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Rotary District 5340’s

The Human Touch Monthly Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 11 May 2012


Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

In This Issue: 2. Governor’s Letter 3. Community Service ROTARIANS AT WORK 4. Community Service DON’T WAIT VACCINATE 5. Rotarians Recognized CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE 6. Rotarians Recognized CFO OF THE YEAR 2012 7. New Generations Service MODEL UN 8. New Generations Service ROTARACT 9. New Generations Service R.Y.L.A. 10. Rotary Foundation GRANT SEMINAR 11. Rotary Foundation APF 12. Passion Pics 14. Membership STAT UPDATE 15. Polio Eradication UPDATE 16. Upcoming Events District Calendar 1

District Governor 2011-2012

Governor’s Letter To My Rotary Friends Perhaps it was the long jet flights to India and Pakistan or it may be the fact that there are just sixty days left in this Rotary year but Linda and I are in a wistful and philosophical mood. We recently read an email that has been ascribed to many authors but actually written in 1990 by Dr. Moorehead and published in 1995 in “Words Aptly Spoken�. "The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind." We hope you enjoy the words of wisdom. Sincerely, Larry Sun!am 2

Community Service

Rotarians at Work

Rotarians At Work Day took place on April 28 (the last Saturday in April each year). It started in 2006 as a joint effort between two Rotary Districts (one in the United States and one in Mexico). Clubs around the world identify a hands-on project that all members can participate in to help their local community. District 5340 worked on 77 projects comprising with over 1,739 volunteers! Around the world over 100,000 Rotarians joined us by working on projects in their communities. “Rotarians at Work” t-shirts were everywhere. Rotarians were painting, digging, planting, cleaning, cutting weeds, clearing brush, repairing trails, picking up trash – and having a whole lot of fun doing it! Thank you Jim Roth for all the work you do every year and thank you PDG Pam Russell for spreading “Rotarians at Work Day” around the world. Thank you Rotarians for making “Rotarians at Work Day” such a visible and worthwhile effort. This is a voluntary effort on the part of your club - NOT a District mandated project. If your club did not participate, please consider joining next year. The event is a great way to revitalize your Club, bring in new members and generate publicity for Rotary.

One hundred twenty volunteers turned out for Poway Spirit Day 2012 despite a rainy forecast. Spirit Day was the final project of the first Poway Community Leadership Institute class 6 years ago. When enthusiasm began to fade our club took leadership of it. The City gave us two major mulch-spreading jobs and we also did some weeding at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center. All the work got completed in time for a major downpour and lunch, served by the Elks, back at our starting point at the Boys and Girls Club. The Soroptimists handled check-in starting at 8 AM. In all, a good day.


Community Service

Don’t Wait - Vaccinate

Project your family...protect yourself - IMMUNIZE!

Vaccinations for Adults You’re NEVER too old to get immunized!

Getting immunized is a lifelong, life-protecting job. Don’t leave your healthcare provider’s office without making sure you’ve had all the vaccinations you need. Age


19–49 years

50–64 years

65 years & older


You need a dose every fall (or winter) for your protection and for the protection of others around you.

Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV)

You need 1–2 doses if you smoke cigarettes or if you have certain chronic medical conditions.*

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis

Be sure to get a 1-time dose of “Tdap” vaccine (the adult whooping cough vaccine) if you are younger than age 65 years, are 65+ and have contact with an infant, are a healthcare worker, are pregnant, or simply want to be protected from whooping cough. After that, you need a Td booster dose every 10 years. Consult your healthcare provider if you haven’t had at least 3 tetanus- and diphtheria-containing shots sometime in your life or have a deep or dirty wound.

(whooping cough)

(Td, Tdap)

You need 1 dose at age 65 (or older) if you’ve never been vaccinated.

Hepatitis B (HepB)

You need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis B virus infection* or you simply wish to be protected from this disease. The vaccine is given in 3 doses, usually over 6 months.

