Posted by Norm McCarvell, PDG on Jul 18, 2019
 
The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Association is having its annual Assembly/AGM/Hands Across the Border Ceremony, on September 13th -15th, 2019 at the Waterton, Alberta, Community Centre.
 
If you wish to learn more about the two Parks (Waterton National Park, Alberta and Glacier National Park, Montana) and Rotary's support of Peace Parks, please consider attending this terrific annual event.  Attached is a copy of the invitation.  Club Presidents, please share with your club.
 
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park  Norm McCarvell, PDG 2019-07-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sondra Rader on Jul 16, 2019
 
CONNECT!
CONNECT BRIGHTER, BOLDER, BETTER!
May 14-17 2020 
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick WA
 
Register here and view the video:
 
www.ConnectBrighter.com
 
 
District Conference 2020 Sondra Rader 2019-07-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Jun 17, 2019
Our District 5080 Award Winners
 
Rotarian of the Year Karen Cook 
Rotaractor of the Year Kimberly Scheffelmaier  
Small Club of the Year (club with up to 35 members) Coeur d’ Alene Evening
Large Club of the Yea (club with more than 35 members) Coeur d’ Alene Sunrise
Our District Award Winners 2019 Bev Reed 2019-06-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Jun 14, 2019
Here are some video links showing daily happenings at our recent District Conference:
Rotary Dreamers Final Reel: https://vimeo.com/343545316
 
Thank you to Luke Rodgers Southam Creative Companies
Daily reels from District Conference Bev Reed 2019-06-14 06:00:00Z 0
June theme for Rotary International is Rotary Fellowships Bev Reed 2019-06-10 06:00:00Z 0
Aloha, Rotary!

Paradise, opportunity, and memories await you at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020.

Attending the convention is more than just a trip to a new city or a family vacation. It's a unique experience that will allow you to discover the true spirit of aloha while connecting with people of action from all over the world. 

Register and pay today, as the special registration rate of $395 is good only until this Wednesday, 5 June.

http://www.riconvention.org/en/honolulu

ALOHA! 2019-06-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on May 24, 2019
The Riverpoint Academy students were on deck during our D5080 joint conference and did an amazing job. They were everywhere, taking video and photos, helping out and making those dynamic centerpieces. Here's a little reward, photo shot with Bill Gates! Wow, they are great!
Riverpoint Academy Students with Bill Gates Bev Reed 2019-05-24 06:00:00Z 0
Bill Gates to speak on polio eradication during regional Rotary conference in Spokane  Treva Lind Spokesman Review 2019-05-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lorraine Hartson on May 07, 2019
Youth Exchange is not A Year of a Life, But rather A Life in A Year!
 
In 1998, when my daughter came home with the Long Term Preliminary Application for Rotary Youth Exchange, completely filled out, and stated to my husband and myself that she was going, I had no idea how my life was about to change – for the better.
At that time, I must admit I knew little of Rotary.  However, my husband and I both love to travel, so we immediately saw the benefit to our daughter living away for a year in a foreign country.  We fully supported her in her decision to apply for youth exchange.  She was accepted and was given her 2nd choice Bolivia. 
Rotary Youth Exchange Lorraine Hartson 2019-05-07 06:00:00Z 0
Conference Promotion Bev Reed 2019-05-07 06:00:00Z 0
Conference Map Bev Reed 2019-05-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christy Watts on Apr 22, 2019
District 5080 Spring Newsletter

Rotary: Saving Mothers & Children

Providing life-saving neonatal equipment.

Bringing mobile prenatal clinics.

Educating new mothers on breast-feeding.

Promoting immunizations.

Reaching mothers in the most rural locations.

Ultimately, saving lives of mothers and children.

These are just a few of the ways that Rotarians are taking action under one of Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus: Maternal and Child Health.

Commitment to helping vulnerable mothers and all children to live longer and grow stronger. Examples can be found all over the globe and in our own back yards in District 5080.

To read the entire newsletter, find it under the 5080 Resource tab at the top.
 
Spring Newsletter 2019 Christy Watts 2019-04-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stacey Cassidy on Mar 31, 2019
 
Providing life-saving neonatal equipment.
Bringing mobile prenatal clinics.
Educating new mothers on breast-feeding.
Promoting immunizations.
Reaching mothers in the most rural locations.
Ultimately, saving lives of mothers and children.
These are just a few of the ways that Rotarians are taking action under one of Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus: Maternal and Child Health.
Rotary: Saving Mothers & Children Stacey Cassidy 2019-03-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Todd Shepard on Mar 05, 2019
As with many fellow club members I began my Rotary journey during my more mature years.  The kids were near grown, my career established, and I was seeking a way to give back to my community.   I eventually learned there was more to Rotary than just community service.  I learned that Rotary has an impact across the entire world.    I also learned there were words and acronyms being tossed around I’d never heard of before. It was somewhat confusing, even overwhelming.   RI, PETS,  RYLA, Interact, and yes, Rotaract.   It took me a while before working up the nerve (or maybe overcoming the embarrassment of not knowing) to ask what the heck was this thing called Rotaract?As with many fellow club members I began my Rotary journey during my more mature years.  The kids were near grown, my career established, and I was seeking a way to give back to my community.   I eventually learned there was more to Rotary than just community service.  I learned that Rotary has an impact across the entire world.    I also learned there were words and acronyms being tossed around I’d never heard of before. It was somewhat confusing, even overwhelming.   RI, PETS,  RYLA, Interact, and yes, Rotaract.   It took me a while before working up the nerve (or maybe overcoming the embarrassment of not knowing) to ask what the heck was this thing called Rotaract?
What is Rotaract? Todd Shepard 2019-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Mar 02, 2019
I write with some news and updates about District Foundation, Grants and training.
 
  1. There are now new, updated and simplified application forms for District Grants available. They’re posted on the District website.
  2. We will receive more money than expected for District Grants this year – about $18,000 more, so if you have been hesitant about applying for a District Grant…now’s the year.
  3. We will be posting a list of QUALIFIED CLUBS based on the training taken at Grant Management seminars. The one we hosted in October 2018 provided qualification for District and/or Global Grants, depending on which level of the seminar you attended: 101 & 201- District Grant level; 301 – Global Grant. If your club was unable to get a person to attend, and you now want to become qualified to apply for a grant…have no fear: we have on-line webinar modules you may request and they each have a test at the end. If this is what you need, please contact either Bill Furey at bifurey@telus.net or Allan Davis at 1advis2@gmail.com and make your request. We need to know your name, the reason your club couldn’t attend the Fall session and which level of Grant (District – local, District - International, Global) you intend to apply for. Don’t wait too long!!
District Foundation Happenings Allan Davis 2019-03-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debi Dockins on Feb 26, 2019
April 6, 2019
Spokane Valley Tech 115 S University Road, Spokane WA

8:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration check-in opens at 7am)
Cost: $35.00 US (Includes Lunch)

Accommodation block reserved at Centennial Hotel/Spokane until
MARCH 6, 2019

Hotel Price: $119 US before tax - Reservation Number:  (509) 326.8000 
Reservation code: Rota0450
www.centennialhotelspokane.com
 District 5080 Spring Training Assembly  Debi Dockins 2019-02-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Feb 25, 2019
See Bill Gates and Barry Rassin LIVE!
Theatre seating has been added for Saturday Plenary Sessions!
For $125 you get a theatre seat, no host bar and access to break-out sessions on Friday and Saturday (space permitting).  You are also invited to join Fellow Rotarians in the main ballroom for Breakfast Sunday with a keynote from Stephy Beans!  Friday and Saturday meals not included.
The conference is very close to being sold out so please don’t delay to register.
District Conference Golf Tournament  May 16 at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club 

Go to Cometogether2019.com to register

District Conference 2019 Bev Reed 2019-02-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm McCarvell, PDG on Feb 03, 2019
Rotary founder Paul Harris has been quoted as stating, “The way to war is a well-paved highway and the way to Peace is still a wilderness.”  Since it’s inception, Rotary has evolved with the overall goal of peace in the world.  Peace and conflict resolution is more than just the stoppage of war or the absence of violence. Peace is ensuring there is justice for all.
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution     Norm McCarvell, PDG 2019-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Jan 24, 2019
Our clubs are doing extremely well when we look at our two primary Foundation Accounts, We’re more than half way through this Rotary year and I’d like everyone to know that we’re doing very well with our Annual Fund donations this year. We have 19 clubs that have already met or exceeded their goal. Our Polio Plus goal now has the benefit of every club with a stated goal and 13 clubs have met or exceeded their goal. Three clubs are members of both of these groups. THANK YOU.  Is you club in one of these groups? See the list below:
Rotary Foundation status UPDATE Allan Davis 2019-01-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christy Watts on Jan 21, 2019

District 5080 Newsletter

Winter 2019Bev Reed District Governor 

In this issue…

·Ethics and the Four Way Test

·District Conference

·Lynn O’Connor - DG Designee, Bob Quay - DG Elect, Tim Fredrickson - DG Nominee

·District Interact Conference

·People of Action Campaign July– December 2018

·District Champions

Ethics and the Four-Way Test
Are you aware of how The Four-Way Test came to be a key element of Rotary?
In 1932, Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor was a successful businessman at the Jewel Tea food company who was being groomed for the presidency. That same year, a near-bankrupt firm, Club Aluminum Company, approached him and asked him to help revive their business. It was an unusual request. Club Aluminum employed 250 people, had debts exceeding $400,000 (over $4 million today), and the country was in the midst of the Great Depression.
 
In spite of the financial challenges, Taylor resigned from Jewel Tea and joined the troubled business, taking an 80 percent pay cut to become its president. He then invested $6,100 of his money in the company to give it some operating capital.
 
