JUNE 4 - 5, 2021​​​​
 A choice of lively breakout sessions, wonderful Keynote speakers, as well as a Happy Hour on Friday night. No traveling is required.
Fellowships: break-out sessions: Pickle Ball, Wine Connoisseurs, Beer Lovers, Cycling, Hiking, RVing, Home Exchange, and others.  You don't want to miss out.
All proceeds from the registration will be donated to the Annual Fund.
(Money donated to the Annual Fund, return to our District in the form of District and Global Grant funds in 3 years.)

Door prizes: Free 2 Nite Stay at the Tubac CC/with Gift Certificate $200.00 Visa Cards  Restaurant Gift Cards and so much more. Must be present to win.
Join the fun, be able to relax, unwind, and be part of the much-needed Rotary fellowship. Meet new people, enjoy your Rotary friends.
Invite other non-Rotarians, new potential members, business associates - share Rotary!

Why wait, the Grants Management Seminar is easier than ever. Be the first to have both members of your club attend and consider a District Grant. Click Here
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Join us for World Immunization Week 2021

Join us for World Immunization Week 2021

World Immunization Week is 24-30 April

Join Rotary to promote the power of vaccines. 
During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, join with Rotary to combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation by spreading the facts about why #VaccinesWork.
With decades of experience fighting polio, Rotary plays a key role in informing people about the power and effectiveness of vaccines. As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, Rotary members are using our experience in fighting polio to help communities with their 
vaccination education and organization efforts. And today, because we and our partners have worked so hard, wild poliovirus remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. But to eradicate it there and to prevent a resurgence in other parts of the world, we must continue to build trust in vaccines and raise funds for polio eradication, including vaccine delivery.

This year, you can take action for World Immunization Week in three easy ways:  

  1. Download and share our new two-minute video, “Rotary Inspires Leaders in Global Health,” and show it to your clubs. In it, global health leaders like U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore, and World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus talk about what Rotary has achieved in the fight to end polio. 

  2. Post graphics and other content from Rotary’s World Immunization Week Toolkit on social media with the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork.  

  3. Donate to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund to help us and our partners deliver polio vaccines to vulnerable children. Your contribution will be tripled, thanks to the Gates Foundation.

Download the World Immunization Week Toolkit.


Start an online fundraiser for World Immunization Week to benefit The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Fund and share it with your network.

Fundraise through Raise for Rotary.

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.
~How to Recognize Professional Organizations that Support Your Club's Activity
It is important that we recognize professional organizations that support our club's service projects, fundraisers, and all other activities in a positive professional manner. 
They are supporting us:
    1. to get recognition 
     2. to develop relationships.
         (We will go back to them for service)
We need them 
    1. to help us in our mission
    2. to develop a relationship
        (They will come back and support us in the future)
Action Required:
1.  Post their logo on your Club Facebook page
2.  "Tag" them on the posting
3.  Add a message
     Thanking them for their support for your activity
      (provide details about the activities)
4.  Once you "Tag" it is on their Facebook and everyone 
      that has a need for their service will see the thank you 
What does this accomplish:
  1.  It tells their base that they support their community
   2.  There will be someone in their base that will say
        "I didn't our local Rotary Club did that ....."
It's a win ....  win.  Contact District PI Chair: Ray Naylor at for assistance.
 April 24th, May 8th, 2021
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Registration is now available: is no charge to attend! Please notify the registrar if your plans have changed. Thanks
Scott Broome, Rio Rico Kay Phillips, Sierra Vista Sunrise
Liz Cohn, Tucson Sunrise Joseph Puett, Sierra Vista
Joe Farmer, Sierra Vista Sunrise Marcos Ramirez, San Luis Frontera
Mary Fisher, Valle Verde Robert  Shevlin, Green Valley
Charlotte Gates, Valle Verde John D. Spengler, Sierra Vista
Jessica Gatmen, Sierra Vista Sunrise Patsy Ticknor, SaddleBrooke
Kriss Hagerl, Sierra Vista Sunrise Audrey Tolouian, Catalina (Tucson)
Mark Horton, Valle Verde  Jennifer Wantz, Sierra Vista Sunrise
Susan Horton, Valle Verde Robert  White, Sierra Vista
Stephen Johns, Sierra Vista West Wesley Wiggins, Tucson
(Hybrid meetings are interactive meetings)     
                      This You Don’t Want to Miss
The global pandemic impacted Rotary Clubs like an unfettered hurricane!  Now, we see hope on the horizon for a return to normal – or whatever our new normal will look like.  Many of our clubs are considering hybrid club meetings – offering both on-site (in person) and online experiences.  The challenge is how best to do that and what is needed for an effective hybrid meeting.

