Posted by Catherine Bonifant on Jun 27, 2016
FRANK ORTIZ, PDG
Rotary Club of Santa Maria Breakfast
Our District has 'passed the hat' many times in support of providing relief during disasters around our globe. This time, the need is in our own back yard. I ask that you please consider 'passing the hat' at your next couple of Club Meetings, or making a contribution on your own in support of the needs that have came from the disaster effects of the 'Erskine Fire' still raging in eastern Kern County.
One of our District 5240 Clubs, the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley, has set up a relief fund for this purpose. You may want to send contributions directly to them, or another Rotary Club or Disaster Service group that are involved with relief efforts in the area.
This is the message received from our friends at Kern River Valley RC:
Posted by Catherine Bonifant on Jun 24, 2016
Late yesterday afternoon a fast-moving wild fire broke out in Lake Isabella, where PE Michael Henstra and his wife Karen live. As of this morning, over 100 homes have been lost. Luckily Michael and Karen are safe, as is their house. The fire came up to the edge of their property where the firefighters and Michael and Karen were making a defense, then it turned and went in another direction. Michael and Karen are without power, cell phone or internet service and will likely remain so for several days.
Our thoughts are with Michael and Karen and we wish them and their community well.
Posted by Nabil Bedewi on Jun 21, 2016
As part of my vacation in Placencia, Belize I found out by coincidence that the Placencia Rotary Club meets for lunch on Tuesdays at a restaurant down the street from my condo so I jumped on the opportunity to join them. The company was great and the lunch was yummy and the price was right, US $5!
Posted by Catherine Bonifant on Jun 02, 2016
D5240 is in the process of reviewing a number of very worthy applicants for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Each is actively engaged in protection and education of vulnerable people in the communities they serve and are keen to increase their knowledge and skills through peace studies at the Rotary Peace Centres. Many of the applicants work for Non-Violent Peaceforce which provides unarmed civilian protection and training in conflict areas.
Posted by Nabil Bedewi
One of the comments fom the website survey was that we were missing out on an opportunity by having the ClubRunner symbol appear on bookmarks instead of the Rotary symbol. This update describes how this comment was addressed.
Now our Club Banner will appear on Browser tabs automatically and members can add the banner on their respective devices too.
PEACE EDUCATION - COLOMBIA
PEACE IS IN OUR DNA