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January 2013 Bulletin
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Governor Laura’s January message
Welcome to the Second Half of the show. Hoping your half time entertainment was great—and that you enjoyed the Holiday times with family and friends. Like these Proud Rotarians:
Grape Stomp Winning Team
This motley crew will tell you, one way to stay awake, alive and aware is to be a member of Rotary. Everywhere you turn there is something to learn, to enjoy, to experience. There are friends to make and friends to keep. There is work to be done and fun to be had.
Looking for some good Rotary Fun, just look at the Club calendars for January and beyond:
Hercules Crab Feed – Jan 5
Anderson Crab Feed – Jan 12
Orinda Crab Feed – Jan 12
Durham Crab Feed – Jan 26
Walnut Creek Crab Feed – Jan 26
Richmond Crab Feed – Feb 2
Paradise Crab Feed – Feb 2
Fab 5 Interclub Meeting –Feb 6
Burney’s Pirates of the Caribbean – Feb 9
Davis’ Big Night – Feb 9
Orinda~Sparks Rotary Group Aboard the Reno Snow Train – Feb 12-14
Dixon Crab Feed – Feb 23
Clayton Valley and San Felipe Cancer Walk – Feb 23
Weaverville Chinese New Year Celebration – Mar 9
Danville Crab Feed — March 16
Moraga’s Night at the Races –Mar 16
Cordelia’s Spring Extravaganza –Mar 16
Pleasant Hill St. Patrick’s Day – Mar 16
Anderson’s Wild Game Feed – Mar 16
Benicia Casino Night – Mar 30
Capay Valley Poker Run – Apr 6
Redding Sunset Non Salmon, Salmon BBQ – Apr 13
Weaverville Celebrates 75th Birthday – Apr 20
Rotarians at Work Day — April 27
Vacaville’s Turtle Title Wave – May 4
Danville-Sycamore’s Blackhawk Film Food and Wine Festival – May 9
Davis BBQ – May 18
Vacaville Sunrise Run – May 18
Danville Open Golf Tournament — June 3
Mt Shasta Century bicycle Ride – Jun 8
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Well, if that doesn’t make you proud to be a Rotarian…..perhaps this will:
Thank you Don and Becky Jenkins
- This is a reminder that we have a lot yet to do this year.
- There are Club Funds to raise, New Members to Induct, and Community needs that call our name
- We’ve got Campers to find, Members to thank, Grants to complete.
- A new Club forming, a new Rotaract club too.
- Kenya really does Smile as we are nearly at our fundraising goal of $40,000, raising it $10 at a time.
- Our Rotary Foundation needs us, there are many donations yet to make.
- There is Polio to eradicate, we aren’t giving up.
- And Internationally, we have Peace on our minds. Nothing is too big for Rotarians.
I want to say Way To Go to 71 special men and women—Our Club Presidents. As I said last July at your installation celebration—YOU are the stars of this show. And kudos to your leadership teams and membership for how you welcomed us to your Clubs for that annual visit from the Governor. We learned, we laughed, cried a little, we ate a lot, we hugged and we high fived for all that you are doing. The Assistant Governors, Cecil and I cannot put into words our impressions of your mighty Clubs. Bravo!
And a special wish comes from all D5160 Governors Past and Future:
To all of you, our Dear Rotary Friends, we wish you the Happiest New Year!
We Thank You !
The District Buzz! BACK TO TOP
Draft 2013/14 District Grant Policy Available for Review until Feb 5
Read it at the District Website Please submit comments in writing before Feb 5 to 2013 Foundation Chair Karl Diekman -firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Venture Anyone?
This year, the Camp will be held from Saturday June 15th through Wednesday June 19th. The cost is $620 per camper. Updated info and forms are available from Concord Diablo Rotarian Beri Kasper at: email@example.com We can also send you the registration form if you prefer. First come, First Served….and we only have 40 spots. The Future of our Economy is in our youth’s Entrepreneurial Hands!
Camp Royal – New Camper Registration Process
Odyssey Teams in Chico, Lain Hensley’s group who have worked with the District at Camp Royal for many years, will be administering camper registrations this year. Details will be available at the district website as they are worked out.
Check out Lain Hensley on Fox News, talking about LN-4 Prosthetic Hands! Click here!
Who was born in Fall River, Mass, sold Coke for 28 years, has 4 kids, 5 grandkids, and a very gracious and understanding wife? Click here to discover the identity of this Super Rotarian and our newest 5160 District Governor Nominee!
GADZOOKS! $100 Foundation Points for Quent Alexander at Walnut Creek Rotary
Eagle eyed Quent spotted the secret word in the article requesting clubs send in photos of their club banners. For his visual acuity he will receive $100 in Foundation points, courtesy Vic G.
This month It’s another drawing for $100 in Foundation points courtesy Victor Georgiou. When you find the clearly marked word, put it in the subject line and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Drawing winner will be notified in about two weeks.
