District News
Earlier this month presidents-elect went to Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS).  This was an opportunity for presidents-elect (and other future presidents) of all Clubs in our District to get together and share ideas and concerns to help prepare them for a successful Rotary year.  Training is essential as it gives Club leaders the tools do accomplish their goals and achieve success during their year of leadership and for them to connect with their counterparts fostering a collaboration of ideas that can be generated year long.    
The District's Training Assembly (DTA) coming up March 9th at the Liberty Station Conference Center is another opportunity to connect and share ideas and methods for not only presidents-elect but for all Club officers.  It is also an ideal opportunity for Rotarians who are red badgers to learn more about Rotary.  This seminar is open to all and this year it is FREE!  Come learn about Rotary programs, tips on program and project management and best practices from other Rotarians.  DTA is also a great opportunity to meet and connect with other Rotarians.  Let us inspire you to Create Hope in the World.  
Rooms are still available at the prevailing rate.
District Governor Don Fipps would like to invite you and your family to the Rotary District Conference which will be held during a 3-night cruise departing Los Angeles for Ensenada, Mexico on Friday April 26th and returning to Los Angeles on Monday April 29th. 
The weekend will include some great Rotary speakers, a RAW (Rotarians at Work) project in Ensenada, tours of Limbs of Freedom and Thousand Smiles which our District supports and are both located in Ensenada, and LOTS OF FUN. You will find the weekend is surprisingly affordable, especially since it includes your cabin, most food and lots of entertainment on the beautiful Navigator of the Sea.   Watch this video and get pumped up.  Get ready to have some fun!  For more information on pricing and registration, click on the link below:  
 For any questions or to get any additional information please send an email to: D5340ConferenceCruise@gmail.com
Held only once a year, the District Training Assembly (DTA), offers training on a variety of subjects to Rotarians including club officers, directors and committee chairs to help them be effective club leaders.  ALL Rotarians – especially Red Badgers – are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Come learn about Rotary programs, tips on program and project management and best practices from other Rotarians.  DTA is also a great opportunity to meet and connect with other Rotarians.  Register by clicking the link below.  Classes fill up quickly, so don’t miss out, register today!
Two members of any club planning to apply for a District Grant MUST register and attend the District Grants Seminar.  The Global Grants Seminar will be held from 12:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.—two members of every club planning to apply for a Global Grant are required to attend this Seminar.
The 59th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians World Championship is coming to San Diego on September 22, 2024 and you're invited!   The International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians is a Fellowship within Rotary International. Their purpose is to promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship amongst golfing Rotarians.
This year the event is hosted by District 5340.  The venue for this event, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel, is located on the 18th hole of the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course with majestic views of the Pacific Ocean. The course hosts the annual Farmers Insurance Open and the 2008 & 2021 US Open.
Interact with attendees at the IGFR House of Friendship throughout the event and enjoy the hospitality provided by the Rotarians from District 5340, San Diego & Imperial Valley. Join us for what is sure to be an incredible & memorable event.  For more information, click here.
RYLA weekend will take place April 12-14, 2024, at the Idyllwild Pines Camp. This exciting program provides high school juniors from throughout District 5340 with a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to connect with other young leaders during an all-expenses-paid weekend. "Rylarians" will be inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These students then return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve, through Rotary and beyond.  Click "Read More" for additional information related to registration, key dates, etc.  You will also find a link to the new RYLA video that was just released.  
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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. 


Don Fipps
District Governor 2023-24
Rotary District 5340
Rotary District 5340
PO Box 712407
Santee, CA  92072
619-2-ROTARY (619-276-8279) Phone
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