WELCOME TO ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Statement from Rotary International About Tolerance for Racism

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work. We have more work to do to create more just, open, and welcoming communities for all people. We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. Rotary will do our part to listen, learn, and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.
Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy:
THE ENVIRONMENT 
Polio Plus Society
Annual Donation to the PolioPlus program of at least $100.00 
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FREAKY FRIDAY
Contact Liz with registration questions.
Keynote Speakers, Door Prizes, Energized Breakout Sessions
Rotary District 5500 FIRST Virtual District Conference 
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MAY!

     May is here and I always think about the lilacs growing in our garden in Western NY. I would pick a few and put them in a vase for my class. Such a wonderful smell that would pick up our spirits. Tulips were beginning to bud and the weather was warming up enough for us to believe that Summer was around the corner. So many wonderful memories of Spring.

YOUTH SERVICES MONTH

     May in Rotary is Youth Services Month.

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The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

Volunteers work to keep the community of Kingston, Ontario, healthy and safe.

Nonprofits Make Gains in Measuring Their

Rotarians Address Mental Health Issues Head

By building on a proven concept — such as efforts to stamp out malaria in Zambia — Rotary’s new multimillion-dollar Programs of Scale grants help make good better

 Zoom Meetings  📌

Does your club have an interesting speaker or video scheduled for a Zoom meeting? If so and if you are willing to share, send the meeting information and email contact for the meeting link to Teree Bergman and we will list it here. Click on the program title to send an email to the organizer who will then send you a meeting link.

Speakers Available on Zoom
The speakers listed below are available to do Zoom presentations to your club.
Fonda Insley - What Everyone Needs To Know About Senior Living
Dennis Bergquist  -- Grant project: Neonatal Clinic in Kenya
Pradeep Kapadia - Kapadia Education Foundation in Kenya, Basic Education, and Literacy
Marc Snow - The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona
Don Jorgensen -- Shelter Box Mission 2021: Responding to Global Disasters during the Pandemic
Serenity, Success and One Heck of a Life, Ryn Gargulinski, certified professional coach, Reiki master
Daniel Stringham - (1) Rotary Toastmasters Alliance, (2) Rotary Water and Sanitation Grant in Haiti, (3)  Rotary Eco-stove Grant Project in Nicaragua, (4)The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers
Upcoming Events

ROTARY DIRECT - THE "COOL" WAY TO DONATE 

Enroll in Rotary’s recurring giving program, Rotary Direct, which makes giving easy, fast, and secure. You can schedule a monthly, quarterly, or annual donation that empowers Rotarians to change lives in communities around the world. Here is a video link below to help you sign up for Rotary Direct. 

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