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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.


During my time as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar I completed a Masters in International Governance and Diplomacy with a concentration in human rights at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs. My studies were focused on peacebuilding and conflict mediation, specifically women’s participation in peace processes. Through interactions with peers and professors from all over the world, I feel I gained a much more diverse and well-rounded understanding of the sustaining peace ecosystem and the important role women have to play in it. This focus led me to a job with the Youth and Womens Empowerment Team within the Division for Peace at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. In my current position I will be supporting the design and implementation of training programs with the aim of increasing the representation of women at all levels of peace processes.

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to build strong relationships with both my host, Paris Académies, and sponsor, Reno Central and Auburn Gold Country, Rotary clubs. The members of Paris Académies were continually welcoming and supportive, inviting me to their weekly meetings and club events. My sponsor clubs made this experience possible for me. They have become very important people in my life and their endless support and encouragement were huge factors in my success. I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with both clubs and providing them with any support they might need in the future.


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. 
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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.
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
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Congratulations to the clubs which have successfully received District Grants for the many projects underway across the district – and even around the world!
As of December 5, 2022 all District Grant Funds have been allocated for the 2022-23 Rotary year! That’s a total of $93,300 given to clubs to match their own funds for Rotarian-led projects that will benefit thousands of people!
Thanks to our District Grants Committee for the hours they have spent helping clubs write successful grants, and thanks to all those club grant writers for the outstanding effort in writing the grants to make them clear and complete. Our job now is to complete the projects and write up the final reports.
This is the earliest that grant funds have all been claimed in recent years, and shows that clubs are anxious to serve their communities, get active again and grow now that we are past the pandemic.

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.  
Nevada City Rotary was delighted to extend a warm welcome to Rotary Global Scholar, Evani Radiya-Dixit and her parents on Thursday August 25.  
Evani presented an inspiring overview of her year in Cambridge conducting research at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge as a Rotary Global Scholar.  Her focus was the ethical use of facial recognition technologies. 
Evani reaffirmed that her research aligns with Rotary's work in peacebuilding and conflict prevention by revealing the risks and harms of facial recognition and by informing tech policy in a manner that mitigates discrimination and promotes peace.
Evani was sponsored by District 5190, Nevada City Rotary and Grass Valley Rotary. She was hosted in the UK by Cambridge Sawston Rotary Club.
We congratulate and salute Evani for her critical leading edge facial recognition research and ethical policy development work. 
For more information about Evani please CLICK HERE
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.