Like to travel? Good with detail? Hablas español? Foundation Cadre!
Foundation Cadre are a little known group of Rotarians who travel to foundation projects to assure that Rotary funds are properly spent. Michael Barrington of Concord Rotary has spoken to many clubs about his Cadre Activity.
Foundation – Kenya Smiles Vocational Training Team in July Approved
DG Laura sends a huge thank you to Sheila Hurst for her brilliant development and mangement of this huge undertaking which allows every Rotarian in the district to become a Global Grant Sponsor with a small donation. See the bookmark here! And the Donation Card here! To make a contribution to Kenya Smiles, please contact a Club President, or DG Laura Day, or write to: email@example.com.
The humanitarian portion of the original grant has been spun off into a separate application. This allows District 5160 to reach out to other Districts for their support to grow the overall size of the project
Polio NID – Nigeria – February/March
More Here - This District 6440 project can take 16 volunteers and there may be openings
Polio Workers Killed in Pakistan
RI Trustee Ashok Mahajan has written a reply to DG Laura’s query about the safety of the Polio eradication efforts in Pakistan. Read his letter to Laura here.
4 Way Speech Contest
Changes are happening in the ever-popular 4 Way Speech Contest. Click here for the latest details!
Reno Train Feb 12-14
Registration is now closed. Full Story and Flier Here
Rotary Global Peace Forum in Hawaii Jan 25-26
Rotarians at Work Day is April 27th!
Big news is here for our next RAWD! Need a club project? Governor Laura Day and Delta Force ADG Fred Ehler have a wonderful Rotarians at Word Day suggestion for us! Check out this great 5160 sponsored project idea here!
Rotary International Photo Contest!
Do you have some great photos illustrating a Rotary story or service project? Well, how about submitting it to RI’s photo contest? The deadline for submissions is February 28th and the details are here! Good luck!
Key to Literacy
- Key to literacy. More than 770 million adults worldwide do not know how to read! In an increasingly complex world, illiteracy condemns many of them to the lowest rungs of society. Learn how Rotary is supporting basic education and literacy by watching the video
The Expression of Interest survery is in your email box. Special thanks to the early responders, whether you are focusing on your club this year or looking for a new challenge. It’s all good! 2013/14 District Governor Steve Lack’s team is largely in place but there some key openings plus many smaller ones. 2014/15 District Governor Pam Gray is just beginning to assemble her team. This months secret word is WOWZER! If you think you will have an interest in District activities in the next few years, please take a few moments to tell us your interests; there are no strings attached.
PR Banners Available to Clubs . . . Plus “it’s a Wrap”!
- There are 11 large outdoor vinyl 4′ by 6′ banners, grommeted for easy hanging – one for each of the AG areas. See your AG to use at local events throughout the year! Send us a photo of the banner at your event!
2) Rotary Car Wraps are here! Look for these “rolling billboards” to show up at your local events or contact Bill Randall to schedule visits. Let us know if you have a vehicle you would like “Wrapped for Rotary”, too! Share the joy of Rotary . . . Get Wrapped
- Rotarymobile photos now on district Shutterfly account - Merci Dany Gregory - About District Photos
3) Check out our public targeted web site at: www.contactrotary.org
Mountain Foursters BACK TO TOP
The Rotary Club of Burney will have Pirates of the Caribbean Fireworks on February! Watch out for Pirates!
Plus, check out this great letter about wearing the Rotary Pin from RI President Sakuji Tanaka!
Craig Harrington has a new license plate on his RotaryMobile! Check it out !
Support bacteria. They’re the only culture most people have.
Visit us at: http://www.burneyrotary.org/
Our Mt. Shasta Century Bicycle Ride is scheduled for June 3rd! Get yourself in shape and join us then!
- Visit us at http://www.mtshastarotary.org/
Weed Rotary is a busy club and does a whole lot more than pull weeds! Send us some news to publish folks!
Visit our club at: http://www.weedrotary.org/
North State Perfect Ten
Please join us at our Crab Feed this January 12th and our Wild Game Feed on March 16!
Visit us at: http://www.andersonrotaryclub.org/
Red Bluff’s Rotary Hero Retires!
Dr. James “Bud” Tysinger is retiring again, this time from his Red Bluff practice, to spend more time with his grandchildren and a ministry he helped found. “I’ve enjoyed Red Bluff and it’s been good to me, but I turned 70 in November so I’m ready to retire again,” Tysinger said. Read the full story and the fabulous tribute from fellow Rotarians here.
Visit our club at: http://www.redbluffrotary.org/
Red Bluff Sunrise
This here cowboy feller is a-fixing to lasso-up some more news fer us, right y’all? Yahoo!
Check us out at: http://redbluffrotarysunrise.org/
Here are few of Redding Rotary’s accomplishments in the past six months:
-We have awarded the Honor to Youth Title to several young people for their community contributions