Welcome to the Rotary District 5500 Website!
DG Don Jorgensen was interviewed on the Monday. 4/15, Bill Buckmaster Show on Tucson's KVOI radio station, and gave a terrific update to the listeners on who and what Rotary is today!  Listen HERE.
As many of you are gearing up for this week's AZ Rotary Days of Service projects, please take a moment to reflect on the impact that your efforts are making.
 
Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has officially proclaimed this week as Arizona Rotary Week of Service, and Rotary clubs throughout the state invite friends, neighbors and fellow citizens to join them as they conduct service projects to benefit the local community during the fourth annual Rotary Week of Service.
 
Rotary clubs throughout the state have planned a wide range of community projects that include hosting food drives, cleaning local parks, donating items to homeless shelters, planting trees and more.
 
Click here to download Proclamation.
 
 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 • 11:00am
at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita
 
Registration is open!
 
All are welcome to a Wild West Party to celebrate incoming 2024-25 District Governor Sue, plus Club Awards and District Leaders.
 
To register, click here or scan the QR code. 

Course 1: Sat., April 27, 2024 8:45 am – 12:15 pm via Zoom

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots, multi-district leadership development program whose mission is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.

There are currently three key leadership openings in District 5500 for the 2024-25 Rotary year: 
 
District Treasurer
District Membership Chair
District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND)
 
If you have questions or know someone who may be interested in serving in any of these roles, please contact DGE Sue Archibald at eggsuetrev@aol.com.

SAVE YOUR SPOT!

PDG Hank Huisking is firming up details of our District's exciting planned trip to RI Headquarters 27-29 August, 2024.

The trip is limited to 25 people, so please email Hank at pdghank@rotaryd5500.org as soon as possible if you'd like her to add you to the list. RI staff has asked if members wish to meet with particular departments while there, so add your request to the email. 

Click the Read More link for a draft itinerary. Please review and email Hank if you have any questions.

See who's going 👉

District 5500 currently has $7,729 left in District Grant funds available for eligible Rotary Club projects. 

If you are aware of a project your club will be doing in the next several months, please encourage your club to apply for District Grant funds from $250 to $2000. 

We want to distribute ALL the grant funds by May 1st. 

For any assistance, please contact our District Grant Subcommittee Chair Barbara Kiernan at barbarakiernan@cox.net

Let us help you spread the word in IMPACT! about your club's upcoming events, projects or fundraisers.
 
Download a fillable form here and email it to kasiarotary@gmail.com by Friday for the following week's newsletter. 
 
What About Past Events?
 
We'll showcase your club's service projects and fundraisers in our new quarterly e-zine: Rotary in Action.
Download a fillable form here and email it, along with photos and any information that shows the impact your event had on the community, to kasiarotary@gmail.com.
 
Rotary International News Feed

Take away bold ideas about how to improve your club experience, your community, and the world from breakout sessions at the Rotary convention in Singapore.

Supported by a Rotary Programs of Scale award, an initiative in Nigeria seeks to remedy the country’s high instances of maternal death

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Suriname, Macao, Nigeria, and Australia.

Breadfruit, a starchy fruit long a staple in the tropics, is attracting new interest globally as farmers and scientists search for crops that are hardier while still nutrient dense.

Rotary project supplying clean water to Zimbabwean villages brings wide-ranging benefits

How the polio survivor learned about Rotary

Members of the Rotaract Club of Dhaka Orchid use popular music to boost Rotaract’s profile, attract members, and raise funds for projects.

The 2024 Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award recipient promotes women’s health and empowerment

Rotarian saved hundreds of children at risk of being killed by the Nazis in the lead up to World War II

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, and India.

The Host Organization Committee has organized tours that Rotary members can experience before and after the Rotary International Convention.

Geotracking improves polio outbreak response targeting, ensuring fewer children are left behind

Rotary scholar Isis Mejias dedicates her education and expertise to providing an essential human need — water.

Harvest Against Hunger rescues a staggering amount of produce from Washington’s farm fields and fruit trees to nourish hungry families. But it never works alone.

The ‘barter baron’ of Syracuse, Bernie Bregman, has a knack for recruiting Rotary members.

Members promoted mental health, protected mangrove forests, and helped Indigenous young people increase their economic opportunities

District 2232 is working to identify needs, connect with Rotary clubs worldwide, and support those affected by the war

Members of a Korean Rotary Club help at a dog shelter

Rotary members continue to provide relief a year later to those affected

Rotary partners with Bahçeşehir University to establish Peace Center in TurkeyNew center will train regional peacebuilders through a one-year Rotary Peace

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