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] ...read more

U.S. Senate commends Rotary’s polio eradication efforts.

Rotary International News — 28 June 2012 In a resolution introduced by Illinois United States Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk on 26 June, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved measures that encourage the U.S. to remain committed to support for eradicating polio worldwide. The resolution commended Rotary International for its efforts to rid the world […] [Continue Reading] ...read more

Help us do a world of good

  The Rotary year ends 30 June. Your contributions to the Annual Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative support life-changing projects around the world. Learn how your contributions to The Rotary Foundation are making a difference. [Continue Reading] ...read more

Polio eradication shifts into emergency mode

Rotary International News — May 25, 2012 Despite the dramatic drop in polio cases in the last year, the threat of continued transmission due to funding and immunization gaps has driven the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to launch the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan 2012-13. The plan aims to boost vaccination coverage in the […] [Continue Reading] ...read more

DG Ron Bazata’s Message to District 5630

When my wife, Mindy and I applied to participate in a Friendship Exchange with Australia, we did not realize how the two-week adventure would change our lives. I had been a member of the Kearney Noon club since 1982 and club President in 1986-1987. The extent of my involvement had been to help with our club fund raiser, Travelogue.

After that trip, I started to realize that there was much more to Rotary outside our Kearney Noon Rotary club. Soon after that trip, the District sent emails asking for applicants for District Governor for the 2011-2012 year. We decided that although I had no district experience, that I would apply and two-and-a-half years later, here I am. I have spent countless hours already traveling to many training meetings and talking on the phone learning the ropes in preparation for my year. [Continue Reading] ...read more