Brigitte and I recently participated in a Polio National Immunization Day in India with 43 other Rotarians.  This was, without a doubt, among the most profound experiences of my life!  Words cannot describe the depth of emotions I felt as those two lifesaving drops of vaccine were placed on each child’s tongue.  So far in 2018, we have only experienced 5 cases of polio worldwide – all in Afghanistan.  We are so close to eradicating polio, but we still have so much work left before this dreaded disease is wiped off the face of the earth.  I am so grateful to have participated in a small way in such an amazing endeavor!  Goodbye polio.  Thank you Rotary.

Club Membership

Club membership has been a top priority in our District for the last four years.  It was a topic of discussion in my meetings with clubs across the District.  It has also been the topic of several monthly newsletter columns.  It remains District 5500’s greatest area of need with a current loss of more than 30 members this year.  Rather than focus on the problem, I want to issue a challenge – with an opportunity for reward. 
A New Opportunity:  Every Rotary Club that finishes the year on June 30 with a net increase of at least four members will receive an award of one new Paul Harris Fellow per club. That PHF can be awarded in any manner the club chooses: raffle, personal recognition, auction, etc.  A challenge – yes!  Impossible – no!  This is a great opportunity to grow our clubs, increase the number of Rotarians doing good work in communities, and earn a PHF.  Wouldn’t it be great if 15-20 clubs qualified for this recognition program?  You can make it happen!  Together, we can stem the loss of members.

District Governor 2017-2018

Looking For A Club Speaker?

Have you browsed the District 5500 Website for the Speakers Corner?
That's where you'll find recommended speakers for your club meetings. 
Additionally, if you have someone you'd like to recommend as a speaker, please email wbtus@aol.com
 

Pantano Rotary Club Mixer

Pantano Rotary Club Foundation presents a Rotarian mixer for Rotary families and friends at the Girl Scouts of America Hacienda Program Center. Located at 3101 N. Sabino Canyon Road in Tucson, the event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 12 May. 
There will be lunch, beverages, music by Shakefoot, line dancing, poolside fun, clown, and face painting, reading for the kids and an online raffle. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 for children under 5. Wine and craft beer will be available for $4.00.
Tickets are available at http://www.pantanorotary.com or contact
Wendy Reuter wendy.reuter@gmail.com, (520) 548-1323

Rotary Leadership Assemblies For Rotary Leaders

“THE JOY OF LEADERSHIP”
A morning of inspiration and leadership development
YUMA Saturday, April 21, 2018 -Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive
GREEN VALLEY Saturday, May 5, 2018-Kino Conference Center, Quail Creek, Green Valley, AZ 1490 Quail Range Loop
8:30 am – Coffee and Registration
9:00 am to 12:30 pm – Leadership Development
Presidents,
Presidents-Elect,
Assistant Governors
Membership Teams
Foundation Teams
Club Secretaries
Treasurers
Youth Service Teams
Service Project Teams
COST – $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

Rincon Rotary Taste of Chocolate

It’s a chocolate competition- and you’re the judge! On April 15, local chefs showcase their favorite chocolate creations and you get to vote for your favorites.  We’ll have a raffle with great prizes along with wine and beer tastings for a nominal fee. Tickets are just $15 (children under 4 are free with a paid adult) and all proceeds benefit Rotary Local (www.rotarylocal.org), a Rincon Rotary Foundation program that supports teachers through service and direct financial assistance with their classroom needs using local businesses whenever possible. So bring your family and friends for a delicious, fun, and unique way to support our local youth. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tucsontasteofchocolate.org. Questions?  Email: wbtus@aol.com.

In Memoriam - Rich Besselman

Rich Besselman, Past President and long-time member of the Sierra Vista Rotary Club, passed away on March 14, 2018. Rich suffered a brain aneurysm and was flown to University Medical Center where he remained in ICU.  He never regained consciousness. 
Although Rich hasn’t attended many club meetings in the last few years, he published the Club bulletin most weeks and has been the Master of Ceremonies (The Voice) of the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show sponsored by the Sierra Vista Rotary.

