District News
Congratulations to the clubs that received 2022-2023 DDF and completed their District Grants projects.  The final reports to close the grants are due no later than April 1, 2023.  Click here to view detailed instructions on closing the grants. 
Power Point slides 21 through 27 will walk you to uploading receipts, notes in history log, loading photos and completing Final Report.
If you have questions or need assistance contact Marta Knight - mknight@rotary5340.org or Alan Turner - alanturner.rotary@gmail.com.
Every year, District Leadership holds a training assembly designed to arm incoming club officers with everything they need to know to be successful in their roles.  Specifically designed courses were available to club treasures, secretaries, membership chairs, public relations coordinators and presidents elect.  There were also courses designed for the new member in mind, making it ideal for new Rotarians to meet their red badge requirements set by individual clubs.  Additionally, to aid Rotarians who need to be youth certified, representatives from Live Scan were available to conduct the requisite fingerprinting needed for the certification and with the added benefit of a discounted price courtesy of the district. 
Participants walked away energized and ready to fulfill their roles come July 1.  Below is a collage of photos that highlight some of the workshops provided.  Thank you goes out to Bonnie Welch who is the district's training coordinator and to District leadership for all their efforts to make the training assembly a success.  
Join Rotarians from across District 5340 for Padre baseball and fellowship.  All games are on Tuesday nights and start at 6:40 PM.  There is a limit of   5 tickets per person.  Games are:
May 2         $50    Cincinnati Reds            Purchase tickets here. 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
June 13       $45    Cleveland Guardians     Purchase tickets here 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
July 25        $45      Pittsburgh Pirates         Purchase tickets here 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
August 22   $45    Miami Marlins                Purchase tickets here
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
Many of us have a friend or family member that has been impacted by mental health issues. Our District 5340 DG, Chuck Pretto has made Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health the primary theme of 2022-2023, and we have just learned that Gordon McInally, President Elect for Rotary International will make mental health one of his focus areas next year.

District 5340 will have a walking team at NAMIwalk on Saturday, April 29th, 2023. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Rotary will also be helping NAMI with volunteers. The event starts at 7:00am, the walk is from 8:00am to 9:00am and then the Wellness Expo is open until 11:00am. All proceeds will be used in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Click "Read More" to see how you can help or participate.
The safety and well-being of every participant, whether a minor or an adult, in a Rotary youth program is essential to the success of the program. Each volunteer who will plan or implement a Rotary youth program is required by a new California law to become Youth Certified by meeting the following new requirements:
  • Take training in protecting Minors from abuse and neglect.
  • Have a Live Scan (fingerprint) background check; and
  • Submit a Volunteer Application.
These new requirements to become Youth Certified are effective immediately. Detailed instruction for completing the requirements can be found here.  
Click Read More for additional information.

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Chuck Pretto
Chuck Pretto
District Governor 2022-23
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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