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June 4 - 5, 2021
 
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~HAVE YOU REVIEWED, UPDATED, AND SHARED YOUR BYLAWS WITH YOUR CLUB MEMBERS?
  • When was the last time your club reviewed the bylaws?
  • Are your bylaws flexible enough to assist your club during a pandemic or other non-planned occurrences?
  • Do you have a process for introducing new members to your club?
  • Have your club members ever reviewed the club bylaws?
The bylaws of a nonprofit are the legally binding rules by which the organization is governed. They set forth the structure of the organization and guide the Board of Directors (“Board”) in the conduct of its business. In essence, bylaws are the operating manual for a nonprofit club. Consider discussing this in your next club assembly.
 
 
~ROTARY YOUTH PROTECTION
When was the last time your club had an update on Youth Protection? Are your members fully aware of the current laws and RI best practices for working with minors?  Candy Pardee, our District Youth Protection officer, was a child sex crimes prosecutor and a school law attorney.  She uses these years of experience to help your club understand issues with sexual harassment, discrimination, cyberstalking, and crimes against children.  Contact Candy if want her to present to your clubs: Candyce.Beumler.Pardee@gmail.com
 
 
~ 4 WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
The purpose of Rotary District 5500’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest is to help youth understand and apply Rotary’s Four-Way Test in their daily lives and to foster the use of the Four-Way Test in their communities and the world at large.   The District Contest will be held on April 17th, 2021, at 10:00 am.
Contact Deb Haddock for further information.
 
2021 TOPIC
Using the Rotary Four-Way Test along with this year’s Rotary International theme of “Rotary Opens Opportunities” as guidelines:  How could the application of The Rotary Four-Way Test create positive opportunities in our changing world? Website 
 
 
 
~ROTARY LEADERSHIP (LEARNING) INSTITUTE (RLI) ONLINE REVISITED
April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, 2021
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Registration is now available:  rotaryd5500.org
There is no charge to attend!
Register all members who need a Rotary Learning "refresher" or those new members that need to learn about Rotary. Leadership is for all Rotarians.
Interested in facilitating? Contact Bob Shogren.
 
 
~PEACEBUILDER CLUBS
Peacebuilder clubs play a vital role in sparking passion and a direction for peace within their own Rotary clubs, districts, and communities. We encourage every club to take action, become a Peacebuilder club, and contribute to creating a more peaceful world.
  • District 5500 presently has 11 Peacebuilder Clubs in the District with 3 more clubs in the review process of Club Board reviews.  Our goal was to have 9 clubs by year-end.  
  • We are presently sponsoring bi-monthly Peacebuilder Club meetings with guest speakers from outside of the district.
  • We are presently working on developing Peace Projects for the Peacebuilder Clubs.
Rotary District 5500 Peacebuilder Clubs e-Network met on March 15th with a presentation by Professor Kate Kenski on "Civility and Connection: Breaking Down Barriers to Communications". More details to follow in the District Newsletter. 

Saturday, April 24th, Camp Lawton - Mt Lemmon
     Camp Clean-Up Project.
RSVP to  Joe 
Daniszewski:jndaniszewski1@gmail.com or
text 520-245-4350
 
 
 
~DISTRICT 5500 CLUB PRESIDENTS AND PDGs
Council on District Legislation  (CODL)
The 2020-21 District Conference will be held virtually on June 4-5, 2021.  You will receive further information about the Council on District Legislation to be held during the District Conference.  This notice is to alert you to the deadline by which you must send proposed amendments to the District Bylaws to District Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear.  To be considered at the Council on District Legislation, proposed amendments must be sent to DG Diane Ventura-Goodyear by April 5, 2021.
 
 
~PLEASE GIVE TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
As a Rotary Club, you know the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation and how much the Rotary Foundation gives back to your community. Here is a one-click link to donate directly to Rotary. Click Here!

