"Service Above Self"
2018-19 Rotary International President Barry Rassin
stresses the power of Rotary’s new vision statement,
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action
to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities,
and in ourselves.”
We are always looking for fine new members to inspire others and join our fun club.
If you are a business owner, manager or executive, please visit us
every Thursday morning at 7:30am - 9am at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bonsall
Image result for tom kennedy bonsall
It is my honor to serve as the President of the Rotary Club of Bonsall for the 2018-2019 year!   While I have only been involved in Rotary for a few years, my experiences have been overwhelmingly positive.   Our Bonsall club may be small, but what we lack in numbers we make up for in enthusiasm and dedication.   We are small but mighty!
This year I have a couple of focus areas:
  • Interactions with neighboring clubs – As a smaller club, we sometimes do not have the capacity to take on certain projects.  To help in this regard I have been meeting with the Presidents of both Fallbrook clubs and the Valley Center club so that we can join forces on projects and expand the reach of our resources.   We will hold several joint social meetings this year in order to get to know each other and figure out the best ways to work together.  Our first meeting was in July and we are now planning the next two.   Stay tuned!
  • Increased International Projects – this year we already have two international projects – one for a well at a school in Uganda and the other for home building in Mexico.   Both of these projects were awarded District Grants and involve integration with neighboring clubs.   The project in Mexico is being done in conjunction with the two Fallbrook clubs and the well project is being done in partnership with a club in Yorba Linda.  
  • Revitalizing the Wine Brews and Blues Festival – now nearing the quarter century mark, this festival is our main fundraiser.   Holding it at the California Center for the Arts is fantastic – but expensive.   This year we are looking to explore new options so that we can have the same great event, but with a lower overhead cost so more of the funds raised can benefit local and international needs.
  • Club Growth – all Rotary Presidents are charged with ensuring club growth and we are no different.  We do have a great opportunity with new neighborhoods being constructed in our area to attract new members.   We will be holding a number of outreach events for our new neighbors!
If you are interested in Service Above Self and want to meet some fantastic people who share this interest, come join us at our weekly breakfast meeting!   We hold our meetings at the Pala Mesa Resort at 7:30 AM every Thursday.   You are welcome to come visit us as our guest – we will buy you breakfast!   We have great speakers each week and work hard to provide needed support to a wide variety of local charities in addition to our international work.   I am confident that once you come for a visit you will want to come back!
See you there!
Tom Kennedy
Bonsall High School performers visited our club on Dec 20, 2018, to perform selected numbers from their fall show, Cinderella.
Bonsall Rotary recently gave away four $1000 scholarships to seniors at Bonsall High School.
Congratulations Class of 2018!
Congratulations Jeff Stillman!
Founding member of Bonsall Rotary, Jeff Stillman, receives his 4th Paul Harris recognition.
Students from Sullivan Middle School entertained Bonsall Rotary with a fabulous concert at our May 2018 meeting

Bonsall Rotary Club

Meets every Thursday morning for a breakfast meeting.
Membership is formed on the unique plan of one active and representative person from each line of business and profession in the community.
Objects of Rotary
   1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
   2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
   3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business, and community life.
   4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
Benefits of Rotary
    * Making the acquaintance of people you ought to know.
    * Genuine, wholesome good fellowship.
    * Developing true and helpful friends.
    * Enlightenment as to other people's work, problems and successes.
    * Education in methods that increase efficiency.
    * Stimulation of your desire to be of service to your fellow men, women and society in general.
Obligations of Rotary
    * To attend meetings regularly.
    * To pay dues promptly.
    * To do my part when called upon.
    * To be a big-hearted, broad-minded person - a person of energy and action - a Rotarian.

Four Way Test – the Heart of Rotary

  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it fair to all Concerned?
  3. Will it build good will and better Friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Foundation (TRF)

Site Pages


Home Page News

Christmas Party '18
Here are the signups for the 2018 Christmas Party, to be at:
  • Jeff Johnson's house
  • 5640 Circle View Dr, Bonsall
  • Friday 12/21/2018
  • 5:30 p.m. until....
Please volunteer to help make this the best Christmas Party ever!  Email jeffjohnson@cox.net Available jobs are just below.
January 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Donald Brust
    January 22
  • Jeff Johnson
    January 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Kim Carlson
    January 3
Join Date:
  • Donald Brust
    January 6, 1992
    27 years
  • Jon Frandell
    January 6, 1994
    25 years
  • Kenneth Munson
    January 7, 2005
    14 years
  • Roland Grable
    January 11, 1995
    24 years
  • Mike Perdue
    January 18, 2018
    1 year
Contact Club President
Enter your email address and the message you want to send.
* fields are required