Rotary of San Rafael Manor
Rotary of San Rafael Manor is the most significant community project undertaken by the Rotary Club of San Rafael to date. The Manor is a 99-unit low-cost senior citizens housing complex on Fifth Avenue just west of downtown in San Rafael. The Manor was developed and financed through the hard work and creativity of the Club's members. Beginning with an elementary school campus that was declared surplus by the City of San Rafael in 1980, a multi-story residential structure was added and dedicated in 1983. Club members remain actively involved as the officers and directors of the Manor.
In 2004 the club's Centennial Project constructed a garden for the seniors that includes areas for them to plant whatever they choose in 26 planters, an atria for shade and sitting, fruit trees, gardening equipment, and other site amenities. The garden provides residents with a beautiful space for recreation, relaxation and activities.
On the first Friday of every month club members and interact members participate in preparing and serving a spaghetti dinner to the residents.
San Rafael Rotary Manor
Officers & Directors
||Vice Pres/ Secretary
|John Feldmann III
The Rotary Club of San Rafael is continuing an exciting program started in the 2000 club year. The Rotary Teachers' Mini-Grants Program gives teachers in kindergarten through sixth grade the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $500 for a special project they will do in their classroom. Click here to learn more about the program.
The Rotary Club of San Rafael has participated in annual blood drives to give the gift of life since 1972. Drives are held in conjunction with the Blood Centers of the Pacific in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every year, 20% or more of our club members donate blood in Club-wide drives.
Dictionaries for Third Graders
Starting in 2007, the Rotary Club of San Rafael has provided a dictionary to every third grader at Sun Valley and Coleman elementary schools -- about 150 dictionaries are distibuted each year.