Community Involvement

​​​​​​​Our Mission

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center strives to enhance the spirit and benefits of community life in Rancho Santa Fe through programs, events, and services of enrichment, recreation, and outreach for all ages.
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The Community Center is a nonprofit organization which does not receive federal or state monies. We rely upon memberships, program fees and annual fundraisers to finance our daily operations. The Community Center is committed to building the future of this community through a diversified income stream from memberships, programs, fundraisers, donations, wills, and securities.
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Transportation Program

Transportation is an important element to living well and living fully. There are several transportation options available.

Out & About Transportation Program
Volunteer drivers take Encinitas senior citizens to the grocery store, doctor appointments, pharmacy, Senior Center, and many other locations in Encinitas.

Volunteer Drivers are always needed!

The volunteer requirements for this program are a few hours of free time a week, a current driver’s license, registration, insurance, background check, and a DMV driving record.  The Senior Center pairs a volunteer driver with a passenger that would benefit from the days and times that the volunteer driver is available. There is a waiting list of seniors in need of a volunteer driver, so we welcome anyone interested in “giving back” to the community to apply.

Out & About Driver Application (PDF)
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For Out and About Transportation Program information, contact: (760) 943-2256
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Nutrition Transportation Program​​​​​​​

The Encinitas Senior Center's Nutrition Transportation Program is for Encinitas residents who are interested in attending lunch at the Encinitas Parks and Recreation Cafe. Seniors will be picked up at home before lunch and dropped off after lunch. 

For Nutrition Transportation Program information, contact:

Nutrition Coordinator at 760-943-2257

Nutrition Transportation Program Application (PDF)
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Additional Transportation for Seniors

NCTD Breeze Bus
NCTD Coaster

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
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Post 416 Officers

Commander
Peter-Rolf Ohnstad

1st Vice-Commander
John Schau

2nd Vice-Commander
Robert Partlow

Adjutant
John Poehler

Finance Officer
Tracy Dalton

Chaplain
Tim Cronin

Sergeant at Arms
George Serhan

Junior Past Commander
Steve Lewandowski

Judge Advocate
Howard Darter

Historian
Shad Thielman

E-Board - 2020 - 2022
Steve Scholfield

E-Board - 2020 - 2022
Brittany Schoor

E-Board - 2019 - 2021
Don Tennille

E-Board - 2019 - 2021
Ed Riley

E-Board - 2018 - 2020
Ron Rodruigez

E-Board - 2018 - 2020
Christian Schilling

Rotary International History

World War Two and the Korean War were behind us and Rancho Santa Fe was moving into a period of growth.  One significant result of this growth was the inception of our Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe was founded by this group of Rancho Santa Fe residents in February, 1959.  There were more than 25 charter members but we have no records of anyone other than those listed below.

The Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe was founded by this group of Rancho Santa Fe residents in February, 1959.  There were more than 25 charter members but we have no records of anyone other than those listed below.

NameClassificationPresident
 Claude A. Welles Honorary      1 959
 Fred Ashley Senior Active (Groceries-Retired)
 Ray Badger Senior Active (Agricultural Contractor)
 R.M. Clotfelter Property Development       1963
 James A. Fox (Jim) Fire Protection       1966
 Grant Tucker Refined Oil Products
 Howard Whiffen Senior Active (Cash Reg - Machine Dist)
 Roger S. Wooley General Law Practice       1960
 Neil Randal

 More than 50 years later this Rotary Club has grown and we have spread our wings and grown our membership to over 90 members. We are proud of the many organizations and projects we have supported through the years and look forward to many years of supporting those in need.

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