About Rotary District 5340
There are many stories of a few people changing history. In 1911, a small handful of people changed San Diego's history by starting a Rotary club. Inspired by the "Service Above Self" of Chicago attorney Paul Harris, builder Ernie Shields met with ten other community leaders to create Rotary San Diego, the 33rd Rotary club in the world.
More than 100 years later, our members continue to be leaders in every imaginable profession, including medicine, law, real estate, municipal leadership, education, marketing, and engineering. We are the movers and shakers in every city, town and village, involved in almost every community-oriented organization, professional society, and business association in the region. And we deliver what’s needed to make life worth living.
Look at our members and you’ll find people helping children born prematurely, providing clean water to parched lands, improving highways, developing harbors, expanding transportation facilities, creating hospitals, building colleges, and initiating civic installations. Because wherever there’s history being made, the dedicated members of Rotary District 5340 are the people who are making it.
Today we have more than 60 Rotary clubs throughout San Diego. If you, too, have a passion for Service Above Self, come join us!
About the Care 'n Share Toy Drive Founder
Nancy Stoke is a Rotarian with the Torrey Pines Rotary Club. What started as a passion to do for others has evolved into our wonderful Care 'n Share Toy Drive.
Nancy has chaired this project since its inception in 2009. A Sr. Loan Consultant at Caliber Home Loans for residential and commercial loans and lines of credit for over 30 years, Nancy focuses on finding the best loan products and pricing for her clients.
Nancy is also involved with the Del Mar Foundation Grants Committee, La Jolla Playhouse Partners, and the RITZ gala at the San Diego Zoo Global. She resides in Del Mar and is grateful every day for the beauty, wonder, and vibrancy of the San Diego region.