June 4, 2024                              District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
2024-25 Grant Management Webinar is on the D5500 Website

Starting July 1, all Rotary Clubs should apply for a District Grant from $250 to $4000.  

Plan your projects NOW!! 

The Grant Management Webinar is available to watch on the District Grant Webpage outlining the new easy process with DACdb. 

Youth Exchange Needs YOU! 🫵

Please consider sponsoring an inbound student. It’s a great opportunity for your club and community to know more about a different culture from the perspective of a Rotary Exchange Student. You do not need an outbound student in order to host an inbound student. Host families do not need to be Rotarians.

The Rotary Youth Exchange program could use your help to market the various youth exchange programs on social media, to recruit students for exchanges, both long-term and short-term, camps and tours. 

Verify Your Numbers

The 2023-2024 Rotary year is quickly coming to an end. It's time to work with your district and club leaders to reconcile your membership numbers. Working with the RI Compare feature within your membership management platform (DACdb or Club Runner) will yield the best results. Errors can occur simply by checking the wrong box, thus holding up the membership process. What does all this mean?

Important Action Items for Club Officers
Besides the usual Goal Setting and Officer/Member synchronizing which each club needs to do with Rotary International at MyRotary.org or through ClubRunner or DACdb prior to the new Rotary Year beginning 1 July, there are still several D5500 clubs which have not gone to My.Rotary.org and edited the Club Management Systems Vendors list at the bottom of your Club Information page to set View-Only Access Level for DACdb. For more detailed directions on doing this, click the Read More button.
To continue to receive communications from D5500 and to be able to apply for 2024-25 District Grants this must be done by an authorized club officer (President or Secretary) BEFORE 30 June 2024, regardless of whether your club intends to switch to DACdb or not.  For help, contact Leo@Lawrenson.com.
Award Champion of Change Rotary Leadership Academy
Thank you Gene Medina for your hard work and dedication to Rotary and to Rotary Leadership Academy.
This presentation is long overdue.
District 5500 Represented in Japan

After the RI Convention in Singapore, DG Don Jorgensen and his wife Kathy traveled to Japan with a group from District 5280 (LA area) and five fellow District Governors from the West.

Pictured here, DG Don represented District 5500 at the Hiroshima South Rotary Club and shared remarks at the Hiroshima Peace Forum. He also spoke at the Kofu Rotary Club at the base of Mt. Fuji.

Trip to Rotary International Headquarters


PDG Hank Huisking is leading an exciting trip to RI Headquarters 27-29 August, 2024.

The trip is limited to 25 people, so please Register HERE or email Hank at pasadenahank@gmail.com as soon as possible if you'd like her to add you to the list. RI staff has asked if members wish to meet with particular departments while there, so add your request to the email. 

For more information (including a draft itinerary), please click on the READ MORE button or email Hank if you have any questions.


Q&A Zoom Session for Future District Governors

Monday, June 10, 2024, at 5:00 pm

If you are interested in serving as District Governor either now or in the future, pleas join us on Zoom for an informative Q&A session.

Register here. There is no obligation to apply if you attend.

News from Tucson Pride Rotary 

If you’d like to do something positive this summer to serve the Tucson community and especially LGBTQ+ teenagers, you’re invited to visit Youth on Their Own on Friday afternoon, June 7 at 4:00 pm, 2525 N. Country Club Rd. 


Almost There! Corazon - International Opportunity 

October 26, 2024

What do RC Oro Valley, Dove Mountain, Sierra Vista, Tucson and SaddleBrooke Clubs have in common? They will all be coming together in October 2024 to participate in a Turn Key International Project called "Corazon - Build a House in a Day". We thank RC Oro Valley and Dove Mountain for their recent commitment. It's not too late for your Club to help. We need a commitment of $1500, that's all before we have reached our $15,500 goal. This is a perfect opportunity to participate in a One Day international project with other Clubs. All it takes is a small commitment of cash and/or some labor and it's all organized by someone else! Follow this link for a 6 minute video: https://vimeo.com/295461869

Let us help you spread the word about your club's upcoming events, projects or fundraisers in IMPACT! Download a fillable form here and email it to kasiarotary@gmail.com by Friday for the following week's newsletter. 
WHAT ABOUT PAST PROJECTS & FUNDRAISERS? We'll feature them in our Rotary in Action QuarterlyClick here to download a form. 
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