Weekly Updates for District 5500 Rotarians
September 6, 2022

AND THE WINNER IS!  (DG Anita McDonald,
On Tuesday, August 30th the District Conference Committee used a Spin Wheel to select the winner of the tickets to the live performance of The Lion King on September 23rd at 8PM.  The wheel went around, and around and as the suspense grew, the wheel eventually stopped on the name MIKE LUNDY.  Congratulations to “MIKE LUNDY’ of the Yuma Crossing Rotary Club.  Enjoy the performance Mike and we look forward to hearing from you at the conference on Saturday about your evening at Centennial Hall.
Rotary Citations for RY 2021-2022 (IPDG Hank Huisking,
I am very pleased to announce that the following clubs have been awarded the Rotary Citation for 2021-2022.  During a year that was challenging for many clubs, they demonstrated a real commitment to reach their goals.
We will recognize these clubs for their outstanding efforts during the District Conference this month!
-- Dove Mountain
-- Mountain Empire 
-- Pantano
-- Rio Rico
-- SaddleBrooke
-- San Luis Frontera
-- Tucson Kino
-- Tucson Verde
-- Valle Verde
-- Yuma Sunrise
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is Automating the Process! (PDG Diane Ventura-Goodyear,
Due to the increase in applications, and the exceptional success rate that "Vocational Training" is providing, the Board at TRVFA decided it was critical to automate.
Further information to follow in the upcoming weeks.
Donations are always needed to keep up with this huge demand. Here is the link to the website: Keep TRVFA on the top of your list when deciding where to allocate your AZ State Tax Credit. Remember TRVFA is a state-wide Rotary Organization, EDUCATION BENEFITS OUR STATE.
(Arizona’s Credit for Contributions to a Qualifying Charitable Organization: QCO Code is 20698.)
Why Educate?
  • Create More Employment Opportunities
  • Secure a Higher Income
  • Improving Arizona's Economy
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Provide a Prosperous and Happy Life for Students and Their Families
ShelterBox Emergency Update: Responding to Pakistan Flooding (DGE Don Jorgensen,    
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ShelterBox has deployed an emergency response team to Pakistan after severe monsoon flooding has displaced more than 1 million people.
  •  33 million people affected by devastating floods in Pakistan – 15% of the population. Children are particularly at risk.
  • At least 1,100 have died.
  • More than 1 million are displaced from their homes as the waterways feeding the Indus River that runs through the country have burst through their banks.
  • Of Pakistan’s 160 districts, 116 districts have been affected by the flooding.
  • Nearly half a million people have crowded into relief camps since losing their homes.
 "The flood waters are fast and lethal. They do not discriminate. They are sweeping away anything in their path including people, homes, and livelihoods." 
- ShelterBox Regional Director for Asia, Harron Altaf
Working with local partners -- including local Rotary districts – our team on the ground will assess shelter and other humanitarian needs as we map our response. The team will focus on the hardest hit areas first, including Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Balochistan.
ShelterBox has emergency shelter aid prepositioned in the region and has deployed to more than 75 flood disasters including in Pakistan in 2010. ShelterBox is well-positioned to help displaced families who have lost everything.
Thank you for your continued support for those affected by disasters and crises around the world.
For more information, or to donate, please go to Pakistan Flooding - ShelterBox USA
Dates To Remember 
September 7
Youth Exchange Info Session #1 via Zoom
September 13
Youth Exchange Info Session #2 via Zoom
September 23-25
District Conference, Casino Del Sol, Tucson
September 29
Youth Exchange Info Session #3 via Zoom
October 4
Youth Exchange Info Session #4 via Zoom
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
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