Upcoming Zone 28-32 Events

Imagine Rotary Canada Tour

Rotary Roundup in Houston

Our Zone 28-32 event, June 5, 2022 during the Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas.

 Beyond Borders Newsletter

Beyond Borders News is published monthly and contains articles of interest to Rotary leaders. Regular features include "Bright Lights" stories of success, along with updates and reports of significant events, and other stories of interest.

There are times during the last two years where time seemed to stand still, move in slow motion, yet as I reflect back it is hard to believe that my term as RI Director is coming to an end. We have accomplished much, and we should be proud of the journey we have taken and the road ahead.

My term is ending in a flurry of in person events and meetings and it feels fantastic! Two weeks in Chicago in April were very busy and productive with RI Board meetings and the Council on Legislation 2022.  This was a historic Council as many delegates (approx. 33%) were unable to travel due to the pandemic.  With the hard work and flexibility of our incredible Rotary International staff this event was held as a hybrid event, and it went quite seamlessly. We reviewed many enactments, each moving our organization forward. Three key themes, in my observation, were evident: Innovation, Flexibility and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It was a forward-thinking Council with the representatives willing to set a path for the future of Rotary. Thank you to all our Zones 28 and 32 delegates you served your district well!

As I write this second-to-last Beyond Borders chapter I am looking over the skyline of Manila during my first visit to the Philippines.  What an incredible welcome from Rotarians in D3830 who are so dedicated to Serve to Change Lives.  Here to attend a district conference, Mark and I have been visiting project sites every day and yesterday saw where it is all began. The very first drops of the oral polio vaccine were delivered right here in Makati as part of a 3H (Health, Hunger and Humanity) Grant. I actually got chills, which is hard to do when it is 32 degrees Celsius, as I felt I was at ground zero. Here, where RI and the Government of the Philippines joined together for a 5-year project to immunize Filipino children which resulted in us making a promise to the children of the world. 

After nearly 15 months without any reported cases of wild polio in Pakistan, a 15-month-old boy in North Waziristan was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This case underscores that our work is not over, and it is critical for Rotary members to continue our strong advocacy and fundraising to ensure no other child or parent receives this devastating news.

May and June will round out the Rotary year with many celebratory events.  There will be District conferences with many of you, and our RI Convention in Houston.   Join us at the Beyond Borders Rotary Roundup event, we are expecting over 300 attendees for a chance to connect while at the convention and a chance to share experiences.  It is a wonderful tradition and I look forward to seeing each of you there.

Let’s look to May and June as a chance to revisit goals set with a final push to achievement.  Each One Bring One, Do More Grow More, Rotary Days of Service and Foundation Giving.   How have we done?  Let’s celebrate on June 30th that this Rotary year has been one of the best ever!

Upcoming Zone Events
Calendar of Events -- Terra and Online
June 4-8, 2022
RI Convention, Houston, Texas
June 5, 2022
Rotary Roundup - Beyond Borders Zone Gathering during the Rotary International Convention in Houston
June 13, 2022
Zone Leadership Team meeting, 7PM ET/4PM PT, Click here to join
June 20, 2022
Zone 28/32 DG 2022-23 Monthly Meeting, 8PM ET/5PM PT, Click here to join
September 1-6, 2022
Cruise to Bermuda "Life Below Water" Symposium
September 21-24, 2022
"Learning to Lead"
District Leadership Training event, Toronto, Ontario
October 20-23, 2022
Zone Interact Convention, Calgary AB
November 3-5, 2022
"Life On Land" Symposium
Anchorage, Alaska
May 27-31, 2023
RI Convention, Melbourne, Australia
June 8-12, 2024
RI Convention, Singapore, (tentative)
June 21-25. 2025
RI Convention, Calgary, (tentative)
Rotary Foundation prioritizes Disaster Relief Fund for Ukrainian districts
Click to watch Zone 28-32 Rotary Foundation Gala video
More Upcoming Events in the Zone
Donald MacRae Peace Award
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Zone Directory
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