Taylor believed strongly that ethical conduct played an important role in relationships. He felt that if the company's leadership and employees were encouraged to think right, they would act right. What was needed was a simple ethical code they could easily memorize and apply to everything they thought, said, or did in their relationships with coworkers, vendors, and customers.
His first effort was a 100-word statement, but he decided that was too long. Making revisions, he reduced the code to seven points (yes, The Four-Way Test was once The Seven-Way Test). Determining that the seven points were still too long, he cut it to four.
 
For the code's final test, Taylor showed it to his four department heads, who happened to be a Roman Catholic, a Christian Scientist, an Orthodox Jew, and a Presbyterian. They all agreed that its principles not only coincided with each their religious beliefs but provided an exemplary guide for personal and business life.
And so, "The Four-Way Test" was born:
Of the things we think, say, or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The question was: Would the test work in the real world? Could people in business really live by its precepts, or was it just words on paper that couldn't be put into actual practice?
One lawyer told Taylor, "If I followed the test explicitly, I'd starve to death. Where business is concerned, it's absolutely impractical."
 
The attorney's concerns were understandable. An ethical system calling for measuring one's actions on the basis of how they'll benefit others is demanding and can create conflict for those trying to strike a balance between integrity and ambition. The test called for thoughtful examination of one's motives and goals. Its emphasis on truth, fairness, and consideration required a moral diet so rich that it gave some people "ethical indigestion."
 
Even with the circumstances confronting Club Aluminum, the test became the basis for making all company decisions. For example, when the staff applied it to their advertising, they realized that words like "better," "best," "greatest," or "finest" had to be dropped, replaced by more factual descriptions of the product. Negative comments about competitors were also removed from all advertising and company literature.
The test's ethical guidelines gradually helped Taylor rescue the beleaguered business, and soon the company adopted it as its official policy for all business conduct. Five years later, the firm not only paid off the last of its $400,000 debt with interest but distributed over a million dollars in dividends to stockholders even as Depression continued.
Today, The Four-Way Test stands as one of the Rotary organization's key components.
District Newsletter Winter 2019 Christy Watts 2019-01-21 07:00:00Z 0
Two Cranbrook Rotarians and a mother – an N.I.D. journey to India Gerry Warner 2019-01-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debi Dockins on Jan 02, 2019

Ethics and the Four-Way Test

Are you aware of how The Four-Way Test came to be a key element of Rotary?

In 1932, Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor was a successful businessman at the Jewel Tea food company who was being groomed for the presidency. That same year, a near-bankrupt firm, Club Aluminum Company, approached him and asked him to help revive their business. It was an unusual request. Club Aluminum employed 250 people, had debts exceeding $400,000 (over $4 million today), and the country was in the midst of the Great Depression.

Ethics & the Four Way Test Debi Dockins 2019-01-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christy Watts on Dec 13, 2018
District Interact Conference
February 15,16 & 17, 2019
Chewelah Peak Learning Center
3215 Flowery Trail Road
Chewelah, WA 99109
 
Don’t miss this year’s District Interact Conference! This event is for all Interact Clubs in District 5080.  It will be a great opportunity for Interactors to come together to have fun, learn and grow. It's only $40 for a fabulous weekend!
Interact Conference Christy Watts 2018-12-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Dec 08, 2018
This is report #4 for Foundation Month. The table of numbers showing our status around Rotary Foundation donations. Remember…our BOLD GOAL #1 - that EVERY member donate SOMETHING to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. I know that many clubs make their first remittance in mid-December so I expect to see these numbers take a big bounce next report. We’re almost half way through our year and we’re only 20% to our BOLD GOAL #1. Stay Tuned.
A SHOUT OUT to the Wallace club for achieving their Annual Fund goal already. That makes it 5 clubs so far. How high can you go? Who’s next on these lists?
Monies from the Annual Fund return to our District in the form of Discretionary Funds which are used to help fund all those projects that People of Action do.
Fund Numbers Report #4 Allan Davis 2018-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Dec 08, 2018
Meet your District Foundation Committee
 
This multi-layered committee has many functions and they all revolve around money. The Rotarians who serve on this committee come from all around our district. If you don’t know who they are…here’s an introduction:

Chair   Allan Davis, PDG (2008-2009), member R.C. of Cranbrook Sunrise; Team Leader on a Global Grant in PDR of Laos (Jan. 2018). Past AG (Area 1/2), several District Committee roles – Youth Exchange, Membership Committee, Youth Services Committee; R.L.I. Coordinator for District & P.N.W. His term is for 3 years (2018-2021).
Meet your District Foundation Committee Allan Davis 2018-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Disease Prevention and Treatment Month Allan Davis 2018-12-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by MaryAnn Dalessi on Nov 23, 2018
As a district, we want to show our support for the people of Paradise, CA who have suffered so much during the recent fire storm.  After some research, we recommend these resources for you to donate directly to their health and wellbeing.
Paradise Fire Help MaryAnn Dalessi 2018-11-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Nov 16, 2018
What Clubs are doing for Foundation Month
 
We’re halfway through November and Foundation Month. You’d be surprised at what some clubs do to draw attention to OUR FOUNDATION. Here’s some examples of what some clubs have done or are doing during FOUNDATION MONTH.
What Clubs are doing for Foundation Month  Allan Davis 2018-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Nov 16, 2018
This is report #3 for Foundation Month. The table of numbers showing our status around Rotary Foundation donations. Remember…our BOLD GOAL #1 - that EVERY member donate SOMETHING to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. It is the ‘bank account’ from which we pay for the greater portion of our club projects, using District Grants and Global Grants.
 
A SHOUT OUT to Colfax, Radium Hot Springs, Trail and Walla Walla Sunrise clubs for achieving their Annual Fund goal already. And to Sandpoint for achieving their Polio Plus goal already. How high can you go? Who’s next on these lists?
 
Monies from the Annual Fund return to our District in the form of Discretionary Funds which are used to help fund all those projects that People of Action do.
Foundation Numbers Report 11/15/18 Allan Davis 2018-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Nov 04, 2018
 
When others see problems, District 5080 Rotarians see opportunities. District grants make projects possible. Rotary Clubs make applications to the District for funding.
Rotary District 5080 Grants 2017-2018 Bev Reed 2018-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Nov 03, 2018
 
This video was used as an introduction to the Rotary District 5080 Grants Dinner held in Spokane WA on October 26, 2018. Many attendees requested viewing for their respective clubs.
 
Rotary District 5080 Grants 2017 -18 Bev Reed 2018-11-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Nov 01, 2018
This video was used as an introduction to the Rotary District 5080 Grants Dinner held in Spokane WA on October 26, 2018. Many attendees requested viewing for their respective clubs.
 
 
5080 Grants in 2017-2018 Bev Reed 2018-11-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paige Webley on Nov 01, 2018
A wise woman once told me, “do your little bit of good where you are dear. That’s all you can do.” And I remember thinking, “what if I can do more than a little bit of good? Shouldn’t I try to impact my friends, family, community... the world?” And how?
Why I applied for a Rotary International Peace Fellowship Paige Webley 2018-11-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Morris on Oct 01, 2018
      
Youth programs are in integral part of Rotary and the way we support our young leaders and future leaders. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Rotary takes action on fostering the servant heart of young people by providing opportunity to engage in serious leadership while having fun. Interact is one of the strongest programs that Rotary has to offer and is very active in several areas of our District here.
Interact Ned Morris 2018-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Lee on Oct 01, 2018
Join the Celebration
World Polio Day is 24 October!

Now’s the time to start planning your World Polio Day event. Spread the word in your community about the ongoing fight to end polio. Together, we can — and will — make history by ending polio for good. 
World Polio Day October 24th Michelle Lee 2018-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Sep 10, 2018
 
We’re pleased to announce that registration for both the Foundation Dinner and the Foundation Training day are now OPEN. Hyperlink s for both registration and the hotel room block are below as well as in the calendar slots for the days: Oct. 26 & 27.
Here’s some details about the breakout sessions:
Foundation Dinner & Training Day Allan Davis 2018-09-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christy Watts on Sep 02, 2018
 
Rotarians Take Action to Improve Education and Literacy
 
Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. Rotary supports education for all children and literacy for children and adults locally and globally. Rotarians share their knowledge and experience with educators and other professionals who work with vulnerable populations.
 
 
Rotary Literacy and Education Christy Watts 2018-09-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by mad on Aug 02, 2018
    Roger Wilson of Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club passed away July 17, 2018. He is seen here receiving a Lifetime Service Award for his work with Rogers HS Interact Club. This is for Roger's 13 years of efforts with the Rogers High School Interact Club. Lloyd Gray recalled that he was Governor that year, and in conjunction with the Centennial Year of Rotary, Roger built 100 bird houses. The Interact Club helped place them along the Spokane River on Centennial Trail. What an achievement!  His obituary is at Read More.
Past President Roger Wilson passed mad 2018-08-02 06:00:00Z 0
What's Happening This Month MaryAnn Dalessi 2018-08-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by MaryAnn Dalessi on Aug 01, 2018
 Several clubs in our District are implementing this technique to bring awareness of Rotary to their communities. These types of events not only promote Rotary to your community but, they increase interest, donations and membership. As you know, new members add to our Foundation, which allows us to make more contributions to the community and build lasting friendships. Work closely with your Public Image officer to update collateral material and signage to the fresh RI logo. 
 
