Overview of International Service 

The Fourth Object of Rotary is “the advancement of International understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service”.

The International Service Committee coordinates the activities of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise in communities outside of our District.  The committee’s goals for Rotary Year 2018-19 are to:

  • Become a District 5240 Peacebuilder Club
  • Complete the District 5240 International Service Requirements for a Gold Club and the Humanitarian Service Requirements of the Rotary International Citation
  • Engage club members in international service activities including projects, grants and opportunities for travel to project sites

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Greg Taylor’s office located at 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 200, Westlake Village, CA.  All are welcome!


The members of the committee include

Nick Frankle, Chair
Catherine Betancur
Marissa Hesler
Tom Lippiatt
Raymond McCarthy
Colleen McGlashen
Jon Morse
Greg Patterson
Michael Zapf

Global Grant Information

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s six areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.


Westlake Village Sunrise Global Grants & Initiatives


The project provides training, medical equipment, and supplies needed to enable doctors in Honduras to diagnose and treat children who have deformities due to untreated clubfoot that prevent them from participating in educational, family and normal childhood activities. Surgeons from the cooperating organization Operation Footprint Baja Project will travel to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to perform surgical procedures that will correct or mitigate the impact of clubfoot on the lives of children in Honduras. The surgeons will train local doctors in use of the equipment and in surgical procedures that can correct the deformities. They will also conduct in-service demonstrations that will enable local doctors to identify andtreat clubfoot early and with non-invasive methods. 
The equipment supporting the surgeries will be given to  the Hospital San Felipe, a public hospital in Tegucigalpa for use in their support of the community. The result will be children able to lead a normal life and plan for their future and doctors who are better prepared to diagnose and treat clubfoot at birth with non-invasive methods and who understand the methods required to correct untreated clubfoot deformities.
This Global Grant is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and is support by the doctors of the Operation Footprint Baja Project and the Hospital San Felipe, a public hospital located in Tegucigalpa.

Mobile Library Project – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
Water Cistern Project – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Operation Footprint – Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Las Mercedes Water and Sanitation – Las Mercedes, Honduras