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"Being unwanted,unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat."  Mother Teresa
 
Joe with LN-4 helper hand
On Friday February 13th the Alba family (Ivan, Elena, Isabel and Lily) worked with the La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club to make "Stone Soup", our famous chili, and serve up dinner with Urban Street Angels (www.urbanstreetangels.org) in Ocean Beach, San Diego.  When they arrived, Elena noticed that one of our diners was missing a hand.  He wore a long-sleeved button down shirt and his left sleeve dangled empty.  "Psst- Ivan- talk to him; see if he wants a hand."  Ivan approached the man and started talking to him.  He asked if he could see his residual arm.  Then, it all began.
 
This past Fall Ivan and Elena had been at the 5340 Rotary District Conference in Palm Springs where the LN-4 (www.ln-4.org) prosthetic hand project had trained a roomful of Rotarians.  They were interested in finding out about possible projects for their upcoming Year of Rotary Service world tour (www.albaworldtour.wordpress.com) and learned how LN-4 provided free prosthetics in third world countries.  They left with a hand and a pile of literature hoping to find a use for their new knowledge.
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo held its 50th Anniversary Gala on December 4, 2014. Just over 100 people attended, including 19 past presidents who came from as far away as Oregon.
 
The evening featured a song from Miss San Diego Katherine DaSilva, proclamations from both Rotary International and our elected officials and a 20 minute program showing the impact RB Rotary has had on the community and the world since 1964. www.rbrotary.org
 

 
 
Saturday March 21, 2015   Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice - USD  8:00 am to Noon
 
Held only once a year, the District Training Assembly (DTA) offers training on a variety of subjects to Rotarians.  This is designed for incoming club officers, directors and committee chairs to help them become more effective club leaders. ALL Rotarians -- especially Red Badgers -- are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Come learn about Rotary programs, tips on program & project management and best practices from other Rotarians. DTA is also a great opportunity to meet and connect with other Rotarians.
 
Register for the sessions and classes you would like to attend on the District website. Classes fill up quickly, so don't miss out, register today!   Cost: $25.00 per person.  Contact Dianne Crawford at dcsandiego@yahoo.com with any questions.
 
 

 
 
Saturday March 21, 2015   Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice @ USD  Noon to 3:00 pm
 
This seminar will cover the basics of the Global Grants program, types of projects that qualify, rules, requirements and more.
 
Clubs planning to submit a Global Grant MUST send at least two (2) club members to the Global Grants Management Seminar and bring with them a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Club President & President-Elect. A copy of the MOU is available on the district registration page.
 
The seminar immediately follows the District Training Assembly.
 
 

 
 
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Interact students taking a break

On Saturday, January 31, more than 60 interactors plus teachers, Rotarians and friends came to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas to participate in a beach cleanup and enjoy each other’s company.  12 clubs were represented and we enjoyed a bonfire, surfing, smores, snacks, pizza and what turned out to be a beautiful morning. 

Thank you to Karoliina and Dillon for arranging this day and arriving before sunrise to guarantee a spot and set up for the event.  Visit the following link to view pictures of the day https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w1yncmw07869t7r/AABE0KjDsy9tRF1aSZlr0HSSa?dl=0

 

 
 
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Memorial Garden Wall at night Fallen Hero Statue

The Rotary Club of Camp Pendleton was Chartered in 2005.  It was the first Rotary Club on a military installation. The club has a current membership of 17 individuals who like to consider ithemselvesf “small, but mighty.”  Club members hail from both the military and civilian communities.

With its emphasis on assisting military families on Camp Pendleton and surrounding communities, the Rotary Club of Camp Pendleton has sponsored a multitude of projects through its fundraising activities, partnerships with other Rotary Clubs and a strong relationship with the residents of the La Costa Glen Retirement Community.

 
 
 

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We are pleased to announce that Terry and Barbara Caster of the La Mesa Rotary Club were honored at an Arch Klumph Society induction on this past Thursday.  In attendance were their family and friends,  Rotary International President, Gary CK Huang, the Rotary Foundation Chairman, John Kenny, several past RI Presidents, RI President Elect and RI President Nominee, as well as a number of Rotary Trustees and Directors.  Terry talked about why he contributes to the Rotary Foundation, and how much his family's  charitable work means to each of them.  

Thanks to Terry and Barbara for their generosity to Rotary.

 

 
 
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District Governor
Louise Andres
District Information
District 5340 Office
2247 San Diego Avenue,
Suite 236
San Diego, CA 92110
District 5340 E-Mail
Phone: 619-299-5341
Fax: 619-299-3826

 
 
 
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