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In keeping with Coronado Rotary tradition stretching back to 1929, Santa will come to Coronado to spread joy to all.   Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their trusty elves will slowly cruise through Coronado neighborhoods between 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, December 13.   Santa's route begins in the Village, before entering the Cays and then Strand military housing.  
Old Mission Rotary provided funds for full Thanksgiving meals for two deserving families in City Heights. The food baskets were delivered by STAR/PAL on Saturday, November 21st by a procession of five low-rider cars escorted by San Diego Police Department black and whites! Charlotte Cofield and Lee Kaminetz represented Old Mission Rotary.  Charlotte Cofield is our club’s Community Service chair and she was so impressed by STAR/PAL that she reached out to them in the summer. Our first opportunity to support them was a school backpack give away in the fall.
The mission of STAR/PAL is to engage underserved youth with law enforcement and develop trusting and long-term relationships. STAR/PAL offers free programs for undeserved and at-risk youth in San Diego that are led by law enforcement officers. These programs focus on violence prevention, mentoring, leadership, civic engagement, outdoor enrichment, and physical fitness.
Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement of generosity. It is a giving day recognized around the world that empowers us all to give back to our communities through service, kindness and financial support – all beliefs that Rotary values deeply.
Giving Tuesday
Eight years ago an idea came to someone’s mind at the 92nd Street Y (92nd Street Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association) to have a day of giving monetarily and philanthropically speaking. The 92nd Street Y is 146-years old.  But someone 138-years old did not come up with the concept to have monetary giving day.

2023-2024 District Governor Selected

Under the provisions of the Rotary International Bylaws, Section 12.030.7, where there is no Challenging Candidate, the District Governor is to declare the candidate of the district nominating committee to be the Governor-Nominee Designate, who will become District Governor for the term of 2023-2024. There were no challenging candidates presented.

It is therefore our honor and pleasure to make the declaration that Dianne Crawford, of the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego, will serve as District Governor for the Rotary year 2023-2024.
District Governor 2020-2021
Steven Weitzen
District Nominating Committee, 2021-2020
PDG Marta Knight, Chair 

For over 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has been supporting the work of Rotary members like you, who find sustainable solutions to their communities’ most pressing needs.
If you missed the November 7 Foundation Seminar, you are in luck.  Thanks to Rotarian Don Fipp, the seminar was recorded and now available for you to watch.   The seminar was very inspiring, showcasing several District 5340 Matching Grant projects.   You'll want to take the time to watch!

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District Governor Steven Weitzen
Steven Weitzen
District Governor 2020-21
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