Stories of Interest to Rotarians
The Rotary Citation awarded by Rotary International helps ensure that clubs are strong in several core areas.  It should be very achievable for most clubs in our district. 
Many clubs and district committee chairs have used National Awards4U and Russell Hampton for various supplies. As announced by email and on websites, National Awards 4U has been purchased by Russell Hampton.
A variety of awards are available to recognize the work of Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and our Partners in Service.
 
We are currently taking nominations for the Excellence in Service Award (for non-Rotarians) and Significant Achievement Award (for Club projects). The nominations are due February 15. 
All 2018-19 Club Officers received information by email from Rotary on November 19 about a new Learning Center at Rotary.org. Position-specific training is available for various club officer and executive positions.
All US Rotary Club Officers recently received an email from Rotary International concerning the IRS annual filing requirement. See below for a copy of that mailing along with a link to frequently asked questions.
 
      
Jim Mastera             Gary Bren
 
Effective with the 2018-19 Rotary Year, the District Treasurer will be Gary Bren (contact information below).
 
We want to thank Jim Mastera for his leadership, dedication and commitment to the success of Rotary District 5650 during his numerous years of service.
 
Have you tried the ClubRunner App on your phone?

Access it using the same logon as on the District website. There is a section for your Club and a section for the District where you can find information about Clubs in the District and even search the members.
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. 
The District Directory information is available online 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. 
 
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 Rotary.org regularly to ensure the the members are identified for those positions.
 
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