Welcome to Rotary District 5130
Take Pride and Joy in being a Rotarian and Light Up Rotary.
Many thanks to all the Rotarians, partners and friends who attended the District Conference in Yosemite. I much appreciated the enthusiastic responses from attendees. A few photos are attached. The District webpage will be publishing many more.
At the Conference Business Meeting the bylaw amendment incorporating the Finance Committee into the Board of Directors was adopted. Maureen Merrill was selected to be on the committee to choose the next Rotary International Director for Zones 25 and 26, with Bruce Campbell selected as alternate.
Many awards to deserving people and clubs were awarded. A complete list is attached. Of special note Bruce Campbell received the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, David Mark Raymond received the Citation of Meritorious Service from the Rotary Foundation and Barbara Barney was honored as District 5130 Rotarian of the Year.
News of the Nepal earthquake saddened us all. Rotarian Scott Holder luckily escaped injury. He was climbing Everest to raise money for Polio+, but after the earthquake has redirected his energy doing humanitarian relief in Kathmandu. We can still support the Polio+ cause in his name as he puts service above self. Rotary International is supporting Nepal relief efforts through Shelter Box and direct donations via the Rotary District Governor for Nepal. Your club Presidents, President-Elects, and Secretaries have detailed information.
Rotary District 5130 is being honored with the 2015 President's Medallion by the Santa Rosa Junior College for Rotary's deep and lasting commitment to SRJC students. We will be accepting the award on May 28 at 11:00 AM at the college, with a luncheon at noon. Clubs may purchase tables for the luncheon. If you have any questions please call Carolyn Cole-Schweizer, Foundation Administrative, Donor & Alumni Relations Coordinator, at 707-524-1566.
There are two months left in this Rotary year. Let's share our Pride and Joy in Rotary and make one last push to strengthen our clubs with good new Rotarians. And for those who attended the conference, bears are still not eligible for membership.