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Giving Thanks For Rotary
During this Thanksgiving week, I would like to share my gratitude for those people who have made this Rotary year special.  If I have left someone off the list, it was inadvertent or an oversight.  No slight was intended.  Please feel free to make your own list.

2023-2024 District Governor Selected

Under the provisions of the Rotary International Bylaws, Section 12.030.7, where there is no Challenging Candidate, the District Governor is to declare the candidate of the district nominating committee to be the Governor-Nominee Designate, who will become District Governor for the term of 2023-2024. There were no challenging candidates presented.

It is therefore our honor and pleasure to make the declaration that Dianne Crawford, of the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego, will serve as District Governor for the Rotary year 2023-2024.
District Governor 2020-2021
Steven Weitzen
District Nominating Committee, 2021-2020
PDG Marta Knight, Chair 

For over 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has been supporting the work of Rotary members like you, who find sustainable solutions to their communities’ most pressing needs.
If you missed the November 7 Foundation Seminar, you are in luck.  Thanks to Rotarian Don Fipp, the seminar was recorded and now available for you to watch.   The seminar was very inspiring, showcasing several District 5340 Matching Grant projects.   You'll want to take the time to watch!

Max Gurney of Torrey Pines Rotary is a 99 year old WW2 veteran who served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. On Sunday, November 15th, Max was recognized with other WW2 veterans at a ceremony atop Mount Soledad at the National Veterans Memorial. 
All Rotarians of District 5340 thanks you Max for your service.  
On Tuesday, November 17th, the Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary presented a grant to Sandy Carter (R) who is the president of San Diego Military Outreach Ministries. Their mission is to serve active duty junior enlisted families (E5 and below) with basic needs to help stretch their limited funds.
Everything is given free in appreciation for their military service. Families can visit their center or one of the "pop the trunk" pick-up events on military bases to pick up children’s clothing, infant diapers, baby food, toys, small household items and furniture. The Art Pratt funds of $3800 will be used for an office printer, a freezer to store frozen food and a new branded event canopy.
Officers of The Rotary Club of Bonsall present a donation to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Treasurer Denise Wilson and Community Service Director Karen Estes handed off a $250 check to Carolina Miller to support the Adopt-A-Family drive in Fallbrook. The donation will be used to buy food and clothes for needy families to boost their enjoyment of Christmas in these difficult times.
The Bonsall Rotary Club continues to serve the community through service and donations even though meeting in person isn't currently possible. 
We are pleased to announce awards given during the Zone Institute held this past Saturday.  District 5340, under the leadership of 2019-2020 DG Marta Knight earned the following recognition:
ZONE 26 - PUBLIC IMAGE/BRAND AWARDS:  Best District Website
The District Environmental Sustainability Committee is pleased to invite all Rotarians to attend this presentation: Discovering & Protecting the California Chaparral, on November 17, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.
Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global has just received a shipment of masks  made with  authentic native fabric by our entrepreneur Guatemalan high school seniors whom have qualified for university studies starting January 2021. (None of their parents have gone beyond the 6th grade) . 
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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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