District News
Join Mission Gorge Rotary Club for an evening with Michael Angelo Caruso on July 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM on ZOOM.  Mission Gorge, our District’s newest Club, is pleased to invite you to hear world renowned motivational speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso.
At the June Governor's Dinner, DG Marta Knight announce winners of the Rotary Citation Awards.  Clubs earning this distinction achieved their goals that unite people and take action.
Clubs earning presidential distinction went beyond the minimum goals required for the Rotary Citation.
The Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset held its first meeting of the 2020-2021 year at La Mesita Park in La Mesa CA, with all the State and local health directives observed.  It was a joyful break from the current Zoom meeting format and it was a great way to socialize in open air all the while practicing distancing.
Below is a picture from Sunrise Living thanking Rancho Bernardo Rotary for the cake and gift cards they were given. This was part of a program where Rancho Bernardo Rotary provided 258 gift cards and five "Thank You" cakes to care workers in five facilities in Rancho Bernardo, Poway & Escondido. Everyone was very appreciative as Rotarian, Sandie Dewane did a fantastic job organizing everything.
It was an honor serving District 5340 as your Governor, living our theme, "Rotary Connects the World".  I was so proud as all of you connected with your club, your community, and with each other sharing what we as Rotarians are all about - People of Action, doing Good in the World.
We started our Rotary year with a new Vision Statement Strategic Plan, a roadmap to follow, that did create impact in your communities and around the world.  The vision - "Together we see a world where People Unite and Take Action to Create lasting Change - across the Globe, in our Communities and in Ourselves".    You all achieved this new vision, completing four priorities:
  1. Increasing our impact
  2. Expanding our reach
  3. Enhancing participant engagement
  4. Increasing our ability to adapt
COVID-19 along came and changed our world.  But, being People of Action who are inventive, entrepreneurial and resilient, you were ready to seek out fresh opportunities to serve, and reinvent how you operated with confidence.  
Thank you for this UNBELIEVEABLE opportunity to serve.  I have so many memories and experiences in my heart.  Thank you for sharing and making your Rotary world a part of mine.
I am proud as you Make Good Happen Together, with Love, Compassion and Joy". 
It's not too late to participate in the Governor's Celebration, this Monday, June 29.  The Zoom celebration can be accessed with this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88387471400?pwd=bmJUbzdoNVhZa09saG0wTjZZZUpEdz09  Password: 932005.  It would be helpful if you register to give us a headcount of all who participated.  You can register online.  This is  a free event.  
The Governor's Celebration is going to be an exciting evening of fun, recognitions and celebrations.  
The event will open at 5:45 pm with the program beginning at 6:10 pm with our Celebration of Life, honoring 36 Rotarians that have passed this Rotary Year.  
The Governor Celebration will start at 6:30 pm.  We have worked very hard to make this an enjoyable evening for all of you.
We have many special Rotarians joining us to congratulate our District for all that we have done together this year as "Rotary Connects the World".
We will recognize club activities, Rotary Foundation awards, Rotary Citation winners, Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of the Year, and Rotarian and Rotaractor of the Year. 
2020-2021 District Governor Steve Weitzen will be inducted as well as incoming Club Presidents and Assistant Governors.
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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
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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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