Club President
Fred Donati
President 2020 - 2021
Club #682
Fred Donati
President Elect
Virginia Perry Souza
President Elect (2021 - 2022)
Club Information

Santa Maria - Noon

Kindness Is Contagious. Pass It On.

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Rotary Centennial Park
2625 S College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455
United States of America
*Due to California state restrictions we are currently prohibited from meeting at the Santa Maria Inn. Until further notice we are holding our meetings at the Rotary Centennial Park and via Zoom.
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Rotary at work: Dana Adobe; Domestic Violence Solutions; Catholic Charities
Come Join Us
Rotary Club of Santa Maria

If you are looking for an active, fun group of Rotarians that are involved with their community, here we are. Join us at one of our meetings and see for yourself.

Sips & Sombreros
Sips & Sombreros
Sips and Sombreros
Fred Donati Presides Over His First Meeting
Fred Donati's first meeting
Fred Donati Presides Over His First Meeting
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Founded in 1922. We are a membership organization of local business, professional and community leaders. We meet weekly to get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we’re able to get things done in our community, and across the globe. Rotarians are People of Action!
Rotary Opens Opportunities
District Governor, Deb Linden, Official Visit - August 25th
Club Assembly & Board of Directors meeting - September 15th
Community Service Project - TBD (more info coming soon!)
Sips and Sombreros Fundraiser*
*NEW virtual "Living Room" edition
Santa Maria Children’s Discovery Museum
Noontime Rotarians Serving at a Live Auction to Support The Foundation
Noontime Rotarians serving at a Live auction item supporting the Foundation.
2019 Elks Rodeo Parade
2019 Elks Rodeo Parade
Noontime and Breakfast Joint Club Service Project
Noontime and Breakfast Joint Club Service Project
Membership Myths
Thank You Rotary - The End to Polio
Nai-Yun (Nicey) $1,200.00 presentation
President Heather Weare presents a check for $1,200.00 to Rotary Exchange Student Nai-Yun (Nicey) from the Rotary Club of Santa Maria (noon)
July 24th Rotary Social Photo
Santa Maria Inn Wine Cellar  -  Rotary Social
The Pad - Climbing The Wall


Offsite at The Pad
Why is Dani The Only
One Up The Wall?
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Santa Maria had its first meeting as a provisional club on October 10, 1922.  The 19 members chose Jesse H. Chambers to be the first President, and George M. Scott to be the first Secretary.  The first official meeting was held on December 5, 1922 at the Santa Maria Inn, and on December 19th the District Governor, Jack Williams, presented the club with its charter.
1.Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other.
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
District Governor
Deb Linden
District Governor 2020-2021
Rotary International District 5240
Deb Linden
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Club Service
International Serv
Community Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
co director
Weekly Speakers
Weekly Speakers
Awards Chair
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Club Bulletin Editor
Upcoming Events
Past Presidents
Note that the first District Governor from District 5240
was Dr. August Mollath 1936-1937
Jesse H. Chambers 1922-1924
C. Leo Preisker 1924-1925
Arthur D. Church 1925-1926
Louis N. Crawford 1926-1927
L.D. Waller 1927-1928
Frank H. Gates 1928-1929
Roscoe E. McCabe 1929-1930
D.T. Batchelder 1930-1931
Harry C. Dorsey 1931-1932
Dr. T.H. Conser 1932-1933
Walter W. Stokes 1933-1934
Wm. J. “Prof” Wilson 1934-1935
Robert A. Bruce 1935-1936
Dr. August Mollath* 1936-1937
Herschel Scott 1937-1938
George M. Scott 1938-1939
T.A. “Cap” Twitchell 1938-1940
Morris J. Stephan 1940-1941
B. Russell Griffith 1941-1942
Fred O. Sherrill 1942-1943
Clyde E. Dyer 1943-1944
Joe D. Robinson 1944-1945
Curtis Tunnell 1945-1946
Allen T. Fesler 1946-1947
Edward E. Adler 1947-1948
Fred L. May 1948-1949
York Petersen 1949-1950
Raymond R. Hardy 1950-1951
Everett Swords 1951-1952
Frank A. Brown 1952-1953
Robert M. Poole 1953-1954
C.W. Ford 1954-1955
Clifford C. Roemer 1955-1956
Charles G. Dorsey 1956-1957
George C. Smith, Jr. 1957-1958
Winston F. Wickenden 1958-1959
Ezra C. Lyon 1959-1960
Allen West 1960-1961
Galen Hartwich 1961-1962
Frank G. Toller 1962-1963
William H. Holman, Jr. 1963-1964
Billy N. Bellis 1964-1965
Carl W. Engel 1965-1966
Robert S. Magee 1966-1967
Walter D. Gregory 1967-1968
M. Allen Woods 1968-1969
Dennis A.C. Dallaston 1969-1970
John A Gilliland 1970-1971
John L. Spencer 1971-1972
William J. Ward 1972-1973
S. Jon Gudmunds 1973-1974
H. Stanley Brown 1974-1975
Robert N. Winters 1975-1976
Charles R. Hebard 1976-1977
Lane E. Bryant 1977-1978
Paul K. Weber 1978-1979
Maurice F. Twitchell 1979-1980
Michael K. Welch 1980-1981
Donald E. Lahr 1981-1982
Thomas Allen 1982-1983
Clark Miller 1983-1984
Hans J. Kardel 1984-1985
Keith A. Lapp 1985-1986
Gerald L. Bartell 1986-1987
William Tibbs 1987-1988
Leroy Small 1988-1989
Robert Miller, D.C. 1989-1990
Ben E. Russell 1990-1991
Robert E. Acquistapace 1991-1992
Kem Weber 1992-1993
Tony Cossa 1993-1994
Peter Donohue 1994-1995
Robert Schmidt 1994-1995
Tom B. Martinez 1995-1996
Larry Letters 1996-1997
Ron Nanning 1997-1998
Jan Leaverton 1998-1999
Fred Sanders 1999-2000
Jane Norman 2000-2001
John Riedel 2001-2002
John Henning 2002-2003
Greg Muscio 2003-2004
Joe Sheaff 2004-2005
Connie Blackwell 2005-2006
Camille Edie 2006-2007
Scott W. Dunn 2007-2008
Kenneth R. Nelson 2008-2009
Susan Rees 2009-2010
Bob Frias 2010-2011
Laura Mohajer 2011-2012
Frank Culley 2012-2013
Yvonne Biely 2013-2014
Lisa Long 2014-2015
Ken Dally 2015-2016
Jason Diani 2016-2017
Heather Weare 2017-2018
Michelle Shipman 2018-2019
Cynthia Schur 2019-2020