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Memorial Garden Wall at night Fallen Hero Statue

The Rotary Club of Camp Pendleton was Chartered in 2005.  It was the first Rotary Club on a military installation. The club has a current membership of 17 individuals who like to consider ithemselvesf “small, but mighty.”  Club members hail from both the military and civilian communities.

With its emphasis on assisting military families on Camp Pendleton and surrounding communities, the Rotary Club of Camp Pendleton has sponsored a multitude of projects through its fundraising activities, partnerships with other Rotary Clubs and a strong relationship with the residents of the La Costa Glen Retirement Community.


Past fundraising activities have included their formal ball, “Dancing With Heroes”; a recent golf tournament, “Golfing With Heroes” at the Camp Pendleton Marine Memorial Golf Course; the “Defender Bowl” football game and holiday activities at La Costa Glen.

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Entrance to Memorial Garden Memorial Wall in the Garden
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Memorial Gardent Dedication Dancing with Heroes Dinner
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Marine Furniture Warehouse Unloading Furniture at Marine Warehouse
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Golf Tournament start Golf Tournament Golfers at registration

In addition to supporting many international programs, the club’s major local projects include the Camp Pendleton “Memorial Wall” which honors the fallen of Camp Pendleton during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; the “Memorial Garden” at Camp Horno, which offers a place of solitude and repose for military and their families; the “Warrior Warehouse” which provides at no cost to needy military families, donated furniture, appliances and housewares; a significant contribution to “Nice Guys of San Diego “ to place a handicapped-accessible cottage on San Onofre Beach; a significant contribution to the Veterans Association of North County’s (VANC) building fund; support for the San Diego Symphony’s “Home for the Holidays” and “Salute to the Military” programs, Operation BIGS, military unit events; volunteering at the Marine/Navy Relief Thrift Store, and many more.

In conjunction with Joint Medical, members of their staff offer complimentary massages to the military (on various Fridays) at the Warrior Warehouse during business hours.

Past President Linda Sundram, heads the coordination and collection of donated items on her twice-weekly pickups in San Diego and Orange counties, while several members organize and man the Warrior Warehouse on Fridays from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

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