Rotary Zones 28 & 29

Zone Institute '16


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Help propel Miles to End Polio across finish line with district funds
Your district could earn a visit from Rotary International President-elect John Germ by contributing district designated funds (DDFs) to support the Miles to End Polio fundraising goal. On 21 November, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and eight Rotary staff members will ride in El Tour de Tucson, an annual bicycle race in Arizona, USA, to raise funds for PolioPlus. The team’s goal is $3.4 million, which will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of more than $10 million. Last year’s team raised over $7 million, and DDF contributions from districts were a big...


Greetings Rotary Leaders,

I’m writing today to say thank you to the countless volunteers who contributed to making the Motor City Zone a huge success.

Our dream was to bring our Zone leadership to Detroit to showcase the great city that we know it is – the comeback kid story! I truly believe that Detroit is going through a cultural renaissance and I wanted you to see her in all it’s splendor. Well folks – we did it. People are raving about Detroit and I am getting hundreds of messages that you are coming back for more.

There were literally dozens and dozens of volunteers from across our 28 districts that took time to pick up hundreds of our visitors from the airport, acted as greeters, took photographs, produced an outstanding program, participated as training leaders, acted as Sergeant at Arms, hosted receptions, and provided hospitality and inspiration. If this were a report card, all I can say is A+++.


Join us on 23 October for Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event. We’ll be streaming live from New York City, so tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors and others. Also look for great tools to help support your own local events too at the link below! There are some outstanding social media tools. •

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Greetings Rotarians,
I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the beginning of a new Rotary year. My heartiest congratulations to all officers who have stepped into new roles as District Governors, Coordinators, Club Presidents, etc. Every one of you is an important cog in the Rotary wheel and we are so fortunate to have your incredible leadership.
At this time, I would like to take the opportunity to share a special thank you to now Past Rotary International Director (PRID) Mary Beth. On behalf of the entire team in Zones 28 and 29 – thank you for your leadership, dedication, hard work and advocacy for Rotary and our membership. I know you gave your heart and soul.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Past Rotary International Vice President, Tom Thorfinnson on becoming a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation. We applaud your leadership and know you are a perfect steward for our valuable contributions.
President Ravi has provided us with an exciting new path and it is one that I look forward to sharing with you over the several months. He has asked us to “Be a Gift to the World”. He says this is our time and it will never come again. To me this is another way of saying Carpe Diem or Seize the Day. Each of you bring special talents to our dear organization and you are truly capable of changing the world.
Motor City Zone Photos - 2015
All the photos from Motor City Zone may be viewed and downloaded from this link. You may download photos at their original resolution by clicking on the arrow icon at the lower right corner of each photo.  You may also buy prints from the service that provides the storage of the photos. Click on the Read More button to see photos from prior Zone Institutes.
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Greetings Rotarians!
Come join me and my husband, Rotarian Nick Krayacich, and Rotarians from Rotary Zones 28 and 29 and around the world at the Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City.  We will be celebrating the 70thAnniversary of the United Nations on Saturday, November 7.
Why does the United Nations host such a special event for Rotary International?
  • 49 Rotarians participated in the drafting of the United Nations Charter
  • Rotary International holds the largest non-governmental office at the United Nations
  • The vision of peace and understanding aligns with Rotary’s vision
  • Rotarians serve in various capacities as advisors on committees of the United Nations

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