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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of LA5 Past President and Past District Governor, Bill Plunkett. He passed away in his sleep on August 9th after a short illness.   A family service was held. His wife, Harriet, said “Bill lived a wonderful 87 years and is at peace with our Lord now.”
 
 

During the last Rotary year, our District 5280 made Rotary history by being the first Rotary District in the world to have 100% of their members donate to Polio Plus! We are so very close to wiping out polio from our world.  There have only been a total of 19 cases this year of polio in our world, which were reported in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

It would be easy to say the numbers are few, and funds are no longer needed.  This is not true!  Immunizations still need to take place in these countries to make sure the remaining children receive immunizations and the newborns and very young continue to be immunized.  Monitoring for the next three years is also very important. Rotary International is asking every Rotarian throughout the world to contribute $26.50 this year for Polio Plus, as this is the Centennial Year of our Foundation, and this was the amount of the first contribution to the Foundation in 1917.

 
 
 
 
Are you looking for a good speaker for your Rotary club meeting? Look no further! District 5280 has a brand new Speakers Directory. Check out the Speakers Directory for speakers (Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike) on a variety of topics. The site will continue to be populated throughout the year. Learn More. 
 

 
One of the best things about attending a Rotary International convention is the opportunity to meet Rotarians from around the world.  At Rotary’s most recent convention in Seoul, I struck up a conversation with a Rotarian from the eastern U.S.  We have so much to be proud of that I suggested that Rotary should spend more money on public awareness.
 
 
 
Registration is now temporarily suspended for the 2017 Humanitarian Trip. More details will be released in the near future. 
 
 

 
Rotary's new member benefits program gives Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind. Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. More products and services from companies around the world will be added throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards. Learn more. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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