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  • 01/02/2020 6:53 AM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    Want to wish everyone including over 700 Surfers Unite members in 30 countries a very Happy New Year!  In case you missed it on our social media feed the Rotary International float for the 131st Tournament of Roses won the Volunteer Trophy for Outstanding Floral Design.  Our flying penguin Penelope featured over a dozen country elements including the flags of USA, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Germany, France, Brazil and India as well as the Zen Temple of Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto, Japan, the Eiffle Tower of Paris, France, Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.  Congratulations to the entire Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, the thousands of volunteers, supporters and sponsors as the float looked beautiful flying down Colorado Blvd New Year’s Day morning.  Riding on the float was the President of Rotary International 2019-20 Mark Maloney and First Lady Gay of Decatur, Alabama as well as the President of Optimist International Adrian Elcock and his wife of Barbados.  

    So what’s the tie in with Surfers Unite?  In the last few years we’ve had float walkers and members involved in decorating the float.  In fact, our Founder Brett Morey represented District 5340 (San Diego/Imperial Counties) in the 2018 parade in which we won the Princess Award.  Big Kahuna Lifetime Members Adam & Marti Rosenberg of Encinitas have been taking groups of High School students (Interact members) up to Irwindale to decorate the float for years.  In 2019 Parker Jellison of Ventura Rotaract walked with the float as well as Belgíca Crespo of City Heights Rotaract.  Both Parker & Belgíca are Surfers Unite members and we had a dozen members decorate the float.  Belgíca served as the District 5340 Rotary Rose Parade Float Advisor and Jennifer McGrew Thomason will serve 2020-21.  Margot Ermer of San Diego State University Rotaract snd a Surfers Unite member decorated tge float and attended the Holiday dinner in Glendale.  Brett Morey continues as one of the 18 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Directors so it’s fair to say our presence and connection to promoting Rotary through the largest public image campaign will continue for years to come.  Here is the link to photos from decorating on 12/30 to the Holiday Dinner and New Year’s Day.   Just another way Surfers Unite members are providing unique opportunities to serve others and share the magic of Rotary.  Get “on board” today!

  • 12/22/2019 3:45 PM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    Want the latest news?  Grab a glass of egg nog sit back relax and enjoy!

  • 12/04/2019 8:54 AM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    Great article in SurfGirl Magazine on Adaptive Surfer Sarah Dean at:

  • 11/23/2019 10:32 AM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    Photos to be uploaded on our online gear store shortly but if you're ready to kick off your Holiday shopping then you might want to act quickly on this ultimate package.

  • 11/23/2019 10:29 AM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    Something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...the November 2019 Surfers Unite Newsletter is hot off the press.  Download it and forward to a friend.

  • 11/23/2019 10:26 AM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    How exactly did you miss our October 2019 Newsletter?  Just don't let it happen again...Ha, Ha!

  • 10/24/2019 12:00 AM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    In honor of World Polio Day on October 24 we would like all Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors around the world to make a contribution to the End Polio Now campaign at:

    In addition, those attending RICON20 in Honolulu should register for our Paddle Out to End Polio event on June 4, 2020.  Don’t miss an opportunity to be a part of history as we will have ways for all ages and abilities to participate from the shorelines to ridding in Outriggers as well as longboards and SUP boards.  Click here to register today:

  • 09/24/2019 7:01 PM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    By now you have probably seen our social media know the one that said our Degree 33 Surfboards Team with support from Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship members is closing in on $40k raised, the one that said with 210 surfers they will break $400k for this fabulous non-profit.  Well maybe you missed that and a few pics.  It was a fantastic event and we so appreciate the UCHS Interact students who came to serve as volunteers, the countless Rotarians who donated to help us achieve these goals and all of our friends in the surf community for recognizing that it is from investing in the young lives of our teenage boys that we can change hearts and change lives.  Shakas to all the mentors who donate their time weekly and meet with at risk youth.  "The mentors are the real heroes.  Catching 101 waves sure isn't easy but neither is making a decision to live a purpose driven life." 
    Brett Morey, Founder of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship
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    Big Kahuna Lifetime Member Vince Ponce of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad Hi-Noon stopped by to cheer on the Degree 33 Surfboard team along with Paul Ambrogio as Kevin Frost competed yet again.  These guys are awesome!

    210 Surfers helped make the 10th Annual 100 Wave Challenge the most successful event yet for Boys to Men Mentoring Foundation.  Thank you for all who supported this year's event.  You can make contributions at:

    #100WaveChallenge #BoystoMenMentoring

  • 09/24/2019 6:57 PM | Brett Morey (Administrator)

    If you missed the event well, you truly missed out an some amazing memories but the good news is that we have some great photos and we will be back in 2020 to support more Life Rolls On Foundation events.  For those who can sign up to attend the special October 5th Night at the Ocean Gala event with Jason Mraz.  All the details are on the Life Rolls On official site.  
    Google Photo Album:

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