Santa Barbara Rotary Clubs

Our Clubs:

Please note that each club below includes a meeting day/time/location, however, during the pandemic many of these meetings are happening virtually on Zoom until further notice.

Rotary Club of Carpinteria

For more than 45 years, the Rotary Club of Carpinteria has focused on local community service in the Carpinteria Community.  The club’s current focus is on local schools and supporting music education for our middle and high school students as well as community clean up and local scholarships.  Through the decades it has grown, reaching a high of 65 business leaders in 2001, allowing The Rotary Club of Carpinteria to sponsor a second club, The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning.

Recent Fundraising and Community Service projects include;

Annual Talent Showcase

In conjunction with the Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation, this annual event plays to sold out audiences year after year.  Approximately $55,000 has been raised in the show’s first five years to support music and the arts in our school district and to provide scholarships.  The proceeds provide musical instrument purchases and restorations for local music programs at Carpinteria Unified.  It focuses on local musical talent, from folk music to classical and everything in between.

The local Rotary clubs planted 94 trees in the flood damaged Carpinteria Creek.  The creek corridor was literally stripped clean of vegetation by the floods following the Thomas Fire, and the 94 newly planted native trees will re-establish the riparian plant community that was there before the floods.  Coordination between the City of Carpinteria and the Rotary Club of Carpinteria enabled multiple local Rotary clubs to come together and accept a donation of trees from Rotary clubs in the Los Angeles area.

AVOCADO FESTIVAL:  Carpinteria’s annual autumn street party, held the first full weekend in October, gives Rotary a chance to raise money for local charities while supporting the community in general.

AID TO SENIORS:  Through participation in the Brown Bag Program, a program of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, we distribute food to needy senior citizens.

INTERACT CLUB:  A program at Carpinteria High School that helps high school students develop leadership skills and provides services to the community, is supported by Rotary with both funds and member unvolvement. (Photo)

COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION:  Through projects such as the installation of a garden at the corner of Casitas Pass and Hwy 101, and through participation in beach clean-up, graffiti removal, and hazardous waste removal days.

CARPINTERIA TRIATHLON WATERHOLE:   Carpinteria City’s annual community fundraiser, held in September, gives Rotary another chance to assist in raising funds for local charities while supporting the community in general. Funds raised from this event are used to fund scholarships for youth recreation programs.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READERS:   In coordination with the staff of elementary schools, Rotarians spend an hour once a week working with and listening to elementary school children reading various books.

FESTIVAL OF TREES:   In conjunction with the Lion’s Club, our club adopts a tree by decorating and providing gifts under that tree. These trees are then raffled and proceeds go to the Carpinteria schools. (photo)

Club Meetings:
We meet most Thursdays from 11:45 – 1:15 
Lions Community Park
6197 Casitas Pass Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning!  If you’re interested in giving back to our local community or have a desire to help with International (humanitarian) projects, please join us for breakfast one Wednesday and hear how Rotary makes a difference.  We hope to see you soon.

Carpinteria Morning Rotary started in 2002 and meets every Wednesday at the Carpinteria Women’s Club at 7am. Our club is a group of movers and shakers that provides a highly productive scope of community services both locally and internationally. We are one of three clubs in Carpinteria and welcome anyone who would love to come and visit our amazing club and get to know us.

Our Club Supports These Projects

  • Tomol Interpretive Play Area – a “Chumash Village” for play and learning
  • The Carpinteria Calendar – local photos and tide tables – profits go back to community
  • 3rd Grade Dictionary Project – all 3rd graders in the Carpinteria District receives one
  • Boys & Girls Club –  scholarship support
  • Girl’s Inc. of Carpinteria – scholarship support
  • Bands Forever – support for instruments
  • Carpinteria Community Pool – grant support
  • Carpinteria Arts Center – grant support
  • FFA- Future Farmers of America – grant support
  • Franklin Trail SB County Trails Council Bluffs III Land Trust for SB – grant support
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Scholarships – RYLA
  • Carpinteria Women’s Club – regular and deferred maintenance
  • Over 45 Community Speakers Annually – community members sharing their mission
  • Unite to Light Solar Lights  – club donated and promoted distribution of 10K lights
  • Jaws of Life Project – for Mexico
  • Humanitarian projects in developing countries – active in Mexican Safaris
  • Water Purification Projects – for Mexico
  • Rotation Days with programs held off-site in local businesses and organizations
  • Polio Eradication Fund-Raising Campaign, Rotary’s worldwide initiative to eradicate polio, END POLIO NOW  – Every member, every year. Every member $100.

Club meetings:
Wednesdays at 7am
Carpinteria Women’s Club
1059 Vallecitio Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Carpinteria Morning Tomol Park workday
Tomol Children’s Playground
Unite to Light sales at Carpinteria Movies in the Park  

Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset

The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset is made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we’re able to get things done in our local community.

