WELCOME TO ROTARY DISTRICT 5240

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, a Young Professionals Satellite Club in Westlake Village, and the international-focused Rotary E-Club of One World District 5240.  Our clubs are active in all aspects of Rotary, including community and international service, youth programs, and fellowship activities.

Stories From Around the District
It's hard to believe it is that time again! School is starting and the Rotary Club of Cambria was ready to show the local teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them for all they do for our local students. So, on Sunday club members gathered at the high school cafeteria to begin preparing breakfast items. There was ham to be chopped, potatoes and fruit to cut and dozens upon dozens of eggs to crack and scramble. The next day we gathered again, just after sunrise, to work on final preparations. The staff was treated to scrambled eggs, ham and cheese, potatoes, fruit, croissants, sweet rolls, juice and coffee.
 
The hard work is always worth it when the staff shows up with smiles on their faces. We know how hard they work all year, so it is our pleasure to do this annual breakfast as our way of saying thank you.
Simi Sunrise Rotary held a Pickleball and Picnic membership drive, during the membership month of August.
 
We had about 55 participants and met many new potential members; alongside enjoying our existing members. Fellowship and fun are one of our goals this year. We are gaining more interpersonal knowledge about our fellow Rotarians. We are building on our inclusive, family culture.
What a great way to kick off Rotary International’s membership month. The Rotary Club of Ventura South inducted 3 new members into the club on August 1. Cynthia Cordero, Daniel Cervantes, and Dustin Tondreau were inducted into the club. Rick Weber from CBC Federal Credit Union and Tony Suleiman from the Suleiman State Farm Insurance Agency provided introductions of the new members. Maria Prendiz from CBC Credit Union was not able to attend. The new members bring great experience and energy to the club. They are already taking part in a couple of our service committees.
The Rotary Club of Ventura South President Nkosi Khumalo (“NK”) is proud to announce the 2022 Senior Graduate Scholarship recipients from St Bonaventure High School ( Olivia Escobedo, William MacNeil, Maria Bernal, Jessica Sanchez ) and from Ventura High School (Juerta Pirraci, Iliana Macias, Ryan Palmisano, Jesus Alvarez Flores, Taylor Denger). Each graduate received a cash check of $2,500 towards their university tuition.

 

When David Drumright joined the Rotary Club of Camarillo in 1999, he was focused on networking. The insurance broker quickly realized, however, that community service was more valuable than gaining new clients.

“What motivates me is that I love the club, I love the people and I love what we do in the community,” said Drumright, 62.  He was nominated by former presidents to assume a leadership role in 2006, and he said he has been dedicated to reviving important traditions while developing new strategies to serve the city.

The greatest challenge he’s faced as president is the pandemic, he said.  Unable to hold long-standing events in person, the club struggled to maintain participation.
“A lot of clubs have fallen apart, and I didn’t want to see our club fall apart,” he said. “I want to see it grow.” The club has roughly 55 members—five more than before the pandemic, Drumright said.

Rotary International District 5240
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Goleta, CA 93117

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