1. Rota-Monica

    Thank you for attending the Dethroning of President Bill Powell at Dukes Restaurant Malibu. Thank you to Bill for a fabulous year and thank you Carol for being our First Lady! DETHRONING Friday June 24th was our Dethroning Celebration at Duke’s Malibu.  Former President-Elect-Elect and now President-Elect Ken Waltzer led the Dethroning Committee in putting together a fa…Read More

  2. Donate today to help the victims of the recent tornadoes across the US

    The Rotary Club of Santa Monica sends its heartfelt concern and prayers to all the victims of the recent tornadoes across the US. Our district (5280) has set up the 2021 Tornadoes Disaster Relief Fund to help. Please visit the donation page https://www.paypal.com/donate/... to make your contribution today!…Read More


     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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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