About Our Club

 
 

 

 

Please join us in our 34th year of 'Service Above Self' in Mammoth Lakes! 

We are located 300 miles north of Los Angeles in the beautiful town of Mammoth Lakes.  A seasonal picture of the area is shown above of the wonderful cross country skiing trails in the Mammoth Lakes Basin above the town.. The Red Mountain is in the background, where an old gold mining development is located, near Lake Mary and the Coldwater Campgrounds. 

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is a sustainable resort located in the majestic Eastern High Sierra, at the southern tip of District 5190.  It is located on US Highway 395, about 45 miles north of Bishop

Although we are a resort, we also are a community of some 8,000 full time residents that houses 80% of its work force.  We are very proud of our town and the many projects that our club has organized to make it more beautiful.

Our town is 4 square miles right in the middle of the Inyo National Forest.  We are a gateway community to Yosemite National Park.  In the winter we host over 1,500,000 skiers, with twice as many guests in the summer.

We meet at noon on Thursdays at The Rafters Restaurant, located at 202 Old Mammoth Road in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  Please join us—we would love to see you!

We’re situated at the base of magnificent snow-covered peaks that rise more than 14,500 feet above sea level.  At 8,050 feet elevation, we are the highest Rotary Club in California.  We are home to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a World Class Mountain, and one of the nation’s largest and best ski and snowboard playgrounds.

Seventeen Rotary past presidents continue to live in our community. They are still members.  Our founder Bob Tomko visits us often, as does our excellent District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood.

In addition to working with Rotary International to eradicate polio and provide relief to the many victims affected by disasters worldwide, our club provides scholarships to local students, funding to Mammoth Hospital,  Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, AYSO Soccer, Chamber Music Unbound, Jazz Jubilee, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Freedom in Motion for Children’s Therapy, Friends of the Library, Lee Vining High School Sports, Mammoth Football, Mammoth Middle School, Mammoth Schools’ Music Program, Mammoth Drama Club, Mammoth Husky Club, Mammoth Volunteer Firefighters, Mono County Search and Rescue, Hot Creek Fish Hatchery, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and many more worthy groups and organizations. We also provide manpower to complete many projects for public recreation, such as the shelter at Shady Rest Park, the laying of new sod at Mammoth Creek Park, providing a patio are at Mammoth Lakes High School with our Interact Club, and we have worked with 3 other Rotary Clubs to complete the construction of handicapped accessible restroom facilities at Convict Lake. Our manpower has also help build 2 houses in Tecate, Mexico, working with the Corazon organization.

We welcome you to our town. Please stop by and enjoy lunch and fellowship with our club at one of our meetings.