District News
Share the news that there is a special rate to register for 2020 Honolulu Convention for $395 that will be available from June 1 to June 5, 2019 ONLY.   On June 6, 2019 the registration fee will be $450. Registration is available to Rotarians with a My Rotary account online at www.riconvention.org.
Registration for the 2019 Governor's Dinner is now open. It will be held on June 27th at the La Jolla Marriott. Cost of the dinner is $50 for Rotarians and their guests and $30 for Rotaractors. Join us for our annual District Awards and Inductions Ceremonies.  This will be the final event of our Rotary Year as Marta Knight prepares to take her place as the District Governor for 2019-20. Register by clicking here.

Provided below is a link to select enactments of importance to Rotary Clubs and Districts.  These enactments are a result of the 2019 Council on Legislation.  This report was summarized and compiled by Steve Lingenbrink, Kevin Eisenberg, Tim Bewley, Wade Nomura, Steve Lewis, Doug Taylor, Anne Fisher, Bob Deering, Nancy Clancy and Greg Owen and provided for your review by Janice Kurth, District 5340's representative to the Council on Legislation.

As of today, a total of six (6) clubs in Rotary District 5340 are qualified to receive the Rotary Citation for 2018-19.  Those clubs currently achieving the Rotary Citation include:

Carlsbad Hi Noon


Del Mar

Escondido Sunrise

La Jolla Golden Triangle

San Diego-Paradise Valley

Many clubs are just one or two goals away from achieving this tremendous honor. With the June 30th reporting deadline nearly here, there is still time for your club to join this prestigious list by completing your Rotary Citation Goals on rotary.org

The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club announces its 2019 Concert at the Lakes featuring Shannon Rae and  100 Proof, Petty and the Heartshakers and the band DSB who has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey.   Shotgun Tom Kelly will once again be the Club's guest Emcee.   The beautiful Santee Lakes Park and Recreational Preserve acts as the backdrop to this sell-out event.  There's nothing like listening to music while sipping a glass of wine as the moon glistens along the lakeshore.  So don't miss out.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27 and join us for dinner and a concert which runs from 4:00 to 10:00 pm.  There  are three ticket price points.  All tickets are available ONLY online. The event is open to anyone age 14 and up.   ABC regulations require that no alcohol be brought into the event.  There will be wine and beer available for purchase.  Proceeds supports Rotary youth programs and scholarships.  For ticket information and more about the bands and venue, please go to the concert webpage.
On Saturday, May 18, a crew of Oceanside Rotarians turned out to grill and serve about 1,000 hamburgers and hotdogs respectively on Armed Forces Day in support of Operation Appreciation.  Each year the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce brings the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases.  Thousands of active duty military and family members are treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a fun zone for kids.  
Photo: Oceanside Rotarians hard at work grilling up lunch for active duty military personnel and their families.
Photo (R-L): U.S. Representative, Mike Levin (Dem-49) joined with Oceanside Rotary President-Elect, Terri Hall in serving lunch to troops at Operation Appreciation.
District Governor, Mel Gallegos visited the Chula Vista Noon Club to make Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) presentations to seven club members.  Mel explained the impact that a Paul Harris Fellow contribution to Rotary International makes and noted these awards were all for multiple PHFs, meaning each Rotarian was committed to continuing Service Above Self.  
On Saturday, May 11, Santee-Lakeside Rotarians participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers' 27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest single-day food drive in the nation.  Food donations collected by the Santee letter carriers stay in the community of Santee.  Rotarians joined in by helping off load the food donations from the postal trucks, weigh and then reload items onto a truck donated by Packaging Solutions for transport to the Santee Food Bank.  Residents donated 11,346 pounds of food items.  Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club unloaded over 1200 pounds per Rotarian volunteer.  The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club has been participating in this event for several years.  Waiting at the Santee Food Bank were several community volunteers ready to receive the donated items.  Once items arrived, volunteers began sorting out donations for placement on shelves in the food bank.  It was a true community event with the residents of Santee being the beneficiaries of this joint effort.  
It was a Rotarians at Work Day for the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club and what better way to make a difference than to hold a Community Cleanup Day for the Seven Oaks Retirement Community in Rancho Bernardo.  Led by Jim Hyldahl and over 30 other Rotarians and five students from Del Norte High School, four hours were spent collecting tons of junk, boxes of outdated documents for shredding and electronic waste consisting of hundreds of old keyboards, televisions, wires and spent batteries.  Over 400 cars made their way to the disposal site (Seven Oaks Senior Community Center) which resulted in over 12,000 pounds of disposables.  Pickup trucks were sent to those residents who were unable to deliver their items to the disposal site.  Collection of reusable items such as funiture and other accessories were donated and picked up by Interfaith Community Services and St. Vincent de Paul.   Additionally, two teams carried out an ongoing project and replaced 20 faded and washed-out Neighborhood Watch signs in the neighborhood.  This was the second annual cleanup day and appears its's going to become an annual event, given its success and appreciation expressed by the community.
On May 7, 2019, the Art Pratt Foundation of the Old Mission Rotary presented a grant of $5000 to the Friends of Balboa Park.  The mission of the non-profit is to preserve Balboa Park's legacy for future generations through park-wide projects.  Executive Director, John Bolthouse explained that the grant will be used to help restore the 1910 all-original Herschell-Spillman carousel.  The carousel has been delighting generations since its permanent arrival in Balboa Park in 1922.  The Friends of Balboa Park acquired this wonderful icon of the park in 2017 and is proud to be its steward for future generations.
Photo (L-R): Friends of Balboa Park Executive Director, John Bolthouse; Old Mission Rotary President, Bob Chalfa, Art Pratt Foundation Board Members, Judi Copeland, Eric Benink and Gary Collins; and Art Pratt Foundation President, Lee Kaminetz
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, 38 people gathered to clean the Alvarado Creek and walking path in La Mesa.  The La Mesa Sunrise Rotary, Interact and Rotract volunteers worked in conjunction with I Love a Clean San Diego to remove almost 400 pounds of trash and debris from the creek and surrounding areas.  It was a beautiful day spent with nice friends who care about keeping our parks, creeks and other waterways free from trash.
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Mel Gallegos
District Governor 2018-19
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