Phillips Writing Contest
Each year the Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset Foundation holds a writing contest in the name of Catherine Coffin Phillips, author of five scholarly books on California history and wife of one of California's prominent financial pioneers. The contest is for Marin County students that are in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Each entry receives a Certificate of Merit, and prizes are awarded for first place, second place, and third place, as well as seven honorable mentions and a classroom award. Awards range from $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd, $50 per honorable mention, and $300 for each classroom award.
Third Grade Dictionary Project
Every Fall the Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset Foundation gives each third grader in the Reed School District and at St. Hilary's School a hard bound dictionary for each recipient's personal use to own and enjoy at school and at home.
Tiburon Summer Cruise
Every year the Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset Foundationcreates a Summer cruise and party for 75 children and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters from the Marin/Napa Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization. The evening begins with a cruise on the bay on the Angel Island Ferry. A celebratory buffet dinner aboard, live music plus a variety show including a magician and a balloon artist is enjoyed by all. The Tiburon Cruise is a wonderful community event joining both Rotary Club members and many local sponsors into a memorable evening. This Cruise has been held for over 20 years.
Approximately four to six times a year, members of the Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset convene to clean up the roadside of Highway 131 (Tiburon Blvd.). As part of CalTrans' Adopt-A-Highway program, our club's responsibility is to pick up litter from from the Fire Department in downtown to Blackie's Pasture near Trestle Glen. A crew of 10 to 12 club members pick up litter from both sides of this five-mile stretch. Following the cleanup, the participants repair to the Corinthian Yacht Club for needed hydration. This project has been active for more than 10 years.
The Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset in cooperation with Rotary International and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is participating in a program to invite a foreign Ophthalmologist to the United States, to undergo intensified education and training, with the plan that they returned to their home country and participate in programs to reduce world blindness.