District Governor’s Message-February
The Rotary Area of Focus for February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. What can a typical member of Club do to support this Area of Focus? Perhaps more than you think. Certainly Rotary, and our District supports Peace Scholars. Do you have a candidate for this program?
Attendees at the International Conference in June can arrive a bit early and attend the 2017 Presidential Peace Conference to gain a fuller understanding of the issue and what Rotary is doing.
Rotary has recognized two Action Groups that pertain to this topic. One is Against Child Slavery and the other is promoting Peace. Individual members can join these Action Groups on the Rotary website. District 5180, the Sacramento based District, has a Global Grant pending to help fight Human Trafficking. District 5190 will participate in this grant since the issue impacts our Western Clubs directly.
Our donations to the Rotary Fund, and our Clubs participation in Global Grants help improve many countries and promote peace. These projects include economic and community development projects which promote greater stability and growth. Disease Prevention, Health and Peace projects help reduce a cause of conflict. Literacy, Education and Understanding Projects help increase understanding and stability. And of course, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects help improve health and preserve natural resources in conflict-torn communities. Here at home our many Youth Services activities including, programs aimed at reducing bullying, are a form of Peace and Conflict Prevention.
As Rotarians there is much we are doing in this Area of Focus and much more we can do.
Randall Van Tassell was selected by the District Nominating Committee, after interviewing a number of well-qualified candidates, as the District Governor Nominee Designate to serve as District Governor during the year 2019-2020.
Randy has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bishop Since 1987. He has served his Club in several positions including as President during 2000-2001. He has held many District positions including Assistant Governor, as a member of the District Training Team and he is currently co-Chair of the District Conference. Randy is a member of the Paul Harris Society and he and his wife Chris are Major Donors.
Updated electronic versions of RI’s Manual of Procedure, Bylaws and Constitution are now available HERE.
They incorporate the recent changes made by the Council on Legislation. Clubs should adopt the Standard Rotary Club Constitution and revise the updated Club By-Laws to conform to the Club’s practices.
Interest is running high in attending the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, June 10-14, 2017. The convention is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary, make connections around the world, and catch the vision of what Rotary service is all about. New members, long-time members, and guests are all invited to attend! Information and registration links are available at www.riconvention.org.
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When you sign up for a live webinar it will count as a make up for you club's attendance! On-demand videos of these recent webinars can be accessed HERE.
DISTRICT 5190 ROTARY ACADEMY OVERVIEW
BISHOP 5TH GRADE LITERACY PROGRAM
WHAT IS RLI?
FIRE UP YOUR CLUB'S MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR ROTARY CLUBS
SETTING UP YOUR CLUB'S FACEBOOK PAGE
USING FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE YOUR CLUB PART2
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS
BUDGETING FOR YOUR ROTARY CLUB
SETTING YOUR CLUB'S MEMBERSHIP GOALS
SHARE YOUR CLUB'S SUCCESS
Doubletree Hotel, San JoseMar 03, 2017 – Mar 05, 2017
Grants Management Training
Atlantis Casino, Resort & SpaMar 31, 2017
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
2017 Paul Harris Society Dinner
Mar 31, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2017 Club Leadership Assembly
Apr 01, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Rotarians at Work Day
Apr 29, 2017
Atlantis ResortMay 18, 2017 – May 21, 2017