Stories of Interest to Rotarians
Wow, this Governor thing is getting real! Through the end of August I have made it to 23 clubs all across the district from Shenandoah in the east to Aurora in the West, Wayne in the North and Pawnee City in the South. I have to give a huge Thank You to all the clubs I have visited. Thank you for your hospitality, your fellowship, your openness to discuss your clubs successes and challenges and sharing your plans and vision for the future.
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.
 
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Here is a link for more details of how The Rotary Foundation efficiently promotes world understanding, goodwill, and peace - click here.  
District Governor 2019-20 Mick McKinley shared the District Goals during training events in the Spring. These goals align with the Mission and Strategic Plan of Rotary International and the focus of the Rotary Citation.
 
District Goals for 2019-20:
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Knowing our current Rotary Membership helps us in the future. Using current demographics we can analyze and project the make up of our Club membership and therefore the state of Rotary International.
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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