Welcome to the San Juan Capistrano Rotary

If you truly want to give back to the community, and to the world at large, you join Rotary. It has an arm that reaches across all barriers. To be part of that is very powerful. Every Rotary club in the world, no matter how big or small, has one thing in common: Friendship. And it’s from this base of friendship that we serve our community. Rotary is a global organization of people who apply their leadership, expertise, and diverse perspectives to solving social issues.

Our motto, Service above Self, embodies our humanitarian spirit. The Rotary Foundation provides grants that support projects that provide clean water, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people in need all around the world. Our top priority is eradicating polio. Thanks to Rotary and our international partners, the number of polio cases had dropped 99 percent worldwide since 1988. But as long as polio threatens even one child, children everywhere are at risk. Rotary’s partners include UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We direct our service in the six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. The San Juan Capistrano Rotary strives to reflect the diversity of our community in its mix of professions, genders, ages and ethnicities. This ensures that a wide variety of expertise is available for our community projects.

The Four-Way Test, created by a Rotarian, underscores our commitment to integrity - of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Who we Are & What We Do

Rotary/Corazon Housebuild Project in Tecate, Mexico ● The Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley ● Annual fundraising Golf Tournament at San Juan Hills Golf Course ● Thanksgiving Baskets ● Annual Rummage Sale Fundraiser ● International Wheelchair Project ● High School Scholarships ● CARE – Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort ● SJC Little League ● High School Speech & Song Contests ● Rotary Ridge Events Trail Run and Mountain Biking ● Fundraising Event Annual Rotary-CARE Car Show Fundraising Event ● RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Activities ● Polio Plus (Rotary International’s program to eradicate of polio worldwide) ● Tijuana Eye Clinic ● Reading by Nine Program ● SJC Youth Commission ● San Juan Creek Cleanup Project ● San Juan Health Fair/Dental Clinic ● Santa’s Visit (bringing gifts to needy children at Christmas time) ● Shoes For The Soul (bringing shoes to needy children).

If you have questions about our Club or would like to consider joining us, we would enjoy hearing from you.

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