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Our 2013-14 District Governor
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John & Susan Stewart

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 District Governor's Club Website    Rotary Club of Billings
 
Rotary International Club and District Representatives for District 5390 clubs:
Julie Aubry
Coordinator
5390
P: 847-866-3429
James Damato
Supervisor
5390
P: 847-866-3405 
F: 847-556-2197
 

District Notes

DISTRICT GRANT PROPOSALS FOR 2014-15 WERE DUE ON MARCH 31, 2014.
Look below in District Resources and click on District Grant Information
 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE  Registration is now open.  Look in Upcoming Events for a registration link.
 
RYLA - Camper reservations are still available.  Students must be selected by early May.
 

Upcoming Events

 
 
  Click here for the link to the District 5390:   Facebook
 

 
 
Montana Rotary Exchanges bridge the world through their youth exchange program as students travel to foreign lands to be Ambassadors of peace for Rotary.     Click on the MORE below the video for additional information on our District YE program.
 
 
counter customizable free hit  District Governor-Elect ROY BEEKMAN from Kalispell.

Roy will be conducting his training for incoming club presidents at High Country PETS on February 28 through March 2nd in Denver.  Visit the PETS web site for information and check the District Events section on this web site for additional information.
 

 
 
Literacy continues to be a focus for Rotary clubs around the world. Learn more about out Dictionary Project by opening this article.
 
 
 
Remember, the old District Simplified Grant program has ended . . .
 
 
 
 

News from Rotary International

Paralympian Dennis Ogbe defying paralysis
Dennis Ogbe grips the discus in his right hand. He swings his arm and twists at the waist as far to the right as he can. With one move he snaps back, letting the saucer fly. Upper-body strength is important for any discus thrower, but for Ogbe, a Paralympian, it’s everything. At age three, Ogbe contracted malaria, and while receiving treatment at a clinic near his home in rural Nigeria, he became infected with the poliovirus. Paralyzed from the waist down, he was sent home in the arms of his mother. He credits his physical rehabilitation to a harsh form of therapy – the taunts of the other...
Moving doctor’s office rescues women from breast cancer
In Tamil Nadu, India, two doctors, both members of the Rotary Club of Srirangam, discovered an alarming trend in the remote city outskirts of Trichy, women dying of breast cancer. Drs. K. Govindaraj and K.N. Srinivasan knew that much of the death and suffering could be avoided, and both were motivated by their personal experiences with the disease. Govindaraj watched his mother die of breast cancer a decade earlier, and helped found the Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory.  Srinivasan, an oncologist, witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of younger patients coming to...
Writer and war widow Artis Henderson finds peace through Rotary
In the first month of my stay in Dakar, Senegal, as a Rotary Scholar, a friend gave me a piece of helpful advice. “Buy a wedding ring,” she said. I had already learned that as a young American woman in a Muslim country, I attracted a certain kind of attention. But a ring? My friend nodded. “That way everyone will leave you alone.” With my thumb I felt for the empty space on my left ring finger -- a place that, even now, I sometimes touch and worry where my ring has gone. I removed my wedding band on the one-year anniversary of my marriage, eight months after my husband, Miles, was killed in...
 
 
 
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