Carmel by the Sea Rotary Club

Creating Lasting Change
Through Action

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Welcome to Rotary Club of Carmel by the Sea

Our weekly meetings bring together people who have a wide variety of backgrounds - but share a common passion – service to others. Our members actively engage in projects which benefit humanity and the environment, both near and far.

We always welcome like-minded, high integrity people who want to make great new friends, find out what is going on in the local community, and activate the power of Rotary’s global organization to make our community, and the world - a better place. If that is you, please apply to be considered for membership.

In Rotary, any individual can have a real impact if they choose to.

“We only have what we give” -Isabel Allende

Wednesday 9/7 meeting - 12:00 PM

Meet at Mission Inn

Menu: Roasted Salmon

Speaker: Siobhan Greene
Topic: Heal Together: Responding to Grief

Big shout out to members Larry Chazen, Young Seon Myong, Brandon Wiggins, Frank Williams, Steve Frauenholtz, John Krisher, and Geoff Arnold who volunteered a total of 69 hours during Car Week!

Congratulations to the first Classic Car Paint & Body repair graduating class at Rancho Cielo! Monterey County has a shortage of technicians skilled in restoring Classic & Antique Cars, so Carmel by the Sea’s Global Grant project is both addressing this need AND transforming the lives of kids at risk

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Apply for a Grant

If you are a non-profit 501c3 seeking funding, please consider applying to our Grants committee.

Carmel by the Sea Rotary club has one of the largest endowments of any Rotary club in the entire US, and we actively support worthy causes.

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We provide scholarships

If you are a local Carmel High student looking for college assistance, learn more about our scholarship program

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A Few of Many Service Projects We Support

Rotary Projects
Compost Toilets in rural Mexico

Our club partnered with Rotary of San Miguel de Allende to build dry compost toilets for 22 families in rural Mexico, where neither fresh running water nor fertilizer is available, and communities suffer from the ills of open defecation. While we all take toilets for granted, these compost toilets are life changers for this rural community.

Read More → Helping our Kids: Carmel Youth Center

The CYC provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community, so all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunities to realize their full potential. Our Club has generously supported the most recent building re-model and expansion of the Carmel Youth Center.

Read More → Serving our Youth: Rancho Cielo Youth Campus

Rancho Cielo Youth Campus in Salinas CA, has a 20 year track record of successfully turning around troubled youth, and Carmel by the Sea Rotary Club has been a big supporter since their inception. Today, under a Rotary International Global Grant, our club is developing a new Classic & Antique car repair vocational training program at Rancho Cielo. Monterey County is an epicenter for Classic & Antique cars, yet the restoration skill set is “aging out” and NO vocational training exists on how to repair these cars - until now!

Read More → Conserving theElkhorn Slough Read More → Gathering for Women Read More → Water for Las Granadillas, El Salvador

We partnered with the Salinas Steinbeck Rotary club to help build a well, pump, distribution and storage system for a community of over 800 families in El Salvador, who previously has to walk for miles each day, to hand deliver water to 75% of their homes. This project has been transforming the lives of over 5000 people in Las Granadillas.

Read More → Court Appointed Advocates for Children Read More → Conserving Monterey County Wilderness Read More → Protecting the Environment: Big Sur Land Trust

Since 1978, Big Sur Land Trust has conserved over 40,000 acres throughout Monterey County. Our club has been a consistent generous benefactor of the work of the Big Sur Land Trust, so these open spaces can be enjoyed by generations of people throughout Monterey County.

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