About Our Club
We’re located in beautiful and historic Monterey, CA. We have strong ties with the local business community and perform a variety of services to benefit people throughout the area. Here’s just some of what we’ve been up to:
Books and Scholarships for Local Students
Two college scholarships and hundreds of dictionaries and thesauruses were presented to students at several Seaside schools by the Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific recently.
The Gateway Center
We put on an annual prom night for residents at the Gateway Center, a sheltered living facility in Pacific Grove that serves adults with developmental disabilities. It’s the best party of the year, for both residents and Rotarians
Post Natal Testing Program in Manila
Thanks largely to money contributed by people in the Monterey Peninsula community, $13,000 has been sent to the Rotary Club of Sampaguita Grace Park in the Philippines to fund a medical testing program for newborn infants.
Music Academy in Jinotepe, Nicaragua
With the joint effort of the Rotary Club of Jinotepe, a very kind donor, Monterey Pacific Rotary and the Rotary Foundation we were able to purchase $19,000 worth of instruments and share the universal language of music.
Annual “Cioppino and Vino”
Our annual fundraiser is called “Cioppino and Vino” and features local cioppino made by Phils Fish Market in Moss Landing. We serve approximately 150 people, with a silent and live auction, music dj and lots of conversation and fellowship.
Past Grant Recipients
- Gateway Ball
- Nicaragua Music School and Orphanage
- Phillipines Immunization
- Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer support services
- Monterey Public Library
- Save Our Shores
- Ag Against Hunger
- Dorothy’s Place
- Seaside High School Senior Scholarships
- Nora Walsh Nursing Scholarship
- Legal Services for Seniors
- Food Bank of Monterey County
- YWCA of Monterey
- Gateway Center of Monterey County
- Pacific Repertory Theatre, School of Dramatic Arts