October 31, 2023  👻                   District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
Happy Halloween! 
Recognize any of these boos and ghouls? 🕷️
Give up? The Peacenik couple are District Governor Don and his wife Kathy. Our Easy Riders are John and Monica Oszust, SaddleBrooke Rotary president and past-president respectively.
Everyone had a frighteningly fun time at the SaddleBrooke Rotary Monster Mash on Friday, October 20. If you missed it, just remember that with Rotary there are no tricks, just treats. 
And the BEST COSTUME WINNERS were...  
Youth Exchange Opportunities

The application deadline for long-term youth exchange opportunities is fast approaching. Please encourage any interested student to apply immediately if they want to be considered for the 2024-25 academic year. Your club could host an exchange student even if you do not have an outbound student.

November is Rotary Foundation Month - Here's Why!

Each year, Rotary International highlights November as Rotary Foundation Month to emphasize the importance of and need for Rotarian support of The Rotary Foundation.

Every dollar contributed by Rotarians funds humanitarian and educational programs and program operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide.

If Rotary is to be there to teach children to read, build wells, feed the hungry, care for the sick, shelter the poor, then Every Rotarian is invited and encouraged to support the Annual Fund with a personal contribution, Every Year.                      

John Hewco to Speak at RCOT November 15
General Secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International, John Hewko lives out Rotary’s mission as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. He’s immunized children against polio in India, represented Rotary at the World Economic Forum, and bicycled 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson to help raise more than $60 million for polio eradication. He's riding in El Tour for the 11th time this year. 
He's also speaking at the Rotary Club of Tucson's luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 12:00 noon at the Tucson Convention Center.
RCOT members can register on the website: all others must phone the RCOT office at 520-623-2281 or email rotary@tucsonrotary.org. Registration deadline is November 10. 
Lunch fee is $35. Parking garage is free.

Aid Station Volunteers Needed for The Ride to End Polio
We're looking for able bodied Rotarians to have a fun day volunteering at the Ride to End Polio / El Tour de Tucson, D5500 Aid Station #10 at Desert View High School,
Saturday, November 18th, 2023.
1st shift: 10:00am to 1:00pm
2nd shift: 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Please email Gary Friedman with your preferred times at grfriedman@yahoo.com
PolioPlus Recap

October 24 was World Polio Day, marking the anniversary of the formation of the PolioPlus Society in District 5500.

If you missed the World Polio Day celebration on Zoom, you can watch it on our YouTube channel here.

Pictured here are 10 new PolioPlus Society members from Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke.


Tucson Verde at the Zero Waste Event 
Saturday, November 4 from 9am - 1pm
Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway
Rotary Club of Tucson Verde is participating in the Tucson Zero Waste Collection Drive for the third year in a row.
ZERO WASTE TUCSON is a free zero waste collection drive for Tucson and the surrounding areas! As a community collaboration, its goal is to provide a resource for local households looking to safely and responsibly reuse and recycle their commonly used goods.

Bring your unwanted items here!

Bisbee Rotary Club - Handbags for Hope

December 13, 5:00pm  

Bisbee Rotary Club and Friends are collecting donations for Handbags for Hope. Bags will be distributed in December to domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and any other women's group that has a need. Locations for distribution, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista and beyond!  OR...Join in and duplicate the project with your own Club in your area! JOIN US!    


BINGO Fundraiser Night! 

November 7 from 5:30-7pm

Rotaract Club of UofA will host a fun Bingo night to raise money for its annual Dental Project in the spring. Join the fun on the UofA campus in the Education Building room 353. It is $5 a card and there are special, homemade Rotaract prizes to win!

Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary 11th Annual Rising Sun Run
Saturday, November 4
Click on the photo for details and registration.
SaddleBrooke Riders Against Polio
The "SaddleBrooke Cyclepaths" are all dressed up with somewhere to go in their work for Rotary's greatest achievement.
65th Annual Walt Kammann Sausage Fry

Friday, December 1, 4:30 - 8pm

Yuma Rotary invites you to its 65th Annual Walt Kammann Sausage Fry on December 1st.

Wine Fundraiser
Mountain Empire Rotary Wine Celler Giveaway
$10 per entry
Drawing is December 2nd
To enter, click here
Cross Border Tour to Nogales, Sonora

Valle Verde Rotary Club

Monday, December 4, 2023

Valle Verde Rotary Club and Border Community Alliance (BCA) are organizing a cross-border tour to Nogales, Sonora. 

Tour price:  $85.00/ person/ Limited to 15 people


Let us help you spread the word about your club's upcoming events, projects or fundraisers in IMPACT! 
Download a fillable form here and email it to kasiarotary@gmail.com by Friday for the following week's newsletter. 
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