Mountain Empire Career Fair Benefits High, Middle School Students

The 2nd Annual Mountain Empire Rotary Career Fair held was held at Patagonia Union High School on March 16th. The event was an amazing experience for the students who were able to talk to professionals representing over 45 organizations, private corporations, universities, community colleges, and partnerships . There were demonstrations, break-out sessions and a keynote speaker who gave an overview of skills needed for the future workforce. It was great to have the Elgin Middle School students and teachers attend as well. Kudos to all for another fantastic event!

D5500 Triple Crown Recognition for Support of The Rotary Foundation

District Governor Joe Hentges has approved a new district program recognizing Rotarians for extraordinary support of The Rotary Foundation.  D5500 will award Triple Crown Recognition to those Rotarians who support of The Rotary Foundation as:
Members of the Paul Harris Society (committed to give at least $1000 annually to TRF, excluding Endowment Fund), Members of the Bequest Society (having bequeathed at least $10,000 to TRF), Major Donors (total giving to TRF of at least $10,000) or members of the Arch Klumph Society (total giving to TRF of at least $250,000).
This is designed to encourage giving to any of the TRF programs, especially Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, and Endowment Fund, thus helping TRF live up to its motto of Doing Good in the World.
For more information about Triple Crown Recognition or if you want to help D5500 administer this program, please contact D5500 Fundraising Chair Ernie Montagne at ernie.montagne@hotmail.com

Tour de Cookie Bike Ride Returns

Join us for a morning of fun, community and yummy delights. Rotary Club of Marana’s annual fundraising event Tour de Cookie returns this April 14. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome to bike along the LOOP River Path from one cookie station to another! Tickets are $40/ person and kids 12 and under ride free with paid adult. Route begins at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. 1​​​​​​​st Ave, Tucson. 
We have a small number of sponsorships available from $500-$1,500.00. This includes your name on T-shirt, as well as listing on our club homepage and Facebook accounts.  
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ride4cookies or www.rotarytourdecookie.org

Yuma Crossing Club Annual Golf Tournament

The Yuma Crossing Rotary Club is having their 25th annual Golf Tournament on April 7th 2018 at the Cocopah Bend RV & Golf Resort. The tournament begins at 8:00 a.m. with a Shotgun Start. The entry fee is $75.00 which includes a Bloody/Virgin Mary, breakfast burrito and lunch.  Sodas, Beer and Water will be available for purchase. Four Person Teams-----Minimum Team Hdcp 60. Maximum drives any player-6 Men’s and Lady’s Long Ball and Closest to Pin included.  Par 3 double or nothing hole. Skins and Mulligans available. Awards and Raffle Prizes during lunch. This year, as in the past, all proceeds will benefit local scholarships. For more information call Cocopah Bend @ 928-580-1604, or John Romanucci @ 928-919-0578. OR john_romanucci@yahoo.com

District Awards

Plan now to submit your club accomplishments for the 2017-2018 District Awards.  Awards are given in five Avenues of Service (Club, Youth, Community, International, and Vocational), Service to Veterans and Literacy.  
Submissions are due August 1, 2018.
 The District 5500 Award Program recognizes the accomplishments of clubs that excel during the 2017-18 Rotary year. The Awards will be presented in September 2018 at the District Conference. Categories of District awards include:     
Avenue of Service Awards:  In each of the Avenues of Service, no more than three clubs will receive an award for best achievement.
  • NEW:  Service to Veterans Award
  • NEW:  Literacy Award 
    Has your club been engaged in Literacy projects in your community this Rotary Year?   If so, consider applying for the NEW District Literacy Award. 
For more information, contact Anita McDonald, 2017-2018 District Awards Chair. Her contact info is msmathlady@live.com or 520-271-7207(cell).

Party in Toronto June 23-27 
for a Great Rotary Experience

We’ll be partying in Toronto and enjoying a great meal together on Saturday evening, June 23 in the convenient and popular Distillery District.
Register soon to reserve a spot with all of us from Southern Arizona. We’ll be at the Mill Street Brew Pub, honoring District Governor Joe Hentges as he completes his year of excellent leadership and service. And we’ll be enjoying our choice of:
  • Soup or salad (Daily Kettle / Watermelon Salad with Roasted Red Beets, Almonds, and Crumbled Feta / Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon)
  • Entrée with sides (BBQ Quarter Chicken / Atlantic Salmon with Pesto over an Organic Lager Lemon Broth / Chicago Steak in Cajun Spices /Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Creamy Chipotle Sauce)
  • Dessert (Apple Cobbler / Oreo Cheesecake)
The price of $50 (includes tax and tip) is much less than the cost of the official Host Organizing Committee event in the same popular area.
There’s no need to select menu items in advance. You can register by clicking here: Toronto Party.
Questions? Contact DGE Kirk Reed, wkirkreed@gmail.com.

