I am honored to be your 80th president of the Rotary Club of Encinitas.  I follow many good presidents, but especially three great women presidents who left an indelible mark on the club.  I will do my best to carry on their mission of making our club one the most remarkable in the district. This club never ceases to amaze me.  We have 80 years of unmatched service to the community.  Every day, you can find an Encinitas Rotarian serving in some walk of life.  We have so many avenues of service, ranging from building houses in Mexico and schools in  Viet Nam to responding to the needs of Encinitas’ senior citizens.  Clearly, one of our strongest avenues of service is engaging the  youth of our community.  We have steadfastly worked with the other district clubs to sponsor RYLA and LEAD award-winning leadership academies, for our high school and middle school youth.  The list goes on and on. As an Encinitas Rotarian for many years, I have personally seen what all of our programs have accomplished and I will strive to continue with these efforts and to advance our common goals.

Rotary is more relevant than ever.  Encinitas Rotary is a microcosm of how communities and societies should work together.  We all wear different hats and have different views, but there is nothing in this community, as an Encinitas Rotarian, we cannot solve together.  We work every day to make this community and world a better place.  This year’s Rotary International theme is “Be the Inspiration”.   I look to each and every one of you to continue in our great tradition and be the inspiration!

Make a Difference - Connect, Get Involved, Give Back!

Deb Cleff

Encinitas Rotary President 2018-2019