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District 5470 Governor Teresa Anson Report
August 2016
The Rotary Foundation Trustees met on 2 June 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. At this meeting the Trustees reviewed reports from four committees and recorded 35 decisions. The following are highlights of actions taken.
Fund Development Approved the "soft launch" of an endowment/major gifts adviser leadership team to serve as mentors to the endowment/major gifts advisers in 2016-17.
Programs The Trustees:
* approved a two-year renewal of the memorandum   of understanding with UNESCO-IHE
* approved Polio Plus grant funds to: World Health Organization African Region; World Health Organization Mediterranean Region; UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia; UNICEF/Lao People's Democratic Republic; World Health Organization Polio Research. Committee; Global Polio Eradication Initiative Independent Monitoring Board; UNICEF for surveillance support, operational support, social mobilization, technical assistance, research, and administrative activities.
* approved three level III global grants (grants over US$100,000); one for basic education and literacy in Guatemala and two for disease prevention and treatment in Nepal and India.
 * agreed to make an additional $3 million in World Fund available to cover an expected year-end surge in 2015-16 global grant applications.
* Finance The Trustees: approved the 2016-17 budget for revenues of US$346,919,000 and expenses of $279,742,000, including program awards of $230,052,000. The 2016-17 Trustees met in the afternoon of 2 June and among several administrative matters, adopted annual goals for 2017-18. The goals, which were also adopted by the 2016-17 RI Board at its "July" meeting and are a continuation of the priorities approved for 2016-17, are: 1) Support and Strengthen Clubs 2) Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service 3) Enhance Public Image and Awareness 4) Improve Financial Sustainability and Operation Effectiveness.



Join your Rotary friends and colleagues from District 5470 cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage on the beautiful Oceania Regatta.  The cruise departs from Seattle on July 14th, returning to Seattle on July 21st, 2017.

Although July 2017 might sound far away, now is the time to put down your fully refundable deposit to reserve the best possible selection of staterooms as the ship is filling up quickly.  Also the current Oceania O'Life pricing promotion for this Cruise expires on September 30, 2016.  See the cruise details and itinerary at the CTCVoyages Rotary District 5470 Cruise webpage.

For pricing, itinerary, booking and full information, contact Katherine Burgess at CTCVoyages, 1-866-629-6499 or email katherine@ctcvoyages.com




Incoming Governor Teresa Anson and outgoing Governor Bob Delavan
Rotary District 5470 Changing of the Guard 2016
The 2016 Rotary District 5470 Roundup was held in Grand Junction, Colorado on June 17 and 18, 2016.
Click these links for a full report of the 2016 Rotary District 5470 Roundup and a Photo Video of the event .

Whenever John Germ saw a need in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he engineered a solution. He'll bring the same can-do attitude to the office of RI president.

The Membership Cadre Program
     Is your club struggling with growing and or maintaining membership?  You might want to consider requesting a cadre specialist.  What is a cadre specialist you ask?  Cadre specialists are hand selected for their position. These individuals are trained qualified personnel with skills in membership development and growth, retention, and in facilitation. The cadre specialists exist to assist districts and clubs.  In many cases, a new face with new ideas may be exactly what clubs need to jump-start their membership growth and retention.  If your club would like more information about the Membership Cadre program, click HERE for the August Cadre newsletter and a wealth of membership links and resources available on the district Membership team page.  The August Cadre newsletter is at the top of the column on the left of the page.

The Rotary Leadership Institute
Summer and Fall Courses Offered by District 5470

District 5470 has become one of the newest partners with the Rotary Leadership Institute!  We have trained 25 facilitators from our District and are ready to offer the brand new 2015-18 version of the RLI curriculum to you.  This program teaches the essence of leadership skills along with an strong knowledge of Rotary.  It has a limited lecture component but includes an abundance of class discussion and sharing along with interactive experiences to help you develop your leadership skills.

We are offering the new District RLI training on the following schedule and providing a boxed lunch on Saturday:

Friday, September 23 and 24 – Colorado Springs - Rockrimmon Library     
    Part I - Friday 1 to 5:30 pm & Saturday 10:30 to 11:30.      
    Part II – Saturday 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, October 14 and 15 – Montrose - Delta/Montrose Electric Association
    Part I - Friday 1 to 6 pm & Saturday 9:30 am to 11 am
    Part II – Saturday 11 am to 4:30 pm

Registration fee is $40 per session to cover notebooks, printing, and food.
If taking both Part I and II at the same training, fee is only $75.  Registration is at rotary5470.org.

The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016.
The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include emergency vaccination campaigns to boost immunity in impacted and at-risk areas, and reinforced surveillance activities to ensure we detect all strains of polio. Because polio knows no borders, steps will also be taken to protect surrounding countries, to ensure all children are vaccinated and to reduce the risk of the spread of the disease.
This news is disappointing for all Rotary members - and particularly those in Nigeria - who worked so hard to help the country stop polio. However, Rotary remains steadfast and fully committed to fighting polio anywhere children remain at risk, including Nigeria and Africa.


“Every convention breathes new life into your Rotary experience. I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the House of Friendship, where you quickly realize how international Rotary really is.”

Carol Colon, Rotary Club of Gainesville, Georgia; House of Friendship Co-Chair, 2017 Atlanta Convention

The Rotary Foundation turns 100 in 2016-17! Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and support basic education — as well as the historic initiative dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.

 D-5470 is now on Facebook!
An opportunity for Rotarians and clubs to share news of their activities with the rest of D-5470. 



As most of you have discovered by now, RI has a new website. It's a two-part site - one for non-Rotarians who want to find out about Rotary, and one for Rotarians. Especially the part for Rotarians is difficult to navigate. RI has finally produced a few video tutorial and here is the link to the one for Rotarians: http://vimeo.com/73963261