Be sure to invite non-members to join in your service projects and see how the dynamics change. Its all a revolving wheel.  
How to grow your Membership MaryAnn Dalessi 2018-08-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by MaryAnn Dalessi on Jul 31, 2018
   Past District Governor Jim Chiu passed from this life July 15, 2018. He was a member of Rotary Club of Cranbrook .
Past District Governor Jim Chiu MaryAnn Dalessi 2018-07-31 06:00:00Z 0
Announcements MaryAnn Dalessi 2018-07-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bev Reed on Jul 01, 2018
 
I would like to take this opportunity to WELCOME YOU to the 2018-19 Rotary year.  Bill and I look forward to our journey in serving you this coming year.  We believe working TOGETHER we can make lasting positive change.
 
Each month the website will have a special theme feature.  In addition to this monthly update, please check out the Governor monthly video and active blog……Where’s Leeroy.  Yes, our dog will be traveling with us so the blog will be from Leeroy’s perspective…..You have to have a little fun with this!!  And…there’s more.  Weekly, we will feature a club with a People of Action video.  I hope all clubs will take an opportunity to share a special People of Action Moment.
 
Please read on for our District 2018/19 Strategic Plan and to see how your club can participate in the People of Action Video.
 
Bev Reed
5080 District Governor 2018-19
 
What's Happening this Month Bev Reed 2018-07-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerri Anderson on Jun 25, 2018
 

Fellow District 5080 Rotarians,

252 happy District 2018 Conference attendees joined together for dinner and fellowship on Saturday June 2, 2018!  Our Conference weekend in Sandpoint, Idaho celebrated the 2017-2018 Outstanding Club Rotarians, and attending club members were presented with certificates that recognized their club participation in the 2017-2018 initiatives promoting membership engagement:  Public Image/Branding, Planting Trees/Environment, RI Youth Services, Polio Plus, and ShelterBox.  Job well done.
June Message from District Governor Jerri Anderson Jerri Anderson 2018-06-25 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Jun 07, 2018
We’ve had TWO connections to Shelterbox in our District. Earlier you will recall seeing the scrolling photo of Ned Morris and then later the feature article in the Rotarian with Ned being one of the individuals being assessed.  We’ve actually had TWO connections to Shelterbox in our District and here’s an interview conducted by Fernie Rotarian Ang Qualizza, with the that other connection:
 
[Andre Bloemink, DG Jerri, Ned Morris]

Rotary and ShelterBox, the Perfect Pairing

By: Ange Qualizza

Fernie is lucky to have a ShelterBox ambassador living amongst us, and ever more fortunate because it is Andre Bloemink. Andre is no stranger to mucking into community volunteerism and has been in the Elk Valley for 23 years helping to make our community strong. Andre joined ShelterBox as a volunteer in 2010, and when an opportunity arose to join the management team at ShelterBox Canada Andre shifted his focus.

Another SHELTERBOX connection Allan Davis 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0
Ed Futa, Past RI General Secretary Bob Quay 2018-05-21 06:00:00Z 0
Golf at the Idaho Club Bob Quay 2018-05-21 06:00:00Z 0
Farragut Naval Museum Bob Quay 2018-05-13 06:00:00Z 0
Steve Brown - Rotary Involvement in Afghanistan Bob Quay 2018-05-13 06:00:00Z 0
Lake Pend Oreille Cruises Robert Quay 2018-04-22 06:00:00Z 0
Keynote Speaker - PDG Dennis Wickham, MD Robert Quay 2018-04-22 06:00:00Z 0
District 5080 Conference - Sandpoint, Idaho, USA Jerri Anderson 2018-04-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Apr 09, 2018

An historic event will be taking place in Coeur d’Alene at the Best Western Inn, on Saturday, April 21. For the very first time in our program’s 9 year history in District 5080, we will be holding a Part 1, a Part 2 and a Part 3 on the same day at the same location. At time of posting this announcement, 10 different clubs will be represented by participants in the 3 classes.
 
R.L.I. Major announcement – April 21 Allan Davis 2018-04-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerri Anderson on Mar 05, 2018

TRANSITION: A Message to District 5080 from District Governor Jerri Anderson

 

 

Can you juggle? 

The Rotary Year (July 1 - June 30) does not align with the calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  As Rotarians we have the opportunity to embrace the new Rotary year well before July 1.  Each year our Governor Elect returns from the International Assembly in January with a new RI Annual Theme, and exciting opportunities for Rotarians to strengthen their Clubs.  Our District 5080 Strategic Plan embraces succession, continuity and new initiatives to support our members.   Rotarians can multi-task.

 

 

But, can YOU juggle?

It takes a team.  The Club President has worked 8 months with the Club, and the current Rotary Year is well underway!  The Club has determined how they are going to participate in initiatives that strengthen membership.  Members have volunteered to provide succession for the new Rotary year.  Club Presidents Elect attended PNWPETS in February to bring the most current and accurate Rotary updates to their Clubs.  This is the time to complete 2017-2018 Initiatives and provide continuity, as we embrace new ideas to strengthen clubs and empower members in 2018-2019.  Our District 5080 offers two (2) powerful events to support transition:

TRANSITION: A Message to District 5080 from District Governor Jerri Anderson Jerri Anderson 2018-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 03, 2018
 
 
The 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available. Advance peace around the world by publicizing this incredible opportunity!
Here are some helpful resources for recruiting candidates and promoting the program:
 
Share our application video explaining the steps for completing the application.
Follow us on the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page, and share fellowship updates.
​​​​Download the Rotary Peace Centers Program Guide for Rotarians for eligibility requirements and information on finding qualified candidates. Also read the district endorsement instructions.
Circulate the fellowship announcement to contacts in your network.
Check out the application page for an overview of the process and links to useful documents such as the application guidelines and tips for improving your application.
Applicants must apply to their districts by 31 May. Districts need to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 
 
 
2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications 2018-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Quay on Jan 31, 2018
 
RYLA 2018!  Exciting Announcement
 
Our District's RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award program) has a new time & location this year:  Saturday, July 7-14, 2018 at Chewelah Peak Learning Center in Chewelah, Washington.  The RYLA District Committee is excited to be able to offer the program outside of the July 1 and 4 holidays, and to be at a location with more adventure space at a lower cost = Win/Win!
 
RYLA 2018 Bob Quay 2018-01-31 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Your District Governor and Spouse for 2020-21 2017-12-31 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Elect Bev Reed selected for OPCOM chair 2021 2017-12-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 30, 2017
 
 
 
It is Day 3 of the final leg of Ned Morris's yearlong quest to join an elite emergency relief team.  The details of what he's doing on this leg in Cornwall, England, are not exactly known.  It is said to combine a mixture of classroom learning with fitness tests and practical exercises designed to prepare his for the worst of the worst conditions as a responder in international disaster relief for Shelter Box.  Specifics though are secret.  See more . . .
Walla Walla Noon Rotary member Ned Morris prepares to provide shelter in wake of disasters 2017-10-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2017
Foundation and Membership Workshops
 
 
Why:    A Fresh Approach - to give our members a meaningful Rotary experience by offering them opportunities to make a positive                       difference and to connect with others
 
Who:    Any Rotarian, but especially those who are Leaders and Future Leaders.  
             Clubs who want to learn and try Proven Successful Methods to Build and keep Membership
             Clubs needing to establish and maintain grant qualification
 
 
Foundation and Membership Workshops 2017-10-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2017
Wildfires in California
 
Fire Disaster Response Information
Here's How Your Club Can Best Help Victims
Wildfires in California 2017-10-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 09, 2017
 
September was Basic Education and Literacy Month!
 
As Rotarians, we support education through scholarships, donations and service projects.  Together, we can do more for our local communities and communities around the world.  Has your Rotary Club considered applying for a District Community or International Basic Education/Literacy Matching Grant this spring?  SEE the NEWS FLASH below!
September Message to District 5080 from District Governor Jerri Anderson 2017-10-09 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
We are pleased to welcome Phoebe into the Rotary family in Pullman. Here she is pictured with mom, in all her glory. Proud dad - Chandi is our District Grants Committee Chairperson. Our warmest congratulations and best wishes to out to Mother, Dad and baby Phoebe.
Newest Member of the Pullman Rotary Family 2017-09-18 06:00:00Z 0
Shelter Box relief for Hurricane Irma Robert Quay 2017-09-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Quay on Sep 04, 2017
 
This is an e-mail that was sent to PDG John Brewer about District 5080 helping with Shelter Boxes with the recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.
 

Dear John,

Thank you for your ongoing support.  Today, while many of our Ambassadors were out raising funds to support our mission in Texas, others were here on the ground, hauling boxes, loading tents and making sure our shipments could start heading toward communities in need.  Witnessing this collective spirit and united effort makes me proud to be part of the ShelterBox family.

Please watch this quick video from Team Lead Bruce Heller and know how much the team here appreciates all that you do: https://youtu.be/8v8-SbYyQYE

Shelter Box Disaster Relief for Texas Robert Quay 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Sep 04, 2017
 

Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

“The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney, an attorney. He aims to support and strengthen clubs at the community level, preserve Rotary’s culture as a service-oriented membership organization, and test new regional approaches for growth.

“With the eradication of polio, recognition for Rotary will be great and the opportunities will be many,” he says. “We have the potential to become the global powerhouse for doing good.”

Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary President Allan Davis 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Quay on Aug 29, 2017

“Below is an email from the Zone Disaster Chair of our adjacent Zone outlining the ongoing efforts in the Texas districts. We will keep you apprised of ongoing needs. Thank you for your financial and moral support to our colleagues in Texas.”