4th Annual Rotary Days Service Project Triangle Y YMCA Ranch

Our fourth annual day of service at the Ranch is on 7 April, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and open to all Rotarians and their friends and families. The Ranch has been providing camp experiences to underprivileged children from Tucson and southern Arizona since 1948.  Please bring the following: sunscreen, hat, landscaping tools of your choice, protective goggles if you have them, weed eater if you have one, and a ladder.  Please put your name on any tools you bring. A free lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m.There is also a “Cowboy Night” aka sleepover on Friday night at the Ranch.  Modern lodging is available and includes breakfast on Saturday for $35 PP.  A steak and beans dinner is available for $10 PP.  You can register on Clubrunner at the Rotary Club of Tucson website or email Dave Gallaher at dave@tucsonindustrialrealty.com or call 520-907-4983. The carpool to the Ranch leaves from the parking lot of Trader Joes at Oracle and Magee at 7:30 a.m. 

16th Annual Taste of Tubac Gets Cooking  

The Tubac Rotary Club hosts the 16th annual Taste of Tubac, celebrating fine wine and savory cuisine. The fundraiser, which benefits many local organizations, takes place at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday, April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. It features a wonderful selection of foods from 20 area restaurants. Attendees will also get to enjoy the ever-popular silent auction and some great classic rock and country music by "Wildfire."  Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at $60 per person, or two for $115. For more information, email tasteoftubac@gmail.com or call 520-336-7638.

Green Valley Rotarians Have Jumped Into Spring with Two Huge Events

On Sunday, March 25, the Green Valley Rotary Club held their third Spring Bacchanal. With the support of several generous sponsors, the event celebrated the season with fine wines, craft beers, and flavored waters, scrumptious hors d’ oeuvres, a wicked chocolate fountain and continuous live entertainment. It’s the third of three annual fundraisers that support their local and international projects. Then, on April 3, they named Continental School’s Phyllis Bolt Bannister the Greater Green Valley Volunteer of the Year awardee. Phyllis has spent countless hours enriching the lives of the students at Green Valley’s only elementary/junior high school. 

Saddlebrooke Sunrisers, Fellow Rotarians Plant Trees at a Veteran’s Cemetery

On February 24, a hardy crew of Saddlebrooke Sunrises and other Rotarian tree planters braved the cold and hard dirt at the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Marana. Despite the weather, the volunteers planted 100 trees in less than two hours. This is a remarkable feat given that many participants, especially those from Saddlebrooke, were retired seniors. It was such a successful project that the Arizona Daily Star and other online news outlets picked up the story! As the tree planters ministered to their aching backs that evening, they were able to say that their efforts helped beautify a park that honors those who served our country.
Pictured: Maggie DeBlock, Doug Sweetland, Dick Kroese, Mark Douglas, and Roger Swett.

The Tucson Sunrise Rotary Tree Plantings

The Tucson Sunrise Rotary Club recently began a phased tree planting project. The first phase was on 10 March at the Zia Intermountain Apartments where Rotarians planted 10 trees with resident youth. Another 14 trees were planted at Vida Intermountain Apartments. The second phase of plantings will occur on 5 April at Intermountain Academy. The club notes that it is a perfect opportunity because, not only do students love planting trees, but it is a great hands-on activity that teaches a bit of plant biology while instilling a sense of stewardship. All of the tree planting activities were in support of Intermountain Centers.

