Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club
August 2016
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
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Encinitas Coastal

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Casa Del Quero Restaurant
815 Birmingham Drive
Cardiff, CA  92007
United States
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 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.



We are a spirited collection of professional men and women who meet weekly for lunch at Firefly Grill 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.



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.


Aug 30, 2016
Catherine Blakespear
City of Encinitas update
Sep 13, 2016
DG Marylin Sanderson
District 5340 Update
Sep 20, 2016
Adam & Marty Rosenberg
Rotary Programs
Sep 27, 2016
YMCA Updates
Oct 11, 2016
Jennifer Campbell
Encinitas City Parks