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MAY 2019 - WHAT'S HOT!
 
The 2019 District Conference - it was GREAT!
 
The District's first one-day conference was a huge success! Highlights include:
  • A Youth Exchange Panel discussed their experiences, and how the program has affected their lives
  • Diversity, Culture and Color in our clubs and in RYLA
  • Tracey Carish gave an overview of her family's 18-month journey connecting with and participating in service projects with Rotarians around the world
  • The Connections Cafe gave attendees the opportunity to choose from 20 facilitated discussion tables
  • A meaningful update on Mental Health in Colorado from Andrew Romanoff
  • Up With People Artistic Director Eric Lentz turned the 4-Way Test into a song, and along with 6 dancers, performed songs about connecting, mental health challenges, and world peace
The District Events Team did record the speakers - the link to the videos will be posted soon. Thanks to Butch Elich we do have photos from the morning sesssion - more photos are on the way!  https://photos.app.goo.gl/4wbkMkh68vgxbpXm7
 
DG SANDY MORTENSEN'S MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
DG Sandy presented the Rotary International Award for Service Above Self to Dr. Bob Ashley of Summit County. Rotary's Highest honor, this award is given annually to only 150 Rotarians worldwide who demonstrate commitment to helping others with their time and talents. Bob developed a low-cost water filter for 3rd world countries. After receiving the award, Bob had some words of wisdom to share with the audience, and he shares them again in this video: once you've found your passion, don't expect to make a difference right away... eventually your passion to make a difference will fall into place... Rotary will go down in history as one of the greatest philanthropic organizations of all time.
 
 
 
 
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
PDG DAVID BEALL PASSED AWAY
 
PDG David Beall Sr. of the Littleton Rotary Club passed away on April 13, 2019. He was District Governor in 2007-2008. Dave's keen interest in Rotary and insightful suggestions helped Littleton Rotary, District 5450, and countless individual Rotarians become to be the inspired exemplification of Service Above Self.
 
A Memorial Service will be held May 4, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd, Centennial, CO  80112. The family would appreciate your forwarding this to others that would like to know. Sympathy cards can be sent to Becky-Beall Moore, 6817 Castlepoint Lane, Castle Pines, CO 80108
2019-2020 DISTRICT GRANTS INFORMATION
 
Applications for 2019-20 District Grants will be accepted beginning May 13, 2019, until funds run out. Grant applications will be considered for approval when the application is complete and the sponsoring Club is qualified. Approved grants will be funded after July 1, 2019. Your club must meet qualification for grant approval, including attending a Grants Training session. The next training will be held May 6 as a webinar - registration is open through midnight May 5.
 
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2018-2019 AWARDS
 
The District Governor Awards for District Service Award for Excellence, Paul Harris Award and Rotarian of the Year, and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award, were given out at the 2019 District Conference. Click the "read more" button to see the winners. The District and Club Awards will be presented after June 1, 2019.
 
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HIKE ROTARY PEAK!
Monday, July 8 - 9:00 am - Loveland Pass
 
Join the Kazoo Band at the Summit (kazoos provided) - Climb Rotary Peak located 1.5 miles west of Loveland Pass on Hwy 6. Meet at the parking lot next to the Loveland Pass sign. The hike is 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 489 ft. Consider making a suggested donation of $20 to Evergreen Rotary Foundation to End Polio. Click here for the flyer.
ZONE INSTITUTE - REGISTER NOW!
Sept. 5-8, 2019| Marriott DTC
 
Early Bird Registration closes May 15 - register now for only $225. All Rotarians are invited to attend - 2 Countries, 30 Districts, 14 States and a Province - one fabulous time! Click here to learn more and download the event flyers.
YOU, THE PEACEMAKER
 
This article is from one member of the peace committee. You, The Peacemaker is the title of a speech I will be giving in Monterey, CA, for the District 5220 Conference.  The title emanates from my belief that each of us is the creator of a peaceful world.  Let me give you three steps necessary for each of us to make it happen.
 
First, understand peace begins in each of our hearts.  Gandhi expressed that we must BE the Change we wish to see.  The preamble of UNESCO states: “Since wars begin in the hearts of men, it is in the hearts of men that the defense of peace must be constructed.”  “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” doesn’t work until we first love ourselves.
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2019 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION REPORT
 
PDG Dan Himelspach, District 5450 Delegate, attended the 2019 Council on Legislation (COL) at Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, IL from April 13-18. During the five days the COL considered 117 pieces of legislation directed at amending or changing the RI Constitution, RI Bylaws or the Standard Rotary Club Constitution - often called the Constitutional Documents of Rotary International. A limited the number of proposed Enactment were adopted.  Dan submitted the following report of the most significant and interesting actions taken by the COL.
 
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CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT 04.10.2019
 
The attached report shows Annual Fund and Polio Plus goals entered by each club into Rotary Club Central, and the numbers and per capita achieved by each club. The District 5450 goal is to have an increase in Membership, and for Every Rotarian to give something Every Year (EREY).
ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY  
 
Promote your business/profession to 3,000 Rotarians. Listings are only $25 per year.
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CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
BOULDER ROTARY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS
 
The Boulder Rotary Club celebrated 100 years of service to the Boulder area and communities around the world. The club was chartered April 1, 1919, sponsored by the Denver Rotary Club. A 20 page insert was published by the Boulder Daily Camera - click here to read the inspiring stories about the club, members and their service projects.
 

 
VOICES = TRADE SCHOOL PORGRAM FOR IMPOVERISHED STUDENTS
 
The Parker Cherry Creek Valley club, along with major sponsors, has launched a program to identify and pay initial costs to enroll students in a trade school program. The Construction Industry Training Council (CITC) will accept the students into their chosen trade and match each with a business in that trade. The business will hire the student into a paid apprenticeship and pay all ongoing costs for the student’s tuition and fees through graduation. Upon graduation, the student will be offered a full-time job at the business. Other organizations helping to refer students include the Parker Police Dept., Parker Task Force, SECOR Cares, and Hide in Plain Sight. For more information go to https://www.voices4u2.com/ or contact Cheryl Goulet at info@voices4u2.com
 

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.
 
Do you have suggestions to improve the District newsletter? Email newsletter@rotary5450.org
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click the links below to read the full stories...
 
The Rotary Foundation Vision: “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” Adopted by the Board and Trustees in June 2017, this vision statement reflects the impact Rotary aspires to have on the world and our members.
 

 
WHY ROTARIANS GIVE TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION: Rotary is all about service. Different people and clubs do different things, support different causes, and have impact in different ways. The common denominator for over 1.2 million Rotarians, from almost every country, every culture on the planet, is that we are ALL striving to make our communities and world a better place. If you have not already contributed, please support our 2018-19 efforts that will provide funding for district grants through gifts to the Annual Fund or to PolioPlus (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2:1 match triples your gift amount) for polio eradication.  Use this link to make your contribution today! CLICK HERE to read the full story.

 
POLIO NEWS & UGANDA POLIO SURVIVORS: It’s not that long ago that there were active cases of wild polio in Africa, but they have nearly reached the 3-year mark of having no identified cases of paralysis caused by the wild polio virus. (3 years will be September 2019). April has special significance in the history of polio because the first widespread trials of the Salk vaccine and the subsequent public release of the inactivated polio vaccine both happened in April; 1954 and 1955 respectively. CLICK HERE to read the full story, and see a photo of Uganda Polio Survivors.
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
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May 6, 2019
June 1-4, 2019
 
 
Sept. 5-8, 2019
 
Jan. 17-18, 2020
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
 
 
COMING SOON - DISTRICT LINKED IN
 
 
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