President’s Message
Club Elections will be held December 16th at the Friday meeting. If you don’t plan to attend please contact Bill Powell to give him your absentee ballot.
December 16th
Rotary is proud to hear from our very own exceptional school district. The SMMUSD Mission Statement: “Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap” The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is headquartered in Santa Monica and serves the diverse coastal communities of Santa Monica and Malibu.
Superintendent Dr, Ben Drati, who is also a Rotary member will update us on our local school district achievements and the future of our school district.
Host Rotarian Host: Monika White
Hilton Santa Monica 1707 Fourth Street 90401
Cost: $68 includes buffet lunch for visiting Rotarians and guests
Also December 16th-
• Rotary Santa Monica Election of Board of Directors 2023-24
• Rotary Santa Monica annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
We Are Dark December 23rd & December 30th.
No Rotamonica for the remainder of December until January.

January 6th
We are back at the Hilton!
Host Rotarian Introducer:
Tammy Andrews

Don’t miss these craft talks.
Get to know your fellow Rotarians in a new light!
Charlie Follette
Owner American
Botanical Co.

Judy Kruger
President and CEO Santa Monica Chamber


You can view our meeting on zoom using the RCSM link below:
Visit our Web Site for more information on our calendar of events and to join us on Zoom.
Buy Toys for Needy Kids
    Purchase from the CFC Amazon Wish List:
 Saturday, December 17, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Help hand out gifts to families.
Note: If you cannot make this time, gift distribution will also occur
Friday 12/16 from 12-5pm & Saturday 12/17 from 9-5pm. 

Where: The CFC office at 5901 W. Century Blvd. Los AngelesThank you for helping to put a smile on a child’s face during the holiday season! For questions or to sign up, please email Also, please let Connections for Children know directly with this link: RSVP for Holiday Angels._____________________
Rotary Club of Santa Monica
Food Sorting Volunteer Opportunity
Spend a few hours at the Westside Food Bank (WFB) sorting, organizing, & boxing food for those in need!  We will be conducting an associated food drive as well!Most canned and boxed items are welcome, but the most desirable item is breakfast cereal. Please drop these donations off at the January 6 Rotary meeting or bring with you to the WFB on January 7. When: Saturday, January 7, 2023 11am-1pm
Where: Westside Food Bank – 1710 22nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


December  17th – Sort Toys @ Connections for Children
December 16th – Holiday Ugly Sweater & Best Dressed Contest live @ Hilton
January 12th – Book Club – in Person at Judy Neveau’s Home 
MAR 4th – Wine and Food Festival 2023- more details to come. Purchase your raffle tickets now.  See Karin Wallerstein or Kera Blades Snell.
MAR 16- 23rd -District Humanitarian Trip to Belize
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MEETING LOCATION: Hilton Hotel, 1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 586, Santa Monica CA 90406