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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 Rotary District Conference 2016 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!
* Click here for flyer.
Registration is now open! The conference starts Friday evening with a reception at 7:00 pm followed by the Hagel/Kerrey panel. The rest of the program will take place on Saturday starting with breakfast at 8:30 am and ending by 7:30 pm.
The conference hotel is the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S 13th St. Call 402.474.7474 for reservations.
We are grateful to our conference sponsors for their support. Thank you Valentino's ( and UNICO Group (!
Hope to see you there!"
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- - Rod Bates, Rotary District 5650 Governor 2015-16

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.
The Annual Omaha Metro-wide Rotary Luncheon will feature speakers Matt and Sylvia Yu Friedman and the topic of human trafficking. Their presentation will offer a glimpse behind the curtain of this terrible human rights abuse - one that is closer to home than we might expect.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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