Service Above Self
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southwest Iowa and the World.
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Join Rotarians from throughout our District to celebrate the accomplishments of Rotary in our region and the world during the past year. The Conference will feature dynamic speakers, including:
* Former Secretary of Defense and US Senator Chuck Hagel and Former US Senator and Governor Bob Kerrey discuss the concept of service
* Dr. Bill McDade presents on Polio Eradication
* Rotary International Vice President Jennifer Jones
* and other special guests!
Registration is now open! Please make your plans early and access our early bird rate of $75. 
The conference hotel is the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S 13th St. A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $99 per night. Call 402.474.7474 and ask for the "Rotary District" block of rooms.
Hope to see you there!"
- - Rod Bates, Rotary District 5650 Governor 2015-16

The 2017 Rotary International Convention is June 10-14 in Atlanta. This is the Centennial Convention.
Pay just $265 when you register and pay between 28 May and 6 June 2016! Find more details and register on line:
The deadline to submit applications for District Grants is May 31..
Clubs need to be certified to apply for grants which includes attendance at a Grants Management Seminar and completion of a Memorandum of Understanding. A list of clubs that are currently certified has been posted - you might review this list if you are looking for a partner club for a project.
Go to the Grants page of this website for all grant information and forms

Active U.S. Rotary clubs and districts are provided with general liability ("GL") and directors & officers/employment practices liability ("D&O/EPL") insurance through the U.S. Rotary Club and District Liability Insurance Program ("Program"). The Program is financed by insurance assessments collected from U.S. Rotarians.
The Naivasha, Kenya Inbound VTT, Rotary District 9212, on Neonatal Mortality Reduction will be arriving April 17 or 18 and will be here until April 25.

Vocational Training Teams (VTT) are one of the programs available using global grants of The Rotary Foundation. The provide an opportunity to share skills and knowledge. 
The Council is Rotary International’s legislative body, which meets every three years, to consider proposals to change RI’s constitutional documents and resolutions that express an opinion or make a recommendation to RI’s Board of Directors.

RI’s bylaws, which govern the relationship between Rotary International and Rotary clubs, can be changed only by legislation by the Council. The bylaws include provisions covering the formation of new clubs, types of membership within a club, club voting in district elections, and per capita dues.
Rotary District 5650 representative to the 2016 Council on Legislation was PDG Rich Rowland. Attached (click here) is Rich's report.

Thanks to Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and our various projects, we have improved many lives throughout the world, That is the most important measure of success.
Talk about your success - thank your members - put your accomplishments on display. That is what the Rotary District Awards program of recognition is all about.
"Thinking about going to Seoul for the Rotary International Convention? You can find additional information at or you can contact DGE Gary Bren @"
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 (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.

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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