COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order, all Carlsbad Rotary Club Meetings will be held via Zoom Meetings from 7pm-8pm until further notice.  Please contact Ava Payne, Club President, for more information at avapayne@me.com
 
During this time, our club continues to donate to organizations that are helping the needs of the community: North County Lifeline, Community Resource Center, Carlsbad High Cafeteria food support, Fill-a-Belly and North County Food Bank.
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The Rotary Club of Carlsbad is a leadership organization made up of local business professionals and civic leaders.  We meet regularly, to get to know each other, form friendships and through that we are able to get things done in the Carlsbad, North San Diego County and the International communityThe Club, chartered in October 1939, has over 60 members.
 
We are proud of the philanthropic work that we do locally in Carlsbad, and we are fortunate to very active members involved in international projects in Mexico, South America and South Africa.
 
In 2018, our club received the Best Club in the District Award (mid-sized category)!  We also received the Silver Distinction Citation for 2019.  Come join us and find out why.
 
If you have any questions about Rotary and/or club membership, we are delighted to meet with you in-person.  Better yet, we would be honored to have you as our guest at one of our dinner meetings.  Please contact our Membership Chair, Mr. Pete Rogers at Pete_Rogers@glic.com
 
                          
 

MARINE CORPS GIVE AND TAKE PROGRAM 

The Carlsbad Rotary Club request the donation of used but useable furniture, appliances, kitchenware, electronics, bedding, linens, etc. to young Marine Corps and Navy families at Camp Pendleton.  Your donations will help these families establish and/or upgrade their homes. Your donations will be given directly to those families in need, or warehoused until families are identified as having a need.  Items donated will not be sold and those families receiving item(s) are obligated to return the item(s) given when no longer needed so others can use them.  Mrs. Linda Sundrum, Pendleton Community Service Fund, Camp Pendleton will schedule a pickup date, convenient to you.  Personnel will be provided to move all items.  If you’d like to donate household goods, food or make a cash donation, please go to www.cpcsf.org or email lindasundram1@gmail.com.

The Pendleton Community Service Fund is a 501c (3) California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation for charitable and public purposes.  Your donations are tax deductible

Watch video on this program:  https://youtu.be/HfyMGMe9ZvU  

Linda Sundram providing warehouse guidance to the 152 people who lined up starting at 6.30 am on July 26,2019
Club Presentations/Information
Some of our Rotary club members visited the facilities for Shelter to Soldier.  This organization brings combat veterans together with trained, rescue dogs to help both recover and move forward.  Please visit their website on how you can help with this inspiring organization.
 
 

Meet the Future of Carlsbad

The Carlsbad Rotary Club recently held its Four-Way-Test Speech Contest, designed to encourage high school students to prepare and give speeches that apply the Four-Way Test to everyday activities and issues.

Nov 21, 2019
Encinitas Rotarian and Community Resource Center CEO John Van Cleef gave an important and inspiring presentation on CRC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Headquartered in Encinitas, the organization has opened a center and a thrift store in Carlsbad Village. CRC focuses on domestic violence, feeding the hungry and homeless, and getting people into safe homes and future success through its two central efforts: “Human Need-Professional Interaction-Personal Transformation”; and “Healthy Food-Stable Housing-Safe Homes.” The goal is always healing, recovery, and a path to self-sufficiency.
Jun 06, 2019
Our plan is very simple: we’re getting out the word about our club, our members, our stories and our service — and keeping it up for years to come. If you ever wanted to see a combination of Madison Avenue savvy, big-time marketing smarts and a plan for bringing every bit of it into our club, Rob’s presentation did the trick. While he is new to our club, he’s not new to Rotary at all: For 14 ½ years, he was at RB Sunrise Rotary, nine of it as their PR chair. Partially through his marketing and PR efforts, the club went from zero media coverage to plenty of it within six months — and raised $156,000 at their big fundraiser in 2018. He also works with future club presidents at PETS every February.
May 30, 2019
Our youth program champion, District Officer Joe Ramirez, closed Rotary Youth Services Month by welcoming three current and former students participating in the Exchange Student Program and their families. Beforehand, he gave us some insight on the program, which enables students to live, study and learn in other countries: It began in 1929, and now involves about 9,000 students ages 15 to 18 ½ annually from 80 countries – mostly North American and Eurasian nations. Students can either participate in long-term exchange (the entire school year), or short-term (summer program). Joe also cited the more than a dozen Rotary Club of Carlsbad members who have served as host parents, and gave us a very impressive fact: Of the 32 student exchanges that have taken place in District 5340 in the past four years, 10 have involved Rotary Club of Carlsbad – easily the most of any club. Word is out about Carlsbad!
Club Member Spotlights
Why I joined Rotary - Ray Pearson
 

Ray Pearson’s not one of those guys who just last week discovered Rotary’s global impact. “I started my Rotary journey in high school. The Rotary Club met at the YMCA I worked at, with many of the Rotarians serving on the board of the Y or otherwise involved in improving the community,” he recalls, adding “And I wanted to be like them.”

