Santa Rosa West hosted the October SCARC. Chris buzzes about how to have fun at Rotary..

St Helena keeps up the singing club tradition.

Calistoga celebrates DG Kevin’s homecoming by coming to the board by bicycle in full dress.

St Helena President Norm scares his club.

Foundation Dinner North

Russian River Rotarian Herman presents a $5000 check to the El Molino HS Culinary Arts program.

Kelseyville Sunrise Group Photo.

Welcome to Rotary District 5130

I have just completed visiting every club in the District and I am overwhelmed with Pride and Joy about what you are accomplishing with service and fellowship.  More than ever I can say I am proud to be a Rotarian in District 5130.

November is Foundation Month.  The Foundation Celebration Dinners are the first two Saturdays in November, but all month long is a time to celebrate what we accomplish through our Rotary Foundation.  Our donations come back to us to support District Grants for our community and/or the world and Global Grants making a profound and sustainable change across borders.  The Foundation also means the elimination of polio, Peace Fellows, and Vocational Training Teams.  Support for the Foundation is an all year long event.

A new program in District 5130 is getting underway, Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFE).  Like the old GSE program, it involves exchange programs between two districts with an emphasis on home hospitality.  The difference is FSE is for Rotarians (and partners) and transportation is the responsibility of the Rotarians participating.

We have two FSE programs this year. We will be doing an exchange with a district in New York (sort of a foreign country).  Please contact FSE Program Chair, Chris Parr-Feldman, chris.parrfeldman@gmail.com, if you are interested in either being part of the exchange or if your club would like to help host. We also will have an exchange with India District.  Please contact Greg Freitas, gregcfreitas@comcast.net, if you are interested in either being part of the exchange or if your club would like to help host.

One event dear to many of our hearts, The Festival of Brotherhood, will be postponed until next year.  Logistics and our friends in District 4150 in Mexico working to strengthen their District have made it impossible to have the Festival this year.  I anticipate we will be able to continue the program next year.

Share Your Pride and Joy and Light Up Rotary,

Kevin

 
We have added a few more rooms at Tenaya Lodge for the District Conference at Yosemite.  Reserve now with the link below: 

 
Alternative lodging can be found in Oakhurst about 13 miles from the conference at Tenaya Lodge.  Hotels in Oakhurst include:
 
Yosemite Southgate Inn & Suites
40644 Highway 41​​​​​Ph.559-683-3555
Oakhurst, Ca   93644​​​​www.yosemitesouthgate.com 

  

Oakhurst Lodge
40302 Highway 41​​​​​559-683-4417
Oakhurst, Ca   93644​​​​www.theoakhurstlodge.com

 

Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn​​​​ ​​
40530 Highway 41​​​​​559-683-2378
Oakhurst, California 93644​​​http://www.yosemitegatewayinn.com/

 

Comfort Inn
40489 Highway 41​​​​​559-683-8282
Oakhurst, Ca   93644​​​​www.ComfortInn.com/Oakhurst

 

America’s Best Value Inn
48800 Royal Oaks Dr.​​​​559-658-5500
Oakhust,  Ca   93644​​​​www.americasbestvalueinnyosemite.com

 

Days Inn Oakhurst Yosemite
40662 Highway 41​​​​​559-642-2525
Oakhurst, Ca   93644​​​​www.yosemitesierrainn.com

 

 
Share your Pride and Joy and Light Up Rotary.
 
Kevin

Take Pride and Joy in being a Rotarian and Light Up Rotary.