2016-17 District Governor
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Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs worldwide, divided into 536 Districts. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Karl’s TV & Appliances will partner with D5610 to provide a GRAND PRIZE for the Foundation Raffle: LG Kitchen Appliance package worth up to $7,500 at Karl’s retail pricing. In addition, Karl’s will sell raffle tickets for us at every location in South Dakota! A large sign/poster to promote ticket sales will be displayed in each of their 14 SD stores. The twelve communities in SD with Karl’s stores are: Aberdeen, Brookings, Gregory, Huron, Madison, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls(2), Spearfish(2), Watertown, Winner and Yankton. We are only working with the stores in SD because of concerns about state laws regarding raffles. We get permission from the state and from the city of Mitchell to do our raffle. We don’t ask for those permissions in our border states, so we thought it prudent to stay within SD borders. However, the winner of the Grand Prize may deal with the closest Karl’s store, no matter where. But stores outside SD will NOT sell raffle tickets.
If you have a Karl’s location in your community, consider inviting the store manager to your meeting. You might even ask he/she to speak about their newest products.
Training for Rotary District and Club Officers Scheduled April 6-8, 2017 at Highland Event Center, Mitchell, SD
Information on hotel rates is posted in the event listing.
To receive on-going notices and the agenda, club board members must be listed on the District website as 2017-18 officers or members of Rotary – and your email address must be posted with your listing.
*NOTE: Rotary International stresses that the current president of any club whose president-elect fails to attend PETS must continue as president in the coming year.
Steve Harrington, District Governor Elect
PROMOTING PEACE FIGHTING DISEASE
PROVIDING CLEAN WATER SAVING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN
SUPPORTING EDUCATION GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES
That first gift that all started it in 1917 was for the amount of $26.50. If you have never given to the Rotary Foundation, would you consider giving a gift of $26.50 in this anniversary year? If you have given in the past, please consider increasing your gift by $26.50 or more. Thank you for your generous support of the Rotary Foundation!
We have a new effort to raise awareness of Rotary and publicize club events! An application for clubs to get additional funding from the District is available for download on this website, titled Rotary Awareness Campaign Application. Groups of clubs in a geographic area and media reach can band together to put dollars into a media campaign. Call me for more information. Deadline is January 15.
Public Image Citations went to Vermillion and LeMars clubs for 2015-16 publicity efforts. Thanks to these clubs and several others in the District for their excellent community awareness efforts for their clubs. Available again for the second year is the Public Image Citation Application for your club. New goals are listed, so download the file from the District website and make new efforts to publicize your club projects and events.
I have a great powerpoint on “Publicizing an Event” that I would be happy to present to your club or event committee. I also have website and social media training that will assist your club in using these digital tools. Please contact me to schedule! I will travel anywhere in the District to meet with your club.
—Linda Peterson at 605-341-5006 or email Linda4Rotary@me.com
If your club would like to provide support, but do not have the resources for the full donation, here is a great option. Our District sent $1320 in May to St. Jude for this year. We are on our way to making a difference in our world by changing the future for one very poor, bright child in Arusha, Tanzania and helping in the classroom of a very dedicated teacher. Together we are all making our world a better place!!
District Leadership Training Seminar
Highland Event CenterApr 06, 2017 – Apr 08, 2017
Zone 27 District Leadership Institute
Embassy SuitesJul 21, 2017 – Jul 22, 2017
Zone 21b-27 Institute
Houston, TXSep 12, 2017 – Sep 17, 2017
District Conference 2017
LeMars Convention Center, IowaOct 13, 2017 – Oct 14, 2017