Members of the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps were up to their necks in junk on April 14 as they participated in the 2018 Clean Up Scripps Ranch Day hosted by the Scripps Ranch Civic Association and Windemere Realty.  There were a lot of heavy lifting, stacking and tossing of items as the Rotarians helped residents move junk from cars and into dumptsters.  The community did a tremendous job of removing debris and no longer useable items from their homes and yards and were able to fill three large dumpsters.  
Rancho Santa Marta in Baja California, Mexico was the beneficiary of a joint project between the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Ensenada.  A new Rotary Computer Center, financed with a $35,000 global grant was officially dedicated on April 20.  Rancho Santa Marta is a non-denominational Evangelical Christian Ministry providing a school and home for at risk and special need Mexican children, youth and adults with disabilities that provides a safe and loving environment allowing them to develop physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and educationally.    The school and home lies on a large 450-acre working ranch property near San Vicente, a town 130 miles south of San Diego on the Baja California peninsula.  The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club has a long-standing supportive relationship with Rancho Santa Marta.  This is the first joint effort with the Rotary Club of Ensenada, which has sparked an endearing partnership between the two clubs.  
At its April 18, 2018 meeting, club president Karen Herreros, and immediate past president Pauline Getz, inducted Dr. Bita Tahvildari into the club.  Tahvildari is a dentist at Heavenly Smiles Dental in Poway.
Photo: Left to Right: Karen Herreros, club president; Pauline Getz, immediate past president; and Dr. Bita Tahvildari, inductee 
Over 70 members and guests of La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, including Rotaract students from UCSD, recently completed a project assisting the US Marines at Camp Pendleton.  Over two Saturdays, the group was joined by marines to renovate their "Desk Sergeant's Building" (the Base Police Department).  They rebuilt counters and glass barriers, installed new interior doors, restroom wall surfaces, new laminate flooring and provided new LED lighting.  About 15 thousand square feet of walls and doors were painted by the volunteers and marines. 
This was the seventh successful project that the club has accomplished in the Camp since 2008, demonstrating the respect that the members have for their Marine heroes.
The Rotary Club of Coronado organized a massive tree planning in one of the areas burned near Julian in the Cedar Fire several years ago.  After a District-wide invitation, Rotarians from more than 14 clubs joined together on Sunday, April 15 to meet RI President, Ian Riseley's, challenge to plant a tree for every member.
Two hours - That's all it took to plant 1000 cedar seedlings.  Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors came together and had a great time digging holes, enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery and eating tacos. 
Now that's the power of Rotary!
Rotarians at Work Day is coming up on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  Did you know that this worldwide Rotary initiative started right here in District 5340?  That's right and we need to brag about the many projects we do!
We'd love to showcase projects planned by  Rotary clubs in District 5340 - both leading up to and after Rotarians at Work Day.  Let us tell your story.   To do this, we need your help. If each club president or club chair for Rotarians at Work Day would send Mari Pullen an email at outlining what your club will be doing, we'd greatly appreciate it.  We love pictures of Rotarians in action.  Let's make this year's Rotarians at Work Day the best yet.
Rotarians, including Youth Service Chairs and those involved with Interact Clubs as Rotarian Advisors, please extend an invitation to high school students to attend the Interact "Bondfire" event at Crown Point on Friday, April 27, 2018.  This event is free and a wonderful opportunity for high school students to invite friends for games, fun s'mores and learn a little bit about Rotary in the process.  We will have members of Rotary, Rotaract and even an RI staff member present.  Registration is through Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship.  All fellow SURF members are encouraged to attend.  We are also looking for Rotarians and Clubs to sponsor upcoming events so please contact Brett Morey, District 5340 Youth Service Chair and Founder of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship ( directly if interested. 
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April 2018


District Governor Scott Carr
Scott C. Carr
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary District 5340
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