March 29, 1949 – January 11, 2021
District Governor, 1999 – 2000
People of Action
In celebration of the Dia de los Reyes Magos or Epiphany on January 6th, Rotarian Joe Vara visited "Jahve JireH", which means "God Will Provide", an orphanage outside of Mexicali to deliver gifts, food, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Food included 150 lbs of beans,...
On Monday, December 21, Rotarian Joe Vara of the Rotary Club of East Los Angeles traveled to Ensenada, Mexico to deliver $500 to Casa Gabriel Orphanage for severely disabled children. The funds were used to repair and paint the drywall of the kitchen ceiling. Cement...
I completed my first of three terms at Oxford, where I am completing a master’s in Socio-Legal Research. My studies focus on how nonlawyers can help litigants unable to afford attorneys resolve their legal matters. My research falls under Rotary’s “Peace and Conflict...
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary’s 10 clubs in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas partnered with Delivering with Dignity to mobilize both dollars and volunteers for Rotary Food Heroes Day on Tuesday, Sept. 15 when delivered nearly 1,300 fully prepared meals to needy,...
2020-21 George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
The District 5300 George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to analyze ethical issues and concerns confronting them in today’s complex world.
Deadline for Club Registration – January 31, 2021
4-Way Test Speech Contest Club Registration 2020-21
Registration Closes January 31, 2021
Payment Due: no later than February 3, 2021
Dan Stover Music Contest Club Registration - 2020-21
Registration Closes January 31, 2021
Payment Due No Later Than February 7, 2021
District Governor 2020-21, Greg Jones
Greg grew up in Southern Illinois and met his wife, Brenda, in high school. Both graduated from the University of Illinois with Greg earning a BS in accountancy and Brenda a BS in elementary education. They moved to Southern California in 1985 and to Pasadena in 1991.
Greg was a partner in a national accounting firm for 29 years. Along the way he earned an MS in taxation and an MS in financial planning. In 2010 he started his own CPA and Wealth Management practices in Pasadena. Greg is a CPA, CFP, CLU (Certified Life Underwriter), PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) and ChFC (Charter Financial Consultant). Brenda is a librarian at Glendale Community College where she just finished her 26th year; she has an MS in library science and an MA in theology.
Michael Soden has been named District Governor Nominee-Elect and will serve as District Governor during the 2023-24 Rotary year. Michael first joined Rotary in 2003 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, Henderson Nevada, He is a two time...
50th Charter Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga — September 30, 1970 – September 30, 2020
On September 30, 1970, Rotary Clubs from Los Angeles to Las Vegas sent 541 members to the Regina Winery Restaurant to celebrate the newest Rotary Club Chartered into Rotary International and District 530 as it was originally designed. Initially, the Charter was...
District 5300 is proud to recognize Past District Governor, Luciano De Sylva, who was recently honored with the Service Above Self Award. The award recognizes those individual Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any...
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The Five Avenues of Service
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects and this Community Service presentation (PPT).
International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.