The Sunset Club is the newest club in Carpinteria.  Founded almost three years ago and growing fast, it has become very active in our local community.  Our primary focus as a club is Local Community Service. We have been very active at local fundraisers and in the Carpinteria Schools where we operate a Literacy Program, reading with children in the elementary schools. 

We meet for Dinner and Happy Hour in the Holiday Inn Express at 5606 Carpinteria Avenue on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.  With only two meetings per month, the time involvement is minimal while we provide lots of opportunity to get involved in your community.

Outrigger Canoe Race- Charitable Fundraiser
  Club Beach Group Shot
  Fix up day at the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club

Club Meetings:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6pm 
Holiday Inn Express
5606 Carpinteria Ave.
Carpinteria, CA  93013

Rotary Club of Goleta

Rotary Club of Goleta members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. You’ll find us helping out at beach & street cleanup events, serving lunch to local veterans, sponsoring youth soccer teams, and organizing Goleta’s annual 4th of July fireworks show.  And in between service projects we find time to socialize at restaurants or beach barbeques.

Club Meetings:
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:30PM 
Frog Bar & Grill, Glen Annie Golf Club
404 Glen Annie Road
Goleta, CA  93117

All 9 Clubs Team Up for a Great Local Cause

More than 60 Rotarians from the Group 8 Rotary and Rotaract clubs from Goleta to Carpinteria joined forces to help combat hunger at home and abroad.  Participants donated nonperishable food items to our local Santa Barbara Foodbank and worked together to pack 12,000 meals for distribution to schools in communities of need.  

Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime

The Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime was established over 30 years ago. We are a small but mighty club and are dedicated to helping the youth and families of our community.

Funds are raised primarily through fundraisers. We are most proud of our annual Rotary Goleta Fire-works Festival held every year on July 4th at Girsh Park. We partner with the Rotary Club of Goleta on this project.  This event used to draw around 5,000 spectators to come and share games for kids, food, music and of course a spectacular firework. (photos)

Girl in watermelon eating contest at the Rotary Goleta Fireworks festival

Through our fundraisers, our club gives back to local organizations and to Rotary International as well.

Our top three signature projects are the Goleta Teen of the year program, Los Prietos Boys Camp and Early Childhood Education in Sri Lanka.

The mission of the Goleta Teen of the Year Program is to provide Goleta-area teens, who have given selflessly and abundantly to our community, an opportunity to be recognized, challenged, encouraged and ultimately rewarded for their charitable contributions and service to the community.  Scholarship funds are awarded to the Goleta Teen of the Year and to the Finalists in the Program.  Additionally, the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime will make a donation to the non-profit organization of each Finalist’s choice. (photo)

The finalists in this year’s Goleta Teen of the year

Los Prietos Boys Camp is a program that helps Juveniles from the detention center to be recognized with scholarships to continue with college.  The Rotary Scholarship program for juvenile boys and girls in custody with the Santa Barbara County Probation Department began about 16 years ago.  The Santa Maria Breakfast Club and the Goleta Noontime Club jointly sponsor the Scholarships.  The program has awarded approximately $75,000 assisting more than 150 boys and girls.  (Photo)

Los Prietos Boys Camp

The Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime is sponsoring – as International Partner – a Global Grant for helping preschool teachers in Rural Sri Lanka to get them the needed education that will lead to a diploma in early childhood education. Since this project began, it has helped educate 4,300 teachers with a total budget of $515,000. This will benefit 86,000 children annually. This project has now become the biggest and most important Rotary project in the Sri Lankan history. (photo)

Diploma Ceremony in Jaffna, Sri Lanka (2017) – and preschool visits

Our Club Supports These Organizations:

  • Goleta Teen of the Year
  • Los Prietos Boys Camp
  • Early Childhood Education in Sri Lanka
  • Goleta Library – children books
  • 3rd grade dictionaries
  • Goleta Valley Historical Society
  • Direct Relief
  • Girsh Park
  • Isla Vista School PTA
  • Unite to Light
  • Academy for Success – Dos Pueblos High School
  • Mental Health Wellness Center
  • Santa Barbara Food Bank
  • South Coast Railroad Museum
  • Sponsor students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
  • Local schools and school organizations

Club Meetings
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Frog Bar & Grill
At Glen Annie Golf Club
405 Glen Abbie Road,
Goleta CA 93117

Rotary Club of Montecito

The Rotary Club of Montecito has been serving our community for more than 60 years.   Our projects include everything from pulling weeds to providing scholarships for SBCC students. And we partner with Rotary Clubs around the world to rebuild water systems and raise funds to immunize children against polio.

Our members meet weekly to share lunch and listen to presentations from journalists, politicians, community leaders and business owners. Rotarians are People of Action.  Our members arebusiness and professional leaders with high ethical standards who give back to the community through fellowship and service.


