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Today is National Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and those who have become United States citizens. On this day, members of the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.  That is 11 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Clubs should not feel bad when it takes a few months to rewrite and approve their constitution.
I visited the best kept secret club in District 5340.  That is the Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global.  As an E-Club, they meet remotely monthly, and they do great work and help other clubs with their community service projects and on District and Global Grants.  If you are an in-person meeting challenged individual but still want to do great work in Rotary by Creating Change in the World, this may be the club for you.  Contact them at Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global (recsdg.org).
Our District Foundation Seminar will be held November 4.  Come for a morning of inspiration and fellowship as we share the great works that our clubs, district and the Rotary Foundation do in our community and the world. 
This is a fantastic event for newer Rotarians to attend to learn and be inspired through the work we do and long-time Rotarians to be reinvigorated and reminded and of the “why” behind all we do.  A continental breakfast will be provided at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m.

This is also an opportunity to experience the beautiful newly completed Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center, which is a new community resource offered at significant discounts to non-profit organizations making a difference in our community.  Thank you Sharp!    Registration is now open. $20 per person.
Registration is open for the District Conference Cruise to Ensenada, which will be a casual, fun, educational, relaxing and affordable weekend cruise on Royal Caribbean's newly remodeled "Navigator of the Seas." The 3-night cruise will depart from Los Angeles at 4pm on Friday afternoon April 26th, sail to and dock in Ensenada and return to Los Angeles at 8am Monday morning April 29th. Our planned Rotary activities include a Welcome Aboard reception on Friday, Saturday Day at Sea with two Rotary General Session meetings and the option to participate in Rotarians at Work projects in Ensenada and a paella lunch on Sunday. 
Don't wait to register. Cabins are going fast!  After you register, join the District Facebook group dedicated to the District Cruise.  You can share information and ask questions, etc.  
Important:  Click "Read More" for some very vital information on the upcoming cruise. 
Barry Rassin, 2018-19 Rotary International President and his wife, Esther are our special guests on this cruise. Enjoy a beautiful and fun-filled France river cruise vacation with Rotarians, while improving lives! This 2024 cruise is an opportunity to combine a wonderful time with Rotarians and raise funds for the Rotary Foundation.   Click here to download cruise information.
Contact Ron Kohl at 5340cruise@gmail.com to sign up for this adventure.
The Council on Legislation (COL) is Rotary’s governing body that amends its constitutional documents. Every three years the Council on Legislation meets to debate and vote on proposed enactments. Each district sends one representative to the Council on Legislation, and any club or district may propose enactments. The next COL is scheduled for the spring on 2025 and I will be the representative for District 5340. If your club or district is considering proposing an enactment for the COL they must be received by Rotary on or before December 31, 2023.
Detailed instructions on how to propose enactments can be found at https://my-cms.rotary.org/en/document/how-propose-enactments-council-legislation.

You can also find additional information on the COL at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/about-rotary/councils.

Note that these enactments must be to propose changes to the constitutional documents only, not to recommend decisions that can be handled by the RI Board or TRF Trustees. And, due to the extensive process for submissions, it is recommended to start this process way ahead of the actual deadline if you are inclined to do so.
Feel free to contact me PDG Philippe Lamoise, COL Representative for District 5340 if you have any questions.

Rotary is where individuals come together to change the world for good.
With over 1.2 million members across the globe, Rotary is the place where business and civic leaders come to share ideas, connect, and get inspired. 
Rotary members are people of action, dedicated to sustainable, impactful change in the communities in which they live and work. 


Don Fipps
District Governor 2023-24
Rotary District 5340
Rotary District 5340
5052 Clairemont Drive #178651
San Diego, CA 92117
619-2-ROTARY (619-276-8279) Phone
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