Club President Update August/September 2015

WE Rotary | Rotary eClub of District 5000, Hawaii | Club President Update for August & September 2015 - Keep updated with the latest news from WE Rotary Club; District 5000, Rotary International and other Rotary International updates.

Club President Update August/September 2015

WE Rotary | Rotary eClub of District 5000, Hawaii | Club President Update for August & September 2015 – Keep updated with the latest news from WE Rotary Club; District 5000, Rotary International and other Rotary International updates. Click on the links below for more information

We Rotary eClub Updates

District 5000 Updates

Rotary International Updates

Other Rotary International Updates

 

 

 

We Rotary eClub Updates

 jamil_simon We Rotary eClub | Member Jamil Simon Project Update -We are excited to announce ways to get connected or updated to Jamil’s documentary “Fragile Island of Peace” for more information or to connect CLICK HERE
 Steve Yoshida We Rotary eClub | Club Project Update We are half way to completely funding this this project. For an update please CLICK HERE
 Eddie Lim_crp We Rotary eClub | Member Dr.Eddie Lim Rkhine Update – Dr.Eddie has sent the latest update of the Rakhine State Flooding, which has hit a total of 55 people. Rakhine the location for our past club projects. For more information or to contribute please CLICK HERE
 MicheleMician We Rotary eClub Meeting Update | Meeting w/ Michele Mician On August 11th, We Rotary eClub was honored to have speaker Michele Mician present “World Peace, What’s Rotary got to do with it?”. Learn more about sustainability projects in Palm Springs and how Rotary helped her achieve her dreams please  CLICK HERE
 DelGreen_lores We Rotary eClub Meeting Update | Meeting w/ DG Del Green On August 25th, We Rotary eClub was honored to have DG Green visit our club to dive deeper into our mission and goals for Rotary International. To watch or learn more please CLICK HERE
 Bill2MIMG_0530 We Rotary eClub Meeting Update | Meeting w/ William Chase On September 8th We Rotary eClub was honored to have Peace Conference Chair William Chase present “World Peace, What’s Rotary got to do with it?”. Learn more about the latest in Conference Planning. To watch or learn more about  CLICK HERE
 JanLai_photo We Rotary eClub Meeting Update | Meeting w/ Jan Lai On September 22nd We Rotary eClub was honored to have incoming We Rotary Member Jan Lai present her profession and how it connects to Rotary. To watch or learn more please CLICK HERE
 We_Rotary_New_200 We Rotary eClub Update | Upcoming General Meetings

October 20, 2015, Speaker Eden Steele 5:00pm PST

November 3, 2015, Speaker TBD 5:00pm PST

November 17, 2015, Speaker TBD 5:00pm PST

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For more information please contact Beau and Elsa Beljean at elsabeljean.rotary@gmail.com

October 27, 2015, Time TBD

November 10, 2015, Time TBD

November 24, 2015, Time TBD

 

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District 5000 Updates

 WeRotary_July2015_D5000_Literacy D5000 Update | Literacy Jul-Sept Newsletter & Photos Learn more about D5000 Literacy Projects. For more information  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | Rotary District 5000 Fall Foundation Seminar Grant Qualification and Grant Writing Oahu – Participants learn how to their clubs can become grant qualified in order to access “free money!” For more information  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | Rotary Vocational Service Leadership Award-deadline to DG Del Oct 16  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | District Governor Nomination for 2018-19 D5000 is currently on the search for the next District Governor for 2018-19. For more information about what it takes to be a District Governor  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | Rotary Foundation Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) an updated report on the Rotary Foundation Annual Giving and EREY is now available. For more information, please  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | TRF Annual Giving Call for donation for The Rotary Foundation. For more information, please  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | One-Day Interact Workshop Info from Joanne Laird Interested in attending a workshop by Joanne Laird. For more information, please  CLICK HERE
 Rotary_D5000_Headers D5000 Update | Vocational Event Interested in attending a Vocational Networking Event on Oahu? For more information, please CLICK HERE
 Rotary_Rotary Institute_image D5000 Update | Rotary Zone Institute Vendors, Exhibitors, Volunteers Interested in joining the Rotary Zone Institute October 29-November 1, 2015? For more information CLICK HERE


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Rotary International Updates

 WeRotary_July2015_Image9 RI President Update | ‘Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group’ Newsletter September – Learn more about WSRAG Projects. For more information please  CLICK HERE
 WeRotary_July2015_Image11 RI Update | Rotary Global Rewards Vendor Offers as of August 1, 2015 – Rewards, discounts and offers available to all Rotarians. For more information on a list of vendors  CLICK HERE
 T1516_MBS-lockup-EN RI Update | Open World Program 2016 – Call for Hosts The RI is pleased to announce new hosting opportunities under the Open World Program during the 2016 calendar year.  CLICK HERE
  RI Update | Rotary International Leadership Newsletter Update For the latest on RI Leader newsletter on World Polio Day, Tech Tools, Grants, District Center please  CLICK HERE
 WeRotary_July2015_Image9 RI Update | ‘Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group’ Newsletter August/September – Learn more about WSRAG Projects. For more information please CLICK HERE
 T1516_MBS-lockup-EN RI Update | RI Call to Action for Bequest Society Commitments  Detailed information on how you can personally thank Rotary’s new and increased Bequest Society commitments. For a detailed letter please CLICK HERE
 T1516_MBS-lockup-EN RI Update | 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair and Polio Immunization Interested in joining RI in participating in Polio Immunization and working on hands-on projects? For more information, please  CLICK HERE
 July 2015 Update_2 RI Update | Celebrate Membership Month Watch an encouraging video from RI President K.R. Ravindran, please CLICK HERE
 T1516_MBS-lockup-EN RI Update C9 | RI Giving & Grants Newsletter Learn more about Giving & Grants Projects. For more information, please  CLICK HERE

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Other Rotary International Updates

 T1516_MBS-lockup-EN Other RI Opportunity | Seeking Partners for the Water Project The Rtn Jagadeesh Kamath call for partnership for dream Water Project under Global Grant. For more information or to contact, please  CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



We Rotary eClub Updates

We Rotary Member Project Update | We are excited to announce the update of member Jamil Simon’s documentary “Fragile Island of Peace” for more information or to connect 


 

Please congratulate WE Rotary Member Jamil Simon, for his success and spirit in making his dream into reality. There are many ways to gain updates of his success:

  1. Like ‘Spectrum Media’ on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumMediaBoston 
  2. Follow ‘Spectrum Media’ on Twitter https://twitter.com/Spectrum_Boston

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We Rotary Update | Club Project Laptop Project Update – We are half way to completely funding this project!!! $4000 out of $8000 has been funding. Please thank and congratulate WE Rotary Member Steve Yoshida for a job well don!! For an update of our next laptop project in Thailand, please t http://rotaryeclubdistrict5000hawaii.org/cause/thailand-laptop-computer-project/