Yours in Rotary Service

Greg Yank

“Zone 21b & 27 Rotary Governors, as you have heard in the news Hurricane Harvey has dealt a heavy blow to the Southern part of Texas the extent of which we have yet to learn – things like flooded homes, schools like Rockport and Aransas Pass being partially destroyed, businesses wiped out, etc. As your Zone Disaster Chairman I have gathered from the three main Rotary districts affected by the Hurricane information on where to send any monetary aid you can gather up from your clubs and fellow Rotarians to help those in need. I am also including the three names of the District Governors affected that will be getting requests from their areas’ clubs for help. This way our fellow Rotarians will make sure the money is spent in the best way possible in their area. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or one or more of the three District Governors. Please get the information sent to your districts clubs by Monday so the information can be given out to club members starting Monday.”

Information on Disaster Relief for Hurricane Harvey Bob Quay 2017-08-29 06:00:00Z 0
 
Welcome to the 2017-2018 Rotary Year!   July is a new beginning - 
 
We embrace our new Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife, Juliet as they lead us with insight and the new 2017-2018 Rotary International Theme - ROTARY: Making a Difference.
 
We welcome our new District 5080 Club Presidents as they embark on a year of service that will change their lives and strengthen their Clubs.  The Rotary Clubs of our District will Make a Difference!
 
We mourn the loss of Rotary International President-Elect Sam Owori who passed away on July 13,2017 after complications from surgery.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sam’s wife, Norah, and their family. 
 
As we begin this new Rotary Year, let us pause and consider family and friends…..Rotary Friends.  Give them an extra second on your hand shake, make eye contact and give them a heartfelt hug.  We can all Make A Difference every day.
July Message to District 5080 from District Gov Jerri Anderson Jerri Anderson 2017-08-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Jul 24, 2017
The following information was gleaned from an official posting by R.I. regarding the process that will be followed to name the replacement for recently deceased RIPE Sam Owori.
 
Ian Riseley, RI President said, "This is a difficult time for all of us, and while it is hard to think about replacing our friend Sam so soon, we have to move ahead in the best interests of our organization."

Process to replace RIPE Sam Owori Allan Davis 2017-07-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Jul 14, 2017

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori dies

Sam F. Owori, Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly Thursday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery.  

Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years.

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori died Thursday.

 

“Rotary has become a way of life for me – with the intrinsic value and core belief in mutual responsibility and concern for one another as a cornerstone,” Sam said when he was nominated last year. “I feel immense satisfaction knowing that through Rotary, I’ve helped someone live better.”

Sam's term as Rotary’s 108th president would have begun on 1 July 2018.“

R.I. President-Elect dies (updated) Allan Davis 2017-07-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2017
An application form to be part of a Rotary Friendship Exchange to D4140 in Mexico Located in the Home Page Downlaod Files. The outbound portion of this exchange will take place March 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed) . Also find Faq sheet about trip.
The Inbound team will be in our district September 15-24, 2017
 
Below is some basic information about the area:
Rotary Friendship Exchange to D4140 in Mexico Allan Davis (ed.) 2017-06-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2017
 
Chair:  Janelle Harvey janellehar@msn.com
 
 
What is Club Visioning?
Club Visioning is a four hour session held in an evening or Saturday morning to help a Club set goals that will define who they are in three years.
Who Should Participate?
The facilitation session is intended for all interested Rotarians in your Club—from your newest members to your most tenured, from the quietest members to the most outspoken.
Where is the Session Held?
The Club is responsible for identifying the location for the Visioning session. 
What time will the Session Start? Week nights, Mon thru Thurs, start at 5 or 5:30PM or a Sat morning.
How to get a Vision event in your Club
Clubs desiring a Visioning event designate a “Club Vision Coordinator/Chair” to work with the District Vision Chair, Sandy Mortensen.
What are the Outcomes of the Session?
There will be a consensus of what the Club goals are in all avenues of Service three years from now.
 
Janelle Harvey, District Visioning Chair  janellehar@msn.com    509-531-9418
District 5080 Visioning Don Roberts/Allan Davis (ed,) 2017-06-24 06:00:00Z 0
 
Sheila Hart of the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak was recently installed as the 13th President of the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship of Rotary at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. She will serve a two year term.  The 1000+ member Fellowship of Rotarians,  from 52 countries around the world, love to travel, host each other in their homes, travel together and  involve themselves in service projects and thus enhance their experience in Rotary. Rotary is an international service organization of 1.2 million members world wide.
 ITHF Induction of Sheila Hart as President 2017-2019 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kees van der Pol (ed. Allan Davis) on Jun 21, 2017
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June 21, 2017 (First day of Summer)
 
 
To All District 5080 Rotarians
 
With nine days to go as Governor, I wish to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year.
 
We visited all 57 Rotary Clubs, all three Rotaract Clubs, and four charter events.  We travelled to District assemblies, council meetings, club special anniversary events, conferences, RYLA, Youth Exchange Camp Lutherhaven meetings, multi-club installation meetings, and special foundation awards presentations.  We attended Celebrations of Life and attended a visit by our International Director, Brad Howard.  I suspect we put on over 30,000 km (20,000 miles).  Good thing that both Mayumi and I love driving!
 
District Governor's Monthly Message Kees van der Pol (ed. Allan Davis) 2017-06-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 10, 2017

Subject: Registration Discount for Toronto Convention

Since the deadline for EARLY Early REGISTRATION has passed, here is the relevant information for registering for the Toronto Convention now. Hotel accommodation is tight as there is another large event in the city at the same time.

 

Go to: http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/registration-fees for more information about fees which are:

June 15-December 15 – US $335; Dec. 16-March 31 – US$410; April 1 – June 27 – US$495.

This will be the closest convention to home for some years as the schedule is as follows:

 

 

 

Early Registration Discount for Toronto Convention 2017-06-10 06:00:00Z 0
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Mayumi's Prize Winning Apple Pie !! Inline image 1
 
Crust:
2 cups     flour
3/4 tsp     salt
1 cup       shortening
2 Tbsp     cold water
1              egg
1 Tbsp     vinegar      
 
 
Filling:
5             Granny Smith apples, cut into pieces
1/2 Cup   Sugar
1/2 tsp     Cinnamon
2 tsp        Tapioca
 
Mayumi's Prize Winning Apple Pie !! 2017-05-17 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
April 12th, 2017
 
Greetings fellow train enthusiasts:
We would like to introduce you to our NEW Excursion Train Ride in beautiful Washington State. As you may know the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club has run an Excursion ride for the past 35 years in northern Pend Oreille County. Due to safety/inspection issues on the northern tracks sadly 2016 was the end of their rides.That is where we step in. The Newport WA Priest River ID Rotary Club will be moving the Excursion Train Rides to the southern end of Pend Oreille County.
Excursion Train Ride in beautiful Washington State 2017-04-25 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 12, 2017
I am pleased to announce that PDG Norm McCarvell has been selected as the Rotary Council on Legislation Representative for the 2017-2019 CoL Cycle.  His term will commence July 1st, 2017.
I am also pleased to announce that PDG Sandra Roberts (Kimberley Rotary) has been selected as the Council on Legislation Alternate. Her 3-year term will also commence on July 1st, 2017.
 
Our District 5080 will indeed be well served by Norm and Sandra as we look forward to our participation in Council Activities.  Thank you, Norm and Sandra, for your continuing commitment to Rotary.
Kees van der Pol
District Governor
Rotary Council on Legislation Representative for the 2017-2019 CoL Cycle 2017-04-12 06:00:00Z 0
Presidential Citation Dashboard Link 2017-03-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
The District Youth Exchange Committee is looking for new members. Often described as one of the best programs that Rotary has, the district committee is looking for Rotarians who would like to know more about Youth Exchange and who  might like to serve on the District Committee. If interested please contact Darryl Bishop dcsbishop@shaw.ca for further information.
District 5080 Youth Exchange Committee 2017-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
District 5080 Spring Assembly 
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn
 
Hosted by District 5080 Governor Elect, Jerri Anderson
A Day for All Rotarians to Come Together to Network, Learn and Explore 
Click below to register.
 
Download Brochure
 
       
District 5080 Spring Assembly 2017-03-06 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary District 5080, in partnership with the University of Calgary Medical School, recently completed the first year of a 3-year Vocational Training Team (VTT) project to provide much needed training for Family Medicine Specialists in Laos.
 
The VTT project was organized by the Rotary Club of Golden, BC. Major funding came from the Golden and Columbia Center Rotary Clubs, with additional funds from Spokane 21, Cranbrook Sunrise, Invermere, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie and Coeur d’Alene Sunrise. Matching funds from District 5080 and The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund resulted in a $150,000 CAD Global Grant.
 
 
First year of a 3-year Vocational Training Team (VTT) project 2017-02-28 07:00:00Z 0
Dear fellow Rotarians,
Rotary will be partnering with other service organizations in an International
Week of Service, 25-31 March 2017. All over the world, volunteers like you
are working to improve their communities. In the spirit of Rotary Serving
Humanity, I ask you to invite another local service group to volunteer with
you. Information and resources for this event can be found at weekofservice.org.
Visit the International Week of Service 2017 Facebook event page to RSVP and
see what other clubs are planning.
Organizations participating in this event include: Lions Clubs International,
Rotary International, Optimist International, Junior Chamber International,
Kiwanis International, Moose International, Soroptimist, Ys Men International,
Pilot International, and Sertoma Inc.To participate, your club can work with
one or more other area service groups to do something together for your community.
They can join you in a pre-planned event, or you can plan a new event together. Find a fellow service organization in your community here. Share your photos and videos at weekofservice.org, on the event page, and on social media using #weekofservice2017.
To promote your activities locally, we've provided you iåith a customizable press release.
This event will help us to promote all of our organizations, highlight membership opportunities, and reinforce the importance of doing good in the world. It's a chance for our volunteers to forge lasting relationships and creating the potential for future joint projects. Your participation will also achieve one of the service goals listed in my presidential citation.
I hope you'll join me in what promises to be a unique, important opportunity to better your community.
Sincerely,
John F. Germ
President, Rotary International
International Week of Service, 25-31 March 2017 2017-02-19 07:00:00Z 0
Governor-Elect Jerri Anderson (Sandpoint Rotary) and Kent being presented to 2017-18 Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley and Juliet
at the International Assembly in San Diego in January.
 
