Welcome to Rotary District 5490

 

 

District Governor
Danny Messersmith
District Governor's Rotary Club
Rotary Club Kingman Route 66

 

Dear Rotarians:

Welcome to Rotary year 2016-17 and our first Fireside Chat.

As we move forward into our new Rotary year, I will need all of the help and support I can get from Rotarians and their families — to make 5490’s next year as a district — our best year ever.

It will not be an easy task, as we have been blessed over the years to have had great leaders at all levels in our clubs and district. Leadership that has created untold numbers of Rotary projects and innovations, serving humanity locally and around the world.

The successes of 5490 over the past 26 years has been a storied journey for thousands of Rotarians and their families, working together, and doing good in the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark your club calendars for Rotary's West Coast Connect for Good Tour volunteer event Monday, November 7th, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join visiting West Coast Rotarians to pack food for the hungry at Feed My Starving Children in Mesa, Arizona.
 
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Atlanta 2017
 
District Events
 
Home Page News Stories
Update on the Merger of Districts 5490 and 5510
 
Q- What is happening right now to prepare for the official merger date of July 1, 2017?
 
A- Currently, all aspects of the preparations are being conducted by bi-district teams. Responsibilities are shared between the ‘Steering Committee’ (a project coordinating team) and 15 Task Area Teams, each of which focuses on a specific program or area of District operation.  
 
 
The 2nd Annual Arizona Rotary Water Summit is August 13th
by PDG Chuck Fitzgerald
 
Presented by Catholic Charities
When: Aug 13, 2016 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: 4747 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85013
 
 
 
ENJOY ROTARIAN HOSPITALITY IN THE LAND OF YOUR DREAMS!
 
Join us for a Rotary Friendship Exchange and you will be inspired, dazzled and enriched!
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange is an outbound and inbound time to meet new Rotarian friends from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. We host our guests here in our district and they host us in their district.
 
 
 
Here it is, the beginning of the end of District 5490!  Wow! What an opportunity we have! Yes, it may seem very challenging but yet it is VERY achievable.
 
Before we go over some of the membership goals, I would like to say that we have a very talented and informed Membership Team to support whatever need you may have in order to help each club achieve their membership goals.
 
 
Interact Expects Best Year Yet
THINK BIG – VERY BIG!  Led by District Governor Bridget MacDonald, and Chief Asst. Governor Dylan Boyd, Interact District 5490 is on a fast track to making 2016-17 their best year so far.  A half-dozen new Interact clubs were added last year, totaling now more than 50 Interact clubs that are either active or in the organizing stages.  A number of them still need to be officially chartered by Rotary International.
 
After achieving an Interact District Conference registration of 376 last year at Central High in Phoenix, with the merging in of District 5510’s Interact clubs beginning this year, Bridget and her District Council are projecting and planning for a registration of 500 for the 2017 Interact District Conference.  It will be hosted by the Interact Club of Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
 
 
District Conference Book Drive
 
Congratulations and a BIG THANK YOU to all who brought books to the conference or donated toward our goal of 1000 books.  Several members of Phoenix 100 'stepped to the plate’ with a very generous donations.  Rotarians from around the District spread the word about the District Book Drive.  Then the books started coming in is various forms and quantities.  Many books were  came in the form of cash donations while others were bundled in groups of 6 and more.  We held a successful book drive event at Barnes & Nobel late in April. 
 
There is Good News and there is Good News.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hello Fellow Rotarian... 

 

You might have heard that the Rotary Young Professionals campaign is supporting the first Arizona Emerging Leaders Summit on September 9-10, 2016, in downtown Phoenix.

We are looking for emerging leader Rotarians, ages 45 and under, from your own clubs to attend this exciting event! If you are an emerging leader, please take a moment and visit the Arizona Emerging Leader Summit website.

 

Applications to attend the event are due by July 15. 

 
 
Since its inception, Homeless Youth Connection (HYC) has had the strong community partnership and continued support of the Rotary organization.  It began in 2009, when HYC founder Larry Cervarich approached the White Tanks Rotary of Goodyear, Arizona, about backing an organization that helps homeless teenagers get the basic supplies they need.
 
 
 
Merging Districts 5490 and District 5510
into the New District 5495
After much discussion, it was determined by the District Governors, District Governors-elect and District Governors-nominee of Districts 5490 and 5510 that the interest of the Rotary Clubs in both Districts would be best served by a merger of Districts 5490 and 5510. The proposed merger effective date is July 1, 2017 and has been approved by the Rotary International Board of Directors.
 
Merger Information Website Rotary Arizona Website
District 5510 Website District 5510 Newsletters
Read the July 2016 Merger Update
by Nancy Van Pelt here.