Posted by Bill Paul on Jun 14, 2013
(VANCOUVER) Have you ever seen a flash mob in action? If not click HERE to witness the official Rotary "End Polio Now" flash mob. This event occured June 1st, 2013 on the steps of the Vancouver Art Museum. Rotarians from Vancouver and Seattle participated. The video was posted by the Rotary International Club of District 5050. "I know a couple of Rotarians who were at the event in Vancouver and they had a blast," said PDG Rick Mendoza. "Someone in our district should take this idea and run with it."
Posted by Bill Paul on Jun 12, 2013
Posted by Administrator Blair-Charnelle
Rotary International Districts 5770 and 5750 are supporting the relief and recovery efforts related to the tragic events in Moore, Oklahoma, and the destruction from the tornado that hit there on May 20. Many families and friends have suffered great loss. It is estimated that there were between 12,000 and 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged, in addition to businesses and schools.
Tax-deductible donations to help in those efforts are being accepted. Those who would like to help by donating may send checks to :
Foundation for Oklahoma Rotary, Inc.
Attention: Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
P.O. Box 13800
Oklahoma City OK 73113-3800 USA
Contributions may also be done online using VISA, MasterCard or Discover by clicking the "Donate Now" link below:
Funds received by our Rotary Bi-District 501(c)3 Foundation will be used exclusively for the benefit of those affected by this terrible event. Donations are tax deductible and all donations will be acknowledged.
The effort in helping the community and individuals who have been affected by these destructive forces is being coordinated by leaders from Rotary District 5770 (which includes Moore and Cleveland County) and Rotary District 5750 (which includes south Oklahoma City), and will work in conjunction with and in support of the Moore Rotary Club and local and state officials.
Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support.
Promoting Peace through Service,
Phil Moss Governor, 2012-13 This information is also available on the District 5770 Web Site.
Rotary International District 5770
Posted by Emily Blair-Charnelle
Discover Lisbon - Perched on the west coast of Europe, Lisbon is a charming combination of old-world appeal and modern flair, a capital that is both energetic and languid. As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Lisbon can boast a colorful history that's been preserved in world-class museums and iconic monuments. Sun-drenched neighborhoods will offer a warm welcome as you learn more about Rotary while enjoying fresh seafood, traditional Fado music, and historic wonders. Whatever you choose to discover, one thing is certain: Lisbon is still an explorer's paradise.
Early Registration Ended December 15, 2012:
For more information, check the convention web site at www.riconvention.org or contact DGN Elsa Gillham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Read about the convention, entertainment and travel options available on the convention web site at www.riconvention.org or just click on the 2013 RI Convention logo from the Rotary web site at www.rotary.org
- Register and reserve a room online at www.rotary.org - member access. Just follow the instructions from the Register for Meetings link. Within two business days, you'll receive an email acknowledgment with your registration number.
- Register for host-ticketed events at www.lisboa2013.org
- Make your travel arrangements
- Also, mark your calendar for the District 5280 Reception on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12:30 between the two opening plenary sessions. The registration flyer for the District 5280 Reception can be opened HERE.
Posted by Administrator Blair-Charnelle
Pictured from left to right are: Nori (Noriaki) Oshimura, Sammy (Satomi) Omata the team leader, Nako (Namiko) Ishikawa, Minami Wade, Oggy (Hiroki) Ogino, and Makiko Nakasone
My sincerest thanks to DG Lew and all the Rotarians in our proud D5280! Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from D2620 went back to Japan on May 15 with the fondest memories and much gratitude to all of you. They enjoyed the candid conversations they had with their host families on cultural differences and similarities. They were amazed by the advanced technologies used at each vocational site they visited, including ABC7, Glendale Police Department's jail, and Dr. Brian Bergh's orthodontic clinic. They also learned California's rich mosaic history, including the Japanese Americans', Hispanics', and Armenians'.
For most of the team members, this was their first visit to Southern California. You gave them such an impression that they all want to come back to visit you. If you ever visit Japan, please make sure to contact them.
Proudly, I am reporting to you that we had a very successful final year of GSE. Many have complimented that this was the best GSE team. Our out-going GSE team received similar applauds in D2620. From next Rotary year, we will start our new tradition of Vocational Training Team and I look forward to this new exciting program.
Domo arigato again for your very warm support for GSE!
D5280 GSE Chair
Posted by Bill Paul on May 01, 2013
The Rotary Foundation directs 90% of its spending to programs, far exceeding the benchmark of 65% that independent charity-rating services view as a measure of high efficiency. This is jut one of several important facts reported in the April 2013 edition of the TRF Zone 26 Connections newsletter. It also reports that US$4 billion has been pledged toward the final eradication of polio. Click HERE to open the newsletter.
Posted by PDG Mendoza
To view more pictures from PETS follow the link HERE.
Posted by Bill Paul on Jan 22, 2013
Following the untimely passing of District Governor-Elect Jim Dyer in mid-January, the current leadership of District 5280 turned to Rotary protocol to name a replacement. After consulting with Rotary International officials in Evanston, Illinois, Governor Lew Bertrand announced that PDG Doug Baker will replace Dyer and serve as District Governor. Following is the letter he wrote to the District Leadership Team announcing the appointment:
"This is to announce to the Leadership team of D-5280 that PDG Doug Baker has graciously accepted the appointment to serve as DG for the Rotary year 2013-2014. This appointment was made in compliance with the rules and guidelines as set forth by Rotary International in the RI Manual of Procedure and RI Code of Policies. This appointment was made in concurrence with PDG Scot Clifford, District Legal Counsel, and Jim Damato, Supervisor Club Administration at Rotary International.
"These references clearly define the line of succession as:
- The District Governor Nominee (DGN)
- The current District Governor (DG)
- Qualified Past District Governors (PDGs)
"DGN Elsa Gillham has made it clear she is not in a position to fill the vacancy due to personal needs and business obligations at this time.
"As the current DG, I feel that bringing the 65 clubs together has been a major goal of this Rotary year. I am confident this has been accomplished and I am very proud of the cohesive efforts on the part of all District leadership resulting in the successful merging of District 5260 & 5280. I am most flattered to have been asked by many Rotarians to continue as DG for 2013-2014, but my family has made it abundantly clear – they want and need me back. I will decline this position as DG for 2013-2014.
"Next in descending seniority is PDG Brad Robinson who has declined the position.
"Please join me in acknowledging Doug Baker as DG for 2013-2014 and extending our utmost support."
Rotary International District 5280
Posted by Emily Blair-Charnelle
RI President-elect Ron Burton will ask Rotarians to Engage Rotary, Change Lives in 2013-14.
He unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2013 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, the annual training event for incoming district governors.
“If we really want to take Rotary service forward, then we must make sure that every single Rotarian has the same feeling about Rotary that each one of us here has today,” Burton said. “We need to make sure that every Rotarian has a meaningful role to play, that they’re all making a contribution, and that their contribution is valued.”
Posted on Aug 06, 2012
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Rotary District 5280
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #210
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel: (310) 670-9792
Fax: (310) 670-9795
District Office Administrator