Club Information

Welcome To Our Award Winning Rotary Club!

Manhattan Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 7:15 AM
Verandas Beach House
401 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
United States
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Stories and News
Judy Hersch, DreamBuilder Coach, gave an excellent talk on how to improve your life.
President Mark Burton thanks her for coming to Manhattan Beach.
100 Polio Vaccinations were donated in Judy's name.
For more information go to
Past District Governor David Moyers presented The History of Rotary.
Dave started at the founding of Rotary to the present day.
Thank You for sharing some little known facts.
President Mark Burton presented 100 Polio Vaccinations given Dave's name.
Hello All,
Larry Johnson has informed us that World Vision has set up an opportunity for Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach to visit the Niger WASH funded projects in Torodi Region of Niger Africa. The trip is 18-21 October, 2017 and is in partnership with Niamey Rotary Club and WV Niger WASH. Registration closes 13 August, 2017. The trip cost is $1,349 per person based on double occupancy and does not include airfare.
Thnx, Bob
President Mark Burton thanks Rob Clapper, Executive Director of Your Grateful Nation for his inspiring talk.
Your Grateful Nation (YGN) is a non-profit organization committed to transitioning Special Operations veterans into their next successful career
To read more go to
Join us and other Rotarians, Community Volunteers and Law Enforcement
 at the 8th Annual Walk for Life July 15
Bring friends, family, kids. Let me know if you are going and if you want to carpool contact Kathleen at
Meet at 8:45 at  Sheriff's Youth Center: 1 1911 S. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90044 
9:OOAM 4K Walk (2.5 Miles) 
Visit the Festival or go back home. We can walk or Uber back to our cars.
10:00AM Community Festival, Health Fair, & Car Show (optional)
Show your support for Peace!
“Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Congratulations to Matt Simpkins for being selected Firefighter of the Year.
Matt is shown here with Chief Bob Espinosa and President Shannon Ryan.
Thanks for the Wonder Years President Shannon.  
We all are proud of what you led us to accomplish.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Mike Doell as the Rotarian of the Month for June. 
Mike has been a consistent low key, in the back ground, and get it done kind of Rotarian.
Mike is shown here coordinating the activities at Celebrate Manhattan Beach.  Congratulations to a job well done.
A great meeting this morning honoring our Outstanding Teachers of Manhattan Beach.  
We also honored our Interact Students at Mira Costa who are Seniors.  Thank you all for service above self.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Jamie Cappetta for his Craft Talk.  Jamie is the President of the USC Caruso Catholic Center.  

The Caruso Catholic Center is a diverse community made up of over 10,000 current USC students as well as alumni, parents, and friends of USC—we call this the Catholic Trojan Family. Throughout the school year, the USC Caruso Catholic Center offers the Catholic Trojan Family a variety of service, spirit, and intellect opportunities to participate in. 

Dr. Glen Komatsu, Regional Medical Officer Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence Health discussing palliative health care that is provided through Little Company of Mary Hospital.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Dr. Komatsu for his presentation.
Chief Police Eve Irvine, Officer Michael Lynch and President Shannon Ryan
The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club honored Officer Michael Lynch as the Police Officer of the Year.
Officer Lynch was recognized by his peers and Police Chief for Outstanding Service to the Community.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Fred Peitzman for his talk on the Western Museum of Flight located at Zamperini Field in Torrance.
Member Mike Doell has been responsible for moving many of the aircraft that are on display there.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Steve DeBaets and Steve Murrillo as the Rotarians of the Month for May.  
Steve and Steve are responsible for our "Rotary Cares" projects that improve the lives of Seniors in Manhattan Beach. 
Congratulations to a job well done.
President Shannon Ryan having an enjoyable moment with our Speaker Tom Sullivan.

Tom Sullivan’s Story

Tom Sullivan, known to many as an actor, singer, entertainer, author and producer, lives and works by “Sullivan’s Rules.”  As a young boy he found himself fenced in his back yard, but he refused to be fenced in by his blindness.  “Sullivan’s Rules” were invented by Tom and his father, Porky Sullivan, so that he could play baseball with the neighborhood boys without the benefit of seeing the ball.  It became the most popular game on the block.  “Sullivan’s Rules” became the rules to play by in the sighted world, and that meant playing almost anything.  To read more about this outstanding man go to

President Shannon Thanks Charlie Gallagher, Executive Director of the LEAP Foundation, for his informative talk.  To learn more go to -
Community Service Director Loli Ramezani thanks George Butts for all of his work on CERT.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Phillip Friedl for his presentation on the up coming expansion to Manhattan Village.
Left to Right - Donn Ennis, Lisa Hemmat, John Van den Akker and Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg
Coungradulations to our members who have reach a new level in their Paul Harris giving.
We had a Craft Talk this morning from Donn Ennis. He's pleased to have been a Rotarian for all most 42 years.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Geoff Bremer as the Rotarian of the Month for April. 
Geoff has been the constant counselor for Shannon Ryan this year. Congratulations to a job well done.
Rotarians, parents, students and teachers admiring the art work of the students.
A very rewarding meeting where we honor students in art, ceramics, journalism and technical theatre work.
Congratulations to all the students on their fantastic work.
District Governor Cozette Vergari
Jul 31, 2017
State of the District
Scott Willoughby
Aug 07, 2017
Manager of Allen Telescope
Jeff Barnes
Aug 14, 2017
The Wisdom of Walt Disney
Patrick Gannon, Director
Aug 21, 2017
Safety and Security at LAX
Rob Stone
Aug 28, 2017
Fox Sports Host
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Social Director
Programs Director- COO
Community Service Director
Vocational Service Director
International Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Services Director
Membership Chair
Co- Treasurer
Peace Chair