Hepatitis A (HepA)

You need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis A virus infection* or you simply wish to be protected from this disease. The vaccine is usually given as 2 doses, 6–18 months apart.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

You need this vaccine if you are a woman age 26 years or younger or a man age 21 years or younger. Men age 22 through 26 years with a risk condition* also need vaccination. Any other man age 22 through 26 years may receive it too. The vaccine is given in 3 doses over 6 months.

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

You need at least 1 dose of MMR if you were born in 1957 or later. You may also need a 2nd dose.*

Varicella (Chickenpox)

If you’ve never had chickenpox or you were vaccinated but received only 1 dose, talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you need this vaccine.*


If you are age 19–21 years and a first-year college student living in a residence hall, or have one of several medical conditions*, you need to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease. You may also need additional booster doses.* If you are age 60 years or older, you should get this vaccine now.

Zoster (shingles)

* Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine. Do you travel outside the United States? If so, you may need additional vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information to assist travelers and their healthcare providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel. Visit CDC’s website at or call (800) CDC-INFO ([800] 232-4636). You may also consult a travel clinic or your healthcare provider. ÜÜÜ°ˆ““Õ˜ˆâi°œÀ}ÉV>Ì}°`É«{äÎä°«`vÊÊUÊÊÌi“Ê›*{äÎäÊ­ÓÉ£Ó®

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Rotarians Recognized

Champions of Change

The White House on April 20th honored ten Rotary leaders from across the country as “Champions of Change” for their exemplary volunteer service. RI President Kalyan Banerjee, who participated in the event, along with General Secretary John Hewko and RI Director Elizabeth Demaray, said, “Rotary International is honored to be a part of the first White House Champions of Change awards to Rotarians who have helped make a difference in lives and communities around the world.” We are especially proud that Fary Moini, La Jolla Triangle Rotary Club was honored. Prior to the afternoon Champions of Change program, more than 160 Rotarians attended a morning round of Community Leaders Briefing sessions in which Administration experts spoke on topics relating to Rotary’s six Areas of Focus. Rotary Day coincides with the presidential proclamation of National Volunteer Week. Fary was recognized for her role in educating girls and enhancing health care training in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Since 2002, Moini has made 19 trips to Afghanistan to help spearhead the construction of the Jalalabad Rotary School along with two other schools in that city, which today support thousands of primary grade students. She also helped establish 12 computer labs for high school students. Combining her medical & educational background, Moini worked with Nangarhar University Medical School to establish and develop training for neonatal staff and midwives. She also oversaw the installation of heart monitoring equipment at the Nangarhar Public Hospital.


Rotarians Recognized

CFO of the Year 2012

Ginger Poutous has been characterized as being more careful with the company’t money that she is with her own. As head of finance and accounting of H & D Construction, a curb, gutter and sidewalk contractor, she has earned the complete trust of her employer and colleagues. Her bottom line approach has kept the company vibrant even when economic times got tough. The company, established 30 years ago by two friends, has grown from a start up to one of San Diego County’s premier construction providers. Her colleagues note that Poutous always leads by example and is never afraid to get her hands dirty. Poutous is always available to support a worthy cause. Her selfless approach to giving her time and energy has been a great inspiration to those around her. She is active in Rotary, serving as past president of the La Mesa Breakfast Club and recent leading a team that planned and executed a conference that hosted Rotarians from six countries . She also has been an active supporter of the Special Olympics. Article form the San Diego Business Journal


New Generations Service

Model UN

Our District’s Pathways to Peace Committee presented the annual Model United Nations program during the weekend of April 14-15 at the University of San Diego Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Over 100 high school students and their advisors participated in this simulation of the United Nations by serving as delegate countries and dealing with actual resolutions from the UN in New York. The Secretary-General and other roles were played by students who were able to manage the most spirited disputes and discussions as well as a late night “crisis” that happened during the delegates dinner. RI Director Ken Boyd was the keynote speaker and was very impressed by this unique program. Kudos to Kevin Cahill of the Rotary Club of Del Mar/Solana Beach and his committee for another great job! They worked so hard to put this together especially Chairman Kevin but also the Advisors who spent long hours getting the students ready to play the role of delegates, and to the Rotary Clubs who sponsored a Model UN team—it is a great investment in the future and the youth of our community.


