The Flags of Rotary
Welcome to Rotary District 5230, encompassing 58 Rotary Clubs in Central California and the Central Coast, within the counties of Fresno, Kings, Monterey and Tulare.
My definition of Rotary is: a group of everyday people, local professional, business and community leaders who join together in friendship to make a difference in their hometowns….and the world. We get together regularly to share our lives and discuss ways to make the community a better place. We also have fun!
RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”
At Rotary's 2016 convention, Randall Feldman moderates a discussion with author David Forward and TRF Centennial Celebration Committee Chair Stephanie Urchick.
North Fresno Rotary Youth Exchange 2015-16
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
During the recent presentation made by our Rotary Exchange Student, Loula, a number of our members remarked about how little most of our members know about her homeland, Belgium. One of our members, Paul Masquelier, found an excellent YouTube video introduction to the nation of Belgium, that includes English sub-titles. Included in the video are many views of Lieges, Belgium, Loula's home city.
In a 2012 study by faculty member Alida Espinoza, it was found that approximately 31% of Fresno State students surveyed were found to be food insecure.
Fresno State March Match UP
The Rotary Foundation has been improving lives since 1917. Learn about our work and be inspired to join us in celebrating our centennial year and meeting humanity’s greatest challenges! (This video premiered at the 2016 Rotary International Assembly.)
Thursday 12/17/2015 was the last North Fresno Rotary meeting for 2015, and we had a grand time. There was a raffle for a tableful of gifts to the membership, followed by a terrific program given by long-time friend of NFR Dr. Don Larson.
Watch our new video here and help us spread the word by sharing it! What if we started thinking about Rotary as more than a collection of service clubs and started thinking of ourselves as a global peace building force? What if together we wage peace? Just imagine, Rotarians building a world beyond war.
On Tuesday, 12/8/2015, North Fresno Rotarians gathered at the beautiful home of Toni & Gordon Knott on Fresno's Christmas Tree Lane to enjoy some Holiday Cheer. It was a wondrous night filled with fun, food and fellowship.
In a dynamic presentation, Dr. Jennifer Croker gave us the scoop on her work with Adaptive Sports Programs, that she has been involved with for ovner 17 years, helpin re-focus people active lives into new active lives.