September 5, 2023                     District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
Have You Registered Yet? Don't Wait!

You do not want to miss the 2023 Annual District Conference of Clubs on October 6 & 7!  Register here.

We are calling it the “Conference of Clubs” because this year it features over a dozen breakout and plenary sessions delivering exciting ideas and roundtables on Club Service Projects, Fundraising, Member Engagement, Empowering Girls, and more. The Conference features outstanding national speakers at every meal who will Empower and Inspire you, and a fun Friday evening social event. 

Is Your Club a Sponsor?

To keep the registration cost as low as possible so more Rotarians can attend, we rely on club sponsorships to help meet expenses. Click here for the different levels of sponsorship available and recognition given to each level.  

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.
Rotary Youth Exchange News

The time is now to recruit exchange students for the 2024-25 year. 

Applications for the 2024-45 academic year and summer 2024 short-term exchanges are available here

Contact Cindy Dooling at if you have any questions.  


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.      

Congratulations Rotary Club Citation Winners! 

The Rotary International Citation is an award that recognizes the hard work clubs do throughout the year. It is the most important award a Rotary club can earn. The following Clubs earned a Rotary Citation for the 2022-23 year: 

Green Valley / Mountain Empire-Sonoita / SaddleBrooke / Sahuarita / San Luis Frontera / Sierra Vista Sunrise / Somerton / Tucson Kino / Tucson Verde / Valle Verde–Green Valley / Yuma Crossing / Yuma North End

Congratulations New D5500 Arizona RLA Class!

Six Rotarians from District 5500 have been selected to participate in the 2023-24 Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy. They are: 

Emma Carrillo (Tucson Kino), Sue Horton (Valle Verde), Leo Lawrenson (Oro Valley), Kay Phillips (Sierra Vista Sunrise), Fatima Smith (Yuma Crossing), Reba Webber (Mountain Empire)

Tucson Sunset Rotary's Huge Multi-Foothills Garage Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, September 16: 7am-1pm
Location: Dean Greenberg's Parking Lot 4511 North Campbell Ave. Suite 255 Tucson, Arizona 85718 
Refreshments available


Rotary Club of Tucson 17th Classics Car Show

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 10am - 4pm

The Gregory School - 3231 N Craycroft Rd., Tucson

For more information, tickets and sponsorships, go to 


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

Tucson Kino 16th Annual Golf Tournament - Sat, September 30

Green Valley Oktoberfest - Sat, October 14

Old Pueblo Rotary Poker Tournament - Sat, Oct. 14

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

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

Sierra Vista Sunrise 11th Annual Rising Sun Run - Sat, November 4


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