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Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside

Playa del Carmen´s English Speaking Rotary Club

Helping the Children and Families of the Riviera Maya

The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside meets every Tuesday at La Vagabunda

Please join us for our weekly meeting! Seaside Rotary meets for lunch every Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at La Vagabunda Restaurant on the corner of Calle 38 and Calle Flamingo in Playa del Carmen. We look forward to meeting you!

La Vagabunda Restaurant

News & Updates from Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside

Seaside Rotary and Keeping Kids in School packing school supplies

Getting Ready for Another School Year with KKiS!

Every year, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside partner up with KKiS (Keeping Kids in School) to distribute school supplies to students in local schools. This year was no exception and this week, we convened at the KKiS offices to pack 152 bags with school supplies which we will distribute to … Read more
Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside and Global Dental Relief

Seaside Rotary and Global Dental Relief – Putting Big Smiles on Little Faces

On Thursday June 8, the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside sent 88 children to a bi-annual dental clinic offered by Global Dental Relief. The children came from Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. Seaside Rotary provided the funds needed to hire 5 transport buses to deliver the children safely to and from the … Read more

Seaside Rotarians Bring Kicks4Kids to Cristo Rey and Torres de la Paz

With support from some very generous friends back in the Unites States, Seaside Rotarian Judy Walburn was able to gather enough funds to purchase 400 pairs of brand new sneakers in support of the club´s Kicks4Kids program. Kicks4Kids, an ongoing sneaker drive, became a Seaside Rotary program in 2014. It is one of the clubs … Read more
Local kids in puerto aventuras making puppets for kids in Cristo Rey

Seaside Rotary Encouraging Creativity and FUN!

Recently, members of the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside were enlisted to help sand and paint several dozen pieces of furniture for a school in the Cristo Rey neighborhood. There were picnic tables and benches, chairs and bookshelves, all things a school needs to make a cheerful and productive learning space for its … Read more
Charles Brown winner of the 7th Annual Riviera Maya Chili Cook Off

7th Annual Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off Heats Up Puerto Aventuras

The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside´s 7th annual Riviera Maya Cook-Off was a resounding success! Congratulations go out to our winning chefs, Chef Rufus from The Admiral (third), Sonia Shankle DeLong (second) and Charles Brown our Champion and Top Chef of 2023!! Thank you to our 10 talented Chefs/Chef Teams and each of … Read more

Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside Hosts Scavenger Hunt in Puerto Aventuras!

The rain didn’t dampen any spirits at Seaside Rotary’s Puerto Aventuras Scavenger Hunt! Eight teams battled it out against the clock and each other’s wits to win great prizes donated by local businesses.  Thank you to everyone who made our first Scavenger Hunt fundraiser so much FUN and such a big SUCCESS!! Thank you to … Read more

Seaside Rotary Halloween Pet Parade

Seaside Rotary’s 1st ‘Yappy Hour’ Pet Parade a Huge Hit! 31 October 2022 – The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside held its 1st Annual “Yappy Hour” Dog Parade and Costume Contest on Sunday, October 30 and the results from the judges are in. The event was a rousing success with dozens of people … Read more
Seaside Rotary Support Friends of Puerto Aventuras

Seaside Rotary Helping ‘Friends of Puerto Aventuras’

This week at our regular Tuesday lunch meeting at Boston’s Pizza, guest speaker Fred Devos from Friends of Puerto Aventuras (FOPA) received a grant in the amount of 25,000 pesos from the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside. From almost the beginning of his life in Puerto Aventuras, he became a liaison between the … Read more

Seaside Rotary COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Puerto Aventuras

May 8, 2020 Today, we made a secondary despensa delivery to a group of Puerto Aventuras fishermen and marine workers currently without any income or support. These food baskets are filled with essential items such as rice, beans, cooking, oil, sugar, pasta and other basic shelf-stable items. We are doing everything we can to make … Read more
Seaside Rotary COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Seaside Rotary Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Seaside Rotarians have been hard at work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure that help is being given to those who need it the most! In less than 2 weeks Seaside Rotary, working with donors and community ambassadors, has accomplished so much! Thanks to the ongoing relationships we have developed with community leaders … Read more
2020 Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off

4th Annual Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off Heats Up in Puerto Aventuras

The 2020 edition of Seaside Rotary’s Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off is in the books and it was by far the best year yet! The amount of effort, enthusiasm and talent our 2020 Chefs exhibited was unprecedented!  In the end, Team “Gringo Down” (Sonia and Tim DeLong) came home with the WIN for the 3rd year … Read more

​​El Hongo Feeding Program Holiday Celebration!