Noko and I first visited northern Thailand on a Rotary friendship exchange (RFE).  We were enchanted by the kindness, culture, beauty, and low cost living (a one hour massage costs $5).  We made many friends throughout D3360 and many Rotary programs followed (4 RFEs, an ITHF tour, numerous youth exchanges, 10 sister club relationships, dozens of matching grants).
The principal of the Maechan welfare school invited us to teach English on that first RFE and we have been Rotary volunteers to Thailand every year for a dozen years.  A government “welfare” school is a boarding school for disadvantaged hill tribe children K1-12. Many of the children don’t even speak the Thai language when they enter.  The school becomes their family and the dedicated teachers are like their parents.  The students are expected to get jobs upon graduation, since most have no families to support them. They take low end jobs in tourism, cultural dancing, cooking, costume making, farming, blue collar work.
We thought these were smart and well mannered kids who could get good jobs if they had computer skills.  However, the welfare school could only afford to offer a few hours of computer lab time each week.  So with a $50,000 matching grant for camera and laptops, Rotary helped the English teacher start a photo class, where students would take photos, write essays in English and use laptop computers to prepare their photo exhibits.  It was a great success.  The students became skilled computer users in a joyful way.
That was some 10 years ago, and with their computer skills many of those students now work in banks, big companies and start their own businesses.  Their many letters of thanks are overwhelming.
Now we would like to start a laptop project at the ChiangKham Welfare Schoo near the Golden Triangle.  We picked this school because the internet is fast, the surroundings are comfortable, the English teacher and principal are excellent and, of course, the children are adorable.  The costs of computers are much less, so our goal is to raise $8,000.  The school has committed $1,000, so we ask that clubs who would like to become project partners donate $1,000 or more.
Best of all, the ChiangKham School invites all project partners to an opening celebration on 7 January 2016.  You will never forget Thai hospitality, hill tribe entertainment and the smiles of grateful kids.  We hope you will consider joining us.
Steve & Noko Yoshida

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We Rotary eClub Updates

We Rotary eClub Update | Rakhine State Flooding death tool hist 55 Member Dr.Eddie Lim call to action for the recent natural disaster in Rakhine State, a location we will be servicing in January. For more information or contribute support, please see below


The Myanmar Times by Aung Shin | Thursday, 06 August 2015

The number of confirmed casualties in Rakhine State has hit 55 and is likely to rise further, officials reported yesterday, as civil society groups and residents said drinking water shortages were the main concern.

A body is transported on a boat through mangrove forest in Mrauk-Oo township on August 4. Photo: Kaung Htet / The Myanmar Times

A body is transported on a boat through mangrove forest in Mrauk-Oo township on August 4. Photo: Kaung Htet / The Myanmar Times

The northern part of Rakhine has been among the hardest-hit by recent floods that have afflicted 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions, affecting an estimated 260,000 people.

But many areas remain virtually cut off from assistance, reachable only by helicopter.

“The death toll could increase. There are still villages that we haven’t reached yet,” U Tin Maung Swe, state-level administrator in Sittwe told The Myanmar Times.

The regional government is supplying food and other aid to villages through airdrops using military helicopters. A total of 180 flights have been undertaken since August 2.

“Airdrops of food supplies with helicopters are not sufficient. It is just to provide mental encouragement to the flood victims. We are now going by small boats to villages in very remote areas,” U Tin Maung Swe said.

According to the regional government, five townships in northern Rakhine State have been classified flood disaster zones – Kyauktaw, Minbya, Mrauk-Oo, Buthidaung and Maungdaw – with as many as 300,000 people affected.

As well as the human toll, thousands of livestock and at least 200,000 acres of paddy have been damaged.

But many more acres of paddy are likely to be damaged in the disaster-hit northern part of Rakhine, which has between 800,000 and 900,000 acres of rich paddy fields, according to official data.

Similarly, Rakhine residents are sceptical of the official casualty figures.

“The government’s figures are not reliable. It seems that government officials are reluctant to release the real number of casualties. There are some villages still disconnected,” said U

Khine Pray Soe, vice chair of the Rakhine National Party.

He said drinking water was the most urgent need among flood-hit communities.

“We have no idea how we can solve the drinking water problem at the moment. There are also difficulties for cooking,” he said.

When The Myanmar Times travelled to villages around Mrauk-Oo on August 4, residents were covering long distances in small boats in the hope of finding drinking water. Other boats were searching for bodies.

Most land transport routes and power lines have been cut off in Rakhine State due to the flooding. The capital city, Sittwe, has received limited electricity through the use of generators.

Meanwhile, the telecommunication system, which was poor to begin with, has also been badly damaged in many areas. As a result, remote villages remain out of contact with government officials and civil society groups.

“The death toll could be at least 100,” said U San Kyaw, a member of a Sittwe charitable organisation.

His association set up a temporary centre in Sittwe to accept donations from individuals and arrange delivery. As of yesterday evening it had received K100 million in cash, as well as many goods.

“We are going to very disconnected villages where nobody is reaching,” said U Thein Tun Aung, another association’s member.

The group has dispatched supply boats to remote villages, travelling to Mrauk-Oo three times and Minbya twice, he said.

One Mrauk-Oo resident said on August 4 that while the worst of the flooding was over, there was still a shortage of supplies.

“The water went down in many parts of town and people are almost back to normal. But they are waiting for aid to arrive,” he said.

 

To provide additional support please contact We Rotary eClub Member Dr.Eddie Lim at eddieaglim@gmail.com

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We Rotary eClub Updates

We Rotary eClub Update | General Meeting w/ Michele Mician  On Aug 11th We Rotary eClub was honored to have speaker Michele Mician speak about sustainability projects in Palm Springs and how Rotary help her to achieve her dreams.



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We Rotary eClub Updates

We Rotary eClub Update | General Meeting w/ DG Green  On Aug 25th We Rotary eClub was honored to have DG Green visit our club to dive deep into our mission and goals for Rotary International.


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We Rotary eClub Updates

We Rotary eClub Update | General Meeting w/Jan Lai  On Sept 22nd We Rotary eClub was honored to have incoming We Rotary Member Jan Lai talk about her profession and how it connects to Rotary .


