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AROUND THE DISTRICT

IT'S A ROTARY THING!

My fellow District 5960 Rotarians - We hope you are enjoying our monthly newsletter videos. We enjoy connecting with you! Thank you for taking this April 2022 trip Around the District! 

Around the District - April 2022  

 
 
 

DG Dayle Quigley Installation

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

 

A District Governor Installation Like No Other

 

Get ready to party like it's 1929! Our setting is The Commodore, where Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald welcomed their only child into the world (in between dance sets on the old rooftop nightclub!). 

This Jazz Age cocktail party features live music by the Weinberg Trio. 

 

Professional dancers will teach you the Charleston, the Black Bottom and other period moves. 

 

A collaborative painting project will turn brushstrokes from all the guests into a new art work that would put Picasso to shame. 

 

This event includes a pre-party on Dayle and Scott's nearby porch and a limited-capacity walking tour about F. Scott Fitzgerald led by historian Mark Taylor.

 

Post-party digs available with a special Rotary rate at The Davidson and Hotel 340.

Congratulations!
Owatonna Rotary 100 Years!

What a wonderful event the 100th Anniversary dinner and program was!
 
If you missed it, here is a link to Owatonna Live for replay: https://owatonnalive.lightcast.com/player/40153/448776 
 
We would encourage you to click on this link to our local web site www.owatonnarotaryclub.org
 
If your computer does not have a PDF reader, you may download a free reader at http://www.adobe.com
 
Michael Jensen
Rotary Club of Owatonna

Volunteer Opportunities with ALIGHT

Welcome Home Afghan Families!

 
Opportunities for home set-up and warehouse support are filled up for now. But signup and add your name to the waitlist, and we'll contact you when opportunities arise! 
 
CLICK HERE for more information!
New templates available in the Brand Center

Improved templates make it easier to customize ads, social media graphics, and brochures as well as create club logos. You can select Rotary images or upload your own, easily crop photos and add text and headlines, and choose options for home printing or professional printing.
A new webpage, Our Brand, can guide you in using Rotary's logos, colors, and fonts to create flyers, brochures, presentations, and other promotional materials with a consistent look and feel.

Mark your calendars. District 5960’s annual awards presentation will be held on June 21 via Zoom. Highlighting your club’s activities with Club Signature Project Recognitions is a new addition this year. This is a chance for you to learn what other clubs in the District are doing. Join to help celebrate our club’s efforts to impact lives in positive ways. Registration is now open.
 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join with Rotary to promote the power of vaccines to protect children and save lives

 
During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, let’s advocate for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines to the health and well-being of our communities.
There is so much Rotary Foundation (TRF) news and what better way to begin than this:
 
Congratulations! Your global grant application for funding to help provide access to clean water by drilling a well and installing a water piping system, as well as providing governance training to the Water Committee and hygiene training to the community of El Corozo, Nicaragua, submitted by the Rotary Club of Managua-Tiscapa and the Rotary Club of Stillwater Sunrise, has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is in the amount of US$ 109,500.
 
It really is about how we assist others in achieving what we too often take for granted!
 
Three Grant Management Seminars have been held in the past couple of weeks, one Global Grant seminar was held on March 31 and a second is scheduled for April 5.  With about two-thirds of the clubs participating there is considerable interest in sponsoring grants utilizing District Designated Funds (DDF) in 2022-23.
 
Twenty-two clubs that have not sponsored a district or global grant in the last three years have been invited to participate in the Shark Tank where they could showcase a project idea and find other district clubs who might partner with them.
 
And the grants are partially funded with those DDF dollars that come back to our district from contributions made by you to the Annual Fund of TRF.  This year’s SHARE THE LOVE campaign in February and March has just concluded.  With a delay of a few days for Rotary to process gifts made in late March we do not have a final report (watch for that here next month), but you again proved how much we want to help others.  The unofficial report for March 31, 2022, shows we are about $9,000 ahead of a year ago which was a record year for D5960!
 
If you have not made an Annual Fund gift in 2021-22 or are considering making another gift, please do that before the end of June.  These extra gifts could bring D5960 to a new milestone -- $500,000.
 
Tom Yuzer, PDG
D5960 Rotary Foundation Team Lead

A letter the Chair & Co-Founder of RAM-Global 

I would like to personally invite you, your fellow Rotarians, your clubs and districts to JOIN our call for action TO END MALARIA in the world!

Rotarians Against Malaria - Global (RAM-G) is the official Rotary Action group that aims to bring all our local and regional efforts and knowledge on how to eliminate Malaria together, and to leverage what we learn in different parts of the world, to bring Malaria to ZERO everywhere. To do so, we have set our focus on raising awareness for Malaria within Rotary and beyond (through educational programs, community health workers and accessible resources to our members), as well as provide small grants for different interventions: treated nets, house spraying, rapid tests and treatment, medicines, community health workers, and more.

In the past years we have joined efforts with RAM-Australia, Seattle’s Malaria Partners International (MPI) and REMIT in various countries (e.g. Timor-Leste, Zambia, Tanzania, Colombia and many more). These collaborations have been rewarded with awards, such as the Program of Scale for Malaria work in Zambia in 2021. In addition, we partner with organizations such as the Global Fund for Aids, TB & Malaria, the President’s Malaria Initiative, the World Health Organization’s Roll Back Malaria program, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Vision and many more.

We strongly believe that after Rotary’s success to end Polio in the world, we can apply the same dedication, focus, commitment and knowledge to the fight against Malaria. 

How can Rotary make a difference? 
  • We can LEAD the way to zero as a global network and by simply SPREADING the WORD.
  • We can refine, share and SCALE UP Innovations by working hand in hand with local governments and organizations.
  • We can generate funds through donations and Rotary led activities to support projects globally.
How can YOU as Rotarian join the call for action? 
  • JOIN RAM-Global TODAY and receive more information on all our initiatives and efforts.
  • DONATE for one or more of our projects that are led by fellow  Rotarians in the world.
  • SPREAD the word and raise awareness that Malaria causes over 600,00 deaths yearly and over 240 million cases worldwide each year.
  • CONNECT with us at the Houston Convention.
  • TAKE the LEAD by joining our RAM-G Board to help take Malaria to Scale
  • VISIT our website to receive detailed information on Malaria, our projects, how to donate and to become a member.
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Thank you very much,

DRAKE ZIMMERMAN
Chair & Co-founder of Rotarians Against Malaria 
www.RAM-Global.org
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Global Grant Workshop
Virtual
Apr 05, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
 
Camp RYLA
Camp St. Croix
Apr 07, 2022 5:00 PM –
Apr 12, 2022 2:00 PM
 
Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Zoom Meeting - Online
Apr 15, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
 
North Central Presidents-elect Training Workshops
May 03, 2022
4:00 PM – 6:15 PM
 
Finance
Zoom
May 09, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
District Board Meeting
Zoom
May 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
PETS Make-up Training
Virtual Workshop
May 10, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Zoom Meeting - Online
May 20, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
 
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