Gualala Rotary is open to all who want to support local education, local community projects, and global humanitarian efforts.

Why Join

From Steve Chell, Past Gualala Rotary Membership Chair:

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You will want to join Gualala Rotary because you share our values and want to make a difference in our local Redwood Coast communities.

We are a friendly group of women and men who are dedicated to the Rotary motto: “Service Above Self.”

Gualala Rotarians are part of an old and historic worldwide organization of 1.2 million individuals, dedicated to improving our local communities and supporting global humanitarian efforts such as ending polio and providing disaster relief. Wherever you go in the world, you are likely to find a Rotary club. When you walk into any one of the 32,000 clubs, you are welcomed and treated like a friend.


In Gualala Rotary, club members meet periodically to enlarge their circle of acquaintances.

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Nora Messinger, Annan Paterson, Leslie Tittle

Club members have many opportunities to give back to the local community. We have organized Highway Clean-Up of Old Stage Road, are a major participant in Project Santa, and are part of the “Parking Patrol” for the annual “Art in the Redwoords” at Gualala Arts.

Nora Mike Old Stage Road cleanup project 2022

Nora Messinger, spearhead of the Old Stage Road Highway clean-up project, and Mike Combs, Nov 2022


Family members are welcome to get involved in our social and service activities.

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Michael Combs and spouse Alice

National Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational programs. Our Rotary Club supports academics for students in all our local schools at all grade levels. In 2022 Ron Miles spearheaded the resumption of our annual Academic Achievement Awards and luncheon.

Academic Achievement Awards, 2022

Team-building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the skills that club members can exercise.

Former Presidents Mike Cliff Art Ron and Jim
Former Presidents of Gualala Rotary

To encourage high ethical standards and respect, we Rotarians abide by The Rotarian Four-Way Test:

Of the things we think, say, or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

… about the Gualala Rotary Club

We have no attendance requirements. However, we seek active members who attend as often as they are able and are willing to get involved in club activities, including service projects and fund-raising.


Annual dues are $200. Gualala Rotary is part of District 5130 of Rotary International. The District provides matching funding for some of our projects, such as our Radio Lab for Gualala High School.

Contact any of the following Club officers