Since 1925
President`s Message

Rotary International and RI President, Gordon McInally’s theme for the 2023-24 year is “Create Hope in the World”. We begin this journey by first helping each other and serving the needs of our community. We are building on the good ideas of others and showing respect for efforts made before us. We have a Learn-to-Swim program for second graders that is now in its 39th year. We have consistently supported our teachers with grants to implement their classroom enrichment ideas. We continue to give grants to those underserved in our community with an “Overcoming Obstacles” program, and a “Cool Kids Camp”. We host exchange students and we celebrate success with Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).
We are making a difference with Mental Health. Our Rotary Club has recently embarked on an innovative High School Wellness Class program, making a difference to students whose presence in the classroom has not always been certain.
We are financing a North Bay Construction Corp, collaborating with the  North Bay Builders Exchange, to offer students in 20 schools an opportunity to learn construction trades, first aid, financial literacy, resume writing, with an eventual internship. Through Rotaract, we are elevating the status of young people, giving them greater opportunity, and empowering our one-day future Rotary leaders. We are encouraging diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging.
Our Rotary legacy will be a “polio free world”. We continue to raise funds, plan giving, and focus our path toward this lofty goal. We get closer every day. We will succeed.
We continue to focus on PEACE. We know that PEACE comes with hard work and pursuit to build bridges in the world. PEACE is the soil where HOPE takes root. Our HOPE lies in the dreams, imagination, and those that change dreams into reality. Join us and see all that we do to “Create Hope in the World”.
Yours in Rotary Service,
JT Martin, President 2023 - 2024
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The Community Church of Sebastopol.
We meet every Friday at 12:00 noon

Memorial Hall building (on the southern section of the grounds)
1000 Gravenstein Hwy. North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Upcoming Speakers
Hanna Sinnott & Monica Arroyo, Sonoma Clean Power
Mar 01, 2024 12:15 PM
Sonoma Clean Power on Heat Pump Electric water heaters by Hanna Sinnott & Monica Arroyo
Dale Dougherty &Laura Hagar Rush, Sebastopol Times
Mar 08, 2024 12:15 PM
An Update on Sebastopol Times by Dale Dougherty & Laura Hagar Rush
Alan Murakami, Tribute to Americans who Sacrificed
Mar 15, 2024 12:15 PM
Peter Masuoka, a Tribute to all Americans who sacrificed for our Liberty by Alan Murakami
Traditional Medicinals
Mar 22, 2024 12:15 PM
Traditional Medicinals
Rotary Global Rewards

Serving in Strange Times
Club Sponsors 2022-2023
Bill Facendini & Cory Maguire
About Our Sponsors 2022-2023
Sponsors – Fiscal Year 2022-2023
All sponsors are supporting ALL Rotary Club of Sebastopol service programs for the entire 2022-2023 fiscal year.  Where a sponsor has requested their donation be earmarked for a specific program, that is so noted.  We are grateful to all of these supporters and look forward to partnering with them.
Platinum - $5,000
City of Sebastopol (
Hornitos Tequila Seltzer (
Russian River Vineyards (
Gold - $2500
Weeks Drilling & Pump Co.
Team  Ghilotti (
Silver - $1,000
Bronze - $500
Corcoran Icon Properties-Bill Facendini & Cory Maguire (
Joe Whelehon, realtor (
Sebastopol Community Church (