Catalina Club Seeks Volunteers for Tucson Tree Planting

Catalina Rotary seeks 50 volunteers to help plant trees on April 28, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. at Jacob’s Park 3300 N. Fairview Ave, Tucson, Arizona.  Mayor Jonathan Rothchild will honor the efforts of greater Tucson Rotary clubs for their tree planting efforts. The club aims to plant at least 50 trees of various sizes that day. Volunteers can sign up online at:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084eaba62faaf85-tree. For more information, contact Jeff Hamstra of Catalina Rotary at Jeff@Hamstraac.Com or (520)629-9833.

Fun with the Benson Rotary Club

From David Bryan of The Benson Rotary Club: “We a small 15 member club. For one meeting, we didn't have any visitors to introduce. On a whim, I pointed along attending a couple, told them they were ‘visitors’ and had them ‘introduce’ themselves. You can mix up 2 of your meetings by asking members things like what their favorite color is and why other than family or religion, what are you passionate about or a favorite song and why. It lets members speak about themselves and we learn more about each other.”

2017-18 Four-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 14th 10:00 am. In the Social Hall at Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.
The topic for the 2017-2018 Speech Contest is: “How Can the Application of the Four-Way Test Make a Difference in our Global Community?”
Visit our District webpage for further information.
Debra Haddock D5500 Four-Way Test Speech Contest Chair
Email-haddockhacienda@aol.com
Phone: H: 520-822-8591  Cell: 520-471-4145

Grant Management Seminars Required for 18-19 Rotary Year

Registration is now open for the 2018 Grant Management Seminars. Each club wanting to apply for a grant in the 2018-19 Rotary year must have at least 2 members attend one of these seminars by June 30, 2018. 
Both District and Global Grants are partially funded by The Rotary Foundation, and the seminar is a requirement of the Foundation. The seminar originally scheduled for May 5 in Tucson has been canceled. There will be two webinar-based seminars: one on May 30 and one on June 30. Rotarians may register for one of those using the links below:
May 30, 5:30-7:00 PM
June 30, 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Kino Rotary Club Hosts Golf Tournament

Join the Kino Rotary Club on Saturday, June 9, 2018 for their 11th Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament takes place at the Randolph North Golf course (600 South Alvernon Way, Tucson). 0730 is the Shotgun Start. Visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4818 or contact Golf Chair Raul Bejarano at (520) 481-5710 to play, donate or volunteer.

Nogales Club Courts Potential Members with Tree Planting Project

In preparation for the Springtime Tree Planting Project, the Rotary Club of Nogales has launched their newest ad campaign in the local Nogales International newspaper, hoping to entice community members who would like to participate whilst feeling some 'Rotary Fellowship' and perhaps gaining some interest in membership. If Johnny Appleseed can do it… just maybe we can, too?



Club looking for Partners for their Projects

To help club’s fine partners for their Service Projects or Global Grants, we have established a file on the district website called “Projects Looking for Partners”.
We can store files on the site to which clubs can refer people to get information about the projects and identify a point of contact for the projects.  We prefer the file to be a .pdf format and the file need to be under 10 MB
District Web Site>Service Projects>Files>Projects looking for Partners
District Web Site Home Page:     http://rotaryd5500.org/
Service Projects   http://rotaryd5500.org/SitePage/service-projects
Files
Projects looking for Partners
Send file to be posted to rwnaylor@comcast.net
This is a new file and we are just beginning to populate it.  It will only be effective if clubs utilize it.
-Ray Naylor

Foundation Facts from PDG Frank Presson

Did you know that Rotary can pay you to donate?  By giving real estate to the RI Endowment Fund, you can not only receive an income for life but also get a tax deduction, avoid capital gains tax, get rid of the worry, and move up in the major donor list—even to Arch Klumpf status.
Frank Presson, PDG
District Endowment Chair

16th Annual Rotary Turkey Masters Honors Bataan Death March Survivor

Benson Rotary hosts the 16th Annual Rotary Turkey Masters at the San Pedro Golf Course on Saturday, May 12.
This year, we are honoring Grand Marshal Paul Kerchum WWII survivor of the Bataan Death March. Chief Senior Master Sergeant Kerchum was awarded multiple medals, including the Purple Heart. The 96-year-old Kerchum not only plans to attend but to golf, as well! We hope a number of Rotarians who are veterans will support the Masters.
Profits will benefit the Benson Area Food Bank. Our goal is to raise $7,500 to help provide assistance to the surrounding community.
Dixon Golf will have a special hole with significant prizes. Per tradition, the traveling trophy goes to the winning team.
Openings remain for Gold, Silver, and Tee Box. Special Rotary Masters sponsorships are available for $2,000, which includes a sleeve of Dixon golf balls for each golfer, complete with your logo. Foursomes play for $50 per person, which includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, lunch and raffle tickets.
Contact Rich Polheber 520-720-6541, email rpolheber@bensonhospital.org for more information.

