Welcome to Rotary International District 5230

Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources…..

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

2020 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

HONOLULU, HAWAII June 6-10, 2020

The rate is $450.00. Rotarians are encouraged to book early as there are more Rotarians than normal expected at the Honolulu Convention.  Enjoy the special video below about the 2020 Convention.


Registration for the Honolulu Convention will open on June 1, 2019

How to Create a My Rotary Account
How to Register Guide

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.

District Calendar

Pigs, Pinot & More
February 29th 2020
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Mt Toro BBQ
March 4th 2020
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First Lady Mary Castro on the Food Cupboard at Fresno State
March 12th 2020
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Annual Fund Raising Prime Rib Dinner Gala!
March 14th 2020
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11th annual Cioppino & Vino Fun-Raiser
March 21st 2020
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District 5230 Club Training Assembly (CTA) 2020
March 28th 2020
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Rotary Club of Castroville's Bocce Night
March 28th 2020
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Castroville Rotary Bocce
March 28th 2020
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Boots, Brews and BBQ
April 4th 2020
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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 .