Welcome to Rotary District 5500

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.

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RLI Registration Now Open

for January Courses



The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a training program established to improve the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills of the future leaders of Rotary Clubs. RLI is a great place to start for a new Rotarian looking to find their niche in the world of Rotary. The exchange of ideas with other experienced Rotarians alone makes the courses worthwhile.

The Rotary Leadership Institute training program consists of three full-day sessions, followed by graduate seminars. Our next District 5500 program will be Saturday January 26, 2019 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85711. All 3 sessions will be offered concurrently.

Because Rotary Club leadership changes on a yearly basis there is a constant need for new leaders who are knowledgeable about the world of Rotary International. It is difficult at the Club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary. Furthermore, leadership skills in a voluntary organization are quite different from business or military leadership skills.

The cost is $65.00 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Many clubs provide funds in their club budget to cover the cost for members attending.

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District Receives Recognition at Zone Institute

Congratulations to District 5500 in Zone 26! We received the following awards at the Zone Institute in November for District Governor Joe Hentges year 2017-2018:  Greatest Brand Adoption by a District and Most improvement in Brand Adoption by a District. Our percentage of Members Giving to the Rotary Foundation (EREY) 67%.