A special meal plus a fun piñata party provided a festive day for kids and families that benefit all year from the Seaside Rotary-sponsored feeding program at El Hongo Restaurant and Community Center. For the past few years, the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside has supported the afterschool enrichment program at El Hongo … Read more

Hepatitis Zero Campaign 2019 – Seaside Rotary in Action

This week, the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside and the Rotary Club of Tulum will be teaming up to support the Hepatitis Zero World Eradication Project taking place all across Mexico and the Americas.  The tests will be carried out by state and municipal health officials with the support of Rotary volunteers beginning … Read more

Canadian Doctors Group Visit Children in the Ejido

July 4, 2019 A group of Canadian doctors and their families took time out of their relaxing vacation schedule to visit with a group of families living in the ejido in Playa del Carmen. They distributed new shoes for everyone and performed some physical evaluations for children who were in need of medical attention.  This … Read more
2019 Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off

Seaside Rotary’s 3rd Annual Cook-Off a Huge Success!

On Saturday, February 9th the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside presented the 3rd Annual Riviera Maya Cook-Off hosted by Restaurant Latitude 20 in Puerto Aventuras. This year, 10 local chili chefs and chef teams vied for the title “Best Chili on the Riviera Maya”. The event was sold out with well over 100 … Read more

Rotary Relief Efforts in Chumpón

Over the past 2 weeks, in a collaborative effort, the Rotary Clubs of Tulum, Playa del Carmen Seaside and Playa del Carmen Empresarial joined forces with local volunteers and community advocates to send relief to the victims of the flooding that recently devastated parts of the Mayan zone.
Planting Trees in Torres de la Paz

Planting Trees and Hope with Contando con un Amigo

June 24, 2018 Last week our club had the pleasure of visiting the community school ‘Contando Con Un Amigo’ in the small colonia of Torres de la Paz. This is the school where we have piloted our feeding program initiative where we provide healthy meals to 80-90 students. Last week, we visited the school, helped … Read more

District Governor Julio Perez Tovar Visits Torres de La Paz

Today, our club had the great pleasure of introducing our good friend (“Padrino” of Seaside Rotary) and District Governor Julio Perez Tovar to Martha Honorina Herrera and her wonderful students and teachers at the community school in the colonia of Torres de la Paz.  At this school, we have installed solar panels and equipped a … Read more

What Could Be More Chill Than Chillin’ at the Chili Cook-Off?

The 2nd Annual Seaside Rotary Chili Cook-Off was a roaring success!! 10 contestants with ten amazing chilis, nice breezy weather, a lovely setting and plenty of icy beverages to wash it all down, makes for a memorable event! Congratulations to Sonia Shankle DeLong and Tim DeLong; Team Gringo Down and winners of the People’s Choice … Read more

Seaside Rotary Supports Power of a Nickel Medical Team

December 31, 2017 Dr. Stan Grogg’s ‘Power of a Nickel’ doctors and dentists contribute their time and treasure to serve hope and healthcare to underserved communities around the globe. Last week Seaside Rotary Club of Playa Del Carmen helped support them with transportation and general assistance as well as dental services by Rotary member Scott … Read more

Seaside Rotary Installation Dinner and Ceremony 2017- 2018

June 26, 2017 This weekend, the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside hosted the Installation Dinner and Ceremony for officers and directors for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. Kit Wong (Assistant DG 2016-2017 and Secretary to the DG 2017-2018) was our honored guest.  She not only presided over the installation for our officers and directors … Read more
1st Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off

Seaside Rotary’s 1st Annual Riviera Maya Chili Cook-Off is a HUGE Hit!

March 20, 2017 The 1st annual Seaside Rotary Cook-Off is in the books and we have a winner! Taking home the title “The Best Chili in Playa del Carmen 2017” are Greg Cosway and his wife Tammy. Greg and Tammy are originally from Toronto and have been visiting the Riviera Maya since 1994. They now … Read more

Seaside Rotary & Kicks4Kids Bring a Little Holiday Cheer to Nuevo Noh Bec

With the coordinated efforts of Seaside Rotary’s Playa del Carmen RC and Rotaract, Kicks4Kids brought almost 300 pairs of new sneakers to the children living in the remote village of Nuevo Noh Bec. It was a long and at times emotional day but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the big smiles on all … Read more

Seaside Rotary and Kicks4Kids at the 2015 Cancun Challenge 

The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside is delighted to once again be invited to the Cancun Challenge basketball Tournament hosted by Hard Rock Riviera Maya! Thank you to all the players, parents, coaches and fans who have contributed sneakers to our drive!! We will be here all week collecting sneakers for Kicks4Kids and … Read more

Red Cross Hospital Project

The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside, with a network of Rotary partners in the United States, has an opportunity to arrange for a shipping container load of medical equipment and supplies, with an estimated value in excess of $400,000 US Dollars, to be donated and shipped to the new Red Cross Hospital in … Read more

1st Annual Seaside Rotary Golf Classic A Great Success

On October 26, the Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside hosted its 1st annual Seaside Rotary Golf Classic at the beautiful and challenging Grand Coral Golf Club in Playa del Carmen. Dozens of golfers and volunteers braved inclement weather and hit the links to raise funds to support the Seaside Rotary’s ongoing projects and initiatives … Read more

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