September 19, 2023                  District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
Are You Ready to Be (More) Inspired?

Did we save the best for last?  Get ready to be inspired at the Annual Conference Saturday Dinner. You'll hear Shirley Grace's amazing story and message: "Destiny. Create Hope and Change Lives." Each year Shirley travels to Mexico to provide health service to over 4,000 children, and that's just one example of her passion for hands-on service.      

Become a 2023 District Conference Club Sponsor

Show your support for our District 5500 Annual Conference of Clubs, October 6-7, 2023. To keep the registration cost as low as possible so more Rotarians can attend, we rely on club sponsorships to help meet expenses. If your club would like to be recognized as a Conference sponsor, please contact PDG Michael Drake at for information.     

Attention all Interact and Rotaract Students!

Please join us at the District Conference on Saturday, October 7 from Noon - 4:15pm. During this time you will enjoy lunch with our keynote speaker Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers Foundation, followed by two Interact/Rotaract sessions on Service and Peace & Conflict Resolution. There is no charge to students for the Saturday lunch and breakout sessions. Click here to register. Please email Stacey Fox at if you have any questions or need help with registration.

Is Your Club Sponsoring an Interact or Rotaract Club?

We have exciting new information coming for all Interact and Rotaract Clubs! Don't miss out!!

To make sure we have your correct contact information, please email Stacey Fox at with the name of your Interact or Rotaract Club, School Name, Meeting Location (day & time), Sponsoring Club Name with Club Contact Name and Email Address.

Thank you for all your help and for all you do to support Interact and/or Rotaract!

District & Club Digital Marketing & PR Strategies 

On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 5:00 - 6:15 pm PDT, Rotarian Amy Scruggs will lead a practical and engaging virtual discussion about how clubs and districts can create more effective and impactful digital marketing and public relations materials and campaigns.

Amy is a professional television host, media coach, bestselling author, and recording artist who owns Amy Scruggs Media, a media coaching and consulting service. This is a free training opportunity organized by our Zones 26 & 27 Regional Public Image Coordinators. Click here to register. 

Partnering for Peace: Friends of Peace Corps and Rotary

From Monday, September 18th through Friday, September 22nd, Partnering for Peace: Friends of Peace Corps and Rotary, which supports the service partnership between Peace Corps and Rotary International will be “Celebrating our Connections” with daily webinars and panel discussions.

Rotary Peace Corps Week’s goal is to foster wider awareness of the partnership. This year’s event will focus on our accomplishments and give practical tips on how to strengthen the Rotarian-Peace Corps initiative. 

Did You Know? World Polio Day is October 24th 

Spread the Word: Together, We End Polio. 

Now is the time to prepare to share the message that “Together, We End Polio.” Click here to visit our World Polio Day Resources webpage for social media messages and more to help your club promote a polio-free world.


Mountain Empire Rotary 60th Anniversary Event

Join us for a progressive three-course dinner and celebrate the impact of Rotary on our local communities. Enjoy a special evening featuring delicious food, great stories and the famous Rotary camaraderie as we stroll through Patagonia, the town where we received our charter from Rotary International in 1963. 

(NOTE: Click on highlighted text for more info about these events.)

Sahuarita Murder Mystery Dinner - Sat, September 23 at 4pm 

Tucson Kino 16th Annual Golf Tournament - Sat, September 30

Green Valley Oktoberfest - Sat, October 14

Old Pueblo Rotary Poker Tournament - Sat, Oct. 14

Tucson Classic Car Show - Sat, Oct. 21

Casa Grande Oktoberfest - Sat, October 21, 5-9pm

SaddleBrooke Monster Mash FUNdraiser - Fri, October 20 at 5pm

Sierra Vista Sunrise 11th Annual Rising Sun Run - Sat, November 4



Let us help you spread the word about your club's upcoming events, projects or fundraisers in IMPACT! 
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