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D-5470 NEWSLETTER
 
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ROTARY REMINDER:  MEMBERSHIP JUMPSTART WEBINAR – 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
 
 George Small, DG 2017-18 highly recommends Rotarians attend this monthly seminar since it covers so many topics to strengthen clubs, not just membership.

 NOTE: You NO LONGER have to register for this call, simply sign in using the information below. For the BEST experience please sign in using a computer or tablet.

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:
 
https://www.zoom.us/join
and then type in the following code: 544896340

Or Telephone:     Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)     Meeting ID: 544 896 340
  
Do you want to know how to help people in the Houston and surrounding areas through a reliable nonprofit?
 
 
Our District Governor George Small has recommended that we send donations directly to the McAllen North Rotary Fund - a 501 (c) 3 that has set up an Emergency Relief Fund in collaboration with Rotary District 5930. 
Please make checks to: 
 
Rotary District 5930 
c/o McAllen North Rotary Fund -  Fed Tax Id# 27-3855943
501 W. Nolana
McAllen, TX  78504 
 
As District 5390's District Governor wrote:  "THANK YOU and God Help Us All." 
 
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please send a text to DG Betty Ramirez-Lara at 956-683-5930 or email- bettylararotary@gmail.com
 
 
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
 
Greetings during this lovely fall!  Our team of facilitators has decided to take the Rotary Leadership Institute to the southeastern region of our District this fall. 
 
On Saturday, November 4, from 10 to 5 and Sunday, November 5, from 9 to 12:30 pm, we will hold training for all three parts of RLI at the Country Pride Conference Room in Limon, Colorado.  The cost of the three highly-rated sessions is just $60, including lunch on Saturday,  snacks, a notebook of great materials, a graduation pin and certificate, and a wonderful time meeting and sharing ideas with other Rotarians.
Register by contacting Paulette at  rotarypaulette@gmail.com.
 
Registration closes on Tuesday, November 1 at 5 pm, and seats are limited so that all can fully participate.
 
See Schedule below.  Hope to see you in Limon.
 
Weapons and Rotary Districts and Clubs Policy Clarification
In January 2017, Rotary International’s Board of Directors clarified its existing policy regarding guns in relation to the use of the Rotary logo and sponsorships.   The wording of this long-standing policy was unclear, and as a result, Rotary members told our board they were often unsure what the policy did and did not allow. A key consideration was Rotary’s risk if a weapon was purchased at a Rotary event and then caused serious injury or death. Another objective was to ensure consistency in how the Rotary logo is used in the 200 countries and regions where we have clubs.  Below are the policy clarifications that address the questions raised by our members and provide clarity on our sponsorship guidelines and use of the Rotary mark.
 
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:
 
 
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.