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District 5000 Updates

D5000 Update | Literacy Jul-Sept 2015 Newsletter & Photos  Interested in D5000 Literacy Projects? Check out photos at


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http://rotaryd5000.org/PhotoAlbums/jul-aug-sep-2015-pics-literacy

 Aloha all
I found a way to put all the photos you sent to me on the D5000 literacy website in the newsletter link.
Club Runner, as I shared the other day, has a limit of 10 MB size for a file. So my PDF file for the literacy newsletters cannot be more than 10 MB total.
However, I saw a way to create a photo album on the Club Runner literacy website and I tried it and it worked.
If you go to rotaryd5000.org
scroll down and click on the link for Literacy
from there click on Newsletters link
from there click on D5000 Literacy Newsletters 2015-2016 link
Right under that link is a new link for Photo Albums.
I named it Jul Aug Sep 2015 pics literacy
and I was able to upload all 20 jpg files you had sent to me.
Thanks for all the great literacy work our clubs are doing and for all the pics you sent.
I will send you email in DEC and MARCH and JUNE for your literacy submissions.
Aloha
Gale

Aloha all

Attached is our D5000 literacy newsletter for July Aug Sep 2015. Thanks for your submissions.
Due to limitations in Club Runner we may not upload a file that is more than 10 MG size to the Literacy website. Since I place these newsletters on that website as well as email them to you, I was not able to use all the photos the clubs sent to me.
In the future please do not send me more than 1 or 2 jpg photos along with your submissions.
Enjoy the newsletter and thanks for all your wonderful literacy work as we begin our Rotary year.
Aloha
Gale Warshawsky
Laura Richards
Co-Literacy Chairs 2015-2016 D5000
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District 5000 Updates

D5000 Update | Rotary District 5000 Fall Foundation Seminar Grant Qualification and Grant Writing Oahu – Participants learn how to their clubs can become grant qualified in order to access “free money!”


Aloha to the Fabulous Centennial AGs and team!

Attached is the Fall District Seminar Flyer/Registration form.  Please disseminate this document to your club presidents.  As soon as I find out the building number/name, I will send you a follow up flyer.  If you have any questions, just let me know.  I’m here to help!

Have a lovely evening!

Respectfully,

–          Lori Williams

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Rotary District 5000 Fall Foundation Seminar

GRANT QUALIFICATION AND GRANT WRITING

OAHU

 

Overview of the Seminar:  Grant Qualification. Participants learn how their clubs can become grant qualified in order to access “free money!” A minimum of two attendees (president elect preferred and other members) from each club is mandatory in order to apply for grants. The goal is to have the participants complete most of the required paperwork during the seminar to be grant qualified.        Grant Writing.  Now that your club is qualified, it’s time to figure out how to write grants. Step by step instructions plus examples of past grants as well as hands-on practice in writing grants is included in this seminar.

 

Date:  Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Time:  8:30 am Registration

Location:  Chaminade University (building number and map to follow soon)

Cost:  $10.00 per person

 

Tentative agenda:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Registration / Light Refreshments

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Grant Qualification

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Grant Writing

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Questions & Answers

Noon – Adjourn  (No lunch)

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District 5000 Updates

D5000 Update | Rotary Vocational Service Leadership Award-deadline to DG Del Oct 16


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Candidates must have exhibited significant support of vocational service by fulfilling each of the following criteria:
• Exemplifying integrity and high ethical standards in their vocation and in Rotary
• Using their vocational talents to serve the community
• Personally undertaking at least one of the following:
     Mentoring a young person to help that person succeed in vocational pursuits
     Organizing a vocational service discussion or group workshop to inspire others to take action
     Teaching other club members about their vocation by participating in a classification talk
     Participating in a business networking event that introduces non-Rotarians to the principles of vocational service
     Implementing an activity to celebrate Vocational Service Month in October
     Participating in another vocational service project that meets local needs

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D5000 Update | District Governor Nomination for 2018-19 D5000 is currently on the search for the next District Governor for 2018-19. For more information about what it takes to be a District Governor.


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GOVERNOR
The governor is the officer of RI in the district, functioning under the general supervision of the RI Board. The governor leads and supports the clubs in the district by inspiring and motivating them and by ensuring continuity within the district. (RIB 15.090.)

Candidates for Governor
In order to assure the best possible candidates for the office of governor, governors shall invite the clubs in their districts to propose suitable candidates. All clubs are provided with the status, qualifications, and duties of the governor to inform their proposals for nomination as governors.
Status
The governor is an officer of RI nominated by the clubs of a district and elected by the convention of RI. The governor’s term of office begins on 1 July and continues for one year or until a successor is elected and qualified. (RIB 6.060.1.)

Qualifications
In addition to the qualifications of governor-nominee, a governor, at the time of taking office, must have completed seven years of membership in one or more clubs and have attended the governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly. (RIB 15.080.)

Duties
The district governor’s responsibilities can be found in Lead Your District: Governor (233). This manual is updated annually. In addition to fulfilling their responsibilities, district governors are expected to adhere to the Rotary Code of Ethics.

GOVERNOR-NOMINEE
Selection
The selection of a governor-nominee by the clubs in a district should be conducted in a dignified, responsible manner in harmony with the principles of Rotary. (RCP 19.030.1.) The district must select the nominee for governor not more than 36 months, but not less than 24 months, prior to the day of taking office. (RIB 13.010.)
Any Rotarian who engages in campaigning or canvassing for elective office in RI may be subject to disqualification from election to the office sought and possibly to future RI offices for such periods as the RI Board may determine (see chapter 3). (RIB 10.060., 10.070.)
Districts are urged to seek out and nominate the best-qualified person for the office of governor.

Rejection of Nomination by Board
If a nominee for governor does not meet the prescribed qualifications and requirements, the Board shall reject the nomination and the general secretary shall not present it to the convention for election. (RIB 13.060.1.)

Method of Selection
Except in RIBI, a district must select its governor-nominee by a nominating committee procedure, a ballot-by-mail, or a vote at the district conference. (RIB 13.020.1.) For districts using the nominating committee procedure, each club may propose one challenging candidate. Each club may concur with only one challenging candidate. (RIB 13.020.9.)

