History of our Club

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.

 Name Classification President
 Claude A. Welles Honorary 1959
 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.