Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy:
THE ENVIRONMENT 
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders. Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone's responsibility.
 
Meet the 2021-22 District Governor
 
 
Henrietta "Hank" Huisking is the 2021-22 governor for District 5500. She has been a member of Sierra Vista West Rotary for 15 years. Since becoming a Rotarian, she has served in many capacities in her club and D5500, including Club President, District Secretary, and on the District Finance Committee. She served Region 11 as Assistant Governor from 2016-2019.  She was an Emerging Resource Leader at the 2017 Zone 25-26 Institute, and attended the international conferences in Thailand in 2012 and Germany in 2019.

Hank is a graduate of the D5500 RLA and RLI programs and now serves as an RLI faculty member.  She is married to Rotarian Peter Huisking of Sierra Vista Sunrise. Together they have hosted Youth Exchange Students (Germany, Brazil, and Peru) and numerous Group Study Exchanges (Thailand, Turkey, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and Brazil). She has also served as a counselor for RYLA.  She will be District Governor in 2021-2022.

She has a BS in Education from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and taught Water Conservation in Cochise County Schools as a Senior Instructional Specialist for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension WaterWise program 1999-2012.  Hank was elected to the Sierra Vista City Council in 2003 and was re-elected twice, completing her third term in 2016. She continues to volunteer in her community.

Hank and her husband have three children and six wonderful grandchildren living in California. Favorite pastimes include reading, hiking, cycling, gardening, traveling, and planning travel adventures with family and friends.
 
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 Zoom Meetings  📌

Did your club go hybrid? Do you have an interesting speaker willing to present via Zoom? If so send thets speaker information to Teree Bergman for inclusion on this list.

Speakers Available on Zoom
The speakers listed below are available to do Zoom presentations to your club.
Fonda Insley - What Everyone Needs To Know About Senior Living
Dennis Bergquist  -- Grant project: Neonatal Clinic in Kenya
Pradeep Kapadia - Kapadia Education Foundation in Kenya, Basic Education, and Literacy
Ann MarshMarc Snow and Diane Ventura-Goodyear - The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
Don Jorgensen -- Shelter Box Mission 2021: Responding to Global Disasters during the Pandemic
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
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