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Nominations of candidates to serve as District Governor in 2026-2027 are due to District Governor Don Jorgensen not later than July 31, 2023.

Any club may nominate a candidate who is a member of that club or a member of another club (with the other club’s concurrence).  We will hold an information and Q/A session at 5PM, July 14th, by Zoom, for all interested Rotarians who are thinking about applying. Candidate interviews will be held in September 2023.


For more information and the Candidate Form, go to https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50063/Documents/en-ca/0addb7f7-5b08-4a3f-b3be-43de18c092c3/1/  



We believe that the best way for us to be impactful is by staying flexible and it is essential that we have funds available to support those affected by disasters around the world.

To make a donation, you can mail a check directly to ShelterBox USA at:
P.O. Box 5055
Santa Barbara, CA  93150

Or you can donate online at https://www.shelterboxusa.org


Contact Volunteer Ambassadors Leo Lawrenson, leo@lawrenson.com or Don Jorgensen, donjorgensen@comcast.net  to request a club presentation. And watch our latest reports from Ukraine and elsewhere: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/home-page/news/events/

Rotary International News Feed

In Rotary magazine’s 2023 Photo Awards, we see the world courtesy of this year’s finalists.

The Imagine Impact Tour brings Gaby Moreno to her home country of Guatemala to inspire children to dream big.

As the gathering in Melbourne comes to an end, Rotary looks forward toward Singapore and a focus on mental health.

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Canada, Grenada, Korea, Australia and Ireland.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, child climate change activist, and Rotary Peace Fellows explore the intersection of environmental protection and peace

Grant announced at Rotary's Convention in Melbourne will fund large-scale program to reduce case numbers, raise awareness, and improve women’s access to medical care.

Rotary awards US$2 million to prevent cervical cancer in EgyptMore than 30,000 girls to be vaccinated against HPV, 10,000 women will be screened for cervical cancer in greater

The 2023 Rotary International convention will offer endless inspiration for the year to come.

Watch: Rotary’s People of Action: Champions of Inclusion broadcast

At the height of segregation, a group of Black doctors and scientists in Tuskegee, Alabama, focused on stopping polio.

JonDarr Bradshaw, a former military aviator and contractor for the U.S. space agency, has a different kind of mission now.

Interact is 60: Join us as we examine Rotary’s leadership and service program for teens through the lens of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

A Rotarian tells the story of the perseverance of female runners in Afghanistan in the film The Secret Marathon.

Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, or CART Fund, raises money from Rotary members to support Alzheimer’s research grants.

Learn how Interact clubs are taking action in the United States, Panama, Wales, Nepal and China.

The work by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, of which Rotary is a core partner, is proving crucial in the battle against malaria.

Preserving Paul Harris mementos from trip to Central, South AmericaRotary members past and present hold Paul Harris in high regard for his role as the founder of Rotary and his vision for fostering friendship and international

The speakers at the 2023 Rotary Convention in Melbourne are transforming health care, advancing the cause of peace, and working to protect our environment.

Leveraging expertise: Peace CorpsThe collaborations between Rotary members and Peace Corps Volunteers that occur around the world make the partnership between the organizations vibrant and dynamic.The Peace Corps, an independent U.S.

After historic wildfires, an economic recovery in Turkey aims to preserve a traditional culture.

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