About CARC

A 60+ year old club, Cultural Arts Rotary has evolved over time. Founded originally as the West Fresno Club, relationships with the Japanese community there led to a sister-club relationship with the Rotary Club of Uji, Japan. In 1954, the club changed its name to the Metropolitan Rotary Club of Fresno, and in 2008 changed its focus and name to Cultural Arts Rotary.

Since 2009, the membership of 22 has grown to 48 full members and new associate categories for a total membership of 60. It is a lively club that focuses its local attention to the downtown neighborhoods in which it resides and youth arts programs throughout the county. We have an ongoing relationship with Tehipite Middle School and each month celebrate student achievement and character, with the students and principal as our guests. The Musical Instrument Project also focuses on youth and schools in need of musical instruments. We involve a variety of school musical groups in our events to showcase talent and provide funds toward their goals.


If you are interested in becoming a member, join us any Tuesday at Arte Americas as our guest and seek out Sandy Silva for more information.


If you are interested in speaking to our club, please seek out Julian Ramos at a Tuesday meeting.


View the current Cultural Arts Rotary Club board of directors.


For an overview on how Cultural Arts Rotary Club (CARC) fits into Rotary worldwide, along with specific club information, please download the Untangling Rotary presentation.

To learn more about CARC’s role in the community, download our latest strategic plan.