What's Happening in District 5240
The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset, California, USA, was admitted to membership in Rotary International on 29 June 2016.
Congratulations to Charter President Gary Bright and Charter Club Secretary Stefanie Harrington.  The club is chartering with 25 members and will be meeting on the first and third Wednesday evenings at 6pm (location forthcoming).
Charter Members:
Gary Bright
Stefanie Herrington
Esther Brand
Gary Dobbins
Christopher Jacobs
Victor Schaff
Will Carlton
Edward Van Wingerden
Don Risdon
Betty Brown
George Krebs
Autumn Shelton
Andy Sheaffer
Will Kalbermatter
Gerry Lamberti
Kevin Baird
Andrea Risdon
Daniel Flynn
Tamara Ivanova
Marsha Callender
Joseph Lazaro
Niels Johnson-Lameijer
Tobias Prins
Anthony Staal
Hans Brand

On Saturday, June 25, 2015, Rotarians from District 5240 gathered at the Moorpark Country Club for the 2015-16 District Awards and District Governor Step Down Luncheon. The following awards were presented:

Best Overall Club of the Year - CAMBRIA

Best Large Club - THOUSAND OAKS

Best Medium Club - SIMI VALLEY


District Rotarian of the Year - ROB GODFREY


Significant Achievement Award from Rotary International - Cayucos Seaside


Rotary International Spouse/Partner Service Award - Scottie Ortiz


Citation for Meritorious Service from The Rotary Foundation - PDG LUZ MARIA ORTIZ SMITH

Robert "Jock" MacKenzie Leadership in Education Award - DOUG HOFFMAN


Dr. John Padilla Humanitarian Service Award - ROCKY RHODES


Samuel L. Greene Service Above Self Award - DAVID GORE


Quiet Rotarian Award - Scott Phillips and Neil Walker​

Club Builder Award From Rotary International

Joel Conn
Steve Curry
Jim Eaton
Anselmo Moreno
Mario de la Piedra
Zane Smith
Dapper Spar
Jeff Stulberg
Sally Tomniczak
Susan Weaver


These Rotaract Clubs also earned the Presidential Citation Award
Rotaract Club of Bakersfield
Rotaract Club of Conejo Valley
Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo
Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara
Rotaract Club of Ventura


Interact Club of Adolfo Camarillo High School
(also received the Interact Presidential Citation)
Interact Club of Atascadero High School
Interact Club of Carpinteria High School
Interact Club of Centennial High School of Bakersfield
Interact Club of Moorpark High School
Interact Club of Paso Robles High School
Interact Club of Royal High School of Simi Valley
(also received the Interact Presidential Citation)
Interact Club of Tehachapi

Avenues of Service Awards:

Club Service

Small Club - Taft
Medium Club - Ventura South
Large Club - Bakersfield Breakfast

International Service

Small Club - Carpinteria Morning
Medium Club - Moorpark
Large Club - Thousand Oaks

Community Service

Small Club - Conejo Valley
Medium Club - Santa Maria Breakfast
Large Club - Ventura

Vocational Service

Small Club - Goleta Noontime
Medium Club - Simi Valley
Large Club - Cambria

Youth Service

Small Club - Shafter
Medium Club - Bakersfield Twilight
Large Club - Simi Sunrise


Small Club - Cayucos Seaside
Medium Club - San Luis Obispo Daybreak
Large Club - Santa Barbara


Small Club - Simi Sunset
Medium Club - Pismo Beach/Five Cities
Large Club - San Luis Obispo

District Club Distinction Awards

Gold Clubs

Bakersfield North
Bakersfield Twilight
Cayucos Seaside
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Daybreak
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Santa Maria Breakfast
Simi Sunset
Simi Valley
Thousand Oaks
Ventura South
Westlake Village Sunrise

Silver Clubs

Bakersfield Breakfast
Bakersfield East
Bakersfield West
Goleta Noontime
Los Olivos
Moorpark Morning
Morro Bay
Newbury Park
Santa Maria

Bronze Clubs

Santa Maria South
Simi Sunrise
Vandenberg Village

Rotary International Presidential Citation

Gold Citation

Bakersfield Breakfast
Bakersfield East
Bakersfield Twilight
Cayucos Seaside
Simi Sunset
Thousand Oaks
Ventura East

Silver Citation

E-Club of One World
Goleta Noontime
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Bronze Citation

Grover Beach
Santa Maria Breakfast
Simi Valley

After the awards were handed out, the transfer of pins occurred.

There's even a gavel that goes with the job!
And finally the Home Club of the District Governor banner was transferred from the
Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight to the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise
Congrats to every club in this great District. You-all have been awesome to serve with this year!
– District Governor Jim Bell and Donna
Thank you Andrew Fishkin for taking the photos!

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Rotary District 5240 Office
3394 Bryan Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone: 805-578-1061 Fax: 805-578-1081
Email nlfalconer@aol.com
Administrative Assistant: Nancy Falconer