Welcome to Rotary District 5340 - San Diego and Imperial Counties
District News
Calling all Financial Advisors! Help a Human Trafficking Survivor Thrive
Your District Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force is collaborating with GenerateHope to provide a financial advisor to mentor one survivor a month for one hour on the basics of budgeting, saving and other necessarily skills. Doing so will help these brave individuals thrive as they take back the lives they deserve. Your help would make a major impact!
We need your help! Contact Dave Oates at david@publicrelationssecurity.com to learn more.
In concert with Project Mercy, six new houses were built from April 23 - 30, 2022 for six happy families.  Thanks go to the Cox and Meziere families, Ware Malcomb Architects and colleagues, and Chula Vista and Encinitas Rotary Clubs.
Project Mercy was really pleased to welcome back Encinitas Rotary after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. Pat Davis spearheaded the event and was equally pleased to be able to welcome a lot of new Rotary and Interact members and share the house building experience with them. Encinitas Rotary has been a supporter of Project Mercy for many years and our longtime framers Chris Malek and Fritz Stelhern got back to working with them with the addition of a couple of our Mexican crew. Their family was the Arce Martinez family of seven. Mother Maria and the two youngest children stayed and played around the new construction all day. When she saw the completed new home, Maria broke down in tears, it was a touching moment for everyone.
Long-time friends Carmen Sandoval and the Chula Vista Rotary crew worked with the lead of Mike Meziere on April 23 to build a home for Concepcion Ramirez Tafolla and her extended family. Concepcion’s husband died a few years ago and she struggles to raise eight children on her own. Her daughter Alexandra has just had a new baby girl and Carmen was excited to bring them gifts for the baby as well as much needed food and items for the rest of the family. They spend nearly all their hard earned money from selling donuts on the streets, to pay for the land. The gift of a house and supplies paves a new way forward and gives them hope for their future.
Join the Rotary Club of El Camino Real (Oceanside) and the Rotary Club of Oceanside for a fun filled day of golf, food, and fellowship! Bid on their special virtual auction items, win special prizes including a $10,000 hole-in-one on a designated par 3! Participate in their sponsorship opportunities! All proceeds go towards furthering their efforts to support their community through various educational, youth, and homeless programs. For more information and to register visit the tournament website at www.trellis.org/rcogolf2022
Since the first Rotary Peace Centers welcomed peace fellows 20 years ago, more than 1,500 of them have gained the experience, skills, and networks they need to build peace in their communities and around the world. Collectively, program alumni are making a tremendous impact through their work as leaders in conflict transformation, as well as in the areas of community and international development that make conflict less likely to occur. Rotary’s long-term commitment to peace education will continue to support leaders in the future. In fact, the peace centers program will expand, with the addition of a new certificate program in the Middle East or North Africa by 2025. This truly is a long-term investment. 
ClubRunner is offering a Changeover Training Series for 2022 to help better prepare you for this upcoming Rotary year. They're holding a series of free webinars to help you brush up on your ClubRunner skills and knowledge.  This is a don't miss opportunity.

Join them for these in-depth webinars starting on May 5 and continuing until May 21, 2022. New this year, they're offering both beginner and advanced level webinars for certain modules. These training sessions are open to all ClubRunner users at no cost.  If the date has passed - no worries - they are recording each session.  

Hosted by expert Product Specialists, they will be presenting webinars based on roles, club or district versions, and in-depth module deep dives. There will even be live Q&A available during and after the webinar!
Registration Details

Click here to view schedule and to register for individual sessions or visit www.clubrunner.com/training. Can't attend live? Not to worry, all sessions will be recorded and shared on our Community site after the series is complete.

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Rotary members are people of action, dedicated to sustainable, impactful change in the communities in which they live and work. 


Dan Gensler
District Governor 2021-22
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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