October 2014 District 5020 NEWSLETTER
Michale Procter | 2014-15 District Governor
October is Vocational Service Month.
I have visited 60+ clubs since July 1 and am impressed by the many projects and community engagement of Rotarians from many different vocations.
Posted by Don Bonner on Oct 16, 2014
This is from the Campbell River Mirror. http://www.campbellrivermirror.com/community/279492132.html
And in honour of World Polio Day, which is observed on Oct. 24, The Noon Rotary Club of Campbell River is continuing a 27-year Rotary commitment and initiating a month long educational awareness campaign designed to raise funds and inform people just how close we are to eradicating the crippling childhood disease polio.
Posted by Don Bonner on Oct 20, 2014
Polio, a virus that can paralyze people, still exists in 3 endemic countries but with your help we have a chance to end polio for good. Tell congress thank you for their support and that sustained funding is critical to #EndPolio forever. Write, call or email your elected officials, and help spread the word by sharing this video.
Posted by Don Bonner on Sep 15, 2014
October is Vocational Services Month. What is your club doing encourage high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society?
Posted by Don Bonner on Sep 15, 2014
A group of 6 Rotarian couples (or single Rotarians) for a 15 day Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 9910 (New Zealand).
This RFE will see our RFE Team traveling to New Zealand March 1 – 16 2015 and the New Zealanders visiting District 5020 June 1 - 16 2015.
Posted by Don Bonner on Sep 08, 2014
Call for Nominations
It is now time to nominate candidates for our District Governor for the Rotary Year 2017-2018. The selected person will become our District Governor Nominee Designate on January 1, 2015, and will then begin 2.5 years of training before assuming office as District Governor on July 1, 2017.
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
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 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.