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The year 1987 is usually referenced as when women were first able to join Rotary, based on the date of the Supreme Court decision that determined it was unconstitutional to exclude women from Rotary Club membership in the United States.  But it wasn’t until 1989 when the Council on Legislation made it official women could not be excluded from clubs in other countries.

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

While many Rotarians may find their Rotary life has slowed during the COVID isolating, Youth Exchange has not slowed.  Life has been very busy with students who are still in D5080 returning, and trying to find flights for inbounds .
The Rotary District 5080 Conference will be April 8-11 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. A virtual option will be provided.
RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
District Governor Tim Fredrickson
Governor`s Monthly Message
This has been a difficult time for us both and it will remain so until it is brought to a most happy conclusion with Cindy's determination to get through this. We have already received so many prayers and well wishes for her complete and quick recovery from our Rotary family, from our Club, and the District and Zones 26 and 27. It has been tremendously uplifting and especially so with a pandemic going on. Truly Rotary has shown us that it has a heart.

The next few weeks will tell us what we need to do for Cindy's return to health.  We remain steadfast in our belief that Rotary is a light for the World and for us both. 

Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes.
Thank you,
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