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Michael Procter presents DG Doings for August
August 2014 District 5020 NEWSLETTER

Michale Procter | 2014-15 District Governor

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August 1st is here already and one month of the Rotary year is now history. Today I completed my 19th official club visit, all on Vancouver Island and I will be in Washington State starting August 5th for two weeks. The club visits have been extremely warm and enjoyable. The assistant governors have been very helpful in preparing for the visits.

 

District & Club News
Posted by Don Bonner on Aug 07, 2014

TRF

Highest per capita Giving to Annual Fund

1) Lacey                            $376.32
2)Oak Bay                        $353.56
3)Parksville AM             $349.70

Posted by Don Bonner on Aug 09, 2014

 Our District has always made excellent use of the opportunity to acquire project funding through the District Block Grant we receive from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) each year.

We have asked all clubs that wish to apply for a Community Grant to do so starting in April before the new Rotary year.  From those applications we build the spending plan that is required by TRF before we receive our allotment.

Posted by Don Bonner on Aug 11, 2014

From District 2050 to 1250 
Our Ambassador Scholar Alexandra Dawley in Brighton, England
Quarterly Report  1 - December 2013


Brighton Living

My First 10 weeks in Brighton have been great. My Flat is located in Kemptown (the artist district) just minutes from the sea. I enjoy walking through the vibrant city and I have (nearly) mastered the art of using the stairs on a moving doubleCdecker bus. I have met a fantastic group of friends. Together we celebrated Diwali (a Hindu celebration of gratitude), and American Thanksgiving last week. I enjoy exploring the local cafes with fellow Rotary Scholar, Cady Tolen, and attending weekly early morning hot yoga/meditation classes in Hove. I also recently had the opportunity to visit a friend in London which reminded me how close I live to "the big city." 

Posted by Don Bonner on Aug 06, 2014

A record-setting year

Owing to the leadership and financial support of Rotarians around the world, 2013-14 was a record-setting year for our Annual Fund. Preliminary results suggest that more than $250 million was contributed to help change lives locally and in communities around the world. Thank you!

New year and new goals

Has your club set Foundation giving goals for 2014-15? If not, there is still time to evaluate your club’s fundraising efforts last year and submit goals for this year in Rotary Club Central. With your help, we can achieve our worldwide Annual Fund goal of $123 million by 30 June.

Posted by Don Bonner on Aug 01, 2014

World Polio Day is quickly approaching on October 24th. This is a chance for Rotarians, clubs, and districts across the world to come together to fight polio. There are many ways you could mark the day. Dedicate your club meeting to focus on Rotary’s work to end polio that week. Community fundraisers on/around World Polio Day are great a way to raise awareness of our cause in the general public.  You could take the opportunity to remind government officials to support the global commitment to a polio free world- Rotary’s top priority. On World Polio Day, wear your End Polio Now pin and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Posted by Don Bonner on Jul 31, 2014

Twin Cities Rotary, in partnership with the Chehalis and Centralia Rotary Clubs and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be presenting End Polio Now "Putting A Face on Polio" with Joan Toone on Tuesday, August 5th at the Corbet Theatre in Washington Hall on the Centralia College campus. 

Posted by Don Bonner on Aug 01, 2014

Presents – Our First Annual Pony Up for Kids!

Funds raised support our local and international projects helping children live better lives! (Dictionaries, scholarships and support to other nonprofits like HopeSparks who help children in need. Internationally, we work fighting Polio, supporting Infant and mother health and providing clean water.) Together we are “Doing Good” in our world.

Posted by Don Bonner on Jul 31, 2014

RI President Gary Huang is encouraging all clubs to Light Up Rotary in 2014-15 by hosting Rotary Days. The concept of a Rotary Day is simple: hold a fun, informal event in your community for both Rotarians and the general public and use it as an opportunity to introduce non-Rotarians to Rotary and drive interest in membership and other opportunities for engagement.

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