Public Image Spotlight
Your First Impression Could Be Your Last
When a Member, Visitor, or Press Journalist comes to your Club's website do they see a vibrant, active, happy, and productive club?
Is your branding updated so the Rotary logo is visible? Is the Annual Presidential Theme updated? Are some of your latest projects and activities featured?
As a Club Member we are so involved with "doing" that sometimes the "promoting" gets left to the wayside.
Here are a few links to help update your site:
To access go to, then type "Brand Center" into the search field in the top right corner of the main site page.
You will need to login to use the tools and templates and they really are quite useful.
Here you will also find the Presidential Theme.
Here is an example of the Club Logo Template.
You have a few options of how to create and save the image.
Here are a couple of examples of how clubs have used the new Rotary logo.
Here is the Presidential Theme for 2016-2017-
RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17.
If you need help please email Becky Savell, District 5240 Communications Chair at
Welcome to Rotary District 5240 serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
and Kern counties in California.
We are 3500 professional, business and civic leaders who meet regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and exchange ideas that enable us to make a difference in our local community and in communities around the globe.
We invest our time, talent and treasure performing projects that improve our communities, supporting the many non-profit organizations that serve our communities, and providing leadership and scholarship opportunities to our youth.
We reach out to communities around the world to form partnerships that change lives.
A Letter of Thanks
To the members of my District 5240 Rotary Family,
My family and I would like to thank each of you for the support and love that you have shown to us over the past several weeks as we have struggled with the loss of Heather who to us was wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Many of you have been with us from the beginning four years ago when she was first diagnosed with the cancer that ultimately claimed her life. On those days when Heather questioned why she should keep fighting, your prayers, good thoughts and energy lit up her room and gave her the strength to go on.
ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 - 2016/17
“The 4-Way Test” Essay Contest

The 4-Way Test of Things We Think, Say or Do
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
To encourage students to consider how “The 4-Way Test” can be used in everyday decision-making.
This can be done by expressing their thoughts in an essay that relates a case or story where they applied these principles in their daily life.
FAYM (Festival of the Arts Youth Movement) is a music and arts festival that was created by the Interact clubs of Simi Valley last year to promote youth creativity. Music and arts are promoted through the interactive music and vendors. This year we are collaborating with Interact, Key club, Rotary club and Kiwanis of Ventura County to make this event larger since we are involving these large divisions of key club as well as the Interact clubs outside Simi Valley. All the proceeds made from this event will be used to provide vital materials to the Door of Faith Orphanage in Mexico.
March Membership Madness
March is the month to bring in new members!
During the month of March, ask each club member to bring
at least one prospective member to a meeting.
Give a prize of ???? for the sponsor of the first new member in March!
(You pick the prize for your club! Paul Harris points?
No fines for a year? Dinner at a nice restaurant?)

The 34th Annual,  Evening of Magic, sponsored by The Camarillo Rotary Club, at the High Street Theater

March 18, 2017, at 7:30PM

This annual event has brought in Magic Castle Magicians who have performed all over the world.  This year’s cast includes, Paul Dwork, The Magic of Merlin, Mike Caveney, this year’s MC & and Comedy Magic performer known to keep crowds laughing and on the edge of their seats.  Also included is Tina Lenert, whose fancy style, includes dance & Magic, bringing elegance to the stage and  Stoil and Ekaterina, quick change artists from the Russian Ukraine. Finally, Television celebrity Christopher Hart, whose hands make magic, and was "Thing" in the Adams Family, will truly amaze with his magical routine. 

Practical Relevant Leadership Skills - PRLS

The Object of PRLS

​To provide a training environment for Rotarians to learn effectiveness as individuals on a daily basis.

The goal of PRLS, begun in 1993, is to provide a set of training sessions wherein current and future Rotary leaders could learn to become more effective in their leadership roles.

Basic PRLS has been renamed Intro to Rotary and consists of a half day with 3 modules: Rotary Then and Now, Leadership and Leading a Meeting and Communications and Speaking in Public. This program was specifically developed to train individuals whose goals include a future leadership position in Rotary. They learn skills that will make them more effective in that role.



*** Special Rotary Weekend Save $50 ***

All 5 Master PRLS Classes to Bakersfield $250

OR Leadership - Facilitation Skills – Communications - Business Planning - Projects & Grants  ($60 Each)



In Rotary Year 2015-16, our district made a commitment to become a Peacebuilder District.  We began by making a contribution to The Rotary Foundation to provide support for the next class of Rotary Peace Fellows. We were delighted to learn that two of our peace scholar nominees were among those selected to receive fellowships.
We also made a commitment to wage peace wherever we can – in our local communities and in communities around the world. We have established a Peacebuilder Club program designed to enhance Rotary’s mission of ‘advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace’ through the promotion of programs and projects aligning with the six areas of focus and in particular the #1 Area of Focus – Peace, Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution. Priority is being given to youth and peace education projects and in gaining the assistance of the graduates of the Rotary Peace Fellowship program for local support.
District Training Assembly- Registration is Now OPEN
The District 5240 Training Assemblies are scheduled for March 18, 2017 in Bakersfield and April 1, 2017 in Oxnard. Each Assembly will run from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Check-in and continental breakfast from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.  The cost is free to all members. Training will focus on information for incoming Club Presidents, Officers, and Board Members (those who will be serving in 2017-18) although everyone is welcome.
Dear Rotarian,
The second half of our Rotary year is here and our convention in Atlanta, Georgia is just around the corner. Now is the time to begin making your plans for your time at the Convention.
The Rotary International Convention offers the perfect opportunity for Rotarians from all over the world to come together to celebrate our year of Rotary Serving Humanity.

The purpose of this correspondence is to let you know that Zones 25 & 26 will hold a special event during the convention. You, Rotarians from your District, family members and friends are invited to join me for some
good old “Southern Elegance & Charm with a Down Home Southern Breakfast” catered by Wolfgang Puck,  on Monday June  12th from 8am-9:30am at the Georgia Aquarium, 255 Baker St NW, Atlanta Georgia.
Register for the Convention- Click Below
Contact: Ashlea Boyer
"On To Atlanta" Chair
February 2017
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Rotary District 5240 Office
3394 Bryan Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone: 805-578-1061 Fax: 805-578-1081
Administrative Assistant: Nancy Falconer