Hats Off to District 5190's Newest Club!
5190 Rotarians - People of Action!

The Rotary Club of International Exchange was chartered September 6th, 2022. On May 13th, club members and Rotary dignitaries gathered to celebrate the charter. 

The Rotary Club of International Exchange is a cause-based club that focuses on the Rotary Youth Exchange. Club members include returned RYE students and others with a passion for the Rotary Youth Exchange. The current club president is Phoebe Stears-Macauley, who is a past exchange student to Thailand. 

The charter party was held at the home of RI Board Member Vicki Puliz and her husband Tim. Among the attendees were DG Jeff Gabriel, DGE Stacy Graham and many others. 

DG Jeff officially inducted the current club members and then Phoebe inducted two new members, including one Zooming in from Italy. Closing the ceremony was DGE Stacy Graham, who presented President Phoebe with a Paul Harris Fellow. 

Click the button below to see photos from the new club reception.

Thank You District Conference Attendees!
Photos from the District Conference are here!

Dear Attendees of The Gathering,
Thank you for attending our 2023 District Conference.  The Gathering is now a memory - and hopefully it will serve as a reminder of those things we value: 
  • our connection with the planet and with each other, 
  • telling our stories,  enjoying our friendships, and honoring our youth,
  • having fun, being silly, and seriously taking care of business, 
  • recognizing each other, those who have stepped up to leadership and those who have stepped in to service, those who have contributed their time and talents and those who have contributed financially,
  • being part of the world of Rotary. 
We hope the memory of The Gathering is a reminder that together, we are one. Thank you for attending and engaging!  
Please click HERE to enjoy some of the pictures of the conference, organized by day, compiled from the photographs of Craig Wesner, Randy Rascati, and Jon Greene, which are also on the district5190.org website.
District Conference Chair Berta Pickett, and I hope that you enjoyed your weekend at The Gathering. We hope you continue to attend and participate in upcoming district events, trainings, and future district conferences! Imagine the impact!
If you have any feedback for us, things that you really loved, or things that could have been handled differently, better, or more effectively, please fill out the attached Feedback Form and return to BertaD5190@gmail.com. Your comments and ideas will be passed on to our next year's conference committee.
In Rotary service,

Jeff Gabriel and Berta Pickett

DG Jeff and PDG Berta Pickett 


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Mobile Clinics for Ukraine
We have all been watching what is happening in Ukraine and wondering what we can do to support the Ukrainians during this terrible time. Here is one way your Rotary Club can be involved.
Much of the healthcare infrastructure has been destroyed and many people cannot get treated. Some are dying because of a lack of facilities.  Recently, we have learned about a program that would provide 30 Mobile Clinics to Ukraine. Each Clinic will cost $42,500. Previously, we quoted $37,500 but cost are escalating rapidly in the war zone.  The unit cost covers the all equipment, initial stocking of supplies and training of staff.  After that the Mobile Clinic is owned by the regional hospital and it’s their responsibility to maintain and resupply the unit. Attached to this email are pictures of the Clinics that will be supplied. 
This opportunity has been presented to clubs in many Rotary districts and many clinics have already been funded or in the process of being funded.  We should move forward quickly to be able to be part of this opportunity.
With support from District Governor Jeff Gabriel and our District Rotary Foundation Committee, we are reaching out to the clubs in District 5190 to determine which clubs might be interested in providing funding for such a project to pursue a Global Grant. We would like to have our clubs commit to a total of $15,200/clinic. We are currently looking at funding 2 clinics.  A commitment of any amount from your club is welcomed. The district will match the clubs’ contributions with the same amount, and The Rotary Foundation would match 80% of the clubs’ contributions.
Funding of each Global Grant would require the following funding:
District 5190 Club Donations -            $15,200
District Designated Funds -                 $15,200
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) -            $12,100
Total                                                        $42,500
Please review with your Club and Club Board to determine if you would like to participate in this opportunity. Then contact me with your club’s commitment by email or phone by March 31, 2023. Actual funds are NOT due now. You will be notified about where to send funds once the Global Grant is approved by The Rotary Foundation.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Bill Boon
District Grants Subcommittee Chair
Email – WHBoon@sbcglobal.net
Phone – 775-636-0384     
Our Rotary Priorities

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.

We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.

We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Rotary’s newest area of focus is the environment which will enable Rotarians and Rotary Clubs to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.



Caldor/Dixie/River/Tamarack Fires
District 5190 - People of Action
District 5190, in conjunction with our respective clubs/partner organizations has established ways for you to contribute to those affected by the many fires occurring within our district. Please download the press release by clicking on the link below. Direct links to donation accounts are contained in the attached press release. Clubs are encouraged to distribute this press release to their local media.
Were you or someone you know impacted by one of the fires? The application for aid is now available. 
Please click on individual story titles to see or leave a comment.
With two additional donations received last week: $3000 from the Jackson Rotary Club and $7000 from the Rotary Club of Porterville, in District 5230 - the donations to the District 5190 Community Fund for Fire Relief now exceed $100,000!  While the needs continue to be felt in our fire-ravaged communities, the generosity of Rotarians and non-Rotarians is heartwarming.

