Rotary District 5080
Washington, Idaho, British Columbia

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Club Foundation Chair Hank Martin and District Governor Norm McCarvell awarded 2 Major Donor Awards, 5 Paul Harris Fellows and 8 Plus 1, 1 Plus 2, 2 Plus 4 and 1 Plus 8 Paul Harris Fellows.

One of the traditional items at almost every District Conference is the exchange of pins, signifying the transition taking place in the district leadership line. It is quite probably the last time the entire team is together before the official changing of the guard takes place on July 1. This year, in Nelson, Past District Governor Bob Gallagher (from D-6400), in his role as President's Representative, performed the ceremony. To outgoing DG Norm, we give our thanks for a good year. To incoming DG Mike, we give our best wishes for a successful year going forward. To soon-to-be DGE Kees van der Pol and soon-to-be DGN Jerri Anderson, we give our very best wishes as they prepare for their years ahead.To the entire team - thanks for giving your time, talents and energies for the benefit of District 5080 and its members and clubs. It is appreciated


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.

Job Description – Zone Communications Officer
Position Summary

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:
 Support and strengthen clubs;
 Focus and increase humanitarian service;
 Enhance public image and awareness.

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The Rotary clubs of san Miguel de Heredia, Tegucigalpa, Villa Real, and Real de Minas, together with Canadian Rotarians from District 5080 and 5020 have shown once again their spirit of service towards those most in need through their granting of scholarships to children and young people of very limited means so that they can make themselves into respected professionals in Honduras.
The provision of scholarships is carried out through “Alternativas and Oportunidades” (AyO), a Honduran Organization which deals directly with the children and youth of the street markets in Tegucigalpa, Comayaguela, and communities adjacent to the municipal dump and crematorium.  The goal of AyO is to help the children attend and succeed in school, as well as to train their mothers (who do everything from selling fruit to baking, hairdressing, sewing, and making snacks) in business activities.  This includes developing a business plan, time management, the need to save money, and how to qualify and apply for micro credit.
Marvel Fast Hathaway was born January 24, 1915 on a farm owned by her grandparents, Nickolas and Catharina Fast, in Bridgewater Township, Ohio to her father, Glen Henry Fast, and his wife, Bertha.
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.'

Need a gift idea for the Rotarian or relative that already has “TOO MUCH STUFF”.
You can give them the satisfaction of donating $120 to enable a primary school student, or $225 to enable a secondary school student, to attend the public school system in Honduras. You will receive a letter to put under the tree, and they will receive a certificate with a picture of the child/youth that you sponsor on their behalf, after the Rotarians take their picture in January 2015.
It’s easy too.
Go to this new brand website for the HELP Honduras Program that is funded by over 25 Rotary Clubs in 5 districts.

Please refer to the Event Section on the Right side of this Home Page.

Most of us remember the months of the year, as they normally show on a calendar, but how many have wondered what the month was in the Rotary Year ?
Now you can answer with assurance.

.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.

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. .


2016 District 5080 Conference - Coeur d,Alene 

The 2015 District Conference in Nelson
is now a fond memory.
District Governor Norm and his team want to thank you
for making this event such a success.
Plans are already underway for next year
in Coeur d' Alene, ID
Mark your Calendar for
May 6 - 8, 2016

District 5080 Refund Policy

May 2015

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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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