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 below highlight a very small slice of all we do in the communities across the thirteen areas of our District.
Mosquito Fire Relief Efforts

Members from around the District have stepped  up to help with relief efforts for the
Mosquito Fire currently
burning in Northern California.

Thank you to everyone listed below for their
and support!

Amador Upcountry, Auburn, Georgetown Divide, 
Grass Valley South, Greenville, Nevada City,
Plumas Bank Auburn, Rotary District 5180, 
Rotary D5190 Areas 4, 5 and 6



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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.
The selection of our district's nominee for the 2025-26 District Governor will take place at the end of October. The responsibility of the Nominating Committee is to select the best available candidate to serve as our District Governor in 2025-26, following the procedures outlined in our "green sheets" in the District Directory and in the RI Bylaws.
Each club has an opportunity to suggest a candidate for this important position. Suggestions should be forwarded to me by email this month. I will be pleased to contact your club's suggested nominee to provide more information and the nomination form, or candidates may contact me directly. Signed nomination forms are due to me by Friday, October 14.
Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
PDG Doug McDonald
District Nominating Committee Chair 2022-23
Cell: 530-632-6536


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.

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.  
Grants are available!
  • We have just received over $93,000 to be distributed to clubs in the form of District Grants.
  • District Grants are available to assist your club with a project to benefit the community, either locally or internationally.
  • A District Grant will match your club 1-to-1 up to $2,500.
  • If you participate in a multi-club grant, the district will match each club 1 to 1.25 up to $3125. The more clubs that participate, the more grant funds!
  • In addition, Bonus Funds are available which don't require a club match and can be used either as part of your project or a stand-alone project. 
  • All qualified clubs may apply for a grant until October 31. If grant funds are still available after October 31, a second round of grants may be made available.
  • Bonus Funds may be requested through October 31, but may not be available after that date depending on demand.
"Qualified Clubs" are those clubs in which the President and one other Rotarian are current in Grant Management Training and have filed a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). If you need to know if your club is qualified, which club members are currently trained, or if your club has a MOU on file, District Foundation Chair Doug McDonald or District Grants Chair Bill Boon.
For more information and to download the list of available Bonus Grant funds, please see the Grants page on the district website at https://district5190.org/page/trf-grants.
Qualified clubs are eligible to write and submit a grant request using the District Grants Module on the website at https://grant.clubrunner.ca/50138/Grant/ClubList.
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. 
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