SJC Rotary: "Best Club"


Rotary District 5320 recently named San Juan Capistrano Rotary as the best club in the District. Our district, comprising 47 Rotary clubs, encompasses all of Orange County and some of Los Angeles county. It extends from Long Beach and Lakewood in the north to San Clemente in the south, and inland to Brea and Fullerton.


District Governor Cisca Stellhorn explained why she chose San Juan Capistrano: "The best club supports Rotary’s areas of focus, The Rotary Foundation, the four-way test and our motto of "Service Above Self." It is a club that overall supports peace in the world. A lot of clubs do that. I wanted a club that goes above and beyond."


Everything that the San Juan Capistrano Club does in the community promotes peace in our world.

  • They work with under served communities locally and globally.

  • They support our environment (recycling clothes, sustainable gardens, etc.

  • They support child health (dental and eye clinic, orphanage, L.A. Marathon running program,etc

  • They support literacy.

  • They support our youth and include them in everything they do through Interact and RYLA.

  • They support local economies (Car shows, Golf Tournaments, Adventure Van Expo, etc.


  • They include the community (Pancake Breakfast, Thanksgiving meals, Santa program, Concerts in the park, community gardens, etc.

  • They support our own Rotary Foundation thru regular giving. They raised $40,000 at one meeting for the Ukraine relief fund

  • They have great fun. They like each other. More and more professionals are joining to do good. Their membership is up a net 10.

They are rocking Rotary’s values big time!

That is why they won the 2021-22 Best Club.