Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club gives away $10,000 annually to graduating high school seniors from local area schools. Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships are awarded by the club’s Scholarship Committee based on everything from academics, community service, leadership, high school improvement, hardship, art, music and career goals. The winning students are invited to a special awards breakfast with the Rotarians to receive their scholarship checks and meet the members.


Interact is a high school based Rotary sponsored service club. The Interact clubs give Rotarians an opportunity to expose high school students to Rotary’s commitment to service whether it be in the local community or a third world country. Playa Venice Sunrise is proud to sponsor 3 Interact clubs, one at Venice High School, one at Animo Venice High School and Co-Op, a community based Interact representing students from different schools. Each club has a Rotarian moderator and the students are invited to participate with Rotarians at events, projects and programs. In turn, the Rotarians are invited to the events and fundraisers created by the students. 

Carousel/McBride Holiday Parties

Carousel School in Westchester and McBride School in Mar Vista are special needs schools for severely handicapped children. There are times when these students can be the forgotten souls during the holiday season. Playa Venice Sunrise Rotarians visit both schools to do a holiday gathering for the kids. Santa is brought in with his bag of goodies and each child gets a picture with Santa and a new toy. It is a heartfelt moment bringing lots of joy in the midst of a few “tears”.