Rotary District 5240 consists of almost 3,000 members in 70 Rotary Clubs. The District spans four counties in Central California - San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and Kern County – as well as a Chapter Club based in Guatemala, a Young Professionals Satellite Club in Westlake Village, and the international-focused Rotary E-Club of One World District 5240.  Our clubs are active in all aspects of Rotary, including community and international service, youth programs, and fellowship activities.

Stories From Around the District
Please join us for a cross-sector collaboration forum designed to educate and inform the community on human trafficking on the Central Coast. You are invited as an individual, agency, educational or governmental leader who is essential in uniting the community on important topics. Whether or not you or an agency has joined the anti-trafficking movement, we are looking forward to collaborating with the hope of building a firm foundation for community action.
Thanks to the generosity of many in our community, 43 children in the Oceanside Apartments in San Simeon had a very Merry Christmas. On December 21, Santa (aka Rotarian Tom Tierney) along with a group of very helpful elves, delivered packages of gifts for each of the children and their parents. Cambria Rotary’s Secret Santa’s purchased 3 of the gifts the children asked for in their letter to Santa. An anonymous Cambria Rotary member donated a pair of shoes to each of the children. Cambria Connection and Cambria Rotary both gave each family gift cards for groceries, another anonymous donor gave each family a Target gift card, several San Simeon businesses chipped in so each family could receive household items (detergent, soap, shampoo, cleaning items, etc.) and Rotary donated a soccer ball to each of the kiddos. Needless to say, the children and their parents were thrilled, and the Rotary elves ended their evening with warm hearts.
At Cambria Rotary’s November 18th meeting, we heard from Branna Still of the San Luis Obispo Food Bank. She told us that 26% of households in SLO County do not earn enough to afford an essential cost of living, and 1 in 6 children may experience food insecurity in the US this year! The SLO Food Bank serves over 31,000 individuals each month. 28% are children and 25% are seniors.

Community Service Chair, Sandy Cha, was pleased to present Branna and the SLO Food Bank with a check for $500 to help families and individuals during this holiday season.

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