Over 70 members and guests of La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, including Rotaract students from UCSD, recently completed a project assisting the US Marines at Camp Pendleton.  Over two Saturdays, the group was joined by marines to renovate their "Desk Sergeant's Building" (the Base Police Department).  They rebuilt counters and glass barriers, installed new interior doors, restroom wall surfaces, new laminate flooring and provided new LED lighting.  About 15 thousand square feet of walls and doors were painted by the volunteers and marines. 
This was the seventh successful project that the club has accomplished in the Camp since 2008, demonstrating the respect that the members have for their Marine heroes.
The Rotary Club of Coronado organized a massive tree planning in one of the areas burned near Julian in the Cedar Fire several years ago.  After a District-wide invitation, Rotarians from more than 14 clubs joined together on Sunday, April 15 to meet RI President, Ian Riseley's, challenge to plant a tree for every member.
Two hours - That's all it took to plant 1000 cedar seedlings.  Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors came together and had a great time digging holes, enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery and eating tacos. 
Now that's the power of Rotary!
Rotarians at Work Day is coming up on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  Did you know that this worldwide Rotary initiative started right here in District 5340?  That's right and we need to brag about the many projects we do!
We'd love to showcase projects planned by  Rotary clubs in District 5340 - both leading up to and after Rotarians at Work Day.  Let us tell your story.   To do this, we need your help. If each club president or club chair for Rotarians at Work Day would send Mari Pullen an email at maripullen@gmail.com outlining what your club will be doing, we'd greatly appreciate it.  We love pictures of Rotarians in action.  Let's make this year's Rotarians at Work Day the best yet.
Rotarians, including Youth Service Chairs and those involved with Interact Clubs as Rotarian Advisors, please extend an invitation to high school students to attend the Interact "Bondfire" event at Crown Point on Friday, April 27, 2018.  This event is free and a wonderful opportunity for high school students to invite friends for games, fun s'mores and learn a little bit about Rotary in the process.  We will have members of Rotary, Rotaract and even an RI staff member present.  Registration is through Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship.  All fellow SURF members are encouraged to attend.  We are also looking for Rotarians and Clubs to sponsor upcoming events so please contact Brett Morey, District 5340 Youth Service Chair and Founder of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship (surfrotary@gmail.com) directly if interested. 
Tanya Pulley, a member of the Pacific Beach Rotaract Club is doing a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in support of HIV/AIDS patients.   It was just three months ago that Tanya purchased her first fixed gear bicycle.  This is a bicycle that is absent of gears and doesn't allow you to stop pedaling.  According to Tanya, it is a beautiful experience feeling one with t he bicycle and the road and an even greater one for the cause.  Tanya heard some whispers of a team that would ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, a 545 mile journey, on a fixed gear bicycle to raise money for a much needed cause and she decided to be part of it.  With the purchase of the bike, she was able to join the Team Cretins of the AIDS/LifeCycle.
The AIDS/LifeCycle is a life changing experience, serving as one of the largest single HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the world.  This ride provides an opportunity for people within the community to start a dialog and get involved, while providing over 70% of all money raised going directly to the patients.  last year, the event raised over $15.1 million for critical HIV/AIDS services provided by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LBGT Center services.  The funding from the ride provides resources to expand critical services in need.
The fight against HIV isn't over, so Tanya pledged to raise $10,000 to fund life-saving services.  She is going to push her body through climbs of just under 25,000 feet for a week to prevent others from suffering alone.  This efforts gives Rotarians in District 5340 an opportunity to help out one very dynamic Rotoractor do something amazingly special.  Tanya is looking for donations to help her achieve her goal.  If you or your club would like to help out, please go to http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/takearide and make a donation. 
The Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary Club presented a grant to Resounding Joy on March 27, 2018.  The Resounding Joy organization is all about spreading music throughout the community through several different programs for public schools, the elderly and veterans suffering from PTSD.
Photo: (L-R) Art Pratt board members - Judy Copeland and Mark McAnelly, Resounding Joy founder and CEO - Barbara Reuer, Art Pratt board president - Lee Kaminetz, Art Pratt board members - Bob Chalfa, Bob Self and Drew Ambruster.
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