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.


This month we celebrate Rotary’s youth service programs.  And we have so much to celebrate!  Rotarians believe in developing the next generation of leaders as our programs help young leaders build leadership skills, expand they’re education and learn the value of service.
Here in District 5190, we have a vast amount of Youth Service programs, including but not limited to:
  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • Interact
  • Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership
  • Achievement Beyond Obstacles
  • Music & Speech Contests
  • Youth Scholarships
  • Global & Peace Scholarships
Some clubs in our district even sponsor schools in their community and focus on rewarding students at different grade levels for their scholastic and leadership abilities.  The Rotary Club of Grass Valley has a Student-of-the-Month program and invites the students to come to a Rotary meeting along with their parents and be recognized each month during the school year.  I’m sure there are other clubs in our district that do something similar.
Other Rotary clubs sponsor a school garden and work with students to grow produce.  And still other clubs work with Scouts, Boys & Girls clubs, 4-H and FFA to support their leadership programs.
Our children are our future, and I can’t think of a better way to  “Serve...to Change Lives”.
Thank you, Rotarians, for what you do for our Youth!

“The best boats are always waterproof!”


Anita Daniels

District Governor 2021-22
Rotary International District 5190

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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.




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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.
Because of Covid, many clubs are just starting to plan and conduct service projects in their communities, and District Grant funds are available to assist. The District Grant completion date has been extended to the end of the Rotary year, June 30th with final reports due July 15th.
This means that there is more time to apply for a District Grant which will match your club up to $2000 for a single club project! If your club partners with another club, an extra 25% will be added to the match! But wait, there's more: Bonus Grant dollars are available recognizing your club's contribution to the Annual Fund (which is the source of our grant funds) and no club matching dollars are needed.
Qualified clubs can apply for District Grants on the District website by clicking on the link below
Need assistance or information?? Contact me or Grants Chair Bill Boon today. 
PDG Doug McDonald
District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2021-24
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.

As a Rotarian and supporter of Polio Eradication, Rotary’s Number One Priority, you can participate in the Countdown to History as a member of the PolioPlus Society of District 5190. PolioPlus Society members can help Rotary make history by continuing to contribute a minimum of $100.00 per year until the World Health Organization certifies that polio has been fully eradicated because … 

Until the world is polio-free, every child is at risk.

Society members will receive a PolioPlus Society membership pin, certificate and an End Polio Now wristband.

Please click here to download the PolioPlus Commitment Letter. Return completed form to Phil Mahoney at the email listed on the bottom of the Commitment Letter.