Educator of the Year


Our 42nd Annual Educator of the Year celebration will once again be held live at Palos Verdes Golf Club. It will be live gala event, and we are so excited to be able to gather and mingle with some of the most awesome people on our Peninsula. Honoring Peninsula teachers is one the great privileges of Rotarians here at the the PVP Club. We will introduce you to the nine educators of merit and distinction that will be honored as Educators of the Year. 

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club has presented these honors for four decades, for the most part under the leadership of Ms. Joan Behrens chairing the EOTY Committee and  Masters of Ceremonies.

Our Fund-Raising Committee solicits sponsorship of the event from the broader business and educational community, as well as Rotarians who all contribute to college, vocational and Stem scholarships. These funds are then awarded annually from the Club Foundation to capable students in need from the Peninsula and the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Club. Over the last ten years the Club had distributed $410,000 for such scholarships and grant. Our Rotary Club is immensely grateful to those that contribute to this important Peninsula tradition. You can reach the committee by email at

February 9, 2023


Support the Event by Sponsoring
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club, founder and host of the program, solicits support from the community to sponsor a reception and dinner to honor eleven teachers per year and to raise funds for scholarships for needy and talented students. It is a prestigious community event that celebrates one of the principle benefits to life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula: Excellent Education from Exceptional Teachers and Educators. 
Would you like yourself, or your company, associated with this premier event with nearly a four decades history? The income all goes to scholarships.
Contact our Sponsorship Chairs at