Rotary District 5240 is made up of over 3,000 members from: 72 Rotary Clubs located in 4 counties of Southern California; The Rotary E Club of One World which spans over 6 continents; The "National Chapters" of The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning which connect local clubs to members in other states and countries. We meet regularly to form bonds and friendships and we also strive to improve lives locally and around the world. 
Earthquake Relief Fund
Donate to the Kern County Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund at Kern Community Foundation.
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Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation
The Rotary Club of China Lake is taking donations to address the humanitarian needs arising from the recent earthquakes. All of the money donated will be applied to the disaster recovery effort in all of the communities effected by the Searles Valley Earthquakes, including Trona and Ridgecrest.
To make a donation via check, please make check to: Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation
In the meno field, please write: "Searles Valley EQ Fund"
Mail to: RCCLCF, PO Box 1599, Ridgecrest, CA 93556
Welcome to the 2019-2020 Rotary New Year!

A new year is always exciting as we get a chance to take stock, press the refresh button, and make new resolutions for the next  year.

Together, let us make some resolutions as we embark on the New Rotary Year.

Do you remember who brought you into Rotary? I haven’t met a single Rotarian who has not. It is not easy to forget someone who took the time and the interest to introduce you to a life of enrichment, friendship, and fulfillment beyond your wildest expectations

I can’t imagine my life without Rotary. The endless opportunities for service and the life-long friends I have made turned each day into one filled with possibilities to make a difference. As my journey unfolds I realize that because of Rotary I continue to receive much more than I give.

Let us make a resolution that in 2019-20, we will honor and thank our sponsors by passing on the gift of Rotary to someone else. 

The Rotary Foundation is the soul of Rotary. Through individual contributions no matter how small, we get the chance to significantly impact the lives of others.

  • For less than a dollar, 2 drops of polio vaccine will protect a child  from a life sentence  of pain and suffering.
  • For $10.00, mosquito netting can be provided to effectively keep away malaria spreading mosquitoes and consequently save lives. 

What might seem like an insignificant contribution to you might be the most significant contribution to a recipient. 

Let us make a resolution that we will contribute to the Rotary 

International Foundation, no matter how small, and work to make an impact and save lives.

As I travel the district and meet Rotarians your support and excitement is contagious for the 2019 District Conference at the Chumash Resort and Casino in Santa Ynez on October 12, 2019.   

Although it is a one-day conference, many of you are planning to treat it as a weekend destination.

The Westlake Sunrise Rotary Club is even going dark that week to support attendance and participation.  

This is the right track because the District Conference is intended to inspire, to inform and to build friendships and strengthen bonds.

Let us make a resolution to capitalize on this opportunity to celebrate our friendships, our achievements, our district and Rotary. 

The 2019-2020 Rotary International theme is “Rotary Connects the World”.  It ties right into our District theme of “One World, One Rotary”.  We bring people and communities together through the good work we do and create “ One World, One Rotary”.

Let us made a resolution to strengthen the connections of doing good through Rotary in 2019-2020.

And the most important resolution of all:   

Let us make a resolution to have fun while doing good! 

Looking forward to serving with you in 2019-2020.