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.

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September  12, Los Angeles CA -  Rotary Club of Los Angeles Colombo Americano, based in Redondo Beach, is now serving free hot colombian meals to the community on Saturdays and will continue to distribute them to residents throughout the COVID-19 emergency until further notice. Public Relations Chair German Angel said "We believe in service to others, selfless service to humanity is one of the fundamental principles of the Rotary club. 

This ambitious venture will reimburse local colombian restaurants up to $10 for lunch. The funds will mostly come from local donations. The program is designed to support our community, boost the local colombian restaurants and help generate local sales tax revenue at the same time. Rotary Club will determine which restaurants can participate in the program. Members of Rotary Club of Los Angeles Colombo Americano have also secured hundreds of masks and gloves and installed hygiene stations to keep food operations running smoothly.

The meals are served via pickup or drive-thru this Saturday September 12, 2020 from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Home Depot 1750 E Edinger  Ave Santa Ana, CA 92801. No sign-up is required. They begin the food preparation following nutritional guidelines at 7 a.m. so that we can practice the need for social distancing. The goal is to deliver hot meals to various locations where there is need. 

It’s our duty to provide without expecting anything in return.

Our projects we support
  • Vision to Learn
Rotary members support and help Vision To Learn a mobile eye clinic that provides free eye exams and free glasses to elementary school students in low-income communities. The glasses help kids do better in school which provides them with a foundation for a better life. Vision To Learn's website is
  •  Annual Youth Leadership Grants (RYLA) 
Rotary members organized the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) an intensive leadership experience where participants ages 14-30 develop their skills as a leaders while having fun and making connections. (pictures)
  • Interact Clubs in our local Leuzinger High School
Rotary members support Interactors as guides and mentors young leaders ages 12-18, working alongside them on service projects and encourage them to become responsible global citizens by supporting Interact clubs.
  • Hope Food Baskets 
Rotary members support and help the Girl Scouts of Flournoy Elementary School in Watts to distribute our Hope Baskets which are full of with food and hygiene products for families in need. Watts is a neighborhood that is known for its poverty and high crimes rates. This project is a way to come together as a community and bridge gaps of people from different socio economic, culture, and religious status. (pictures)
  •  Rise Against Hunger
Rotary partners with Rise Against Hunger an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and   life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55. He lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the "Four Way Test," shown below. It was adopted as part of Rotary International in January of 1943.

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This story originally appeared in the July 2020 issue of The Rotarian magazine.

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Colombo Americano

Service Above Self

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Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Redondo Beach, CA
United States of America
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Wheelchairs project in Colombia which in the last year delivered about 300 wheelchairs to disadvantaged and handicapped people in Colombia
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A little bit of salt

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Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

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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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    May 17, 2007
    15 years
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Our flagship wheelchairs project in Colombia (pictures)
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This does not seem like a time for great optimism, but it has to be. Long before Rotary was founded, the world dealt with great crises that tested humankind's ability to progress and endure. In the age of Rotary, the world has faced many more catastrophes; however, we have survived, and every step of the way, Rotary has helped the world heal.

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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.