January 2015 District 5020 NEWSLETTER
Michael Procter | 2014-15 District Governor
It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun. I have just completed my first six busy and extremely enjoyable months as your District Governor.
The hottest topic at virtually every club has been membership. Many clubs say that they are having trouble meeting their membership growth objectives. Why is this? Usually it is lack of awareness of the diversity of Rotary’s contributions both locally and internationally.
Posted by Don Bonner on Jan 26, 2015
Russian Friendship Exchange
By PDG Judy Byron, District 5020 US-Russia ICC Secretary 2014-15
Are you ready for a Russian adventure? ICC is currently finalizing the details for a Russian Friendship Exchange to take place in May 2015. Our Russian hosts have extended an invitation for two teams of 6-8 Rotarians each to tour European Russia starting and ending in Moscow
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Posted by Don Bonner on Jan 24, 2015
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in ten countries, as well as to provide technical assistance to additional countries in Africa.
Posted by Don Bonner on Jan 23, 2015
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year.
Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life."
Posted by Don Bonner on Jan 23, 2015
The Rotary Foundation's continued success in changing lives will be buoyed by four new priorities aimed at expanding Rotary's work and enhancing the image and awareness of the Foundation's achievements.
The four priorities are: ending polio – now and forever; strengthening Rotary members' knowledge, engagement, and financial support to the Foundation; increasing the quality and impact of humanitarian services through Rotary grants and the areas of focus; and enhancing the image and awareness of the Foundation's record of achievements, particularly the success of PolioPlus and its 100-year record of doing good in the world.
Posted by Don Bonner on Jan 16, 2015
Your District Foundation Committee is expanding your club's opportunity for more education on The Rotary Foundation.
Posted by Don Bonner on Nov 10, 2014
Written by Bob Cairns, District 5020 Rotary Peace Fellowship Chair
District 5020 is proud to announce that Annemieke Holthuis was selected in Oct 2014 by Rotary International to be a Rotary Peace Scholar. As a pioneer district from the inception of the Rotary Peace Fellowship program, District 5020 has had a nominee selected almost each year since the inception of the program in 1987-1988.
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 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."