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MARCH 2019 - WHAT'S HOT!
 
2019 District Conference - Arvada Events Center
 
Saturday, April 27, 2019
 
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW - A one-day conference to inspire, connect and re-energize! Highlights include a focus on Mental Health, club projects, youth, and a 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
 
The Guatemala Literacy Project is one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-District projects in all of Rotary. Over 600 clubs in 80 Districts raised $600,000 this year - much in part to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund DDF and Global Grants program. When you, or your club, gives to the Annual Fund, a percentage of the money comes back to the District 3 years later, enabling the funding of both global and community grants. Give Now to help others!
 
Upcoming District Events: March 30 is the Literacy Workshop, and April 27th is the District Conference, a time to connect with fellow Rotarians to be inspired and to be the inspiration. Display space is limited in the Hall of Service so sign up on line for your Club’s display. I’m excited to connect with all of you!
 
 
 
 
 
THE DISTRICT IS HERE FOR YOU
MEET RAY ANDERSON, DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2021-2022
 
The District Nominating Committee is pleased to announce Ray Anderson, member of the Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch since 1997, has been selected to serve as District Governor in 2021-2022. Ray served as Club President in the 2000-01, and is currently the Assistant Governor for Area 5. He has served on the District Membership Committee, District Visioning, PETS Facilitator, and is a graduate of RLI. Ray is a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Paul Harris Society. He is proud his two nieces and granddaughter were able to attend RYLA and Junior RYLA.
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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!!!
CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS: EASE OF OPTING OUT
 
District 5450 Maternal & Child Health Chair Nan Jarvis, Mountain Foothills Rotary PE Jimmy Dickson, Children’s Hospital Pediatric Infectious Disease Dr. Jessica Cataldi, and Liz Abbott CCIC joined Parents for Vaccinated Communities at the Capitol on February 21 to speak with legislators about the ease of opting out of vaccinating their children in the state. While all 50 states require vaccinations to attend school, 17 states including Colorado allow parents to opt out for personal reasons. Measles which was all but eradicated in 2000 is now returning in outbreaks in Washington, Oregon, and New York.
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ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY  
 
Promote your business/profession to 3,000 Rotarians. Listings are only $25 per year.
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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
 
MEMBERSHIP: WHEN 1 + 1 = 8
 
After asking for 10 years, Carbon Valley Rotary is excited to have inducted the Frederick Police Department and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District as new members. Each organization's chief is the "main member" on record, and 3 other officers were identified to alternate attendance at weekly meetings. All 8 were given Rotary pins and badges during the induction ceremony, making them feel welcome members of the club. The idea came from the November 2018 Rotarian article on Cloning - Read More...
 

 
Castle Rock High Noon and South Jeffco Rotary Clubs delivered 200 dictionaries to Navajo Nation 3rd Graders at Chinle (Arizona) Elementary, Canyon de Chelly Elementary and Tsaile Elementary schools. Sam Reiser from the South Jeffco (CO) Rotary Club said, “The gratitude expressed by the teachers and librarians when we gave them dictionaries for their classrooms, and the enthusiastic exploration through the pages of a new book the students could call their own was priceless. We went to Chinle in a truck loaded with 200 books. We came home in a truck with less weight, but filled much fuller with love and appreciation.” Read more...
 

 
Castle Rock High Noon Rotary First Annual RockStar Cornhole Tournament on January 27. The RockStar Cornhole event drew 42 teams, each paying $100 entry fee with an auction of Customized CornHole Boards, raffles of multiple prizes, food and beverages. More than 125 people attended as participants or as onlookers. The event was the concept of Lin Miklas as an additional fund-raising event for our small but impactful club. Click here to read more...
 

eClub One World Rotary Day #WRD Event
February 23, 2019
 
Rotary eClub One will host a World Rotary Day (#WRD) event on Saturday, 23 February 2019. We will organize and bring together Rotarians worldwide, along with their families, friends and non-Rotarians, to celebrate the Rotary's global contributions. Participants can register, order t-shirts, and donate to this event by visiting our website at: https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/donation/world-rotary-day/.
 

Upcoming Evergreen Rotary Insight Trips
 
One of the wonderful benefits of being a Rotarian is the opportunity to visit exotic places in the company of good friends, all for a great cause. Kenya – From May 7 - 21, is a trip to see the work of Sasa Harambee, whose mission is sustainable economic development through community led innovation. 13 slots are still open. CLICK HERE TO 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.
 
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.
 

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a giving vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.  Learn about The Rotary Foundation’s Donor-Advised Fund at https://rotary.planmygift.org/donor-advised-funds
 

Videos are a great way to share Rotary stories with your fellow club members! A great way to learn how Rotary projects impact many people around the world, go to https://vimeopro.com/rotary/rotary-videos
 

WE COULD STILL MAKE 2019 THE YEAR OF THE LAST CASE OF WILD POLIO! Six weeks into 2019 we have had 3 confirmed cases of wild poliovirus-caused paralysis—2 in Pakistan and 1 in Afghanistan.  BUT, so far no confirmed cases of circulating vaccine-derived polio which is good news!  We can’t let our guard down and must continue the fight by raising money for the surveillance and eradication efforts! Here are some fundraising ideas...  Read More
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
 
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March 14-16, 2019
 
March 30, 2019
 
April 26, 2019
 
April 27, 2019
 
June 1-4, 2019
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT, CLUBS & THE GLOBE!
 
 
 
COMING SOON - DISTRICT LINKED IN
 
 
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Rotary District 5450 - Colorado, USA
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