District News
We have a  new club that is joining our District 5340 Family.  San Diego Downtown Evening Rotary Club is now fully chartered with 24 new members and more coming!
The Charter Celebration Dinner, with installation of the Club's Board of Directors and Members, will be held on March 25, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the University Club atop Symphony Towers, 750 B Street, San Diego, CA  92101.  Dinner is $75 and parking is $10.  
For registration and information, please contact Bertha de la Fuente at bertuchi@gmail.com.
New Rotary Club Members:
Dara Bradds, Escondido Rotary Club
Rachel Currington, Escondido Rotary Club
Carol Trevisan, Escondido East Rotary Club
Logan Stuard, Escondido East Rotary Club
Rachel Luis y Prado, San Diego Rotary Club
Sabrina Lopez, San Diego Rotary Club
Andrea Goicoechea, San Diego Rotary Club
Kat Chang, San Diego Rotary Club
Julie Marner, San Diego Rotary Club
Marnie Schreiner, La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club
James Merino, La Jolla Rotary Club
David Schull, La Jolla Rotary Club
Registration for the District Conference is now open.  Registration is $175 for Rotarians and $50 for Rotaractors.  There are numerous activities in Coronado you may wish to participate in, including a golf tournament, bike ride and the Coronado Flower Show. Links to the activities are posted on the registration page.  Registration is $175 for Rotarians and guests and $50 for Rotaractors.
This year, your club or business can sponsor or place ads in the District Conference program.  Separate news items below will provide the details for these opportunties.  Lets make this the best District Conference ever!
Thank you for saying yes to leading your club this year and for all the valuable Rotary service your club provided in the first half of this Rotary year.  
District 5340's District Conference is scheduled to be held on April 17-18 and we are preparing for the Celebration of Life event which closes out our conference each year.  The Celebration of Life will be held on April 18 in the afternoon. 
We need your assistance in collecting names of Rotarians who passed away since March 19, 2019, allowing us to honor them at the Celebration of Life event.  We need:
  •   Full names
  •   Clubs they belonged to
  •   Length of Rotary service
  •   Positions they held within Rotary
Please send the information to Clara Harris, Family of Rotary Chair at chsplu@cox.net.  She may be reached at 619 469-5433.  Thank you for your prompts attention to this matter.  Peace and graditude for all you do.
The Rotary Club of Fallbrook very sadly reports the loss of one of its most distinguished members. Don Foulkes passed away peacefully on Friday, February 14.  Don was the club's Poet Laureate.  In his decade of Rotary service he notably distinguished himself as a truly great Rotarian.
His lifetime of service began in World War II where, as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was a bombardier flying with a B-24 crew with the 449th Bomb Group stationed in Southern Italy.  On October 13, 1944 (yes it was a Friday), he was shot down; subsequently spending seven months as a POW in Stalag Luft III in Germany until April 29, 1945 when he was freed by General Patton's Army.
Rotarian Don Foulkes is going to be most sorely missed.  He is the quintessential "Great American" who has been a tremendous inspiration to the Rotary Club of Fallbrook and all who worked along side him.
The Rotary Club of La Jolla is sponsoring a Mardi Gras event on February 25 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at La Valencia Hotel.  Proceeds benefit the Community Resource Center, an organization providing services, including a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence.  The cost to attend is $60 each and prizes for District 5340 are invited.  For further information, please contact club president Charles Hartford at Charles_Hartford@ml.com or visit rotarycluboflajolla.com.
Would you like to volunteer to help Rotary Smiles International?  They are looking for volunteers to help them with upcoming clinics.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Moses at dr.jeffmoses@yahoo.com
Listed below are dates and locations of upcoming clinics needing volunteers.
Cabo Smiles Surg-Clinic                 April 25-May 2, 2020  
Tecate Smiles Surg-Clinic               May 15-16, 2020
Cabo Smiles Surg-Clinic                 October 24-31, 2020
Tecate Smiles Surg-Clinic               November 20-21, 2020
Costa Rica Smiles Surg-Clinic        December 5 12, 2020
Costa Rica Child. Smiles Hosp.       February 17-27, 2021
Cabo Smiles Surg-Clinic                  April 24-May 1, 2021
Tecate Smiles Surg-Clinic                May 21-22, 2021
Cabo Smiles Surg-Clinic                  October 23-30, 2021
Tecate Smiles Surg-Clinic                November 19-20, 2021
Costa Rica Smiles Surg-Clinic         December 1-18, 2021
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District Governor Scott Carr
Marta Knight
District Governor 2019-20
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San Diego, CA 92124
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