July 2, 2024                              District Governor Sue Archibald 2024-25
Rotary is Magic

The Magic of Rotary is a wonderful  2024-25 theme for District 5500! It encapsulates the transformative power of Rotary in communities around the world.

Just like magic, Rotary brings people together, creates positive change, and makes the impossible possible. It reflects the spirit of fellowship, service, and dedication that Rotary members embody as they work to make the world a better place.

With "The Magic of Rotary" as a theme, I know we can continue to inspire and uplift our communities through impactful projects and initiatives.

Trip to Rotary International Headquarters


Save your spot for District 5500's exciting trip to RI Headquarters, August 27-29, 2024.

The trip is limited to 25 people, so please Register HERE or email PDG Hank Huisking at pasadenahank@gmail.com 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. 

For more information (including a draft itinerary), please click on the READ MORE button or email Hank if you have any questions.


Zones 26 & 27 Institute Spokane!

September 11-14, 2024

Registration and hotel reservations are now open for the Zones 26 & 27 Institute and Governor Education in Spokane, Washington! And incoming Governors Elect and Governors Nominee can register for Education and Institute at the same time. 

All the information you need - including registration and hotel links - is on the Institute website at ZoneInstitute.org

Applications Due for District Governor for Rotary Year 2027-28
Application Deadline: July 10th
Interviews: August 4th
We are seeking dedicated Rotarians who possess strong leadership qualities, a deep commitment to Rotary's mission, and a vision of the future of our district. 
If you are passionate about service, eager to lead, and ready to contribute to the continued success of Rotary, we encourage you to consider applying for this important role. 
District 5500 Conference of Clubs House of Friendship

Registration is open for tables in the HOF. There is no charge, but space is limited. 

You can set up Thursday, October 17th after 3pm or Friday morning before 10am. Tear down is Saturday, October 19th after 3pm. 

Rotary projects can then be moved to the Terrace by Region for the evening reception. 

We may only have 1 table per region depending on how many projects per region. Tear down then is 8pm. 

Please let Ginger know if you need electricity so she can put you near an outlet. Electricity is only available inside during the conference. You will need to bring your own extension cord. 

If you have any other needs or need to be close to another Club, let Ginger know.

Ginger Leavitt

Almost There! Corazon - International Opportunity 

October 26, 2024

What do RC Oro Valley, Dove Mountain, Sierra Vista, Tucson and SaddleBrooke Clubs have in common? They will all be coming together in October 2024 to participate in a Turn Key International Project called "Corazon - Build a House in a Day". We thank RC Oro Valley and Dove Mountain for their recent commitment. It's not too late for your Club to help. We need a commitment of $1500, that's all before we have reached our $15,500 goal. This is a perfect opportunity to participate in a One Day international project with other Clubs. All it takes is a small commitment of cash and/or some labor and it's all organized by someone else! Follow this link for a 6 minute video: https://vimeo.com/295461869

Tubac Rotary Club - 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4 • 10am-12noon
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - FREE EVENT!
Join us for a good old fashioned Fourth of July celebration, including children's activities, hot dogs, nachos and ice cream. Plus a flyover by the National Guard at 11:45am! 
Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms. 
Bisbee Rotary Club 4th of July Parade
9am - Registration 
11am - Parade Starts
Casa Grande Rotary - Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 19 • 5pm-9pm
Sponsorships and merchandise available here
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. 
WHAT ABOUT PAST PROJECTS & FUNDRAISERS? We'll feature them in our Rotary in Action QuarterlyClick here to download a form. 
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