District 5520
70 Rotary clubs serving New Mexico and Far West Texas!


Upcoming Events


The District 5520 Training Support Team invites
you to join us for our next Webinar:

Maximizing Your Rotary Resources--
The Key to Membership Development

Sat, Aug 1, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM MDT 

Join Rotary Coordinator, Dick Jones, and
District 5520 Membership Chair, Kathie Williams,
for a morning Membership e-Training. 

They will be covering details of the new Zone Membership
Cadre, as well as a multitude of District, Zone and Rotary International membership resources now available. 

To participate go to:





Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran announces this Presidential theme for 2015-2016, Be a Gift to the World, at the opening session of the International Assembly in San Diego, CA USA.


Tom Walker Installed as Rotary District 5520 District Governor

Rotary District 5520's new district governor rises to the challenge with a personal and professional background in service.  After graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971, Tom Walker served in the United States Navy, where he served in four nuclear submarines. That service and other volunteer activities have well-prepared him to lead Rotary District 5520, which is comprised of 70 clubs and about 2, 600 members in New Mexico and West Texas.
“Rotary helps people," said Walker.  "Not only in our own neighborhoods, but in places that are spread out around the world.  I'm excited about working with all of our members to serve our local, national and international communities."
District 5520 is the largest Rotary district in the continental United States.  Walker will be traveling throughout the District to provide support and leadership.  He joined Rotary in 1997 and was the 2007-2008 president of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque and continues the Rotarian tradition of his family. His parents were both Rotarians and Paul Harris Fellows.  His father was the 1994-1995 District 6030 Rotarian of the Year.  Tom was the 2010 District 5520 Rotarian of the Year and received the 2013 District 5520 Service Above Self award.  He was the 2010-2013 Rotary District 5520 Foundation Chair and has served 2 years as the District 5520 Grant and Annual Program Fund Chair.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow, a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, a Paul Harris Society member as well as a Clinton P. Anderson Fellow and Guardian Society member of the Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation.  Tom is an eight year counselor at District 5520 Boys’ Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp, and is a facilitator for District 5520’s Rio Grande Academy for training and leadership.
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org. 

Ramp Project puts Service into Action!

The Rotary Club of El Paso’s "Ramps for Texas Program" recently completed its 45th successful build in the last four years.  With cooperation from the East El Paso Rotary Club, the Northeast Rotary Club of El Paso and the Franklin Mountain Rotary Club, as well as seven teenage “Adventurers” who are affiliated with Boy Scouts, they completed the ramp in one day!
Before the first board is cut, these projects involve evaluation of the site, planning the location of the ramp, obtaining the necessary tools and materials and recruiting volunteers.  The approximate cost of materials for the ramp was $2800, which were purchased from Lowe’s at cost.  The Women's Club of El Paso served hamburgers and hot dogs on site for lunch.
“We leave behind a clean site, an owner demonstrated ramp, tired souls with renewed hearts and a small plaque mounted on the ramp in remembrance of our efforts,” said Rotarian David Kessinger.
It’s not just the ramp owner that benefits.  Kessinger says the volunteers gain self-confidence, gratification and achievement, while community benefit, Rotary exposure and a vocational experience for our youth (not to mention being social and having a great time) are also achieved.
Thanks to all who participated and showed true Service Above Self!         



  Log In Instructions ~ District 5520 Rotarians

As a District 5520 Rotarian, creating a log-in is fairly simple! Follow these steps:
1. Click on the log in button on the right side of the dark blue menu bar on the home page.
2. You will be prompted with a log in window.
3. Enter your email address of record (your email should have been entered and kept current by your club secretary).
4. For your first time logging in, click on “I forgot my password”.
5. You will receive your user Id and password by email to your address of record.
6. Once you have gained access to the website, click on “My Profile”, on the top menu bar and then click on “Change my password”. Now go back to “My Profile” and edit and save your contact data.
7. If you have any problems, please contact Kathy Fuller at 575-430-0432.



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  District Vision  

Provide support and resources for every member to understand, achieve, sustain, and share “Service Above Self”.




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Professional Growth Opportunities Available Now

Training Schedule to Prepare You in Rotary and Business

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Rotary International has released their free mobile app for your convenience.  Click below for a full list of features and direct links to download directly from the Apple app store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World.  It’s called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International.
The Rotary Club Locator app helps you find a Rotary club meeting when you’re on the go.
* The “Near Me” search locates clubs within a physical radius of 100 miles. (Note: Actual driving distances may be further.)
* A keyword search for clubs. This search looks for the keyword in either the club name or meeting location address. This is useful for finding clubs that are outside of the 100-mile radius from your current location.
* A map showing a club’s location and driving directions
* The ability to save search results to a list of favorite clubs
* The ability to add a club to your phone’s contact list
* The club’s website and primary phone number, if available
* A search function to find clubs by district
You can download the App depending your device by following the following links: