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 
 
 
District Governor's Message
to All Rotarians in District 5500
 
     February is American Heart Month. It's also Black History Month, National Bake for The Family Fun Month, National Library Lover’s Month as well as National Embroidery Month.
     In Rotary, we celebrate February with the theme of Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Here are some excerpts from rotary.org.  Over 70 million people have been displaced due to conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations.  Half of them, unfortunately, are children.  If you want more information, please visit https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/promoting-peace.
     Let’s talk about in-person events now. If any event is going to be in-person, you need to be sure that you're taking all the precautions necessary.  We do not want Rotarians to feel that they are in any danger while attending a Rotary event or a Club meeting. It goes without saying that we must encourage everyone to continue to wear masks when they are with others and also that they continually wash their hands and stay a minimum of 6 feet apart.   We know we have lost Rotarians not only in our District but in other Districts throughout the world because of COVID. 
    So please be extra cautious.
Stay Tuned - Virtual Event Coming Your Way
 

For more information, please contact Joyce Finkelstein
520-393-0317 (H)520-429-0257 (C) mfinkel2@cox.net
                                                                    
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 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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Catherine Coleman Flowers reveals Americas dirty secret

Flowers discusses the inadequate management of wastewater in rural communities, bridging partisan divides, the ways those two topics intersect — and how Rotarians can be part of the solution

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