District Events
Major Donors, Bequest Society, Paul Harris Society University of San Diego, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Apr 24, 2014 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Rotarians at Work Day Apr 26, 2014
2014 District Council Four-Way Test Speech Finals Apr 29, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Thousand Smiles Clinic Ensenada Mexico
May 02, 2014 - May 03, 2014
Rotary International Convention Sydney Olympic Park
Jun 01, 2014 - Jun 04, 2014
DIstrict 5340 Breakfast - Sydney Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
Jun 01, 2014 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
District Council "Governor's Dinner" Crowne Plaza Hotel, Mission Valley
Jun 24, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
District Council - "Youth Symphony" Escondido Center for the Arts
Jul 26, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
District Conference - 2014 Desert Princess Palm Springs Golf Resort
Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
RI Zone Institute Victoria, British Columbia
Nov 13, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
District Foundation Seminar UCSD
Nov 22, 2014 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Assembly Manchester Hyatt - Seaport Village
Jan 18, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015
District Council Feb 17, 2015 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
RI International Convention Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 07, 2015 - Jun 10, 2015
District Council "Governor's Dinner" Jun 23, 2015 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
District News
Posted by Marjorie Cole on Apr 17, 2014


Under the leadership of District Interact Chair, Marty Rosenstein (La Jolla Golden Triangle RC), the Interact Clubs in the District have formed  an Interact District Council. This is the format called for by Rotary International. Their first meeting was at UCSD in February. At that meeting  they held  a Strategic Planning session to help them form their first District Council government. They elected officers for this year.  In March, the Interact Advisors met in the morning at the District Training Assembly. Interactors joined the advisors in the afternoon to plan their event calendar.


Posted by Carl Kruse on Apr 17, 2014

Our annual Four-Way Test Speech Finals has returned to a District Council dinner event!  Six high school student speakers from around our district will be presenting their final speeches at the April 29 District Council at the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido.  

A select panel of university and college administrative judges will evaluate the speeches in what promises to be an evening of talent, fun, and great Rotarian fellowship.  Activities begin at 5:30 pm. 

Register now online at our district website to reserve your dinner and the opportunity to see our local youth at their finest!  This event is not to be missed!

Posted by Matteo Risi on Apr 10, 2014

(L-R) Bill Turnquist, Art Pratt Foundation president Stan Vogelsang, Workshop for Warriors Founder and Chairman Hernán Luis y Prado, Old Mission Rotary President Steve Nuñez and Workshop for Warriors graduate and young Marine Mike Casey.

Old Mission Rotary was so impressed and inspired by a club program by Workshops for Warriors that the Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary went into overdrive to research and approve a $25,000 grant. The photo above shows the check presentation ceremony on January 28, 2014. the

The money was necessary to trigger matching funds from  Reliance Steel and a local shipyard for a ventilation system that will allow Workshops for Warriors to triple their class size from six to eighteen students. Workshops for Warriors assists the transition of veterans and injured veterans into civilian life through mentoring, training, and education.

Posted by James Dunny on Apr 02, 2014

 l to r: E. Maruyama, M. Hayafune, M. Takahashi, Dr. Y. Fumimura, T. Uchida and K. Anegawa

On March 30, 2014, a Vocational Training Team (VTT) arrived from District 2770 (japan)  This is a health care team that is here to study how health care and supportive care is provided to the elderly in San Diego. Like San Diego, Japan has a large component of elderly that need medical and other services.

The six members of the team are pictured above.  5 are healthcare workders (including 1 physician) and a Rotarian team leader.Emiko Maruyama - a care manager,  Megumi Takahashi - a medical radiographer, and Ken Anegawa - a care worker are here to study dementia care in San Diego.  Toru Uchida - a care manager wants to learn about medical service and welfare in San Diego.  Dr. Yuichi Fumimura - a physician,a is here to learn about medical care in San Diego.  The team leader is Rotarian Masafumi Hayafune, who works in real estate management. 

Posted by Michael McQuary on Apr 01, 2014

The Rotary Club of Mission Bay and the Pacific Beach Middle International Baccalaureate World School formed a Community - School Partnership. The partnership supports the values of Rotary and the mission of Pacific Beach Middle IB World School to solve real-life problems and create a healthy peaceful world. The project, which began this summer with the Rotary Club of Mission Bay helping to prepare the school's garden for the school year, culminated in an "InternationalPeace Pole" Planting in the school garden on March 27, 2014
The International Peace Pole was unveiled in the award-winning school garden and designates a zone of peace and a safe refuge encouraging the giving and receiving of kindness. Students and staff have designed pinwheels with statements about kindness, compassion, and peace, which were displayed around the garden.
Posted by Mary Scanlon on Mar 26, 2014

 Luke Burrough in his favorite outfit

Seven year old Luke shuffled his feet and looked uncertain for a moment, then reached into the container of juice boxes and pulled out several.  He took a few steps and hesitated.  A homeless teen approached him and held out his hand.  Luke said shyly, “This is my first time,” as he handed the teen some juice. They both smiled. Luke’s aunt Jean Kerr had brought her nephews to the La Mesa Sunrise Rotary’s Friday evening (March 14, 2014) event.

Under the leadership of Ms. Peggy Davis, her Rotary club had teamed up with Urban Street Angels to distribute servings of chili, home cooked corn bread, and juice among homeless teens, as well as bags of dog food for their several canine companions in Ocean Beach, a community in San Diego.  That evening in March, more than a hundred bowls of tasty chili were distributed. 

Posted by Gary Saks on Mar 20, 2014


The (Noon) Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo held its first ever once-a-month evening meeting on Thursday, March 13, at its regular meeting place, Bernardo Heights Country Club.  There were 18 guests at the event, which is designed to attract people who might be interested in getting involved with Rotary but have difficulty taking time from their work day to attend a breakfast or lunch meeting.

Posted by W. Dale Bailey on Jan 02, 2014


RI President Ron D. Burton invites you to attend the Rotary International convention in Sydney Austrailia.  It is still possible to register of the the convention and join other Rotarians from District 5340 in having a great time and meeting Rotarians from all parts of the world.

You can take advantage of special travel discounts to make it easier to get to - and enjoy - Sydney, which is packed with family-friendly activities.Save on international and domestic travel to Sydney offered by our official airlines, Emirates Airlines and Qantas Airways.The New South Wales Government is offering convention-goers free transit passes for travel on ferries, buses, and trains in the greater Sydney metropolitan area from 29 May through 5 June.Learn more about the discounts and the other details for this year's event at

Register today online or by returning the downloadable registration form and make this a convention to remember.

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