Weekly Updates for District 5500 Rotarians
October 11, 2022

Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Fund (DG Anita McDonald,
Several of you have inquired about how to help the victims of Hurricane Ian.  RI Director Vicki Puliz has provided the following information.  She received the information from RI Director Jeremy Hurst as the district that was hardest hit.  Use the QR code in the image to go directly to the link for those who wish to contribute.  Thank you for your generous spirit and kind hearts to those in need.
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Feature Your Club In A New District 5500 Video! (DGE Don Jorgensen,
Our District is creating a two-minute marketing/promotion video featuring the great service projects of our clubs in our communities and across the globe.
When completed in early 2023 it will be available to all our Clubs at no cost to support your promotion and communication efforts.
The District 5500 Video will feature signature Service Projects of as many clubs as possible. Photos or videos of Rotarians as “People of Action” are preferred.  Deadline for submission: November 22nd.
Here are the details:
  1. It’s best that photos and video are high-resolution - a minimum of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. Larger than that is okay.
  2. Please limit raw video to 10 minutes or less.
  3. Please make sure that photo and video files are labeled as to what they depict.
  4. Include identifying information about your project:
    1. Name of participating Club(s)
    2. Purpose / Title of project
    3. Results of project if available
This info can be provided in a Word doc accompanying the photo/video files, or in the body of an email.
  1. Options for submitting the materials:
    1. Photos can be emailed to  (Steve is a member of the Catalina (Tucson) Rotary Club.) 
    2. For video, it’s best to upload the clips (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and send a download link to the same email address - Photos can also be sent this way.
    3. Photos & video can be copied to a PC-compatible flash drive and sent by U.S. Mail to:
Steve Pender, Family Legacy Video, Inc., PO Box 86376, Tucson, AZ, 85754-6376
  1. Please submit all photos, videos, and details by the Tuesday, November 22 deadline.
Second Round of District Grants Announced (Kristi Halvorson, 
We are happy to announce that the second round of District Grant applications from $250-$2,000 is open on a first come, first served basis.  If you have a current District Grant, a Final Report must be filed and approved before submitting a new grant application.   All Final Reports must be received within 60 days of completion or by May 1, 2023. 
Your club must be qualified to receive District Grant funds.  Please see the Qualification webpage for details and the District Grant webpage for the Grant Management Webinar on YouTube that must be previewed by two of your club members.  The District Grant application and President’s Certification form that must accompany the application can be found on the District Grant Webpage.  Please e-mail them to:
If you have any questions, contact Kristi Halvorson, District Grants Chair at
Dates To Remember 
October 22
World Polio Day
PDG Michael Drake
October 27 – November 1
Mexico/Arizona Friendship Conference and Global Grant Exchange
PDG Michael Drake
November 1
Deadline for RYLA Applications
November 9
Rotary Zone Institute – Salt Lake City
November 18
Ride to End Polio Dinner
November 19
Ride to End Polio
January 9
DG Meeting with Club Presidents
DGN Susan Krahe-Archibald
January 13-16
RYLA 2022-2023
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