Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy:
THE ENVIRONMENT 
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.
To
All District 5500 Rotarians
You are cordially invited to attend the
2021-2022
Virtual Installation Ceremony 
for
District Governor Henrietta (Hank) Huisking
Sunday, June 27, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM
MC-PDG Julie Reppenhagen, RC Green Valley
 
 
 
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Final Month of the Rotary Year 20-21
 
Can you believe it’s June already? This Rotary year is nearly over. I can only recap how very proud I am of all the work Clubs are doing to keep their members together. You figured it out and you DID IT! Some Clubs still had fundraisers and most Clubs partook in multiple community projects. It’s so important to note that there are many Clubs that will be receiving a citation this year – truly astonishing!
 
As I finish up my year as District Governor, I have a few requests to the District 5500 members (stated below).  As I often heard, "If you don’t ask you will never know." So here goes:
 
  • Please sign up for the FIRST Virtual District Conference.
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Rotary’s second virtual convention highlights accomplishment in polio, progress toward ending COVID-19

The program matches refugees with training to get them settled and fill a need for skilled workers.

Common Ground: Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards. In a time of separation, our winning photographers used their cameras to make connections.

Julie Dockrill, recipient of Rotary’s People of Action: Champions of Health, led a team of midwives in training health care professionals as part of a comprehensive well-being program that’s saving mothers and babies.

Fellowship has created a global home for LGBT members and friends

“We Stop COVID” initiative draws on volunteers’ diverse skills to support vaccination campaign in Italy’s Verona region.

By building on a proven concept — such as efforts to stamp out malaria in Zambia — Rotary’s new multimillion-dollar Programs of Scale grants help make good better.

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.

Volunteers work to keep the community of Kingston, Ontario, healthy and safe.

Nonprofits Make Gains in Measuring Their

Kenya is home to the first Rotary club in East Africa — the Rotary Club of Nairobi, founded in 1930. More joined and made a tangible difference.

The logistics of shipping and storing vaccines.

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.

The $2 million grant goes toward Rotary club-led Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia program; an additional $4 million contributed by partners the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Vision USA.

Rotary-led Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia awarded US$6 million to reduce burden of malaria in heavily affected districtsLUSAKA, Zambia (March 9, 2021) — To help end a leading cause of illness and death in the southern

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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Annual Donation to the PolioPlus program of at least $100.00 
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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.

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
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