1. Rota-Monica #34

     The February Rotarian of the Month honor was bestowed on Richard Lombari. He has only been a member of our club for nine months but has already demonstrated the strength of his commitment as he serves selflessly, inspiring hope.  After only being in the club for two months, Richard bravely accepted one of the most challenging roles, Membership Chair.  He is also backup…Read More

  2. Rota-Monica #33

    The 15th International Food and Wine Festival hosted by The Rotary Club of Santa Monica was Extraordinary!We are so grateful for the success realized from the efforts of so many sponsors, vendors, members, and friends and The Rotaract members of Santa Monica College.  A very special thanks to our Food and Wine Festival Committee: Andrea Gressinger, Vicky Curtis, Suzan All…Read More

  3. Rota-Monica #32

    Our Zoom Meeting this week gave all of us an opportunity to see old friends and have fun conversations. Among the many members and friends Susan Gabriel Potter was on and Diane Margolin was the President’s Pick of the Day. Nat Trives was the Program of the Day; I’ll talk more about him in a moment.                                                …Read More

  4. Rota-Monica #31

    This email is from our contact at Boys and Girls Club, Katherine Moe.  We have the opportunity to see our grants in action at  the event listed below. Please email Katherine if you’re interested! YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARDS & BRUNCH Sunday, February 26th 11:30am-1:30pm Hilton, 1707 4th Street, Santa Monica Over brunch, you will have an opportunity to hear speeches fr…Read More

  5. Presidents Day

    Rota-Monica #30

    Past Presidents presented Foundation Grants this week: Tom Loo presented a Foundation Grant to Westside Food Bank, receiving the grant was Geneviev Riutort, CEO. Judy Neveau presented a Foundation Grant to Creative Steps - Aurelia Foundation, receiving the grant was founder and program director, Lisa Szilagyi. The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica se…Read More

  6. Rota-Monica #29

    It was an exciting meeting at The Rotary Club of Santa Monica as we welcomed back to active meetings Christine Mirasy-Glasco who has been on a lengthy sabbatical from her position as President and CEO of Upward Bound House. Christine joined our club in 2014 and we are delighted to welcome her back. Immediate Past President Bill Powell and his wife, Carol Powell, donated…Read More

  7. Chill Cook Off 2023

    Rota-Monica #28

    Our Meeting of the 101st Year of our Club got started with a lot of chatter and virtual fellowship with many members on Zoom.  I’m personally grateful to each of you who keep us connected.  Len Lanzi, thanks for keeping us communicating on Zoom. I hope each of you are having fun and planning on joining us in person as we move forward into the second half of our Rotary …Read More

  8. ShelterBox

    Rota-Monica #27

    Our Rotary meeting started with Past President Tom Loo quoting from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s acceptance speech when Dr. King was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize. He reminded us of the struggle of racial inequality in America at that time.   Past President Tom Larmore continued to create a theme for the day as he led us in the special song of the day: "How Beautiful…Read More

  9. Rota-Monica Newsletter

    Rota-Monica #26

    Now is the time for each Rotarian to focus and ask what you can do to make our Signature Fundraiser Event - The International Food and Wine Festival a true success. We have printed brochures and made them available for you to give to potential sponsors, and to invite your friends and companies you do business with to purchase tickets. The brochures are available at wee…Read More