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APRIL 2019 - WHAT'S HOT!
 
2019 District Conference - Arvada Events Center
 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Registration Closes April 19!)
 
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW - A one-day conference to inspire, connect and re-energize!
  • Mental Health in Colorado
  • Diversity, Culture and Color
  • Connections Cafe
Only $125 for the full conference, with special pricing for first time attendees and Rotaract. REGISTER YOUR CLUB for a table in the Hall of Service. 
DG SANDY MORTENSEN'S MONTHLY MESSAGE
 
Meaningful Connections...in my community I see diversity in color, culture and age - but I don't see the same diversity in my club. I see children and adults with their heads in their phones, and hear about growing feelings of isolation, loneliness and depression. Is there a solution? I say yes: ROTARY! Come to the April 27 District Conference to hear speakers address these topics and more. Come to connect, inspire and be inspired! REGISTER NOW!
 
 
 
 
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
PHOTOGRAPHY WEBINAR APRIL 24
6:00 pm PDT
 
Powerful photographs tell your club's story. Learn tips and best practices from Senior Photographer with Rotary International. Click here to view the event flyer. You must register for the webinar - they will then send you the login link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5131675151613392909 
 
Do you have questions about how to promote your club, social media, your website? Contact Becky Miller-Weinkauf or Cher Cruz, District Public Relation Co-Chairs.
POLIO AWARENESS EVENT - HARNESS YOUR ENERGY
Friday, April 26 | 4:30 to 6:00 pm | Arvada Center Plaza
 
Try the Polio Challenge. Move around obstacles - walk around the Plaza on Crutches and other mobility devices provided by Crutches for Africa -and experience what millions of those stricken by polio have experienced… Please bring your walking shoes…no registration fees. Donations gladly accepted for End Polio Now and pins for donors!!!
UPDATE ON GLOBAL GRANTS SCHOLAR BRIAN ADAMS
 
Brian was awarded our District’s Global Grants Scholarship for the 2018/19 Academic year and is studying at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A born leader, in addition to his studies, Brian has perfected the role of Rotary Ambassador participating in the following activities:
 
 Spoke at the Rotary clubs of London and Radlett; worked with the Lord Mayor of Westminster (Ms. Lindsay Hall) to coordinate mental health initiatives amongst youth; qualified for the (London School of Economics) LSE funded trip to Israel to study medical technology...
Read more...
ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY  
 
Promote your business/profession to 3,000 Rotarians. Listings are only $25 per year.
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CLUB MEMBERSHIP & GIVING REPORT 03.19.2019
 
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).
CLUB CONNECTIONS
 
 
DENVER LODO + RETURNING PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS
 
Can you imagine increasing your club membership by 50% in one month? The Denver LoDo Club did just that on March 6 when it inducted 10 new satellite members. Charlie Hunt is a member of the club and a Return Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV). As a member of District 5450 Rotary - Peace Corps Alliance committee, he have had a dream for some time  to recruit RPCVs into the club. It is a natural fit. Learn more: https://blog.rotary.org/2019/03/18/returned-peace-corps-volunteers-make-great-members/#more-9590

FIVE POINTS RINO'S "MEET ROTARY" HAPPY HOUR
 
Five Points RiNo hosted a "Meet Rotary Happy Hour" at Improper City in RiNo on February 27. The club hosts regular happy hours and often invites the community to join in order to learn more about what Rotary is, the club's community projects and to grow awareness of local businesses. These "Meet Rotary" events also serve as an opportunity to recruit new members—the club added four new members from its previous Meet Rotary Happy Hour last fall! The February event had 38 attendees, including 13 non-Rotarians who gave their contact information to learn more about the club and its events. 
 

UNIVERSITY HILLS SERVICE PROJECTS MAKE THEIR MARK
 
The University Hills Rotary Club's activities include community, international and vocational projects - supporting the Bayaud Industries Laundry Truck and Sacred Heart House to help the homeless, partnering with the Afghanistan Rotary club to set up and equip a Children's Science Museum in Kabul, and mentoring over 400 6th graders in the Rotary 4-Way Test program. Read more...
 

LITTLETON ROTARY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES MILESTONE
 
After decades of giving tens of thousands of dollars to area charitable causes, the Rotary Club of Littleton is celebrating one of its most successful fund-raising efforts ever. On Tuesday evening, March 19th, the club held a celebration dinner after raising $100,000 in December 2018. Four organizations that received Rotary Foundation grants in May 2018 were represented to talk about the value of the Foundation gifts to their charitable causes. The Littleton Rotary Foundation intends to award grants totaling about $55,000 in May of 2019. Read more...
 
DG Sandy gives a special shout out to all the clubs making a special effort the last three months of this Rotary year to achieve their Rotary Foundation giving goals! Your gifts will ensure District Grants are available three years from now!
 

EVERGREEN ROTARIANS VISIT GLOBAL GRANT PROJECT
 
Current and former Evergreen Rotarians visited rural Guatemala to see firsthand the work being done under their first ever global grant. The $162,125 grant, Young Mayan Women as Engines of Economic Growth in Guatemala through Empowerment and Education, is being carried out with the assistance of MAIA-Impact, formerly Starfish One-by-One. 
 

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.
 

THE ORIGINS OF PAUL HARRIS FELLOW RECOGNITION
 
How have over one million Rotarians achieved the Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition? What year did Rotary reach one mission PHF awards? When was the first PHF award unveiled? Check out the origins of the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition at  https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition
 

AN INSPIRING MESSAGE FROM RI PRESIDENT-ELECT MARK MALONEY
 
Interested in what Rotary year 2019-20 will look like under the leadership of incoming President Mark Maloney? View his speech to the world-wide gathering of all district governors held earlier this year in San Diego:  https://vimeo.com/310884339
 

NEW - ROTARY'S UPCOMING DISASTER RESPONSE FUND
 
COMING IN APRIL!  Rotary disaster response grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by a disaster. Here are few key facts...
 

GET YOUR MOVE ON (like a Polio Survivor)” at the District Conference
 
Come experience what it would be like to navigate the world and some of its obstacles if, as a result of polio, you needed a mobility device. The District Polio committee is putting together an experiential experience outdoors at the Arvada Center on Friday, April 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. No advance registration needed—just show up, get equipped with a mobility device (provided by Crutches4Africa), and be challenged. No registration fee but donations very much appreciated! Attire: costumes/team competitions optional but wearing those lovely red End Polio Now sneakers will earn you bonus points!!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
Click the links below to view event information...
 
April 26, 2019
 
April 27, 2019
 
June 1-4, 2019
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
 
 
COMING SOON - DISTRICT LINKED IN
 
 
Have something to add to the lists?  Email office@rotary5450.org
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
ClubRunner
 
 

 
Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
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