Qualifications
At the time of selection, the nominee will be called governor-nominee-designate and will assume the title of governor-nominee on 1 July two years before serving as governor. The governor-nominee must
1) Be a regular member of a club in the district (RIB 15.070.1.)
2) Have full qualifications for membership in the strict application of the club membership provisions, and have a classification whose integrity is without question (RIB 15.070.2.)
3) Have served as president of a club for a full term or be a charter president of a club having served the full term from the date of the charter to 30 June, pro- vided that this period is for at least six months (RIB 15.070.3.)
4) Demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in RI Bylaws section 15.090. (RIB 15.070.4.)
5) Demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of governor as prescribed in the RI Bylaws, and submit to RI, through its general secretary, a signed statement acknowledging a clear understanding of them. This statement shall also confirm that the Rotarian is qualified for the office of governor and willing and able to assume the duties and responsibilities of the office and to perform them faithfully (RIB 15.070.5.)
More information on the governor-nominee’s responsibilities and assignments can be found in the Learning Center at learn.rotary.org.
MANUAL OF PROCEDURE 2013

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D5000 Update | Rotary Foundation Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) an updated report on the Rotary Foundation Annual Giving and EREY is now available. For more information, please CLICK HERE


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September has come and gone and this horse race is heating up.  We’ve had a lot of activity as everyone jockeys into position.  There was a big surge from the Rotary Club of Wailuku Maui who has jumped into 1st place with an Annual Fund Per Capita (AFPC) of $259.50.  Following close behind is the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset with an AFPC of $242.21.  The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise jumped up to 3rd place with a September surge of $5,475 for an AFPC of $162.14.  The Rotary Club of Ala Moana has an APFC of $147.03 which puts them in 4th place but are poised for that big kick as they come into the second turn.
There is still a lot of time and it’s way too early to call this race.  This month, we had an impressive performance with over $24,000 contributed to The Rotary Foundation.  For District 5000, our current total for the year is $75,705.00 and I know that we are going to see some strong pushes from some of those clubs that are in the middle of the pack.
November is Foundation Month so please prepare early. Encourage your members to contribute in November and have some fun promoting the foundation so that we have a great showing.  Plan to have a speaker during that month to talk about the foundation.  Encourage members to donate to the foundation by setting a goal to become an EREY club (Every Rotarian Every Year).  Setting an EREY goal changes the entire dynamics of the foundation from an individual effort to a TEAM effort.  This goal can only be met if every member contributes.  I know you can all do it!  Use your club recognition points to match member contributions,  you’ll be surprised how effective this can be.
Attached for your review is the September Monthly Contribution Report.  Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I’m here to help your club meet and exceed your foundation goals.
Happy Giving,
Dave Mozdren
​District 5000 Annual Giving Chair.

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D5000 Update | TRF Annual Giving Call for donation for The Rotary Foundation. For more information, please see below


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Dear Genesis;
As the District Annual Giving Chair, I’ve visited several clubs and I’m encouraged by the warm reception and the enthusiasm that the Clubs have toward giving to The Rotary Foundation. We have just finished the second month of this Rotary year and its important that we get an early start and to have The Rotary Foundation be a vital part of your weekly meetings.  I’m hoping that I can count on your support to be “leaders by example” and to openly give to The Rotary Foundation.
Almost every club in the district has a stash of Club Contribution Points.  These points cost you nothing and are a valuable tool to spur giving by your members.   Depending on the number of points your club has, consider using these points to match your members cash contribution (minimum of $100) to the Annual Fund. Send out an email blast to all your members so they will be prepared, and allow the members to make a pledge if they can’t make the meeting.  You’ll be surprised as to the results and this will help to create a culture of giving within your club.
If you would like to talk more on how this works, please give me a call. Remember, the more we give to the Rotary Foundation means more money comes back to our clubs for projects in Hawaii and throughout the World.
Mahalo,
David Mozdren
District Annual Giving Chair.

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D5000 Update | One-Day Interact Workshop Info from Joanne Laird Interested in attending a workshop by Joanne Laird. For more information, see below


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Plans are under way for the 2nd Annual One-Day Interact Workshops to be held on Saturdays according to this schedule:

DATE                          ISLAND                SITE
September 12,          Maui                      UH Maui, Pilina Multi Use Room
September 26,          West Hawai`i        Kealakehe HS Library
October 3,                  Kauai                     Island School Cafeteria
October 17,                East Hawai`i        Waiakea HS Library
October 24,                Oahu                      Kapolei HS

Last year, we met with almost 300 Interactors and Rotarians in the first annual workshop.  We know that they were successful, the evaluations were very positive and we are looking forward to serving more students this year.  Each Rotary Club is asked to pay for up to 10 students to attend from the school(s) that they sponsor an Interact Club.  Cost is $15 per student, which covers lunch, a snack, all workshop supplies and the adult facilitator to run the workshop curriculum.
Each workshop will have a separate flyers and application forms.  The flyers and applications will be posted on the D5000 Website this week.  I am attaching the Maui Application and flyer for your review, but know that there will be separate flyers and application forms for each location. These flyers and applications will be sent to the Interact Club Advisors at your respective schools next week.  Below are also the contacts for the person in your area who is responsible for managing the applications and letting your club know how many students to pay for.
We also ask each Rotary Club to have 1-2 members arrive by 2:00 pm on the day of your workshop to meet your Interactors and work together to plan a joint community service project.  This part of the workshop is fun and interactive and you both come away with a project that you can do together to better your community.
Questions?  Please let me know.  Otherwise I look forward to a very successful 2nd year training and meeting the Interactors and your participating club members.Workshop Contacts:
West Hawai`i – Donna Hiranaka, rotarykonamauka@gmail.com<mailto:rotarykonamauka@gmail.com>
Kauai – Dick Olsen, kauai.sailor@gmail.com<mailto:kauai.sailor@gmail.com>
East Hawai`i – Tom Brown, brownt019@gmail.com<mailto:brownt019@gmail.com>
Oahu – Nicole Lemas, Nicolel@iharateam.com<mailto:Nicolel@iharateam.com>Joanne Laird
Youth Service Chair
Rotary D5000
President 2010-11
Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise
250 Hau`oli St. #220
Ma`alaea Bay Village
Wailuku, HI 96793
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D5000 Update | Vocational Event Interested in attending a Vocational Networking Event on Oahu? For more information, see below


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The 2015-2016 D5000 Rotary Year is underway and I am excited to announce our first Vocational Networking Event here on Oahu – https://www.facebook.com/events/491673087672854/ . The Rotary Club of East Honolulu, under the leadership of its dynamic Membership Chair, Master Networker and Rotary Gold Sponsor John Strandberg is putting on this great event for all Rotarians to network and to learn about each other’s professions. Bring plenty of business cards and invite business partners and potential members to experience firsthand the power of Rotary.
D5000 Vocational Service is honored to participate in this event as we are exploring the launch of a local chapter of Rotary Means Business Fellowship here on Oahu.

