District Governor’s Message
Welcome to Rotary International District 5230, serving with 55 Rotary clubs in Central California and the Central Coast, within the counties of Fresno, Kings, Monterey and Tulare.
Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization, is made up of over 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Its members form a global network of business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s more than 1.2 million members.
As Rotarians, we come together with regular meetings to exchange ideas and take action to make dreams real, while we have fun and enjoy the fellowship!..
We make a difference and change lives by working on local and International community projects, focusing on the following areas:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Over 30 years of Rotary’s fight to eradicate Polio is coming to the end… only two countries left, Afganistan and Pakistan… We are so close!..
I am looking forward to a great Rotary year, celebrating the Centennial Year of the Rotary Foundation and working with the fellow Rotarians and club leaders, and community partners to continue our mission of “Rotary Serving Humanity”.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Yavuz V. Atila
District 5230 Governor (2016-2017)