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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5260!

DECEMBER 2011

NEWSLETTER December Celebrates “Family of Rotary” Month

This month, we hope you’ll indulge DG Tom and Newsletter Editor Vickie as we feature a few pictures from our Family of Rotary―the Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise! We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

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December Governor’s Message

In December, Rotary celebrates the Family of Rotary―not just the Rotarians in our clubs, but their families and the friends and families of everyone associated with our Clubs―Interactors, Rotaractors, Foundation Alumni and just about everyone you can think of who helps our Rotary Clubs do what we do. In North America, as our thoughts turn toward the year-end holidays, we turn to family, so it is a good thing that Rotary does, too. As your club winds up for the holidays and then winds down for the end of the year, we should all “Reach Within” to think about how our clubs do involving the families of our members in all our activities―is Rotary something that our Rotarians do with family, or is it something that we’re asking them to do instead of family? It seems clear to me that if Rotary is to be continue to be successful it needs to be an integral part of our lives, and to do that we have to make our families part of everything we do as Rotarians. We also need to look beyond our own families, and begin to see our Interact Clubs and Rotaract Clubs as part of our big Club families. How about Foundation Alumni in our communities? Do we make them feel welcome in the Family of Rotary after their educational experiences are concluded? We need to―these are the people who should be our future Rotarians. Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.

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December is also a very good time to think about what is perhaps the most important celebration of the Family of Rotary―our International Convention. This year, registration fees and hotels in beautiful and exotic Bangkok, Thailand, are a great bargain―and even airfares aren’t that bad. This will be a tremendous year to meet and experience our worldwide family at the Convention. RI Conventions aren’t just a great way to meet our extended Family of Rotary―they are also a great way to make your club better and stronger. In all of my conversations with senior Rotary leaders, the one idea that they come back to over and over is that the single best way to strengthen a club is to make sure that the club’s President Elect goes to the International Convention (and, yes, that almost always involves the club helping to pay the President Elect’s way). Our annual President Elect Training Seminar in February is great for teaching some of the nuts and bolts of running a club, but nothing beats an International Convention for inspiration and exposure to Rotary from all over the world. I know that attending my first International Convention in Salt Lake City opened my eyes to the world of Rotary and inspired me to want to do great things within our organization―and it was a ton of fun! So, spend some time this month and celebrate the Family of Rotary. Make the Family of your Club a vital part of what you do―and take a few minutes to register for the International Convention and get ready to meet the vast, fascinating, and inspiring extended Family of Rotary. Photos from the top of page 1: Bishop Sunrise attracts all kinds of future members including this cool cat. Nancy Hardy visiting with the extended family of Bishop’s most famous residents. Bishop Sunrise welcomes DG Tom on his final club visit. Another young Rotarian-to-be shows how to rock the hardhat. Working on the community garden in Bishop - families included! Yes , that is really Tom! Or Rotary Santa, if you prefer . .

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Rocking on . . . Tom

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DECEMBER 2011

Group Study Exchange (A program of The Rotary Foundation) Well, we’ve made it past the first hurdle! We have a Team Leader for our Group Study Exchange with Veracruz, Mexico. It is my pleasure to announce Alice Muntean of the Calabasas Club as this year’s Team Leader. Alice comes with a huge amount of experience when it comes to GSE. She has been involved with GSE as long as I can remember, even being the Alternate Team Leader for the trip to Brazil with Marta Brown and myself. She has always been there to coordinate the SFV portion of our past exchanges and has stepped up whenever called upon. Congratulations Alice! Now all we need is a team to send with her! Please send me your applicants as soon as possible! I’ve spoken to a few clubs and they’ve mentioned that they have a few folks in mind. Let’s get those applications in! I’d like to start training the team in January, so time is of the essence. Please get me your applications by the end of December! Thanks for all your continued interest in and support of GSE! Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad! Craig Timm D5260 GSE Chairperson

FOUNDATION and HOLIDAY GALA LUNCHEON coming up on December 10. Our District 5260 Foundation/Holiday Gala is right around the corner―December 10, 2011, 11:30 a.m. at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. Tickets are available from your club president, or you can email event co-chair Bette Hall at betterhrsolutions@gmail.com. Please join us as we recognize many of our clubs for outstanding support to our Rotary Foundation―and help us raise even more by participating in the live and silent auctions. Remember the money we raise will advance the Rotary Foundation’s goal of promoting peace and international understanding―what better way to celebrate the holiday season! We’ll also hear from one of Rotary’s most engaging speakers―immediate Past RI Director John Blount from the Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California. Plan on being there―it will be a blast! ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA Colonel James “Big Jim” Wheeler Davidson spent two and one-half years, starting in 1928, traveling from Turkey to Hong Kong, establishing Rotary Clubs from Cairo, through India, Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon), Burma, Malaya, Singapore and many other places. He was known as Rotary’s “missionary extraordinaire”―and through his entire adventure he was accompanied and supported by his wife Lillian and daughter Marjory.