Marco Schlesser

Vocational Chair 2015-2016
Past Membership Chair 2012-2015
Rotary District 5000 – Hawaii
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D5000 Update | Rotary Zone Institute Vendors, Exhibitors, Volunteers Interested in joining the Rotary Zone Institute October 29-November 1, 2015? For more information


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       “Connecting for Good”
ROTARY INSTITUTE
ZONES 25 & 26
October 29-November 1, 2015
Waikoloa Resort, Hawaii
Aloha D5000 Rotarians!
Rotary International Director Brad Howard and the Zone Institute Organizing Committee would like to invite you to participate as a vendor, exhibitor, or volunteer at the 2015 Rotary Zone Institute for Zones 25 and 26.
This year’s Institute will be held from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1 at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii. GNATS and GETS (DG Training) will be from October 25th through October 29th. About six hundred Rotary leaders from Zone 25 and 26, the Western Mainland, will be here.
This will be a great opportunity to show off your club projects or your local businesses featuring products of Hawaii. There will be no charge for your presence in the House of Friendship except a Wi-Fi access fee, if needed.
We have an excellent location this year for the House of Friendship in the GRAND PROMENADE just outside of the breakout rooms. This location will provide you with excellent exposure by being in an area that will have maximum foot traffic. There will be a room available for security, but ultimately you are responsible for securing your items. Tables and electricity are provided gratis. You might bring an extension cord just in case. Let us know if you will be attending, what you will be showcasing/selling, how many lineal feet of tables you need, and how many days you will need Wi-Fi access.
Although the program is for Institute registrants, Saturday lunch is open to Hawaii Rotary vendors, exhibitors and volunteers (ALL Rotary D5000 Rotarians are invited to attend Saturday lunch with RIPE John Germ as speaker and dinner with entertainer Henry Kapono.)   A special meeting and discussion for Hawaii Rotarians with R I President Elect John Germ is being arranged.   Registration for Saturday lunch ($55) and dinner ($115) will be run through the D5000 website www.rotaryd5000.org.  If you need to stay in Kona, you may book a room at the Institute Rate of $155.
Set-up is Wednesday afternoon.  The House of Friendship tables should be manned  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from  9-5.  Removal of your merchandise or project will be Saturday after 5 pm.  Vendor names will be printed in the program. Additional ads can be purchased by contacting Janine McClanahan at janine5220@sbcglobal.net.   Corporate sponsorships for larger advertising packages are available by contacting Laura Steelquist at laura@himed.cc.
So far, volunteers are needed for airport greeting on Sunday, October 25th, Wednesday, October 28th, and Thursday, October 29th.  Registration volunteers are needed on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th.                                                  Additional volunteers may be added for other days.  Alan Clarke is setting up golf so may call for some help on Thursday, October 29th and Sunday, November 1st.
Vendors are asked to please provide insurance naming Rotary International Zones 25&26 as Additional Insured.
Hotel registration can be made on www.zone2526.   Vendor Meal packages are available if you so desire.
Ship items to:
                                Hilton Waikoloa Village
                  69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr.
                    Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Attn:  Sef, Events and Catering/Hold for Rotary
For Exhibitors and Vendors: John Steelquist, john@steelquist.com
For Volunteers:  Laura Steelquist, laura@himed.cc

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Rotary International Updates

RI Update | Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Newsletter September 2015 Released – Learn more about WSRAG Projects…


The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to support Rotary clubs to effectively plan, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, where they are most needed in a collaborative, cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner, true to the principles of Rotary International. Wasrag operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International. www.wasrag.org

Newsletter
September 2015

Corn Cobs to Purify Water?
A Google Science Award went to thirteen year old Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai who won the ‘Community Impact Award’ at the Google Science Fair in California for her incredible invention. Lalita created a low cost bio-absorbent based water purifier. How does it work? Surprisingly, it uses corn cobs to purify the water!  Read More…

Global Handwashing Day is October 15th!
We all think we are pretty good at handwashing, but have you ever wondered what is the best way to wash hands? Here are some resources:

Rotary builds protected springs in Kenya.
Lack of clean drinking water is a main health problem in the rural areas in south western Kenya. The incidence of water born infectious diseases is high. Since 2005  six Rotary Clubs in district 2360 in Sweden and Rotary Doctors Organization has worked with a project called “Protected Springs in Kenya”. The Rotary Clubs are Lilla Edet RC, Ljungskile RC, Orust RC, Trollhattan Starkodder RC, Uddevalla RC and Uddevalla Skansen RC.
The Rotary Clubs have raised the money needed and Rotary Doctors have done all the work in the field with help of the nurses and doctors working in their health service program. Read More…

Reminder: UNC 
Water and Health Conference: 
October 26-30, 2015
The upcoming Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. The Verbal and Poster presentation schedules, as well as the Side Event calendar, are now available online.
Dominick de Waal of The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program will deliver the opening keynote address. He will share his insights on the implementation challenges of the WaSH targets within the Sustainable Development Goals, including what must be done differently in the changing context from MDGs to SDGs.

Joint Monitoring Program 2015: 
Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 663 Million Still Lack an Improved Water Source
and 2.4 Billion still Without Improved Sanitation Facilities
The report provides an overview of progress against the targets for water and sanitation and compares progress across regions. UNICEF and the WHO highlight equality gaps in access to water and sanitation between urban and rural dwellers and the rich and poor. The report also analyzes how monitoring mechanisms for water, sanitation, and hygiene have evolved since 1990. Find Full Report…

Mark Your Calendar!
WASRAG’s World Water Summit 8 is scheduled for
Friday May 29th, 2016 in Seoul, Korea, immediately before the Rotary International Convention.
The annual Summit is a great opportunity to learn, share, meet others passionate about WASH, and find out about others successes and failures and lessons learned.
Mark the date! Registration will open soon. For more information contact us at WWS8

New Projects…
We love hearing about your projects and are delighted to relay these great opportunities for Rotarians to get involved in WASH projects! When posting your projects on the Wasrag website, please remember to include the name of your Rotary club and District number. Contact us at info@wasrag.org if you need help with your posting.
We have writers ready to help tell your story!

Wasrag needs your membership. Membership revenue helps cover our administrative costs, website upgrades, training, development of support materials etc. To check whether your membership has expired, email Anna. To become a member,  simply click on the button.

 To submit stories and pictures our Newsletter, please email:  info@wasrag.org

*The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is pleased to consider partnerships with any corporate supporter. Due to the unique attributes of water sources and water provision, acceptance of corporate support does not imply an endorsement of any particular water technology. Rotarians, Rotary clubs, and Rotary partners must evaluate any technology to determine if it is the best solution for the conditions where the program will be implemented. Wasrag can provide guidance about where different technologies work best, but Rotarians and Rotary clubs must make the final decision about how to implement their programs.
The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to support Rotary clubs to effectively plan, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, where they are most needed in a collaborative, cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner, true to the principles of Rotary International. Wasrag operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.

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Rotary International Updates

RI Update | Rotary Global Rewards Vendor Offers as of August 1, 2015 – Rewards, discounts and offers available to all Rotarians. For more information on a list of vendors


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Rotary International Updates

RI Update | Open World Program 2016 – Call for Hosts The RI is pleased to announce new hosting opportunities under the Open World Program during the 2016 calendar year.


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OPEN World program 2016 — Call for hosts

Dear Rotary Club President,
cc: Rotary Club Secretary

We are pleased to announce new hosting opportunities under the Open World Program during the 2016 calendar year.

