1. 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

  2. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK, July 21, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK Editor’s Note:  Rotarian of the Week is a weekly column that highlights RCSM members who are new, have been with us for a while or are past members who have made a big impact on the club and the community.   Archie Morrison – Club Member 1950-1998   District Governor 1988-1989 I Remember Archie - edited from a eulogy by Herb Roney – Reprinted …Read More

  3. 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

  4. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK, July 12, 2021

    Lauren Akmaeva – Club Member Since 2021 Lauren Clifford Akmaeva joined our club in 2021. She is from Buffalo, NY where she studied finance and accounting at SUNY Buffalo. There she was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, a professional business honors society for accounting students; she was President of the local chapter her senior year. After working a few years at Pricewaterh…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. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK, July 5, 2021

    Karim Jaude – Club Member Since 2005, Chair of World Community Service Committee Karim was born in Lebanon and went to work in his father’s real estate company at the age of six, carrying food and water and later pushing wheelbarrows. Educated in Beirut, Brussels, Paris and London he has founded and operated 19 successful companies in eight countries and made his first…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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