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Dan Schneiderman
Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club
Merrill Leeds
Escondido Rotary Club 
Mark Litreal
Denise Litreal
El Cajon Sunset Rotary Club
Reginald "Reggie" Caples
Congratulations to the Banner winners for the Rotary Foundation Giving for 2018-19 Rotary Year!
The following clubs will be honored at our District Foundation Seminar on November 9 at UCSD for their outstanding achievements in the following areas:
Top Per Capita Giving:
#1  Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club -    $666.79
#2  Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club - $578.94
#3  Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club -   $464.34
Every Rotarian Every Year:
1.  Coronado Binacional Rotary Club
2.  Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club
3.   Escondido East Rotary Club
4.  Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club
5.  Fallbrook Rotary Club
6.  Fallbrook Village Rotary Club
7.  La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club
8.  La Mesa Rotary Club
9.  Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club
10. San Diego South Rotary Club
11. Tri-City Rotary Club
TRF Giving (average per capita giving of $100)
1.  Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary Club
2.  San Diego North Rotary Club
3.  San Marcos Rotary Club
Congratulations and thank you for your support!
46th Annual District 5340 Foundation Seminar
WHERE: UCSD, Institute of the Americas
10111 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
WHEN: November 9, 2019
FREE FLU SHOTS available for Rotarians & guests from 8:00-8:45 am
8:45 am to 12:00 pm
Rotarians $30  Red Badgers $20 Rotaractors $20
The nomination period has begun for District Governor for the Rotary Year of 2022-2023. All clubs are encouraged to submit their nominations for an individual who will serve as District Governor during the 2022-23 Rotary year.
All suggestions for District Governor Nominee-Designate must be received no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5:00pm to be considered. No late submissions will be accepted. Submissions may be sent to district@rotary5340.org or via mail to:
Rotary District 5340 Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 420786
San Diego, CA 92124
The suggestion for District Governor 2022-23 must be submitted in the form of
1) a completed Governor-Nominee Form, and
2) a resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the club, naming the suggested candidate (click to download sample resolution). The Club President and Secretary shall certify the resolution. A Club may suggest only one of its own members as a candidate for District Governor Nominee.
The Rotary Clubs of Carlsbad and Coronado will be holding information meetings about Rotary's Youth Exchange Programs in preparation for the upcoming exchange year 2020-2021.  These meetings are open to qualified high school students in San Diego County who are interested in youth exchange as an avenue to expand their life, enhance their cultural awareness, and be a world ambassador.
The meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00 pm at both Carlsbad and Coronado locations  Fliers providing details about the information can be obtained below by clicking on the location you prefer.  
Save the date and register NOW to host District Governors Elect (DGEs) coming to San Diego for the last time.  The International Assembly will be moving to Florida after the January 22, 2020 event.  Help make this the most memorable Host Hospitality night ever!  Host two or 50!  We need your help individually or as a club to pick up DGEs from the hotel, provide dinner and fellowship for a few hours and return to the hotel by 10:00 p.m.  Click on the link below to register.  Contact Michelle Candland  for details.  
Registration link.  Go to the bottom and click on "information for District 5340 Host Rotarians" and sign up,
(Photo: Rotary Voices - Rotary International)
The District has just received word from the Government of India that they are planning to hold a polio National Immunization Day (NID) on January 19, 2020.  We will be organizing a group program to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to participate in the NID and house-to-house activities.  This will be the 32nd such trip we have organized to take North American Rotarians to participate in a polio NID.  In addition to participating in the polio immunization activities, we will meet with the World Health Organization and local Rotary clubs in Delhi and Jaipur.  A couple of days have been carved out to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Jaipur to see the Pink City.
The planning group is still putting together the itinerary and more will be coming out about this during the week of October 28, if not earlier.  This is informational only for those who may want to block some time off your very busy calendars if you are interested in participating.  More to come.  
It's time to register for Rotary Day at the United Nations.  This year's theme is "Connecting for Good," and the event will focus on community-based solutions to the global refugee crisis.  Mark your calendars for November 9th and take part in this wonderful event.
Find full information about Rotary Day at the UN and registration details by clicking here.
District 5340 Rotary Golf League announces its first fun tournament on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course.
It will be a shotgun start at 1:00 pm and will cost each player $65.  There will be a match play between clubs which will continue through the year until our final tournament at the District Conference in April 2020.
For more information, and/or to sign up a team from your club, contact tournament director, Bret Geernaert at geeraertb@yahoo.com or 858 354-9002.
The Coronado Rotary Club, as a service to its community, places flags all around the town for every holiday and special times/events.  This past Columbus Day was no exception.   It is clearly evident they really like to do this!
The Rotary Club of San Diego Coastal is "throwing" a fundraiser.  They want to try something unusual and stress reliving - axe throwing - all for a great cause!  The event will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6-8:00 pm at Battle Axe, 6330 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA  92120 (Mission Gorge - Close to HWY 15 and Friars Road).  
Participants will be coached by ax-perts in the fine art of axe throwing.  You will get to practice and then compete in the games.  Sounds unusual, right?  See it in action -  watch video.  This is a creative fundraiser.  The cost is $35 per ticket if purchased before November 6.  It will be $40 at the door.   This event is open to anyone over  18 years of age and 10-17 years of age with guardian present.  Great pizza, pasta, and salad from Filippi's  is included.  Water and soft drinks are also included (sorry no alcoholic beverages while throwing axes around).   
Proceeds will be used to support youth leadership through RYLA, LEAD and MUN programs for kids.    To purchase tickets, click here.
The weather was perfect on Saturday, October 12, 2019 for the 8th Annual Rotary Club of Del Mar's Chili & Quackers Challenge.  They had all varieties of chili, including an entry from PDG, Mel Gallegos.  A big thank you is  extended to the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach for the loan of canopies that provided chili cooks with much needed shade.  The Del Mar lifeguards loaded more than 1,000 ducks into their surf rescue boat and piloted them to the surf line for launch.  The ducks all found their way to shore quickly and everyone on the beach (and even on doodle) helped us ensure that all ducks came back safely.  
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help the Rotary Club of Del Mar with many of their community outreach programs, both at the local and international level.  The event is well known and has raised the visibility of Rotary within the community.
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Marta Knight
District Governor 2019-20
Rotary District 5340
Rotary District 5340
P.O. Box 420786
San Diego, CA 92124
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