Founded on April 24, 2012, Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside was conceived as a means of encouraging fellowship and facilitating meaningful and productive service within Playa del Carmen’s English-speaking community. Chartered by Rotary International in September 6, 2012, Rotary Seaside now has 40 members representing North and South America, each dedicated to upholding the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self”.
Seaside Rotary’s core mission is to help improve the daily lives and prospects of the children within its service community, Solidaridad. The club activities are focused on fundraising and volunteer support for well-established, local charitable organizations that have a proven a direct, measurable and positive impact on the children and families within our area of service. The club strives to provide assistance to community-based, non-profit, volunteer, public service, or charitable organizations with programs that benefit children and youth through family support, education, improvement of infrastructure, and access to health benefits within the communities of Solidaridad.
In its short existence, “Seaside” has partnered with and supported KKiS – Keeping Kids in School, Casa Yoliguani, a facility for young unwed mothers and mothers-to-be, Kicks4Kids, an initiative to provide sturdy sneakers for children in need and Christmas Dreams, an organization that provides Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise do without. The club has also worked together with the local Municipal government to spruce up a local park and recreation space, participated in a “Beach Clean-Up” day and donated funds to replace a water heater for the hydro-therapy department in our municipal family services center, DIF. We have participated in several “Adopt a Classroom” projects, provided grant money to local community organizations such as El Hongo, Good Intentions and Fundacion Contando con un Amigo and installed a solar powered water filtration system in a school in Cristo Rey. Perhaps most notably, Seaside Rotary raised the necessary funds to bring $500,000 USD worth of essential medical equipment and supplies to the new Red Cross Hospital in Playa del Carmen, an amazing accomplishment for such a young club!
The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside is Playa del Carmen’s newest Rotary Club and welcomes both men and women. The membership convenes for lunch meetings every Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. at Boston’s Restaurant on Av. 115 and Constituyentes. Meetings are conducted in English. Visiting Rotarians and anyone curious about Seaside Rotary is welcome to join us. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.