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Latest News and Announcements
Your District Governor Nomination Committee held their interviews last Saturday and selected Joe Vasquez of the Bellflower Rotary Club to serve as our 2018-19 District Governor. Various sections on RI and District by-laws allow for a 14-day period to challenge this selection. In the absence of any such challenge, on February 8, 2016 Joe Vasquez will officially become our District Governor Nominee Designate. Congratulations, Joe!
 

 
John Hewko, Rotary International General Secretary, announced this past week 15 security officers and civilians were killed outside a polio immunization center in Pakistan.  Even more tragic, a total of 65 health workers have been killed in the past two years doing the good works of Rotary by providing immunizations in Pakistan (read his statement here).
 
From this terrible tragedy, we are determined to triumph by finishing the job of eliminating polio forever in whatever country it still exists, which is now only Pakistan and Afghanistan.  These workers gave their lives for the cause of eliminating polio.  In tribute to these workers, and to the determination of Rotarians in District 5280, I challenge every Rotarian in our District to make a donation, no matter the amount of the donation, to Polio Plus during this next month. 
 
 
 
 
Don't miss the third District Breakfast of the 2015-16 Rotary year on February 11. Our keynote speaker is Austin Beutner, founder and CEO of Vision To Learn. Vision To Learn provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities across California. This event is sure to sell out, so make your reservations early. Lock in the early bird price by reserving your club's tickets by February 4. Learn more. 
 

 
Rotary and Loyola Marymount University have formed a wonderful partnership. On March 5, 2016 the energy and diversity of the two come together in our annual Pageant of the Arts. It's an opportunity for our clubs to sponsor and bring forth high school youth to demonstrate and perform their individual talent in art, dance, music or speech. Learn more. 
 

 
 
Rotaract clubs across the District are encouraged to compete in the 2016 Ethics Forum. It is an opportunity for our Rotaractors to debate the ethical dimensions of the pertinent issues of our day. Learn More. 
 

 
Giving to The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation provides hope, health, and peace around the world.   So much good begins with these gifts: wells are constructed, children are vaccinated against illness, senior citizens are afforded meals and services, children and adults are educated and given professional opportunities. This work is vital to the children, families, and communities who benefit. Only when people’s basic needs are met, can they pursue the larger elements of human life including conflict resolution, community building, and peace.
 
Paul Harris Fellow
A Paul Harris Fellow is someone who contributes (or in whose name is contributed using Foundation recognition points), a gift of US$1,000 or more cumulatively to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or an approved global grant.  
 
Becoming a Paul Harris Fellow is a tremendous accomplishment and honor as these contributions impact communities around the world. Paul Harris Fellows, in a very tangible way, provide stepping stones to a more harmonious world.
 
 
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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