About Rotary International District 5240
Rotary is 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs all over the world. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Learn more at www.rotary.org

Rotary District 5240 is made up of over 3000 members in 71 Rotary Clubs, nine Rotaract (young professional) Clubs, and 58 Interact (high school) clubs.
You’ll find the clubs of District 5240 along California’s central coast, throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Kern counties. 

How it works:

When you join Rotary, you join a local club. See all the clubs in District 5240 here.
Although all clubs operate within the general Rotary International framework, each club has its own distinct personality, participates in its select service projects, and organizes its own fundraisers.
Rotary District 5240 provides support to our clubs through webinar trainings, conferences and assemblies, district-focused grants, and even some social fellowship events. 

Facts about Rotary for your next cocktail party:

  • Rotary has lead polio eradication efforts since 1985
  • We focus on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.
  • It’s more than 100 years old. It was founded in Chicago in 1905.
  • The first club in our District was The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, which was founded in 1918.