The Rotary Club of Pacifica


Rotary Bowlathon coming October 28th
Grab your family, friends, neighbors or business associates and join in the Rotary Club of Pacificas annual Bowlathon scheduled at the Sea Bowl on Sunday, October 28th, with check-in starting at 5:30pm and bowling starting at 6:00pm.  To sign up as a team or individual bowler click on "Reserve your bowling spot" or to sponsor a lane click on Donate or Sponsor,
Reserve your bowling spot through Brown Paper Bag Tickets.  
Donate or Sponsor to Bowlathon through "Gofundme":   
Bowlathon is Coming ! Sign up / Sponsor Here Victor Spano 2018-09-05 07:00:00Z 0
Linda Jonas Honored
Pacifica Rotarian, Linda Jonas, Past President and current Membership Chair was recently honored with the “Community Hero Award” by State Senator Jerry Hill at his ‘Java with Jerry’ coffee at Mazzetti’s Bakery.  Senator Hill highlighted Linda’s dedicated service to the Pacifica community through her tireless volunteer efforts with the Pacifica Rotary Club, Pacifica Police Department, Pacifica Library Foundation, Pacifica Historical Society, Fog Fest Organizing Group and Beta Sigma Phi noting that Linda has left an indelible mark on the city.
Congratulations and thanks to Linda for her outstanding service to the community and especially to the Rotary Club of Pacifica for all her energy and hard work
Congratulations Linda!
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Posted on Jul 29, 2018
Rotary welcomes new member - - Sven Geffken
President Carl Schwab and sponsor Piper Hanson made it official, inducting Sven Geffken as Pacifica”s newest Rotarian.  As President Carl noted:  “Becoming a Rotarian in the truest sense of the word is something that is accomplished only by the member himself, we, as your fellow club members cannot make you a true Rotarian, you must achieve that distinction yourself.”
Sven readily accepted the challenge indicating his commitment to the Pacifica community and to Rotary, looking forward to participating in Rotary’s many exciting projects.  To make the induction official sponsor Piper presented Sven his Rotary badge.
Sven was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California.  After graduating with his BA degree in Finance from San Francisco State University in 2013 he decided to move back to the coast and found himself in Pacifica.  It is not only the perfect place to enjoy is hobbies including mountain biking, hiking, surfing and running, but it’s also a wonderful place to grow his financial advising practice with Edward Jones.
Sven was raised to participate and give back to the community and he looks forward to getting more involved with Rotary and giving back to the wonderful place he calls home.
Welcome to Pacifica Rotary, Sven!
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Rotary announces new Veteran’s Memorial at Rotary Plaza

As Veteran’s Day approaches the Rotary Club of Pacifica has established a Veteran’s Memorial at Rotary Plaza. Now you can memorialize loved ones who have served in the military, recognize those who are currently serving our country, or honor your own military service with names on a brick at the Veteran’s Memorial at Rotary Plaza.

Rotary Plaza, located at the Pacifica Center for the Arts, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, was developed by the Rotary Club of Pacifica as a gift to the community as part of Rotary’s centennial celebration in 2010. Pacificans have been enjoying it ever since.

Ordering a Vet’s Memorial brick is simple online: you can go to, click Vet’s Memorial, complete the application form and pay using Paypal. You can also print the form, complete it and send it to the Rotary Club of Pacifica with your check for $100 made out to PREF and send it to Rotary, PO Box 1051, Pacifica, CA 94044.

You can inscribe three lines of 20 characters which will be engraved using laser technology so their strength and durability will create a lasting remembrance of your loved ones. In addition, your tax-deductible contribution will ensure that this beautiful plaza continues to be a special part of the community for years to come. Space is limited, so order your bricks soon. Deadline for ordering the bricks is June 15th or until the spaces are filled.

For questions or more information about Vet’s Memorial bricks contact Ginny Jaquith at 650-355-0805.

Rotary exists to promote fellowship and to perform service for the local and international communities.  For more information check out , or join us any Tuesday morning at 7:15am at Sharp Park Restaurant (at the golf course) to learn more about Rotary. 


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VETS WALK 2018!   Walk / Run to support Pathway Home, Serving PTSD Vets
5K Walk/Run co-sponsored by to support Pathway Home, serving Iraq and Afghan era vets in Yountville, CA, and other Pacifica Rotary Projects.  Pacifica Rotary supports a variety of local and international projects, including but not limited to landscaping, repainting of Sanchez Library, Spindrift Theater, free dictionaries for all Pacifica 3rd graders and many others.  
"The Pathway Home, Inc. provides educational, professional and clinical support in a residential setting to post-9/11 Veterans pursuing academic or vocational endeavors who are transitioning back into the world following military deployment."
To Register for Vets Walk 2018, please use the Brown Paper Tickets Link:
To Donate to Vets Walk, you may send a check to the club at:  Pacifica Rotary Club, Box 1051, Pacifica CA 94044
To Use Paypal to send a donation, our paypal address is:
Visit Pacifica Rotary Website:
Like Pacifica Rotary Facebook:
Visit Pathway Home Website:
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Rotary Bowlathon: Download Form Now! 

