Rotary District
5610 Bulletin
 August 2022
October Message from District Governor John Schneider
Wow! What a wonderful start to the Rotary year.  As you read this I will have completed all of my
club visits.  Carol and I have had a great experience meeting Rotarians and visiting the service projects all over the District.  So many of our clubs are instrumental in improving the quality of life in their communities.  Rotarians are very kind, welcoming and complimentary people. 
I’m biased, but I am so proud of the District Conference that was held last month.  We had great speakers and breakout sessions.  I’m sure all who attended went home energized and educated about Rotary.  Thanks to PDG Steve Harrington and his committee for putting it all together! Thanks also to the Plymouth County Pork Producers for grilling us such tasty pork Chops.  Congratulations also go out to the 10 Rotarians of Distinction, Roger Kozak Award winner Steve Sikorski and Rotarian of the Quarter Mary DeVany!  Congratulations to the clubs who received certificates for Membership Growth, Foundation Giving and Polio Plus Giving.
Monday October 24th is World Polio Day.  I hope your club has some kind of a plan to celebrate the great progress Rotary has made over the past 35 years in our attempt to eradicate Polio.  Also, I hope our clubs have some kind of fundraising project for Polio Plus.  Here are some ideas; (  If you haven’t already, read District Polio Plus Chairman Willis Sutliff’s article about Polio.
October is also Community Economic and Development Month.  The District Grants Committee recently reviewed the District Grant applications.  We reviewed outstanding projects that relate to this month’s theme. As I said earlier, Rotarians make a great impact on their communities.  Please make sure you give Rotary credit by using appropriate signage to inform the community of your work. The Rotary Wheel speaks volumes!   Public Image Chairman, Kay Norton, would be happy to help you with that.  Make sure you watch the photo slideshow on the district website or click the Imagine Rotary logo below to see photos of the great work Rotarians do.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the Rotary year to work on my goals of Membership, Foundation Giving and Ending Human Trafficking Global Grants.  Every Rotary Club with very few exceptions has brought up the concern of building membership.  District DG Line and the Membership Committee will be working on a plan to help clubs with that challenge.  When your club receives information about our plans, please take advantage of our help.
Yours in Rotary,
DG John Schneider
Membership Minute
Membership Minute
Focusing on the comfort and care of our members
August is Membership and New Club Development Month. One of RI President Jennifer Jones' initiatives is to focus on the comfort and care of our members, and Membership Month is the perfect time to make sure that  your club provides a welcoming experience. Members are more likely to stay if we listen to them and understand what they want out of Rotary. Here are a few ideas for helping people feel valued and involved:
Remember that for any Learning Center course, you’ll need a My Rotary account. 
Find more
membership resources on My Rotary. 
Questions?  Reach out to Carmen Hansen, District 5610 Membership Chair,
"Imagine One's Dream" a limited edition print, signed and dated by Darren Jones, a Chicago artist and brother to Jennifer Jones, will be auctioned at the 2022 District Rotary Conference in Sioux City
"Imagine One's Dream" a limited edition print, signed and dated by Darren Jones, a Chicago artist and brother to Jennifer Jones, will be auctioned at the 2022 District Rotary Conference in Sioux City. The auction will be at the Friday evening banquet and the profit will be designated for the Polio Plus fund.
The "Imagine One's Dream" original painting was a combination of acrylic paints, industrial staples, shredded studio paperwork, plaster and beach sand painted on wooden panel.  For this piece, Jones used beach sand from their family cottage in Ontario, and paper he shredded and used from the Rotary website to include the "Objects of Rotary and the Four Way Test."  After the textures were layered and dry Jones said he began the colour process by literally applying paint to his hands and then onto the panel.  The colour pallette was inspired by the colours of Rotary and the Presidential theme. "The gradient shading is also done on purpose to create a more landscape emotion, representing the horizon we all walk towards!!" states Jones.  
The numbered print includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity and is valued at $800.  It has been beautifully framed in brushed silver as suggested by the artist.   It would be a beautiful addition to a home or office to reflect the importance Rotary plays in the lives of people around the world. 
Registration Now Open - District Conference September 23-24 in Sioux City


Navy Seal to Address District Rotary Conference September 23
The Rotary Clubs of Sioux City and Le Mars will welcome members from 40 clubs from Iowa and South Dakota at its District Conference featuring Navy Seal Boyd Renner as a keynote speaker Sept. 23-24 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux City, IA.
Renner will speak Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public.
Renner served for more than 23 years with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as SEAL Team Six SEAL Team Six has been known as the U.S. Navy's premier hostage rescue and counter-terrorism unit. He also served with SEAL Team Two for four years and held every enlisted rank from Seaman Recruit to Master Chief Petty Officer before he became a Chief Warrant Officer in 2010.
After 9/11, he completed 10 tours in Afghanistan and 2 tours in Iraq and was deployed in Albania, Sarajevo and to the Arabian Peninsula.
Besides the Navy & Marine Corps Life Saving Medal, Renner’s many awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal -- all for valorous actions.
While in the Navy, Boyd earned a business degree from Saint Leo University and a master's degree in project management from Penn State University.
Today Boyd is a recognized keynote speaker and a co-founder of Endeavor Life Sciences, a company that has patented a way to safely add DNA to a new or existing tattoo and jewelry.  He is currently the Chief Operations Officer at FINAO Coastal Group in Virginia Beach Virginia.
In addition to the address by Renner the Rotary conference will feature meetings on the Rotary mission of service and ideas and new initiatives for district clubs.
Rotary International projects fight polio and disease, provide clean water and sanitation, support mothers and children, promote literacy and economic development and protect the environment.
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