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DG CURT HARRIS' MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
DG Curt Harris completes 100 miles to combat polio!
 
Congratulations to DG Curt for completing 100 miles during the End Polio Ride in Arizona November 23rd! With the generous support of Rotary clubs and members, your donations totaled $25,000 - with the 2:1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that's $75,000 - and DG Curt said he enjoyed the 100 mile ride!
 
Curt also reminds everyone to register for the Future of Rotary Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, that will be held at the Marriott Westminster. RI General Secretary and CEO John Hewko will be the guest speaker for this special evening and polio fundraiser. 
 
 
 
DECEMBER 2019 - WHAT'S HOT!
 
FUTURE OF ROTARY DINNER & POLIO FUNDRAISER
 
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 | Marriott Westminster
 
6:00 pm - Cash Bar
7:00 pm - Dinner & Program
 
Special Guest Speaker: John Hewko, RI General Secretary & CEO
Polio Update: David Talbot, Mountain Foothills Rotarian 
 
REGISTER NOW! Seating is limited.
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
 
NOMINATIONS FOR DG 2022-2023  are being accepted. CLICK HERE to learn about the qualifications.
 
CLEAN WATER FOR OGALA LAKOTA SIOUX - CLICK HERE to learn more about this District Grant opportunity and how your club can help.

 
YOUNG ROTARIANS CONFERENCE WAS A BIG HIT! Over 120 young Rotarians and Advisors attended. READ MORE...

 
PEACE IS POSSIBLE - the District Peacebuilder Committee is planning a class on how to be comfortable in public discourse. READ MORE...

 
2020 ROSE BOWL FLOAT - this year's theme is the "Power of Hope" - CLICK HERE to see the drawing & how you can participate.

 
EPIC ETHICS FOR PEACEFUL SCHOOLS - from the District's 50+ Interact clubs, the service projects and champions throughout the District, the magic of Peaceful Schools is the connection it brings in our own communities. READ MORE...

 
2020 DISTRICT CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE! Friday & Saturday, April 24-25, 2020 - The Westin Westminster. Bring your inner super hero to the party because Together We Achieve More! Featuring our guest speaker Erik Weihenmayer, author of No Barriers and the first blind person to summit Mount Everest. You won't want to miss this one!

 
ARE YOU LISTED IN THE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY? http://rotary5450.business/ Get details HERE...


RI CONVENTION - REGISTER NOW!  June 6-10, 2020 - Honolulu, Hawaii


CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT 11.10.2019 - CLICK HERE...
 
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
ECLUB ONE HONOLULU RI CONVENTION - the club has rented a beautiful beach house and have rooms available. CLICK HERE to learn more!

 
CRUTCHES 4 AFRICA: HELP NEEDED DEC. 14 - David Talbot with Mountain Foothills has asked for help loading their seventh container of the year. READ MORE...

 
GRANBY ROTARIANS CELEBRATE WORLD POLIO DAY - they raised over $1,000! READ MORE...

 
DENVER LODO MEMBER CHARLIE HUNT ATTENDS ROTARY DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS - READ MORE...

 
Do you want your club's projects and stories listed in the monthly District Newsletter? If so, post your story on your club's website or Facebook page, and then send the link to office@rotary5450.org. Doing so will give your club more exposure - readers will see the story on your's club's site, which will let them know more about your club and members.
 
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
DECEMBER IS HOLIDAY & FAMILY MONTH!
 
We are so thankful for all our 5450 Rotarians and am so appreciative of our Rotarian family that has supported our Polio Plus and TRF giving goals. Please take the time to enjoy time within all of your circles you may encounter with love, compassion and peace.
 
2019 End of Year Giving Opportunities: use your IRA to make a tax-free charitable contribution. If you are 70 1/2 or older you can transfer up to $100,000 per year directly to an eligible charity without paying income tax on the transaction.
 
Check out this cool video why give to the Rotary Foundation: https://vimeo.com/148502441 

 
POLIO ERADICATION END GAME: Global leaders pledge US$2.6 billion to eradicate polio at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi. CLICK HERE to read more about the End Game strategy.

 
SCHOLARS CORNER: Meghan Irving, one of our Rotary District 5450 Scholars for 2019/2020 has sent us a post of her time studying in Delft, The Netherlands.  Please click on to see her experiences on this great program our District Supports. https://megindelft.home.blog/
 
The District APPROVED two scholarship applicants for next year’s Rotary 5450 Scholarship. We continue to find local districts that will work with and support these scholars once they arrive in those countries to start their studies and work. We are looking forward to final steps in selection of one of these highly qualified deserving applicants. We have SELECTED one candidate for the Temple Buell Scholarship heading to study and work in Mexico for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.

 
TRF TRIVIA: Finally, every month, we will have a little trivia and this month’s prize for the 6th email received from a District 5450 Rotarian with the answer will receive a ROTARY FUN GIFT (VALUE OF $20.00) sent to your address.
 
THE DECEMBER QUESTION: What was the first country in the world to announce full polio eradication? (All types included)
 
Forward your answer, name and best mailing address to: foundation@rotary5450.org  
 
NEXT MONTH: END OF THE DECADE
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view event information...
Jan. 17-18, 2020
Learn about solutions to major issues happening today in our communities and internationally. 
 
Jan. 22, 2020
 
Feb. 8, 2020
 
April 24-25, 2020
 
June 6-10, 2020
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
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Russell Hampton
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
Submit articles by the 25th of each month to: 
office@rotary5450.org