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District 5470 Governor Teresa Anson Report
December 2016
Dear Fellow Rotarians of District 5470,
I hope you all are doing well and looking forward to an enjoyable holiday season.
District 5470 is comprised of 58 Clubs that has membership of around 2,250.  The Clubs are supported by 17 Area Assistant Governors, 7 District Officers, 10 Chairs and 28 Sub Chairs.  From time to time a District leader times out in their role, retires, moves, etc. from their approximate 3 year commitment.  When this situation occurs, the District Governor String (PDG, DG, DGE & DGN) are responsible for finding leadership to fill vacant roles.  The best way to be "Fair to All Concerned" is to post open positions so all members may have the opportunity to apply to serve. 
Such is the case with the District PR/Image Chair position; it is now open.  Lynn Perez-Hewitt has admirably served District 5470 as PR/Image Chair for the District.  Lynn has recently moved to Denver to take advantage of PR career opportunities.  Therefore, the District is announcing the PR/Image position opening and needs to fill this position by early January.  The PR/Image position works with Newsletter, Web Master, Social Media & Annual Report Sub Chairs. The PR/Image Chair attends events such as PETS (President Elect Training Seminars), District Assemblies & Conferences, Board meetings (most by conference call) as well as Zone training.  The PR/Image Chair provides a connection and service to RI, the District and the District's Clubs & membership.   
If you have expertise in this area and have the willingness to serve, please contact me with your interest.  There is a job description that can be sent by email and questions can be answered by phone.  Please use my contact information listed below.  Please notify me by December 22nd.  The District Governor String will present the final decision by early January.
Thank you for your consideration,
Teresa K. Anson  DG 2016-2017

Rotarians save these dates!

April 20 through 22, 2017

Plan now to learn about Rotary, network, be inspired and have family fun!
District Training Assembly and District Conference and Rotary Roundup in
 Glenwood Springs
 Meet the first woman Rotarian who shattered the ceiling!
Hotel Discount Registration link for District 5470’s District Assembly and Rotary Roundup in the Springs 2017
Please click on the link below to reserve a room for the $109 per night Rotary discount rate at the Marriott Courtyard or Marriott Residence Inn in Glenwood Springs.  The Residence Inn includes a hot complimentary breakfast but both are across the street from the Glenwood Springs Community Center where the Assembly and much of the Rotary Roundup will be held.  The discount rate is good from Wednesday, April 19 through check out on Sunday, April 23rd.
The New and Improved Rotary International Website

Check out Rotary.org’s modern, new look

Rotary.org, our public-facing website, has a fresh, contemporary look that clearly answers the often-asked question: “What is Rotary?” It’s the first step in a two-part update to our entire website: first Rotary.org, and then My Rotary.

For many people, our website is their introduction to the great work that Rotary members do to improve lives around the world. It’s meant to create an emotional connection that inspires potential members, donors, and partners to get involved. The latest changes to the public site do that, and more.

Some of the updates will be obvious: a modern design, increased use of imagery and graphics to tell our stories, and better organization of content to help readers find out who we are and what we’re doing. Other changes, like the improved readability and speed of the site, will be a welcome surprise.

These upgrades are made possible partly by the dues increase the 2016 Council on Legislation passed to allow Rotary to provide additional support to clubs and districts. As part of our work to refresh My Rotary, we’ll also update Rotary Club Central and the Club and District Administration pages — more information about these improvements will arrive in the coming months.

Visit www.rotary.org to see all the enhancements to our public site.

Club Runner has also added some new Theme Templates for Clubs and Districts in line with the new Rotary International's Theme to attract new members to Rotary.  We will explore the possibilities of adopting one of these themes for the District Website.

Who will be our District 5470 Governor in 2019-2020?
Selecting a DGND will be happening before we know it.  What is a DGND you ask?  A DGND is a Rotary acronym that stands for District Governor Nominee Designate.  The DGND is the Rotarian that will serve as District Governor during the Rotary Year 2019-2020.  At the District Conference in Glenwood Springs, April of 2017, a committee consisting of the immediate past District Governor, two Past District Governors, the District Governor-Elect, the District Governor Nominee, and four past club presidents will select this individual.
Now is the time to be submitting nominations for qualified Rotarians that you would like to see as our District Governor for that year. 
Registration Now Open for President Elects and President Elect Nominees
The PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) registration is now open for President Elects (PEs) and President Elect Nominees (PENs).  This training is required for PEs who will take office July 1, 2017 and is highly recommended for PENs who will take office July 2, 2018.  It begins on Friday afternoon, February 24, 2017 and concludes by noon on Sunday February 26.  It will be held at The Renaissance Hotel in Denver on Quebec Street.  Each person attending will need to complete two registrations, one for PETS training and one for the hotel (must be done by February 2 to get the Rotary discount and be guaranteed a room in this hotel).
The registration fee for PETS has been paid by each club for their PE and the assumption is that the PE will attend from Friday afternoon through noon on Sunday.   You must register for PETS in order to have the meals and materials paid in advance and ready for you.  At the home page of www.highcountrypets.org use the Registration Links for 2017 PETS from the drop down menu at the top of the page to register as PE FOR DISTRICT 5470.

“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



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 April 30, 2017  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



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.

Polio this week as of  4 January 2017

  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) wishes all of its partners and stakeholders a healthy and prosperous 2017!  All the best wishes!
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week (see country-specific sections below for further details):
    • Pakistan:  three positive environmental samples (wild poliovirus type 1 – WPV1)
  • New this week: new webinars on outbreak response – check the last item in Resources for Polio Eradicators to learn about outbreak response protocols, cold chain logistics, and evaluating communications in outbreaks, among others. These webinars complement the guidelines and protocols developed by GPEI partners.
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.