Rotary District 5080
Washington, Idaho, British Columbia
Rotary Convention
Seoul Korea Convention
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May 28 - June 1, 2016

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A new donation system is now available to all Rotarians! It's called TRF Direct. There are brand new forms available, ready for you to download from this website. One is for Canadian donors and one for U.S. Donors.
his letter was written to inform you of an important change affecting all contributions from Canadian Rotarians and clubs.
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District Governor: Mike Dalessi
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Rotary’s theme for June is Fellowship … the one thing we Rotarians love to do. I know many of you will be having parties this month, celebrating your year and inducting the new board members. This is a great opportunity to invite prospective members to join you as well as family members, just to see how fun we are and enjoy the fellowship.

We saw several of you while in Korea. Be sure and ask your members to share their experiences with the club, as I’m sure they are quite remarkable. There is nothing quite as stimulating as meeting with people of different cultures and hearing their world views. Speaking of that, the window of opportunity has just opened for a Friendship Exchange with the Rotarians of Wales next year. Why not take advantage of this great opportunity?

It has been a great pleasure to serve the District this year as your Governor. We have made some very good acquaintances during our travel. Thank you all for your marvelous hospitality you showed to us both.  You all are a gift to the world!

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Assembly
September 16th – 18th, 2016
Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT. USA
Rotarians from Districts 5360, 5390, 5370 and 5080 are invited to participate in the annual Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Assembly at Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier, Montana.  The annual assembly will follow a major conference on important world transboundary conservation and peace initiatives and also celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Services in the United States.
Registration and program information is available on the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Website at .  Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel by phoning 1-406- 892-2525 The block of rooms assigned for the conference will be held until July 1st.  Ask for Group Booking Code E16.
Golfers – who wish to participate in the Can/Am WGIPPA golf tournament may register at   There is no payment required at this time, as payment will be collected at the course. 
Golfing starts on Friday, September 16th at 9:00 am -  5 tee times are reserved but more may be available depending on demand. Since the course is 9 holes, the options will  be as follows: You can play just 9 or play 18 and whichever 9 hole side is the best score will determine the winners.
 There is a special rate for players staying in the lodge of:  2 players with cart for 9 holes = $85 and 2 players with cart for 18 holes = $130.  All players will receive a special tee prizes to remember the tourney, IE:  balls, tees, cozies, etc.
Play the course Bobby Jones played in the 1930's.  Remember - "When this course was built, carts were things pulled by horses!"
#5080 South-Eastern British Columbia, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
#5360 Southern Alberta and South-Western Saskatchewan
 #5370 Northern Alberta, North-Eastern British Columbia, Northwest Territories and North-Western Saskatchewan
 #5390 Montana

A very rare ceremony took place Thursday morning, May 19th at the 7:00am meeting of the Columbia Valley Daybreak Rotary Club.  Past District Governor Bob Carroll assisted by Assistant Governors Daryl Francis and Don Roberts presented 13 members with Paul Harris recognitions.  This club has now achieved it's goal of 100% Paul Harris Fellow status for it's entire club.  Great support for the Rotary Foundations Annual Fund.

Congratulations to the 33 Rotarians who completed the Rotary Leadership Institute program this year.
Some have waited in the wings since the very first class was held (Oct. 2009) and this year, one completed the entire program in under 3 months !!!!!!!!!! On behalf of the District Leadership, we thank you for taking the time to become more aware of what Rotary does and helping make your club stronger. On behalf of the District 5080 R.L.I. Faculty, we offer our thanks to all the previous grads and clubs who have been supportive of the program. Without your example and encouragement, the program would be less successful. We look forward to next season when we'll be 'back in business'.

The latest Graduating session - Part 3, of the Rotary leadership Institute program wrapped up in Moscow, ID on April 30. With 12 clubs represented, it was one of the most wide-reaching of our 7-year history. Congratulations to all.
The District Leadership Team for 2016-17 attended the D-5080 Team Training Seminar in Coeur d’Alene on February 14, 2016
2016 District 5080 Conference - Coeur d,Alene 
2016 District 5080 Conference
was enjoyed by all attendees.
Watch this space for new information
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in Nakusp on
May 12 -14, 2017 
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