A message from our President

Hello and welcome to the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club.

Our club is 53 members strong and we do wonderful projects for our local community as well as projects worldwide that help people in third world countries.


Many people ask “What is Rotary”?  It is just a bunch of like-minded friends and business associates that want to make the world a better place.  We do what we can to give back to our community and in the process have some fun!   In the last year Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club was voted a favorite Non-Profit Community organization in both the Hometown News and Argonaut Newspaper. 

We are very proud this year that we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity in a multiple home build in Culver City, giving away thousands of dollars in grant monies to local area teachers, awarding over $10,000 in high school scholarships, and feeding the homeless at Midnight Mission just to name a few programs.  We are extremely proud of one of our members Rob DeCou, who is running 135 miles from Death Valley to the portal of Mt. Whitley during the summertime, in an effort to support Rotary’s mission to eradicate polio throughout the world. 

As the holiday season rolls around, we will once again adopt 6 needy families in the local area and give them a special Christmas, and we will bring Santa to the neighborhood and the world famous Mark Twain Bell Ringers to our club for a holiday program.

I have only touched on the many wonderful things the club does and we encourage you to come visit and learn for yourself. Social fun is part of our program also with our Summer Socials, monthly Happy Hours, Cultural Dinner in October celebrating the country of Argentina and our really fun Spring event Bingofest!

Come join us for some Fun, Fellowship and Friendship in the name of Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self”.


Gwen Vuchsas