Here's What's Happening In Rotary District 5050!
Being District Governor is one of the most important roles in the District. It is rewarding, challenging, exciting, and highly responsible. It is the epitome of Service Above Self. The District Governor provides leadership, inspiration, and guidance to Rotary Clubs under the general supervision of the Board of Directors.
In each District, the Governor serves as the official representative of Rotary International and is charged with upholding the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International, fostering success in their District at the Club level.
The District Governor is nominated by the Clubs in the District, and all qualified candidates are interviewed by the District Nominating Committee, comprised of five Past District Governors. Each District Governor serves a one-year term, but that individual often fills many roles in the lead-up to, and following their year as District Governor.
Who will be the District Governor in 2024-2025?
It could be YOU!
Someone You Know
who should be the District Governor in 2024-2025!
Once completed, the application is to be sent to Chair of the Nominating Committee, Linda Murray. Call Linda if you require any additional information at 425 422 9141.

About District Governors: Did You Know?
  1. Most PDGs applied more than once before being the successful candidate.
  2. Expenses required to carry out the duties of the DG and DGE are reimbursed by funding provided by Rotary International and District 5050.
  3. Expenses of DG/DGE and spouse to attend the RI Convention are covered by the District.
  4. It is not a requirement to be an Assistant Governor before being a District Governor.
  5. You do need to have been a successful Club President.
  6. If you plan to submit an application and need more time, it may be possible to get an extension on the application deadline by contacting Linda Murray
APPLICATION DEADLINE   -   1 November 2021
Virtual Zone Summit
We would like to invite you to register for a very special event - our upcoming "Virtual Zone Summit."  Your club and district is part of our Zones 28-32, which include all of Canada, parts of the northern United States, St. Pierre & Miquelon and Bermuda.  You are one of more than 65,000 Rotarians who are members of clubs in our Zones.
Chaired by our Zones' Rotary International Director-Elect Drew Kessler, the Zone Summit is a cross between a District Conference and a Rotary International Convention.  The 2021 Virtual Zone Summit will be held over three days, November 2, 3 and 4th.  It will begin each day at 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT).  Most Rotarians have never had the opportunity to attend a Zone event like this - but this year, it's easy to be a part of it!
The flyer below details our amazing guest speakers and special daily themes.  CLICK HERE to register; you'll be sent the event link closer to the start of the Virtual Zone Summit.
An Evening to Experience ShelterBox

Each year, ShelterBox holds a benefit highlighting the lifesaving work the generous support of our donors has enabled. We hope you will join us for an hour of inspiration as we share exclusive updates from ShelterBox Response Team members on our current response efforts. Whether you are new to ShelterBox or a long-time supporter, the Evening to Experience ShelterBox is an hour of inspiration, hope, and stories that personify “Service Above Self”. You will hear from families whose lives were transformed after receiving ShelterBox aid.

Our event will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT.

ShelterBox is the official project partner with Rotary International for disaster relief.  “Through this project partnership, Rotary members around the globe can collaborate with ShelterBox to support communities in desperate need of emergency temporary shelter and vital supplies following natural disasters.” – John Hewko, General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Rotary International.

An Evening to Experience ShelterBox is free to attend, registration is required.

Please scan this image to register, or visit

Please share this with your clubs and a great way to support our efforts starts with a referral, please share this invitation link beyond Rotary, to a friend, family member, or colleague.

Thank you,

Bill Tobin

Joint Service Week: 10-16 October
Dear Rotary member,

I am excited to announce that Rotary International is partnering with our friends at Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, and Optimist International to increase our collective impact through community service.

Celebrate Community is a weeklong service event taking place 10-16 October. During this time, Rotary, Rotaract, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs are encouraged to collaborate with one another to complete a service project that benefits the community. Work with your fellow service club members to determine how you can best help your community, such as:
  • Cleaning up a park, highway, or waterway
  • Planting trees
  • Collecting nonperishable food for food pantries or clothing for homeless shelters
  • Packing meals
  • Harvesting a community garden
  • Reading to children at the local library
  • Volunteering at a local animal shelter
Whatever you choose to do, tell us about it! Tag @Rotary on social media to let us — and your neighbors — know how you’re giving back and celebrating community through service.

Use the club finder tool on the KiwanisLions, and Optimist websites to find a club near you.

I hope this is one of many opportunities for our four organizations to collaborate and serve. We all want to do good in the world, and we can do even more when we do it together.


John Hewko
General Secretary
Rotary International
24 October is World Polio Day!
As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

October is Rotary International's Economic & Community Development Month.

Rotary Clubs all over the world help communities and people in other countries with projects that aim to provide sustainable ongoing development and help, not just immediate charity.

The Rotary Foundation also enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
* Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
* Developing opportunities for productive work;
* Reducing poverty in under-served communities; and
* Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.

Find out more about the work of the Rotary Foundation and how you can help it at

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