So Ray sought out his school’s Rotary-sponsored Interact club, got hooked…and has never looked back. Since Rotary membership allows him to work side-by-side participating on a daily basis in finding ways to make the world a better place, he’s surrounded by likeminded people all dedicated to giving back to the world around them.

“There’s a satisfaction that comes from positively impacting the local community while helping those most in need,” Ray says. His love of being an active force for good in the world around him is what led him to a career in the cable industry, where he’s spent the past 40 years helping spread the word about everything from children’s programming to fashion accessories.

Why I joined Rotary - Brian Crumbaker
 

Meet Brian Crumbaker: principal of an independent insurance brokerage, Carlsbad Rotarian, and one heck of a nice guy.
 

Having lived on both coasts, Brian’s spent decades in the insurance and precious metals industries, coming at the business world from a wide variety of directions. Walking through our doors almost two years ago with both an MBA AND a law degree, Brian joined us looking to extend a career that’s helped a lot of people. Originally from Carlsbad, he, his wife Lorrie, and children Kyle, Matthew and Allison are longtime members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlsbad.

 

Like most of us, Brian originally joined Rotary because he was looking for an opportunity to have an impact in the local community and to work with others with a similar set of values. “I was a Rotary Youth Leadership Award winner as a high school student and had a lot of respect for the organization,” he says. Becoming a part of our international service group thus became a natural step and the perfect way for him to give back within…and beyond…Carlsbad’s borders.

 

Why I joined Rotary - Dan Sweeney

 

Like so many southern Californians, Dan Sweeney said “Adios” to the cold weather of Chicago and Cincinnati, choosing in 2002 to make Carlsbad his permanent home.  And BOY are we glad he did!

 

Having shepherded three kids through the Carlsbad school system, Dan has had innumerable opportunities over the years to get integrated into the fabric of our community. That’s why he’s worked so hard since 2013 actively supporting Carlsbad Fill-a-Belly, which operates with the simple belief that we can all make a difference in our community, one meal at a time.

 

At the urging of Carlsbad Rotarian Ray Pearson, Dan joined our intrepid troupe this past January. “I saw Rotary as the perfect opportunity to leverage my contacts, resources and sales and marketing experience. My goal at every turn is to always support the larger community’s philanthropic demands to help those around me most in need.”

 

Why I joined Rotary - Dawn Van Siclen

"Be the change you want to see in the world." This Gandhi quote still echoes through me, and was the impetus for my involvement with Rotary.

13 years ago at a Carlsbad Village mixer, I overheard two men discussing people/communities around the world they were helping.  I was curious, introduced myself, and soon was invited to my first Rotary meeting....and my life has never been the same.

My sponsor missed the initial meeting, but I introduced myself to several people, ate lunch, and settled in for the speaker.  When the PowerPoint began, it showed visions of abused African mothers and children.  Hundreds of children were sent from their homes to live in train stations to survive gang violence. These firsthand accounts shook me to the bone. I contributed to the speaker’s organization, but needed to find out more about Rotary and its effect on the world.

Why I joined Rotary - Joe Ramirez
 

My father worked with Cesar Chavez in Ventura County in the 1960s, arbitrating on behalf of migrant farm workers protesting for better working conditions for the migrant farm workers.

 

I grew up in the Oxnard area, surrounded by those who felt strongly about the need for human justice and treating others fairly, so I got to see a lot of the civic activities they were involved with. For obvious reasons, I quickly learned to appreciate the impact one person could have on the world around him.

Rotary Club of Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
United States of America
New meeting time when using Zoom meetings is 7pm. Normally our meetings start at 6:30pm. See list of speakers to get actual start time for the week.
Upcoming Speakers
Amelie Catheline
Oct 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Environmental Sustainability
Ava Payne
Oct 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Halloween Games
TBD
Nov 05, 2020 7:00 PM
Fill-a-Belly
TBD
Nov 12, 2020 7:00 PM
Veteran's Tribute
Ava Payne
Nov 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Club Assembly
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020 7:00 PM
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Ava Payne
Dec 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Christmas Party
Christmas
Dec 24, 2020 6:30 PM
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Upcoming Speakers
Amelie Catheline
Oct 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Environmental Sustainability
Ava Payne
Oct 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Halloween Games
TBD
Nov 05, 2020 7:00 PM
Fill-a-Belly
TBD
Nov 12, 2020 7:00 PM
Veteran's Tribute
Ava Payne
Nov 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Club Assembly
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020 7:00 PM
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Ava Payne
Dec 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Christmas Party
Christmas
Dec 24, 2020 6:30 PM
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 A Short Video About Our Club!