The picture here is taken after the Hayfork Rotary club meeting. A few of us took the trip up to visit the clubs and Camp Royal. Hayfork Club is especially excited during Camp Royal week. Did you know this club heads to Camp Royal on the Friday of camp, they serve snacks and provide support for the Camp activities that night? Hayfork Rotary's Randy Bashaw served as Camp lead for a few years now. Weaverville Rotary is part of this too. Dave Hammer serving as Camp lead before Randy. These two clubs are protective of our camp, it's good to have that leadership nearby. Currently, Gary Collins of Concord Rotary is the lead Rotarian of Camp Royal. Camp Royal, another smashing success! Thank you to Gary Collins and Lain Hensley and the Camp Royal Team for making that happen. Hayfork and Weaverville Rotary Clubs are growing and serving their communities in big ways. Pay them a visit sometime, they are special clubs and special people. Pictured here, after Hayfork Rotary Meeting: District Guru Vic Georgiou, DGN Pam Gray, DG Laura, AG Jon Dwyer, Hayfork Rotarian Randy Bashaw, DGND Ken Courville.
Hello Rotarians, District 5160. Every day we get closer to the goal. We are just $13,648, 97% shy of setting a record of giving to the Rotary fund that gives back, Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund. If you haven't made your donation for your Paul Harris sustaining membership yet, now would be the time. And Thank you. Want to take a guess which day in June we pass the $500,000 mark? It is from this fund that we receive the money back in 3 years for grant projects, scholarship and international exchanges. Thank you to Club Foundation Chairs who have done the heavy lifting to get us here. You have been so very supportive of the fundraising effort, and you believe in what we do. And to the District Foundation Team---thanks for your help and for making it fun. Tune into the District Newsletter in mid-June for more specific dollar details.
For the last 8 years, Rotary has held a photo contest. This year, thousands of photos arrived at RI, each hoping to be selected for top honors and to be featured on the front page at rotary.org. Photographic excellence is required, add to that it must be a story telling photo. Only then do you have the winners. How excited we are that our own Sheila Hurst's photo was chosen as one of the editor's favorites and is one of only 17 featured on the front page of Rotary's website. And fellow Rotarians, this is a school in Kenya, one of your schools that is part of your Kenya Smiles project. What a great time it is to be a Rotarian! Bravo Sheila. Did I mention that Sheila is a member of the Rotary Club of Redding West? Find the photos at : http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/TheRotarian/Pages/Contest_1306.aspx Schoolchildren in Kithoka, Kenya. Sheila Hurst, Rotary Club of Redding West, California, USA