Rotary District 5240 consists of almost 3,000 members in 70 Rotary Clubs. The District spans four counties in Central California - San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and Kern County – as well as a Chapter Club based in Guatemala and a Young Professionals Satellite Club in Westlake Village.  Our clubs are active in all aspects of Rotary, including community and international service, youth programs, and fellowship activities.

Stories From Around the District
The Rotary Club Bakersfield Twilight gathered together with its sponsored Centennial High School Interactors at the City of Bakersfield 911 World Trade Center Memorial to learn and appreciate our first-responders who risk their lives for us every day. It was ironic when we arrived  to find that our host Fire Department had all of its personnel out on duty for a major gas pipe leak in the City.
It is with sadness we share the news of the passing Ari Larson, long time member of Rotary Club of Fillmore. For all who knew her, Ari was a strong and generous life force in her community and well beyond. Serving as President of Rotary Club of Fillmore in 2019/2020 she led her club in a multitude of programs and projects. Her passion in Rotary was Youth and Education and as a life long resident of Fillmore she dove into local annual projects, often coordinating with other organizations for the greatest impact.
The planning of this Rotary Days of Service project, the Back-2-School Backpack Drive, started in July 2021 in anticipation of completion to coincide with the beginning of the Fall semester.  These backpacks were stuffed with the essential school supplies that are necessary for educational success.  Our county has several organizations who work to assist children in need in lower income situations and are supported by our Rotary clubs in Groups 4, 5, 6, and 7 in District 5240.  
Thirty-two local nonprofit organizations were recently invited to and attended a luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. “The purpose was two-fold; the members of Rotary recognized the financial pinch these organizations are in, due to a halt in fundraising, and wanted to provide a bit of financial support, as well as letting these organizations know how important they are to people in need in our community,” said David Stowell, last year’s club president.

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