Doing Good In Our Communities

Rotary brings together friends, neighbors and leaders who exchange ideas and take action to make lasting changes in our communities, locally and internationally.  You, my friends, are making the world a better place for future generations.  You have accomplished so much during this Rotary year.
Your efforts deserve recognition.  One form of recognition is the Rotary Citation – formerly the Presidential Citation.  The intent is to support and strengthen clubs while showcasing good works and accomplishments.  This is a CLUB award, not a District award. There is still time to earn your 2017-2018 Citation.  Download the brochure at rotary.org or Google “Rotary Citation 2017-2018. 
The greatest unmet challenge facing many of our clubs, as well as our district, is declining membership.  At the end of January, we reached the lowest recorded membership since the formation of our district!  Our challenge is not recruitment; we recruit about 250 new Rotarians annually.  Our challenge is retention, sustainability.  Why is this important?  The more club members, the more hands to do good work in your communities.  
The 2016 RI Council on Legislation provided greater flexibility for clubs and encouraged experimentation.  Clubs now can change the frequency of meetings, the format for meetings, and attendance requirements.  If your club has declining member retention, a club discussion about these options may be timely.
Finally, has your club considered applying for the new literacy project grants mentioned in last month’s newsletter?  With available funding from our District Conference corporate sponsors, we are offering a maximum of a $500 literacy project grant for clubs that did not receive a district grant last summer.  We have a total of $4000 to spend.  Contact Ray Naylor to apply: rwnaylor@comcast.net.
Yours in Fellowship and Service,

District Governor 2017-2018
Submitted by Rotarian James P.F. Egbert, “It seems the spirit of Rotary has been around for thousands of years. The attached pictograph was captured by George Davis, an emeritus professor of structural geology and emeritus provost for the University of Arizona.

Rotary Leadership Assemblies

“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 and Treasurers
  • Youth Service Teams
  • Service Project Teams
COST – $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

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



District Governor’s Challenge Literacy Projects

As a result of some of the corporate sponsorships for the District Conference, we were able to come away with a small surplus.  Because the conference theme was Literacy and the District Governor encouraged all clubs, even smaller clubs, to participate in the “Governor’s Challenge - Literacy Project” the district will use the extra funds to offer small grants to clubs for a Literacy Project  (The overview of the literacy project can be found at the following site: (http://rotaryd5500.org/SitePage/service-projects)
Some guidelines for obtaining some of these funds:
  1. A club must have some funds to add to complete the project.
  2. The maximum amount available is $500 per club. This level would support 8 projects.
  3. A fast turn around would be required (see below)
  4. A club that already has a project funded by a District Grant will not be able to apply for this funding.
Process / Key Dates:
  1. A one paragraph write-up about the project. Due 15 March 2018
      Include amount of money the club has to contribute to the project.
      Indicate the amount of funding needed. Remember $500 max per club.
  1. March 23, 2018 we will respond back to the club.
  2. The project must be completed by 1 June 2018
Any questions and or submittal should be directed to Ray Naylor at rwnaylor@comcast.net
Ray Naylor
District Service Project Chair

District 5500 Polio Immunization Journey

On Friday, February 23,2018  members of District 5500 went to Caborca, Sonora, MX. They were joined by members from District 5240,  District 4595, District 6840, and District 6880.
Rotarians walked the streets of the ejidos from house to house along with two nurses and a member of the Caborca Rotary Club and interacted with the Mexican families. Rotarians, dressed in white Polio Plus aprons with large pockets, distributed several items in addition to administering polio inoculations and other preventive medications.  We provided the children with easy reader picture books, stuffed animals, toothbrushes, toothpaste and assorted toys.
~Gary Friedman
Valle Verde-Green Valley Rotary Club
1st Photo: left to right: Joyce Finkelstein, Patricia Thompson 
Bruce Monro, Gary Friedman  Back Row: Mark Snow
2nd Photo: Gary Friedman administering drops
3rd Photo:Joyce Finkelstein administering drops
4th Photo: Many items to be given to the children

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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. 1st 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 home page 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 (criteria available in April)
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

You can register today for the 2018 Rotary International Convention in one of the most exciting cities in North America. You’ll be experiencing the delights of Toronto and connecting with Rotarians from Alaska to Zimbabwe.
Our Rotary district will be enjoying a dinner evening together on Saturday, June 23, at Badali’s Cucina, just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Stay tuned for how to reserve a spot.
Need a hotel? It’s not too late to find a good room at a good price. Call Rotary’s reservation line (847-996-5885) to explore options and nail down your reservation. And most important: register for the convention itself by going to www.rotary.org. Toronto 2018 will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

O Canada! A Rotary Experience To Remember June 24-27

The Rotary International Convention in Toronto next June will be truly memorable. If you register by December 15, you’ll receive an early bird discount, and you’ll have a number of hotel choices. Go to www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/register to find everything you need to reserve your spot.
District 5500 will be having a special dinner on Saturday, June 23, at a well-known Italian restaurant close to the Convention Center. The prices in Canada will be reasonable because of the American dollar’s value. Pre- and post-convention tours (Niagara Falls, Wine Country, Shakespeare, and more) will also be available.
Questions? Email or call DGE Kirk Reed: wkirkreed@gmail.com or                (520)-561-0285. O Canada! We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Fourth 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.

