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2017 RYLA

(Rotary Youth Leadership Award)

TLC Stop Hunger Now

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People of Action

East Los Angeles Rotary Club Delivers Supplies to Orphanage

East Los Angeles Rotary Club Delivers Supplies to Orphanage

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,...

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Donation Delivered to Casa Gabriel Orphanage, Ensenada, Mexico

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...

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Rotary Food Heroes Day

Rotary Food Heroes Day

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,...

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2022 Rotary International Convention

Houston, Texas
June 4-8, 2022

2021 District Conference Video

2021 Dan Stover Music Contest

Important Dates:

2022 District Conference

June 23, 2022 – June 25, 2022

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44-400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210-8708, US



Saving Smiles…Changing Lives
Medellin, Columbia
July 24 – August 5, 2022

Please Join Us For

The Dedication of
The Dr. Garbis Der-Yeghiayan
Memorial Peace Garden

June 11, 2022
10:00 AM

Mills Park
5601 Wheeler Ave.
La Verne, CA 91750 MAP

RSVP by May 31

2021-22 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, 2022

4-Way Test Speech Contest Club Registration 2021-22

Registration Closes March 20, 2022

Payment Due: no later than March 27, 2022

More Information About the 4-Way Test Speech Contest

Michael Driebe

District Governor Nominee Designate
for the
Rotary Year 2024-2025
District Leadership Biographies

Videos of the
Garbis Der-Yeghian Rotary District 5300
32nd Annual Peace Conference

Contribute to the Garbis Der-Yeghian Endowment for Peace

The Endowment accepts tax-deductible gifts to the Rotary District 5300 Foundation for the Garbis Der-Yeghian Memorial Endowment for Peace to be used to support a broad range of peace-related programs, including peace building/conflict resolution efforts here and abroad, scholarships, exchange programs, contests such as Art for Peace, and funding to ensure the District 5300 Peace Conference continues.

More about the Garbis Der-Yeghian Memorial Endowment for Peace  CLICK here

To view or download a copy of the Endowment brochure, CLICK here

District Governor  2021-22, Elizabeth (Betsy) McDonough Barry

Elizabeth “Betsy” McDonough Barry joined Rotary Club of Upland in 2005. She served as club president, 2015-2016. She also served District Membership Chair.
Betsy’s husband, Roy is a member Upland Rotary. Roy will serve as president for 2019-2020.

Betsy served on the Upland City Council (1991-1998) and became Mayor Pro Tem (1996-1998). She was President of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association (2002).


District Happenings

Michael Soden – District Governor Nominee-Elect, 2023-24

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...

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The Five Avenues of Service

Club Service

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .

Community Service

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 and this .

International Service

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.

Youth Service

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and .