Newport-Irvine Rotary is committed to making a difference in communities throughout the world. 

Africa Projects - Bob Selinger, one of our members has spent half his year in Zambia coordinating Rotary projects. Check out his updates from around the world under "Bob's Africa Blogs"

Club Rotario Ensenada Riviera - our "sister club" in Ensenada, Mexico

For the past twenty years, Newport-Irvine Rotary Club has visited Mexico and carried out community service projects.  These projects have involved our members, UCI Rotaract students, church groups, other Rotary clubs, friends, spouses and our sister-club partners in Mexico.  To date our Rotary Club along with our partners RI matching grants have invested over $ 75,000 in Ensenada Mexico. Click to Visit Club Rotario Ensenada Riviera


Our "hands-on" construction projects have included:

  • School for Handicapped Children: Original Construction, repairs and improvements
  • Improvements for a senior citizens center
  • Flu Immunization Program
  • Volunteer Lifeguard Equipment 
  • School Painting & Furniture Installation project 

Our matching grant projects have included:

  • Handicapped school Construction Project
  • Jaws-of-Life Emergency Equipment for auto accident victims
  • School desks and supplies

Seoul-Sae Hanyang Rotary Club - our Sister Club in Seoul, South Korea
  • US-Korea Teacher exchange program to help improve understanding between our countries.
Rotary International Polio Plus Program: In 1985, Rotary International created "Polio Plus" - a program to immunize all the world's children against Polio. To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1 Billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than two billion children in 122 countries. Over the last 2 years Rotary raised an additional $200 million towards a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The efforts are providing much needed polio vaccine, operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment and educational materials for health workers and parents. In addition, Rotary has played an major role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $6 Billion to the effort. Rotary volunteers work in cooperation with National Health ministries, WHO, UNICEF, and the US Centers for Disease Control. Currently only 4 countries remain to be cleared of the dread disease. With India being cleared of Polio in March 2012, the end of Polio is coming ever nearer...

Rotary/Shelterbox USA  This is an emergency support program for Disaster Victims. Shelter boxes are designed to be "instant Support" equipment for a family who have lost everything, from tent to supplies. The box we co-sponsored with UCI Rotaract last year was recently deployed to Madagascar after the cyclone there. 

Rotary International Scholarship Programs: