Others are not so fortunate. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to water and/or sanitation. More than one thousand children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water. In District 5240, we take this problem seriously and have reached out to communities around the globe to improve water, sanitation and hygiene. We work with the residents of the community to better understand their needs and priorities. We help establish water committees that are responsible for maintaining communal water and sanitation systems including collecting small fees that are used for future operation and maintenance of the water systems. We help dig wells, provide filtration systems, build water catch systems, install latrines and hand-washing stations and support community education. Thanks to you, thousands of people around the world now have access to safe water and improved sanitation. Clean water and healthy sanitation form the basis for fighting disease, supporting education, improving local economies and providing peace. Thanks to you, children are in school instead of sick; women no longer walk six hours per day to collect clean water, and the lives of entire communities are made better.
You can learn more about Rotary’s activities in support of water and sanitation by visiting the website of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WSHRAG) at http://wasrag.org. For more information about what our district is doing in support of water and sanitation or to get involved in a project, contact District 5240 International Service Chair Edwin Velarde (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember next time you get a clean glass of water from your kitchen sink how fortunate you are.
In April of 2016, Simi Sunrise Rotarians Heather Frankle and Chas Wilson, accompanied by spouses Nick Frankle and Phyllis Wilson were able to attend the D4160 Conference in San Miguel along with approximately 30 other D5240 Rotarians.
- Lack of Poverty
- Lack of Injustice
- Lack of Hopelessness
- Lack of Non-Human Environment
Practical Relevant Leadership Skills - PRLS
The Object of PRLS
To provide a training environment for Rotarians to learn effectiveness as individuals on a daily basis.
The goal of PRLS, begun in 1993, is to provide a set of training sessions wherein current and future Rotary leaders could learn to become more effective in their leadership roles.
Basic PRLS has been renamed Intro to Rotary and consists of a half day with 3 modules: Rotary Then and Now, Leadership and Leading a Meeting and Communications and Speaking in Public. This program was specifically developed to train individuals whose goals include a future leadership position in Rotary. They learn skills that will make them more effective in that role.
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“The 4-Way Test” Essay Contest
The 4-Way Test of Things We Think, Say or Do
To encourage students to consider how “The 4-Way Test” can be used in everyday decision-making.
The second half of our Rotary year is here and our convention in Atlanta, Georgia is just around the corner. Now is the time to begin making your plans for your time at the Convention.
The purpose of this correspondence is to let you know that Zones 25 & 26 will hold a special event during the convention. You, Rotarians from your District, family members and friends are invited to join me for some
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