Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club
September 2016
Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
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Encinitas Coastal

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Casa Del Q'ero Restaurant
815 Birmingham Drive
Cardiff, CA  92007
United States
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We are a spirited collection of professional men and women who meet weekly for lunch at Casa Del Q'ero in Encinitas. Many of our members live and/or work in one of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Old Encinitas or New Encinitas. We also have several members from the community of La Costa in South Carlsbad and from Solana Beach and Del Mar.

We encourage and enjoy visits by Rotarians from other clubs, nearby or anywhere in the world. Our meetings are characterized by a spirit of friendship, as we take the time out of our busy schedules to share experiences, discuss ideas and enjoy interesting luncheon speakers, searching for new ways to happily put "Service Above Self". Club members give back to our local and world communities through a variety of projects and events.

Please visit the Rotary International website for more information about the world's largest non-governmental, non-sectarian humanitarian organization.


What a great turnout for our club sponsored Interact Club at La Costa Canyon High School.
Youth are our future. Encouraging our young leaders to understand what a joy it is to "serve above self" is extremely heartening.
Thanks to our tireless Youth Programs Chair - BoB Blum, for keeping the enthusiasm and interest going in these young people
Check out the brief video here:

 At Encinitas Coastal rotary Club, we have members that want to make a difference! 
A strong program changing the lives of Palestinian and Jewish teeangers was hosted in San Diego. Our club efforts in supporting this worthy cause, was led by International Club Chair - Kelly Mellos together with Nick Mellos and Peace Chair Dennis Reese!
 85 lives were changed across Chicago and San Diego this summer and we are happy to report that all Hands have arrived home to Israel/Palestine. As always, we were so impressed with the courage, dedication and honesty that our participants displayed during this process.
We have successfully concluded another summer program and want to thank all of our supporters, participants, host families, staff, and volunteers who make this program run year after year.


The Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club held its annual Golf Ball Drop May 7 to raise funds and support the Navy SEAL Foundation and other local charities.

The event was held at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.

A fun gathering (with drinks, appetizers and dessert) was held at the clubhouse overlooking the hole where a helicopter dropped the purchased golf balls.

The three participants who purchased numbered/color coded golf balls that were closest to the flag (or in the hole) won cash prizes.



The Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club is using crowdfunding to raise funds to provide clean water to working families in the Dominican Republic.  We are working with both local Rotarians there and with Aqua Clara International – a Michigan non-profit that has developed hollow membrane filters which can be attached to  a 5 gallon bucket, and which produce water which is 99.999% pure. A single filter system will provide a family with clean water for ten years – for a total cost of $75!  Check out our website:


 If you’d like more information, contact one of our International Service Co-Chairs. To learn more about some of our other community projects, have a look at the photo albums on the left side of this web page.


Oct 04, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
Jennifer Campbell
Encinitas City Parks
Oct 18, 2016
Paul Gaspar
Encinitas Mayor Candidate
Oct 25, 2016
Venissimo Cheese
Cheese making
Nov 08, 2016
Glenn Pruim
Encinitas Public Works
Nov 22, 2016
Thnksgiving Week