District Governor
John Sullivan
 
2016-2017
Governor's Message 
 
 
District Governor’s Message-October
October is Economic and Community Development Month

This topic is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  “Unemployment, underemployment, lack of economic opportunity, lack of appropriate training, and the absence of (sufficient) social safety nets lies at the cover of poverty.” Economic and Community Development Project Strategies, Rotary Take Action Guide.  See the guide HERE.

“Rotary Clubs all over the world work with communities to enhance economic and community development.  Every community has different needs and different opportunities to serve.”  The publication is intended to help you do the following:

  • Ask the right questions, 

  • identify real needs, 

  • and make the greatest possible impact with the time, energy, and resources you have at your disposal. 

It is well worth reviewing.  While some of the material is obviously global in nature, there is a significant amount of ideas you can use locally. 

As Sandy and I visit Clubs, both large and small, we note vacant and boarded up buildings.  In addition, many Clubs have commented that their size has dwindled as the community has lost businesses.  Working to improve local employment opportunities can have a favorable impact on both our communities and our Clubs. 
 
Stories
You are invited to attend “A Conversation About Rotary,” with RI Director Brad Howard. 
It will be an interactive webinar. To accommodate your busy schedule, “A Conversation About Rotary” will be presented twice - on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 4 pm., or Friday, October 7 at 8:00 a.m.
 
In addition to discussing current issues and initiatives facing Rotary, RID Brad will field your questions and comments during the webinar. This is intended to be an interactive meeting with your Director. All District Members are invited to join the conversation!

 
Please register for A Conversation About Rotary with RI Director Brad Howard
 
 Oct 5, 2016 4:00 PM PDT at:
 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5965653601152669185
 
OR

Oct 7, 2016 8:00 AM PDT at:
 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/586905390237655553
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 
 
 

 
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.

 
 
 

 
Do you remember the young person whose life you changed when your club sponsored them on aYouth Exchange or RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) course?Perhaps you were once a Rotaractor, an exchange student or a Rotary volunteer? All of these people are Rotary Alumni and part of our Rotary Family, more importantly they are partof our District 5190 Rotary family.
During Rotary Reconnect Week : October 9-15, clubs are encouraged to reach out to Rotary Alumni in their various communities and provide opportunities for them to renew their connection to Rotary.
 
For More Information Visit the Rotary Alumni Page HERE

 

 
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.
 
For More Information Click HERE

 

 
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 nvdesertrats@charter.net.  These funds are based upon District donations to the Annual Fund during the year 2013-2014. 

 

 
 
 
Check out the District calendar of events HERE.
 
No Future Events HaveBeen Submitted
 
See detailed information on these events on the posters below:
 
 
 
    

 
 

 
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
 RYE BOOTCAMP
 USING FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE YOUR CLUB PART2
 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS
 LITERACY
 BUDGETING FOR YOUR ROTARY CLUB
SETTING YOUR CLUB'S MEMBERSHIP GOALS
SHARE YOUR CLUB'S SUCCESS

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Past District Governors
Click HERE to see an album of District 5190 PDGs 
 
 Submit new or updated
 content to our
 Webmaster
 
  webmaster@
  RotaryDistrict5190.org