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Welcome to Rotary District 5470
As we begin a new Rotary year, I invite you to join us in bringing the hope, service, joy, and resources of Rotary to improve our communities and our world.
Rotary is changing...what isn’t? Did you “dial“ your phone today (that’s if you know how a dial phone works) or did you text a note to a friend or business?
I want to be sure all clubs are aware of the new opportunities and new expectations of Rotary. RI is the “greatest humanitarian and service organization in the world” because of the incredible progress we have made in eradicating Polio and the thousands of other projects led by 33,000 individual Rotary clubs around the world. The Rotary Foundation consistently receives the highest ratings from nonprofit evaluating organizations because of its very low cost of administration and its transparency to all Rotarians.
- Here us a link to Shelter Box which is already responding. A district-wide gathering of donations through Ann Harris ((970) 618-6001 Rotaryann@gmail.com ) would make a difference. http://www.shelterbox.org/news_global.php?id=134
- For More detailed information on the ground contact Eddie Cheung - (805) 795-0873 EandNcheung@aol.com
- He is attempting to Contact the Nepal Rotary District Governor.
- He has contacted the Shanghai Rotary Club and they are very generous with donations to Nepal . He is trying to work with Shanghai Club for Nepal Disaster Relief and for our District Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) .
- Contact has been established with the dZi Mountaineering organization as they are currently working with Nepal to rebuild 30 school for Nepal at present and are interested in joining the Disaster Relief Effort .
- Instituted contact with Nepal Trust to see if they are working on relief.
- Contacted Karma Bhotia, originally from Chyamtang, Nepal and head of the Karma and Jyamu Bhotia Foundation for Nepal in Colorado. Karma is a member of Rotary Club of Durango he just got back from Nepal few days ago . He is from Nepal and will work with Rotary to help Nepal .
- Contact with personal friends in Tibet as the road will open soon from Tibet to Nepal . They can help provide first hand information about the situation on the Nepal village border from Tibet .
- See the ShelterBox Video about ShelterBox and conditions in Nepal.
- Club Central Training by AG Area – Bring a laptop if possible
- Membership – The new Zone Membership Cadre is coming for the first time to our District to help clubs of all sizes grow their membership!
- Foundation Grant Qualification – Our District Foundation Team has condensed the mandatory training into just two sessions! Each club should have 2 people trained if at all possible
- Rotary Youth – RYE, RYLA, Interact, Rotaract – Hear from two panels of participants about these programs and how to begin and support them
- Rotary 101 – Learn more about the passion and history of your Rotary
- Global Grants – Learn from our clubs about their global projects
- District Grants – Successful clubs will share their service grant projects
- Literacy Projects – Learn about our new District Literacy Award program and get great literacy project ideas from other clubs
- Rotary Public Image – A panel of local media professionals offer advice on how to work with them to get your events promoted and stories published
- Insurance & Nonprofit Resources – Keep your club’s nonprofit status
- District Financials and Budget – Q and A with D5470 Finance Committee
1. Because of our strong focus on "Service Above Self" and diverse community service projects, district membership has increased a net of 1% since July 1st instead of dropping 1.5% to 2% as we have historically seen.
Dear fellow Rotarians,
One of my favorite parts of a Rotary convention is the House of Friendship. In Chinese, we say: 有朋自遠方來，不亦樂乎. "To have friends come together from faraway places is a wonderful thing." At the 106th annual Rotary International Convention, 6-9 June, the House of Friendship will reflect the excitement and the diverse blend of cultures of São Paulo, the host city.
From the passenger’s seat:
DG Clyde and I are having such a wonderful time with our Rotary travels. From New Zealand and Australia (passenger seat on the left side) to Durango, Snowmass Village, Eagle, and Carbondale; Rotarians are wonderful hosts and doing important projects meeting serious community needs! They are having fun and helping to bring hope and peace to our world by Lighting Up Rotary.
Saturday, February 06, 2015
MEMBERSHIP is a word we seem to have become weary of. We are being told by our District Leaders how important it is to recruit, to retain, and to grow our clubs. We are told to embrace a more diverse membership.
- Inform and orient
It is a simple but complete, comprehensive tool. Local club membership committees could benefit from implementing this excellent tool to recruit new members, to engage existing members, and to ultimately grow their clubs. District Leadership is available to assist you in developing a comprehensive plan that can change the face of your local club. Contact your Assistant Governor for more information. Go MyRotary|Home|Learning & Reference|Learn by Topic|Membership for more ideas on Membership for your club.
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