Rotary Club of Pleasanton

P.O. Box 352

Pleasanton, CA

Contact: Bob Brown

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton was founded July 17, 1965 and currently has about 100 members.
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton participates in a wide variety of local and internationally focused projects.

The Club has a special interest in community youth and dedicates much of its energy to helping local young people develop into caring, responsible citizens. We also have concern for our seniors and have several projects dedicated to helping improve the lives of those in their later years.

Student Achievement Awards - Each month, students from Pleasanton High Schools are selected for special recognition based on academic and other noteworthy achievements. Winners are invited to attend a Rotary lunch meeting where they are honored for their accomplishment.

Spirit Run (5K and 10K Race) - One of our primary fund raisers held each Father's Day. Funds generated support educational scholarships for high school students from Pleasanton's four high schools (Amador, Foothill, Village and Horizon).

Senior Holiday Dinner - The Club hosts an annual holiday dinner for over 350 seniors. Rotarians set-up the dining room, cook turkeys, prepare and serve the meal, and entertain the guests.

Club foundation - The Club Foundation provides the vehicle for high school scholarship distribution through the Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee. Typical applicants may not have the best academic record, but have experienced adversity, and have demonstrated a desire for continuing their education and the potential to succeed. Forms: 2008 Scholarship Information Sheet (PDF); 2008 Scholarship Application (PDF)

Wheelchair Project - A major international project. Over the past four years, working in partnership with the Wheelchair Foundation (founded by Ken Behring), the Club has provided nearly 3500 wheelchairs to those in need of mobility. Many Club members traveled to receiving locations in Mexico and South America to participate in the distribution process.

Rotary Gives Thanks - Once a year, Rotarians help Pleasanton seniors and shut-ins with cleaning and light home maintenance tasks.

Rotaplast Project - Another major international activity. Club raises funds to support medical teams dedicated to providing free reconstructive facial surgeries to underprivileged children. Several members serve as volunteers.

Interact - A Rotary sponsored club at Amador High School which introduces students to Rotary and involves in community service projects.

Community Projects - Recent past projects include enhancement of the Arroyo del Valle, lights for school tennis courts, fixing up the Pleasanton cemetery, and trees for the sports park. Club chartered and sponsors Boy Scout Troop 911.

SOCIAL EVENTS - Our Club holds a number of social events each year where good times and good fellowship prevail. Events include a Progressive Dinner, Christmas/Holiday Party, Golf Outing, Ski Trip, Bocce Ball Tournament and new ideas are always welcomed.