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Posted by Joni Pflumm on Apr 27, 2015
HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL’S EFFORTS IN NEPAL
 
The death toll in Nepal has surpassed 4,000.  Thousands more are injured and unaccounted for.  The 7.8 magnitude quake was powerful enough to rock the Himalayas, causing avalanches on Mt. Everest, killing climbers.  In the capital city of Kathmandu, homes and historic cultural structures have collapsed, burying people.  There have been multiple powerful aftershocks.  The devastation in surrounding villages is even more dire.
 
I saw firsthand the destruction in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  I tasted the dust, heard the cries and smelled the stench.  It was terrible and wrenching and was one of the most impactful things I have ever done.  The world's response helped keep the situation in Haiti from becoming even worse than it was.  Now, the people of Nepal face a terrible situation that can only be addressed with outside help.  
 
Heart to Heart International is mounting a response.  Heart to Heart, started by the Rotarian Gary Morsch at an Olathe Rotary Club meeting, has an advance team en route to Kathmandu.  Heart to Heart responding as with previous disasters in Haiti, Joplin, the Philippines and others has a medical team which will follow shortly.   They are coordinating with partners on the ground to provide large shipments of needed medical aid and supplies for the responders and survivors.  With the people of Nepal, Heart to Heart will embody the Rotary motto that was it's birthright, Service Above Self.
 
You can support Heart to Heart’s efforts to aid the Nepalese people by donating at http://www.hearttoheart.org.
 
Dr. Rick Randolph, Shawnee Rotary Club
From the District's Disaster Relief Committee Joni Pflumm 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
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SHARING THE GIFT OF ROTARY - by PDG Deb Linda Ireland 0
YOUTH EXCHANGE ICE SKATING-CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE Linda Ireland 0
OUTBOUND YOUTH EXCHANGE INTERVIEWS Linda Ireland 0
DISTRICT GOLF TOURNAMENT Linda Ireland 0
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ImageBetween now and May 8, 2015, everyone (need not be a Rotarian) is encouraged to participate with Special Memory balloons and be part of our spectacular Celebration of Life – as a unique show of love for those with us now, as well as for those we want to remember during this very special ceremony.

Our Celebration of Life Balloon Release will take place Friday evening, May 8th, 2015 at District Governor Deb’s opening reception of the 2015 District 5710 Annual Conference in Manhattan. This release of color will take place from the rooftop of the Flint Hills Discovery Center. A Kansas sky full of color – hearts full of love!   Balloons for this release are bio-degradable and environmentally friendly

The proceeds of each of your donations of $20.18  (2018 – highlighting the year 2018 – our Rotary International goal to eradicate polio from the face of the earth!) per memory balloon from this beautiful Rotary District 5710 remembrance event will be used to help those in need through our End Polio Now efforts.  The dollars raised from this project will also be matched 2 to 1 with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation dollars!  A great way to triple our impact!!  Thank you for taking part in this very special project!  Light Up Rotary!

TO ORDER YOUR CELEBRATION BALLOONS CLICK HERE!

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The District Grant Application and Policy is available for download in the LEFT column under District Committees/Foundation/Grant.  When you click on GRANT, you will open a new screen.  In the left DOWNLOAD column, you can select the file in either PDF or WORD format.

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FOUNDATION, LEADERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP (FML) SEMINAR Linda Ireland 0
ROTARY DAY - BALLGAME OUTING - STRIKE OUT POLIO! Linda Ireland 0
KSU ROTARACT TRIP TO GUATEMALA Linda Ireland 0
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Registration is now open for PETS 2014.  CLICK HERE for the PETS Agenda.  For more details and to register, go to Heartland PETS under District Events in the right column.

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Vote DAILY to help United Airlines spread 10 million award miles to participating nonprofit partners.  Rotary International will receive at least 25,000 miles, which can be used toward travel, transport and other needs.  And the more votes Rotary gets each day, the more miles they will receive at the end of the campaign.  

Go to:  http://www.10millioncharitymiles.com/ - YOU CAN VOTE ONCE EVERY DAY FROM NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 31!  Scroll down to Rotary International, hover over this with your mouse and select VOTE!  Just that easy.  Rotary is currently in 2nd, a few hundred votes behind the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Share this link with your friends and family on facebook and twitter.  

