Welcome to the Rotary District 5180 History Page

Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional, and other community members. 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. 

Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on February 23, 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

Locally, the Sacramento club became the 97th club in Rotary on February 1st, 1914.  District 5180 now has about 40 clubs and encompasses the Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba counties with parts of Butte, El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo counties. We stretch from Oroville in the North to Walnut Grove in the South, and from West Sacramento in the East to Lincoln/Loomis/El Dorado Hills in the East.   The number of clubs has changed over time and continues to evolve. The district leadership changes each year with a new District Governor taking the reins each year, following a period of being the District Governor Elect, the District Governor Elect Nominee, and upon selection, District Governor Designee.  

This page is mainly about history.  Thank you to Past District Governor Brian Moore for putting this together. If you have comments or have more to contribute, please email Brian at rotarypdg5180@unlimited.net.