All are sporting next year's beautiful theme ties, scarves and jackets as they stand in front of the new logo and the theme of "Rotary: Making a Difference".
Governor Elect & husband being presented to RI PE 2017-02-12 07:00:00Z 0
An Opportunity for Canadians (Only)
to Petition the Canadian Government
to Support Polio Plus
 
Dear Rotarians,
 
I hope this message finds you well.
 
I take this opportunity to inform you about a petition encouraging the government of Canada’s continued support for polio eradication. This Petition can be found on the House of Commons website:  https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-798  
 
A brief story has also been posted about the petition on Rotary’s End Polio Now website.
 
An Opportunity for Canadians (Only) 2017-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
Below please find a notice that you may wish to incorporate into your
District Newsletter.  As Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2017
and entrance to Canada’s National Parks is free for the year, camp sites
are expected to be reserved quickly.  If attendees at the WGIPPA 85th
Assembly in Waterton wish to camp, I would strongly recommend that
your reservations be made ASAP.
 
Thanks.  Glenn
WGIPPA 85th Assembly in Waterton 2017-01-26 07:00:00Z 0
 
Hundreds of Rotarians vacation worldwide at IGFR (International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary) locations.
The 54th annual IGFR will be held this August 6-12 in Victoria , BC , Canada. Proceeds go to Rotary charities.
Please pass this information on to your Rotary Club Presidents asking them to inform golfers in their clubs.
More information on how to register: http://www.igfr.ca  
Thank you
Dr. Gerry Kelly
Chair: IGFR2017 in Victoria. Canada

 
 
Attention Golfers 2017-01-15 07:00:00Z 0
Service Trip to Belize 2017
Depart: Friday, March 17, 2017           Return: Sunday, March 26, 2017
 
We invite you to join us for the 14th annual service trip to Dangriga, Belize.
The construction team will be located in Dangriga, about 110 miles South of Belize City and located on the Caribbean Sea.
 
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a developing country that has a beautiful countryside and many water activities in the Caribbean. The official language is English. The currency is fixed at $2 Belize versus $1 US dollar. Please log on to www.travelbelize.org for more information.
 
The weather in Belize in March is between the upper 80s- lower 70s.
The Dangriga Rotary Club meets on Wednesday.
 
Construction Team
The construction team will finish the construction on a new multi-purpose elementary school building in Pomona (12 miles away). Skilled and unskilled help is needed.  Local professionals will provide some labor & supervise the work. We need to raise $8,000 for the materials. Please ask your Rotary Club, church, or local civic club for a donation.  See building pictures at end of this flyer.
 
Summary:
  • Leave Friday, March 17, 2017. Arrange your own flight. Airlines that fly to Belize: American, Delta, Southwest, & United. I personally favor Delta and try to avoid American.
  • Arrange to arrive at the Belize International Airport no later than 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. From the airport we will drive in our rented vans to Dangriga.
  • We will stay at hotels in Dangriga.  Every room has shower, toilet, and sink. Almost all rooms have air conditioning.
  • Sunday-Friday, construction team will complete construction of a new elementary multi-purpose school building in Pomona (12 miles from Dangriga).  
  • Saturday, March 25,off/play/recreation day
  • Sunday, March 26- return home
     
    Typical costs per person
              Airfare:                       $600-900
                Ground activities:     $300   (*see below) 
                Lodging:                     $12-80 per night per person
                Meals:                        $20-30 per day depending on appetite
                        Leisure activities:  varies depending on type
     
    Registration Fee-$300  (**$320) check made out to CCR -(put in “For:” line “Belize 2017 trip”) to be sent with application/registration. 
                         Money will be refunded if notified by March 1.
     
    $300 (**$320) Includes:
  • Rental vehicles and gas
  • Four catered buffet dinner meals  (Sat., Sunday, Monday, Weds.,)
  • Lunch  - Monday-Friday
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
               **$20 extra if you wish to drink local- Belkin beer
 
 First time International trip Columbia Center Rotarians may be eligible for a $500 grant.
 
All of your expenses can be tax deductible except meals and leisure activities
In previous years, local rotary clubs, churches and/or civic groups have supported some participants.
 
To register please complete and return the following application/registration form.
 
Further information will be emailed after application/registration form has been received.  
 
To view pictures of a previous trip, go to: https://picasaweb.google.com/114096999466306409434?feat=email 
               
 
 I will assign hotel rooms on a first come/first serve basis. It is determined by the order of the completed returned application/registration form.  
                                                   
Any questions please contact me either by e-mail or phone
                             pkalunian@gmail.com
                             206- 854-0612 (cell phone)
 
Peter Kalunian
5506 W. 19th Ave.
Kennewick, WA  99338
 
                   
(Application/registration form is on the next page)
                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belize 2017  Service Trip
                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Application/Registration Form
(Complete a form for each person)
 
Name:__________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Phone:__________________________________________________
E-mail (print clearly):_______________________________________
Rotary club: (if applicable)_____________________________________
Place of work: _____________________________________________________
Name & phone number of work reference:____________________________________________
Translate Spanish?  Yes              No   
Any known health problems, including snoring: ____________________
Vegetarian:   Yes                   No              Food restrictions: ________________________
Allergies: ________________________________________________
I wish to room with: ___________________________________________
Room with air-conditioning (        )     no air conditioning (        ) 
 (      ) Dorm room with bunk beds and bath, no a/c (fans provided)
Skills you are willing to offer:
Please note: We appreciate your voluntary contribution. We work as a team Sunday-Friday.
If you are unable to make this commitment, please explain.
 
Mail completed application including $300 or ($320) check- made out to “CCR”- (put in FOR: line “Belize 2017 trip”) mail to:
                       Peter Kalunian
                       5506 W. 19th Ave.
                       Kennewick, Wa.  99338
                       
 
Service Trip 2016-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
                         Missionary Trip to Belize 2017
Depart    Friday, March 17, 2017
Return    Sunday, March 26, 2017
 
We invite you to join us for the 14th Annual missionary trip to Dangriga, Belize.
The medical and construction teams will serve the same week in Dangriga, about 110 miles South of Belize City and located on the Caribbean Sea.
 
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a developing country that has a beautiful countryside and many water activities in the Caribbean. The official language is English. The currency is fixed at $2 Belize versus $1 US dollar. Please log on to www.travelbelize.org for more information.
 
The weather in Belize in March is between the upper 80s- lower 70s.
The Dangriga Rotary Club meets on Wednesday.
 
Construction Team
The construction team will finish the construction on a new St. Matthews Anglican multi-purpose school building in Pomona (12 miles away). Skilled and unskilled help is needed. Local professionals will supervise the work. We need to raise $25,000 for the materials. Please ask your church or local civic club for a donation.
 
Medical Team
 We will provide daily clinics & surgeries, Sunday to Friday at the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga, and in selected villages.  Specialists needed are: orthopedic, ENT, urology, pharmacy, gynecology, anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, podiatry, neurology, and pediatrics.
Other specialty and general/internal physicians are also invited. 
Spanish/English translators are also needed.   
Diabetes and hypertension are two major problems among the entire population.
 
The hospital has two operating rooms, a high risk neonate unit, and 70-inpatient beds.  The Belizean gov’t instituted a national health insurance program in 2007.  There are outpatient clinics in a building adjacent to the hospital.  We have use of a few of these rooms on a sporadic basis.
 
 RNs will be teamed with doctors for clinic assistance, to supplement the local nurses on inpatient units and for Triage. Non-medical help, including translators are needed for patient assistance and various other duties. We will continue the team approach- for every medical provider: at least one nurse and one non-medical helper (preferably with interpreter skills).
For information on the Belize Health system, go to www.health.gov.bz
Some medical teams will be going into villages that have active cases of Malaria and Hepatitis A. If you are unable to take anti-Malaria pills, please contact me.  See CDC travelers information site for recommended immunizations etc. http://www.cdc.gov
 
 
 
 
 
Summary- medical and construction teams:
  • Leave Friday, March 17, 2017. Arrange your own flight. Airlines that fly to Belize: American, Delta, Southwest, & United. I personally favor Delta and try to avoid American. I booked our flight on www.justfly.com
  • Arrange to arrive at the Belize International Airport no later than 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. From the airport, we will drive in our rented vans to Dangriga.
  • We will stay at hotels in Dangriga.  Every room has shower, toilet, and sink. Almost all rooms have air conditioning.
  • Medical and surgical clinics will be conducted at:
                          Southern Regional Hospital, Dangriga
                          Sunday, Marc 19 to Friday, March 24
  • Family/Internal Medicine teams will go out to local villages Monday-Friday
  • Sunday-Friday, construction team will continue construction of a new St. Matthew’s multi-purpose school building in Pomona (12 miles from Dangriga).  
  • Saturday, March 25,off/play/recreation day
  • Sunday, March 26- return home
     
    Typical costs per person
              Airfare:                       $600-900
                Ground activities:     $300   (*see below) 
                Lodging:                     $12-80 per night per person
                Meals:                        $20-30 per day depending on appetite

            Leisure activities:     varies depending on type

 
Registration Fee-$300  (**$320) check made out to CCR -(put in FOR: line “Belize 2017 trip”) to be sent with application/registration. 
                     Money will be refunded if notified by March 1.
 
