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!

"The Nuts & Bolts of Building a Successful Baseball Team - plus a Personal Journey"
Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. is the Senior Advisor to the President of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He recently served for nine seasons as General Manager, making him the fifth-longest tenured GM in the National League since his appointment on Nov. 16, 2005. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the team's baseball operations, including all scouting, player personnel and player development. As the General Manager, Colletti was responsible for acquiring the game's top talent through all possible avenues, including the draft (Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley), key trades (Andre Ethier), and free agency (Zack Greinke, Juan Uribe). Colletti renewed the club's focus on finding talent throughout the globe with additions both in the club's front office in International scouting and through free agent signings, including Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig and top Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. Under Colletti, the Dodgers further solidified their roots in Asia with the free-agent signings of Takashi Saito (2006) and Hiroki Kuroda (2007) as well as inking Robert Boothe, the club's first Japanese amateur signing. The Dodgers played the first-ever Major League exhibition games in China in March 2008 and traveled to Taiwan for a goodwill series against a group of Chinese Professional Baseball League All-Stars during Spring Training in 2010. Colletti was the 10th general manager in Los Angeles Dodger history and just completed his 33rd year in Major League Baseball. Since Colletti joined the Dodgers, inheriting a team that finished with a 71-91 record, the team posted a 783-674 record, the most wins by a National League general manager in that span. As part of his commitment to the city and the people of Los Angeles, Colletti continues to expand his role in helping others. He is a member of the LA5 Rotary Club and contributes to numerous organizations dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth.    As an advisory board member of Vision To Learn, Colletti works with the organization to provide eye examinations and free glasses to poverty-stricken, urban youth in some of the hardest-to-reach communities. In 2012, he was honored with the Los Angeles City College (LACC) Foundation Partners with Youth Award for his extraordinary commitment to and steadfast support of at-risk youth. During the last four off-seasons he has read poetry and helped raise nearly $90,000 for Get Lit, a city program designed to provide youth with an opportunity to develop in areas of literature, writing, reading and poetry. In addition, he worked with Vicki Santo, widow of Cubs' Hall of Fame legend Ron Santo, to help establish the foundation RonSantoFoundation.com to place service dogs with people suffering from diabetes.


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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