District News
Our Friends and Fellow Rotarians in 4100.
In early July I was introduced to Guillermo Nava, District Governor for District 4100. District 4100 covers all of Baja California, and from the Arizona border down to Culiacan, Mexico on the interior of Mexico.
District Grants:
Congratulations to the District Foundation Grant Sub-Committee for the successful submission and approval by Rotary International of the 2019–2020 District Grant Report.
The 2020-2021 District Grants block grant application for $152,233, was submitted and approved by Rotary International. This year we have 46 clubs with 96 grants totaling $150,525, of matching funds. Funds will be wired to our District Grant account. Clubs with approved grants need to make sure that their banking information is correctly uploaded in the matching grants.org website so funds can be forwarded.
The District Environmental Sustainability Committee (DES) is pleased to inform all Rotarians that the San Diego Green Building Council is hosting its 3rd Annual Sustainability Award and the application deadline is October 16th.  Rotary Clubs have created a wide community of businesses and nonprofit organizations and this event is a great opportunity to showcase their green business practices. The DES encourages Rotarians, who may find an interest to this event, to apply and share with organizations or businesses that are looking to celebrate their best practices.
Greetings from District 4400, Ecuador!   
It is our pleasure to invite you and your Club to attend our XV Rotary Project Fair to be held online on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of November 2020. 
Making a difference in the lives of young teenage boys growing up without a positive role model is nothing new to members of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship.  In fact, Brett Morey, Past President of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle and Founder of Surfers Unite has been involved with the 100 Wave Challenge for Boys to Men Mentoring for the past four years.  Brett leads the charge on the Degree 33 Surfboards team and has involved a half dozen Rotaractors and Rotarians in District 5340 as a result.  Rodger Dougherty of Club 33 (RC of San Diego) has been participating in the 100 Wave Challenge since the inaugural year in 2010.  A Lifetime Member of Surfers Unite and Senior Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente, Rodger has also been a huge financial supporter of the annual fundraiser for Boys to Men Mentoring.  Talk about dedication, Rodger even completed the 100 Wave Challenge solo while on the East coast on business a couple years ago.  
Photo: The Emilio Nares Foundation was created by the parents of young Emilio who passed away from cancer
On September 15th, the Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary presented a grant of $5588 to the Emilio Nares Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase an office printer.
The 100 Wave Challenge runs September 19 through November 22 with the Degree 33 Surfboards team and Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship members taking off at Cardiff on October 3rd.  Be sure to swing by the event to cheer them on as they ring the gong after completing 100 waves each.  Better yet, if you would like to get involved to support this 501(c)3 as a mentor, volunteer, help out at the event or make a donation be sure to check out the Events page of Surfers Unite at: https://surfersunite.org/event-3886414.
After 23 years, Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary’s BocceFest - our fun fundraiser, bocce tournament, craft beer tasting, and auction has been cancelled due to the pandemic.  However, because the need of our services and support for many non-profits is even greater these days, Rotarians called on past Bocce sponsors and donors, who have generously pledged over $36,000 as of September 9.  To celebrate this milestone, the Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary will be hosting a BocceFest Celebration of Giving via a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday evening, September 15, from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
During Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week, October 5-11, Rotary members and alumni will gather to share their experiences, network, and exchange ideas for staying involved in Rotary. Join the action! Create a post on social media and tag it #RotaryReconnect. Hold a virtual meeting with alumni to share ideas. Invite an alum to speak at your online club meeting.
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District Governor Steven Weitzen
Steven Weitzen
District Governor 2020-21
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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