At the recent Zone Institute, Rotary District 5340 was awarded top honors for its work supporting The Rotary Foundation. The District also received recognition for its work in improving the branding of Rotary International.
The awards were announced at the 2017 Zone Institute, held November 10-11, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. 
District 5340 earned the coveted 1st Place award for total contributions to The Rotary Foundation during the 2016-17 year. The top honor recognized District 5340 members as contributing $1,093,862 to The Rotary Foundation, the highest total of all districts within Rotary Zone 26. The District also received awards in many other categories, including:
2nd Place - Contributions to the Annual Fund
1st Place - Endowment Fund Contributions
2nd Place - Other Giving
2nd Place - Sustained Foundation Achievement Over Five Years
3rd Place - Most Improvement in Brand Adoption by a District
"This is an incredible achievement for all of the Rotary members within our region," said District Governor Scott Carr. "Rotarians are truly generous people who believe in The Rotary Foundation. These contributions help power the good works Rotarians do both locally and across the globe. This is truly a remarkable achievement that every Rotarian should be incredibly proud of."
Within Rotary, clubs are organized into districts, and districts are organized into zones. District 5340 is part of Zone 26, a large region that includes 10 other Rotary districts in Southern and Central California, as well as Southern Nevada and all of Arizona.
"District 5340 is recognized across our zone as a leader in fundraising and support of the important work of The Rotary Foundation," added Carr. "My sincere congratulations to [Immediate Past] District Governor Marilyn Sanderson and the 3.100 members of our district who rose to the occasion to make these achievements possible."