The Open World Program is available only to Rotary clubs in the United States, and provides an opportunity to build fellowship and friendship to strengthen international understanding by hosting emerging Eurasian leaders from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, RussiaTajikistan, and Ukraine in your community. Rotary clubs are needed to host six-participant delegations for eight days and nights and prepare a professional program related to business, community, and civic life in the United States.

The program focuses primarily on developing a network of leaders who have an understanding of how American communities deal with contemporary issues and who want to maintain contact with their new American contacts and other counterparts. Often, these collaborations lead to service projects between Rotary clubs in the two countries.

Is your Rotary club interested in working on an international project, hosting six Open World participants (emerging and/or current Eurasian leaders) for eight days, and willing to develop an intensive week of programs based on a selected Open World theme? Review the Open World Program Brochure and Host Request Form and email the completed form to openworldprogram@rotary.org by Thursday, 15 October 2015.

Find out more about the Open World Program or email us at openworldprogram@rotary.org.

Sincerely,

Natalia Kunzer
Open World Program Officer

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RI Update | Rotary Newsletter Update For the latest on RI Leader newsletter on World Polio Day, Tech Tools, Grants, District Center please see below


 

Leader
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September 2015 | Helping clubs and districts achieve success
How you can help on World Polio Day Nigeria and the continent of Africa have gone a year without a polio case caused by wild poliovirus. But as significant as these accomplishments are, we have not yet reached our goal of a polio-free world. To mark World Polio Day, Rotary will host a streamed global status update on 23 October, sharing information about these recent milestones and focusing on the work that remains to be done.

GIVE
Tech Tools
Management made simple

We’ve retooled the Club & District Administration pages on Rotary.org to make it easier for you to manage your clubs and districts. You’ll find all the tools and resources you need to update membership, pay club dues, see contribution reports, locate a coordinator, and more — and you can do it all more simply than ever.

Grants
Having a long-term impact

Rotary members in California, USA, and central Mexico have been working together for more than a decade to support education and promote literacy in coastal communities of Nayarit, Mexico. Working in the same region for an extended period has allowed the clubs to build relationships with each other and with the community, and has raised the value that families put on education.

ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS NOW LIVE

Rotary International

Rotary Global Rewards is a new member benefit program designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians. This exciting program includes discounts on products and services such as travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much.

Rotary Global Rewards: the good you do comes back to you.


TRACK PROGRESS TOWARD THE 2015-16 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION

Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs can earn the Presidential Citation from Rotary President K.R. Ravindran for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and clubs. Activities include growing your membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.

District Corner
A team of experts at your service

Regional leaders work together to share their expertise and Rotary knowledge with you. In California, USA, a team of regional leaders has developed an innovative approach to helping districts implement Rotary’s brand and voice across all levels of training.


Resources & reference

The Rotary Foundation Reference Guide
2013-14 Annual Report
Grant information


Rotary Leader is a bimonthly publication that offers practical information, resources, and tools to help club and district leaders succeed.

Send questions and story ideas to rotary.leader@rotary.org.

GET MORE NEWS

 

 


 

 

 

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RI Update | ‘Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Newsletter August/September – Learn more about WSRAG Projects. 


Newsletter  
August/September 2015

 

 


 

Appropriate Technology and WASH
Susan Davis, a presenter at WASRAG’s recent World Water Summit in Brazil, authored an interesting article for Engineering for Change. It described a tool to improve decision making on which innovations and technologies will work best in developing country contexts. Focusing on technology or infrastructure alone as a solution to water access issues has contributed to high failure rates. There is, however, a good way to use technology.”  Read More…

 


 

PNG WASH Program Micro Grid is Powerful!
As a member of the St. Martin’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, and as an engineering class project, Alexander, a student, helped Rotarians with the original WASH system hydraulics and planning. His proposal for a micro grid has now been shortlisted as a winning paper at a recent conference. Introducing other contributions like this, expands the reach of Rotary projects. The PNG WASH ROTARY project is also supporting a PNG literacy, disease prevention, child and maternal health care and  economic development program, and includes WASH in schools, and community outreach to foster Rainwater harvesting, composting toilets, and hand washing in their homes.  Read the paper…

 


 

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What Follows the MDGs? SDGs!

 

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.  The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.

 

The new goals include a number of WASH related targets. Although hygiene is included with sanitation in goal 6.2, there is currently no indicator for hygiene. To join others and ensure that hygiene is fully included in the goals and targets and measured as a mandatory global indicator, please visit this site:  GPPPHW and sign the petition.

 


 

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) & WASH-in-Schools (WinS)
UNICEF along with Columbia University, will host the 4th Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (WinS) Conference on Thursday October 22nd 2015 from 9am to 5pm (Eastern Standard Time). The theme for the conference is ‘Encouraging Countries to Champion MHM Through Evidence and Advocacy’. The virtual conference is intended to share lessons learned and experiences in MHM in WinS through advocacy conducted at the national level, research findings from studies conducted on the impact of MHM interventions in schools, and efforts to build stakeholders buy-in, and the use of evidence for policy and programming. Register to participate!

 


 

Rotary at work in Cameroon

 

(Co-authored by Dr. Isis E. Mejias, Process Engineering, Jacobs,  Houston, TX
In 1980, when Mbah Mbole Joseph first came to Limbe for a job with Cameroon’s national oil company, he found a small coastal town that was home to 40,000 villagers, the country’s main oil refinery, and one of its most important commercial ports. By the time Mbah Mbole retired in 2005, the population was approaching 100,000 and placing increasing strain on an antiquated sanitation system not built to accommodate the new arrivals.

“The demand [for water] is five times more than supply,” said Mbah Mbole. “We have water once in 3 days.” Read More…

 

 

 


 


Notes from the Field…

 

(Submitted by Nancy Gilbert, newsletter editor and WASH consultant, currently working in Nigeria)

Menstrual Hygiene Management or MHM is an area of growing interest – finally! An area that has, for too long, been taboo, MHM has come out of the closet, and into mainstream WASH planning. Lack of water and sanitation facilities in schools results in a marked decline in girls’ attendance once they start menstruating. It’s hard to imagine: no privacy, no place to wash, and no place to dispose of used products. At the WASRAG Summit in Brazil, I met a wonderful Rotarian… Read More…

 


 

 

New Projects…
We love hearing about your projects and are delighted to relay these great opportunities for Rotarians to get involved in WASH projects! When posting your projects on the Wasrag website, please remember to include the name of your Rotary club and District number. Contact us at info@wasrag.org if you need help with your posting.
We have writers ready to help tell your story!

 

 


Wasrag needs your membership. Membership revenue helps cover our administrative costs, website upgrades, training, development of support materials etc. To check whether your membership has expired, email Anna. To become a member,  simply click on the button.


