The Santa Monica Rotary Club is a hub for progressive business and community leaders inspired to put their skills and abilities to the best use in order to better serve our community and the world. From local cleanups to global initiatives, SMRC partners with local and global organizations to create beneficial change.. 

The Santa Monica Rotary Club is here to serve as your local club, driving positive results within our community through the skills and commitment of our valued members. We’re dedicated to “service above self,” and strive to help those in need wherever we can.

Here are our top eight reasons why we believe you should join the Santa Monica Rotary Club. If you’re ready to learn more, be sure to sign up for a free visit to one of our weekly luncheons!

Meaningful Service Opportunities

One of the most rewarding aspects of joining our Rotary Club is the ample opportunity to make a difference, both locally and globally. We are always planning service events to enact change where it is needed most, addressing issues such as hunger, a lack of fresh water, environmental pollution, healthcare shortages, and more. Many individuals join because they feel the need to make a difference, and our organization focuses on giving back in a fulfilling manner.

If you’re ready to be part of a community of like-minded business professionals who believe in giving back to their own community as well as communities around the world, learn more about our club. The Santa Monica Rotary Club is always looking for new members, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done so far.

Global Awareness

Our Club is just one of more than 34,000 clubs across 200 countries around the globe. The international reach of our club (empowered by Rotary International) relies on global service projects and exchange opportunities to empower Rotarians to promote peace and goodwill worldwide. There are numerous humanitarian efforts currently in progress, with Rotary Clubs playing a large role in organizing, planning, and executing effective programs that provide clean water, help eradicate polio, and more.

Leadership Opportunities

Our organization is built and maintained by professionals of all types. If you’re interested in expanding your leadership, project planning, fundraising, public speaking, team building, or organization skills, Rotary offers numerous opportunities to excel.

Adherence to High Ethical Standards

Ethics are at the foundation of everything our Rotary Club does. Our members aspire to the highest ethical standards in their personal and professional lives. Our Rotary Club relies on the Four-Way Test to measure the things we think, say, or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

These questions guide our actions and intentions as we strive to enact positive change within our communities. 

Effective Service Grants

Bring awareness to a local or global cause. RCSM and Rotary International have funds available to benefit charitable, literary, educational, or scientific causes.

Forging New Friendships

Many club members cite their connections and friendships as a top reason to join Rotary. Our club focuses on networking and opportunities for like-minded individuals, including a number of hands-on service projects, international humanitarian trips, and more to help you connect with our community leaders. RCSM offers numerous ways for you to get involved and make lifelong friendships. 

You Can Get the Kids Involved

Many club members like to get the family involved to inspire the same love for helping others. If you have kids and are interested in getting them involved in a meaningful project, Rotary Club of Santa Monica offers a range of opportunities for service. Our club offers mentoring and training for our future leaders. We promote a family-friendly atmosphere that involves your significant other and children.

Professional Business Networking

The Rotary Club was originally founded as a way for individuals to connect and network with other like-minded business professionals. Rotary club members are comprised of a wide range of community professionals, including managers, executives, and local leaders. Our weekly meetings and planned events give industry experts the chance to network and build relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs. You can expand your professional network in a manner that promotes positive change within your community.

Ready to Begin?

Santa Monica Rotary Club meets weekly at the DoubleTree Hotel on 4th Street in Santa Monica. Our events provide catered lunch and guest speakers, giving active and prospective members the perfect opportunity to learn more about our organization. Come to lunch and see for yourself who we are and what we do, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to serving with you!