Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo Sunrise
San Diego, CA

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DGE from Brazil and his wife

Swedish DGE presenting her district's information
l to r:  DGE from a district that  Czech and Slovak Republics and Trudy Armstrong, RB Sunrise Rotary Past President

Relaxed atmosphere during dinner at the World Resources SIM Center/GENI Offices

During the week of January 18-24, San Diego was the location for Rotary's International Assembly.  This is the meeting held every January when District Governor Elects gather from all over the world to be trained for being the leaders of their district in the next Rotary year. While the International Assembly is going on, San Diego and Imperial Countys' Rotary District 5340 leaders and club members assist Rotary International and these guests.  One very interesting event is the opportunity for clubs in District 5340 to host the visiting district governor elects for a dinner.  
RB Sunrise Rotary Club,  in partnership with the Urge Gastropub, the Barrel Room and Brothers Provisions, announces that it will repeat its successful Rancho BEERnardo Festival on the October 10.
This fun event is RB Sunrise Rotary's major fundraiser that allows the club to support many local projects and charities. The Festival will be from 1 PM to 4 PM at the the Sikes Adobe Farmstead.  This year's event will include more food because of the involvement of 2 more restaurants.  

A bird's eye view of the world's largest human national flag
Photo great: cortesyof I.S.A.K. Nazar, Governor of District 2390(India)
To eradicate polio in India, Rotary members displayed impressive coordination and commitment. So it should come as no surprise that Rotary members in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, were able to mobilize more than 40,000 people to create the world's largest human national flag. The tribute to the polio eradication effort qualified as a Guinness World Records-breaking achievement.

"What impressed me most was that all of Rotary was represented: Rotaractors, Interactors, and Rotarians," says RI President Gary C.K. Huang, who participated in the event along with his wife, Corinna, and other Rotary senior leaders. "They brought their classmates, friends, and co-workers. I think that says a lot about how important it is to the people that India is polio free."

Participants from all walks of life holding placards stood together on a local fairgrounds to form the Indian flag. Their display broke the record set last year by the Sports Club of Lahore, which organized nearly 30,000 people to form the Pakistani flag.
Rotary changed lives around the world in 2014. Rotarians and friends working together can make an even bigger impact in 2015. Learn how your donations to The Rotary Foundation support Rotary's efforts to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, eliminate illiteracy, and eradicate polio.

Rotary’s investments in polio eradication infrastructure in Nigeria has helped the government stop the Ebola outbreak there. The polio surveillance network, which is used to monitor incidence of polio, is now also being used to identify and track suspected Ebola cases. To learn how you can support the fight against Ebola:


The Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating from , the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States.

"Our foundation continues to operate at the highest ethical standard," said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny. "We are proud that Charity Navigator has recognized our commitment to accountability and transparency for the seventh straight year."


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