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The District 5340 Nominating Committee is now accepting completed application forms for the Governor of District 5340 for Rotary Year 2025 – 2026.  The application deadline is October 10, 2022. 
All nominations must be submitted on the District Governor-Nominee Application Form.  
Fully completed forms can scanned and emailed to Dan Gensler at dgensler@rotary5340.org or submitted to the District mailing address: District 5340 – DG Nomination Committee, 5052 Clairemont Drive #178651, San Diego, CA  92117. 
Interviews will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022. 
People of Action Summit – Human Trafficking
Liberty Station Conference Center
San Diego, California
October 1, 2022
Human Trafficking worldwide is the second largest criminal activity, second only to drugs. Whether forced labor or sex trafficking, it is in every corner of the United States and your community is not immune to this heinous crime. As Rotarians or members of our communities, we need to be at the forefront of combatting modern-day slavery. Leave with an action plan and a play book for your district or club that will allow everyone to protect their families and community.
August is Membership Month and with that in mind, we are pleased to announce that our District Membership Workshop has been scheduled for August 20, 2022, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.  The workshop will take place via Zoom.
This Workshop is intended for Club Presidents, Membership Chairs/Committees, and all Rotarians who want to learn how to help their clubs, and to help Rotary, grow and thrive.
The link to the registration page is:  https://rotary5340.org/event/membership-workshop-for-district-5340.
As we all look to see what we can imagine Rotary to be, several Rotarians in District 5340 found themselves doing something very creative to assist back-to-school students of the Preuss School.  It was a last-minute project for the Rotary Club of San Diego Coastal and several other Rotarians who came to the rescue of students who found themselves at the last minute, prior to school opening, having to take public transportation when their school lost its contract for bus services.  These are disadvantage kids from Southeast San Diego, many of whom have never taken public transportation before and would be faced with one to one-and-a-half hours of travel time.
Rotarians collaborated with the school's PTA to get some information out to parents quickly in different languages.  Rotarian of the Year Fernanda Torres volunteered her translation skills to make sure the communication was accurate and understandable.  Volunteers were assigned to greet the students at trolley stops to make sure students made their transfers and got onto the correct trolley to and from school. 
On Saturday morning, August 13 at 6:00 AM, the Rotary Club of San Marcos and the MHHS interact Club were being of service at the Boys and Girls Club's Flapjacks for Backpacks fundraiser.  They helped set up, handed out backpacks and cleaned up after the event.  Over 700 backpacks filled with school supplies and books were distributed.  

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. 


Chuck Pretto
Chuck Pretto
District Governor 2022-23
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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