April 2016
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     “Magazine Month” designates the month of April as a way to commemorate The Rotarian, the magazine that every Rotarian receives each month.  Every Rotarian all over the world receives this magazine or a variation of The Rotarian, published in 23 languages.  The Rotary International president Paul Harris conceived the concept of The Rotarian in 1911.  He collaborated with Chesley Perry, who felt a periodic publication could be a vehicle for providing information for all Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.  Perry was the first editor and remained as editor until 1928.  The first edition was named The National Rotarian.  Eventually the name was changed to The Rotarian due to the addition of Rotary Clubs outside the US.
     The Rotarian is always full of interesting articles and news of other Rotary Clubs around the world.  Reading The Rotarian each month provides an insight into what is happening in Rotary all over the world.  It is a way of connecting with other Rotarians thousands of miles away.  One suggestion I have heard regarding The Rotarian, is to save the magazines after they are read and place them in the offices of doctors, dentists, attorneys, financial professionals, and CPAs.  It is a means to inform the community of the great works of Rotary and it can serve as a recruiting tool.  This might be a great project idea for all Rotary Clubs in District 5470.  At the very least, be certain to read your copy of The Rotarian each month.  
District 5470 Training Assemblies
Now that 2016 PETS is complete, it is time to think about District Training Assemblies.  These assemblies, while being a required event for Presidents-elect, are also a perfect opportunity to introduce new members to all things Rotary.  Another important function of the District Training Assembly is to train club officers in the areas of membership, administration, Rotary Club Central, and treasurer responsibilities.  Some clubs experience challenges with Rotary International due to a lack of understanding of the dues payment process.  The District Training Assembly provides excellent information so that these problems can be avoided. If you are a president –elect or a club officer, be certain to register for the Grand Junction event held on April 30 or the Pueblo event held May 14.  Use the link on the left side of the district website, http://www.rotary5470.org/, shown under “Upcoming Events Registration” and register for the appropriate location.  A login is not required but a login will pre-fill your information.  See you there.
Calling all Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitators
Are you a Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator?  Would like to put your skills to work?   Facilitators are needed for the roundtable discussions at the #Rotaryroundup June 18.  Look at the schedule on the Rotaryroundup5470.com website for the times of the roundtable discussions.   If you would like to facilitate send DG Bob an email at bob.delavan@q.com to let him know when you would be available.  See you at the #Rotaryroundup, Colorado Mesa University student center June 17 & 18th.

K.R. Ravindran’s life has been molded by family, country, and Rotary. Serving as Rotary president is his way of giving back to each of them.
•         Read a profile in The Rotarian
•         Watch the video

Rotary District 5470
2016 Grant Management Training Seminars

The following dates, locations, and times are set for Grant Management Seminars for Rotarians who want to apply for District and/or Global Grants in 2016-2017.

Saturday, April 23rd -- Grand Junction – 9:30 to Noon
    Note the Change of time since Library opens at 9 am                 Location: Mesa County Library @ 443 N. 6th Street
North side of Grand Ave. between 5th and 6th Streets

Sunday, April 24th — Durango – 10 am to 12:30 pm
        Location:  Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue
        Note Main Ave. is US 550, in the Sunlight Room

Saturday, May 14th -- Pueblo -- 9:30 to noon
        Location:  Pueblo Conference Center (two blocks west of I-25 at exit 98B)             (During the District Assembly) in Meeting Room 1

These sessions may not include food or beverages in order to keep costs to a minimum.
" Click this link to register for any of the Grant Management Seminars: http://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=068be26e-782b-4b08-b90d-5fbee784ea3b


President-Elects are required to attend
Highly recommended for other club officers and major committee chairs
#1 Two Rivers Convention Center Grand Junction
  Saturday, April 30th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        Light breakfast & lunch included - $30
Nearby Hotels:  
1.    Marriott SpringHill Suites Grand Junction - 970-424-5777
2.    Hampton Inn Grand Junction Downtown - 970-243-3222
3.    Marriott-Downtown Fairfield Inn & Suites- 970-242-2525
#2 Pueblo Convention Center
Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Light breakfast & lunch included- $30
Courtyard by Marriott $105 King or double queens – 866-706-7815
Rate goes up after April 29th
Rotary District 5470 Million Dollar Dinner
Honoring Major Donors 
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Aspen Meadows Resort
Aspen, Colorado
Tickets $40 per person, see detail below
5:00 pm reception and 6:00 pm dinner
Keynote Speaker
Ed Futa:  Rotary International Lead Representative
to the United Nations

Message from the Newly formed International Service Committee

Dear District 5470 Rotarians,
The purpose of this letter is to introduce you to a new district committee called International Service Committee. We are working within the Global Grants Sub-committee and would like to propose two ways we can assist your club in “Doing Good in the World” (Arch Klumph, Past Rotary International President, founder of The Rotary Foundation, 1917). The purpose of the Committee is to help District Clubs wanting to be involved in International Service Projects navigate the intricacies of the Global Grant process by .....
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. 



As most of you have discovered by now, RI has a new website. It's a two-part site - one for non-Rotarians who want to find out about Rotary, and one for Rotarians. Especially the part for Rotarians is difficult to navigate. RI has finally produced a few video tutorial and here is the link to the one for Rotarians: http://vimeo.com/73963261