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                                 Jerri Anderson

                  District Governor 2017-18

                             

 
     
     
 
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We’ve had TWO connections to Shelterbox in our District. Earlier you will recall seeing the scrolling photo of Ned Morris and then later the feature article in the Rotarian with Ned being one of the individuals being assessed.  We’ve actually had TWO connections to Shelterbox in our District and here’s an interview conducted by Fernie Rotarian Ang Qualizza, with the that other connection:
 
[Andre Bloemink, DG Jerri, Ned Morris]

Rotary and ShelterBox, the Perfect Pairing

By: Ange Qualizza

Fernie is lucky to have a ShelterBox ambassador living amongst us, and ever more fortunate because it is Andre Bloemink. Andre is no stranger to mucking into community volunteerism and has been in the Elk Valley for 23 years helping to make our community strong. Andre joined ShelterBox as a volunteer in 2010, and when an opportunity arose to join the management team at ShelterBox Canada Andre shifted his focus.

TRANSITION: A Message to District 5080 from District Governor Jerri Anderson

 

 

Can you juggle? 

The Rotary Year (July 1 - June 30) does not align with the calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  As Rotarians we have the opportunity to embrace the new Rotary year well before July 1.  Each year our Governor Elect returns from the International Assembly in January with a new RI Annual Theme, and exciting opportunities for Rotarians to strengthen their Clubs.  Our District 5080 Strategic Plan embraces succession, continuity and new initiatives to support our members.   Rotarians can multi-task.

 

 

But, can YOU juggle?

It takes a team.  The Club President has worked 8 months with the Club, and the current Rotary Year is well underway!  The Club has determined how they are going to participate in initiatives that strengthen membership.  Members have volunteered to provide succession for the new Rotary year.  Club Presidents Elect attended PNWPETS in February to bring the most current and accurate Rotary updates to their Clubs.  This is the time to complete 2017-2018 Initiatives and provide continuity, as we embrace new ideas to strengthen clubs and empower members in 2018-2019.  Our District 5080 offers two (2) powerful events to support transition:

 
 
The 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available. Advance peace around the world by publicizing this incredible opportunity!
Here are some helpful resources for recruiting candidates and promoting the program:
 
Share our application video explaining the steps for completing the application.
Follow us on the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page, and share fellowship updates.
​​​​Download the Rotary Peace Centers Program Guide for Rotarians for eligibility requirements and information on finding qualified candidates. Also read the district endorsement instructions.
Circulate the fellowship announcement to contacts in your network.
Check out the application page for an overview of the process and links to useful documents such as the application guidelines and tips for improving your application.
Applicants must apply to their districts by 31 May. Districts need to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 
 
 
 
RYLA 2018!  Exciting Announcement
 
Our District's RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award program) has a new time & location this year:  Saturday, July 7-14, 2018 at Chewelah Peak Learning Center in Chewelah, Washington.  The RYLA District Committee is excited to be able to offer the program outside of the July 1 and 4 holidays, and to be at a location with more adventure space at a lower cost = Win/Win!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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