$300 (**$320) Includes:
  • Rental vehicles and gas
  • Four catered buffet dinner meals  (Sat., Sunday, Monday, Weds.,)
  • Lunch  - Monday-Friday
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
               **$20 extra if you wish to drink local- Belkin beer
 
 First time International trip Columbia Center Rotarians may be eligible for a $500 grant.
 
All of your expenses can be tax deductible except meals and leisure activities
In previous years, their local church or civic group has supported some participants.
 
To register please complete and return the following application/registration form.
 
Further information will be emailed after application/registration form has been received.  
 
 
To view pictures of a previous trip, go to: https://picasaweb.google.com/114096999466306409434?feat=email 
               
 
 I will assign hotel rooms on a first come/first serve basis. It is determined by the order of the completed returned application/registration form.  
                                                   
Any questions please contact me either by e-mail or phone
                             pkalunian@gmail.com
                             206- 854-0612 (cell phone)
 
Peter Kalunian
5506 W. 19th Ave.
Kennewick, WA  99338
 
               
(Application/registration form is on the next page)
                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belize 2017 Missionary Trip
Application/Registration Form
(Complete a form for each person)
 
Name:__________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Phone:__________________________________________________
E-mail (print clearly):_______________________________________
Rotary club: (if applicable)_____________________________________
Place of work: _____________________________________________________
Name & phone number of work reference:____________________________________________
Translate Spanish?  Yes              No   
Any known health problems, including snoring: ____________________
Vegetarian:   Yes                   No              Food restrictions: ________________________
Allergies: ________________________________________________
I wish to room with: ___________________________________________
Room with air-conditioning (        )     no air conditioning (        ) 
 (      ) Dorm room with bunk beds and bath, no a/c (fans provided)
Medical or construction team   (circle which one)
      If licensed medical personnel, please list type of license, issuing State, and number:         _______________________________________________________________________
 Skills you are willing to offer: (RNs- please indicate recent acute care experience) ________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
Physicians, ARNP’s  & Nurses - please mail a copy of your license OR list your license # and web-site where it can be verified
Web-site and license #___________________________________________________
Please note: We appreciate your voluntary contribution. We work as a team Sunday-Friday.
If you are unable to make this commitment, please explain. 
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
Mail completed application including $300 or ($320) check- made out to “CCR”- (put in FOR: line “Belize 2017 trip”) mail to:
 
                       Peter Kalunian
                       5506 W. 19th Ave.
                       Kennewick, WA  99338
 
 
Belize Application 2016-12-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
 
 
To register Click
on the right hand side under Conference Information
2017 District Conference 2016-11-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Roberts on Sep 29, 2016

 

PDG Ronald Ross 1997-1998

 

Update: 
Ron’s Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 PM on October 15, at the Portuguese Hall (across from the Station Museum)
 
Ron requested a 2 keg party, so we are doing that.  Jim is also having a pig roasted for our consumption. 
 
Please join us if you can, and forward this to whomever you wish.  We need drinkers for the kegs.
 
Our Rotary District 5080 lost a friend, a dedicated Rotarian and Past District Governor, and an outstanding human being with the passing of Ron Ross on Sept. 28. We send our condolences to Ron’s wife and fellow Rotarian Elaine.
 
Ron, an electrical engineer, joined the Castlegar Rotary Club in 1977 and within 2 years was elected club Vice President. When the club President quit a month into the Rotary year, Ron became President.
 
That year, Ron and Elaine learned about the Youth Exchange program at the District Conference and went on to host 21 students. He joined the District Youth Exchange Committee, which he chaired for many years. Ron became Club President again in 1986/87 and was District Governor in 1997/98.
 
The HELP Honduras Program, which Ron started and which remained his and Elaine’s passion, operates in 3 cities -- Tegucigalpa, Santa Barbara and Danli. It supports some of the poorest families in Honduras who work at the market stalls, scavenge the dump, or labor on marginal farms.
 
HELP Honduras provides many services, including help accessing education by providing funding for mandatory uniforms, books and school supplies for the children. Ron is pictured here with one of the Market Children. Each year, the child’s sponsor(s) received a photo of “their child”, thanking them for donating the funds needed for a year of schooling.
 
Without the hope of school, some boys got into petty theft and eventually drug trafficking. Some girls resorted to prostitution and then, in many cases, became pregnant and left to raise the children without financial or moral support. HELP Honduras has changed thousands of lives. Learn more about this amazing program that is one of Ron’s great legacies: http://www.crcid.org/honduras---help-non-funded.html.
 
Ron chaired many other District Committees following his term as DG, including: Rotary Foundation (5 years), Membership Development, Group Study Exchange (to Bolivia) and World Community Service.
 
Ron also served on the Pacific Northwest PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) Operations Committee for 8 years, Program Chair for 3 years and Audio Visual Chair for 3 years.
 
Ron was District Representative on the CRCID (Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development), for 10 years, until it’s dissolution in 2015.
 
Ron's dedication to service above self has been recognized at all levels of Rotary and his awards include: Rotary International (RI) Distinguished Service Award, RI Citation for Meritorious Service, Donald Macrae Peace Award 2012,  Queen’s Medallion on her 60th Birthday, and Honorary Member of Tegucigalpa and San Miguel de Heredia Rotary Clubs.
 
 Ron also served in many organizations for Alpine skiing and ski racing.
 
Ron will be greatly missed by his many friends, including those in his Rotary Club, our district, in Honduras and throughout the Rotary world. He will be remembered for his kindness, dedication and service.
 

Here is the link to the HELP Honduras website. Click on "Become a Sponsor" to make a one-time donation, sign up for regular donations, or download the form to sponsor a school child. Be sure to note that your donation is in memory of Ron Ross. Thank you. http://helphonduras.ca

Ron Ross Don Roberts 2016-09-29 06:00:00Z 0

 

The Creston Rotary Club, with President Gwen Telling (far left), sponsored the newly-formed Creston Valley Rotaract Club, which chartered on September 18.

The club charter was presented to Julie MsTaggart, Rotaract Charter President (back centre), by Gwen and by DG Kees van der Pol (far right).

This was followed by the Rotaractors receiving membership certificates.

It was a fun-filled event with stimulating conversation and fellowship!

 

What could be a Rotary first is that Gillian Kemle (bottom right), a Creston Rotarian, joined the Rotaract Club.

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Posted by Eric Redeker on Aug 04, 2016

Have you used Rotary Global Rewards our member benefits program of special offers on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment, and more? Rotary Global Rewards makes your Rotary membership even more rewarding.

When you travel with Rotary Global Rewards, you can do more good work and create new memories with family and friends using discounts on airfare, hotel, and vehicle rentals. http://bit.ly/GlobalRewards

Rotary Global Awards Eric Redeker 2016-08-04 06:00:00Z 0
The Kettle Falls Rotary Club received the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award this year. Governor Mike Dalessi was honored to make the presentation to the club at their June 16, 2016 meeting.   Kudos from all of us in the district for your Achievement during this Rotary Year.  Keep up the good work. 
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Congratulations to the 33 Rotarians who completed the Rotary Leadership Institute program this year.
 
Some have waited in the wings since the very first class was held (Oct. 2009) and this year, one completed the entire program in under 3 months !!!!!!!!!! On behalf of the District Leadership, we thank you for taking the time to become more aware of what Rotary does and helping make your club stronger. On behalf of the District 5080 R.L.I. Faculty, we offer our thanks to all the previous grads and clubs who have been supportive of the program. Without your example and encouragement, the program would be less successful. We look forward to next season when we'll be 'back in business'.
The R.L.I. session is complete for this year Allan Davis 2016-05-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on May 09, 2016
The latest Graduating session - Part 3, of the Rotary leadership Institute program wrapped up in Moscow, ID on April 30. With 12 clubs represented, it was one of the most wide-reaching of our 7-year history. Congratulations to all.
Two down One to go - R.L.I. Grads Allan Davis 2016-05-09 06:00:00Z 0
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District Foundation Chair, Don Hart, announces that effective March 21, 2016, the Foundation Grant Committee will be accepting District Grant Applications.
 
Look for the Announcement Letter and Request for Grant Information coming your way.
 
Details included in that correspondence include contact data and a few changes to the existing process.  PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.
 
All of the Grant Documents are posted to the Document Section on the Left hand side of this Home Page for your convenience.
 
 
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The District 5080 Nominating Committee is happy to announce that Bev Reed, a member of Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club, has been selected to fill the position of District Governor in 2018-19.  Bev and her husband Bill will be joining the string of Governor's from 5080 and the neighbouring districts as they gather the information they will require to fully represent all the members of this district.
 
We thank Bev and Bill for being prepared to share the next five years of their lives while on their Rotary Journey.
 
Congratulations!!
Meet Your Governor for 2018-19 2015-11-24 07:00:00Z 0
 
Greetings Everyone:
This is a photo, taken by Kevin Underwood, one of the sponsors missing from this group photo.
 
Rotary Club of Nelson has 43 Rotarians, and 12 Non-Rotarians sponsoring 80 Market Children.  Chris Chart, Chair of our Market Child Committee,  and I hope to pick up a few more sponsors this year.
 
If any of you HELP Honduras members change your address, email address, or  phone number, please let me know.
 
