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

Home Page News

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.
 
 
 
District Welcome

Welcome to the District 5080 Website!

District Governor: Mike Dalessi
 
District Governor's Club Home Page
 
 
Home Page Stories

YOUTH SERVICE MONTH

Rotary International's structured programs for Youth Service are: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Youth Exchange. The month of May is designated as “Youth Service Month” to focus on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.

In our district, we have a very vibrant Interact program, particularly in thanks to PDG Bob Carroll. He has a passion for youth and has showed that numerous times. You may not know but his son-in-law has begun a Scouting Interact program. All the groups are busy with service projects and fellowship with one another.  Be sure and encourage them when you see them.

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD is a coordinated annual event which gathers young people around the world in conducting community serviceservice learning, and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, their countries, and the world. Activities are organized in more than 100 countries each April to help mark the celebrations, and engage millions, making it the largest annual celebration of young volunteers.

Speaking about Global Youth Service Day, Jane Goodall commented, "I have often said that every individual counts, every individual has a role to play, and every individual makes a difference. Global Youth Service Day proves it." Kofi Annan said that, "Volunteers are some of our most valued partners, and Global Youth Service Day celebrates the efforts of the youngest of them."

 
 
 
The District 5080 Nominating Committee is happy to announce that Bev Reed, a member of Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club, has been selected to fill the position of District Governor in 2018-19.  Bev and her husband Bill will be joining the string of Governor's from 5080 and the neighbouring districts as they gather the information they will require to fully represent all the members of this district.
 
We thank Bev and Bill for being prepared to share the next five years of their lives while on their Rotary Journey.
 
Congratulations!!
 

 
The District Leadership Team for 2016-17 attended the D-5080 Team Training Seminar in Coeur d’Alene on February 14, 2016
 
 
 
Greetings Everyone:
This is a photo, taken by Kevin Underwood, one of the sponsors missing from this group photo.
 
Rotary Club of Nelson has 43 Rotarians, and 12 Non-Rotarians sponsoring 80 Market Children.  Chris Chart, Chair of our Market Child Committee,  and I hope to pick up a few more sponsors this year.
 
If any of you HELP Honduras members change your address, email address, or  phone number, please let me know.
 
L Elaine Beaulac
250-229-4702
beaulacsofsb@shaw. ca 
Sunshine Bay,
640 Ferguson Road,
Nelson, B.C. V1L 6R3
 

 
In October, Greg and Kristie Ehman had the opportunity to take part in Rotary’s Zone 25 & 26 Emerging Leaders Conference.   This amazing event connects Rotarians and their spouses from all different districts in the two Zones and provides an opportunity to build friendships and explore the chance to understand how attendees can take on a greater role in Rotary – at the Club, District or other levels of the organization.
Like any Rotary event, it was packed with amazing speakers and the chance to make great memories.  For Kristie and Greg – two speakers had messages that were significantly impactful – the power of social connectivity and keeping Rotary relevant
 
The Power of Social Networking
Most people know that a specific area of the brain lights up when the body feels pain, but did you know that same area of the brain is triggered when people experience a negative social connection?  In this amazing study, the author showed how simple images of one person being excluded from a social group caused the same area of the brain to experience pain.  Yes, our brains respond to emotional pain with the same response as physical pain!  That’s why break-ups actually hurt – and the term – heart-broken has a very real physical response.
 
 
The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park recently held their annual Hands Across the Border Ceremony.  The Ceremony included the Presentation of the Honour Guard, National Anthems of the United States and Canada, Dedication of Flag Poles to the Waterton Community Association, Greetings from District 5370, 5360, 5390 and 5080 and the Ceremonial Hands Across the Border Pledge (pictured).  For more information about the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park go to - http://www.watertonglacierpeacepark.org/
 
 

 
 
[back row]  Randy Jansons, John Tames, Carl Holder, Mitch Roach, Troy Woody, Warren Tate, Harry Garrison, Jim Feeney, Mike Rader, Darryl Francis, DGE Kees van der Pol
[front row]  Janelle Harvey (Faculty), DG Mike Dalessi, Debi Dockins, Bob Quay, Karyl Whiteley, Kyle Edberg,  Jeanne McPherson (Faculty)
 
 
 
[back row] Randy Jansons, John Tames, Carl Holder, Mitch Roach, Troy Woody, Warren Tate, Harry Garrison, Jim Feeney, Mike Rader, Darryl Francis, DGE Kees van der Pol
[front row] Janelle Harvey (Faculty), DG Mike Dalessi, Debi Dockins, Bob Quay, Karyl Whiteley, Kyle Edberg,  Jeanne McPherson (Faculty)
 
 
Rotarians from Sweden’s District 2380 and Nelson Rotary Friendship Exchange Hosts, Bob & June Nuyens, Ean & Jane Gower, AD Ed Edmondson, Dave and Wendy Simpson, Harold and Willa Horsfall. This is the reciprocal portion of an RFE that gave D5080 Rotarians an amazing Swedish experience in the spring of 2015. District 2380 is in the middle of south Sweden. 
 

 
 
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.
 
 

JULY - 

AUGUST - MEMBERSHIP & EXTENSION MONTH

SEPTEMBER - NEW GENERATION MONTH

OCTOBER - VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

NOVEMBER - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

DECEMBER - FAMILY MONTH

JANUARY - ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH

FEBRUARY - WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

MARCH - LITERACY MONTH (Changed from July)

APRIL - MAGAZINE MONTH

MAY-

JUNE - ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH

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2016 District 5080 Conference - Coeur d,Alene 
2016 District 5080 Conference
Get ready for Fun - Fellowship - Golf
Enjoy the Inspirational Speakers
Special guest, Rick King, 
Enjoy Idaho's Beautiful
Coeur d'Alene Resort
May 6 - 8, 2016
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