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DG RAY ANDERSON'S MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
 
NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH!
 
DG Ray highlights an article in the November Rotarian magazine on page 58 by Foundation Trustee and Past RI President John Germ. When asked what The Rotary Foundation is, John says "it's the heart of Rotary...The Foundation combines our emotional response of compassion with pragmatic action."
 
None of us can change the world alone - but together, by supporting The Foundation, we can impact so many in our communities and around the world.
 
DG Ray also asks that you review the Rotarian Code of Conduct and the Object of Rotary, both of which are included as a sidebar on page 58.
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATES!!!
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
 
2021 WOOHOOMANITY CHALLENGE A SUCCESS! 
  • WE HAD FUN
    • 200+ Participants… 89 Riders… 89 Volunteers… 23 Do-It-Yourselfers/Others
    • Great routes, marvelous volunteer support, and wonderful fellowship!
  • WE MADE A DIFFERENCE
    • $147,000 Raised… 25 clubs brought in 700+ donations… one club raised $107,000
    • 95% to the bottom line… after the card processor’s 4% fee and 1% shared expense
    • Thousands of people will be helped… by service projects of each club’s choosing

WANTED: A PAST CLUB PRESIDENT! Rotary District 5450 is accepting nominations for our 2024-2025 District Governor. Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding leadership position to help inspire Rotarians to do great things? Click Here to learn more.

MELLY KINNARD MENTAL HEALTH FUND: Melly Kinnard from the Rotary club of Denver generously donated $5,000 to encourage and support District 5450 club mental health projects.  Rotarians for Mental Health will administer distribution of these funds to clubs, up to $1,000 per club. CLICK HERE to read more and access the application form.

LIST YOUR BUSINESS IN THE DISTRICT'S ONLINE DIRECTORY! Register now for only $5 per year! Let other Rotarians know how to reach you!  http://rotary5450.business/ - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...

CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT OCTOBER 10, 2021 - Click Here
 
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
UNIVERSITY HILLS ROTARY CLUB CELEBRATES 50 YEARS! About 80 Rotarians and guests attended the University Hills (Denver) 50th Anniversary Charter Event on October 3, 2021, at Del Frisco’s. President David Wood opened the evening event and welcomed District 5450 representatives District Governor Elect ‘Buchi Anikpezie and District Foundation Chair David Willman. Many former University Hills Rotarians were in attendance commemorating the 1971 chartering of the club, the second Rotary Club in Denver, by its first president, now Past Rotary International President, Cliff Dochterman. Read more...

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 club's site, which will let them know more about your club and members.
 
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
 
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 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. Click the links below to read the full stories...

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION LEADS BY EXAMPLE! 
 
HAPPY NOVEMBER DISTRICT 5450! WE CELEBRATE THIS MONTH’S THEME AS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH. 
  • 104+ year history of humanitarian work
  • Weathered wars, recessions, pandemics, etc.
  • Stable reserves and fiscal management
  • Conservative investment strategies
  • 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator for 14+ Consecutive Years
This year, you may be asking how can I as a Rotarian help in honoring and celebrating Rotary Foundation month? Quite simply, there are three quick and easy steps listed below. Read more...

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION SPECIAL 2021 UPDATE: The annual fall season is so unique to us in Rotary. With World Polio Day in October and with November as The ROTARY FOUNDATION month, it is a time to celebrate all we have achieved in the past year in our global projects and how those are funded by The Rotary Foundation’s philanthropic efforts via Rotarian’s contributions including those in District 5450. I thank you all for your focus on giving, your gifts to The Rotary Foundation, and your outstanding service in Rotary this past year. Read more...

RAISE FOR ROTARY: Fundraising is about to get personal at Rotary with the new online and mobile-friendly program for members and supporters, called Raise for Rotary. Raise for Rotary gives members, donors, and participants a new opportunity to create custom fundraising pages to share with their social networks and raise funds for The Rotary Foundation. READ MORE...

GRANTS MANAGEMENT UPDATE: As a reminder to continue to send in your memorandums of understanding documentation and your final 990 submittals as you can this month. Up to date lists for clubs that are qualified can always be found at the district website. We have a great grants review team ready for 2021-2022 grants projects, so reach out and say hello when you can. Our team is ready to help and guide your project's success! Grants5450@gmail.com is the team’s email address.

POLIO PLUS BREAKING NEWS - JOIN THE 5450 POLIO PLUS SOCIETY: We would like to give a huge Thank You to the clubs recognizing World Polio Day! From Ice Bucket challenges, Happy Bucks giving, outright donations, coloring your hair, or skydiving, your efforts will help thousands of children become immunized.
 
The District Polio Committee wants to thank all the Rotary Clubs of District 5450 who held some event recognizing World Polio Day (even if it didn’t happen exactly on October 24)!  Our speakers’ bureau had more requests than ever before for speakers; directly or indirectly we participated in over 10 clubs’ polio-related events. We are at Zero Wild Cases so far in the past 9 months! Read more...

SCHOLARS CORNER: We have multiple scholarship applicants now for next year’s Rotary Scholars program from District 5450 and will be interviewed during November for the selection of one scholar for the next Rotary year, 2022-2023. We are looking forward to selecting a highly qualified deserving applicant. Your donations to The Rotary Foundation support our scholars every year. We have multiple alumni from this program from our district doing good in the world in and out of Rotary.

NEXT MONTH:  HOLIDAY SEASON AND FAMILY MONTH 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view Event Information
 
Thursday, Nov. 4 | Virtual 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT
 
Tuesday, Nov. 9 | Virtual 7:00 to 8:00 pm MST
 
Thursday, Dec. 2 | Virtual 6:30 to 7:30 pm MST
 
Tuesday, Dec. 7 | Virtual 7:00 to 8:00 pm MST
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
Russell Hampton
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
Submit articles by the 25th of each month to: 
office@rotary5450.org