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2017 Membership seminar august 26

This year’s District 5500 Membership Seminar provides an exciting new experience.  You will be treated to presentations from two local Rotarians who will provide excellent ideas on how to recruit and retain new and current members.  Also, this year, you will be part of the experience as three panels will bring practical ideas for your consideration and provide the opportunity for your active participation.  Yes, they will be interactive.  When you register, please jot down questions, comments, experiences pertaining to the topics to be discussed by the panels:  Recruiting Young Professionals, Orientation of New Members and Retention.  Bring them with you and join in the conversation.  This is a different format than has been used in the past.  It is hoped that this format will provide you the opportunity to hear some success stories, to actively participate in the discussions and to take with you some solid, practical ideas to grow membership and retain members because, after all, it is ALL ABOUT MEMBERSHIP
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 11th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show, presented by Rotary Club of Tucson featuring more than 400 classic cars, vendor booths, a beer garden, food court and all-day entertainment
Where:          The Gregory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, on the grassy soccer fields
When:            Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How:              Admission is $5 for adults. Each admission ticket includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2008 C-6 Corvette convertible or $15,000
in cash or one of four other prizes.  Children under 18 admitted FREE with a paying adult and are not eligible to enter the raffle
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The Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy (RLA) is an exciting and innovative distance learning approach to leadership development. Through this vehicle, selected Rotary Club Past-Presidents obtain exceptional training at home, via their computers, under the guidance of some of our most capable and experienced Past District Governors and senior Rotarians. Students will be able to work at their own pace and on their own schedules, within the guidelines of the program. To be eligible to attend RLA the nominee must be a Rotary Club Past-President.
Nominations must be received no later than August 31, 2017
For more information, visit www.ArizonaRLA.org or contact
Chuck Fitzgerald at chuckfitzgerald@gmail.com or (623)229-7674.

Joe Hentges Installed as District Governor

Joe & Brigitte Hentges
Joe Hentges of the Rotary Club of Marana - Dove Mountain was installed as 2017-18 district governor at a celebration on June 25. A Rotarian for the past 32 years, Joe is currently a member of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club, AZ.  In addition, he has served as a member of the Cannon Falls, MN, and the Woodstock, IL, Rotary Clubs.

He also served as Assistant Governor and District Membership Committee Chair.  He has served as a club president three times: Woodstock, Il, 1995-1996; and Marana-Dove Mountain, AZ, 2011-2013.  Both Joe and Brigitte are Paul Harris Fellows and are members of the Bequest Society.  Joe is a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Guided by the findings, six focus groups with women in rural communities, this Community and Economic Development project  trained 35 women of child-bearing age from four Ugandan communities in Empowerment skills. Topics such as: Disease Prevention, Gender Issues, Computers and Business Development on the Internet, Education for Female as well as Male, Antenatal Health, Genito-Urinary Fistulas, and Strategic Planning for Community Development of Village Businesses, Domestic Violence, Micro-Credits, Social Justice, and Solar Power were a few that took place.This opened up discussions and ideas that would be taken back to their villages as well as neighboring villages. "spreading the information"
During the Rotary Family Health Days April 28-30th, the trainees designed and staffed "Women's Interests" booths providing information and referrals to women from rural villages on health, education, domestic violence, business development, and social justice.
Lead Trainer PDG Dr. Phil Silvers PhD.
The VTT Members
Lead by Dr. Indumati Gopinathan. Included in Photo Left to Right: Jemimah Semakadde,Dr. Indumati Gopinathan, Sarah Mbekeka,Dr. Anil Bradoo, Theresa Osei-Tutu, Dr. Phil Silvers PhD, Margaret Atyro, Diane Ventura-Goodyear. Missing in photo, PDG Stephen Mwanje, Flavia Nakayima Miiro, and Dr. Fulgensio Jjuuko
Rotary International
Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
"THE 5500" Newsletters 2017-18