Stories of Interest to Rotarians
A message was sent to all Club Presidents, secretaries and executive administrators and relevant district officers about a special meeting that is now required by Rotary International to insure complete transparency within districts concerning all district finances. Clubs are to provide delegates to participate and vote for approval. This will be done as an online meeting on December 12 at 7:00 PM.
Rotary Club officers recently received an email from Rotary International with the subject: Reminder for U.S. clubs to file required annual information return with IRS by 15 November. The content of that letter, which includes links for frequently asked questions, is shown below. This is an important requirement that affects all Rotary Clubs.
Rotary District Governor Tom Cardwell is writing monthly District 5650 Newsletters distributed to District and Club Leadership. You are encouraged to share the newsletter with your Rotary Club Members and others who may benefit from the information.
Clubs in Rotary District 5650 are asked to share information about events if those events are open to everyone (such as fundraisers) or will impact district leadership (such as District Governor). Event information can be posted to the District Calendar and the District Website. 
As the newly installed 2017-18 district governor I want to share our district goals with you.  These are based on the Rotary International Goals set forth by President Ian H.S. Riseley of Australia.   By the way he seems to be a pretty cool guy.  He likes upbeat music, obviously with a taste for Australian artists.  AC/DC, Little River Band, Men at Work, Keith Urban, Rick Springfield, Air Supply, the Bee Gees, etc.  I enjoyed that part a lot at the International Assembly in San Diego last January. 
District Goals for 2017-18:
The District Directory information is again available online!
It is available to ALL ROTARIANS in Rotary District 5650. Select My District Rotary then District Directory. You will be required to logon* to view the directory.
Note: The use of the Rotary District 5650 Directory is for official Rotary District 5650 business only. 
U.S. Rotary Club and District Liability Insurance Program (Program) – Insurance Update to Rotary Clubs was sent to all U.S. Rotary Clubs from Rotary International on 3-28-17.
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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