The Coto de Caza/Rancho Santa Margarita del Sol Rotary Club was founded in 1983 by local residents and business owners who were looking to give back to their community. Originally named the Rotary Club of Coto de Caza/Trabuco Canyon, the club was renamed in 2001 to include the new city of Rancho Santa Margarita. To reflect a preference of being a somewhat non-typical Rotary club, and because the full name is just so long, the members have nicknamed it Rotary del Sol.  Rotary del Sol is a service club with men and women members from diverse business, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Having raised more than one million dollars, its members consist of business owners, professionals, management people, engineers, developers and much more, who live and/or work in the canyon areas, which include Coto de Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, Dove Canyon, Wagon Wheel and Ladera Ranch. Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world, with more than 1.2 million members in 187 countries.
The club members meet on the 1st Thursday morning of the month at 7 A.M. and the 3rd Thursday evening of the month at 7 P.M. at Tijeras Creek Golf Club, 29082 Tijeras Creek, Rancho Santa Margarita, for breakfast/dinner and to share fellowship, listen to an exciting speaker and to plan community, international and vocational service projects. Typical community outreach efforts include fundraising to help the needy or sponsor school programs affected by budget cuts as well as “hands-on” projects, such as building homes, bus shelters and parks, helping Marine families left behind, helping abused women and children and much more. The Club welcomes all men and women who want to give back to their community and share fellowship with others. If you have an interest in Rotary, contact Jeffrey Sawyer at 310-365-0708 or jeffreysawyer@gmail.com, or visit www.CotoRsmRotary.org.