October 19 & 20, 2019


What is Rotary


Rotary International is a nonprofit organization of more than 1.3 million community, business, and professional leaders worldwide. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

As signified by the motto “Service Above Self,” Rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Rotary International is comprised of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. You can learn more about Rotary International at www.Rotary.org.

Rotary District 5340 encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties. There are over 3,500 Rotarians in 66 Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5340. Learn more about Rotary District 5340 at www.clubrunner.ca/5340.


Rotary has a long and proud tradition of providing programs and activities that benefit young adults. One of the goals of Rotary International and of the Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5340 is to help young people develop their leadership abilities, decision making skills, interest in service, and self-confidence to the fullest.

To help accomplish this goal, the Rotary District 5340 LEAD Committee developed and is presenting the LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, Aspirations & Determination) Conference to benefit 8th grade students. District 5340 is committed to encouraging young leaders to excel at life through LEAD.

Rotary District 5340 and its member Rotary Clubs sponsor other complementary programs for young people including Interact (a service and leadership club for middle and high school students), Youth Exchange (a chance to live and study abroad), RYLA (a leadership conference for high school juniors), Model UN (an opportunity for students to learn about other countries and to develop public speaking and self-confidence), Rotaract (a service and leadership club for young adults), and other contests and events designed to promote self-growth in young people. Ask a Rotarian about how you, a family member, or a friend can participate in these and other Rotary youth programs.