Mountain Empire Rotary Club Calls All Cooks, Tasters, and Judges!

Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) is holding its sixth annual cookoff with all proceeds going to Mountain Empire Rotary Club’s community park.  The event takes place at Kief-Joshua Vineyards (370 Elgin Road, Elgin AZ). This year’s cookoff is a statewide event; the winner will be crowned the Arizona State Champion.  Join CASI to participate in the official chili competition or dust off your favorite recipe and enter the People’s Choice contest on Saturday or the salsa contest on Sunday, April 21st and April 22nd.  All you need is a camp stove to keep your chili warm. The winner receives prizes and bragging rights.
Tasters and People’s Choice judges are also welcome. Wine, live music, vendors and a special winemakers’ “faux “Chopped” cooking challenge with celebrity judges at 2 pm on Saturday, April 21st.
For more information contact Susan Scott at susanscott15@msn.com.

Mountain Empire Rotary Club Golf Tournament


Join the Mountain Empire Rotary Club on Saturday, 7 April for their 13th Annual Golfing for Scholars Tournament. This year, the tournament doubles as a memorial to recently departed Rotarian Fred Sang. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $85/ person and teams are welcome. Lunch is $25/ person. For registration forms, contact Leslie Kramer (520) 604-7495kramerlaw@earthlink.net.

Global Grant Success for Catalina Tucson Rotary Club

On March 23rd, the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing co-hosted an experiential workshop with Capacitar International that introduced basic techniques used worldwide to improve well-being, reduce personal suffering, and mitigate the effects of chronic stress.  ​​​​​​​Using a popular education model, Capacitar International teaches individuals and communities how to strengthen their capacity to support whole person healing and health as well as respond to trauma.  Dr. Patricia Crane, Founder/Director of Capacitar International, facilitated a group of over 40 professionals from such varied fields as law enforcement, hospice workers, immigration advisors, teachers, mindfulness coaches, clinical nurse instructors, nurses, social workers, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, Rotarians and nurse practitioners. For more information, visit www.catalinarotary.org and www.capacitar.org

Night of 1,000 Stars: Music for a Cause in Tucson

Join the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunrise for Night of 1,000 Stars - an exciting evening under the stars at beautiful Green Things pavilion with the most stylistic and fun music of Tucson! 
The night promises to be a fun festival of music, great food, wine and other beverages from Tucson’s best bistros and breweries. Hosted among the trees at Green Things centrally located near the corner of River Rd. and Alvernon, the event features a performance by musicians LoBros. Gates open at 5:30 p.m Friday, May 4th. The event takes place from 6-9pm.
Event proceeds benefit Angel Heart Pajama Project, which provides pajamas and books to children in shelters, foster care, and the homeless. Proceeds also benefit The Haven, an organization that provides gender-specific services for women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency. Buy tickets at:
https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3044/event/a-night-of-a-thousand-stars---lobros-in-concert. For tables of 10 at $60/person, please call Liz at 520.886.9191 or email Liz at eccohn@aol.com

Rising Sun Run 2018

Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary Club hosts its 6th Annual “Rising Sun Run” this April 14. This major fundraiser of the Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary Club consists of three courses (Half Marathon, 5K, 10K, and 1 mile run/walk) which begin at the Huachuca Mountain Elementary School parking lot.  
The routes are through neighborhoods of Sierra Vista and into Cochise County, with the Half Marathon heading up scenic Ramsey Canyon Road toward the Huachuca Mountains.  All routes are on paved roads and/or streets.  Registration is available at RunSignUp.com.  All half marathon finishers receive a commemorative finisher medal; 10K and 5K finishers receive participant ribbons.  Participants in all events receive post-race nutrition.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RisingSunRun or Wendy Davis at davisw@cochise.edu or Bill Hansen at hansenbn@cox.net.
 

