DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S COLUMN

The new Rotary Year is upon us. RI President Gary C. K. Huang has challenged us to Light Up Rotary. Confucius said, over 2000 years ago, “It is better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness.” The challenge includes having a Rotary Day celebration in our local communities to let our friends and neighbors know about us and what Rotary does in our world...
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AWARDS, AWARDS, AND MORE AWARDS

The District 2014-15 Awards application has been sent to the Club Presidents. Here is a copy for your information
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AVENUE OF VOCATIONAL SERVICE

Vocational Service is the basic foundation on which Rotary Membership is built. At induction, all new members of Rotary are urged to project the ideals of Rotary and Business Ethics in each of their vocations. It’s the Ideal of Rotary; to put Rotary to work where you work; and into all of your life.
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UPDATE ON TRF GRANTS AT CAMP CHAWANAKEE

In March of 2013, a Grant was awarded by The Rotary Foundation funding furniture for 11 log Cabins at Boy Scout Camp Chawanakee at Shaver Lake California, with a total project fund of $44,496. This is an International Matching Grant between the Rotary Club of Fresno and District 5230 and India’s...
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District Governor’s Message

Welcome to District 5230’s website.  We encourage you to browse the site to discover the richness of Rotary in central California – from the Pacific Ocean, gorgeous Monterey Peninsula, and beautiful Big Sur coast to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, giant sequoias, and fertile San Joaquin Valley.

We are 58 Rotary Clubs and over 2700 Rotarians strong in Clubs as large as 300 members and as small as 10 members.  We are active in community, vocational, international, and youth services, and we generously support the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation, as we promote peace and world understanding, alleviate poverty and illiteracy, and eradicate Polio.

Rotary’s Theme in 2014-15 is Light Up Rotary.  “It is better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness.” We are committed to SERVICE ABOVE SELF, helping both our local communities and the world. Rotarians are action oriented, donating their time, money, and service to help others. We ask you to join with us as we Light Up Rotary and our communities, and in the process, change the world one life at a time.

If you are not a member of a Rotary Club and would like more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website https://www.rotary.org/en.

Joe Grebmeier
District Governor 2014-15