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Rotary Fellowships consist of individuals who share a common interest in recreational activities, hobbies, professions, or cultural identity. These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world.  Click "Read More" to continue.
After imagining the future of Rotary in Melbourne, Australia, members and speakers at the 2023 Rotary International Convention looked ahead to next year’s gathering in Singapore and being able to share hope with the world by focusing on mental health and well-being. 
"Singapore is a city that embodies the spirit of service and giving back to the community," said Jennifer Scott, chair of the 2024 International Convention Committee. "This city-state is a hub of culture, cuisine, and innovation, and is renowned for its architecture, natural beauty, and bustling nightlife. There is something for everyone in Singapore."
During the convention's closing session, 2023-24 Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally explained why he's asking members to make mental health a priority. When his only brother took his own life, McInally said, he became determined to fight the stigma around mental health issues and expand access to care.   Click "Read More" to continue the story.  
District Governor-Elect Don Fipps and the District Rotary Foundation Committee have approved a more generous District Designated Funds match of club cash contributions for Global Grants.  For the 2023-2024 Rotary year, club cash contributions will be matched 150% or 1.5 times the cash contribution amount.  For example, if a club contributes $5000 for a global grant, the club would be eligible for $7500 of DDF.  This decision was made to make it easier for clubs to do Global Grants in light of recent changes in The Rotary Foundation World Fund match rules.  The DDF limit for each club remains at $10,000 per club per Rotary year, which can be divided among several projects or used for a single project.  
A revised copy of the Grant Policies for the 2023-2024 Rotary year is attached.  The change described above is highlighted in yellow.
If you have any questions, please contact Janice Kurth, D5340 Global Grants Chair at janice@janicekurth.com.
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The Governors Dinner is the annual District awards and installation ceremony. Join us on Monday, June 26, 2023, as we celebrate the past Rotary year and induct our new club and district leaders at the Del Mar Hilton located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA  92014. 
Open seating tickets are $68pp.  Sit together and buy a table of 10 for $650.  Names and meal choices are required at the time of registration.
  • 4:30 PM - Registration opens.
  • 5-6 PM - Cocktail hour in the Garden Terrace.
  • 5:45 PM - Ballroom doors open.
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner.
  • 6:30- 8:00 PM - Program.
District Awards will be announced:
  • Best Small Club of the Year
  • Best Medium Club of the Year
  • Best Large Club of the Year
  • Best Rotaract Club of the Year
  • Rotaractor of the Year
  • Rotarian of the Year
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Join Rotarians from across District 5340 for Padre baseball and fellowship.  All games are on Tuesday nights and start at 6:40 PM.  There is a limit of   5 tickets per person.  Games are:
June 13       $45    Cleveland Guardians     Purchase tickets 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
July 25        $45      Pittsburgh Pirates         Purchase tickets 
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"
August 22   $45    Miami Marlins                Purchase tickets
Seats are located in left field at "The Point"

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
Rotary District 5340
5052 Clairemont Drive #178651
San Diego, CA 92117
619-2-ROTARY (619-276-8279) Phone
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