Come join us for Bowling, Prizes, Pizza and Fun!  In addition 
to Bowling, we have a great Raffle assortment.  Also, thank you 
Muscio Electric KingPin Sponsor!  Recology "Queen Pin" Sponsor.
Visit our "Brown Paper Tickets" website for full details
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Nearly 50 runners and walkers came out for our Third Annual Vets Walk and Run 5K.
We had a great time.   
See for pictures. 
Thank you to our VETS Walk Major and Segment Sponsors.  
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Third Annual VETS Walk: Register, Segment Sponsor, Donate 2017-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary hears from Ty Cobb
To celebrate the opening of this year’s baseball season the Rotary Club of Pacifica will hear from ‘Ty Cobb, the Georgia Peach” at its evening meeting on Tuesday, April 4th beginning at 6:30pm at the Pacifica Coastside Museum, 1850 Francisco Blvd.  The public is invited to attend.
Rotary hears from Ty Cobb Ginny Jaquith 2017-03-27 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Bowlers!!! Wendy Santiago 2016-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Wagon Mixer November 1st at Devil's Slide Taproom 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
President Wendy Welcomes You to Website 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all sponsors, segment sponsors and partipants.   We raised over $6,000 to donate to "A Pathway Home" for PTSD Vets in Transition, as well as other Pacifica Rotary Projects.   Looking forward to next year's event!  
Visit our facebook page: to see our photos.
Second Annual VETS Walk a Great Success 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z 0

Terra Nova Soccer Teams join Rotary for Beautification Project

Members of the Terra Nova Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer teams joined members of the Rotary Club of Pacifica to begin the beautification of Oceana Blvd. from Manor Drive to the Highway 1 entrance at Monterey Road. Soccer players, wearing their team jerseys, took picks and shovels in hand to dig holes 
along the street frontage that will be filled with new trees to be planted by the Rotary. Players were accompanied by their hard working coaches, Carlos Bovar, Varsity coach and Manny Peix, Jr. Varsity coach for the team’s community service project.


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September 1 Evening Meeting : Kairos Prison Ministry 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Following is a link to the District newsletter...Check it out!
District 5150 Newsletter 2015-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Pacifica will welcome State Assemblyman Kevin Mullin at it's next evening meeting, August 4, at 6:30 PM at the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant.

Rotary, a morning breakfast club, now meets the first Tuesday evening of the month to provide an opportunity for those who cannot make the early morning weekly meetings to benefit from the fellowship and community service experiences that Pacifica Rotarians enjoy.

Assemblyman Mullin will present a “Legislative Update”. In Sacramento, his priorities have focused on a balanced budget with a healthy rainy day fund, election reform, clean energy and strengthening our innovation economy. Mr Mullin serves as Speaker pro Tempore, and on the following committees: Budget, Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration, Business and Professions, Revenue and Taxation, Elections and Redistricting and Housing and Community Development. In addition to being an opportunity to meet the Assemblyman, time is always set aside for questions from the audience.

Interested individuals are invited to attend the meeting, meet the Assemblyman and learn more about the work of the Rotary Club of Pacifica. Dinner is $20 and coffee is $5. RSVP by calling President Victor Spano at 415-481-2935. Rotary International promotes fellowship and performs service for the local and international communities. We also welcome guests to visit Rotary any other Tuesday morning for our breakfast meeting from 7:15am to 8:30am at Sharp Park Restaurant. Delicious breakfasts are available for $15 and coffee for $5 at our meetings. Visit or or call 415-481-2935 for further information.

Kevin Mullin Biography:


SMC Harbor District President to Speak July 7 @ 6:30pm 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2015
Recently Club President Linda Jonas and Vets Walk Chair Patrick Hall journed to Yountville to present a modest check to the Pathway House.
The first VETS WALK was a smashing success and we hope to take what we learned and do it again next year!  
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City Manager presents ‘City Update’ to Rotary

City Manager Lori Tinfow will present a ‘City Update’ address to the Rotary Club of Pacifica at its Tuesday evening meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd starting at 6:30pm at Sharp Park Restaurant at the Sharp Park Golf Course. Rotary, a breakfast meeting club, now meets the first Tuesday evening of the month to provide an opportunity for those who cannot make the early morning weekly meetings to benefit from the fellowship and community service experiences that Pacifica Rotarians enjoy.

Manager Tinfow will discuss Council’s process to develop the 2015-16 Work Plan and highlight some of the projects and initiatives included in the plan. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the community and its future direction. Time is always set aside for questions from the audience.

Interested individuals are invited to attend the meeting, meet the City Manager and learn more about the work of the Rotary Club of Pacifica. Dinner is $20 or you can enjoy coffee only for $5. RSVP by calling President Linda Jonas at 650-438-4848.

Rotary International is a leadership organization that promotes fellowship and focuses on service to the local and international communities. We also welcome guests to visit Rotary any other Tuesday morning for our breakfast meeting from 7:15am to 8:30am at Sharp Park Restaurant. Delicious breakfasts are available for $15 and coffee only for $5 at our meetings. Visit or Rotary or call 650-438-4848 for further information.