In partnership with the SBCC Foundation, the Rotary Club of Montecito and its supporting foundation is pleased to announce a contribution to provide ten $1,250 scholarships to high performing Santa Barbara City College students. Montecito Rotary Club has long prioritized education as a key area of focus by providing financial support to ensure Santa Barbara’s local youth are able to maximize their potential.

Club Meetings:
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM 
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
1111 East Cabrillo Blvd.
@ Marbella Restaurant
Santa Barbara, CA  93103

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara

The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara has been serving the Santa Barbara community since 1918. Over the past 100 years our Club has supported our local community while also reaching out to those in need around the world. In the past we’ve donated wheelchairs and an ambulance to Mexico, aided in international optometry expeditions, and managed a fine arts exhibition in Santa Barbara. Today our members are heavily involved with the Mayan Families organization in Guatemala as well as supporting local foster teens in our own community. Our members are the leading movers and shakers of the Santa Barbara area who are ready to get their hands dirty and make a difference in the world!

Through the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Foundation, we are able to offer grants to local communities several times a year.  Join the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for lunch at noon each Friday at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

Our Club Supports These Organizations

  • Attitude, Harmony and Achievement (AHA)
  • Adventures in Caring
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara
  • Central Coast Junior Golf
  • Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jessie Hopkins Hinchee Foundation
  • PARC Foundation
  • Primo Boxing Club, Inc
  • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet
  • Santa Barbara Police Activities League
  • Santa Barbara Teen Court
  • Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Society
  • Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Special Olympics
  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
  • United Way of Santa Barbara County
  • Wilderness Youth Project
Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara cleaning and maintaining Bohnett Park
Community Service beach cleanup day with the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Rotarians building stoves in Guatemala with the Mayan Families organization

Club Meetings:
Fridays at 12:00 PM 
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA  93103-3611

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North

The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North has been a meeting place for community and business leaders for over 50 years. Among its members are lawyers, accountants, architects, business owners, doctors, government officials, and members of the clergy. Like the members of Rotary International, Santa Barbara North Rotarians are united to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Our Club supports International Project in Kenya, Puerto Vallarta and in our local community, Adams Elementary School.  We also support several local non-profit organizations through our online applications.

Our Club Supports These Organizations

  • Funding by the Rotary Club of SBN Charitable Foundation, computers for the Puerto Vallarta Police Academy.
  • Magisterio Hostel.   The Hostel is in progress; it will house families of hospital patients that sleep in the streets waiting for their love ones to heal in the Puerto Vallarta General Hospital.
  • Medical therapy equipment to a regional non-profit rehabilitation clinic in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Funded a sidewalk, safe path to an elementary school in Volcanes, an underprivileged community near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • Medical equipment for Yelapa, Quimixto and Las Animas, Mexico (remote areas near Boca de Tomatlan).
  • Kenya Water Well Project

Water Well Project

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North Celebrates


  • In Class Tutoring
  • Contributing Computers for Kids
  • Books for rewards program
  • Rotary Early Act (First in the District)
  • Support a Chalk Art Square for the kids for Memorial Day at the Santa Barbara Mission
  • Assist in purchasing Library Books
  • Trees for the Campus
  • School Site Counsel
  • Trees and Benches for the Rotary Centennial Celebration
  • Approximately $40,000 in Cash Grants
  • Pending RI Matching Grant for $16,000 of Playground Equipment.

Club Meetings:
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM 
Harry’s Plaza Cafe (in Loreto Plaza)
3313 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93105

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise

“Go getters” get up in the morning!  Since 1985, the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise has enjoyed a reputation among local Rotary clubs and the community as a group of “go getters” who enjoy spirited breakfast meetings, sustained community involvement and dedication to the goals of Rotary International. We’re a diverse group of local business leaders and professionals aged from 22 to 80 years who love to have fun and enjoy fellowship while we work together to make a difference in our community and the world!

Community Service is a very important focus of our club.  We host both a Rotary International High School Exchange student and provide dictionaries to third graders in our elementary schools annually.  We have supported the United Boys and Girls Clubs for many years, funding projects and doing hands-on work at their youth camp, Camp Whittier. 

Our club’s history of involvement in international projects is significant.  We’ve sent 8,250 wheelchairs to 15 countries to bring mobility to people paralyzed by the polio virus, built a youth center in a Bangkok, Thailand slum, and funded a new kitchen and delivered recreational equipment, toys and shoes to children living in an orphanage in Salamanca, Mexico, just to name a few.  For more than 20 years, we have participated in an annual SEE International Cataract Surgery Clinic with a Rotary Club in Celaya, Mexico. 

Teaching garden at Parque de Los Ninos Children’s Garden.
Club members plant a tree at the Camp Whittier dining hall.
Club members present dictionaries to local third graders.

Our Club Supports These Organizations:

  • City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department
  • La Cuesta Continuation School
  • Salvation Army
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • Santa Barbara Elementary School District
  • United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

Club Meetings:
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM 
Santa Barbara Club
1105 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101