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Early Bird Savings - District 5150 Conference & Celebration 2017
 
Early Bird Savings - District 5150 Conference & Celebration 2017 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary International Gains Traction With New Castro/Noe Valley Club

The Rotary Club of San Francisco is the second oldest Rotary chapter in the world, having been founded in November of 1908. However, it wasn’t until earlier this year that the international service organization launched a chapter in the Castro/Noe Valley. 

“We were looking at the city, and we were trying to think of other areas that we could support,” said Danielle Lallement, charter president of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening. “We looked at the Castro and Noe Valley and thought, ‘Why is this not supported?’ We started doing a lot of work in the area, asking people if they thought it would be a benefit here. That’s why we started to get the club off the ground.”

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Rotary International Gains Traction With New Castro/Noe Valley Club 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z
Ecuador Earthquake - Rotary District 4400 needs our help!
On Saturday, April 16th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the coastal area of Ecuador in Rotary District 4400, which is a “Sister District” of District 5150. A state of emergency has been declared. While Rotary International is not a “first responder” organization, if you would like to send contributions, our District recommends any one of the following three options:
Ecuador Earthquake - Rotary District 4400 needs our help! 2016-04-22 00:00:00Z
Peace Conference speakers announced!
Keynote speakers for the San Francisco Peace Conference have been announced, and include:
  • Entrepreneur & author Joan Barnes
  • Humorist & peace advocate Michael Pritchard
  • United Nations Deputy Director Ramu Damodaran
Rotary Foundation Trustee Tom Thorfinnson will speak Friday night at The Rotary Foundation dinner.
 
For a copy of the News Release, click here

 


Peace Conference speakers announced! 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5150 WORLD PEACE CONCERT

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5150
WORLD PEACE CONCERT
November 14, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Herbst Theater, War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California

Join music lovers from throughout the Bay Area at the newly renovated Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Veterans Building for the Rotary World Peace Concert.  

The concert features Northern California singer and songwriter Brett Dennen and 2010 American Idol first runner up Crystal Bowersox performing favorite songs as we celebrate peace through music.

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5150 WORLD PEACE CONCERT 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z
New Global Rewards Program
Rotary International has introduced a new “member benefits” program that gives members access to discounts on a variety of products and services including hotel rooms, car rentals, restaurants, and entertainment. Marie Borders, from the Rotary Club of Ignacio, will serve as District 5150 Global Rewards Program Chair. To learn more, click here.
New Global Rewards Program 2015-08-10 00:00:00Z
Ian Risleley selected as 2017-2018 Rotary president
Australian accountant Ian H.S. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, was selected to serve as Rotary International President during 2017-2018, following John F. Germ, the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, who will serve as president during 2016-2017. To learn more, click here.
Ian Risleley selected as 2017-2018 Rotary president 2015-08-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary World Peace Concert tickets on sale!
 
Rotary World Peace Concert
 
For information, go to rotaryworldpeaceconcert.com.
 
To purchase tickets, go to: CityBoxOffice.com/Rotary.
 
If you are not registered to receive electronic messages from the District contact Marc McLeran on how to register.
 
Rotary World Peace Concert tickets on sale! 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Expands To Nine Clubs in China
Rotary expands to nineclubs in China 
Rotary announced that In the past 12 months, it has grown the number of Rotary clubs from two to nine, as well as adding two Rotaract clubs and four Interact clubs.
Rotary Expands To Nine Clubs in China 2015-07-10 00:00:00Z
2015-2016 designated as year for peace

District Governor Leah Lambrecht has designated the 2015-2016 year as one in which Rotary District 5150 will focus on the theme of “peace” – peace in our hearts, peace in our local communities, and peace worldwide.

Activities will include “peace projects” implemented by Rotary clubs throughout the District; a Rotary World Peace Concert on November 14, 2015; a San Francisco Peace Conference on April 30-May 1, 2016; and efforts to establish District 5150 as a Rotary Peace Builder District.

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2015-2016 designated as year for peace 2015-07-10 00:00:00Z
Rotarians converge in São Paulo
From June 6 through 9, 2015, more than 14,500 Rotarians converged in São Paulo, Brazil to attend the 106th Rotary International Convention in one of the largest and most diverse cities of the world.

Like the city itself, the São Paulo convention brought together people from around the world who were eager to celebrate and share their backgrounds and be inspired by the work taking place to improve the quality of life worldwide.
Rotarians converge in São Paulo 2015-07-10 00:00:00Z
Aid continues to pour into Nepal
On April 25, 2015, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8M hit Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring more than 23,000, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless with entire villages flattened.

Since that day, Rotarians worldwide have reacted quickly, raising thousands of dollars designated for recovery efforts and supporting partner organizations like ShelterBox.
 
 
Aid continues to pour into Nepal 2015-07-10 00:00:00Z
ShelterBox responds to the devastating earthquake in Nepal

Overnight, the strongest earthquake to strike Nepal in over 80 years left massive destruction between the major cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. The latest reports indicate up to 1100 dead with extensive damage to homes and buildings.

ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member Nicola Hinds from Ireland will lead the initial assessment and is returning to Nepal on behalf of ShelterBox for the third time in the past year, most recently providing aid in the northern sections of the country following heavy flooding and landslides last August. She and her team will be onsite late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

ShelterBox has aid pre-positioned in Nepal and is already speaking with other aid organizations and local Rotary contacts to determine where help is most needed. Once arrangements have been made on the ground, aid distribution will be swift.

If you have questions on the ShelterBox response to this or any other disaster, contact Jim Carriere from the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor at james.carriere@gmail.com. To learn more or to support the ShelterBox mission, simply go to www.shelterboxusa.org and click on “donate now.”

ShelterBox responds to the devastating earthquake in Nepal Marc McLeran