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ImageIt's again time to find outstanding Rotary Scholars for our district.  The deadline for online submission of applicants at the District Level is JANUARY 31, 2014.  CLICK HERE to go to the Grant site page for more information and to download the application.

ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP Linda Ireland 0
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CLICK HERE for more information and to register for Accelerate Rotary and the Pre-Accelerate Rotary Social.  To download a copy of the agenda, click on Accelerate Rotary under District Events in the right column.

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN SYDNEY Linda Ireland 0
MILLION DOLLAR DINNER Linda Ireland 0
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Kansans have a proud tradition of giving and supporting those in need by their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  District 5710 announces a new recognition level of giving to The Rotary Foundation.  The Sunflower Society recognizes gifts to The Rotary Foundation of $2,500 or more.  CLICK HERE for the introduction flyer.  To join, complete the flyer and return to Kevin Tubbesing, kevin@kevintubbesing.com.

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ImageThe human an suffering of women and children displaced by the Syrian Crisis is not inspiring help in the way that huge, sudden and violent natural disasters inspire help.  But please believe . . . the Syrian Refugee Crisis is a serious humanitarian tragedy and it is only getting worse.

ShelterBox has been providing assistance for a long time.  There are 4 million internally displaced persons in Syria and over 2 million Syrian refugees spread around neighboring countries living in very rough conditions.  As winter approaches, this man-made disaster is setting up to be an intolerable tragedy.

Please, please help us.  The members of the Heartland ShelterBox Team (comprised of members of Districts 5710, 6080 and 6040) have the following challenge:  A private family is willing to match donations up to a total of $5,000.  Could your club make a contribution to ShelterBox to help the districts meet the $5,000 match?  Follow this link to make your donation:  ShelterBox

ShelterBox resources are being stretched as we are responding to disasters in Pakistan (2-flooding, earthquake), Sudan (flooding), Niger (flooding), Iraqi Kurdistan (conflict). 

Thank you for your donation to ShelterBox.

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HELP MAKE HISTORY! WORLD POLIO DAY - OCTOBER 24, 2013 Linda Ireland 0
2013 FOUNDATION BANQUET Linda Ireland 0
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ImagePlease join this Rotary Literacy effort!  The 3,000 plus preschool children of the KC metro Head Start programs once again need books.  Over the past six years Rotarians have collected 4,000+ books per year.  The books help disadvantaged preschool children prepare for school with reading and number readiness.  If you or your club would like to join this very successful project, contact Larry Williams, 913-599-5828 or email lwilliams3@kc.rr.com.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  Not in the KC area but would like to start a program in your community?  Contact Larry for assistance.

6TH ANNUAL BOOKS FOR KIDS PROJECT Linda Ireland 0
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ImageWOULD YOU LIKE A CHANCE TO CUT OFF DG GARY'S GOATEE!

Two lucky winners can do just that at the Foundation Banquet on November 9, 2013

Each $5 donation to PolioPlus gives you one chance in the drawing - AND each contribution will be matched by the District and the Gates Foundation.  Turn your $50 into $300 to fight Polio!

FOR DETAILS AND TO MAKE YOUR DONATION, CLICK ON GARY'S PICTURE!

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are postponing our clean up project in Shawnee, OK.  We will keep you advised of the rescheduled dates.

Volunteer now to work with the Shawnee Rotary Club and Rebuilding Together Shawnee to clean up and repair damage caused by the tornado that hit Shawnee, Oklahoma in May.  (Shawnee, OK is in the district of RI President Ron Burton's home club in Norman, OK).

Invite family, co-workers and friends to join other Rotarians in helping our neighbors in Shawnee, OK put their lives back together.  For more information go to the listing under District Events

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SERVICE ABOVE SELF PROJECT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Linda Ireland 0
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Check out the "Calendar" on the blue ribbon at the top of the site for details about District and Club Events.  District events are also available under "District Events" in the right column.
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Another fantastic Rotary Zone Institute is coming your way!  Join Rotary International Director Andy Smallwood and Anita at the luxurious Lost Pines Hyatt near Austin, Texas December 10-14, 2013.   CLICK HERE for flyer.  CLICK HERE for link to Zone webpage.