 Interested in Upcoming Events?
Click here to see the Calendar. To submit items for the calendar, please email info@wasrag.org

To submit stories and pictures for our newsletter, please email marcom@startwithwater.org

 

 


*The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is pleased to consider partnerships with any corporate supporter. Due to the unique attributes of water sources and water provision, acceptance of corporate support does not imply an endorsement of any particular water technology. Rotarians, Rotary clubs, and Rotary partners must evaluate any technology to determine if it is the best solution for the conditions where the program will be implemented. Wasrag can provide guidance about where different technologies work best, but Rotarians and Rotary clubs must make the final decision about how to implement their programs.

 

NOT ON OUR MAILING LIST? Click here to keep up to date on water & sanitation information and opportunities.

The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to support Rotary clubs to effectively plan, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, where they are most needed in a collaborative, cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner, true to the principles of Rotary International. Wasrag operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.

 

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Rotary International Updates

RI Update | RI Call to Action for Bequest Society Commitments  Detailed information on how you can personally thank Rotary’s new and increased Bequest Society commitments. 


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RI Update | 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair and Polio Immunization Interested in joining RI in participating in Polio Immunization and working on hands-on projects? 


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Dear Rotary Club President:

Congratulations on the beginning of a new and hopefully successful year of Rotary Service as a Club President.  I sincerely hope it is a wonderfully productive and satisfying experience for you.

The purpose of this correspondence is to announce an upcoming trip to Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa in November 2015 to participate in a polio immunization exercise, attend the 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.  Attached is detailed trip information.  Please feel free to share this information with the Rotarians in your club as soon as possible as we have a limited amount of space and expect this trip to be filled in the next week or two.

Trip Dates:                         November 1019, 2015

Travel to:                            Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa

Per Person Price:              $1,779, double occupancy

Program includes:            Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, polio immunization exercise, hands-on community service field work, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.

In November 2015, North American Rotarians will travel to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for a life changing experience.   Have you ever heard a Rotarian speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise, a cleft lip/cleft palate mission, or work on a humanitarian grant?  These trips have a profound effect upon the individual.  For those of you who have gone on one of these trips you know, and for those of you who have yet to enjoy this experience, you should.

The experiences you have stay with you forever.  You get up early in the morning, travel with local Rotarians to a village, health clinic or impoverished neighborhood, and for the next few hours, you change.  Small children come up to you to say thank you.  Mothers and fathers smile at you knowing that you are giving their child a chance for a better life.  You meet with the leaders in the village to learn of their needs and their hopes.  It is hot; it is dusty; it makes you uncomfortable; it is exquisite.

The West Africa Project Fair is endorsed by Rotary’s Reach Out to Africa Committee (ROTA), who is trying to generate greater connectivity between the African and North American Rotarians to generate greater support of the projects of Africa.  Your involvement, or your club’s involvement, in this Fair would not only provide an opportunity for project support, it would also help your members to grow and to understand the benefits of being a Rotarian.  Involvement in Rotary gives the ordinary Rotarian extraordinary opportunities to do things that they could never do anywhere else.  This trip is just such an experience.

Even if you are unable to join us this year, please feel free to announce this program in your club over the next month, get it on websites, and get it in newsletters.  Encourage your members to participate – help them to Be a Gift to the World.

Let us know if you have any questions.   We hope to hear from you soon.

 

Brad

Bradford R. Howard

Rotary International Director,

Zones 25-26, 2015-2017

516 Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA  94610

Phone:  (510) 834-2260

FAX:  (510) 834-1019

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RI Update | Celebrate Membership Month Watch an encouraging video from RI President K.R. Ravindran, please



Rotary International President Ravindran Membership Message from Rotary International on Vimeo.

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My dear friends,

We often talk a great deal about membership. Quite naturally, the focus is on recruiting new members, but in the process, we lose sight of an equally important task — that of retaining existing members.

As Rotary celebrates Membership Month, I want to ask what Rotary means to you. I invite you to share your story not only with Rotary but with your personal and professional networks — not only why you joined, but why you are still a member of Rotary today. Is it because of the difference you’ve made in your community or because of the lifelong friendships you’ve made? Speak of the personal benefits that you have derived from your membership in Rotary, whether it’s the satisfaction from reaching out to someone who desperately needed help or the gains in your own life that came from the opportunities and connections available to you through Rotary. Sharing your Rotary story could help inspire someone to join.

Promoting our exciting member benefits program, Rotary Global Rewards, will not only help you get more transformative work done but will also show new and potential members the added value of being a part of the Rotary network. Find out more yourself about this new program and how it can be used to enhance the Rotary member experience. Encourage others to do the same.

The Member Center is now home to a number of resources to help you better serve your clubs and districts, including brochures like Be a Vibrant Club and Strengthening Your Membership: Creating Your Membership Development Plan. Exploring, understanding, and using these tools can help you engage and retain your members.

Every year, the Rotary International Convention serves as a great way to experience what it truly means to be a part of Rotary. A promotion kit for the 2016 convention in Seoul is now available. The kit provides digital and print resources to promote the convention to your club or district. Go to the Seoul convention site, find the kit in the Resources section, and use it to encourage your fellow Rotarians to attend. With your help, the 2016 Rotary Convention could be the biggest yet! By encouraging a new member to attend the convention, you will have given him or her the opportunity to be well and truly convinced of the reach and breadth of Rotary.

Membership is important year-round. We must continue to give potential members more reasons to join, and current members more reasons to stay. Let us work together to strengthen our membership base and to encourage others to join us as we work to improve our communities and to Be A Gift to the World.

In this video message, I share my additional thoughts on membership:

 

Sincerely,
K.R. Ravindran
Rotary International President

 



Rotary International Updates

RI Giving & Grants Newsletter Learn more about Giving & Grants Projects. For more information, see below


Giving and Grants – August 2015

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Giving & Grants
August 2015 | Take action to create positive change locally and globally
Nursing school helps indigenous community survive in Uganda The Rotary Clubs of Kihihi, Uganda, and Reno, Nevada, USA, teamed up to use a global grant to furnish and equip the newly established Uganda Nursing School Bwindi. The grant also brought in a vocational training team to assist in implementing the curriculum and developing the faculty’s skills through instruction and mock classroom activities. Read more.