New Generations Service


Rotaract Clubs of District 5340 held their first ever End of the Year Banquet to induct officers for the coming Rotary Year and to distribute awards to our Rotaract Clubs. DG Larry Sundram was the featured speaker and presented a program on his recent trip to Pakistan and India where he and his wife Linda participated in National Immunization Days (NIDs). DG Larry awarded Rotary International’s Changemaker Awards to the Rotaract Clubs of SDSU, USD, and UCSD. Currently, we have three Rotaract Clubs in our District but will soon welcome a new club when the SDSU-Calexico Rotaract Club Charters at the end of May. Kendra Jeffcoat, Past President of Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Club, has served as Rotaract Chair during this past year. Cynthia Villis, Past President of La Jolla Golden Triangle Club, will be joining Kendra as a Co-Chair for our District Rotaract Program in the coming year. Rotary District 5340 welcomes the following Officers of the Rotaract District Council for the coming Rotary Year: •

Rotaract District Governor: Bobby Marsh, SDSU Rotaract Club

Rotaract Lt. Governor: Jeremy Pointcenot, SDSU Rotaract Club

Secretary/Treasurer: Andrew Phung, UCSD Rotaract Club

Events Coordinator: Aubrey Adiao, UCSD Rotaract Club

SDSU Club Representative: Devin Walker

Club Representatives from USD & UCSD: TBA

This group of Rotaractors will meet on a regular basis and plan activities and projects for the coming Rotary Year. These clubs meet twice a month and plan fellowship and service activities. These Rotaract Clubs are sponsored by the following Rotary Clubs: •

San Diego State University—Rotary Club of San Diego (Club 33)—Chuck Pretto & Andy Liska, Advisors

University of California, San Diego—La Jolla Golden Triangle—Marty Rosenstein, Advisor

University of San Diego—La Jolla Golden Triangle—Cynthia Villis; Coronado—Walt Heinecke; Del Mar—Rob Mullally; Advisors


New Generations Service


The 2012 District 5340 RYLA – “Rotary Youth Leadership Awards” – Conference just wrapped up and once again has proven to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for more than 280 high-school students and more than 40 Rotarians. Anyone who has attended our District’s RYLA knows that words are inadequate to describe the roughly 49 hours that students and Rotarians spend together in Idyllwild, California, sharing the leadership experiences of invited guest speakers and their own life’s experiences in an environment designed to stimulate and facilitate thinking and personal growth. RYLA 2013 and RYLA 2014 are already scheduled for the third weekend in April. Check us out at; talk to the students who visit your Clubs to share their RYLA experiences, and to your Club members who have served as facilitators at RYLA. Perhaps you too will be persuaded to seek out and join the RYLA family!


Rotary Foundation

Grant Management Seminar

We had 51 clubs represented at the Grants Management Seminar with around 150 attendees. The seminar covered how to do District and Global Grants. Check the district website later in the month for the most current list of qualified clubs. Right now 26 clubs are qualified. If members from your club were unable to attend the Grants Management Seminar and wish to lead a district or global grant, your club can still become a qualified club. Two members from each club need to have attended the seminar or viewed the seminar video to qualify. The link to the videos is in the Foundation News Center on the District website. and shown below. After viewing the video, the two members must meet with their Foundation Mentor to review any questions that they might have. Once this meeting is completed, the Foundation Mentor will advise the District Rotary Foundation Chair Pam Russell, that the club has met the requirement and has qualified.


