Posted by Megan Elliott on Jul 18, 2014

The general liability (GL) and directors & officers / employment practices liability (D&O/EPL) insurance policies provided to all U.S. Rotary Clubs & Districts have been renewed for the next Rotary year: 1 July 2014-15. 

The 2014-15 certificate of insurance providing proof of GL insurance is now posted on the Insurance Information Portal. For events scheduled on or after 1 July 2014, U.S. Rotarians are encouraged to go to the Insurance Information Portal to obtain the certificate of insurance as needed. The instructions on how to complete the certificate of insurance have been updated for greater clarity. 

While our annual update won?t likely be sent until August/September, please note there is one important insurance coverage change relating to events with fireworks that we need help communicating to U.S. clubs within your district. Going forward, U.S. Clubs should not enter into any contract (or any other agreement) with any pyrotechnics company or any other company that detonates fireworks. To be clear, this does not impact any 2014 event with fireworks where the contract has already been signed. After the 4th of July weekend, RI Risk Management will be contacting clubs that we know have contracts with pyrotechnics companies. 

Because of the high risk exposure (possibility of numerous claimants with severe injuries), our insurance companies are no longer comfortable providing coverage to clubs that sign contracts with pyrotechnics companies. However, vicarious liability coverage will continue for clubs that sponsor or are otherwise involved with events that include fireworks, so long as a different party signs the contract with the pyrotechnics company. Please note that insurance didn?t and still won?t apply to clubs who directly transport, deliver, store, set up, detonate, or clean up fireworks; however, the legal sale of pre-wrapped fireworks supplied by a licensed third party for fund raising purposes has been and remains covered. 

If you need a certificate, please contact Michelle Schaefer at

Posted by Megan Elliott on Jul 01, 2014

District Governor Art Bode's July newsletter is now available online HERE.

Posted by Megan Elliott on Jul 01, 2014

Fellow Rotarians,

I find many traditional Chinese values reflected in Rotary: values of service and responsibility, of respect for family and for others. Sometimes I call Confucius the world's first Rotarian, because even though he died 2,500 years before Rotary was founded, his ideas are very much Rotary ideas. And one of the things he said was: 與其抱怨,不如改變.

In English, you say, "It is better to light a single candle than... 

Posted by Megan Elliott on Apr 04, 2014

Another great team from our partner district in Japan visited us recently and left us with the great scrapbook of their memories. 



Posted by Robert Medley on Dec 27, 2013

Posted by Megan Elliott on Mar 08, 2013

Recently, RI President Sakuji Tanaka visited District 5750 and District 5770 for our annual Bi-District Foundation Banquet. RI President-Elect Ron Burton, a fellow Oklahoman, took Mr. Tanaka to the Oklahoma City National Memorial. All Oklahomans know the importance of peace and understanding from this tragic moment in our history. However, through Rotary, we can make "Peace Through Service" a reality beyond our community, our great state, and our country. As President Tanaka said, "However we define peace, whatever peace means to us, we can bring it closer through service."








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