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District Governor-Elect Don Fipps and the District Rotary Foundation Committee have approved a more generous District Designated Funds match of club cash contributions for Global Grants.  For the 2023-2024 Rotary year, club cash contributions will be matched 150% or 1.5 times the cash contribution amount.  For example, if a club contributes $5000 for a global grant, the club would be eligible for $7500 of DDF.  This decision was made to make it easier for clubs to do Global Grants in light of recent changes in The Rotary Foundation World Fund match rules.  The DDF limit for each club remains at $10,000 per club per Rotary year, which can be divided among several projects or used for a single project.  
A revised copy of the Grant Policies for the 2023-2024 Rotary year is attached.  The change described above is highlighted in yellow.
If you have any questions, please contact Janice Kurth, D5340 Global Grants Chair at janice@janicekurth.com.
The Governors Dinner is the annual District awards and installation ceremony. Join us on Monday, June 26, 2023, as we celebrate the past Rotary year and induct our new club and district leaders at the Del Mar Hilton located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA  92014. 
Open seating tickets are $68pp.  Sit together and buy a table of 10 for $650.  Names and meal choices are required at the time of registration.
  • 4:30 PM - Registration opens.
  • 5-6 PM - Cocktail hour in the Garden Terrace.
  • 5:45 PM - Ballroom doors open.
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner.
  • 6:30- 8:00 PM - Program.
District Awards will be announced:
  • Best Small Club of the Year
  • Best Medium Club of the Year
  • Best Large Club of the Year
  • Best Rotaract Club of the Year
  • Rotaractor of the Year
  • Rotarian of the Year
Click "Read More" for information on menu, parking, accommodations, etc.
LEAD is October 14-15, 2023.
Since 2009, the District LEAD Program - Leadership, Ethics, Aspirations & Determination – has been an opportunity for clubs to provide a unique two-day leadership, confidence, and growth conference for area 8th grade students.  Pre-selected for their DEMONSTRATED leadership skills, the students attend a two-day (Saturday and Sunday) camp developed, presented, and funded by local Rotarians, and hear from speakers who help further nurture these talented leaders at a most critical point in their development.   
Click "Read More" for additional information including how you can participate and how to sponsor students.  
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:
June 13       $45    Cleveland Guardians     Purchase tickets 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
July 25        $45      Pittsburgh Pirates         Purchase tickets 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
August 22   $45    Miami Marlins                Purchase tickets
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
Each year, teams of volunteers gather at intersections across San Diego and collect donations from morning commuters to support San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House. This is their largest community fundraiser and helps the Ronald McDonald House provide a “home away from home” for families with children in local hospitals.  Joining this effort were the Rotary clubs of Chula Vista Rotary and La Jolla Golden Triangle.  On May 24, these clubs donned in vibrant red set out to hustle motorists for donations to this worthy cause.  Looks like they had a lot of fun doing something good for the community.  

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. 


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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