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                                 Jerri Anderson

                  District Governor 2017-18


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Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori dies

Sam F. Owori, Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly Thursday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery.  

Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years.

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori died Thursday.


“Rotary has become a way of life for me – with the intrinsic value and core belief in mutual responsibility and concern for one another as a cornerstone,” Sam said when he was nominated last year. “I feel immense satisfaction knowing that through Rotary, I’ve helped someone live better.”

Sam's term as Rotary’s 108th president would have begun on 1 July 2018.“

Chair:  Janelle Harvey janellehar@msn.com
What is Club Visioning?
Club Visioning is a four hour session held in an evening or Saturday morning to help a Club set goals that will define who they are in three years.
Who Should Participate?
The facilitation session is intended for all interested Rotarians in your Club—from your newest members to your most tenured, from the quietest members to the most outspoken.
Where is the Session Held?
The Club is responsible for identifying the location for the Visioning session. 
What time will the Session Start? Week nights, Mon thru Thurs, start at 5 or 5:30PM or a Sat morning.
How to get a Vision event in your Club
Clubs desiring a Visioning event designate a “Club Vision Coordinator/Chair” to work with the District Vision Chair, Sandy Mortensen.
What are the Outcomes of the Session?
There will be a consensus of what the Club goals are in all avenues of Service three years from now.
Janelle Harvey, District Visioning Chair  janellehar@msn.com    509-531-9418
An application form to be part of a Rotary Friendship Exchange to D4140 in Mexico Located in the Home Page Downlaod Files. The outbound portion of this exchange will take place March 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed) . Also find Faq sheet about trip.
The Inbound team will be in our district September 15-24, 2017
Below is some basic information about the area:
June 21, 2017 (First day of Summer)
To All District 5080 Rotarians
With nine days to go as Governor, I wish to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year.
We visited all 57 Rotary Clubs, all three Rotaract Clubs, and four charter events.  We travelled to District assemblies, council meetings, club special anniversary events, conferences, RYLA, Youth Exchange Camp Lutherhaven meetings, multi-club installation meetings, and special foundation awards presentations.  We attended Celebrations of Life and attended a visit by our International Director, Brad Howard.  I suspect we put on over 30,000 km (20,000 miles).  Good thing that both Mayumi and I love driving!

Subject: Registration Discount for Toronto Convention

Since the deadline for EARLY REGISTRATION has passed, here is the relevant information for registering for the Toronto Convention now.


Go to: http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/registration-fees for more information about fees which are:

June 15-December 15 – US $335; Dec. 16-March 31 – US$410; April 1 – June 27 – US$495.

This will be the closest convention to home for some years as the schedule is as follows:


Sheila Hart of the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak was recently installed as the 13th President of the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship of Rotary at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. She will serve a two year term.  The 1000+ member Fellowship of Rotarians,  from 52 countries around the world, love to travel, host each other in their homes, travel together and  involve themselves in service projects and thus enhance their experience in Rotary. Rotary is an international service organization of 1.2 million members world wide.
Mayumi's Prize Winning Apple Pie !! Inline image 1
2 cups     flour
3/4 tsp     salt
1 cup       shortening
2 Tbsp     cold water
1              egg
1 Tbsp     vinegar      
5             Granny Smith apples, cut into pieces
1/2 Cup   Sugar
1/2 tsp     Cinnamon
2 tsp        Tapioca
April 12th, 2017
Greetings fellow train enthusiasts:
We would like to introduce you to our NEW Excursion Train Ride in beautiful Washington State. As you may know the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club has run an Excursion ride for the past 35 years in northern Pend Oreille County. Due to safety/inspection issues on the northern tracks sadly 2016 was the end of their rides.That is where we step in. The Newport WA Priest River ID Rotary Club will be moving the Excursion Train Rides to the southern end of Pend Oreille County.
Hundreds of Rotarians vacation worldwide at IGFR (International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary) locations.
The 54th annual IGFR will be held this August 6-12 in Victoria , BC , Canada. Proceeds go to Rotary charities.
Please pass this information on to your Rotary Club Presidents asking them to inform golfers in their clubs.
More information on how to register: http://www.igfr.ca  
Thank you
Dr. Gerry Kelly
Chair: IGFR2017 in Victoria. Canada


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Rotary Convention
Atlanta USA Convention
Click on link to Register
June 10 to 14, 2017
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A new donation system is now available to all Rotarians! It's called TRF Direct. There are brand new forms available, ready for you to download from this website. One is for Canadian donors and one for U.S. Donors.
District 5080 Refund Policy
July 2017
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