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Message from District Governor Nick Frankle
 
Welcome to Rotary District 5240 serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
and Kern counties in California.
We are 3500 professional, business and civic leaders who meet regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and exchange ideas that enable us to make a difference in our local community and in communities around the globe.
We invest our time, talent and treasure performing projects that improve our communities, supporting the many non-profit organizations that serve our communities, and providing leadership and scholarship opportunities to our youth.
We reach out to communities around the world to form partnerships that change lives.
 

Our priorities are organized into six areas of focus:

1. Fighting disease

2. Providing clean water

3. Saving mothers and children

4. Supporting education

5. Growing local economies

6. Promoting peace
 
When you go out in your local community look for the many areas where Rotarians make a
difference. They are often highlighted by the familiar Rotary wheel. Rotary members are at
work in your community right now feeding the hungry, tutoring children, maintaining parks,
supporting our veterans, and more.
If you want to join others who identify areas of local need, and apply their expertise to the address them, you need to join Rotary.
If you have a dream of how you can change lives in your local community or a community
elsewhere in the world, find a local Rotary club and make your dream a reality.
 
In District 5240, we believe that if you can dream it – with the support of Rotary, you can do it!
 
 
Registration is now open for all Presidents Elect to register for the President Elect Retreat on Friday, September 16, 2016 – Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria.
Click on the link below to register. Please be sure to select your choices of breakout sessions during the retreat as part of your registration.
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER----PE Retreat Registration Link


Rooms are available at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria at a reduced rate of $120 per night (plus tax). Click the link below for the
hotel website to reserve your room and use the following special rate code:
In the reservation section, click on the box that says “More Search Options” and enter the rate code ROT916 to get the special PE Retreat rate.
 

CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL RESERVATION LINK----Hotel Reservation Link
 
 

 
 
The District Conference will be held October 14-16, 2016 at the Hyatt in beautiful Westlake Village, CA.
 
 

 
Want to Share your Rotary Events and Projects on TV?
Showcase them on “Rotary Serving Our Community”, a weekly TV show that airs on public access
in Santa Barbara and is also available
online 24/7 at www.WeAreRotary.TV
for everyone to see.
Contact Wade Nomura at: Wade@WeAreRotary.TV
 
 
 

 
 
 
Our District has 'passed the hat' many times in support of providing relief during disasters around our globe.  This time, the need is in our own back yard.  I ask that you please consider 'passing the hat' at your next couple of Club Meetings, or making a contribution on your own in support of the needs that have came from the disaster effects of the 'Erskine Fire' still raging in eastern Kern County.
 
One of our District 5240 Clubs, the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley, has set up a relief fund for this purpose.  You may want to send contributions directly to them, or another Rotary Club or Disaster Service group that are involved with relief efforts in the area.  
 
 
 
 
 
Get your tickets now! Available to Rotarians until mid-August. This special event benefitting END POLIO will be at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:00PM.
Click on the picture to go to the ticket purchasing page on www.Zone2526.org/events
 
 

 

We Double Dog Dare You to Support Our Upcoming Dog Days Golf Tournament

An event benefiting the Simi Valley Police Community Safety and Education programs, the Simi Valley Police K-9 Team, and the
Simi Sunrise Rotary Charitable Foundation
 
The 23rd Annual Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise and Simi Valley Police Foundation Dog Days of Summer Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 1 at Moorpark Country Club promises to be more exciting than ever! 
The community is invited to participate in a fun day of golf, barks and lots of memories with friends and associates all to benefit the Simi Valley Police Community Safety and education programs, the Simi Valley Police K-9 Team,and the Simi Sunrise Rotary Charitable Foundation. 
 
 
 
 
6 Passenger Golf Cart Raffle!
Rotary Club of Cayucos-Seaside is raffling off a street legal, 6 passenger, electric golf cart with Blue Tooth sound system. This is one of their 2 annual fundraisers. Only 600 tickets are made available to be purchased by donating to the Rotary Club of Cayucos-Seaside Foundation at PO Box  275 , Cayucos, CA 92430. Last year’s winner was from Wasco, CA. All proceeds go to Rotary projects and programs. (see Cayucos Rotary website for project & program details) Tickets are $100 each and are tax deductible. The drawing is held December 10th downtown Cayucos at the Rotary Club’s Santa Cottage at 7:00pm. What a great Christmas gift! Please join in and help the Rotary Club of Cayucos-Seaside reach their fundraising goal for this year. For more information contact Steve Geil, President at 805.900.5221.
 
 

 
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).
 
 
 
 
 
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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