The founding of the Pasadena Rotary Club in 1920 signaled the beginning of District 5300. The District now comprises 67 clubs and approximately 2400 members. District 5300 takes pride in the Rotarians from the District who provide a tradition of leadership to the Rotary world. Rotarian Jim Speers, Rotary Club of Covina, served on the Board of Directors of Rotary International. Rotarian Bill Walk, Rotary Club of Ontario, served as President of Rotary International in the 1970 Rotary year. We also salute the past district governors who have served District 5300.
District 5300 comprises portion of Kern County south of 35° north and east of 118°15’ west longitude; that portion of Los Angeles County east of 118°15’ west longitude and north of the southern boundary of the Angeles National Forest; the western boundary of Altadena, the City of Pasadena, the city of South Pasadena, the City of Alhambra, the City of Monterey Park extending, the area of he City of Los Angeles defined as East Los Angeles (Zip Code 90023) and the City of Montebello, the City of La Puente, the area of Los Angeles County extending east and north of the City of Whittier; that portion of San Bernardino County west of Interstate 15, and that portion extending east from interstate 15 north of latitude 34° 20’and west of longitude 115° west; and all of NEVADA, south of 38° north latitude