Peace Scholar Applications Due
Apr 30, 2014
Global Grant Scholar Deadline
May 02, 2014 at 5:00 PM
District 5280 Assembly
Carson Community CenterMay 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Conference 2014
Hyatt Regency Indian WellsMay 15, 2014 – May 18, 2014
District Youth Scholarships Deadline
May 30, 2014
Rotary International Convention 2014: Sydney
Jun 01, 2014 – Jun 04, 2014
RI Convention District Reception Dinner
Wolfies GrillJun 01, 2014 at 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Honoring Our Veterans Event
American Legion HallJun 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Latest News and Announcements
The 2014 Rotary District Conference is only 22 days away! Have you reserved your hotel room AND registered for the Conference?! Sunday, April 27 is the LAST DAY to reserve a room at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Indian Wells at the rate of $179.00/night (if rooms aren't sold out before) After that, your only options are to pay the quoted rate of $360/night or to stay down the street at the local motel (and trust us, you will regret that decision unless you like cold showers and scratchy sheets!) So act now and reserve your room! Click here for full details.
Registration for the District Conference (May 15-18, 2014) is now open! Register for the District Conference and reserve your hotel room today! Click HERE for complete details. See you in Indian Wells!
Save Saturday, June 14th (Flag Day) to “Honor The Vets” at the American Legion Hall in Culver City at 5300 S. Sepulveda Blvd. $25/person. Limited capacity - 160. First come, First served. Send your check to save your place. Music favorites, with keyboard and our favorite interact singer, from WWII and Korea, including the theme songs for all five military branches. Our special guest will be Bea Cohen, who recently turned 104, the oldest woman veteran in California. Food by Santa Maria BBQ. Bring your checks to the district conference or mail them to: Linda Forman, 11260 Overland Ave., #9G, Culver City, CA 90230. Learn more.
We're excited to announce that we have a District 5280 Directory app! Now you can look up club, District, and officer info with the swipe of a finger! The District 5280 Directory works on all mobile devices as well as the desktop. Simply visit www.rotarydistrict5280.com or click here.
The Rotary Global Grant Scholar Program is designed to award college graduate-level students $30,000 to study abroad. Our hope is to provide an enriching experience of study and humanitarian service, encouraging students to adopt Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" as a lifestyle. The deadline to apply is April 18, 2014. Learn more.
Rotary District 5280, in partnership with the California Community Foundation, is proud to offer the 2013-2014 youth scholarships. Three types of scholarships are available-- Rotary-Zentner Scholarships, Patricia Kim Interact Scholarship and Rotaract Scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2014. Please visit our Youth Scholarship page for complete details.
On April 8, our District Interact and Rotaract clubs hosted the final District Breakfast of the 2013-2014 Rotary year. These dynamic students, led by Interact District Representative Cierra Coughlin and Rotaract District Representative Darlene Fukuji, hosted a spirited and inspiring morning. The keynote speaker was Prophet Walker, who after being incarcerated for six years as a teenager, went on to create a program for other young inmates to earn college degrees while in prison. To view a photo gallery of the District Breakfast, click here.
Our District's 120 Rotarians who traveled to Colombia March 19-23, 2014 are still unpacking and reflecting upon the many Rotary Moments that took place in Medellin, Colombia. Here's a glimpse at the Alejandrio Project. A 3-hour bus ride from Medellin, Alejandrio is a rural village with a population in need. After a spirited welcome by children and adults alike, our Rotarians and Rotaractors distributed backpacks, school supplies, clothing and more to the children. Rotarians then visited the local hospital, which was the site of one of our grants. In the top photo, District 5280 stands outside Alejandrio Hospital. In the lower left photo, Santa Monica Rotarian Judy Neveau meets one of the local children. In the lower center photo, Executive Aide Jaimee Cantrell and Hollywood Rotarian Melody St. John are greeted by the children. In the lower right photo, Westchester Rotarian Edgar Saenz hands a backpack to a child. Stay tuned for more updates and photos.
LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey held a press conference on March 31 with representatives from District 5280 and the Rotary Club of LA5. She announced a partnership between the LA5 club, District 5280 and her office for the Senior Scam Outreach program.
on Mar 28, 2014
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) today congratulates the countries in the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) on being certified polio-free, a historic milestone in the worldwide effort to end polio and realize the broad benefits eradication will bring. The 11 countries in the region – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste – are home to 1.8 billion people and represent the fourth of six WHO regions of the globe to be officially certified polio-free.