Grant Management Seminars Changes Announced:

Required for Grants in 18-19 Rotary Year

 
Registration is now open for the 2018 Grant Management Seminars. Each club wanting to apply for a grant in the 2018-19 Rotary year must have at least 2 members attend one of these seminars by June 30, 2018. Both District and Global Grants are partially funded by The Rotary Foundation, and the seminar is a requirement of the FoundationThe seminar originally scheduled for May 5 in Tucson has been cancelled. There will be two webinar-based seminars: one on May 30 and one on June 30. Rotarians may register for one of those using the links below:
 
 
 
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Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) January 20 in Tucson

Joe Guyton, Coordinator Rotary Leadership Institute District 5500
520-820-0134
jjguytonjr@gmail.com

”RLI IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE, EDUCATE AND RETAIN OUR MEMBERS.” - Monty Audenart, PRIVP and Trustee, Past Chair of the R.I. Membership and Retention Committee

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a training program established to improve the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills of the future leaders of Rotary Clubs. RLI is a great place to start for a new Rotarian looking to find their niche in the world of Rotary. The exchange of ideas with other experienced Rotarians alone makes the courses worthwhile.

The Rotary Leadership Institute training program consists of three full-day sessions, followed by graduate seminars. Our next District 5500 program will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Visount Suites in Tucson.  Sessions 1, 2 and 3 will be offered at that time.

 Because Rotary Club leadership changes on a yearly basis there is a constant need for new leaders who are knowledgeable about the world of Rotary International. It is difficult at the Club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary. Furthermore, leadership skills in a voluntary organization are quite different from business or military leadership skills.

Cost is $65.00 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Many clubs budget RLI costs to cover members attending.

Levels 1, 2 and 3 will be offered. Please indicate which level you are taking when you enter your membership data. If this is your first time attending you will start with level 1.

Click here to register

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What is your Rotary club doing this year? Let the entire District 5500 know how dynamic your club really is! Share your ideas! Give helpful hints for membership, community projects and even spotlight your signature events!  The District 5500 newsletter would like to highlight your Rotary club and Rotary members. Create synergy, enlighten clubs and spread the news! Include a photo of your event, or a link to your Rotary club video or Rotary club webpage. Creativity counts!
Be sure to get your articles in for November by October 20th. Publication will be a little later, so we can include all the news in our District.
Questions? contact Maria Parham at  newsletteraz5500@gmail.com
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All clubs are encouraged to submit news of previous and upcoming activities for newsletter inclusion. Please keep summaries to about 100 words or so, add a headline and include a photo with a caption if appropriate. Then add a “for more information link” to websites and forms.
Just model your submissions after those in this newsletter and you'll be set.
Additionally, put the name of your club and the month the article will run in the subject line of your email to newsletterAZ5500@gmail.com. Submit the article ONLY as a .doc or .docx. No pdfs please. Typically the deadline is the 15th of each month for publication around the 1st of the next month.

For the month of November the deadline will be October 20th, publication Nov. 5th.

Questions? Contact Maria Parham at newsletterAZ5500@gmail.com or   520-975-3335.
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2017 Conference Sponsors 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Supporting the Rotary Foundation Michael Drake 2017-07-26 07:00:00Z 0 District5500RotaryFoundation,RotaryFoundation
Peace Building Conference 2018 2017-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Joe Hentges Goals- District 5500 2017-07-04 07:00:00Z 0
THE GOVERNOR’S CHALLENGE GRANT
Our District Governor has issued a challenge for all District clubs that has the potential to have a major positive impact on the quality of education in Southern Arizona and benefit children and families across our District.  We know from major research studies that for every $1 spent on Early Childhood Development, the community receives a $16 return in reduced poverty, school dropout reduction and community economic development.
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District 5500 Installs A New Governor 2017-07-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 07, 2017
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Guided by the findings, six focus groups with women in rural communities, this Community and Economic Development project  trained 35 women of child-bearing age from four Ugandan communities in Empowerment skills. Topics such as: Disease Prevention, Gender Issues, Computers and Business Development on the Internet, Education for Female as well as Male, Antenatal Health, Genito-Urinary Fistulas, and Strategic Planning for Community Development of Village Businesses, Domestic Violence, Micro-Credits, Social Justice, and Solar Power were a few that took place.This opened up discussions and ideas that would be taken back to their villages as well as neighboring villages. "spreading the information"
During the Rotary Family Health Days April 28-30th, the trainees designed and staffed "Women's Interests" booths providing information and referrals to women from rural villages on health, education, domestic violence, business development, and social justice.
 
 
Lead Trainer PDG Dr. Phil Silvers PhD.
The VTT Members
Lead by Dr. Indumati Gopinathan. Included in Photo Left to Right: Jemimah Semakadde,Dr. Indumati Gopinathan, Sarah Mbekeka,Dr. Anil Bradoo, Theresa Osei-Tutu, Dr. Phil Silvers PhD, Margaret Atyro, Diane Ventura-Goodyear. Missing in photo, PDG Stephen Mwanje, Flavia Nakayima Miiro, and Dr. Fulgensio Jjuuko
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Posted by Ray Naylor
Ray Naylor

District 5500 Rotary Literacy

The Rotary Foundation has identified six areas of focus as part of the new “Future Vision” for Rotary.

One of the areas of focus is “Basic Education and Literacy”.

The Rotary Foundation promotes Education and Literacy for all by:

·               Ensuring that children have access to quality basic education

·               Reducing gender disparity in education

·               Increasing adult literacy

·               Strengthening the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy

           ·          Supporting studies related to basic education and literacy

Contact Info: rwnaylor@comcast.net
Home: 520-299-6643  Cell: 520-730- 9943
“Literacy, like Water, is an essential ingredient for human life”
Betty Stauffer a Literacy Leader in our community

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