 
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE BEQUEST SOCIETY? 
When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.
  • $10,000: Bequest Society pin and an exclusive art piece suitable for framing
  • $25,000: Rotary’s Promise crystal and named endowed fund, plus all of the above
  • $50,000: Separate named endowed funds directed to two areas of focus or districts, plus all of the above
  • $100,000: Customized Rotary’s Promise crystal, plus all of the above
  • $250,000: Posthumous induction into the Arch Klumph Society, plus all of the above
  • $500,000: Special seating and registration benefits at the Rotary International Convention, plus all of the above
 
 
~CAN YOU WALK 100 MILES - DO YOU NEED A LITTLE HELP FROM A ROTARIAN?
District 5500 is challenging its 50 Rotary Clubs to walk at least 100 miles during April and May of this year to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Southern Arizona.  The Rotary Clubs of Miami Copper Cities, Nogales, and Tucson are also celebrating their Centennial this year. Order T-Shirts by April 15. The deadline for the Centennial Challenge is May 31, 2021.
Additional Information will be published in The Clubs' Showcase on April 1st.
Questions? Contact Liz Cohn 
 
SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY - DON'T MISS OUT!
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. Projects must be completed by June 1, 2021.
We have immediate money available to fund your special Rotary Love project. 
Contact DGND Marc Snow snowarizona@gmail.com
 
~HOW TO PROPERLY SET UP A ROTARY HYBRID MEETING
DISTRICT 5500 CLUBS NEED GUIDANCE

How to manage a hybrid club meeting will be the topic for discussion at the weekly Dove Mountain Rotary Club online meeting Thursday, April 15, from 5:15-6:15 PM.  Corey Lopardi, Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 27, will be the presenter.  Any Rotarian in District 5500 can join the Zoom meeting by contacting President Teree Bergman, Dove Mountain RC, by email and asking for the meeting link.  Teree’s email is luvgoldens@me.com. Register today! This you do not want to miss!

 
~DISTRICT  CLUB AWARDS 20-21
Apply for awards for innovative and “Out of the Box” efforts in the following categories.
  • 1st Prize   $350.00  Cash
  • 2nd Prize  $100.00 Cash
  • 3rd Prize   $ 50.00 Russell Hampton Gift Certificate
1. Our Club effectively participated in a Strategic Plan/Visioning Plan (explain)
 a.     If your club participated in strategic/visioning planning this Rotary year, please explain how you did this in COVID times and what goals you developed.
 b.   If your club participated in strategic/visioning planning during the last 3 years, please explain how you moved your goals forward (or modified them) in COVID times.
 
2. Our club planned and completed a creative/unique Service Project
 a.   Describe the service project. Did it involve partnerships? Please Explain
 b.   Bonus: Did your club participate in the District Fundraiser called “Handbags for Hope.” How did that turn out?
 
3. Our club produced an effective and creative Club Video. Provide video link
 
4. Our club put on a successful and creative Fundraiser (could be a joint one).
 
Need an application: Contact Liz Cohn.
 
~ROTARY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Rotary’s Learning Center now available on mobile devices
You can now take Rotary’s online courses on most mobile devices. See our 
how-to guide for detailed instructions or follow these steps to get started:

  1. On your mobile device, use a browser to go to my.rotary.org and sign in to My Rotary.
  2. Tap the ≡ menu at the top left of your screen.
  3. Tap the plus sign next to Learning & Reference, and then choose Learning Center.
  4. Go to your app store and download Go. Learn. Don’t open it from here.
  5. Return to your browser. From the same Learning Center page in My Rotary, tap the link to the Learning Center.
Go. Learn works with iOS10 and later as well as Android 6 and later. Note that the app has some limitations, including some of the interactive learning options. You will need to use a computer to download certificates or view additional resources. Links to the Learning Center may not work on mobile devices. Instead, go to the Learning Center through My Rotary, then search for materials or courses.
If you have trouble using the Learning Center in Go. Learn, write to 
learn@rotary.org.
 
 

Matthew Michael Silvers (The son of Phil Silvers and Kathleen Silvers)

The sign on the Rialto Theater marquee read:  “Rest in Peace Matt (Spry) Silvers.  A Legend in Tucson.  A Human Being That Was Given to Fly.”  Matthew’s passing on February 27, 2021, is mourned by his family and many friends in Tucson, the Phoenix area, and beyond.  He was a COVID survivor, who died of “heart failure.”

 

 
THE ROTARY VOCATIONAL FUND OF ARIZONA  TRVFA.org
Please donate, use your AZ tax credit or donate online. Click here
 TRVFA Podcast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DISTRICT ARTICLES FOR THE GLANCE  
If you have an article pertaining to the District, please send it to Ray Naylor:  r.wayne.naylor@gmail.com
 
 
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER
Newsletter articles should be sent to Myron newsletteraz5500@gmail.com by the  20th of every month, if not earlier! Myron is eagerly waiting to receive and publish your club news!
 
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
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