Welcome to Rotary International District 5230

Water & Sanitation

Area of Focus: Water and Sanitation Month.
  • Create awareness on water Conservation by Street play / Banners / Literature Distributions / Seminars at club level and for the local community, Rainwater harvesting awareness
  • Clean Drinking Water at Railway Stations, Bus Stations, Schools or Public Places, Re-user of waste Water
  • Create Public Toilets Facilities, Create Awareness on Sanitation at Schools – Colleges – Economically Backward Areas
  • Create Sewage / Concealed Drainage system, Bore Wells, Building Check dams
  • providing Carriers (Transportation Systems) to carry water pots

Rotary Youth Exchange

Adventures in Service III

Hosted By: Rod Coburn
Produced By: Sahar Osman and Mo Osman
Teleprompter – Social Media: Peter Fortuna
Advisor: Jeff Dippel
Reporter: Bayan Saffour
Guests: Nina Clancy, Merritt Wiseman, and Maisa Kurdi

District Calendar

Sea Otter Classic - Beer Pouring
Apr 16th - Apr 19th 2020
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District Celebration -Tachi Hotel and Casino, Lemoore -CANCELLED
Apr 25th - Apr 26th 2020
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Run For Life - Cancer Run
May 2nd 2020
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Steinbeck's Home BrewFest
May 2nd 2020
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Mt Toro BBQ
May 6th 2020
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Scholarship Dinner at Hanford Fraternal Hall
May 13th 2020
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Grants Training Webinar
May 16th 2020
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Grants Training Webinar
May 17th 2020
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SHS Grad Pizza
May 28th 2020
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Rod Coburn

District Governor, 2019-2020

“Dad, I would not be where I am today without Rotary” highlighted a family discussion following Rod’s selection as District Governor 2019-20.  While joining Rotary to continue community service after being the President of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society and the Central Valley YMCA, little did his family know they were going to be a prime beneficiary of Rotary membership.

Rod and Shelly, married 51 years, along with their three children enthusiastically participated in youth exchanges as a host family for inbound students from Scotland, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, and Australia.  Their children all had international experience, either as exchange students or living and traveling with families of their hosted students.

Rod had a family dental practice while at the same time teaching at UCSF, School of Dentistry.  He ceased teaching when recruited to be a dental benefit consultant, which continues to today. Along the way, he and a group of dentists created a dental treatment network and a third party administration business to process group dental claims.  As the children grew up, Shelly reentered education, following a twenty-year hiatus, as a classroom teacher and subsequently completed her Masters degree. Upon retiring from Selma Unified School District, she continues as a mentor instructor at Fresno Pacific University.

Rod served as President of Fig Garden Rotary Club in 2003-04, after previously being the chair of the district’s summer youth exchange program.  He has also served the district as Lieutenant Governor and Assistant Governor. He is multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Rod served as Foreman of Fresno County’s civil Grand Jury.  He is currently the Board Chair of the Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association and also serves as a Trustee of the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Rod and Shelly are excited to continue serving Rotary.  Their passion is the ‘Family of Rotary and are looking forward to helping all Rotarians share Rotary.

The Five Avenues of Service

Club Service

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .

Community Service

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in and this .

International Service

 International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and .