City Manager Lorie Tinfow to visit June 2 - Press Release 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club sponsors 5K Walk/Run for Vets

By Ginny Jaquith

Show your support our Vets over Memorial Day weekend by joining in the Rotary Club of Pacifica’s Walk/Run for Vets on Sunday, May 24th from 9:00 to 11:00am. Walkers, runners, families and friends are encouraged to come out to support our vets at this inaugural event that starts at Rotary Plaza, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, and travels a 5K route through Linda Mar and returns to the plaza.


PRESS RELEASE : PACIFICA ROTARY 5K WALK / RUN MAY 24, 2015 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Memorial Day Flag-Planting Steven Wright 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
E-Waste. Life after the trash can Bob Jacobsen 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
VETS WALK May 24, 2015 here in Pacifica! Sign Up / Sponsor Victor Spano 0
Posted by Victor Spano

A large number of Rotarians are participating in the upcoming Pacifica "Relay for Life".  We invite you to join us and check out the 

site :  for potential participation and sponsorship.



Pacifica Rotarians are supporting "Relay for Life" Victor Spano 0
Pacifica Mayor Karen Ervin to Visit Rotary Evening Meeting for "State of the City" Victor Spano 0
Posted by Victor Spano

Students:  Learn about the Rotary Club, largest service organization in the world, and Pacifica's club in particular.  For Internship Description, please write Victor Spano at or call at 650-219-8038

Rotary Club of Pacifica is Seeking a "Social Media Intern" Victor Spano 0
Posted by Victor Spano
From: Linda Jonas, President, Pacifica Rotary Club: 
As a result of the survey conducted a few months ago, the Rotary Club of Pacifica will have one evening meeting per month from February through June, 2015, as a trial to see how the membership responds.
Said meetings will be held at Sharp Park Restaurant from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on each FIRST Tuesday of the month, thus, the schedule:
February 3, 2015 - The speaker will be Anita Rees from the Pacifica Resource Center 
March 3, 2015
April 7, 2015
May 5, 2015
June 2, 2015
These meeting dates are now open for booking speakers, so please let Kevin and me know if you have a suggestion or request for a speaker.
We will keep the price at $20 and will work with the restaurant to seek a variety of menu selections from month to month.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  I was given the message after the Lions Club board meeting last night that they are scheduling our joint meeting with them for Monday, March 9, 2015, so please save that date in lieu of our morning meeting on March 10. More details will be forthcoming soon.
Yours in Rotary,
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Posted by Victor Spano

Political Satirist Will Durst to Speak at Pacifica Rotary Club on 
February 17th.

Posted by Victor Spano

Pacifica Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:15am. Guests are welcome. Breakfast is available for $15.00. As room is limited, please RSVP if you think you might want to attend. Will Durst will be appearing at the Mildred Owen Theater as well, doing a full length performance on February 22nd.

Will Durst Bio:

Will Durst - Political Satirist coming to Pacifia Rotary Feb 17th Victor Spano 0
Sign Up or Sponsor for 2014 Bowlathon Right Now and Right Here! Victor Spano 0
Pacifica Rotary Seeks Pacifica Business People Victor Spano 0
RotaCare Bay Area - Seton Medical Center Steven Wright 0
Interact Meeting dates and times Steven Wright 0
Posted by Steven Wright
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - how can our Club help?
RYLA Steven Wright 0
Name That Fog Contest Steven Wright 0
Blood Bank Donors Notice Steven Wright 0
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Posted by Steven Wright

What if you had the chance to bring clean water to a village in Guatemala?  What if you - through your efforts, your donations, your care - what if YOU could save a child's life?

The Rotary Club of Pacifica is in the process of making that happen.  We are moving rapidly forward as the lead US Club on a project in Carmelita, Guatemala - the gateway to some of the oldest Mayan ruins known to exist - and this community desperately needs clean, sustainable and safe water.  We now have a local Host Club, the Rotary Club of Tikal Peten in Guatemala.  Patrick and Marilyn Hall in our Club have met him and other club members in Flores, Guatemala.  They are very much with us in making this project work.  We have started the Global Grant process with Rotary International (GG 1420394) and the paperwork part of the proposal is moving forward to completion and submission.

You can learn more by checking out their proposal here!

Our Club has pledged $5,000, we have a pledge with funds in hand from a very supportive friend of Pacifica Rotary and a grant application submitted to another local organization with high hopes for their financial support as well. We also have pledges from the Rotary Clubs of Burlingame, S. San Francisco, San Francisco Evening, Daly City, Millbrae, Menlo Park, Woodside-Portola Valley, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City and SF Greater Mission!

Want to help?  Call us - we will make you a part of this project in any way we possibly can.  If that is accepting your donations, that we intend to match with other donor funds and with matching grants - well, that is wonderful!  If you want to visit the project?  That can be arranged.  If you want to communicate with the experts?  Start with us and we'll get you connected.

You - Today - Can Help Save a Child.

Carmelita Water Project Steven Wright 0
Pacifica Rotary Hosts the Finnish GSE Team Bob Jacobsen 0
GSE Team in Finland Bob Jacobsen 0
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Food Drive for Pacifica Resource Center Bob Jacobsen 0