L Elaine Beaulac
250-229-4702
beaulacsofsb@shaw. ca 
Sunshine Bay,
640 Ferguson Road,
Nelson, B.C. V1L 6R3
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In October, Greg and Kristie Ehman had the opportunity to take part in Rotary’s Zone 25 & 26 Emerging Leaders Conference.   This amazing event connects Rotarians and their spouses from all different districts in the two Zones and provides an opportunity to build friendships and explore the chance to understand how attendees can take on a greater role in Rotary – at the Club, District or other levels of the organization.
Like any Rotary event, it was packed with amazing speakers and the chance to make great memories.  For Kristie and Greg – two speakers had messages that were significantly impactful – the power of social connectivity and keeping Rotary relevant
 
Rotary’s Zone Institute and the Emerging Leader Conference 2015-11-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Sep 21, 2015
[back row] Randy Jansons, John Tames, Carl Holder, Mitch Roach, Troy Woody, Warren Tate, Harry Garrison, Jim Feeney, Mike Rader, Darryl Francis, DGE Kees van der Pol
[front row] Janelle Harvey (Faculty), DG Mike Dalessi, Debi Dockins, Bob Quay, Karyl Whiteley, Kyle Edberg,  Jeanne McPherson (Faculty)
Newest RLI grads...right out of the gate Allan Davis 2015-09-21 06:00:00Z 0
The D5080 Rotary Leadership Institute Faculty recently met to discuss curriculum changes and to start planning for 2015-16 sessions.  The Faculty specifically encourages President-Elects to consider completing all 3 Parts of RLI prior to the commencement of their Presidential year. The Faculty is especially pleased with the number of RLI graduates who are now serving the District or their clubs in leadership positions. For more information about RLI visit the District website or contact PDG Al Davis at his new e-mail: 1advis2@gmail.com
Pictured are:
Back Row: Jeanne McPherson, PDG Bob Carroll, Ed Edmondson, Karen Cook, Bev Reed and PDG Al Davis
Front Row: Sheila Hart, PDG Sandra Roberts, Brenda Balahura, Dick Barclay
Your RLI Instructors Review Updated Curriculum 2015-08-13 06:00:00Z 0
Mary Gadeken was awarded the Rotarian Spouse Service Award at the June 18th Columbia Center Rotary Installation and Awards Banquet. She had been nominated by District Governor Norm McCarvell for her tireless efforts to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. Since 2009 Arlan’s year as District Governor, Mary has made over 300 beaded necklaces representing every Rotary country. From her efforts, she has single handedly donated $20,000 to Polio Plus! Once, when asked why she still makes them she replied, “Well, I'll keep making necklaces until the last case of polio is eradicated.” At the dinner she quipped, “There just aren’t enough venues to sell them; I really need to make a website.”  You can see she is not giving up until she has accomplished her goal. Congratulations Mary for an outstanding service project.
Pictured are: Arlan Gadeken, Mary Gadeken, DGE Mike Dalessi and Club President Janine Swailes.
 
Purpose: The Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award recognizes spouses and partners of Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary. Up to 100 individuals may be selected to receive this award annually. Recipients will be selected by an officer appointed by the RI president.
Criteria Candidates: will be considered based solely on the humanitarian service they have rendered through Rotary, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others. Personal financial contributions to Rotary, its Foundation, or any individual project are not relevant considerations for this award.
 
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Posted on May 24, 2015
Club Foundation Chair Hank Martin and District Governor Norm McCarvell awarded 2 Major Donor Awards, 5 Paul Harris Fellows and 8 Plus 1, 1 Plus 2, 2 Plus 4 and 1 Plus 8 Paul Harris Fellows.
 
Foundation Awards at Coeur d'Alene (Noon) Rotary Club Norm 2015-05-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on May 20, 2015
One of the traditional items at almost every District Conference is the exchange of pins, signifying the transition taking place in the district leadership line. It is quite probably the last time the entire team is together before the official changing of the guard takes place on July 1. This year, in Nelson, Past District Governor Bob Gallagher (from D-6400), in his role as President's Representative, performed the ceremony. To outgoing DG Norm, we give our thanks for a good year. To incoming DG Mike, we give our best wishes for a successful year going forward. To soon-to-be DGE Kees van der Pol and soon-to-be DGN Jerri Anderson, we give our very best wishes as they prepare for their years ahead.To the entire team - thanks for giving your time, talents and energies for the benefit of District 5080 and its members and clubs. It is appreciated
The Move is on.... Allan Davis 2015-05-20 06:00:00Z 0
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It's official....the Springdale Middle School Interact Club celebrated it's chartering recently at a banquet in Deer Park.  The 140 people present represented Interact members, parents, teachers, Interact advisors, members of the District Governor line, and Rotarians from the sponsoring Deer Park Rotary Club.  This is the origination of the second Interact Club in the Mary Walker School District in Springdale, Washington.
 
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Spokane Valley Sunrise has used a District matching grant to complete a project for The Hub Sports Center. They provided computers, a projector and a mic for the after school tutoring programs they facilitate. These photos show the center and the recipients.
 
Click on THE HUB to see Power Point
 
Spokane Valley RC Assists THE HUB Sports Center 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Recently, a D5080 National Immunization Day team went to Pakistan. Pictures are team members included Kees & Mayumi van der Pol, Carl Bach of Colville and Sara Archer of Walla Walla.
Governor Nominee Kees and Mayumi in Pakistan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary clubs of san Miguel de Heredia, Tegucigalpa, Villa Real, and Real de Minas, together with Canadian Rotarians from District 5080 and 5020 have shown once again their spirit of service towards those most in need through their granting of scholarships to children and young people of very limited means so that they can make themselves into respected professionals in Honduras.
 
The provision of scholarships is carried out through “Alternativas and Oportunidades” (AyO), a Honduran Organization which deals directly with the children and youth of the street markets in Tegucigalpa, Comayaguela, and communities adjacent to the municipal dump and crematorium.  The goal of AyO is to help the children attend and succeed in school, as well as to train their mothers (who do everything from selling fruit to baking, hairdressing, sewing, and making snacks) in business activities.  This includes developing a business plan, time management, the need to save money, and how to qualify and apply for micro credit.
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District Community Grants and District Matching Grants
 
Applications for District Community Grants (DCGs) and District Matching Grants (DMGs) for the 2015-2016 program year may be submitted beginning March 21, 2015. All applications must be received by the District Grants Subcommittee Chair no later than April 11, 2015.
 
DCGs and DMGs are available to Rotary Clubs in District 5080 to fund humanitarian service projects, as follows.
 
DCGs:
- local or international service projects
- amount US$1,000 - $5,000
- reimbursable (funded after projects are complete and the final report is approved)
- clubs don't have to be qualified, but it is highly recommended
 
DMGs:
- international service projects
- amount US$5,001 - $10,000
- clubs have to be qualified (and it is highly recommended that clubs send two members to grant management seminar)
 
DCGs and DMGs:  NEW THIS YEAR. (Read More)
 
 
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Your PETS training team relaxing after a full week end of sharing Rotary!!!
Pictured are AG Don Roberts, PETS Instructor, Sandra Roberts, DGE Mike Dalessi and MaryAnn with District Trainer, Sheila Hart.
 
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The Rotary Club of Spokane 21 held a wonderful evening with Past Rotary International President, Rick King.  Pictured below are Michael Church, Past President of Spokane 21 with DGE Mike Dalessi, IPDG Bob Carroll, PRIP Richard King and PDG Allan Davis. Governor Norm McCarvell was present even while awaiting surgery.  Unfortunately, he left prior to the photos being taken.  As usual, Rick had the audience in the palm of his hand throughout his presentation.
The second picture is of PRIP Richard with members of the Springdale High School Interact and the Springdale Middle School Interact Clubs.  These students, along with their parents and teachers attended the event as guests of their sponsor club, the Deer Park Rotary Club.  It was an inspirational evening
 
 
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Marvel Fast Hathaway was born January 24, 1915 on a farm owned by her grandparents, Nickolas and Catharina Fast, in Bridgewater Township, Ohio to her father, Glen Henry Fast, and his wife, Bertha.
At age 12, she and her family moved to Bryan, Ohio, where her dad was the Clerk of Common Pleas Court.
In 1935, after graduation from Bryan High School, Marvel married her H.S. sweetheart, Richard Lee Hathaway. He later graduated from the University of Chicago, where his father and grandfather had also graduated from University.  The couple settled in Chicago where Richard worked for the Continental Rubber Company of Erie, PA and the Thermoid Rubber Company of Trenton, NJ.  Two sons were born while they lived in Chicago: John R (Jack) in June 1941 and David Lee in June 1943.
Meet the Oldest, Newest Orofino Rotary Club Member 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
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Need a gift idea for the Rotarian or relative that already has “TOO MUCH STUFF”.
 
You can give them the satisfaction of donating $120 to enable a primary school student, or $225 to enable a secondary school student, to attend the public school system in Honduras. You will receive a letter to put under the tree, and they will receive a certificate with a picture of the child/youth that you sponsor on their behalf, after the Rotarians take their picture in January 2015.
It’s easy too.
 
Go to this new brand website for the HELP Honduras Program that is funded by over 25 Rotary Clubs in 5 districts.
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Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail Grant Stabilization of Banks and Trail Bed 

The project took place in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA on The Humbird Mill Section of The Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail.  Work began in June 2014 and was completed in late September 2014 with the installation of The Rotary Wheel. A dedication ceremony was held November 13, 2014.  Large boulders and rock were brought in to stabilize a bank of the trail that was heavily impacted by erosion.  The boulders were set in such a way as to create “The Rotary Sitting Wall”. The trail bed was stabilized and bollards and signage were installed at the entrance to the trail.  “The Rotary Sitting Wall” addressed the erosion providing a safer environment for all trail users. 

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Gary Troyer was described Thursday as a consummate scientist and generous volunteer.  Gary, of Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club, died Wednesday when he hit a logging truck near Trouchet.  He had skipped Rotary that day to spend time helping his mother in Walla Walla.  
 
