April 2018
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 George Small, DG 2017-18 highly recommends Rotarians attend this monthly seminar since it covers so many topics to strengthen clubs, not just membership.

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Every month on the fourth Tuesday, Zones 21b-27 (7 pm MST/or 8PM CT) holds a one hour Membership Jumpstart Seminar to discuss issues to enhance and growth membership. You may join this call by going to:
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Or Telephone:     Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)     Meeting ID: 544 896 340
Announcing the 2018 Rotary District 5470 Conference !!
April 20-21 (Friday PM - Saturday PM)
Pueblo Convention Center, Pueblo, Colorado
Conference/Assembly registration will be on www.rotary5470.com beginning on February 1. 
Reservations for Springhill Suite Marriot.........
The link is closed, but direct reservation can be made for Thur, Fri or Sa nights at 719-546-1234.  Mention Rotary District 5470 Ed Group for the $124 rate.
Reservations for Marriott Courtyard........
The link is closed, but direct reservation can be made for Thur, Fri or Sa nights at 719-719-542-3200.  Mention Rotary District 5470 Ed Group for the $109 rate.
The D5470 Training Assembly (Friday) will be held on April 20 until late afternoon.  The conference will start with the Major Donor's Reception (invitation) at 5:30P and concurrent with a cash bar at the same time.  Dinner and speaker will start at 6:30P.  The sessions will resume at 8:00A on Saturday and end around 4:00-4:30P.  The activities will be at the Pueblo Convention Center.  Because of the center's new construction, the south lot will be closed and overflow parking will be across the street.  Signs will be posted.
Rotary Leadership Institute International Training Program
An international training program endorsed by RI to develop club leaders
Next Session is evening of June 1 and all day 2 in Pueblo!
District 5470 has 27 trained RLI facilitators ready to offer the new version of the RLI curriculum to you and your club leaders and emerging leaders. The training is also a great tool for professional development for your members.
This program teaches the essence of leadership skills along with a deep knowledge of Rotary.  It has an abundance of class discussion, networking, and sharing activities along with interactive experiences to help develop leadership skills.
Facilitators are carefully selected from among Rotarian leaders and the participatory course sessions are limited to 15 students each so all can contribute and be heard.
In order to earn the RLI pin and certificate, a student needs to complete all three parts and we have condensed them into a half-day Friday and all-day Saturday format.
Hear what some of our District 5470 RLI graduates have to say about this training:
What a well-designed, well-thought-out, and well-executed workshop.  All of you gave me great ideas I want to use next year...plus I want to connect with you more than our clubs have, in the past.  Thanks for the information and the FUN!                                                                                    
                Ron Rubin
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for a terrific workshop this past weekend.  I felt it personally gave me new insights about Rotary. Thank each of you for leading and participating.  I look forward to furthering our Rotary fellowship. 
                Sally Sparhawk                            
Lots of ideas exchanged; Good information; Good group dynamics; Got all clubs involved.                                             
                 Bill Savage
Plan now to recruit and send your future leaders to RLI.
For more information click Read More below and contact: 
Paulette Church (rotarypaulette@gmail.com) or Ann Harris (rotaryann@gmail.com)
Polio Update Mid March 2018
No new Wild Polio cases this week of March 12, 2018  (but we have received advanced warning of two possible new cases in Afghanistan). 
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   It's a picture of parents in line for Polio Vaccinations - It's easy to forget, with the passage of time, that in 1952, a Polio outbreak killed 3,000 and paralyzed an additional 21,000 in the United States.  And now we are "This Close" to Global Polio Eradication.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed with their donations and actions to this effort!  And to all of you who will support the fight through the Countdown To History!  
Zero is the Magic Number!
 The Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. 
Today, we count five weeks since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.
Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation - for each of the next three years - for a total of $450 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort!

Strengthening the Rotary Story


In 2011, Rotary launched an initiative to strengthen our image, expand public understanding of what we do, and engage and inspire current and prospective members, donors, and partners. As part of that effort, we established an internal definition of our brand, confirming Rotary as the organization that joins leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations, who exchange ideas on solving some of the world’s toughest problems, and then take action to bring lasting change to communities around the world.  Rotarians have been working hard to tell the story of our impact in their communities. Thanks to their efforts, our public awareness levels globally have grown from 60 percent in 2012 to 75 percent in 2015.

Check out Rotary’s new public image campaign, People of Action. Now available at the .
Public Image awards for Rotary year 2016-17 were presented at the re-scheduled Zone Institute in Chicago December 9th to North Texas District 5810 and Southern Colorado District 5470. 
Twelve of the 22 districts in Zone 21B and 27 submitted award applications this past year.  Required activities to qualify included increased media coverage, strong efforts to build Rotary’s new visual identity, implementation of a district public image plan, and at least one district-wide Rotary Foundation centennial initiative.  Districts also had to complete at least one additional activity that included a club public image award or citation, training program. Club visual identity audit or a measurable expansion of social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. 
Paulette Church,  Public Image Coordinator for District 5470 reported successful coverage of Rotary events in Colorado newspapers, YouTube features on Navajo Solar Light and Guatemalan Water projects, and Facebook implementation by more than 50% of their clubs. 
Governor Teresa Anson’s  district strategic communication plan emphasized the difference Rotary is making at home and around the world, and the message that Rotary can lead the community to solving problems.   They obtained written pledges from club presidents to adopt the Rotary master brand, distributed 900 master brand pins to members, and  achieved an 80% usage of master brand usage on club visual materials.
District public image coordinators are working again this Rotary year to qualify for the 2017-2018 District Public Image awards. 
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and in response to the most destructive U.S. storm since, ShelterBox USA begins to position aid in Texas and launches a designated fund in support: the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. 100% of all donations received will support all associated deployment costs with the ShelterBox response to Harvey.
Donors, whether they are individuals or clubs, may request to designate their funds specifically to our Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Donors can select "Harvey" designation from the drop down menu on the online donation page, or note this on the memo line, if they are submitting a check.
Pam Pine a Rotarian in Glenwood Springs, is our Rotary District 5470 Ambassador with Shelter Box.  She invites you to contact her with any questions you may have.  ppine500@hotmail.com   970 928-9546 or 970 948 0606
A District 5470 Guide to
Attending a Rotary International Convention
By: Paulette Church
Several members of District 5470 have asked for help in planning their RI Convention trip and their time will there.  In an effort to help with this and after attending four Conventions, I am putting together these suggestions, which will change as others contribute their ideas as well.
First, each Convention has different issues regarding travel, size, venue, and the quality of the host committee’s planning. I suggest your arrive one day before and stay at least one day after the Convention.  That said, there are some common steps to take: