Welcome to the Rotary District 5180 Website!

Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional, and other community members. Rotary District 5180 has about 40 clubs and encompasses the Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba County with parts of Butte, El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo counties.

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we’re able to help our communities to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, and promote peace under the motto Service Above Self. 
 


 

 

Governor's Message 

 
 
Rotarians, 

As I sit here and think about what I want to share this month, the sound of water rushing down my gutters cannot be ignored. A poem that I knew as I child comes to mind: 
April showers bring May flowers
That is what they say, 
But if all the showers turned to flowers
We’d have quite a colorful day. 
 
Or, how about the Al Jolson song “April Showers” that was made popular by Bing Crosby. (I used to watch old movies with my  Nanny (Grandmother), so I remember the old tunes from back in the day.) 
 
We have had a lot of rain, but we should all be grateful for the extra water and look forward to the elongated Spring and early Summer of amazing color that is already evident. 
 
From a Rotary perspective, our focus this month is on Maternal and Child Health.  Rotary does so much to support the mother and children around the world. One of the many things we do is to train nurses to help babies. We promote maternal health in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda by providing scholarships for women to attend nursing school.  We help bring pre and postnatal care to mothers in those countries and in rural Haiti by providing mosquito nets and vaccines. We also help train mothers to understand the importance of proper sanitation and the effects bacteria has on their babies health. 
 
Of course, every clean water project we undertake makes a huge impact on both mother’s and baby’s health not to mention the millions we have saved from contracting polio. 
 
Our commitment to mothers and children everywhere is inspiring and has a massive impact on their health, but we still have a lot to do.  Our world has 1.1 billion people in developing countries who have inadequate access to clean water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. 
 
As you plan out projects for next year, consider doing something that will improve the health of moms and their children. If you give to the Foundation you can be assured some of your generous donations goes to help their health all over the world.    
 
Be the Inspiration!
 
Yours In Rotary,
 
P.S.  Join me for fun, fellowship and frivolity at the One Day District Conference! 
 
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District 5180 Human Trafficking Project

In 2011, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation designating each January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The anniversary of this proclamation became known as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is held on January 11th each year.  

 

Slavery was officially abolished in the US in December 1865 by the 13th Amendment, however, its forms still exist to date. The US is the source, transit and destination country for modern slaves: children, women and men.

 

Whether from another country or the US, they are all subjected to injustices of human trafficking, including sex trafficking, forced labor, involuntary servitude, and forced marriage. 

 

Rotary District 5180 jumped in to help with this issue by creating an initiative, with funding from The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians locally and globally, to provide human trafficking education to our youth in schools and to reach the public with an outreach campaign.  

 

If you or someone you know is being trafficked contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233722) 

 
 
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