.