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Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay - La Penita

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

The Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay - La Peñita was initiated in late 2008. We received our charter in May of 2009.

The club is made up of local Mexican business people, foreigners who live most of the year in the area some doing business but mostly retired.

The club is very young but it already has a number of projects started.

An old Indian proverb says that if we help a neighbor's boat to cross the river, we see that we also reached the other shore. Thus, helping others, we often help ourselves as well.

We Rotarians serve and then discover the satisfaction of friendship and companionship.

Our goal is to be stronger and more dynamic for future generations.

The public image and increase in membership go hand in hand. Too many intelligent people with a strong background are not aware of what our Rotary Club entails. On many occasions, we have heard from communities where, despite the great work of Rotary Clubs, many people do not even know the existence of such clubs. Following this road is not an acceptable alternative to our organization.

Serving is the first step, but it is only the beginning. We must raise our profile using all means at our disposal. We should use social networks like Twitter or Facebook and we need to ensure that clubs have a presence on the Internet.

However, having a website is not enough, it must be updated, be attractive, reflect the work of the club and above all provide the ability for prospective members to show their interest in the organization once they have had the opportunity met.

Our Rotary Club has a lot to offer.

Inform others about the wonderful thing about our organization and show how they can integrate it into their lives is our duty. The service takes time and today no one has enough. Therefore, we must make sure not to waste the time that we dedicate to our Rotary Club.

When you look within ourselves and our clubs, when we understand all that we can do and take advantage of this energy, we will raise our communities as never before.

Join us every Wednesday at the Piña Colada restaurant in Rincon de Guayabitos from 7:30 until 9:00 am.

Leadership Training � Become a Mentor and Change a Life

A community without leaders will not be successful, in the present nor in the future.  It will always be a victim to those who will lead from outside, private interests directed for the good of the few, at the expense of the security for all.

Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary has partnered with Chacala Cambiando Vidas, La Penita Los Amigos and Kalispell Montana Rotary in the implementation of a Rotary International grant called, Learning for Life.

Eighty high school scholarship students, along with their supportive mentors, participate in an all day leadership event.  Some of the great names in leadership training attend this three phase course.

Some of the focus will be on:  self leadership, team work and the empowerment of learning.

Mentors, both nationals and foreigners, are needed for our leadership training.

It is a fact that the enrichment of the ideas put forward in the leadership training will be a guiding light for all those that participate.

To get involved, please contact Susana at for more information.

Last updated: September 27, 2019 · Charity ID: 121

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Pee Wee Surfing League Returns to the Riviera Nayarit

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The Pee Wee Surfing League is back with six tournaments to be held in three of the Riviera Nayarit’s beaches. They will take place from June 23 through October 14, 2018 and are a springboard for future surfing champions from the region.

Rotarians Raise Funds for Mexican Medical Facility

Riverside-Brookfield Landmark

Area clubs raise $37,500 for clinic, clean-water station in the small town of Las Mesas close to Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco.

2nd Annual Rotary Fashion Green Show Fundraiser

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The fashion show highlights the works of four fashion designers. Their designs will include evening wear, casual dress, beach wear and wedding gowns, among others.

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Rotary International Grant for Sustainability and Bird Conservation

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This grant allowed the implementation of a project focused on bird conservation and sustainable community development that reached over 100 participants (ages 12-47) at the community centers of seven coastal communities of the southern Nayarit coast.

Surfers and Paddlers from Nayarit Sweep the SUP National Team Competition

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The surfers and paddlers either from Riviera Nayarit or living there took nearly all the spots on the national team and will be present at the next world championships to be held in Fiji in 2016.

7th Rotary Club Golf Fundraiser Supports Eye Surgery

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The funds raised during this tournament, which will be played at the Flamingos Golf Club on October 24, are earmarked for eye surgeries for the inhabitants of Banderas Bay.

Fall Newsletter from San Pancho Bird Observatory

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What's Going On at the Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club?

Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club

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News, Updates, Programs and Needs From Los Amigos de Jaltemba

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Rotary Clubs From US & Canada Join Forces to Help Jaltemba Bay Rotary Projects

Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club

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Community Service Dinner Dance Fundraiser for Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club

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The Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay - La Penita invites you to join them on Saturday, February 23, for their Fourth Annual Dinner Dance. Join us for dinner, dancing, auction, awards and more with all proceeds for the 2013 Humanitarian Projects.

Vancouver Rotarians Bring Clean Water & School Clothes to Puerto Vallarta Villages


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Amigos de Jaltemba is Growing and Welcomes Your Input

Amigos de Jaltemba

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News from Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club

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Los Amigos de Jaltemba Scholarship Applications

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Lots of Generosity to Report from Rotary Clubs

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Kinder Inauguration in La Penita

Rotary Club of La Penita

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Second Annual Walk Against Cancer

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Once again this year, the event will raise funds to fight cancer. This year the funds will go to purchase Mammogram equipment to be located in La Penita for the Cancer de Mama Breast Cancer Project.

Rotary Club Makes Pencils Find Needy Hands

Jaltemba Bay Life

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Upcoming Events in Jaltemba Bay

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