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An updated (2013) Manual of Procedure has been added to the website.  Click on Manual of Procedure in the left column under Club Officer.
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Image(See full description of this project under District Projects -- Crutches 4 Africa located in the left column)

Check your garage, shed or basement - Do you have CRUTCHES, a WHEELCHAIR, a CANE, or a WALKER that is not being used?  Or know someone who does?  Collect these items and bring them to an uncoming district meeting:  Accelerate Rotary in February, Grant Certification in March, or Celebrate Rotary (District Conference) in May.  Questions?  Contact PDG John Binder (Shawnee Club) at 785-317-3304 or john5670@hotmail.com.

CRUTCHES 4 AFRICA . . a life solution in YOUR basement Linda Ireland 0
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 30!
All Clubs Luncheon will be held September 7 at the Overland Park Sheraton.  DG Kevin is encouraging every club to cancel their regular club meeting the week of September 3 and to attend this luncheon as your weekly meeting.  To register, CLICK HERE.
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DG Kevin has put together a printable district directory.  You can download the full directory and print all or just a few pages of information.  To access the directory, logon to the district website and the MEMBERS ONLY section will appear in the left column. 
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It is time to CELEBRATE ROTARY 2013!  The conference will be held at Rock Springs, Junction City, on May 3-5, 2013.  Rotarians, friends and family are encouraged to attend. Enjoy Rotary programs, fellowship, and outdoor activities including horseback riding, canoeing, trap shooting, archery, rifles, and disk golf! 

Conference Schedule now available!

 CLICK HERE for Registration!  Jamie Stafford will contact you to answer your questions or complete your registration.

Register for the Golf Tournament now!

 

 

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A District 5710 Public Relations initiative to raise awareness and funds for the eradication of polio throughout the world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ORDER THIS DECAL - CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC
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END POLIO NOW AUTO DECAL Linda Ireland 0
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Missed a meeting and want to do a make-up?  CLICK HERE to go to the RI Club Locator.  In name of club, list e-club.  Then add United States in Area/country to get a list of English speaking clubs.

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District 5710 will partner with Rotary District 9200 (Countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea in East Aftrica) for the Group Study Exchange focused on medicine and possibly education.  The team members will experience life in Kenya and Tanzania and exchange information about their professions with their counterparts in those countries.  For more information go to the GSE Site Page.

2012-13 GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE Linda Ireland 0
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FROM SUMMER'S BLOG ( CLICK ON LINK UNDER DISTRICT LINKS TO VIEW MORE)

So I've finished up two semesters in my master's program without having lost my mind or my sense of humor.  And now I'm in Vietnam!  I'm here for an internship with Roots of Peace, an NGO promoting cacao (yum) and black pepper (sneeze) production in Binh Phuoc Province (about 2 hours north of Ho Chi Minh City) and Quong Tri Province (along the DMZ line). 

SUMMER LEWIS IN VIETNAM! (DISTRICT 5710 WORLD PEACE FELLOW) Linda Ireland 0
DISTRICT 5710 - FLASH MOB IN READING, KANSAS - EXTREME MEETING MAKE-UP! Linda Ireland 0
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"MARVELOUS MELBOURNE"

Kat [Summer's sister] and I returned to Brissy (pronounced “bri-zee”) at the end of June after a lovely week in Sydney. I had to finish just one more (grrrrr) paper (done now, grade not yet known) and we had quite a bit of laundry to do. Plus we had to figure out where we were off to next. We knew we were going to Melbourne (pronounced “mel-ben”), and we wanted to also go to Cairns (pronounced “cans”). Usually I’m the one in our duo who does the travel planning, but writing about globalization for weeks on end had muddled my globe trotting skills. So Kat and I found a lovely travel agent at the chain travel agency, Flight Centre, and booked our trip from Brisbane to Melbourne to Cairns, then back to Brisbane (pronounced “bris-ben”).

SUMMER LEWIS - WORLD PEACE FOLLOW IN AUSTRALIA Linda Ireland 0