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Rotary District 5020


District 5020 Governor (that's ours) publishes a monthly newsletter, Clik here for the Newsletter & what other Clubs are doing

District Governor Judy Byron

District Website

 
 

Assistant District Governor
Nanaimo Area: Barry Sparkes

brsparkes@telus.net

 

 


Rotary International News

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  • Diving In to Social Media
  • Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 02:45 PM
  • Paul didn’t know much about social media, but when it came time to publicize his club’s global “swimarathon,” he dove right in. Using a combination of social media tools, Paul got over 200 Rotary clubs on six continents to join the marathon, raised more than $100,000 for polio eradication, and attracted 16 new members.
  • The Rotary Foundation receives coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
  • Friday, 13 September 2013, 03:15 PM
  • The Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States. The 4-star rating, the highest that Charity Navigator awards, recognizes sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator evaluates thousands of nonprofits each year, and only one of four earns 4 stars. This year’s top distinction marks the Foundation’s sixth straight, placing it in the top 3 percent of U.S.-based charities. In a letter to the Foundation, Ken Berger, the president of Charity...
  • Solutions for your website issues
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 05:15 PM
  • Since the website launched at the end of August, more than 27,000 people created an account on My Rotary. We have been working to correct several issues you may have encountered while using the new website. If you still have problems, please send us an email. And as always, thank you for your patience and support. Member access denied To access the tools and applications previously available through the Member Access Portal (MAP), you'll be asked to sign in again if it has been four hours since you last signed in. If after signing in a second time, you still receive an "Access Denied" error...
  • Have an idea for a convention breakout session?
  • Friday, 6 September 2013, 05:30 PM
  • Are you interested in leading a breakout session during the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney? Proposals are being accepted through 21 October. Whether you want to share your project success story, discuss strategies for strengthening membership, or hold a roundtable on fundraising ideas, we invite you to submit your great idea  about the sessions. The proposal form is available only in English. To submit a proposal for a session in another language, contact us at learn@rotary.org. Find out more about next year’s convention at www.RIconvention.org.
  • September classes on My Rotary
  • Friday, 6 September 2013, 12:30 PM
  • Webinars Lifecycle of a Service Project (Part 1): Overview and Introduction Plan a successful, sustainable service project with the resources and information you’ll gain from our new five-part series. The first session will help you understand the lifecycle of a service project, from planning and locating resources to promoting the project and evaluating its impact. Plus we’ll share real-life examples of Rotary service projects and the lessons learned from them. How you can help eradicate polio Discover how you can help make history! Get an update on the status of our eradication efforts and...
  • Engineering sustainable water solutions in Latin America
  • Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 04:15 PM
  • Perched in the rugged mountains of central Ecuador, the village of Tingo Pucará seems an unlikely place for artistic inspiration to strike. But Tony Riggio never leaves his camera behind—and his photos of Tingo Pucará illustrate what can happen when Rotary members and young people team up on a water project. Riggio has been leading youth expeditions to Central and South America since 2001, when his daughter participated in a program of Builders Beyond Borders (B3), a nonprofit based in Connecticut, USA. Construction projects have included hurricane shelters in the Dominican Republic, bridges...


Disaster Aid Canada

 

  • John Joynt Joins Disaster Aid Team
  • Following the recent retirement of Don & Anne Ohlgren, John Joynt, a high profile business executive, Rotarian and incoming Club President, has volunteered to work with the Board of Disaster Aid Canada to increase the profile and visibility of Disaster Aid Canada and the many facets of the operations.
  • Executive Director Retires
  • At the annual year-end board meeting of Disaster Aid Canada, Don Ohlgren submitted his resignation as the Executive Director of Disaster Aid Canada.
  • Little Dresses for Africa
  • We just sent 500 little dresses to Thailand to Global Neighbours. They will surely use them to assist with the thousands of refugees that they work with on Myanmar border. From their side they said these are a godsend for them and will give the little girls a sense of security and let them know that someone somewhere cares for them.
  • Soap For Hope
  • We also have just sent over 500 hygiene kits to our partners; Global Neighbours. Pictures attached of volunteers helping to process the nearly one ton of used soap that we are now collecting every month from Victoria and Vancouver Islands best hotels. More and more hotels are calling us every day to come on with this ingenious program that turns the wasted soaps and shampoos into brand new hygiene kits that literally save lives by cleaning hands and bodies.
  • New Volunteer Program
  • With so much new stuff happening now, we encourge volunteers to come into our Victoria Warehouse and assist us to prepare and pack the soap Hygiene Kits.

Disaster Aid

Water Purification Plant

Skyjuice

   

Shelter Box Canada News

 

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