Who We Are
|The Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club 6:00 – 7:45 PM. If you have any questions, please contact AJ Thielen at: (949) 293-8345. Mailing Address: Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1944 Newport Beach CA 92659 United States.||Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
1601 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa, serving the communities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa – in addition touching lives around the world through Rotary International – since 1939.
The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa is the oldest club in the region, and has a grand tradition of service, fellowship, and commitment to creating a better world for our children.
The old stereotypes of service club membership have fallen away over the past decade. Our club has members in their 20s, and over 80. While Rotary was originally founded as a businessman’s networking and service group, women have been the fastest growing segment of the Rotary population for over 20 years.
Our Thursday evening meetings (cocktails at 5:45, dinner at 6:15) offer a great opportunity to get together with others who share a commitment to Rotary’s tradition of Service Above Self. Where else can a young up-and-coming professional share dinner with a successful retired CEO as equals who are dedicated to shared service?
If you are looking for a diverse group of people from all walks of life who are dedicated to doing something to create a positive change in the world (and not just talking about it), you may want to join us.
Are you looking to make a difference? Rotarians working together lead the fight to eradicate polio from the face of the Earth. In the coming years, Rotary International will lead the way in clean water initiatives to fight infant mortality around the world.
Rotarians are business leaders, professionals, managers, retirees, young entrepreneurs and more. They come from every political and racial background. In Rotary’s second century, there is no “typical” Rotarian. The modern Rotarian is simply committed to working with others to make a difference, and to subscribe to Rotary’s Four Way Test as a way of leading an ethical life, and leading an ethical business.
Interested in membership?
The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets weekly on Thursday evenings.
Membership is by invitation, and a vocational classification system is used so that no one profession is over-represented in individual Rotary clubs. Since the primary goal of Rotary is service to the community and to the world, having a wide diversity of professionals as club members facilitates our ability to accomplish projects.
If you are interested in being part of Rotary International by joining our Club, we would be happy to talk to you. Simply email us and one of the club’s directors will contact you.
Our weekly meetings bring together a wide variety of professionals, businesspeople, and community leaders for regular fellowship and interaction. We also participate in a wide variety of community service projects, with a particular focus on youth and education. As part of Rotary International, we also raise money to help those in need around the world. Rotary has led the way in the eradication of Polio, and is now taking an active role in clean water projects and other initiatives around the world.
As a Rotarian, you will become part of the 1.2 Million people around the world who have committed to the idea that by working together we can make the world a far better place. And wherever you travel around the globe, local Rotarians will greet you with open arms.