Valentine Rotary-Sponsored Drive Reaches 4000 Pints

By Bob Stetter The first blood drive sponsored by the Valentine Rotary Club was held on January 16, 2003. The location was at Cherry Hills Estates, a local assisted living facility. The drives quickly out-grew the available size at Cherry Hills. The location was changed to the Catholic Church parish hall where they have been […] [Continue Reading] more

PDG Stetter Named Chair of Governor’s Challenge Blood Drive

PDG Stetter Named Chair of Governor’s Challenge Blood Drive As announced in the June newsletter, PDG Bob Stetter has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of Global Network of Blood Donation (GNBD). He joins Hassan Adelakun (Nigeria, District 9110), Kishore Kumar, PDG (India, District 3020), Ravi Langer, PDG (India, District 3040), Daniel […] [Continue Reading] more

Clubs Asked to Set Higher Goals for Polio Plus

By Delane Wycoff As the new 2012-2013 Rotary Year begins, all clubs in District 5630 are asked to give top priority to increased giving for Polio Plus. Although the goal of polio eradication seems to be drawing closer, there is a terrible risk for rapid setbacks because of lack of funding for vaccinations. Currently, there […] [Continue Reading] more

RI President: Through service, we can bring peace

By Sakuji Tanaka It’s a great honor to serve as your 2012-13 RI president and represent you in Rotary. Since joining this organization in 1975, it has changed my life and given me more than I ever anticipated. I look forward to sharing some of that with you. Through Rotary, I learned the purpose of […] [Continue Reading] more

DG Dian Edwards’ Message to District 5630

The most sincere message I can deliver to every District 5630 Rotarian is one of gratitude for all you do to provide service above self in your community and throughout the world. You and your contributions of time, talent, and treasure prepare the way to “Peace through Service.”

The Rotary year ahead of us will be a year of transition to encourage our district and clubs to participate more fully in six primary service areas:

  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development.

We will provide clubs with the tools and resources they will need to embrace these new program opportunities. Under the leadership of PDG Dave Snow, we will continue to assist our clubs with strategic planning through “visioning” workshops. We will implement a new initiative through the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) that will educate club representatives about Rotary and the many program opportunities and services available through our Rotary organization. Clubs that participate in these programs will be well equipped to meet eligibility requirements for the RI Presidential Citation and Governor’s Citation. [Continue Reading] more