RI President Elect Visits Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills Country ClubMar 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM
RYLA Applications Due
Mar 15, 2014
Rotary Community Alliance (RCA) Meeting
Airport Office CenterMar 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Global Grant Scholar Deadline
Apr 18, 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
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
Latest News and Announcements
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!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Rotary International President-Elect Gary Huang will address the Rotary Club of Woodland Hills and members across District 5280 at the club's weekly lunch meeting. A Rotarian since 1976, Gary is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan. He has served RI as District Governor, Director and Vice President, Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, and as chairman and member of numerous international committees and tast forces.
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.
on Feb 27, 2014
It is with tremendous sadness and shock to announce the passing of El Segundo Rotarian Julia Abreu-Mason. Julia was so active in so many ways throughout her Rotary career. I have fond thoughts of her efforts in building, quite successfully and enthusiastically, the Paul Harris Society. She was active within her Club, active in working with the Foundation, active in whatever responsibility she undertook. District Administrator Tori Hettinger recalls the times she took her grandchildren with her to the District Office while she worked on Rotary programs. Most of all, we remember the devotion to her husband Bill. Details are not known at this time. We join together to offer our sympathy, fondness and prayers to her family. We are all just stunned. - DG Doug.
Rotary District 5280's partnership with Vision To Learn is making a difference to children across Southern California, one pair of glasses at a time. At Westminster Elementary School in Venice, over 60 children were provided free eye exams and eye glasses. The school nurse told Westchester Rotarian Nora McLellen that two twin sisters who had severe astigmatism had to sit in the very front of the classroom, straining to see properly. With their new glasses from Vision To Learn, the sisters will be able to concentrate on learning, not struggling to see the chalkboard.
Get your club ready to be "Rotary Loud" for District 5280's "Rotary Day of Service" on Saturday, April 12! Let's show Southern California just what Rotarians do! Each club project will be listed on the District website to share how you're impacting the community. Visit the Rotary Day of Service page for more information.
The Rotary Community Alliance (RCA), met at Homeboy Industries on January 21, 2014 for the opportunity to see first-hand what a grant can do for a community. Homeboy Industries serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and men with a continuum of free services and programs. The partnering Rotary Clubs are Culver City, Glendale Sunrise, Historic Filipinotown, Koreatown, LA Colombo Americano, Rancho Park, Rio Hondo-Vernon, Thai Town, Westchester, Wilshire, Woodland Hills and designated funds from District 5280.
On January 24-25th, Rotarians from District 5280 visited Camp Pendleton as part of this year's partnership with the Marines. The weekend included a ceremony commemorating the centenial of the 13th Regiment of the First Marine Division. The regiment held a solemn ceremony at its Memorial Garden (developed by the Rotary Club of Camp Pendleton) to remember all the regimental Marines and Navy Corpsman who won the Congressional Medal of Honor in the Regiment's history. (In above photo, Culver City Rotarian Joel Forman (left) and Camp Pendleton Rotarian Linda Sundram (right) in the Memorial Garden)
Collectively, we, the military and veterans of Rotary, have done a magnificent job, guaranteeing that our constitutional form of government survives. In the process, we liberated millions of people from tyranny. Now, as Rotarians, we focus on service above self. The purpose of Rotary’s "Honoring Our Veterans" program is to create an inventory of the accomplishments of the veterans in the District.