District Office Closed
Dec 17, 2013 – Dec 20, 2013
Japanese Friendship Exchange Applications Due
Dec 31, 2013
District 5280 Breakfast
Westin LAX HotelJan 14, 2014 at 07:00 AM
RYLA Registration Fees Due
Jan 20, 2014
Wilshire Country ClubFeb 01, 2014 at 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LAX Marriott HotelFeb 21, 2014 – Feb 23, 2014
Latest News and Announcements
The District Breakfast marks the half-way point of our Rotary year, but we're just getting started! We are going to be getting loud in the second half as the work of your club will be showcased, publicized and envied by all! We'll kick off the most productive, entertaining, rewarding, and fun six months this District has ever had. The District Breakfast is also your first shot at reservations for the District Conference. Our keynote speaker is attorney Mark Geragos, known for several high-profile cases. Make your reservations early, as this event will sell out. Learn more.
on Dec 16, 2013
Rotary’s Philippines disaster relief efforts continue to solidify. SAG International Service Marc Benard has been working with a number individuals locally and abroad to deliver aid to the Philippines. The Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown and their president, Leo Pandac, continue to provide details on relief efforts happening on the ground with their partner club, the Rotary Club of Cebu West, Philippines.
As a year-end holiday gift, United Airlines is offering a donation of 10 million miles to benefit charity miles partners. Help Rotary win United Airline air miles by voting at www.10millioncharitymiles.com. Visit and vote every day for Rotary International until December 31. Charities receive a portion of the miles based on the percentage of the overall vote they receive.
The Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown has been coordinating relief efforts with their partnering club in the Philippines, the Rotary Club of Cebu City. Recently, Rotarians spearheaded a massive food distribution to typhoon victims in Malapascua, a town at the north tip of Cebu island. It is a fishing community that is home to 1,200 families (total population of 7,000 people). The cargo that the Rotarians collected was loaded onto a pump boat, which held nearly 3 truckloads of goods. The cargo was unloaded and unloaded by human hands- no forklifts or cranes. The base of operations was the Malapascua Legends Hotel. The entire hotel staff helped in the distribution of the food. When the distribution was over, about 800 of the 1,200 families on the island had received food bags. To find out how to contribute to relief efforts, please visit our Philippines Disaster Relief Efforts page.
The District Governor Nomination Committee held their interviews last Saturday and selected Greg O’Brien of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club to serve as our 2016-2017 District Governor. Various sections of RI and District by-laws allow for a 14-day period to challenge this selection. In the absence of any such challenge, on December 10, 2013 Greg will officially become our District Governor Nominee Designate. Congratulations Greg!