September 2014

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There will be an Rotary Foundation Celebration Early Bird drawing at the District Picnic September 14. The winner will be entitled to full page color ad in the Rotary Foundation Celebration Tribute Program. The winner will remain eligible for cash raffle prizes to be announced at the Rotary Foundation Celebration November 8. Return ticket stubs and money on or before September 8, 2014 to be eligible for the Early Bird drawing. Learn more.

The indigenous people living outside Guatemala's major cities are the most wonderful people you can meet but also the poorest in our hemisphere. The population is expanding faster than the general services they require for education, health and general infrastructure, such as clean water. The Rotary Clubs of District 5280, along with the Rotary clubs of Guatemala have collaborated on six Global Grant projects to help the Guatemalans living in the countryside. The humanitarian trip attendees will experience first-hand the wonderful achievements from our generous donations. Learn more and register!

Bring your friends and family to the Rotary District 5280 annual District Picnic and Luau! Head to Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach on September 14th for a day filled with great food, games, the wildly popular cardboard boat race and much more! Learn more.

John F. Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, and chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2016-17. He will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates. Learn more.

The August 2014 District Newsletter focuses on Membership. Read the current issue and past issues by visiting our District Newsletter page!

Westwood Village Rotarian Henry Tseng recently celebrated his 107th birthday! He served as President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong in 1969-70 and is now a member of the Westwood Village Rotary Club. Congratulations, Henry! Thanks to PDG Paul Netzel for sharing this news.

The District Breakfast kicked off the new Rotary year on July 15, 2014. District Governor Elsa Gillham welcomed Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul- Jabbar as the keynote speaker. Pictured above (from left): District Breakfast chair Pearl Leeka, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and DG Elsa Gillham. View all the photos from the District Breakfast here.

Inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius, who said “It is better to light a candle than to sit and curse the darkness”, President Gary CK Huang directs each of us to “Light Up Rotary” in 2014-15. What better way to do so than for “Each Club to be a VIBRANT Club” which is my one District Goal for this year.  Imagine how our District with 62 VIBRANT Clubs and over 2400 members will "Light Up Rotary" by doing good, having fun and sharing Rotary.  I am excited and honored to be your District Governor this coming year and along with my extraordinary team of experienced and dedicated district leaders, we are here to help you make your club a VIBRANT club.  Together District 5280 clubs will “Light Up Rotary”!

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