Welcome to Rotary District 5150

Rotary District 5150 stretches across Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties of the San Francisco Bay area. Our Rotary club members are people of action and inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities, both locally and globally. Rotary International forms a global network of business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities and form strong, lasting friendships in the process.

District Governor Message - November 2022
Dear Rotarians,

World Polio Day is on October 24, 2022.  We will be commemorating this day on Sunday, 

November is Rotary Foundation Month.  The Rotary Foundation (TRF) transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. We are right in the midst of our Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) campaign, where we would like each of you to give what you can to support the Annual Fund-SHARE component of The Rotary Foundation. Almost half of what your club donates three years ago comes back to your club in the form of District Designated Funds (DDF), which your club can use for local projects in your community or projects internationally.

Featured Events
Protecting The Environment

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

More than $18 million in funding from The Rotary Foundation has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment gives Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.

District 5150 Blog
Feb 04, 2023
Join us for "Creating Your Legacy - The Heart of Rotary", an in-person, District training that follows the popular "Creating Your Legacy" virtual workshop held in fall 2022. The Heart of Rotary will provide a greater perspective on how planning for tomorrow will enable Rotary to continue the programs you love. There will be numerous speakers, breakout sessions, real life examples, and a campaign to help us move forward together on reaching the Million Dollar Legacy goal.
ROTARY DISTRICT 5150 (the Counties of San Francisco, Marin, & San Mateo) is tasked each year with finding qualified applicants for Rotary Peace Center Fellowships. Will you and your club join the effort to find the persons we need?
Rotary Peace Fellowships are designed for non-Rotarians who already have some experience in peace building and/or conflict resolution. For example: former Peace Corps volunteers, social workers, doctors and nurses, police and military veterans, teachers, etc. Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,500 fellows who now work in over 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, education and research institutions, peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
The number of emails that crowd our inboxes is sometimes overwhelming. And the inevitable result is that many people ignore most of them, running the risk of missing important information. The Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere decided to do something about it by collecting all the Rotary announcements and putting them in a weekly email, giving members a chance to stay informed by reading just one message from Rotary on the same day each week.
Congratulations to Stanley (Stan) Green of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor for being selected as Rotary District 5150's Rotarian of the Month for November 2022!
From the day that Stan became a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor, he has been actively seeking out every possible opportunity to be of service. Stan has made “Service above Self” his own personal mantra, by partaking in countless community service projects from tending school gardens with Sanzuma to Global Clean-up Days, caroling for our elders, and volunteering at our local food bank. He is always part of our volunteer groups, and he freely and happily gives his all to make the world a better place. All things Rotary interest Stan, and he helps with so many important causes such as RYLA, Marin Villages, Movie Night for kids in the Canal Area, ELM (Enriching Lives through Music) among many others.
Many of you have asked how to set up registration of different levels and collect payment as well. ClubRunner has a product called MyEventRunner that our District 5150 has been using.
With MyEventRunner, you can:
  • Create unlimited package options with varying pricing.
  • Customize information collection for each registrant and their guest. 
  • Create add-on sub-events for purchase (such as T-Shirts).
  • Generate detailed reports on all data collected.
The United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties Chapter has awarded the 2022 Peace Prize to ShelterBox USA in acknowledgment of its humanitarian work conducted in the world’s most extreme conflict and disaster zones. The award, presented annually, honors an organization that advances the causes of peace, human rights, and humanitarian aid globally.
ShelterBox accepted the honor with profound gratitude and great humility on October 24, which is United Nations Day. In an October 29 letter to ShelterBox supporters, the organization's President Kerry Murray wrote, "It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations of a world with peace and stability."

This District training on the Global Grant Program is to inform Rotarians about the extensive opportunities for funding through this Rotary Foundation program. This training will provide an overview of the Global Grants Program, explain the major requirements, and share information on how to participate. This event is intended for Rotary Club International Service Chairs, Club Presidents, and interested Rotarians.

For more information, please contact District 5150 Global Grants Coordinator Keith Axtell 


Imagine Rotary
A Message from RI President Jennifer Jones
As we look ahead to all the ways we can Imagine Rotary in the upcoming year, perhaps our most important task will be to build the most welcoming experience possible for every Rotary member. In her recent video message, RI President Jennifer Jones challenges us to engage with our members to ensure they’re getting what they want from their Rotary experience and reminds us that clubs who are welcoming and engaging will thrive. Watch the video and encourage your clubs to share it with their members so they can discuss how to ensure that the comfort and care of their members is a priority.