November 28, 2023                    District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
ACTION ITEMS
You Can Make a Difference TODAY!
Today is Giving Tuesday, and we need the help of all Rotarians in our D5500 to raise funds and awareness for The Rotary Foundation.
This global day of generosity is an opportunity for all members to make a big impact, with a gift of any size that supports projects you’re passionate about.
 
Here’s how you can make a difference:
  • Watch our Giving Tuesday video with your club.
  • Donate to Annual Fund-SHARE on Giving Tuesday to support district and global grants
  • Share our Giving Tuesday graphics on Facebook or LinkedIn. 
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LAST CALL for 2024 District Video Photos
Don't miss the chance to have your club's service projects included in this year's district video.
We have again been asked to produce a 2-3 minute video for PETS promoting the great service projects we do in our District.
 
We're looking for photos showing "Rotarians in Action!"
We do so very much in our communities and beyond. Let's brag a bit!

 
Email your photos to Sue Archibald at eggsuetrev@aol.com no later than Friday, December 1st. 
 
Please send them as jpeg files so she can transform them into a video format. 
Your photos must be of service projects within the last 12 months.
 
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DISTRICT NEWS
Four Way Test Speech Contest Moving to Fall 2024
After reviewing the recent challenges and participation levels, the leadership of the Four Way Test Speech Contest has decided to create a revised and updated model to re-invigorate the Contest, including a move from spring to fall of 2024.
 
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District Membership Committee Chair Opening

Membership is everyone’s job, but there needs to be someone in each club coordinating the club’s activities and someone at the District leading the actions to educate and help clubs improve their membership activities. The District needs someone to take the District Membership role starting in the 2024-25 year. It is typically a three-year assignment.

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CLUB SERVICE PROJECTS
Rotaract - Trail Cleanup & Hike
Saturday, December 2 - 10am - 12pm
 
Join us for a hike and trail cleanup at Richard Genser Starr Pass. The trail will be approximately 1- 1.5 miles with an option to continue hiking the full trail. Bring water and wear good shoes. Trash bags will be provided.
Sign up here. Rides will be provided.
 
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Tucson Verde - Painted Hills Trail Cleanup
Saturday, December 9, 8-11am 
 
An annual December club project for Rotary Tucson Verde is a cleanup of the Painted Hills Trails Park, a project in partnership with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Caring for the natural environment is an area of focus for the environmental-based club.  
 
 
 
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Bisbee Rotary Club - Handbags for Hope

December 13, 5:00pm  

Bisbee Rotary Club and Friends are collecting donations for Handbags for Hope.
 
Bags will be distributed in December to domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and any other women's group that has a need.
 
Locations for distribution, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista and beyond!  OR...Join in and duplicate the project with your own Club in your area! JOIN US!    
 
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CLUB FUNDRAISERS & EVENTS

Yuma Rotary - 65th Annual Walt Kammann Sausage Fry

Friday, December 1, 4:30 - 8pm

Yuma Rotary invites you to its 65th Annual Walt Kammann Sausage Fry on December 1st.

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M.E.R. - Wine Fundraiser
Mountain Empire Rotary Wine Celler Giveaway
Drawing: December 2nd 
 
$10 per entry
To enter, click here
 
 
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Valle Verde - Cross Border Tour to Nogales, Sonora

Monday, December 4, 2023

Valle Verde Rotary Club and Border Community Alliance (BCA) are organizing a cross-border tour to Nogales, Sonora. 

Tour price:  $85.00/ person/ Limited to 15 people

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Rotaract Auction
 
This is a new fundraiser launched by Rotaract to serve Rotarians and support our large service projects! Click on the link below to access our auction catalog and potentially bid on an item! Instructions are within the sheets. 
 
Above: a preview of our items
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Casa Grande - Denim & Diamonds 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 5pm to 10pm
at the Pinal Fairgrounds & Event Center 
 
 
Proceeds will benefit the Casa Grande Rotary Foundation’s high school scholarship program as well as additional local nonprofits. The night will include dinner courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, live auction, silent auction, raffles, live music from Harry Luge and a chance to win $5,000 and a diamond ring! More information can be found at cgrotaryauction.org.
 
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PUBLISH YOUR CLUB EVENTS!
 
 
 
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. 
 
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