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.
Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy:
THE ENVIRONMENT 
Share the Love
ROTARY LOVE
 On Valentine’s day, we announced a great opportunity for all our District 5500 clubs to show your community some "Rotary Love" at this much needed time. 
Due to the many changes in planned District events this year, and therefore, the respective budgets, the District is offering clubs in "good-standing" up to $500 for a special project your board identifies to help your community.
We have immediate money available to fund your special Rotary Love project. Contact Marc Snow for details.
Polio Plus Society
Annual Donation to the PolioPlus program of at least $100.00 
Donate using Rotary Direct or By Check
 
 
CLUB AWARDS
Club Awards  Submission Due April 30, 2021
Contact Liz with registration questions.
Keynote Speakers, Door Prizes, Energized Breakout Sessions
Rotary District 5500 FIRST Virtual District Conference 
 
APRIL LETTER FROM THE DISTRICT 5500 GOVERNOR DIANE

Welcome to April.
April is Maternal and Child Health Month
Last month we highlighted the efforts of Rotarians to provide clean water and sanitation to areas of the world lacking these basic necessities.  In many of these same regions, poor living conditions contribute to an alarming rate of mortality among newborns and birthing mothers.
Here are some statistics that will open up your eyes. According to the World Health Organization, nearly
 
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The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy’s fight against COVID-19 US$5

Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors worked together in a nationwide project that promoted behavior change and initiated safety standards for businesses.

Facing the challenges of COVID-19, Rotary clubs and partner organizations are finding new ways to support access to education.

 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.

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
Marc Snow - 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
Upcoming Events

ROTARY DIRECT - THE "COOL" WAY TO DONATE 

Enroll in Rotary’s recurring giving program, Rotary Direct, which makes giving easy, fast, and secure. You can schedule a monthly, quarterly, or annual donation that empowers Rotarians to change lives in communities around the world. Here is a video link below to help you sign up for Rotary Direct. 

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