WELCOME TO ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA
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May is Youth Services Month

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.

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Deadline is May 31, 2022!
 
How did you meet President Shekhar’s Challenges this year?

Much has been accomplished this year and you have so much to be proud of and to celebrate!
 
So we want you to share your successes with others and we will recognize your hard work Apply for an award and tell how your club “Met the Challenge” this Rotary Year Rotary District Awards

At the beginning of this year, RI President Shekhar challenged us in three areas. And another unexpected challenge came in February with the humanitarian disaster as a result of the war in Ukraine. So this year’s special award will recognize clubs that met Shekhar’s challenge and helped support Ukraine.

Clubs must have completed any two of the four criteria to receive this year’s District Award. Eligible clubs will have $100 donated in their name to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.
 
 
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Download the pdf fillable form below, fill it out, save it to your files, and send the completed application and photos as an attachment to Awards Chair, Peter Huisking peterhuisking4077@gmail.com. You must have completed two of the four criteria to receive an Award.

DEADLINE IS May 31, 2022.
 
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Congratulations to Sue Archibald of the
Mountain Empire Rotary Club
who will be our District Governor in 2024-2025!
 
 
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JOIN US IN HOUSTON!!! 
June 4 - 8, 2022
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO TO THE OFFICIAL CONVENTION WEBSITE

Join us for a special dinner for District 5500 Rotarians and their guests!
 
Saturday, June 4 at 6pm
Kim Son Restaurant
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Learn about the current crisis in Ukraine, how ShelterBox is responding, and what you can do to help. Click HERE for more information
 
Rotary International News Feed

Rotary members in Ukraine are helping neighbors return to their homes, distributing supplies from other countries, and organizing long-term aid — all despite being affected by the war

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, Italy, Rwanda, the Philippines, and the United States.

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

Learn more about the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, John Hewko.

Rotary supports UN General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukraine.

Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important

Rotary clubs have taken swift action to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for Ukrainian refugees.

Two cargo planes packed with tons of medical equipment have already been flown from Chicago, USA, to Ukraine where members helped to unload the supplies.

 Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in UkraineEVANSTON, ILL,. April 5, 2022 – Rotary announced today that it has raised more than $7 million to support locally-led relief efforts

Can an all-female anti-poaching unit stop wildlife crime in an African game preserve — without guns?

At Café Voca, Nathan Kim and three other autistic youths have been learning to handle the responsibilities and developing the social skills that they’ll need for other jobs.

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Tunisia and Cambodia.

Past and current conflicts have had a significant impact on Rotary in Ukraine — which has only made members there more resolute.

Rotary International’s president-elect Jennifer Jones shares her vision for her presidency and Rotary’s future.

Interview with Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins – Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force member.

Stories of how Rotarians are striving to build a parent nation of resources and support.

In Uganda, members of Rotary and USAID are erasing the taboo around menstruation — and helping girls stay in school.

Rotaractors are ushering a new generation of Rotary members and they have the projects to show it.

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