GIVE NOW
Giving updates
Another record-setting year
With your help, preliminary figures suggest another record-breaking year of contributions, with over $123 million raised for the Annual Fund in 2014-15. Thanks to the leadership of Rotarians around the world, clubs, districts and friends of Rotary were inspired to provide unprecedented support. This record-breaking accomplishment empowers Rotary to fund even more volunteer-driven projects like the ones you read about in this newsletter, and raises Rotary’s profile with the general public. Thank you!New year and new goals
Has your club set Foundation giving goals for 2015-16? If not, you still have time to evaluate your club’s fundraising efforts from last year and submit this year’s goals in Rotary Club Central. With your help, we can achieve our worldwide Annual Fund goal of $130 million by 30 June 2016.
Grants updates
Changes to grant terms and conditions
The Foundation periodically updates grant terms and conditions to clarify them and incorporate policy changes. Here are the most recent changes:Eligibility

  • Added information about projects in and travel to countries sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control

Restrictions

  • Reiterated that global grants cannot fund undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) studies
  • Clarified that grant applications that are not formally submitted within 12 months after they are started will be canceled

Travel policies

  • Removed the requirement that domestic grant-funded travel and Youth Exchange travel funded by district grants must be booked through RITS
  • Clarified the details of travel insurance coverage for domestic travelers
  • Explained that traveler orientation can take place either online or in person
  • Clarified the types of activities that sponsoring clubs may ask travelers to participate in

Cooperating Organizations

  • Increased the limit on global grant approvals for projects that involve a single cooperating organization from five to six per Rotary year

Payments

  • Added information about the 5 percent additional support for global grant cash contributions
  • Clarified procedures for managing cash contributions to the Foundation that exceed the amount pledged and procedures for managing contributions designated for canceled grants

See the current version of the grant terms and conditions, which reflects these changes.

Use delegation tool to share your role-related responsibilities
If you have a club, district, or regional role, you can now share your role-based access on My Rotary with fellow Rotarians. The new delegation tool will help you assign role-related responsibilities to someone under the same organizational umbrella. For example, club access can only be given to a fellow club member and district access can only be given to a member of the same district. Key points:

  • Your personal information, including your profile and My Rotary discussions, will not be shared.
  • Your access remains the same.
  • You can end shared access at any time.

If you have questions, contact rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.

Applying for a global grant using cash contributions
The Rotary Foundation’s funding model, which went into effect on 1 July, makes small changes to the way the Foundation is funded. If you’re applying for a global grant, use the updated application in the online system. It will show an additional 5 percent for cash contributions required to cover the cost of processing global grant funds. It will also display the total amount required to fully fund the project. Points for Paul Harris Fellow recognition will be awarded on the full cash contribution. Tax receipts, where applicable, will also be provided for the total amount of the cash contribution. The additional 5 percent is not matched by the Foundation.

Cash sent directly to a project bank account is not subject to the additional 5 percent assessment. So if your club or district is sponsoring a grant, let the Foundation payment coordinator know the amount – if any – of cash that is being sent directly to the project bank account. However, such contributions don’t generate Paul Harris Fellow recognition points, and the Foundation doesn’t issue tax receipts for them.

ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS NOW LIVE

Rotary International

Rotary Global Rewards is a new member benefit program designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians. This exciting program includes discounts on products and services such as travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much.

Rotary Global Rewards: the good you do comes back to you.


CALL FOR COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS

Interested in contributing further to Rotary by serving on a RI committee? Several committees have openings for the 2016-17 Rotary year and are looking for qualified candidates.

Learning opportunity
Foundation Basics course
Have you ever been asked to speak about The Rotary Foundation at a club or district event and not known how to begin? Or are you simply interested in learning how our Foundation works? A new Rotary Foundation Basics course is now available in the Learning Center. It includes The Rotary Foundation Reference Guide, a PowerPoint presentation that you can download and customize, and even a quiz to check your knowledge. If you’re looking for a way to introduce the Foundation, this is a great place to start.

Resources & reference

UPDATED! Community Assessment Tools
Rotary Foundation Reference Guide
Every Rotarian, Every Year club presentation
Online grant application tool
Rotary Ideas


Giving & Grants is a quarterly publication that offers information to help you support Rotary’s work through your contributions and grant-funded activities. Formerly Rotary Grants and Every Rotarian, Every Year.

Send questions and comments to rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.

GIVE NOW

 

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RI Opportunity | Seeking Partners for the Water Project The Rtn Jagadeesh Kamath call for partnership for dream Water Project under Global Grant. For more information or to contact, see below


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Good Morning Rotarian Friends,

I am Rtn Jagadeesh Kamath, PP of Rotary Katpady, RI Dist 3180, India here seeking your valuable partnership for our dream Water Project under Global Grant. Please mail back for your clarification and interest for the successful implementation of the dream project.
A brief of the Project has been attached herewith for your kind reference.
Thanking you and your positive response in the dream project.
With regards
Truly yours in Rotary Service
Rtn. Jagadeesh Kamath
RC KATPADY
RI DIST 3180, INDIA

12/08/15

WATER PROJECT

 

About Our Club:

 

Our Club parented by KAUP ROTARY CLUB and commissioned on 31.03.2002 under R.I.Dist. 3180 Club 59128 having 31 members to serve the community in and around KATAPADI. Even though we are in a Rural area we have made our small effort to Service Projects such as Medical Camps, Pulse Polio Immunization, Drinking water at Bus terminal, Medical Awareness Programme, Road Indicators, Environment Awareness Programme and helping hand to the poor and downtrodden.

Under the matching grants projects earlier with sponsorhip of Honolulu Sunset, Honolulu Sunrise and Rotary Pau Hana along with RI Dist 5000,our Dist 3180 and TRF under MG#65079 and MG#72030 we have provided 95 individual sanitation facilities to 95 economically backward families is a historical programme ofn our club. Thereafter under WCS Project we have distributed study materials to 250 students of the schools in and around Katapadi Area.

About Water Project:   

Katapadi is located at the western coastal belt of India and in the banks of Arabian Sea. Here most of the people depending upon Agriculture, Fishing and Labor for their livelihood. We have proposed to take up WATER PROJECT at VINOBHANAGARA of Kote VillagePanchayath is one among the 4 village panchayaths of KATAPADI wherein most of the economically backward families living.

Kote Village Panchayath of Katapadi covering Mattu, Ambadi, Vinobha Nagar and Indira Nagar has a population of around 5914 with 1270 families in which there are 517 family belongs to economically backward BELOW POVERTY LINE(BPL) families.

Vinobhanagara of Kote Panchayath wherein we have proposed to take up WATER PROJECT. Which has 181 families Out of which initially we have proposed to facilitate 45 families with a population of 300 peoples. As we all know water is important for one’s living. This will be a big help and certainly boosts the image of ROTARY as this is a permanent sustainable project.  

Estimated cost of  WATER PROJECT is:- cost consists of Pipe line work. Overhead tank 50000 Lts. Open well, Electrification, Valve Chamber, 25KVA Transformer, Pumpset and Pump house totaling at Rs. 28,75,008/- ($44922/-)

 

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