Let us build peace within and spread it freely. Let us create belonging and imagine the future of Rotary afresh. Let us work together joyously as we Create Hope in the World.
R. Gordon R. McInally, RI President, 2023-24
Awesome August
AUGUST THEME - Membership and New Clubs
Is your club irresistible? Great clubs don't happen by accident. Be intentional about providing members with a wonderful club experience. Resources:    http://rotary.org/membership,
your district membership team, and our Zone two-minute membership clips.   https://bigvu.tv/pages/lloyd-w-campbell-jr6scibreh/july-24-membership-clipffguw21r
August Zone Webinar - Unleash Your Inner Winner with Membership Olympics, August 15 @ 6pm - Registration Link 
Membership Olympic - pdf link
RI President Gordon McInally: A priority is on projects supporting mental health. Research shows that performing acts of kindness is one of the most effective steps to protect our well-being and make us more resilient. By building peace within, we become more capable of bringing peace to the world. 
How can you take action? Download the Prioritizing Mental Health brochure to learn how you and your club can support mental health. Also, consider connecting with the Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives.


Learn more about this exciting club-supported District 5960 program in Nicaragua.https://rotary5960.org/page/lift

Schedule an annual presentation to your club.
Contact Rick Heidick , artyhide@gmail.com 
This year, with your support, the team is working in three new communities to address extreme poverty. 
Please make your 2023-2024 club pledge ($15/member) this month. All donations are appreciated so we can LIFT people up and out of poverty. Send checks, made payable to LIFT, to Kathy Hughitt in the district office.
The first Peace Talk is being hosted by Arden Hills / Shoreview Rotary Club on August 22, at 7:30 a.m., "Global to Local Challenges and the Prospects for Peace" featuring Dr Naazneen H. Barma, PhD (bio http://www.naazneenbarma.com)
Zoom Registration Link: CLICK HERE
PEACE PROJECT - Environment
The gift of a turnkey environmental project is ready. 
The River Falls Rotary Club, with the support of the Rotary District 5960 grants program and neighboring Rotary clubs, recently completed the expansion of a solar electric system for Melody House, a home for abused and abandoned girls outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The budget for the district grants solar project was $17,194.  Rotary District 5960 contributed $8,194 in district-designated funds (DDF), River Falls Rotary donated $3,000, seven other D5960 Rotary clubs contributed $5,950, and an individual contributed $50 to make this grant a reality.
PolioPlus Update
Yes, polio still exists … but it can be 

Polio can be eradicated very soon, but the challenges need to be met swiftly and with resources.

By Joe Stahlman, Charlie Cogan and Tim Mulcrone

Why is there still polio in the world today?

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Visiting clubs is a district governor perk. Each month, I will share a few of the good ideas observed. The clubs with the higher engagement all had specific expectations of members. Members had a role, and the energy was high. 
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- Input goals in Rotary Club Central (please)
- List officers in the Rotary International database or Club Runner (please)
Sept - Basic Education Month If you have a literacy project - share it so we can post it District-wide. 
October - World Polio Day is on October 24th. PolioPlus Society is $100. Save children from this preventable disease. 
Upcoming Events
PolioPlus Team Meeting
Aug 08, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District Literacy Drop-In Session
Aug 15, 2023
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Unleash Your Inner Winner with Membership Olympics
Aug 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Aug 18, 2023
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Membership Team Meeting
Aug 21, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Peace Talk-Dr Naazneen H. Barma, PhD
Virtual - Zoom
Aug 22, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
International Peace Day
Sep 21, 2023
One Summit
Sep 23, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
One Summit
Autumn Grove
Sep 28, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
View entire list
23-24 Conference of Clubs
October 13 - 14
St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
Rotary District 5960 Podcast
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Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Uruguay, Italy, Indonesia, and Nigeria.


An Ambassadorial Scholarship, magnanimous Rotary members, and a chance encounter helped a Peace Corps volunteer establish her green goals.


At the intersection of liberty and language, Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov contemplates his literary identity.


Check out these four timely tips, a club health check, and data that reveals what matters most to members.

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