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Who will be the next in line to be District Governor for Rotary District 5650? 
Will it be a member of your Club? Will it be someone you know? Will it be you?
Rotary District 5650 is now taking nominations for District Governor 2018-19.
Nominations require the support of the Rotary Club by Board Resolution. Additional information is below. Questions and nominations forms are to be directed to DG 2014-15 Brian Moon (
The 2016 RYLA Youth Leadership Camp will be held at Camp Kitaki April 15-17.  This will be the 5th leadership camp to be held in our district and is poised to be the best one yet.  
The camp is an opportunity to grow young people (high school juniors) into capable leaders.  There are many interesting activities and speakers and students exclaim each year how valuable the experience is for them.  Clubs are urged to seek out and nominate students for participation.  Now is the time to communicate with your local schools about nominations.
Congratulations to Clubs and Rotarians in Rotary District 5650 for all that they do!
During the Rotary District Conference, 25 different clubs - from large to small - were recognized for their accomplishments.  The Clubs, or individuals affiliated with the Clubs, were recognized for Projects, Volunteer Efforts and support of The Rotary Foundation.
Pictured here,Gary Bren of Omaha Downtown is awarded the District Leadership award.
The featured award recipient for this article will change periodically.  Continue reading to view the entire list of awards and other recognition for the 2014-15 Rotary Year.
Rotary International has a number of awards available to recognize the service of Clubs and Members.
At this time we are soliciting for the Vocational Service Leadership Award.  Nominations are due October 15 to
Click here for the District 5650 nomination form which includes the selection criteria.

The Club Recognition Profile program of Rotary District 5650 is the program used determine the progress of the clubs in the district in various activities and programs of Rotary.
There are important changes coming for the 2015-16 Rotary Year.
Got to the Club Profile Page on the left and click here for the specific guidelines for 2015-16.
Every year the Rotary International President presents the Rotary Theme for the year, outlines the focus behind that theme, and creates a Presidential Citation Challenge to Clubs in support of that focus.
Rotary International (RI) has instituted this communication policy:  in most cases “whenever RI sends something to one officer, it will go to all officers”.
The Officers "as identified by Rotary International" include: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Foundation Chair, Membership Chair, and Club Executive Secretary/Director (if applicable).  The members holding these positions must be identified (and authorized) by someone that is currently an officer.  It is suggested that the President or Secretary review the information at regularly to ensure the the members are identified for those positions.
How to get more out of Rotary
How to engage members . . .
Making our projects more successful . . .
Understanding the value of The Rotary Foundation . . .
When asked what participants want to get out of Rotary training and meetings, we hear things like the statements above.
Meeting all of those needs is a challenge - but there is an answer – the Rotary Leadership Institute.
Activities of Rotary District 5650 clubs can be submitted for posting to the Spotlight on Clubs page of this District 5650 website. Find the page on the left or click here to see the activities of the clubs in the District.


Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran asked Rotary members to use their talents, expertise, and leadership to transform the lives of others when he announced his theme for the 2015-16 year, Be a Gift to the World, during the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

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