Rotary Tree Planting District 5500 Clubs

2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship Application now available! 

Advance peace around the world by publicizing this incredible opportunity. Here are some helpful resources for recruiting candidates and promoting the program: Share our application video explaining the steps for completing the application. Follow us on the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page, and share fellowship updates. Download the Rotary Peace Centers Program Guide for Rotarians for eligibility requirements and information on finding qualified candidates. Read the district endorsement instructions. Circulate the fellowship announcement to contacts in your network. Check out the application page for an overview of the process and links to useful documents and tips for improving your application. Applicants must apply to their districts by 31 May.Districts need to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by July 1st. Contact District Rotary Peace Fellowship committee chair Phil Silvers for assistance at silverlode@cox.net.

District 5500 Membership Chart

Club Name
Members as of
July 1, 2016
Members as of
July 1, 2017
Members as of
March 31, 2018
Ajo
8
8
8
Benson
15
16
17
Bisbee
21
19
19
Casa Grande
29
21
24
Casa Grande Daybreak
10
9
9
Catalina (Tucson)
57
56
56
Coolidge
14
10
9
Douglas
12
8
7
Eloy-Robson Ranch
14
8
0
Florence
21
19
19
Fort Yuma
60
67
69
Gila Bend
10
7
7
Gila Valley
21
20
24
Globe
21
19
17
Green Valley
30
32
35
Kearny
8
0
0
Marana
19
21
21
Marana Dove Mountain
25
23
15
Maricopa
9
12
11
Miami
19
18
16
Mountain Empire-Sonoita
21
15
13
Nogales
27
24
24
Old Pueblo (Tucson)
32
37
40
Oro Valley
33
34
39
Pantano (Tucson)
21
18
18
Pima (Tucson)
12
0
0
Rincon (Tucson)
30
40
33
Rio Rico
20
19
19
SaddleBrooke
41
42
47
Saddlebrooke Sunrise
27
30
27
Safford
16
17
15
San Luis Frontera
8
11
12
Sierra Vista
51
53
51
Sierra Vista South
12
13
18
Sierra Vista Sunrise
25
28
24
Sierra Vista West
18
19
17
Somerton
15
18
16
Superior
7
4
7
Tubac
27
28
28
Tucson
229
237
235
Tucson (Casas Adobes)
33
33
33
Tucson Kino
16
17
16
Tucson Presidio
21
30
21
Tucson Sunrise
56
48
47
Tucson Sunset
21
19
19
Vail (formerly Cienega)
15
14
14
Valle Verde-Green Valley
55
47
46
Willcox
11
13
11
Yuma
113
115
107
Yuma Crossing
25
23
32
Yuma Foothills
18
18
13
Yuma North End
9
10
11
Yuma Sunrise
18
20
19
DISTRICT TOTALS:
1,506
1,487
1,456
 
 
 
Loss of 31 since July 1, 2017 = -2.0%

Visit your Rotary District 5500 website

Peruse the District 5500 website for the
and so much more!
http://www.rotaryd5500.org/
Upcoming Events
The Joy of Leadership - Yuma
Apr 21, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
 
The Joy of Leadership - Green Valley
May 05, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
 
District 5500 Party and Dinner in Toronto
Jun 23, 2018 5:30 PM
 



Newsletter Submission Guidelines-Early Is Always Better!

All clubs are encouraged to submit news of previous and upcoming activities for newsletter inclusion. Please keep summaries to about 100 - 125 words, add a headline and include a photo with a caption if appropriate. Then add a “for more information link” to websites and forms.
List the date, time, location and any other pertinent information.
Additionally, put the name of your club and the month the article will run in the subject line of your email to newsletteraz5500@gmail.com.
Submit the article ONLY as a .doc or docx or an email. No pdfs or flyers, please. Be sure to use the correct "Rotary Brand" in all photos. Typically the deadline is the 21st of the month for publication the 1st week of the month.
For the month of April, the deadline will be April 21st, publication May 7th. Late submissions regrettably may not be included in the newsletter due to the newsletter deadline.


 

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
ClubRunner