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Rotary District 5280 is proud to welcome District Breakfast program speaker Patrick McClenahan, President and CEO of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. He will share with us the evolution of the Special Olympics from a backyard activity to a powerful global movement that promotes equality, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Learn more.
The Global Grant Scholar Program is designed to award college graduate students $30,000 to study abroad. Our hope is to provide an enriching experience of study and humanitarian service, encouraging students to adopt Rotary International's motto of "Service Above Self" as a lifestyle. Applications are due February 13, 2015. For full details and application, visit our Global Grant Scholar page.
District 5280 welcomed its newest club, the Rotary Club of Compton, at a celebratory gala on November 22, 2014. The evening was attended by Rotarians across the District, including several Past District Governors. View a photo gallery of the Induction Gala here.
Photos courtesy Linton Morgan.
The annual Rotary Foundation Celebration was held November 8, 2014 at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. District Rotarians stepped back in time for a 1920s-themed evening. Chaired by Westchester Rotarian Cozette Vergari, the Rotary Foundation Celebration included both a silent and live auction to benefit The Rotary Foundation, dinner, 1920s entertainment and a special address by Terence Winter, creater of the HBO drama, "Boardwalk Empire". He was honored for the show's portrayal of a child diagnosed with polio. To see photos from the event, click here.