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Rotary's theme for April is "Magazine Month". We are all familiar with The Rotarian magazine that comes out monthly but here is some information that might surprise you.
The Rotarian magazine is the official magazine of RI and was established in 1911. It shows how Rotarians are addressing issues in the six areas of focus, and challenges readers to become even more involved in service to their neighbourhoods and the global community.
Eighteen Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize winners have appeared in The Rotarian's pages including Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, Pearl S. Buck, Scott Turow, Carol Guzy, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. In 2012, The Rotarian swept the Media Industry Newsletter awards with 10 editorial and design honours - more than twice the number of any other publication. It shared the spotlight with Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Harper's Bazaar and Food & Wine. Adding to those honours, The Rotarian also earned eight awards from Folio magazine for excellence in association and non-profit publishing.
The Zone Communications Officer (ZCO) will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategic, multi-platform communication plan for Rotary Zones 25 & 26 that is focused on internal (member) communications. This plan will center on the use of efficient and effective mediums, and messaging and communication that reflect our organizational voice as well as key corporate and zone level strategic messaging. Ultimately, all communication efforts are for the benefit to the club. Therefore, the plan must ensure that Club and District leadership is aware of and able to effectively use key communications, materials, and resources that will help to:
Focus and increase humanitarian service;
Enhance public image and awareness.
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At age 12, she and her family moved to Bryan, Ohio, where her dad was the Clerk of Common Pleas Court.
In 1935, after graduation from Bryan High School, Marvel married her H.S. sweetheart, Richard Lee Hathaway. He later graduated from the University of Chicago, where his father and grandfather had also graduated from University. The couple settled in Chicago where Richard worked for the Continental Rubber Company of Erie, PA and the Thermoid Rubber Company of Trenton, NJ. Two sons were born while they lived in Chicago: John R (Jack) in June 1941 and David Lee in June 1943.
Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran announces his presidential theme 'Be a Gift to the World.'
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year.
Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life."
"All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting in San Diego, California, USA. "You have one year to take that potential and turn it into reality. One year to lead the clubs in your district and transform the lives of others. The time is so short, yet there is so much to be done."
Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi announces his presidential theme 'Be a Gift to the World.'
Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail Grant Stabilization of Banks and Trail Bed
The project took place in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA on The Humbird Mill Section of The Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail. Work began in June 2014 and was completed in late September 2014 with the installation of The Rotary Wheel. A dedication ceremony was held November 13, 2014. Large boulders and rock were brought in to stabilize a bank of the trail that was heavily impacted by erosion. The boulders were set in such a way as to create “The Rotary Sitting Wall”. The trail bed was stabilized and bollards and signage were installed at the entrance to the trail. “The Rotary Sitting Wall” addressed the erosion providing a safer environment for all trail users.
2014-2015 Rotary International President Gary C. K. Huang has a vision for Rotarians to LIGHT UP ROTARY by participating in Rotary Days!
Rotary District 5080 Governor Norm McCarvell and EAG Jerri Anderson worked with the Area 5 Rotary Clubs of District 5080 as they supported the "Grand Finale" event of THE FESTIVAL at Sandpoint, Idaho on Sunday August 17, 2014. This exceptional venue allowed Rotarians to collaborate with musicians and present approximately 3,000 Festival attendees with World Class Symphony Music and an introduction to ROTARY!
“This is an email from Youth Exchange Student Maya to Youth Exchange Officer Wendy of Nelson, BC. This is a terrific endorsement of our District’s Youth Exchange Program” – District Governor Norm
.... if you would like, I can start sending you monthly emails/updates about what I am up to on my exchange!
So far, I have done TONS of stuff. My host family takes me to a new place almost every weekend, and I have been doing lots of local exploring with the other exchange students. So far I have visited Geneve, Bern, Lucerne and many small mountains and villages around Switzerland. My host club has given me a G/A, which is basically a golden ticket to getting around Switzerland. It allows me to take any bus, train, tram or gondola at no cost. It is AMAZING.
Past District Governor, Bob Carroll, presented Carolyn, wife of Dr. Frank Walchak of RC of Spokane Aurora Northwest, with the 2013-14 Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award. Only non-Rotarian spouses can be recommended or receive this award that was created to recognize spouses and partners of Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary. A maximum of 100 recipients may be selected each year. Carolyn was overwhelmed and honored to receive this well-deserved award. She has accompanied and co-ordinated the work of Dr. Walchak and others on 23 Rotoplast missions.
