March 12, 2024                             District Governor Don Jorgensen 2023-24
ACTION ITEMS
DACdb Live Information Session - March18 

As you may know, our District is considering a move from the ClubRunner platform to DACdb. We have received member feedback and now have created a District-wide Task Force to consider both options. 

To help learn more, District 5500 has arranged for a live DACdb Zoom information/Q&A session on Monday, March 18th at 5:00pm. 

All members are welcome.  Click here to Register and receive the Zoom link. 

Small Club Membership Meeting
Please mark your calendar for a District membership training session focused on clubs under 20 members. 
March 16th (Sat) 8:30- 11:00am    Click HERE to register for this session!
 
Small clubs have unique challenges that larger clubs typically do not.  We will discuss enhancing the club experience and a plan to target new members.
Pass this along to your presidents-elect and membership chairs, but anyone is eligible to attend.
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What is Rotary?
From your District Communications Team: This video shows the evolution of Rotary in just 2 minutes. It's a great resource for your club, or for you to share with anyone who asks you about Rotary.
 

DISTRICT NEWS
Make Rotary Simply Irresistible 

We talk a lot these days about making Rotary clubs irresistible. But what exactly makes a club appealing? According to Josh Bersin's model for the Simply Irresistible Organization, an irresistible organization has five elements: meaningful work, supportive management, a positive work environment, growth opportunity, and trust in leadership. Learn more about what you can do to make Rotary an irresistible organization in this Rotary Voices post by Tom Gump, aide to 2024-25 RI President Stephanie A. Urchick. 

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IMPORTANT DATES
Mark your calendar for these major District 5500 events! 📅
 
👉District Assembly - Saturday, May 18 - 9am - noon on Zoom
👉District Governor Installation - Saturday, June 15 - Sonoita Fairgrounds
👉District Conference - Friday & Saturday, October 18-19 - Casino del Sol
 
 
District 5500 is Looking For...
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.
CLUB PROJECTS
Tucson Presidio - District 5500 3rd Annual Rillito River Clean Up
 
March 23, 2024, 8-11 am at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
Let's bring Rotary 5500 together again to clean up the Rillito River!
Click here to register.
 
 
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Rotaract & Apamsa - Felicia's Farm 
Sunday, March 24 from 9am-12pm
Sign up here.
 
 
CLUB FUNDRAISERS & EVENTS - THE NEXT 30 DAYS
Valle Verde - Cross Border Tours
Monday, March 18 & Saturday, April 13
 
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Coolidge Rotary - Trap Shoot Fundraiser
Saturday, March 23 - 9am
Click here to register.
 
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Oro Valley - Taste of Oro Valley LIfe
Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Click here to buy tickets. 

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Florence Rotary - Country Thunder Raffle
Drawing is April 4th! Purchase tickets here. 
 
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Rincon Rotary - 13th Annual A Taste of Chocolate
Sunday, April 7 • 2-4pm at Double Tree Reid Park
Purchase tickets here
 
 
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UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS 
Mark your calendar, then click the links to learn more. 
 
April 20: Old Pueblo Rotary - Golf Tournament Fundraiser
April 21: Tubac Rotary - Taste of Tubac Fundraiser
April 26: San Luis Frontera Rotary - Rotary Royale Casino Night
April 26: Casa Grande Rotary: National Pretzel Day Art Project 
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PUBLISH YOUR CLUB EVENTS!
 
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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