1. Rota-Monica #44

    This week our meeting was on Zoom, and it was  nostalgic as our speaker, Judi Barker, shared so many stories about the history of The Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. Judi Barker is a native of Southern California. She owns and operates the Historic Santa Monica Air Center/ Barker Hangar, which remains family owned and operated since 1969. After her father’s pass…Read More

  2. Rota-Monica #43

    Past President Dick Lawrence inducted three new members into our Club this week: Tanya Gilbert, Travel Advisor and Owner, Steve Springer, Educator Elementary - Carlthrop School, and Andrew Thomas, Real Estate Mall Management - CEO Downtown Santa Monica. Let’s offer our congratulations to them and please invite them to sit at your table for lunch and get to know each of t…Read More

  3. Rota-Monica #42

    The RCSM’s in person meeting this past week was kicked off with our Cheering Squad and great fun. We celebrated Cinco de Mayo! Nora Bohn, thanks for leading our special Karaoke song, “La Bamba”. V.P. Pam Brady supplied the presidential Sombrero and Maracas and yes, I danced! (The things that happen at live meetings).   President Elect, Dr. Ken Waltzer, President …Read More

  4. Rota-Monica #41

    President’s Message: Thursday, April 25th at Hotchkiss Park, located off 4th Street and Strand Street in Santa Monica, was the gathering spot. Several years ago, the green space of the two-acre park boasted a grid pattern of trees. The goal of the planting is to restore the historical design by adding six 24” box trees.   The Rotary Club of Santa Monica along with The…Read More

  5. Rota-Monica #40

    RotaMonica #40 President’s Message: We had another exciting meeting this week starting off with an interactive invocation from Past President Mitchell Kraus sharing three riddles about what he thinks makes Rotary so special. •    (Riddle 1) What is something that you can give freely but cannot buy? Answer is friendship. •    (Riddle 2) You can find me in moment…Read More

  6. Rota-Monica #39

    Michael Gurrieri, Chief Marketing Officer for Santa Monica Travel and Tourism spoke to our Club this week, giving insight to the importance of tourism to Santa Monica. Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1982 and is funded by the City of Santa Monica’s general fund and the Tourism Marketing District (TMD) assessment. …Read More

  7. Belize Humanitarian Trip 2023

    Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica recently joined about one hundred Rotarians from other clubs in our District on a Humanitarian trip to Belize. Besides financial support of local organizations, the hard-working Rotarians painted, installed fences and laid gravel at schools and youth centers. They planted coconut trees at Dangria Beach and hosted separate Peace …Read More

  8. Rota-Monica #38

    We are in our final quarter of this Rotary year, and we are finishing well. Most of our projects and programs are already scheduled for the rest of the year. This is the time to take personal inventory and close all the loops. Have you fulfilled all your Rotary commitments for the year? Let’s make sure all debts are paid to the Foundation and the Club for this final q…Read More

  9. Rota-Monica #37

    The Rotary District 5280 Humanitarian Trip to the Central America Country of Belize was a life changing experience for all attending. 100 Rotarians and family members joined in days of service on projects including: Painting school buildings at Light Of The Valley School. Painting the Youth Police Cadet Core building. Planting Coconut Palm Trees at Dangria Beach. Ladies …Read More