Rotary Friendship Exchange video of District 5080's recent RFE to Rotary District 2430 - Turkey. A short video on our experiences and the incredible opportunity presented by Rotary RFEs
I should just add bit of a back story to the video’s opening song. We spent a fair bit of time writing the song – trying to do our best to capture the spirit and energy of the team. It was a lot of fun and then with the help of our exchange student we were fortunate to be introduced to Josh who offered to help out with the guitar and vocals. He took a few artistic liberties and had a few challenges, but overall – pretty impressive for an 18-year who just graduated from high school. It’s not perfect, but after about 10 takes – he was pretty tired so we took the best version.
Here is a picture of the Rotary Friendship Exchange Committee meeting held in July in Castlegar. The Committee dealt with a myriad of details related to the Point System, record keeping, and ideas for future exchanges.
Pictured Left to right: Sheila Hart (Nelson Daybreak, Alexia Turner, Castlegar Sunrise, Linda Krahn, RFE Chair, Brenda Balahura, R/C Castlegar Sunrise & RFE Co-Chair, Cathy Korolek, ADG, Grand Forks and Joan Cooke, Waneta Trail. Missing from picture: Jackie Nance of Colville, Steve Verby, Sandpoint, Greg Ehman, Golden.
Hi Rotary friends:
Many of you are not aware of the opportunity and enjoyment provided through Rotary Fellowships and Action Groups (RAGs). Below is a reprint from the recent International Travel and Hosting Fellowship (ITHF) Newsletter. It provides just one example of how you can travel the world at greatly reduced costs through Rotary colleagues. There are a variety of interest groups available based on hobbies or vocations, so you can engage and enjoy your Rotary involvement by searching www.rotary.org for a RAG or Fellowship of interest to you.
District Governor Elect, Mike Dalessi, shared opening remarks at RLYA on June 28th, 2014 and shared a picture of Counsellors Sheila Hart and Mike Cassidy. There were 49 young adult campers participating plus the staff. Despite the thunder and pouring rain on opening day, everyone had a fabulous and fun time. Does anyone else have some pictures?
JANUARY - ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH
.o Share information about the relevance of community service to Rotary's mission.
.o Ask your district governor about presentation opportunities at the
district assembly or district conference. The presentation should focus on
the importance of community service and successful projects in your district.
o Research the RI projects exhibition at the RI Convention and encourage
active clubs to apply for a booth.
o When the district chair for the upcoming year has been appointed, update
him or her on scheduled activities.
FEBRUARY - WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH
o 23 February - Rotary's Anniversary
o Family Week - Second week of February
The goal of Family Week is for Rotary clubs to connect with families in
their communities, particularly those that need extra attention. .
District Conference 5080
May 07, 2015 8:00 AM –
May 09, 2015 4:30 PM
Rotary International Convention 2015
Sao Paulo, BrazilJun 06, 2015 – Jun 09, 2015
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Selkirk CollegeJul 04, 2015 – Jul 11, 2015
OPCOM Committee Meeting - DGE
Jul 24, 2015 – Jul 25, 2015
Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound Orientation
Camp LutherhavenSep 11, 2015 – Sep 13, 2015
Fall District Assembly- Tri-Cities Area
Red Lion Hotel PascoSep 18, 2015
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Fall District Assembly - Coeur d'Alene Area
Best Western HotelSep 19, 2015
Fall District Assembly - Creston Area
Creston & District Community ComplexSep 20, 2015
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
OPCOM Committee Meeting - DGE
SeattleOct 16, 2015 – Oct 17, 2015
GETS & GNATS
Hilton Wailaloa VillageOct 25, 2015 – Oct 28, 2015
2015 Zone Institute
Hilton Wailaloa VillageOct 29, 2015 – Nov 01, 2015
District Finance Committee Meeting
Coeur d'Alene ResortNov 20, 2015
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
District Council Meeting
Nov 21, 2015
District Governor Nominee Interviews
Coeur d'Alene ResortNov 22, 2015
Blue Denim Meeting - DG, DGE, DGN, DGND
Jan 08, 2016 – Jan 10, 2016
Rotary International Assembly
Jan 17, 2016 – Jan 23, 2016
PETS Facilitators Meetings
Jan 29, 2016 – Jan 30, 2016
District Finance Committee Meeting
Coeur d'Alene ResortFeb 12, 2016
District Council Meeting
Coeur d'Alene ResortFeb 13, 2016
District Leadership Seminar
Coeur d'Alene ResortFeb 14, 2016
PETS - Presidents-elect Training
Doubletree Hotel - SeaTacFeb 26, 2016 – Feb 28, 2016
RLI and/or Visioning Meeting
Best Western HotelMar 11, 2016
Best Western HotelMar 12, 2016
District 5080 Conference 2016
Coeur d'Alene ResortMay 05, 2016 – May 08, 2016