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   Kees van der Pol 
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1. Fall Assembly Rotary Friendly Hotel Rates are available until August 15. Anyone needing to book should call the hotel directly and ask for the Rotary Friendly rate.

2. The entire Fall Assembly brochure is on the left side of the Main Page.

3. The Fall Assembly Registration links are on the right side under Upcoming Events and that there is a separate registration for each site. Register by September 1.


District Governor’s Monthly Message
(August 2016)
Having visited 12 clubs in our District in the month of July, it is apparent that membership loss, stagnation, and lack of growth is on the minds of all.
Over the past five years the statistics are startling:
July 1, 2011                         2719 Members
July 1, 2012                         2716 Members (-03)
July 1, 2013                         2666 Members (-50)
July 1, 2014                         2617 Members (-49)
July 1, 2015                         2546 Members (-71)
July 1, 2016                         2451 Members (-95)
This represents a total loss of 268 members over five years.  Over that same time period we lost four clubs:  Spokane Hillyard, Cheney, Spokane West, and Beaver Valley.
The good news is that Rotarians are concerned and are willing to try different strategies to attract potential members and, more importantly, to engage current members in meaningful and fun meetings, fundraisers, and service projects.
Not only that, Rotary International, through its Council on Legislation, has recognized and permitted the relaxation of strict and often outdated rules on meeting times and locations, on classification criteria, and on attendance.
It is now up to us, ALL of us, and not just the district and club membership chairs or their committees to make people see that Rotary is THE service club of choice.
How do we do that?
According to Cliff Dochterman, Past Rotary International President:  make sure club meetings, service activities, and social events are interesting, fun, and worthwhile; initiate more hands-on projects so club members will feel that they’re making a difference; eliminate 100% attendance requirements; and be alert to the symptoms that lead to resignation.
Gary Huang, Past Rotary International President, suggested that our world-wide membership could almost double, if we simply asked our partners to join.
Only about 5% of Rotaractors eventually become Rotarians.  We need to reach out to them, to former RYLA students and their parents, to former Interact students and their parents, and to former Youth Exchange students and their parents.
Ask people to come and listen to a program at a club meeting and not ask them to join Rotary at the same time.  We need to court them, according to Kristi Govertson, and not “propose on the first date”.
Currently only about 10% of Rotarians worldwide bring guests to their meetings.  I encourage you to encourage all your club members to bring in guests to your meetings, to fundraisers, to special and social events, and to service projects.  Show them the wonderful world of Rotary.
The solution to membership growth lies with us.
Kimberley Rotary Club President, Sandra Roberts, was privileged to present member Scott Owen with an award for 35 Years of Perfect Attendance.  That means that Scott has attended a Rotary meeting somewhere in the world every week for 35 years, folks.  Congratulations, Scott.

The Kettle Falls Rotary Club received the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award this year. Governor Mike Dalessi was honored to make the presentation to the club at their June 16, 2016 meeting.   Kudos from all of us in the district for your Achievement during this Rotary Year.  Keep up the good work. 

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.
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.

The District Leadership Team for 2016-17 attended the D-5080 Team Training Seminar in Coeur d’Alene on February 14, 2016

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Nakusp, BC

May 12-14
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August 2016
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