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Where Do We Go From Here?
 
The most frequently asked questions I have encountered the past few weeks are:
 
When will our club meet in person again?  And, how is that going to work?
 
I have no magic bullet in answer to these questions.  I do have some thoughts and suggestion to share.  
 
 
Excited to announce that the 2021 District Conference registration is now open! Join fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, & guests for a weekend of celebration and connection on September 10-12, 2021 at the Hotel del Coronado.
 
The conference team is working hard to make this a fun celebration to reunite us in person. Join your Rotary family for this unique opportunity to exchange ideas, strengthen leadership and friendships as we celebrate our clubs’ successes! If you have any conference questions, please contact us at District@Rotary5340.org
 
Register today for the 2021 District Conference – click here
 
 
 
In January 2020, three Rotarians and their wives from the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo traveled to India to participate in a Mega Polio Campaign hosted by the Rotary Club of Agra Tajmahal in Agra, India.  It was an amazing journey and experience that was truly life changing.  
 
In light of the crises facing India with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo is raising money to help our fellow Rotarians in Agra, India provide COVID-19 Support Kits to community members.  India is experiencing an unprecedented surge of people flooding hospitals after testing positive.  These kits will allow people to quarantine at home while monitoring their temperature and oxygen levels.   Check out a current story on KGTV 10 https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/rancho-bernardo-rotary-club-answers-call-for-help-from-indian-group.
 
 
Rotary Golf Roundup—June 7—Twin Oaks 

Join us on June 7, 2021 at Twin Oaks Golf Course (San Marcos) beginning at 10:00 AM.  The cost for the round is $55.00, which includes cart and range balls.  The snack and beverage bars are open for 19th hole fellowship.  We will have a Closest to the Pin contest for men and women.

Get a group together from your club and join us for fun and fellowship on the golf course.  Contact Tee Times Coordinator Bret Geernaert at (bretg2019pres@gmail.com ) or 858-354-9002 to reserve  a tee time for yourself and golfers from your club.  

If you can’t make it this date, mark your calendars for July 12 at Balboa 18 Golf Course in San Diego.  More information on this coming out soon.
 
San Diego Coastal Rotary Club 'adopted' a Syrian refugee family in 2016. It started with simple 'welcome to America' gifts but members have become very close to this family over the years. They have taken them on field trips, secured them a car and celebrated holidays together. The family, feeling the love,  has participated in the Club's service projects like Feeding San Diego. Rotarian, Jenny Parker helped dad open his first checking account and get a credit card. She was able to help one of the children get into Preuss next year!  She taught mom to drive and the kids to swim. In return, she had some wonderful meals and memories. The family honored her by naming their youngest child after her (Jana). 
 
One of the toughest problems for the family has been housing. They (all 9 of them) have been living in the same two-bedroom  apartment (600 square feet) since they arrived. It has been impossible to find another larger affordable place to rent.  They were unable to get into  Section 8 housing, low income housing or secure a home from Habitat for Humanity. This last year has been exceptionally hard with the pandemic stay at home orders. The apartment they live in is falling apart and the area is horribly crime-ridden.  Graciously, Jenny has decided to buy a house and let them rent. The kids can have a back yard and mom will have a kitchen for a catering business.
 
It's probably the worst time to buy a home in San Diego because there is so little on the market and prices are skyrocketing and the competition is fierce.  Homes are selling over the asking price in less than 24 hours of being on the market.  
 
Jenny has met all kinds of generous Rotarians interested in helping this family in various ways but she is looking for anyone who can help them find a home. She is looking in Southeast San Diego with a price range of $500 -$550K.  Fellow Rotarian Craig Hothem is the real estate agent.   If anyone knows of any potential leads, please let Jenny know.  She can be reached at 619-985-2999.
 
 

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. 
 

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District Governor Steven Weitzen
 
Steven Weitzen
District Governor 2020-21
Rotary District 5340
 
Rotary District 5340
5052 Clairemont Drive #178651
San Diego, CA 92117
619-2-ROTARY  (619-276-8279) Phone
619-299-3826 Fax
 
District@Rotary5340.org
 
 
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