Rotary Foundation


, Club Name

APF Per Capita

La Mesa



Encinitas Coastal



Rancho San Diego/Spring Valley



La Mesa Sunrise



Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise



Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)






Del Mar



Escondido Sunrise



San Marcos






San Diego Downtown Breakfast



Rancho Santa Fe



Torrey Pines (La Jolla)



Mission Valley (San Diego)






La Jolla Golden Triangle



La Jolla Sunrise






Escondido East



Shadowridge (Vista)






El Camino Real (Oceanside)



San Diego Coastal



Borrego Springs



Rancho Bernardo Sunrise






Imperial Valley Breakfast



Lemon Grove






Camp Pendleton







Southeast San Diego



Valley Center,



National City



El Centro









Mission Bay



Chula Vista Sunrise



San Luis Rey



Mission Valley-Sunset



Escondido After Five



San Diego






Point Loma



El Cajon



Carlsbad Hi-Noon






Chula Vista



Naval Base San Diego



San Diego-Paradise Valley



El Cajon Sunset



Old Mission






Miramar (San Diego)






San Diego North






La Jolla



Chula Vista Sunset



Fallbrook Village



San Diego Uptown Sunrise



District Average




Model UN


Rotarians at Work Day


Membership Club Name Coronado Binacional Escondido After Five Naval Base San Diego Convoy (San Diego) Chula Vista Sunset Escondido Camp Pendleton El Cajon Sunset Borrego Springs El Centro Vista Imperial (Valley Breakfast) La Mesa Sunrise Brawley Coronado Encinitas Coastal Escondido Sunrise San Marcos Calexico Encinitas Escondido East La Mesa Mission Bay (San Diego) Oceanside San Diego Downtown Breakfast Shadowridge (Vista) Bonsall Carlsbad Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Old Mission (San Diego) Point Loma (San Diego)

Stat Update

Change 35 31 26 25 24 17 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

San Diego Uptown Sunrise Santee-Lakeside Valley Center El Cajon La Jolla Miramar (San Diego) Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) Rancho San Diego/Spring Valley Southeast San Diego Blythe Lemon Grove Mission Valley (San Diego) Mission Valley-Sunset, San Diego San Diego San Diego North El Camino Real (Oceanside) Fallbrook Ramona Rancho Bernardo Sunrise (San Diego) Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Fallbrook Village Poway Rancho Santa Fe San Diego Coastal San Diego-Paradise Valley Chula Vista Sunrise Chula Vista La Jolla Golden Triangle Membership on 7/1/11 5 New Clubs New Members - existing clubs Total Membership

I am so proud of all the work that you have done this year in the area of Membership. According to Rotary International we are up by 215 for the year. Keep up the good work! It is energizing to see so many new Rotarians being inducted at club meetings. They are full of energy and excitement because you have instilled that in them. Let’s keep this momentum going!


2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -4 -8 -8 3,196 141 74 3,411

Polio Eradication


Who is That "This Close" Guy? This week's "This Close" Update picture features Ricky Likabu, Polio Survivor, founder, and lead singer of the Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili (which means “look beyond appearances�). All of the band members are also Polio Survivors and they all give of their time, musical abilities, voices, and images to promote the END POLIO NOW campaign.

Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 04/28/12

Total paralysis cases Globally - in endemic countries: - in non-endemic countries:

Year-to-date Year-to-date Total 2011 Total 2010 2012 2011 48 120 650 1,352 48 45 341 232 77 3 309 1,120

Only One - Polio case was reported worldwide this week!


Upcoming Events

District Calendar

District Events

The annual Governors’ Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. We will...  Watch the "winning" entries of the "Service above Self" videos contest from Interact students,

May 4-5

Thousand Smiles Clinic, Ensenada

May 6-9

RI Convention, Bangkok

May 16

Four Way Test Speech Contest

June 12

District Council Awards

 Welcome the 2012-13 Club Presidents as they take their oath of office,  Participate in the “change of command” ceremony and the passing of the Rotary gavel from DG Larry Sundram to DGE Dick Stevens (DGN Carl Cruise will move into the District Governor Elect position and Louise Andres will be the District Governor nominee),  We will be giving out some very special awards...

Rotarian of the Year Cliff Dochterman Awards for Rotarians in Scouting Leadership Development Academy Graduates for 2012 Outstanding Newsletter/Website awards The Rotary Foundation Awards


Rotary District 5340 Newsletter - May 2012  

This is the District Newsletter for May 2012