District News
It was Red Shoe Day on June 21, 2018 and members of the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps were in good company. They were among 1,500 volunteers stationed at key intersections in San Diego during morning drive time. Carrying big red shoes and cans, volunteers encouraged commuters to donate spare change or dollars.  
Red Shoe Day is the largest volunteer-driven fundraiser for San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House.  Members had the honor of representing the busy corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Community Road, just up the hill from their weekly meeting spot.
Learn more about the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps by visiting their official website.

Special promotional rate: 23-27 June 2018
Rotary International Convention
June 1-5, 2019
Pay $350 (includes value-added tax) when you register 23-27 June
Payment must be received by 27 June, 11:59 pm Chicago time (UTC-5), to receive the promotional rate. (Rotaractors pay $100, including value-added tax)
The deadline is Wednesday June 27, 2018 11:59 pm Chicago Time!
That is 9:59 pm in Rotary International District 5340.
You do not have to be at the convention in Toronto to get this rate.
You can register from your home or office computer.
For more information and to register on June 23rd
The Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary invites community members and Rotarians in District 5340 to attend the 38th Annual Orange Crate Derby on August 18-19, 2018, in the Rancho Del Rey area of Chula Vista. Although this fun family event is months away, the time to get started is now! Join the fun by constructing a masterpiece with your kids or grandchildren. Build-a-Car Clinics will inspire you on June 23 and August 4 at the YMCA Goodrich Teen Center, 820 Paseo Del Rey from 9:00-10:30 AM. There are exact guidelines on how to build a car at orangecratederby.com. All race cars must clear inspection prior to competition.
The Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship (SURF) is going strong, and will be coming to the House of Friendship at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto. 
SURF will be setting up shop at Booth #232 from 23-27 June, 2018. Fellowship members that will be at RICON include Terri Miller (Membership Co-Chair), Jessica Pekke of Kenya (Treasurer), and Brett Morey (Founder and member of La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary).   
The House of Friendship is located in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and is open most days from 9:00am to 6:00pm (hours may vary). The HOF serves as the central point where the Rotary world comes together to exchange ideas, best practices, and project successes. Visitors to the HOF can:
  • Browse booths showcasing Rotary projects, Rotarian Action Groups, and Rotary Fellowships (like SURF)
  • Shop for Rotary-licensed swag, including pins, shirts, and banners
  • Meet face-to-face with Rotary staff in the Resource Center about Rotary's programs and services
  • Enjoy food and entertainment unique to Toronto
  • Register and save on the Rotary 2019 convention in Hamburg, Germany
If your travels are taking you to Toronto this month, be sure to drop by the SURF booth, get your photo taken, and grab some cool gear. More info on SURF is online at:
Currently a total of eighteen (18) clubs in Rotary District 5340 are qualified to receive the Rotary Citation for 2017-18. Those clubs include:
Many clubs are just one or two goals away from achieving this tremendous honor. With the June 30th reporting deadline coming soon, there is still time for your club to join this prestigious list by completing your Rotary Citation Goals on rotary.org. 


The first District Council Dinner of the 2018-19 Rotary Year is almost upon us, August 21st.

Rotarians and Rotaractors from across the District are invited to join us for an evening of fellowship and a chance to learn more about how to help our communities. 

Our featured keynote speaker is John Ohanion, the President and CEO of 211 San Diego. Come and learn about this unique community service agency. 

Registration is now open! To learn more, please click here.

Due to recent changes announced in the Governor line, all clubs are being encouraged to submit their suggestions for nominations for District Governor 2020-21.

All suggestions for District Governor must be received no later than Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:00pm to be considered. No late submissions will be accepted. Submissions for District Governor may be sent to district@rotary5340.org or via mail to:

Rotary District 5340 Nominating Committee
2247 San Diego Avenue, Suite 236
San Diego, CA 92110

The suggestion for District Governor must be submitted in the form of 1) a completed Governor-Nominee Form, and 2) a resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the club, naming the suggested candidate (click to download sample resolution). The Club President and Secretary shall certify the resolution. A Club may suggest only one of its own members as a candidate for governor-nominee.


Your email inbox may be flooded with information on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018. Because Rotary staff members process the personal data of European members, Rotaractors, program participants, and others, Rotary International is obligated to comply with this new data privacy law.

But what about clubs? Are individual clubs subject to GDPR?

Most clubs capture and maintain information on individuals that are relatively close, and not subject to GDPR. However, as an international organization, there are instances where clubs may need to ensure they are in compliance.

For instance, if your club maintains contacts or any personal information from Rotarians that reside in the EU, that data falls under GDPR. If sponsorships or relationships involve entities that are based in Europe (such as Shelterbox UK, RIBI, etc.), or if grants are undertaken with other Rotary clubs in the EU, GDPR may apply. Even youth exchange students coming from countries in the EU could trigger a need for a club to come into GDPR compliance. 

The 2018 Governors Dinner is coming June 4, 2018 at 5:00pm at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. Over 350 Rotarians and guests are registered for this annual event, which serves as the annual district awards and induction ceremony. The ceremonial baton is passed to the 2018-19 leadership within Rotary, while recognizing our regions clubs and their outstanding achievements for the previous year. 
The Governors Dinner program will include:
  • Profiles on outstanding club achievements;
  • The success of the Tree-Planting Challenge from RI President Ian Riseley;
  • District 5340's modernization program;
  • Recipients of the Clubs of the Year;
  • Individual Rotary Awards, including Rotarian of the Year;
  • And much, much more!
Cost per person, including three-course meal, is $49.50. For clubs that have 10 or more members registered and paid, tables will automatically be reserved. Entertainment will be provided by Larry Potter, a longtime Rotarian and Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown (Breakfast).
Join us as we celebrate the year that was, as well as the incredible year to come at the 2018 Governors Dinner!
The Governors Dinner on June 4th gives individuals and clubs the opportunity to celebrate achievements from the past year, the promise of the year ahead, and specific individuals making a difference in their community.
The Governors Dinner Program Guide features full page, 1/2 page, and 1/3 page ads for individuals, companies, and clubs to recognize:
  • Achievements from the 2017-18
  • Club presidents
  • Club presidents-elect
  • Board members
  • Tree planting programs
  • Projects and grants
  • Community partners
  • Plans for the 2018-19 year
  • And more!
All ads must be submitted no later than May 23, 2018 (sorry, no exceptions!) in high-resolution TIFF, JPG, or PDF formats. Ad rates begin at only $75.00, and include full color. To purchase an ad, please visit:
People of Action

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. 
To learn more about joining other leaders in your community, visit a Rotary club near you.
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June 2018


District Governor Scott Carr
Scott C. Carr
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary District 5340
Rotary District 5340
2247 San Diego Avenue
Suite 236
San Diego, CA 92110

619-2-ROTARY Phone
619-299-3826 Fax
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