On the Road Again and Celebrating Bacchus with Green Valley

Members of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, (aka “Greenies,”) literally took their show on the road Feb. 27 and toured the historic Hacienda de la Canoa Ranch located in their town. The docent-led walking tour included insights into the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked on the ranch, now a Pima County historical site. It was followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. Greenies also invite everyone to their third annual Spring Bacchanal gala from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the West Center, 1111 S. Green Valley Dr., on Sunday, March 25. Tickets are $20 and include fine wines, craft beers and flavored waters as well as gourmet hors d’oeuvres, continuous live entertainment, a chocolate fountain and Pick-a-Prize and 50-50 raffles. All proceeds benefit local and international Rotary projects. Call 719-221-2559 for more information.

SaddleBrooke Rotary Host Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament

SaddleBrooke Rotary’s 20th annual Fore For Kids Charity Golf Tournament takes place at the Oro Valley Country Club on April 23rdThis year’s principal beneficiary is Make-A-Wish Arizona which grants wishes to Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The great thing about playing in a 44Kids tournament is that even if you don’t win, the kids always do. Since its inception, this tournament has channeled more than $500,000 to youth-centered organizations in Northern Pima and Southern Pinal counties.
Gather a foursome and sign up! Checks will be made to a 501(c) (3) organization so there may be a tax deduction available. For further information and to pay with a credit card, visit http://www.fore4kids.com

Rio Rico Club Assists with County Spelling Bee

Every year, four or five Rio Rico club Rotarians assist with the Santa Cruz County spelling Bee.  Those working on The Spelling Bee this year were Kriss Phillips, President and Cliff Pennick, Tony Vartola and Art Peters. The Rio Rico Rotary Club has assisted with the Spelling Bee for several years and provides gift certificates to the winner and Runner Up and dictionaries to all the participants.

Foundation Facts with Frank

Did you know you can adjust your major donor status by contributing money to the Annual and/or Endowment Funds? You only receive Paul Harris points for the Annual Fund but you receive major donor status as well for Endowment contributions.
Thanks to you, we are very close to meeting DG Joe Hentges’ Endowment goal.
PDG Frank Presson
District Endowment chair

Dr. Robert C. Robbins, President of the UofA , Speaks at SaddleBrooke


SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting Dr. Robert C. Robbins, President of the University of Arizona, to speak at the SaddleBrooke at HOA 2 Ballroom 8 am to 9 am on March 29th. A buffet will be served. Cost to attend this wonderful event and to hear what is happening at the University will only be $20 per person. If you are interested in attending, contact Dick Kroese at 520-825-2226 or Doug Sweetland at 520-818-6541

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 Announced

Registration is now open for the 2018 Grant Management Seminars. Clubs 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.
There will be one in-person seminar in Tucson on May 5 in the afternoon, after the District Assembly. More information will be posted once the location is identified. In addition, 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 link below:
http://rotaryd5500.org/Stories/grant-management-seminars-announced

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.

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.
 
 



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 web site 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

Pantano Rotary Club Host District 5500 Rotarian 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 12. Wine and craft beer will be available for $4.00.

Tickets are available at http://www.pantanorotary.com or through any member of Pantano.

Sierra Vista Rotary Clubs Sponsoring Baja Beach Bash

Sierra Vista Rotary Clubs are sponsoring a major fundraiser evening, the “Baja Beach Bash,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Windemere Hotel, Sierra Vista.
The primary purpose is to raise funds in support of the many Rotary Club activities in the areas of Youth, Literacy, Child and Maternal Health, and other community projects. For more information, go to www.Rotarysv.org.

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.

Fred Sang, Mountain Empire Club, Passes Away

Earlier this month, the Mountain Empire Rotary Club lost one of its long-time members due to a car accident. Fred was the current President of the Patagonia School Board and the current President of the MER Foundation, as well as a Past President of the Club, Committee Chair many times, and “one of the most dependable Rotarians I have ever met,” remembers Susan Archibald. She goes on to say, “Fred is a perfect example of what a Rotarian is. He was humble and live by the Rotary "Service above Self" motto. He was a patient leader whom would let others shine. He is already sorely missed by his family, his Rotary Club and our entire Community.”



Mountain Empire Rotarians Distribute Books to Preschoolers

This Valentine’s Day was very special for the preschool class at Patagonia Elementary School. Each student received a brand new book. The Mountain Empire Rotarians gave the girls beautiful Disney Pocketbook books and the boys a book about superheroes. It was a part of the Birthday Book Project already underway at the school and the little ones felt extra special. Lots of smiles and hugs to go around!

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.

