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Upcoming Events
Rotary International Assembly
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018
 
Tap Into Rotary
Backswing Brewing Co.
Jan 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
SCRYE Conference for District Youth Exchange
Jan 26, 2018 8:00 AM –
Jan 28, 2018 10:00 AM
 
Omaha Millard Rotary Poker Tournament
German American Society
Feb 09, 2018
5:45 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rise. Shine. Give.
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
Feb 10, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 
District Team 2018-19 Training
Feb 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Rotary International Birthday 1905
Feb 23, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute
University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU)
Mar 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN)
Mar 14, 2018 12:00 PM –
Mar 17, 2018 9:00 PM
 
President-elect Training (PETS)
ESU #3
Mar 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Omaha Suburban Rotary 50-Year Anniversary Party
Mar 24, 2018
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Deadline - District Grants 2017-18 Final Report
Mar 31, 2018
 
2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Information and Application
Apr 06, 2018 – Apr 08, 2018
 
District Tree Planting Day
Apr 07, 2018
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute
Hosted in District 5650 - Exact Location TBD
Apr 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
District Training Assembly
Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
 
The Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Dinner
May 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Deadline - District Grants 2018-19 Applications
May 31, 2018
11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
 
Award Deadline - Cadwallader Award
Jun 15, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Award Deadline - Outstanding Projects, Outstanding Clubs
Jun 15, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Rotary District 5650 Governor Newsletter September 2017
New Year Greetings!
Greetings and welcome everyone to 2018.  I hope you had a restful and somewhat peaceful holiday season.  Jenny and I enjoyed getting together with family and friends and now we are ready to take on the challenges of the new year. 
Is 2018 the Year for Polio’s Extinction?
Read the Time Magazine article in the 12-25-17 issue noting that this may be the year we will see the end of Polio:
http://time.com/5068516/is-2018-the-year-for-polios-extinction/
Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp (RYLA) April 6-8
The 7th annual District 5650 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp (RYLA) will be held April 6-8, 2018 at Camp Kitaki near Louisville.  The camp teaches high school sophomores and juniors about the importance of leadership and involvement in their community and world. 
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Human Trafficking Initiative
As many of you may recall, at the International Convention in Atlanta last June, there was a strong push to address human trafficking (see definition below).  Ashton Kutcher spoke eloquently about this issue and encouraged districts around the world to address the topic. 
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Club Goals for 2017-18
I have been encouraging clubs to set goals in writing for certain key areas and am really pleased with the results. Membership, Foundation Giving, Polio Plus Giving and Volunteer Hours are the areas of focus for the District for goal setting this year. 
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Member Report of The Rotary Foundation Giving
Members can view their individual The Rotary Foundation giving detail and history reports at any time by logging on to the Rotary International Website - Rotary.org / My Rotary. Click here for instructions.
 
This particular report is not available to Club or District executives. Executives can see the total giving for a member including their Paul Harris Status, but cannot view the details of the individual transactions.
Plant A Tree This Year
As you no doubt are a aware by now, we are asked by Rotary International President Ian Riseley to have each Rotarian in the world plant a tree this year. 
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It's 2018-19 Club Officer Election Time!
2018-19 Club Officer Appointments are due by December 31, 2017. 

Update all Officer information on the local websites (ClubRunner( - do not enter anything at Rotary.org!
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More Help For Updating Club Member and Officer Data
ClubRunner has added these new features:
  1. Email notification when RI Integration does not process
  2. New Details on the Archive Report
  3. Enhanced Integration / Synchronization information
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Are You Holding a Club Event?
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. 
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District Directory
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. 
 
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Rotary Leadership Institute - Get More Out Of Rotary
How to engage members . . .
Making our projects more successful . . .
Understanding the value of The Rotary Foundation . . .

When asked what participants want to get out of Rotary training and meetings, we hear things like the statements above.
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2018 Rotary District 5650 Conference
The 2017-18 District Conference will be tentatively held on July 27-28, 2018.  We are thinking of starting around 10:00 a.m. om Friday and ending Saturday evening.  It will be held at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln.