From the President's Desk

Posted by Jim Merrill on Aug 07, 2017
The Encinitas Rotary Club has been serving the Encinitas community for 79 years! Our membership efforts over the past few years have been successful in attracting new, younger members, eager to serve the Encinitas community. The Encinitas Rotary Club has been exemplary in fostering great fun and frivolity, a “Let the good times Roll” attitude and is well known in Rotary circles as “The Animal House” of Rotary.
 
Our youth service includes leadership programs such as RYLA and LEAD and includes a vibrant Interact Club for high schoolers at the San Dieguito Academy. The Encinitas Wine and Food festival is a signature event in the community and has raised more than $1.1 million of much needed support to many local charities. The Senior Community in Encinitas is also well served by the Encinitas Rotary club’s Home Team, providing seniors with an extra hand for those unable to do simple household chores.
 
The “Old School’s” great traditions of the Encinitas Rotary Club, is the foundation and core of our club’s bedrock support of the Encinitas Community. I ask you to join me in our challenge, as we move forward in a world of new mobility, high technology and social change, to marry our clubs wonderful traditions and great historical strengths with a “New School” approach to not only meet the service needs going forward, but to insure future strength and community support for the next 79 years!
 
I am proud and honored to be the 79th President of the greatest Rotary Club in the world! I promise that, together, we will serve, we will give, and we will support our community with joy, generosity and integrity, all in the spirit of “Service Above Self.”
 
Yours in Rotary Service, Jim Merrill, President 2017-2018
 
Encinitas Rotary, P.O. Box 230223, Encinitas, CA 92023-0223