Jul 27, 2016
Georgia Griffiths
President/CEO, G2 Software Systems
Aug 03, 2016
Marilyn Sanderson
District 5340 Governor 2016-2017
Aug 10, 2016
Marjorie Morrison
CEO/Founder, PsychAmor Institute
Aug 17, 2016
Eric Lovett
Founder, Urban Street Angels
Aug 24, 2016
Sarah Rudder
9/11 Survivor & Invictus Gold Medalist
Sep 07, 2016
Mary Jean Anderson
President, Anderson Plumbing
Sep 21, 2016
Nancy Sanford Hughes
Founder, Stove Team International
Upcoming Events


The Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown Breakfast is one of the most active and vibrant community service groups in San Diego. Through volunteer opportunities and the work of our Foundation, the Club aims to truly make a difference in our community and throughout the world.
The San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club proudly calls itself "The Fun Club With a View."  We meet every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego, a spot that offers a panoramic view of our beautiful city. Prospective new members, visiting Rotarians, guests and out-of-town visitors are welcome.  Club meetings feature outstanding speakers on a variety of topics, including San Diego news-makers.  

Rotarians support a wide array of health and social causes in metropolitan San Diego, the United States, and around the globe. In partnership with many downtown organizations, the Club provides numerous hands-on volunteer opportunities for members to make a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work.

We invite you to learn more about the Club and our calendar of events. You can also follow the Club through various social networks online. Interested in becoming a member? Check out our Get Involved section to learn more.
Home Page Stories

Project Runway Season 14 Winner and local San Diegan, Ashley Nell Tipton, was our speaker at the SD Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club meeting this week. What an inspiring young woman. A life-long seamstress and creative designer, she saw a huge gap in the "Plus Size" women's fashion industry. J.C. Penny has signed her up to create a whole line for Plus Size women. Ashley is a wonderful ambassador for all women, encouraging them to love their bodies, no matter the size or shape. What a spark and a light. Thank you, Ashley, for speaking to us.




Last weekend, 24 international student-musicians from 11 countries arrived in San Diego as part of the International Youth Symphony to participate in MusiCamp, a three-week program that began 12 years ago through a partnership between the San Diego Youth Symphony and Rotary District 5340.  This year's event is the largest international participation in MusiCamp's history.  The exceptionally talented musicians from around the world join 18 San Diego Youth Symphony students to create a unique orchestra led by San Diego Youth Symphony Music Director Jeff Edmons for two weeks of rehearsals and a variety of recitals and concerts in the community.  Most of the international musicians are staying in the homes of our club members.  In addition to rehearsals and performances, the visiting musicians will enjoy many fun activities in our beautiful city, including beach parties, a visit to SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, a harbor cruise and Midway Museum tour, surfing lessons, a shopping trip, pizza party and a beach bonfire.  Many thanks to Gary McElroy, who once again has done an outstanding job as organizer and Host Family Coordinator.     

The 2016 International Youth Symphony performances will include an outdoor concert as part of the Twilight in the Park series in Spreckels Organ Pavilion on July 26, a Classical Concert at the Center Theater at California Center for the Arts in Escondido on July 30, and an opening performance of La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest in Ellen Scripps Park, La Jolla on August 3.  The Classical Concert in Escondido will be dedicated to the late Bill Sturgeon, a past District Governor of Rotary District 5340 and the founder of MusiCamp and the International Youth Symphony.  Friends of MusiCamp is presenting a package that includes a ticket to the Escondido concert and also a concert at a private home.  For more information about tickets or joining in other activities with our international visitors, contact Gary McElroy at gcmcelroy@gmail.com.




On Saturday, March 19, the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club, known as “The Fun Club With a View,” held a special event with a very different view: a poker party on the San Diego Harley-Davidson showroom floor.  For a donation of $75, Rotarians and guests were able to enjoy a night of Texas Hold ‘Em, good food, drinks and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes.  Poker expert Richard Lederer was there to instruct novice players.  100% of the evening’s proceeds went to Unite to Light, a non-profit that sends solar-powered lights to third-world countries. The Harley-Davidson Dealership is located at 4645 Morena Boulevard (next to Costco). Thank you to everyone who was able to saddle up and join us for this fun evening.

On February 24, 2016, Steve Brown and Fary Moini, both from the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, were named the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club’s 2016 Peacemakers of the Year.  
“As Jonas Salk said, ‘Hope lies in dreams, imagination and the courage of those who dare to make dreams a reality,’” remarked Sandra Schrift, the club’s Pathways to Peace Chair.  “Steve and Fary demonstrate, at the very highest level, our Rotary value of Service Above Self.”  
With the launch of our  ClubRunner-powered website, we're very excited to introduce you to the new ClubRunner Mobile App, available for download today! The ClubRunner Mobile App is available for download for iOS (including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) as well as Android devices (2.3.3 or higher).