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Today is National Homemade Cookies Day.  A wonderful way to Create Hope in the World is to bake some homemade cookies, package them up and share them with neighbors, co-workers, and friends!  This gesture will make anyone feel better.  My favorite is chocolate chip with macadamia nuts.  Have a home baked cookie and a great Sunday!
Join us on Friday, November 10 for the Rotary Foundation Gala - Disco Inferno!  Come in your best disco attire; lets celebrate; lets party!  There will be a live show band to dance to and a no host cocktail bar from 5:30 to 7:00PM.  Dinner and dancing will begin at 7:00PM and run until 10:30PM.
The event is hosted by Rotary District 5340 and Rotary Zone 26 & 27 Institute.  Our featured guest is Rotary Foundation Trustee and Past Rotary International Vice President Greg Podd.  Join Us in Supporting the Rotary Foundation! 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. To advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Celebrate The Rotary Foundation & Create Hope in the World!  See you there.
Our District Foundation Seminar will be held November 4.  Come for a morning of inspiration and fellowship as we share the great works that our clubs, district and the Rotary Foundation do in our community and the world. 
This is a fantastic event for newer Rotarians to attend to learn and be inspired through the work we do and long-time Rotarians to be reinvigorated and reminded and of the “why” behind all we do.  A continental breakfast will be provided at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m.

This is also an opportunity to experience the beautiful newly completed Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center, which is a new community resource offered at significant discounts to non-profit organizations making a difference in our community.  Thank you Sharp!    Registration is now open. $20 per person.
Registration is open for the District Conference Cruise to Ensenada, which will be a casual, fun, educational, relaxing and affordable weekend cruise on Royal Caribbean's newly remodeled "Navigator of the Seas." The 3-night cruise will depart from Los Angeles at 4pm on Friday afternoon April 26th, sail to and dock in Ensenada and return to Los Angeles at 8am Monday morning April 29th. Our planned Rotary activities include a Welcome Aboard reception on Friday, Saturday Day at Sea with two Rotary General Session meetings and the option to participate in Rotarians at Work projects in Ensenada and a paella lunch on Sunday. 
Don't wait to register. Cabins are going fast!  After you register, join the District Facebook group dedicated to the District Cruise.  You can share information and ask questions, etc.  
Important:  Click "Read More" for some very vital information on the upcoming cruise. 
Barry Rassin, 2018-19 Rotary International President and his wife, Esther are our special guests on this cruise. Enjoy a beautiful and fun-filled France river cruise vacation with Rotarians, while improving lives! This 2024 cruise is an opportunity to combine a wonderful time with Rotarians and raise funds for the Rotary Foundation.   Click here to download cruise information.
Contact Ron Kohl at 5340cruise@gmail.com to sign up for this adventure.

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. 


Don Fipps
District Governor 2023-24
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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