WELCOME TO ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Statement from Rotary International About Tolerance for Racism

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work. We have more work to do to create more just, open, and welcoming communities for all people. We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. Rotary will do our part to listen, learn, and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

District 5500 Offers Morning of Peace

District 5500 is inviting you to a Morning of Peace and we hope you’ll join us. Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be a state where our mind performs at an optimum level with a positive outcome. 

Please join us.  Register Here

DICTIONARY PROJECT PROMOTES LITERACY

Promote literacy and forge connections with young people through The Dictionary Project. Many Rotary Clubs in District 5500 support this international effort to provide third-graders with their own personal reference book. Founded in 1995, the Dictionary Project has made it possible for Rotary and other organizations to sponsor resource books for more than 31 million students in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia,

WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER!

September is the month I always love because of the Fall foliage back in upstate NY and here in AZ, particularly in Flagstaff where my son attended NAU. The colors are so vibrant and warm - golds and oranges, reds, and deep purples. Do you know what the “Just for Fun Days” in September are?
National Happy Cat Month
September 8: National Hug Your Hound Day
September 13: Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 24: National Punctuation Day

 
More importantly, September is Rotary’s Basic Education and Literacy Month. Here are some statistics you might not know: worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Rotarians support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams,
Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities. Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve.
AFRICAN REGION CERTIFIED WILD
POLIO-FREE    
It is our pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free. This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries of the African region. It has involved millions of health  
workers traveling by foot, boat, bike and bus, innovative strategies to vaccinate children amid conflict and insecurity, and a huge disease surveillance network to test cases of paralysis and check sewage for the virus. 
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Jennifer Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2022-23.

These clubs keep things fresh with new ideas and new members.

These 10 workers put service above self when it counted most

 Zoom Meetings  📌
Does your club have an interesting speaker or video scheduled for a Zoom meeting? If so and if you are willing to share, send the meeting information and email contact for the meeting link to Teree Bergman and we will list it here. Click on the program title to send an email to the organizer who will then send you a meeting link.
Upcoming Zoom Meetings
Send your meeting info to Teree to be posted here
 
Next week on Zoom:
 
 
Speakers Available on Zoom
The speakers listed below are available to do Zoom presentations to your club.
Dennis Bergquist  -- Grant project: Neonatal Clinic in Kenya
Marc Snow - The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
Don Jorgensen -- Shelter Box Responds to Corona Virus 2020
Serenity, Success and One Heck of a Life, Ryn Gargulinski, certified professional coach, Reiki master
Daniel Stringham - (1) Rotary Toastmasters Alliance, (2) Rotary Water and Sanitation Grant in Haiti, (3)  Rotary Eco-stove Grant Project in Nicaragua, (4)The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers
 
 
 

COVID-19 Projects

COVID-19 Grants Changing and Saving Lives in Southern AZ
           
Submitted by Kirk Reed, PDG
On April 3, 2020, Rotary District 5500 issued a challenge to local Rotary clubs in Southern Arizona: "You can receive a gift of $500 today from District 5500 if you want to help your communities and neighbors in times of crisis."
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The GLANCE
The Glance #12
Sep 22, 2020
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The Clubs Showcase
Jul 10, 2020
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Zoom Is Available
Zoom is alive and working for our District. 10 Rotary Members have been designated as Zoom Administrators, two for each area.
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Shelterbox & Rotary has been instrumental in our growth and is the cement that binds us together.



Mike helps take the mystery out of our Interact and Rotaract Clubs.
Mike is a member of the Tucson Sunset Rotary Club in Tucson AZ.

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