District News
Fallbrook Village Rotarians participated in the Fallbrook Community Center’s Tree Lighting Festival by bringing art supplies so that children could draw to their hearts’ content. All the kids had a good time!
Point Loma Rotary Club made Santa and the Ryan Peninsula YMCA very happy this holiday season with a check for $2,000 to support the Y's scholarship fund.  As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility. 
The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club provided hundreds of amazing handwritten and handmade Holiday cards that will be a part of this year's Santee Mobilehome Owners Action Committee's "Elves Senior Care" packages.
The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club gathered Saturday to put together boxes for food items that the Santee Foundation's Santee Santas program will use to provide food and toys for families in need.  This is a traditional effort for the club.
The Coronado Rotary Club was full of cheer at Coronado's Annual Christmas Parade.  The club had their own Rotary float.
Editor's note: December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. This article taken from Rotary International's website showcases how Rotary took on Malaria in Zambia.
Backed by Rotary’s Programs of Scale award, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia confronts a worldwide malady at the local level.
By Diana Schoberg
Photography by Esther Ruth Mbabazi
Latham Chisanga had been in a car accident a few years back, and he’d dealt with the physical repercussions ever since. So, in February 2020, when a backache and fever came on, Chisanga skipped another visit to the clinic, swallowed a couple of painkillers, and got on with his life. Days later, he collapsed outside a neighbor’s house and fell into a coma. At the hospital, his malaria test came back positive. He died a few days later.
His mother, Martha Lungu, wondered how this could have happened to a member of her family. After all, she was the executive administrator of Malaria Partners Zambia, the local branch of an international campaign led by Rotary members to end malaria. Lungu, a member of the Rotary Club of Ndola, didn’t see how she could continue her work. “How did I fail?” she lamented. “How come I didn’t do this right? And how am I going to talk to people about the prevention of malaria?”
As you know, every month is dedicated to one of the major themes of our Rotary lives; this month the theme is that which RI is perhaps best known for, at least among non-Rotarians.
The eradication of polio has of course been Rotary International's s major worldwide, corporate effort since the early 1980’s.  And remarkable progress has been made.  The job is not finished however, and you can rest assured that we will not, cannot, set this torch down until that job is finished.
Disease prevention and treatment is one of the Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus.  And for good reason.  The health and vitality of a person, a family and a community can be seriously impaired by what in many cases is a preventable disease.  Disease prevention is really a keystone to progress in other areas as well because of the interplay with other areas of focus like Water and Sanitation and Maternal & Child Health.
Click "Read More" to learn what you can do to support this effort:
Boat rides with Santa!! Bring the kids, grandkids, friends and neighbors on Saturday, December 10th for a harbor boat ride with Santa.  Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Oceanside.
Mark your calendar and make your reservations here
The Rotary Club of Encinitas invites you to an evening of magic.  Join them on Saturday, March 4 at 7:00 PM at the Carlsbad Cultural Center (address above).  Tickets are $60 and all proceeds benefits local charities.  To order tickets click here.  

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
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San Diego, CA 92117
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