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International Service Committee
The Rotary District 5470 International Service Committee educates and nurtures Rotarians and clubs working in the 7 Areas of Focus. It connect clubs, builds relationships, assists with projects to those with interest and funds, plus it inspires Rotarians via visits to completed and future projects.
The district international service committee shall be concerned with promoting greater awareness of resources and strategies for project planning, implementation, identifying key local subject matter experts, and establishing direct lines of communication and accountability for all types of international service, with a special emphasis on improving global grant applications and the development of partnerships between international Rotary clubs and districts.
The district international service committee chair will confer and cooperate with other leaders from across the district including but not limited to the district Rotary Foundation, grants subcommittee, community service, vocational service and alumni committees, to identify and promote resources for improved projects and grants.
The district international service committee will also collaborate with district Rotaract representatives, Rotarian Action Groups, the The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, and other experts interested in assisting with global grant applications.
To be effective, the district international service committee chair must have continuity of leadership and success planning. A district’s governor-elect, in consultation with the immediate past district governor and district governor-nominee, is encouraged to appoint a past district governor, past regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, or a past assistant regional Rotary Foundation coordinator to chair this committee, serving a recommended term of three years without reappointment limits. 
  1. If your club wants to submit a Global Grant application and you are in need of additional funding, we are here to help you find partner clubs. We will list your project on our district website (see details in #2).
  2. If your club would like to be involved in international service and you don’t know where to begin, we will do our best to help you find clubs who are working on international projects or we will introduce you to trusted international partners who are seeking support. For information about existing projects, please visit and on the column to the left, scroll to Site Pages, and click on the link titled D-5470 Clubs Seeking Project Partners.
When we learn of ‘voluntouring’ opportunities with other Rotarians we will also post them on the district website. We highly encourage you to visit our international projects. Traveling and working with other Rotarians (who will become your family) is so much more than a vacation. You will experience “Rotary Moments” that will change your life.
The Committee looks forward to helping you enrich your life through Rotary.
Yours in Rotary,
Linda Carlson, Cañon City RC
Richard (Dick) Dangler, Edwards RC
Peter Jeschofnig, Glenwood Springs Sunset RC
Becky Kiser, Chair, East Colo Springs RC
Rahul Mehra, Cañon City RC
David Smith, Pagosa Springs RC