We invite everyone in new Zones 25B and 29 to come to Kansas City on September 24-29, 2019 for our annual Zone Institute, which we promise will be a good old fashioned mid-western celebration.  Kansas City is in the Heart of America and is known for its friendly hospitality. Our institute will feature quality leadership development for District leaders; outstanding speakers, including Rotary President-Elect Sushil Gupta, Past Rotary Vice-President Jennifer Jones and Past Rotary Director Larry Lunsford; fun luncheons and dinners with outstanding local entertainment; and world-class attractions, including the National World War I Museum and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.  So, come early, stay late, and enjoy the Institute and Kansas City.
To Register for Rotary Zones 25B and 29 Institute please click on this link: Register/Modify Registration
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Rotary Global Grants provide one of the best ways to “Do Good in the World.” They give individual Rotarians the ability to develop, initiate, and execute needs-based projects which have high sustainable and measurable outcomes and make an impact on individuals and communities. Narayan Murarka, Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, District 6440, had the privilege to sponsor on his club’s behalf six major global grants in Guatemala in partnership with Club Rotario Guatemala Sur, District 4250.  The total budget for these grants is $1.2 million over the last seven years.   He also had an opportunity to serve as Global Grants Chair for District 6440 Rotary Foundation Committee for five years.  As a result, he gained some experience from the ground level about global grants related matters.  He has written the article at this link to give his perspective about the issues that affect a typical Rotarian who may venture to sponsor a global grant  His hope is that this article will generate dialogue resulting in improvements in the global grants process within the districts and zones.  He would welcome comments, critical and constructive suggestions.
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Membership Matters - RCNewsletters 2017-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
Author: Elizabeth Davis, a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville, North Carolina, USA
What would happen if we gave the younger crowd a space to call their own? This was the question that our club
president, Kamlesh-Chandan (Kam for short) posed to us recently as we discussed how to recruit young professionals.
After a little more thinking, Kam and our club developed a term for our approach, YP 35 (short for young professionals
under 35 years old). From there, we started to rally our members and members of other local clubs to seek out young
professionals in the area who could call Rotary home.
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Posted by M. Ward
I am pleased to inform you that this week we launched the refreshed pages of Rotary.org in 8 languages.  The website is the first window that the public has to our organization and this latest improvement is an important step to support one of the three pillars of Rotary’s Strategic Plan: to enhance public image and awareness.
The Rotary.org refresh is focused on those pages of the website that can be accessed by the public, prior to log in by Rotary members to MyRotary.
Here is a quick summary of accomplishments:
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In an effort to highlight World Polio Day, Dean Dickinson, PDG-D6250 called the newspaper in La Crosse and asked them if they would be interested in learning more about the upcoming eradication of the second disease in the history of mankind.  Needless to say, that got the editor’s attention.
This is a link to the article that came from that simple phone call -  a shining example of one Rotarian, making one contact, with outstanding results.  La Crosse is a community of 52,000 – so we can’t be told that daily newspapers aren’t interested in this type of “news”.  Click here to see and hear Dean tell about this outstanding public image experience that is an extraordinary story about Rotary and our involvement in the polio eradication efforts and, more importantly, it is the result of one person taking the initiative to share Rotary – and doing good in the world.
World Polio Day – How One Rotarian Made a Difference!  Baumberger 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Getting to Know Robb Knuepfer and Haris Sofradzija 2016-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
“Congratulations! Your video, “iFeed” was selected as the best video in the 2015 Interact Video Awards!”
With this announcement a service project created and carried out by the five Interact Clubs of the great La Crosse, Wisconsin area was recognized for it’s “creativity, teamwork, and the ability to activate an entire community in service.
iFeed was selected as the best video in the 2015 Interact Video Awards!” 2016-02-16 06:00:00Z 0

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+++.


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Rotary Global Rewards is a new member benefit program designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians. This exciting program includes discounts on products and services such as travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much. https://www.rotary.org/en/member-center/rotary-global-rewards Rotary Global Rewards: the good you do comes back to you.
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Membership Growth Begins with YOU! 

What you can dream, you can create. What you can dream, you can be
Rotary gives our members the ability to make a difference, and provides an exclusive benefit to our members to follow their passion in helping others.

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March 13,  2015,  THE  NEW YORK TIMES

(forwarded by Assistant Rotary Coordinator & PDG Carlos Früm, D6440)

THREE years ago, Douglas Crumley sold his financial planning practice in Fair Oaks, Calif., and he and his wife, Ann, left the country. “The intention was to live in Ecuador and travel through South America doing the retirement thing,” he said. “Well, I became absolutely bored. I don’t speak Spanish well enough to assimilate and walking up and down the beaches seemed unproductive.” So seven months after setting up stakes abroad, Mr. Crumley, now 69, and his wife, Ann, 53, moved back to the United States and settled in Tampa, Fla. She headed into the work force selling residential real estate, but Mr. Crumley was not certain what to do with himself.
Rotary and Peace Corps Find Relevance with Retirees 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
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,
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.
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