He was retired from Hanford where he worked as a radio-chemist.  He frequently wrote Herald letters to the editor on science and energy issues and also was a regular presence at meetings on nuclear issues including testifying in September about the value of small modular nuclear reactors before the Washington State Legislative Joint Select Task Force on Nuclear Energy.  Gary was also a co-founder of Citizens for Medical Isotopes, an organization that fought for years to save Hanford's Fast Flux Test Facility to produce radioactive isotopes to fight cancer and other diseases.
 
Gary and his wife, Kris, were the first to volunteer and the last go home as they helped with their Rotary Club projects.  He was Vice President of the Club.  He and his wife travelled to Kenya several times, where he volunteered as a computer science teacher.  He also maintained the websites for several civic and scientific organizations in the Tri-Cities.
 
Gary will be greatly missed and we send condolences to Kris and their family.
 
 
Vehicle Crash takes the life of Rotarian Gary Troyer 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
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It is with great sadness that Nelson Rotary Club announce the sudden passing of our fellow Rotarian Mike Berg. 
 
Mike upheld the principals of what it truly means to be a Rotarian. He never said a negative word, was always willing to help in big ways and in small, and always knew the right thing to say in any given situation. We may or may not know the extent to which he impacted the club and could list all the positions he has held throughout his life, but it was his wisdom, kindness and integrity that made him a person so respected and well loved. 
 
He was a remarkable man and will be remembered as a friend, a mentor, and a giant of a gentleman.  We will miss him very much and extend our heartfelt condolences to Marie and the family.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday at the Nelson United Church at 602 Silica St.
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Be sure to go to 'Give' at www.rotary.org to make your donation and to read stories of Rotarians doing good work in the world.


November is Foundation Month Norman McCarvell 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

 
“The eradication of Polio is Rotary Internationals largest and most important Public Health initiative” …District 5080 Governor Norm.
 
From Rotary International - The message to world leaders is clear: support the final push to achieve eradication now while the goal has never been closer, or face the potential consequences of a new polio pandemic that could disable millions of children within a decade.
 
 
October 24th WORLD POLIO DAY 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Check out what SPOKANE 21 is up to!! Sandra Roberts 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
ARE YOU READY TO REGISTER FOR SAO PAULO CONVENTION 2015 Sandra Roberts 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norman McCarvell on Sep 28, 2014

2014-2015 Rotary International President Gary C. K. Huang has a vision for Rotarians to LIGHT UP ROTARY by participating in Rotary Days

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Rotary District 5080 Governor Norm McCarvell and EAG Jerri Anderson worked with the Area 5 Rotary Clubs of District 5080 as they supported the "Grand Finale" event of THE FESTIVAL at Sandpoint, Idaho on Sunday August 17, 2014. This exceptional venue allowed Rotarians to collaborate with musicians and present approximately 3,000 Festival attendees with World Class Symphony Music and an introduction to ROTARY!

 

Light Up Rotary Norman McCarvell 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norman McCarvell on Sep 25, 2014

“This is an email from Youth Exchange Student Maya to Youth Exchange Officer Wendy of Nelson, BC.  This is a terrific endorsement of our District’s Youth Exchange Program” – District Governor Norm

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Hello Wendy!

.... if you would like, I can start sending you monthly emails/updates about what I am up to on my exchange!

So far, I have done TONS of stuff. My host family takes me to a new place almost every weekend, and I have been doing lots of local exploring with the other exchange students. So far I have visited Geneve, Bern, Lucerne and many small mountains and villages around Switzerland. My host club has given me a G/A, which is basically a golden ticket to getting around Switzerland. It allows me to take any bus, train, tram or gondola at no cost. It is AMAZING.

 

Letter and Picture from Youth Exchange Student Maya Norman McCarvell 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Roberts on Sep 19, 2014

Past District Governor, Bob Carroll,  presented Carolyn, wife of Dr. Frank Walchak of RC of Spokane Aurora Northwest, with the 2013-14 Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award.  Only non-Rotarian spouses can be recommended or receive this award that was created to recognize spouses and partners of Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary.  A maximum of 100 recipients may be selected each year.  Carolyn was overwhelmed and honored to receive this well-deserved award.  She has accompanied and co-ordinated the work of Dr. Walchak and others on 23 Rotoplast missions.

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Congratulations Carolym Walchak Sandra Roberts 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Roberts on Aug 23, 2014

Rotary Friendship Exchange video of District 5080's recent RFE to Rotary District 2430 - Turkey.  A short video on our experiences and the incredible opportunity presented by Rotary RFEs

I should just add bit of a back story to the video’s opening song.  We spent a fair bit of time writing the song – trying to do our best to capture the spirit and energy of the team.  It was a lot of fun and then with the help of our exchange student we were fortunate to be introduced to Josh who offered to help out with the guitar and vocals.  He took a few artistic liberties and had a few challenges, but overall – pretty impressive for an 18-year who just graduated from high school.  It’s not perfect, but after about 10 takes – he was pretty tired so we took the best version.​

District 5080 Rotary Friendship Exchange to District 2430 - Turkey Sandra Roberts 2014-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
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Here is a picture of the Rotary Friendship Exchange Committee meeting held in July in Castlegar. The Committee dealt with a myriad of details related to the Point System, record keeping, and ideas for future exchanges.

Pictured  Left to right: Sheila Hart (Nelson Daybreak, Alexia Turner, Castlegar Sunrise, Linda Krahn, RFE Chair, Brenda Balahura, R/C Castlegar Sunrise & RFE Co-Chair, Cathy Korolek, ADG, Grand Forks and Joan Cooke, Waneta Trail. Missing from picture: Jackie Nance of Colville, Steve Verby, Sandpoint, Greg Ehman, Golden. 

Your Friendship Exchange Committee in Action Sandra Roberts 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Hi Rotary friends:

Many of you are not aware of the opportunity and enjoyment provided through Rotary Fellowships and Action Groups (RAGs).  Below is a reprint from the recent International Travel and Hosting Fellowship (ITHF) Newsletter.  It provides just one example of how you can travel the world at greatly reduced costs through Rotary colleagues.  There are a variety of interest groups available based on hobbies or vocations, so you can engage and enjoy your Rotary involvement by searching www.rotary.org for a RAG or Fellowship of interest to you.

What is a RAG? Sandra Roberts 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
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District Governor Elect, Mike Dalessi, shared opening remarks at RLYA on June 28th, 2014 and shared a picture of Counsellors Sheila Hart and Mike Cassidy.  There were 49 young adult campers participating plus the staff. Despite the thunder and pouring rain on opening day, everyone had a fabulous and fun time. ​ Does anyone else have some pictures?

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Another Wonderful Year at RYLA Sandra Roberts 2014-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Davis on Apr 07, 2014

Here they are  - the last RLI class for this year. The session was held in Richland on a beautiful day - April 26. With these 15 we obtained 40 new graduates for the year. CONGRATULATIONS.

[back] Jeanne McPherson (faculty), Adrienne King, Roger McDowell, Scott Lynch (faculty), Jim Watson, Tim Lewis, Cathy Flatt, Brandon Wilm, Marjorie Kaspar.

[front] John Owen, Theta Elsworth, Judy Bell, Janine Swailes, Renee Brooks, Mike Windegardner, Jim Zimmerman, Pete McEnderfer.

 

Final Graduating class of the 5080 R.L.I. Program for 2013-2014 Allan Davis 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Foundation Chair, Vlad Sasarman, wants you to get your pens busy so that you are ready to submit your latest Grant Applications starting March 22, 2014.

Read Below

District Community Grants and District Matching Grants

Applications for District Community Grants (DCGs) and District Matching Grants (DMGs) for the 2014-2015 program year may be submitted beginning March 22, 2014. All applications must be received by the District Grants Subcommittee Chair no later than April 12, 2014.

DCGs and DMGs are available to Rotary Clubs in District 5080 to fund humanitarian service projects, as follows.

DCGs:

- local or international service projects

- amount US$1,000 - $5,000

- reimbursable (funded after projects are complete and the final report is approved)

- clubs don't have to be qualified, but it is highly recommended

DMGs:

- international service projects

- amount US$5,001 - $10,000

- clubs have to be qualified (and it is highly recommended that clubs send two members to grant management seminar)

 

 

New Grant Applications Open for Consideration starting March 22, 2014 Sandra Roberts 2014-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Roberts on Aug 15, 2013

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, has been selected by the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2015-16. Ravindran will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

Ravindran said his top priority for Rotary will be to increase membership, which he called the bedrock of any organization.

“The emphasis on membership has to continue with focus on the younger generation,” Ravindran said. “Additionally, we must seek to attract the just retired and experienced people into Rotary.”

Creating regional membership plans and realizing that “one size does not fit all” has been a move in the right direction, he said.

K.R. 'Ravi' Ravindran to be RI President 2015-16 Sandra Roberts 2013-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra on Jul 30, 2008
Most of us remember the months of the year, as they normally show on a calendar, but how many have wondered what the month was in the Rotary Year?      Now you can answer with assurance.
 
 

JULY - 

AUGUST - MEMBERSHIP & EXTENSION MONTH

SEPTEMBER - NEW GENERATION MONTH

OCTOBER - VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

NOVEMBER - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

DECEMBER - FAMILY MONTH

JANUARY - ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH

FEBRUARY - WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

MARCH - LITERACY MONTH (Changed from July)

APRIL - MAGAZINE MONTH

MAY-

JUNE - ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH

Want more details? read on...

What (Rotary) month is it anyway? Sandra 2008-07-30 06:00:00Z 0