Thanks to Chico Rotary for their gift of $3000! Very generous. And Minden Rotary contributed another $1750 to the District Community Fund for Caldor Fire victims.

Total contributions to the District 5190 Community Fund for fire response have totaled over $75,000. Add that to the GoFundMe pages for the Dixie and River Fires, we have raised over $150,000.

On October 18, 2021, the Rotary Club of Greenville held their first fundraising/community event since the Dixie Fire destroyed the town of Greenville on August 4, 2021.  Two Rotarians, one prospective member, and two appreciated volunteers worked in the first snow of the year and temperatures to chill the bone.  This year's drive through clinic was moved from Greenville to Crescent Mills due to the fire damage.
Greenville Rotarians - Cheri Prior, Kest Porter Tani Preston, John Banks, Dave Preston
We recently received $5900 from the Rotary Club of Lincoln in District 5180 to benefit victims of the Dixie, Caldor and other fires. The Community Fund fire response fund total is now over $33,000! Gift cards of $500 each are being provided for approved fire victim applicants and are being hand-delivered by Rotarians as one way of helping victims with their immediate needs such as food, gas and clothing.
Thanks to the Rotary Club of China Lake and their charitable foundation for the recent contribution of $3000 to the District 5190 Community Fund to benefit fire victims in our District! What a great show of Rotary support!
We heard that Plumas County radio held two events in Susanville and Chester to raise funds for the Dixie Fire victims. $29,000 is being contributed to our Rotary district community fund to be distributed to those in need! Thanks to Plumas County residents for helping their neighbors in need.
The District Grants Steering Committee has announced changes in District Grants for the next Rotary year.
District Grant Funds for club projects will continue to match club funds on a 1-to-1 basis up to $2500. The club may plan to expend more than $2500 for the project, but there is a maximum of $2500 in District Grant Funds.
District Grant Funds for multi-Club projects will be increased to match each club’s funds on a one to one-and-a-third (1 to 1 1/3) basis up to $3325, to encourage clubs to work together on projects. For example, if 2 clubs work together on a project and each contribute $2500, a maximum of $3325 will be available for each club, for a total of $6650. An example of a 2-club project where each club donates $2500 results in:
  • Club A Contribution    $2500
  • Club B Contribution    $2500
  • Club A District Match  $3325
  • Club B District Match  $3325
  • Total Project Funding $11650
Bonus District Grant Funds will be available to clubs which qualify for the Every Rotarian Every Year Banner in the 2022-23 Rotary year.
  • A 30% bonus up to $750 will be made available for single-club projects.
  • A 30% bonus up to $1000 will be made available for multi-club projects.
  • Bonus Funds will also be available for projects when club funds are not being used at a maximum of $750 for single club projects and $1000 for multi-club projects.
  • To qualify, for the Every Rotarian Every Year Banner, every Rotarian who was a member of the Club on July 1 must contribute a minimum of $25 to the Annual Fund, with an average gift for the club of $100. (Members who joined the club during the current year are not counted.)
  • Bonus District Grant Funds must be requested by October 31, 2023.
Clubs are encouraged to earn the Every Rotarian Every Year Banner between now and June 30th in order to qualify for Bonus Funds next year!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Bill Boon, District Grants Subcommittee Chair
Phone – 775-636-0384  
Doug McDonald, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair
Phone – 530-632-6536
Our District created the District 5190 Community Fund (DCF), a 501c3 Foundation, several years ago. It was established to provide financial resources for club and district needs and to support the charitable needs of Clubs that do not have a Foundation of their own.
Recently, the DCF has been very active in supporting people that have been impacted by fires within our District.  This has been possible because of many donations from our Clubs, other Districts and individual Rotarians.  It is great that people and clubs have stepped up to make this possible. Thank You for your support!!
Click to learn more about our D5190 Community Fund
Grass Valley, 49er Breakfast, Grass Valley South and Nevada City Rotary clubs present $40,000 to the NEO Youth Center in Grass Valley, California
Click HERE to read news article from The Union newspaper
Click HERE for more information

Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future

Please celebrate with us the accomplishments of Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and its incredible donors by viewing the 2021 Annual Report, honoring its history, highlighting its greatest achievements, and celebrating the community it serves.  
Distirct 5190 is excited to announce our new "My 5190 Member Resource" webpage. My 5190 is one stop page for access to all of the webpages on the site. No more annoying pull down menus that have little or no description to where you're going. Check out the new page and give us feedback and any thoughts you might have on how we can improve. 
On October 18, 2021, the Rotary Club of Greenville held their first fundraising/community event since the Dixie Fire destroyed the town of Greenville on August 4, 2021.  Two Rotarians, one prospective member, and two appreciated volunteers worked in the first snow of the year and temperatures to chill the bone.  This year's drive through clinic was moved from Greenville to Crescent Mills due to the fire damage.
Greenville Rotarians - Cheri Prior, Kest Porter Tani Preston, John Banks, Dave Preston