Join District Governor Pete Taylor in Whistler to celebrate the accomplishments of the year!  2014 District Conference will offer a diverse roster of excellent speakers focused on Engaging Rotary to Change Lives.  You’ll have a chance to rub shoulders with other Rotarians, enjoy fellowship and be inspired.
While you’re in Whistler looking for Pete, take some time to enjoy a round of golf, relax at the resort spa, or take in the beautiful mountain scenery and enjoy the great outdoors.

See the conference portal for more information.

Pete Taylor presents DG Doings for April
Posted by Don Bonner on April 03, 2014

April 2014 District 5020 NEWSLETTER

ON THE ROAD TO WHISTLER with Peter Taylor | 2013-14 District Governor

Pete Taylor

Have you read your Rotarian lately? April is Rotary Magazine Month throughout the Rotary world, but the magazine you receive monthly is not necessarily what all the other 1,199,999 Rotarians read. The official publication of Rotary is produced in a number of languages and comes out in other editions to meet the differing needs of our worldwide membership.

Where in the world is Pete next month? How about a quick click on District Conference info on the District website? The celebration is May 2-4 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (there is golf on May 1). Great speakers, camaraderie with fellow Rotarians from both our district and 5050 and it all takes place at one of the most beautiful places in North America. See you there!

District & Club News
Posted by Don Bonner on Apr 04, 2014

ImageIn 2011, Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant. The idea caught on and a few other clubs followed suit.

Two years later, District 2452 Governor Jamil Mouawad and other district leaders saw the potential of creating one giant water project that could reach every school and involve all 24 of the country’s Rotary clubs. They formed a committee to handle publicity and gather technical knowledge, while each club was asked to provide volunteers, contribute funds, apply for grants, and secure contributions from outside organizations.
Posted by Don Bonner on Apr 03, 2014

If you pass Bill Brendon on the street you probably would not realize that he is a member of a Rotary Club, but if you do business with Bill you will quickly find out that he has a special way of working. Bill believes in the Rotary Four Way Test and when you do business with Bill he will make sure that it is in your best interest as well as his own,
Posted by Don Bonner on Apr 01, 2014

In 1911, Rotary decided it needed a magazine to inform club members. The Rotarian was born. Soon, Rotary club members around the world wanted publications they could call their own. In 1915, the first regional magazine was published, serving members in Great Britain and Ireland. In 1928, the predecessor to Rotary Down Under launched in Australia.
Posted by William McCarthy on Mar 27, 2014

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) will certify South-East Asia, comprising 11 countries—Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste—as polio-free on Thursday.​


Posted by William McCarthy on Mar 21, 2014

Treacy Duerfeldt has discovered a new motivation for lifting weights – to fight polio.

Motivated by his past – he’s lifted weights since he was twelve and he’s been a Rotarian since 1991 – Duerfeldt will be both weight lifter and polio fighter later this month. In his unique fundraiser on March 21, Duerfeldt will attempt to lift the max weight at all 25 weight machines in less that 70 minutes at the Valley Athletic Club.

Posted by William McCarthy on Feb 13, 2014

Recently District Foundation Chair William McCarthy was interviewed by MMixx 96.1 FM in Thurston County Washington.  He was at a Rotary meeting sitting next to a local radio moderator, Dick Pust, when he mentioned that the local communities knew very little about Rotary in spite of the presence of nine clubs and over 550 Rotarians.

His comment inspired Mr. Pust who has begun a series of radio interviews with leaders in the many service clubs in Thurston County. Mr. McCarthy was honored to be the first representative of the local service clubs to talk about the good we do in the local community and around the world.

Prior to this interview being aired Mr. Pust promoted it on his Facebook page.  Mr. Pust is a respected area Radio personality with over 50 years in broadcasting. 

Posted by Don Bonner on Feb 02, 2014


From The Editor

We all belong to some sort of family. Many of us belong to biological families that can span a few generations. Others of us belong to intentional families that are bonded not by borders and boundaries but by forces other than biology. 1.2 million of us consider our fellow Rotarians as family. A recent article in The Economist states that altruism – a desire to assist strangers – shows up early in our human development. It’s no wonder “Service Above Self” is the tie that bonds our Rotary family and why, through our “family” of Rotary Organizations, we do everything we can to recognize, develop, and reward altruistic attitudes and behaviors.

Posted by Don Bonner on Nov 25, 2013

ImagePete Taylor is pleased to announce that three outstanding members of District 5020 clubs have stepped forward into leadership positions:

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