Marana High School Gets an Interact Club

On Wednesday, February 7, a ceremony was held to officially recognize the Chartering of the Marana High School Interact Club and to induct its members.  Officials who spoke at the event included Principal Dr. David Mandel, President Emmet Zimberoff of the sponsoring Casas Adobes Rotary Club, Rotary District 5500 Governor Joe Hentges and Marana Interact President Morgan Murphy. President Zimberoff unveiled the Interact banner and presented it to the Club. DG Hentges, with the assistance of Rotarian Jeff Shields, inducted the Interactors. Attendees also included the parents of all of the Interact inductees. Following the ceremony, Rotarians, Interactors and parents enjoyed fellowship and refreshments.

Vail, AZ Rotary Texas Hold'em Fund Raiser

We want to acknowledge the top 2 winners of our recent Texas Hold'em event on 2/16/18 at Del Lago.  Jeremy Tepper on the left won first place  with a $250 Visa Card and Bailey Wherry came in 2nd with a year supply of Large Papa Murphy’s pizza’s.  All players had a great time and left with thank you gifts donated by local Vail/Tucson businesses and restaurant's.  
We had a full house of 50 paid players and ended the annual fund raiser year for our Scholarship Program for Vail, AZ High Schools and made over $12,000.  The attached photo’s are of Jeremy and Bailey and a general shot of the event.  Thanks to all who participated and to our game sponsors: Rita Ranch Automotive, Rob Harrington at RobHarringtonTECH.com, Jerry Gerber of Roadrunner Printing, Long Realty with a matching $1,000 grant and Rita Ranch Car and Dog Wash.  

The Rotary Club of Nogales Takes Friendships to New Heights

This past months' exceptional weather in Southern Arizona has made for splendid hiking. Some members of the Nogales Club are avid hikers who know the sky islands and lesser height mountains of Santa Cruz County fairly well. 
Past weekends have included hikes to Atascosa Peak adjacent to Pena Blanca Recreational Lake and Josephine Saddle in the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness Area in the Catalina Mountain range East of Green Valley, Az.
Along for some of the hikes, and pictured here, are Inbound Foreign Exchange Student, Giullia Pagani, Milan, Italy and one of three of next year's Outbound Foreign Exchange Students, David Gamas. Also pictured are Club of Nogales President, Bobby Astengo, President Elect, Edmundo Gamillo and President Nominee, Nohe Garcia.

Remembering Our Recently Deceased Rotarians

If your club would like to honor a fellow Rotarian who has recently departed, please send the person's name and club name to the Editor at newsletteraz5500@gmail.com.  
 

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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 1 July. Contact District Rotary Peace Fellowship committee chair Phil Silvers for assistance at silverlode@cox.net.

Get Smart Online - Social Media 101 

For those who were unable to attend the live webinar, below is the link to the recording of the full webinar.
The recording is archived in GoToWebinar, so it may look like you are registering again, but don’t worry!  Just type in your name , if it is not already there, click on “register” and it will take you directly to the recording. 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8449480064630128642
Vicki Puliz
Zone 25 Rotary Public Image Coordinator
vickipuliz@puliz.com
775.378.5914

District 5500 Membership Chart

Club Name
Members as of
Members as of
Members as of
 
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2017
February 28, 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
  8
Eloy-Robson Ranch
14
8
              0
Florence
21
19
19
Fort Yuma
60
67
68
Gila Bend
10
7
7
Gila Valley
21
20
24
Globe
21
19
19
Green Valley
30
32
35
Kearny
8
0
0
Marana
19
21
21
Marana Dove Mountain
25
23
16
Maricopa
9
12
11
Miami
19
18
17
Mountain Empire-Sonoita
21
15
13
Nogales
27
24
24
Old Pueblo (Tucson)
32
37
41
Oro Valley
33
34
39
Pantano (Tucson)
21
18
19
Pima (Tucson)
12
0
0
Rincon (Tucson)
30
40
35
Rio Rico
20
19
19
SaddleBrooke
41
42
47
Saddlebrooke Sunrise
27
30
28
Safford
16
17
15
San Luis Frontera
8
11
12
Sierra Vista
51
53
55
Sierra Vista South
12
13
18
Sierra Vista Sunrise
25
28
24
Sierra Vista West
18
19
19
Somerton
15
18
17
Superior
7
4
  7
Tubac
27
28
28
Tucson
229
237
230
Tucson (Casas Adobes)
33
33
33
Tucson Kino
16
17
16
Tucson Presidio
21
30
22
Tucson Sunrise
56
48
46
Tucson Sunset
21
19
19
Vail (formerly Cienega)
15
14
15
Valle Verde-Green Valley
55
47
46
Willcox
11
13
11
Yuma
113
115
112
Yuma Crossing
25
23
30
Yuma Foothills
18
18
13
Yuma North End
9
10
11
Yuma Sunrise
18
20
22
DISTRICT TOTALS:
1,506
1,487
1,473
 
 
Loss of 19 from July 1, 2016 =
 -1.3%
Loss of 14 since July 1, 2017 = -0.9%



Newsletter Submission Guidelines

Where is your club news? 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.
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 around the 1st week of the month.
For the month of March the deadline will be March 21st, publication April 7th.

Visit your Rotary District 5500 website

Peruse the District 5500 website for the
​​​​​​​and so much more!
http://www.rotaryd5500.org/


 

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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