Welcome to Rotary
Rotary Club of South Pasadena
"The Rotary Club of South Pasadena provides an opportunity for community & international service, while building friendships & developing leaders."
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Upcoming Club Meeting Programs
July meetings - via Zoom
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Incoming Rotary Club President Rod Gregson began his year of leadership July 1, 2020. Rod was a previous member and President of the Burbank Sunrise Rotray Club several years ago. We look forward to Rod's guidance and expertise.
Outgoing Rotary Club President Reda BeBee was demoted on July 7, 2020 receiving the most citations and awards our Club has seen in years! We are thrilled at the accomplishments of our Club, especially in times of COVID and we are so grateful
to Reda for her leadership.
June, 2020 Rotary Club finished Save Our Restaurant GoFundme Campaign by raising $14,000 for local restaurants and awards emergency grants to 14 restaurants. Read more here.
May 2020, South Pasadena Rotary Awards Two $1,000 Scholarships for a Wilson High School graduating senior. Congratulations to our winners:
*SPHS Art ($1,000) - Jasmine Summers
*SPHS Foster/Community Service - ($2,000) -
*Wilson High School (two @ $1,000) -
Nancy Lopez and Michelle Pan
2019-20 GOLD Patch - District Award Winner for "Uniting People"
2019-20 GOLD Patch - District Award Winner for "Taking Action"
2019-20 PLATINUM GOVERNOR
Distinction Patch for 31 Citations of Action
2019-20 Rotary International Citation with PLATINUM RI's President;s Distinction - this is the HIGHEST award a Club can achieve! Only 100 Clubs of 35,000 worldwide receive this honor.
2019-20 - Special recognition to Kathy Selders for exceptional volunteerism, to David Morales for Foundation leadership and 100% Paul Harris for the Club, and to Marchelle Sellers for her 4th Rotarian of the Year Award for exceptional activism.
2019-20 Marks 50 Years of Club Membership for Past District Governor Conrad VonBibra! Congratulations and thank you Conrad for lifelong service to The South Pasadena Rotary Club.
The Four Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do,
1 Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Does this resonate with you? Are you
ready to connect and volunteer with people
who share your same values? Learn more
about joining Rotary!
Ninth Annual - Taste of South Pasadena
Due to an abundance of caution and safety for our fellow Rotarians and friends, all local, district and nationwide events have been postponed.
Check back here for any updates and new dates.
A HUGE thank you to all the donors who gave to
our South Pasadena Restaurant campaign.
A total of $14,000 was awarded!
Events & Announcements
The Rotary Club of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Rotary Foundation launched an emergency grant program through GoFundMe to assist local South Pasadena independent restaurants needing COVID related relief. Our Club, along with community members and local groups (including WISPPA) raised a total of $14,000 and awarded grants to fourteen restaurants in three grant cycles. We were able to give equal funds to every eligible applicant. Many thanks for supporting this vital campaign!
Date - Unknown
South Pasadena is known for our incredible variety of gourmet eateries. Last year we had a record-breaking 35 restaurants
confirmed, each serving up a delicious signature dish for you!
Our craft winery VIP event is sponsored and hosted by The Garagiste Festivals. A record-breaking 14 wineries participated last year. They will seriously impress your taste buds. More info here
February 14, 2020
For the upteenth year in a row, the Rotary Club of South Pasadena served up a delicious Valentine's Day lunch to the our friends at the Senior Center. Around 80 seniors were treated to a wonderful meal and entertainment.
Rotarians were joined by spouses, friends and their kids for this annual Rotary favorite volunteer event.
February 8, 2020
The Rotary Club of South Pasadena hosted a hunger relief project packing 10,000 bags of food that went to undernourished children in The Philippines.
We needed a lot of help and help came! San Marino Rotary Club, local Boy Scouts, children and spouses of South Pasadena Rotarians and our neighbors all pitched in. Thank you to our Priority One Credit Union for hosting our group.