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 Register today! This you do not want to miss! 

Please keep the health and safety of fellow Rotarians in mind when and if your Rotary Club decides to meet face to face. There appears to be the 4th wave of COVID infections in many states. DG Diane


April 24th - Please join us - Camp Lawton Boy Scout Camp Service Day:
Hours - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 

Lunch will be served.
Work Projects - trail maintenance, fire mitigation, chapel maintenance, painting prep and painting, oiling the Dining Hall, and general clean up.
Bring - water, gloves, hats, sunscreen, masks, rakes, shovels, and pickaxes. 
Camp Lawton is just off Mt. Lemmon Highway, 12900 E Organization Ridge Road.
RSVP to Joe Daniszewski, or call or text at 520-245-4350.
Check out the link from the Catalina Council, Boy Scouts, Camp Lawton, with a map to Camp and the latest photos.
Two Sierra Vista Rotary Clubs Meet D5500 100 mile Centennial Challenge for Polio Plus Donation

Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary, with about 37 members, and Sierra Vista West with 9 members took up the 100-mile challenge to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Southern Arizona on April 1st. With the help of family and friends, both clubs completed the challenge well ahead of the May 31st deadline for reporting. 

This means both clubs are now eligible for the donation to Polio Plus, with the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Match, which will equal a $100 donation per club.

All remaining D5500 Rotary Clubs, including Interact and Rotaract, still have time to put on your walking shoes and participate in this fun and healthy challenge!

Here’s How:

  1. Ask a member of your club to keep track of miles walked, reported weekly.

  2. Report your Rotary club’s completed 100 miles walked to PDG Kirk Reed, by Mary 31st, 2021. 

  3. (Optional)  Order your specially designed centennial neon green “100 years/100 miles” tee shirts from your club president.  Be sure to include one check and mailing address. Shirts will be mailed to the address on the order form.  (Note* Don’t forget orders for grandchildren.)

  4. Send in an article with photos of your club to

Hank Huisking
DGE 2021-2022

The final amount raised for Polio Plus will be reported in a June 2021 edition of “The Glance.”



Please help us finish the job of eradicating polio. To raise funds and maintain awareness, District 5500 has a new district administered recognition program, the PolioPlus Society. Members pledge to donate at least $100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated. Upon commitment, you receive a Certificate of Membership, a lapel Pin, and an End Polio Now wristband, all to be presented at your club so you are recognized for your commitment.
Click on this link to fill out and download the Commitment Form.   If you would like to be a charter member, return it to me by email or postal mail.  For at least this inaugural year of the program, I request you mail a check to me for at least $100 payable to the Rotary Foundation.  On the memo line of the check, please write your Rotary ID number (you can find this number on the address label on the back of your Rotary magazine).    I will send your checks and a Multiple-Donor form to the Foundation so you are sure to get Paul Harris Fellow credit and Recognition Points. Please contact District PolioPlus Chair PDG Michael Drake at or 520-624-2488.
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! Don't have a account. Reach out to your Club President for assistance.  HOW-TO VIDEO
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Literacy Connects and the Rotary Club of Tucson
Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony
Friday, April 16, 2021 9:30 am
200 E Yavapai Rd. 85705
RSVP to Joe Daniszewski
Text 520-245-4350
Please donate, use your AZ tax credit or donate online. Click here
 TRVFA Podcast
If you have an article pertaining to the District, please send it to Ray Naylor:
Newsletter articles should be sent to Myron by the  20th of every month, if not earlier! Myron is eagerly waiting to receive and publish your club news!
Russell Hampton
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