Welcome to Pasadena Rotary

The Pasadena Rotary Club of Pasadena has amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world.  Explore our Club here, and feel free to visit us during our weekly meetings!

French Stewart "Stoneface at the Pasadena Playhouse"
Don't miss our April 23rd meeting when actor French Stewart will be our featured speaker. Mr. Stewart will star in the upcoming production of Vanessa Claire Stewart's Stoneface, a new Buster Keaton-inspired play with music, which will begin performances June 3. Join us to hear about the inspiration behind the show, its journey to the Pasadena Playhouse and French's connection to Pasadena.    For the past 30 years, French Stewart has been a proud participant in L.A. theatre: both as a member of Justin Tanner's  legendary Cast Theatre (Zombie Attack, Pot Mom, Party Mix, Teen Girl and Happy Time X mas) as well as a current member of The Sacred Fools. Recent stage credits include: Mathew Modine Saves The Alpacas (Geffen Playhouse), Watson (Sacred Fools Theater Company) and Voice Lessons (with Laurie Metcalf) Off Broadway at Theatre Row. French is best known for his work on the classic T.V. series Third Rock From The Sun. He has also appeared on Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, Just Shoot Me, The Drew Carey Show and News Radio.  Recent credits include Community, Psych, Bones, The Closer, Castle, Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, The Birthday Boys, Comedy Bang Bang, a recurring role on The Middle and Chuck Lorre's new hit comedy Mom. Film credits include: Stargate, Leaving Las Vegas, Surveillance, The Flock and cult favorite Love Stinks


Our Meetings

We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:

The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  

Tel: (626) 793-5157

Rotary Office

Rotary Club of Pasadena
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 101 #379
Pasadena CA 91105

Phone: 626-440-0908
Fax: 626-440-9806

Email: office@pasadenarotary.com

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Contact Ken Stickney at ken@Pasadena-Estates.com or 626-863-7625

Mel Cohen's Notes

Our guest speaker, Randy Shulman, Vice-President for Advancement at the Huntington Library in San Marino, gave an interesting talk about the hidden secrets of one of Pasadena's Crown Jewels. The Huntington Library is a true treasure that we have in our own back yard.

The Scoot Zone, April 16th by Dean A. Billman

Mel Cohen's Notes

Hilary Thomas, the Artistic Director of Lineage Dance Company, presented a program that brought tears to many of our Club members. Seeing one of the wheelchair bound individuals doing a dance interpretation in her wheelchair was very inspiring.


The Scoot Zone, April 8th by Dean A. Billman

"I have to dance your story" said our speaker Hilary Thomas, the Artistic Director of Lineage Dance Company here in Pasadena. A 7th grade science teacher by day at Flintridge Prep in La Canada, Hilary has blended the healing power of touch, storytelling, and a unique medium to tell a person's emotional story. Her passion is to be the artistic director of an art space/dance studio here in Pasadena on the corner of Fair Oaks and Green Street.

Mel Cohen's Notes

Tom Selinske, Pasadena Unified School District Board Member, was Pasadena Rotary's guest speaker this week. The statistic that got my attention was that the "drop out" rate from the Pasadena Unified School District has been reduced from 16% to 13%. Mr. Selinske stated that there is still work to be done.

The Scoot Zone, April 1st by Dean A. Billman

The most amazing memory from Wednesday's meeting was the clear melodic voice of song-leader Mary Lou Katz as she led us in the Beach Boys' "Be True to Your School," and I think we have found a new lead singer for the all-girl band from the 1980's, The Go-Go's! My table marveled at her wonderfully sweet voice and perfect pitch and how the Demotion committee may want to hire her for President Mel's farewell.

Mel Cohen's Notes

This past Wednesday, the Dan Stover Music competition was held at our Club. The winner, Noah Kim, a guitar player who plans on going to Yale University, won the competition. He received a check in the amount of $400. He will go onto the Regional level. The winner at the Regional level will compete at the District 5300's Conference in Palm Springs with the winner getting a check in the amount of $5,000.

The Scoot Zone, March 26th by Dean A. Billman


Two Minuets from J.S.Bach's Suite in G Major, two selections for Spanish guitar, and a raucous original composition on a modern drum set all captivated us on Wednesday at our annual Rotary Dan Stover music competition, emceed by Leah Snell

Let's go see a Dodger game!

All Rotary members and their guests are welcome to purchase tickets to and upcoming Dodger game on April 6th 5pm.  The seats are in a reserve section. Tickets are $35 each.


contact Armida soon the dead line is very close. Armidabaylon@gmail.com

Mel Cohen's Notes

Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, past District 5300 Governor, gave an inspiring talk about how she and two other females became the first three females to join the Duarte Rotary Club. Only after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed women into Rotary, did Rotary International recognize women as Rotarians. There are 1,200,000 Rotarians worldwide, and women, thanks to Sylvia, play a major role in their respective Clubs.