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Welcome to the Rotary District 5060 Home Page!

District 5060 is an international district of 59 clubs and approximately 2,760 Rotarians in central Washington, USA, and south central British Columbia, Canada.  It covers a distance of 550 miles (890 km) from Clearwater, BC, in the north to Prosser, WA, in the south. Principal cities are Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington, and Kelowna and Kamloops in British Columbia. 
The area enjoys a four-season climate, with generally warm summers and mild winters. Agriculture, agribusiness, recreation, and tourism are the primary economic activities, along with a rapidly growing wine industry.

District Governor Greg & Jan Luring

SARASOTA, Fla., April 15, 2015 – As National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, is being observed, Garn Christensen, a member of the Rotary Club of East Wenatchee has been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts in 2014 to assist disaster survivors.  When disasters like Cyclone Pam in the Vanuatu and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help.  Garn raised awareness and funds for ShelterBox, and as a result the organization was able to respond to more than 23 disasters last year, providing families with disaster relief tents, cook stoves, water filters, blankets, mosquito nets, children’s packs and other essential equipment. In one of the more busy years in ShelterBox history, ShelterBox has sent aid to support more than 10,500 families. 
“I am incredibly honored to work alongside our volunteers, including Garn,” said Alan Monroe, Interim Executive Director of ShelterBox USA. “It is through their continuous efforts that we are able to bring shelter, warmth and dignity to so many families displaced by disaster around the globe.”
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a special recognition presented on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer activities.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This year marks the 41th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions.

District 5060 welcomes the new Interact Club, Rutland Secondary in Kelowna BC that was inducted 14 April 2014.  Performing the ceremony was DGE Vern Nielsen and in attendance were members of the RSS Interact Club along with host clubs Kelowna Morningside and Kelowna Ogopogo.

PDG Bruce Falkins visited Rotary World Headquarters.  Pictured at right with Rotary General Secretary and CEO John Hewko.

  Now THAT was a weekend of training!!!  
The President Elects for all of our District 5060 clubs attended the huge multi-district "PNW-PETS" (Pacific-North-West President Elect Training Seminar) weekend, and with all the training, outstanding presentations, supply shopping, and all-out fun there was only one thing missing... SLEEP! 
There is no doubt a good time was had by all, but more importantly there is no doubt that this year's group of PE's are now better educated and more motivated to take all of our clubs into the 2015-16 Rotary year with the tools and energy it will take to make this one of our best years ever.

Shown at the left some of the current leadership team, including Jan and DG Greg Luring, Donna & PDG Bruce Falkins, DGN Bill Jenkin, DGE Vern Nielsen & Willy Burgess, .

  Congratulations Graduates!!!  
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) came to District 5060 in 2008, and for the first time ever a full 3-day program was delivered south of the border.  With 19 participants from 8 different clubs, 16 were able to complete all 3 sessions to graduate as the first RLI-South class of the district!  Congratulations to all participants (shown with DG Bruce Falkins at the right):
Brian Brennan (Ellensburg)
Christina Davitt (Wenatchee)
Debby DeSoer (Ellensburg)
Gabe Ergler (Upper Kittitas County)
Phill Fossum (Yakima, and AG-9)
Bill Gilmore (Yakima SW)
Carolyn Honeycutt (Ellensburg)
Jordana LaPorte (Chelan)
Sue Ledbetter (Ellensburg)
Michael Liddicoat (Yakima)
Wayne Massing (Wenatchee Sunrise)
Carmen Mendez (Yakima)
Dan Moody (Leavenworth)
Maggie Nelson (Wenatchee Sunrise)
Julie Ryan (Cashmere
Dick Smith (Ellensburg)
Bealinda Tidd (Wenatchee North)
Rob Tidd (Wenatchee North & AG-6)
Jenna Weber (Yakima)
Nathan Weis (Upper Kittitas County)
Check out more about the RLI program under training:  Rotary Leadership Institute.  More photos of this and other programs are also available there, as well as information about RLI.
In addition to the course participants above, 11 new Faculty were trained to help launch the next course next fall!  Check their picture out at New Faculty.

Contributed by PDG Darrell Blue
In 1990, Our District published a small booklet titled, "A Brief History of Rotary District 506, 1956-1990. At that time our District was number 506. A short excerpt from the booklet reads:

"District 506 Rotarians of Note , It may not be known that our District is perhaps the only one to have at the same time two Rotarians on the Board of Rotary International. In the year 1977 both Ed Cadman of Wenatchee and Harold Henderson of Kelowna had that distinction. Dr. Ed as he was affectionately known later became R.I. President in the year 1985-86 and is currently the Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Board of directors. Harold was third Vice President of the R.I. Board of Directors and later a member of the Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. District 506 can be justly proud of these two Rotarians who have given so much to the cause for which Rotary Stands."

Ed Cadman is pictured on the left and Harold Henderson is on the right.



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