The  Los Angeles Colombo Americano Rotary is very proud of all our projects, especially our flagship Wheelchairs project in Colombia which in the last year delivered about 300 wheelchairs to disadvantaged and handicapped people in Colombia at a cost of abut $32,000. Other projects include Vision to Learn, annual Youth Leadership Grants (RYLA) to local high school seniors, our support for Interact Clubs in our local Leuzinger High School, our Hope Food Baskets and our support for other local projects such as Rise Against Hunger and other Humanitarian projects in Latin-America, just to name a few programs.

Your time, energy, and a passion to improve your world are all you need to get involved with Rotary.

Wheelchairs project in Colombia which in the last year delivered about 300 wheelchairs to disadvantaged and handicapped people in Colombia
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Colombo Americano

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Torrance, CA
United States of America
(310) 779-7361
Every two weeks on a Monday. We have a combination of virtual and in person meetings
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Take away bold ideas about how to improve your club experience, your community, and the world from breakout sessions at the Rotary convention in Singapore.

A labor of love

Supported by a Rotary Programs of Scale award, an initiative in Nigeria seeks to remedy the country’s high instances of maternal death

Rotary projects around the globe April 2024

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Suriname, Macao, Nigeria, and Australia.

Heat is on for urban planners

As temperatures rise, cities transform heat islands with tree cover, “cool pavement,” and other adaptations.

Food of the future

Breadfruit, a starchy fruit long a staple in the tropics, is attracting new interest globally as farmers and scientists search for crops that are hardier while still nutrient dense.

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About Us
Alejandro Copete, Miguel Quimbayo, Augusto Rojas and Ingo Werk met at the Quimbayo residence in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, in December 2006. They discussed US-Colombian issues and Los Angeles Rotary projects in Colombia. Past District Governor Ingo Werk shared his experience of implementing humanitarian projects in Colombia and Rotary’s ideals and objectives with them. While discussing the importance of support for these projects by the Colombian community living in the greater Los Angeles area, the discussion focused on joining or starting a Rotary Club. Alejandro, Augusto and Miguel agreed to meet with Ingo to explore the formation of a predominantly Colombian Rotary Club in District 5280.

Sponsoring Club: the Rotary Club of Wilmington. For the first year PDG Ingo Werk served to the Club as Special Representative of Rotary International.

During the 2008-2009 Rotary year, the Club’s meeting location moved from the LAX Hilton to Cucina Calabrese at 2302 Artesia Blvd in Redondo Beach, from there to Caffe Roberto at 11800 West Jefferson Blvd in Culver City, from there to the Spitfire Grill, 3300 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica, and now meets on Thursday evenings at the Medical Plaza, 13624 Hawthorne Blvd in Hawthorne.

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April 2024
Our flagship wheelchairs project in Colombia (pictures)
by donating today you can help a disabled person improve their quality of life and have their freedom of movement.
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Los dos lemas oficiales de Rotary
Los lemas oficiales de Rotary, Dar de Sí antes de Pensar en Sí y Se Beneficia más Quien Mejor Sirve, se remontan a los primeros días de la organización.
The Rotary Club of Los Angeles Colombo Americano vocational grant 
Nicholas Mazzarino is the recipient of our Rotary clubs vocational grant. Nicholas will be starting his Medical Assistant program today. In 7 months he will be graduating and starting on a path of financial independance and the ability to support his two year old daughter. Nicholas is very greatful to the Rotary club for giving him the opportunity to improve his life and his families life. 
Rotary es una organización de alcance mundial integrada por 1,3 millones de dirigentes empresariales, profesionales y cívicos. Los socios de los clubes rotarios, conocidos como rotarios, brindan servicio humanitario, promueven la práctica de elevadas normas de ética en todas las ocupaciones y contribuyen a promover la buena voluntad y la paz en el mundo.

Somos una organización humanitaria sin fines de lucro, apolítica y aconfesional. Los hombres y mujeres que la conformamos nos reunimos semanalmente para organizarnos y ver los resultados obtenidos en nuestras diversas actividades a favor de la comunidad, forjando lazos de amistad y trabajo en equipo; involucrándonos en las decisiones de acción y ayuda, así como participando en eventos sociales que aumentan el vínculo entre los miembros del club.

El lema de Rotary, "Servicio por encima de uno mismo", refleja su objetivo principal de servicio en la comunidad, en el lugar de trabajo y en todo el mundo.

Nuestras puertas están siempre abiertas a aquellas personas de buena voluntad que deseen integrarse a nuestro trabajo o deseen apoyarnos económicamente en los proyectos y actividades que emprendemos.

Statement from Rotary International

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us.

Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.