Weekly Updates for District 5500 Rotarians
January 17, 2023

What A Way to Start 2023
Not only did the Rotary International float win the Princess Award at the 2023 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, but our very own DG Anita was riding on the float with RI President Jennifer Jones and other Rotarians.
2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards was a HUGE SUCCESS! (Dr. Jennifer Wantz,
Thank you to everyone that supported RYLA 2023. 105 students, 12 adult advisors, and 4 admin team members traveled up to Chapel Rock in Prescott, AZ. 15 leadership modules focusing on ethics and decision making, public speaking, DEI, and so much more were presented over 3 1/2 days. 9 meals were shared, messages of encouragement were written, lifelong friendships were created, bravery was showcased, and snowballs flew. We cannot thank the clubs enough for the support of our future leaders. The world is in good hands. - Dr. Jennifer Wantz, 2023 RYLA Chair.
D5500 Membership Seminar! (Bruce Monro,
Registration is open for our District 5500 Membership Seminar.  It will be held on January 28 from 8:00 AM – Noon via Zoom.  Go to MyEventRunner - Event Public Fill ( to register.
2022-2023 District Grant Funds are still available (Kristi Halvorson, 
We have $13,000 left in District Grant Funds for clubs to use before May 1, 2023.  Your club needs to be qualified to participate, which requires that 2 members of your club view the Grant Management Seminar.  This year it is easy to do: simply view the 35-minute YouTube video at this link: 
Once complete, just report to your Club President AND Club President Elect that you’ve viewed the video (no quiz, no test !!); as part of the District Grant Application submission, they’ll be asked to attest that two members of their club have viewed the Seminar.   
The 2022-23 District Grant Application can be found on the District Grant’s webpage.  If you have any questions, please e-mail District Grant Chair Kristi Halvorson at
New Year’s Eve Gala Supporting Student Exchange Programs (Cindy Dooling,
2022 was such an amazing year for District 5500 and the Youth Exchange Program. With three successful outbound students and 3 successful inbound, it was just the start that the District needed to make the clubs and members aware it’s still an active and extremely beneficial program. Please go to  for the complete story).
Dates To Remember 
January 28
Membership Seminar via Zoom
Bruce Monro
February 3-4
Southwest President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
DGE Don Jorgensen
March or April
Assistant Governor (AG) Training
Steve Johns
More details to follow
April 15-23
Arizona Rotary Week of Service
DG Anita McDonald
More details to follow
April 15
Four Way Test Speech Contest
Debbie Haddock
May 27
District Dinner in Melbourne, Australia during RI Convention
Virginia Leavitt
More details to follow
May 27=31
Rotary International Convention
June 24
Club Celebration / DG Installation at Casino Del Sol
More details to follow
October 5-7
District Conference at Casino Del Sol
More Detail to follow
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