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D-5470 NEWSLETTER
 
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District 5470 Governor Teresa Anson Report
December 2016
Dear Fellow Rotarians of District 5470,
 
I hope you all are doing well and looking forward to an enjoyable holiday season.
 
District 5470 is comprised of 58 Clubs that has membership of around 2,250.  The Clubs are supported by 17 Area Assistant Governors, 7 District Officers, 10 Chairs and 28 Sub Chairs.  From time to time a District leader times out in their role, retires, moves, etc. from their approximate 3 year commitment.  When this situation occurs, the District Governor String (PDG, DG, DGE & DGN) are responsible for finding leadership to fill vacant roles.  The best way to be "Fair to All Concerned" is to post open positions so all members may have the opportunity to apply to serve. 
 
Such is the case with the District PR/Image Chair position; it is now open.  Lynn Perez-Hewitt has admirably served District 5470 as PR/Image Chair for the District.  Lynn has recently moved to Denver to take advantage of PR career opportunities.  Therefore, the District is announcing the PR/Image position opening and needs to fill this position by early January.  The PR/Image position works with Newsletter, Web Master, Social Media & Annual Report Sub Chairs. The PR/Image Chair attends events such as PETS (President Elect Training Seminars), District Assemblies & Conferences, Board meetings (most by conference call) as well as Zone training.  The PR/Image Chair provides a connection and service to RI, the District and the District's Clubs & membership.   
 
If you have expertise in this area and have the willingness to serve, please contact me with your interest.  There is a job description that can be sent by email and questions can be answered by phone.  Please use my contact information listed below.  Please notify me by December 22nd.  The District Governor String will present the final decision by early January.
 
Thank you for your consideration,
Teresa K. Anson  DG 2016-2017
 
2017-2018 Membership Development Incentive
 
District 5470 dues and RI dues will be reimbursed for each new member if the club net membership goal is achieved.  Transfers within District 5470 do not qualify but transfers from other districts will qualify. Member must be retained through June 30 of the 17-18 Rotary year.  The Rotary Clubs with the first 40 members for the fiscal year reported through RI or clubrunner on the District 5470 website will receive the incentive for their new members.
 
 
The following conditions are required to qualify for the incentive.
  1. Appoint a club membership chair prior to May 31, 2017.  Provide contact information for the chair to the District Membership Chair.
  2. Review the 11-year membership chart available on the membership team page of the district website, and establish a realistic membership goal.  Submit the goal to the District Membership Chair no later than May 31, 2017.  (A minimum goal of one net gain must be established.)
  3. Enter the goal in My Rotary.
  4. Create and submit a plan for achieving the goal to the District Membership Chair no later than June 15, 2017.  Share the plan with the club members.  (The blank fillable plan form is available on the District Membership Team page of the District 5470 website.)
  5. Achieve the goal to receive the incentive payable in July 2018.
Changing of the Guard 2017 -2018
              2016-2017
All District 5470 Rotarians
 
Celebrate the "Passing the Torch" from District Governor, Teresa Anson, to District Governor Elect, George Small.
Date: Wed., May 24th
Time: 12:10pm
Venue: Rotary Club of Canon City at the Holy Cross Abbey Conference Center 
Address: 2951 East US Highway 50 • Cañon City • 81212
 
       2017 2018     
 
Kindly RSVP to Shirley Baney by Wed., May 17th at 719.431.1983 or s.baney@bresnan.net. Cost for lunch is $12 (to be paid at the door).
 
Thank you,
Lindsay Keller
District Secretary
Phone: 970.261.4002
E-Mail: lindsayandrich@hotmail.com

Polio this week as of 19 April 2017

  • Over the next two weeks, key global meetings will take place to review the global polio epidemiology and examine what additional efforts must be implemented to achieve a lasting polio-free world.  Next week, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) will meet in Geneva, as well the next meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee on the spread of poliovirus (via teleconference).  These meetings will be followed the week after by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB), convening in London.  Reports and outcomes of the meetings will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:  no new viruses reported this week.
 
The New and Improved Rotary International Website
 
 

Check out Rotary.org’s modern, new look

Rotary.org, our public-facing website, has a fresh, contemporary look that clearly answers the often-asked question: “What is Rotary?” It’s the first step in a two-part update to our entire website: first Rotary.org, and then My Rotary.

For many people, our website is their introduction to the great work that Rotary members do to improve lives around the world. It’s meant to create an emotional connection that inspires potential members, donors, and partners to get involved. The latest changes to the public site do that, and more.

Some of the updates will be obvious: a modern design, increased use of imagery and graphics to tell our stories, and better organization of content to help readers find out who we are and what we’re doing. Other changes, like the improved readability and speed of the site, will be a welcome surprise.

These upgrades are made possible partly by the dues increase the 2016 Council on Legislation passed to allow Rotary to provide additional support to clubs and districts. As part of our work to refresh My Rotary, we’ll also update Rotary Club Central and the Club and District Administration pages — more information about these improvements will arrive in the coming months.

Visit www.rotary.org to see all the enhancements to our public site.

Club Runner has also added some new Theme Templates for Clubs and Districts in line with the new Rotary International's Theme to attract new members to Rotary.  We will explore the possibilities of adopting one of these themes for the District Website.

     
 
 

“Every convention breathes new life into your Rotary experience. I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the House of Friendship, where you quickly realize how international Rotary really is.”

Carol Colon, Rotary Club of Gainesville, Georgia; House of Friendship Co-Chair, 2017 Atlanta Convention

 
 

FIRST ANNUAL ROTARY DISTRICT 5470 CRUISE to ALASKA, JULY 2017

Join your Rotary friends and colleagues from District 5470 cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage on the beautiful Oceania Regatta.  The cruise departs from Seattle on July 14th, returning to Seattle on July 21st, 2017.

Although July 2017 might sound far away, now is the time to put down your fully refundable deposit to reserve the best possible selection of staterooms as the ship is filling up quickly.  Also the current Oceania O'Life pricing promotion for this Cruise expires on April 30, 2017  See the cruise details and itinerary at the CTCVoyages Rotary District 5470 Cruise webpage.

For pricing, itinerary, booking and full information, contact Katherine Burgess at CTCVoyages, 1-866-629-6499 or email katherine@ctcvoyages.com

         
 

 

 
 
Whenever John Germ saw a need in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he engineered a solution. He'll bring the same can-do attitude to the office of RI president.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROTARY FOUNDATION CENTENNIAL
 
 
The Rotary Foundation turns 100 in 2016-17! Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and support basic education — as well as the historic initiative dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.
 D-5470 is now on Facebook!
An opportunity for Rotarians and clubs to share news of their activities with the rest of D-5470.