DISTRICT 5190 ROTARIANS - PEOPLE OF ACTION

Our district covers over 96,000 square miles of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, and is home to 60 unique Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. Our clubs focus on community and international service, youth programs and exchanges, leadership development, and fellowship activities. Our members are People of Action with hearts of service. The photos in the carousel above highlight a very small slice of all we do in the communities across the thirteen areas of our District.
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S MONTHLY MESSAGE

 
DISTRICT 5190 ON FACEBOOK (Scroll through to see more!)
ROTARY'S AREAS OF FOCUS
 

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.

BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY
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.

MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
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.

PEACEBUILDING & CONFLICT PREVENTION
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.

DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT
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.

WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE
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.

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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.

ENVIRONMENT
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.

 
A MESSAGE FROM GLOBAL SCHOLAR PAIGE BUELL

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.
WHAT’S HAPPENING
 

DISTRICT BULLETINS

D5190 Global Grant Scholar DISTRICT 5190 PODCAST
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FIRE DISASTER RECOVERY INFORMATION

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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FIRE DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION/FORMS
FIRE DISASTER RELIEF NEWS
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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.
LATEST D5190 NEWS
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. 
 
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE NEW PAGE
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
 
 
Rotary Zone 26/27 has compiled a listing of possible sources to aid with on-line fundraising for clubs.

NOTE: These are examples of online platforms clubs can use for various types of events. There are many platforms available, so it is important to do your own research to determine which platform is best for your event. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and is NOT an endorsement for any platform or product. Rather, these are examples of what platforms are available. Some charge for their services and some are free. For the paid services, such as the online event and auction platforms, make sure you examine and compare all services and costs, including subscription costs, user fees, transaction fees, credit card fees, and availability of support. It is up to you to determine whether these events are legal in your area. Submit platforms you have found useful to virtualfundraising@zone2627.org.

Captain Encouragement is the face of Call to Inspire's Youth Program, a program which goes to schools across to teach children (Pre-k to 3rd grade) about the values of non-violence, compassion, and how to properly deal with situations involving bullying. The program reaches children through various programs ranging from the Introduction to Superhero Training program all the way up to the complete Superhero Training Course, as well as through the comic book based on the Captain Encouragement character. As a result of Covid-19 the school assemblies were halted and other means to keep the program alive was used including educational videos.  In order to encourage the Captain Encouragement program, the Rotary Club of Jackson provided funds for videos and other materials as part of a District Service Grant. 
 
These and other videos can be found on the Captain Encouragement YouTube channel at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbI6BQ2Ocw9Amlsb7tWCnCA