Jim Westbrook or “Uncle Gus,” Rotary Club of Santa Monica President from 2007 to 2008, passed away on September 1, 2021, three weeks before his 87th birthday. Jim dedicated his free time to serving others, bringing fun and laughter to Rotary activities, in all of his interactions and responsibilities as member and President. A resident of Santa Monica for 50 years, J…Read More

  2. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, August 13, 2021

    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE As more and more businesses, government entities and other organizations are requiring vaccination or proof of negative Covid tests, we have also started this requirement beginning with our next live meeting at the Hilton on August 20th.   This was decided in a special Board of Directors meeting on August 6th where we unanimously voted to begin requ…Read More

  3. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, July 28, 2021

    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE This week we held our annual club assembly.  It was a new format this year as instead of a separate meeting conducted for the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, we included the entire club membership.  We want everyone to have a good understanding of what, where, why, when, who and how.   A recap of what was covered is found below in LAST FR…Read More

  4. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, July 21, 2021

    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Friday July 16th was our second live meeting in quite some time.     We’ve added eleven new members since March of 2020 when we went to zoom because of you-know-what.  Several of these New  Members were in attendance and received their Red Badges, welcoming them into our club.  Search out our Red Badgers and help welcome them to our great organ…Read More

  5. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, July 12, 2021

    Friday July 9th was our first meeting of the 100th Year of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica. It was MOMENTOUS for that reason alone but it was also the first live meeting of our club since March of 2020; 16 months! The tables were arranged so those who wished to be socially distanced could do so. I heard many positive comments about the remodeled ballroom and the food chang…Read More

  6. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, July 5, 2021

    My first column – Since my landslide victory as President, I have heard numerous accusations of Russian hacking and voter fraud. I can assure you that these charges are unfounded and most likely perpetrated by the fake Kiwanian Media. Now that those questions have been put to rest let me say that we will have a very exciting and busy year. We will celebrate 100 years of …Read More

  7. Inside Look At Santa Monica Rotary (January 24, 2020)

    Salutations, Rotarians and Guests! The Rotary Club of Santa Monica holds weekly meetings to keep our club members informed about local and global ventures through the medium of meaningful service. Driven by our local business leaders, our Rotary focuses on connecting with our community and the world through meaningful projects and exciting events. We love what we do here a…Read More

  8. Inside Look At Santa Monica Rotary (October 25, 2019)

    Good Morning, Rotarians and Guests! Our Rotary Club is here to generate positive change within our local community and abroad through meaningful service driven by our local business leaders. The Rotary Club of Santa Monica relies on local leaders to inspire and organize change at the personal and professional level, and we’re always excited to greet new guests and member…Read More