August 29, 2023                          District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
Congratulations to our new District Governor Nominee! Bruce Monro (DG 2025-26)
Posted by District Governor Don Jorgensen
Please join me in congratulating the newest members of the District 5500 Governor line!  
This past weekend the nominating committee comprised of representatives from our 14 regions and five Past District Governors interviewed and selected Bruce Monro as the District Governor Nominee. DGN Bruce will serve as District Governor for the 2025-2026 Rotary Year.

Congratulations to our new District Governor Nominee Designate! Emma Carrillo (DG 2026-27)
The nominating committee also interviewed and selected Emma Carrillo as our District 5500 Governor Nominee Designate. DGND Emma will serve as District Governor for the 2026-2027 Rotary Year.
2023 District Conference Club Sponsorships

Our District 5500 Annual Conference of Clubs is October 6-7, 2023 at the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson. We have an outstanding roster of speakers and great breakout sessions ready for you. To keep the registration cost as low as possible so more Rotarians can attend, we rely on club sponsorships to help meet expenses. If your club would like to be recognized as a Conference sponsor, please contact PDG Michael Drake at for information.   

Reserve Your Room by September 14!
If you haven't made your room reservations for the District 5500 Conference of Clubs, don't delay. The resort is sold out the weekend of our event, and the cutoff date for making your reservation of our block of rooms and at the special rate is September 14. Click here for more info.
Photog Needed!

Posted by Leo Lawrenson

Are you a good (not necessarily pro!) photographer?  Want to help your District and its members?  We are in need of one or more photographers to help capture candid and other shots of the 2023 D5500 Conference of Clubs on October 6 & 7, 2023 at the Casino del Sol in Tucson. Let me know if you're interested

Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants

The Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange was started in 2000 between Rotary districts in Arizona and Mexico. As the name suggests, it is a Rotary conference focused on friendship between members in both countries, and the best way to get your club involved in global grant projects.  This year's conference takes place Oct. 27-29, 2023 in Prescott, Arizona. Click here to register.      


First Round of District Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the ten Rotary Clubs that have been awarded District 5500 Grants already this Rotary year. Grants were awarded for wide ranging projects in local communities and in Mexico, addressing Areas of Focus including education & literacy, water, sanitation & hygiene, and maternal and child health. Additional club applications are being processed and a second round of funding is anticipated. To see the list...  

16th Annual Tucson Kino Rotary Golf Tournament
You are invited to support Tucson Kino Rotary's literacy projects to help hundreds of local kids by golfing in or donating to our event.


WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8:00 am shotgun start WHERE: Randolph Golf Course, 600 N. Alvernon


Sahuarita Murder Mystery Dinner - Sat, September 23 at 4pm 

Green Valley Oktoberfest - Sat, October 14

Casa Grande Oktoberfest - Sat, October 21, 5-9pm

SaddleBrooke Monster Mash FUNdraiser - Fri, October 20 at 5pm


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