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.
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
TO YOU AND YOURS!

Challenge for every Rotarian of District 5500. Set up a user-id and password for Rotary.org. Once you complete this task, please consider donating directly through Rotary Direct for your contributions.
              
https://my.rotary.org/en/rotary-direct
If you have any difficulty setting up your account, please contact the District for assistance.  

Diane Ventura-Goodyear
Rotary District 5500 Governor 20-21

ROTARY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

WHERE ARE THESE COURSES HELD?

This year, we will be holding the courses via ZOOM on consecutive Saturdays.  For the first time, the courses will be held sequentially.

Course 1: Saturday, January 23, 2021   REGISTRATION

Course 2: Saturday, January 30, 2021   REGISTRATION

Course 3: Saturday, February 6, 2021   REGISTRATION

District Service Project: Handbags For Hope ​​

The “Handbags of Hope,” a D5500 service project, originally scheduled for completion at the September District Conference, will go forward for collection and delivery to previously identified D5500 Regional “shelters” in November 2020. Women escaping domestic violence or leaving a dangerous situation are often more vulnerable and without resources during the holidays. Depending upon the need, D5500 Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors are asked to donate gently used large handbags with items listed below

WELCOME TO NOVEMBER

November always reminds me of Thanksgiving back in Geneva, NY; turkey, pumpkin pie, and all the fixings including my Mom’s special stuffing. (Never did get that recipe) Then there were the 40+ family members who descended on our house to help us devour all that food! Five courses, maybe six, was very traditional every Thanksgiving. A few games of Mad Libs, laughing so hard you cried, became another tradition after all that gorging.     Make the best of Thanksgiving this year, it may be a little different than before,

CHANGING FOR THE FUTURE

Holger Knaack ... urged members to embrace change so Rotary can expand and thrive. Rather than setting a specific target for increasing the number of members, Knaack said he’s asking clubs and districts to think about how to grow in a sustainable and organic way. He wants clubs to focus on keeping current members engaged and adding new members who are the right fit for their club  Read More

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 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.
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 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
Upcoming Events
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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