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 

 
We find ourselves on the precipice of Spring with little more than two weeks until our first day of Spring, March 20th. While the rain continues to mercifully fall, I can’t help but think of the sounds and smells of base-ball games, kids playing in the park, green leaves on the trees, flowers in the ground, tolerable sunny afternoons and long glorious days on my bike in days gone by.

This is also the month we send our future leaders away to prepare them to lead us next term as they congregate from across the region in San Jose at Far West PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). We wish them well and we appreciate their service to Rotary.

This month we also celebrate World Rotaract Week from May 11th to the 17th. Rotaract is a our future. I am proud that we launched our new community based Rotaract Club in February.
 
We also look forward to the beginning of DGE Ray Ward’s new spin on the District Leadership Assembly called REAL. I’m anxious to see where that takes us.
 
Finally, we celebrate Water and Sanitation Month in March. Water is something we all know is a problem looming over us here in California, and ironically as I type this, it is pouring outside! Rotarians like District Governor Nominee Brent Hastey are involved in finding solutions for us in Northern California
 
While water management is a complex and pressing issue for us here, all we have to do is walk a few steps to access some of the cleanest water on the planet, but as you know, that is not the case for many in the developing world. We are fortunate to have many clubs who have received district and global grants to address water issues throughout the world.
 
Imagine what your day would be like if your primary objective was to collect enough clean water to drink and cook for your family, and you had to take a bucket to a stream or lake to get it. Often times women have to walk two miles or more to fill their buckets. It is hard for me to imagine how that would change the way I live. Many people have this scenario in their lives and thankfully, Rotary and other organizations are working hard to make this easier for many throughout the world.
 
With that I want to say an enthusiastic “THANK YOU” to all Rotarians in this district who are engaging in water and sanitation projects, and to those helping them with their grants.

Rotary’s impact on the world stage is felt in both large and small ways by people across the globe who are living better because of the kindness and generosity of District 5180 Rotarians.

Be The Inspiration!
 
INSPIRE

Yours In Rotary,
 
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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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