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 of Bakersfield East served up over 200lbs of tri tip that went into over 300 dinners served for their fundraiser Saturday night. Proceeds benefited several organizations including the Ronald McDonald House of Bakersfield, Valley Fever Americas Foundation, and Bakersfield East Rotary Foundation.


This past week, DGE Dana Moldovan visited a Global Grant project she helped develop in Romania. The project, called Healing Little Hearts, provides life-saving heart surgery for infants and children. The project was developed by Rotary Clubs in Romania and USA and with two foundations, Gift of Life International based in USA and Save a Child’s Heart based in Israel.

19 years ago, Glenda Fae Woods had a dream.  She saw the needless complications of diabetes and hypertension, no access to medical care or medications were killing her people.  With a small inheritance from her father’s estate, she built a clinic and volunteer house for her people.  This was 19 years ago.  Since then, her dream has been realized.
Glenda was born and raised on Roatan, a 40-mile-long island, 30 miles off the coast of Honduras.  She moved to Los Angeles where she currently works as a registry nurse on the obstetrics wards of several Southland hospitals and enjoys dual citizenship. She works tirelessly and makes 2-3 trips a year to the Island to serve her people.
Moorpark Morning Club President, Chris Barrett, was picking up his kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark when one of the staff noticed he was wearing a Rotary mask. She mentioned that they were hoping to start a gardening project for the kids, but wanted to know if Rotary had anyone who might know a source for building garden boxes. As a firm believer that we are people of action, Chris let the staff member know that Rotary would make it happen.
When his club heard the need, they quickly had a committee formed to make this dream a reality.  After pricing to build the boxes themselves, they found a source who could make the boxes cheaper than they could get the wood for, so they ordered 8 boxes.

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