Posted by Mike Koehn on Oct 15, 2016
It is with great sadness that I inform you Marshal Lewis’s wife Julie passed away yesterday. She fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer that was impossible to win. Our club sends Marshal and his family all of our sympathy, prayers, and love.
Club Rotario Los Barriles
Our Club & Community
Los Barriles is a small Mexican town on the Baja peninsula and Sea of Cortes 70 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. The population fluctuates with the seasons and is comprised of about two-thirds local Mexicans and one third foreign residents from the USA, Canada and Europe. Our beautiful community is known around the world for its safety and tranquility, big game fishing, boating, kite boarding and wind surfing, temperate climate and the friendliest people you have ever met.
Posted on Oct 17, 2016
Welcome back to Los Barriles for our 2016-2017 season and what promises to be another exciting year in our community! Our local Rotary Club, in conjunction with East Cape recycling, is sponsoring a fun filled fundraising dinner at 6pm on November 5th at El Gecko restaurant. After expenses, all proceeds will be split between the Recycling group and our Rotary club. These Rotary funds will go towards additional improvements at the old Cancha, to provide a safe secure place for our community youth.
Tickets are just $20 usd per person and would love to see you there. Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you are able to attend. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate to the Cancha project, please let me know. Thanks again.
(I have committed to a table and was hoping you could join me at this so very worthwhile event.)
Posted by Steve Reed on Oct 16, 2016
LOW Auction 2017
Come one, come all! Come on down to the Lord of the Wind competition and celebration of the fairest and fittest on sea or air. The 2017 LOW kicks off in January and we expect to draw thousands to our small pueblo Los Barriles again this year.
LOW has grown to be a cornerstone of our Rotary Club’s fund raising in East Cape, and the cornerstone of LOW is the annual art and adventure auction. Every year our friends and members step up and donate memorable items, and this note is our gentle reminder that it is that time of year again.
Posted by Mike Koehn on Sep 30, 2016
With only 26 active members, our Club Rotario de Los Barriles is very small, but also very active. The tasks we take on often dwarf our personnel and resources, but we tackle them anyway, and trust we will prevail if we proceed with good hearts and best intentions. Our last season provides a perfect example.
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Sep 30, 2016 by Leigh-Anne Cameron
Las Fiestas Patrias night of celebration in Los Barriles was a great success. Hundreds of locals turned out to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in our La Cancha.
The evening began with the Grand Opening of our new Banos de la Cancha, supported by Rotario de Los Barriles, Club Deportivo, the Van Wormer Family, Tonia and Chris Scurr, Bill and Gwen Klotz, Ken Phillips, Leonel Tamayo, and countless other donations of dinero and materials from the Los Barriles community, as well as from far away folks in Canada and the US.
Sep 30, 2016 by Ian Gibson
A teacher surrounded by many young students was asked who her favorite child was, and she responded with ‘over time they all are but at any particular time – the ones that need me the most.’
Over 250 children are enrolled in our Los Barriles elementary school, and the number who rely on school lunches for nourishment fluctuates. The school cafeteria had only a small kitchen, limited seating, and a shaded play area in disrepair. It has been a desire for a number of years to remodel the kitchen and eating area with the objective of improving the nourishment available for these children.
Sep 30, 2016 by Ian Gibson
The culinary experiences of the East Cape are better than ever! From the long standing establishments and the new arrivals to the area we have offerings from land and sea infused with a variety of tastes ranging from traditional Mexican to Nuevo Asian.
On Monday, November 28th, we will be presenting the Taste of East Cape, a culinary experience for the benefit of the East Cape community. Come join this awesome experience, an annual event that is not to be missed! The event will commence @ 5:00pm at Laguna Park in Los Barriles.
Sep 30, 2016 by Ian Gibson
The battle on the sea begins on January 18th as the Lord of the Wind kicks off its seventh annual Kiteboard competition. With over $20,000 in prize money plus the prestige of being crowned the Lord or Lady of the Wind at stake, many of the world’s best kiteboarders will be coming to Los Barriles to put on a display that is nothing short of AWESOME! Whether you’re a kiteboard enthusiast or not, the Lord of the Wind event is a great time!
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary (from Rotary International)
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST – The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND – High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD – The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH – The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Four-Way Test
of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Rotarian Code of Conduct
The following code of conduct has been adopted for the use of Rotarians:
As a Rotarian, I will
- Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
- Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
- Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world
- Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians
Images of our 2014 - 2016 Seasons