District Governor’s Message-December
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Sullivans
Yes, I realize many Rotarians celebrate holidays other than Christmas at this time of the year. I could either include multiple holiday greetings or use the more politically favored, Happy Holidays. However, as one of our Club Presidents posted on Facebook recently regarding the various greetings, she will not be offended regardless of the greeting you extend to her. She will be thankful that you took the time to say something nice to her. It is in that context that I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. I hope all of you received a flu shot, will get plenty of rest and will take care of yourself so that you can celebrate the holiday season in your own personal way.
This time of year, many Clubs work with food banks, senior centers and schools to provide holiday meals or food. You might consider asking whether there are items to help improve health that could be included. Simple items such as soap, tooth paste and tissue might help improve a recipients’ health. Take a few minutes now to maximize the impact you can have on the health of recipients during the holiday season. Oh, and as Jean Irwin said at a Foundation Dinner, feel free to include a book to read, or to read to the children. If you know the specific recipients, make it language specific.
Updated electronic versions of RI’s Manual of Procedure, Bylaws and Constitution are now available HERE.
They incorporate the recent changes made by the Council on Legislation. Clubs should adopt the Standard Rotary Club Constitution and revise the updated Club By-Laws to conform to the Club’s practices.
Interest is running high in attending the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, June 10-14, 2017. The convention is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary, make connections around the world, and catch the vision of what Rotary service is all about. New members, long-time members, and guests are all invited to attend! Information and registration links are available at www.riconvention.org.
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The District has received $99,216.00 from The Rotary Foundation for this year’s District Designated Funds. The funds can be used for District Scholarships and District Service Grants (DSG) amongst other things. Approved District Scholarships total $22,500. These funds will be disbursed as soon as all the paperwork is complete. That leaves $76,716 available for DSGs. Qualified Clubs with trained members that have submitted a Member of Understanding may submit an application for a grant via the District website. Grants are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions or to submit signed MOUs Vic Slaughter. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. These funds are based upon District donations to the Annual Fund during the year 2013-2014.
When you sign up for a live webinar it will count as a make up for you club's attendance! On-demand videos of these recent webinars can be accessed HERE.
DISTRICT 5190 ROTARY ACADEMY OVERVIEW
BISHOP 5TH GRADE LITERACY PROGRAM
WHAT IS RLI?
FIRE UP YOUR CLUB'S MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR ROTARY CLUBS
SETTING UP YOUR CLUB'S FACEBOOK PAGE
USING FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE YOUR CLUB PART2
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS
BUDGETING FOR YOUR ROTARY CLUB
SETTING YOUR CLUB'S MEMBERSHIP GOALS
SHARE YOUR CLUB'S SUCCESS
2017-18 Assistant Governor Training
Residence Inn, RenoDec 02, 2016 – Dec 03, 2016
2018-19 DG Interviews
Parasol BuildingDec 10, 2016
District Leadership/Advisory Board Meeting
Jan 07, 2017
Grants Management Training
Renaissance HotelFeb 03, 2017
Renaissance Hotel, RenoFeb 04, 2017
Doubletree Hotel, San JoseMar 03, 2017 – Mar 05, 2017