Statement from Rotary International

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.

Rotary Club News
Joanne Price
Co-Founder, Dignity Moves
Housing Solutions for the Unhoused
Board of Directors — 2nd Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
  Main Library
  55 W. 3rd, San Mateo
Program — Last Friday, 7:30 a.m.
  Main Library
COG — 1st Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
  Main Library
Climate Change Committee — 2nd & 4th Thursday, 11:15am–11:45am
  Zoom or Poplar Creek
Hello Fellow Rotarians!

2024 our Rotary Club of San Mateo is celebrating our Centennial Celebration!

Our Club was founded in 1924!! Tons of awesome events are planned for our Club this year.

Who we are, and what do we believe in? We provide service to others in our community, promote integrity, advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship with business, professional, and community leaders. We support our diverse community.

Rotary members make up a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who embrace our world. Our mission is to make our community and world a better place to work and enjoy. We are a non-political and non-religious organization. Rotary was founded in 1905. But, we are not just a bunch of old guys!

We even have Rotary Women Members! Was this a good idea to have women join Rotary in 1989? HECK YES!! Our Women Club Members have: Expanded our awareness, enhanced our abilities, made our Club more conscious of what is important to our community, are awesome networkers, made our Club more focused on health, educational, mental issues, etc.

Also, there is a lot of room for youth in our Club for our Gen X, Millennials, etc. Our young members are our key to increasing our membership and growth, helping us to foster new ideas, and bring excitement and energy to our Club. Our younger members especially enjoy:

  • Discussing our community's needs and developing creative ways to meet them.

  • Connecting with other leaders who are changing the world in a positive way

  • Expanding our leadership and professional skills.

  • Catching up with good friends and meet new ones

Among our 50+ Committee’s Club Members, our “Affinity Groups” are growing. Some of our groups are involved with: Our Book Club, Wine tasting, Climate Change, assisting the welfare of our community’s furry friends, etc. Also, some Fun Things planned this year are Dine Outs, Cocktail Hours at local watering holes, Giants games and lots of other super things to do!

Also, to discover more info about our Rotary Club of San Mateo, dive into our Website, Club Runner, Facebook, Spinnings, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and learn more about our exciting activities, make valuable contacts and add to your business resources.


Your Humble Leader, John Barrett
San Mateo Rotary President 2023-2024

Join us this year for an amazing car show while supporting a great cause!

Registration Is Open!

Club Information
San Mateo

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Poplar Creek Grill at Poplar Creek Golf Course
1700 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
United States of America
(650) 759-4212
Welcoming visitors to all our meetings. Please complete the Contact Us form for a complimentary invitation to attend one of our meetings. Also, virtually available on Zoom.
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