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Your Rotary Pin – Wear it Daily with Pride Remember the day you were inducted into Rotary and how proud you felt when you received your Rotary Pin? You beamed with pride knowing your Rotary pin would identify you as a Rotarian belonging to an organization of influence and prestige. While many members wear their pin proudly, too many have fallen out of the habit of wearing it everyday. The Rotary pin was designed as a gear wheel to be worn by Rotarians as a lapel pin. The design has evolved into our official emblem. It’s worn exclusively by Rotarians, members of a Rotary Club. They are business and professional leaders, united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotarians venerate our motto, “Service above Self”. Receiving your Rotary Pin is a significant step in your transition from citizen to Rotarian. Wearing your pin makes a statement that you have been called to a special purpose to serve others. Service is more than an ideal in Rotary – it is a responsibility of membership, nourished by friendship and fellowship that grows within the breasts of its members. Rotarians are dedicated to the Ideal of Service: thoughtfulness and helpfulness to others. Honor Rotary by wearing your Rotary Pin everyday so that everyone you meet will know you are a Rotarian, and when asked about it you can tell them what Rotary is and what Rotary does. Your pin will remind you to be faithful to our service mission. Enjoy the distinction of being a Rotarian, and wear your Rotary Pin with pride…everyday! Past RI Director Elmer Jordan Rotary Club of Calabasas

Mark your Calendars for the January 21, 2012 Mid-Year District Meeting Join your District 5260 friends on January 21, 2012 at Woodbury University in Burbank for our Mid-Rotary Year District Meeting. We’re going to have two parts to the event. First, we’ll be hearing from Roy Massey, PDG from District 5230 and Chair of the Rotary Ethics Initiative. Roy will be talking about how the Rotary Ethics Initiative was created, its achievements, and how it can help your club advance Rotary’s commitment to ethics and vocational service. Then, we’ll hear DG Brad Robinson, from District 5280, and DG Doug Fowler, from District 5300, as they introduce us to the history, traditions, and happenings of their Districts―and we should time for lots of time for Q & A. This will be a chance to really start learning about our new homes. Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Ahmanson Main Space at Woodbury, and we’ll be done by 11:30 a.m. Please register at www.rotary5260.org, so we know how many to plan on.

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An Interact Minute by Camille Levee Well, the year is almost half over!  Here's a simple checklist for review: Has your club had an activity with the sponsoring Rotary Club? What about a local service project?  (One club suggested a "Pets and People" food drive---pet food for the local shelter and people food for the local pantry).

As we approach the holiday season, I give thanks for all of you who are helping make our future bright by generously sharing your time and energy with our young people.  And you do it without "pontificating on your own youth experiences or ideas"! Camille Levee District 5260 Interact Chair camillelevee@charter.net  

Camille Levee

Have you held a fundraiser? All of the above are part of the requirements for Clubs to receive a Presidential Citation for Interact Clubs.  I'll have forms at the January 21 District meeting at Woodbury College. What meeting you ask?   More detailed info is coming, but there will be a break out session for Interacters and their advisors following the general session with guest speaker on Ethics. So, please let your clubs know---and set up carpools.  There will be breakfast available, and a special $10 cost for Interacters. We'll have a couple of guest speakers on projects, update on Interact Alliance activities, and also a sharing time.

Rotary Leadership Institute Comes to Districts 5260 and 5280 Districts 5260 and 5280 and the Southern CaliforniaNevada Division of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) are pleased to be bringing the Rotary Leadership Institute Part I course to Southern California. The initial Part I training will be held all day on January 7, 2012 at the Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo, California. RLI is a world-wide grassroots training program designed to strengthen club level leadership. District 5260 is pleased to be offering scholarships so that its member clubs can send an attendee at no cost―contact DG Tom or District Trainer Bette Hall for more information about the scholarship program. Go to www.rotary5260.org and click on the link to “Rotary Leadership Institute” for registration information.

And if you are still forming a new club----bring your potential officers! Please email me if you are planning on attending, and how many young folks are planning to come, just so that we can have enough handouts (and food).

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA While women were not invited into Rotary until 1987 (officially, that is) Rotary Clubs have long depended on the spouses of their members to get things done. For many years, spouses were known as “Rotary Anns”, honoring Ann Brunnier, the wife of 1914 Rotary Club of San Francisco Club President Henry Brunnier. Ann was the only woman on the long train trip to the 1914 Convention in Houston. In keeping with the Rotary tradition of using first names, the Rotarians called her Ann, and then “Rotary Ann” and then quickly Rotary spouses all became “Rotary Anns”. Now we should have some Rotary Andys!

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District 5260 Joins with the Montecito Club of District 5240 to Provide Aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the past two years, Dr.Victoria Bentley, a retired psychologist with the Montecito Rotary Club of District 5240, has worked tireless to establish and fund several centers in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to serve the needs of young at-risk women and victims of a brutal war which has ravaged the DRC for 13 years. The Ushindi Project has established centers in the city of Bukavu where these women and girl survivors are rehabilitated through medical care, food, trauma counseling, vocational training, education, business training, family planning, and income producing projects. In the new phase of this project, funding will provide primary education for 50 students and high school education for 50 girls. The project will also supply goats, chickens and guinea hens to help these women and their families rise out of poverty by providing the training and resources to earn a sustainable income. The host club is the Rotary Club of Bukavu, which has been very successful over the past two years in ensuring that the projects are carried out as intended. Dr. Bentley travels to the centers to introduce new vocational training programs and to provide trauma counseling. For more information, visit www.empowercongowomen.org or www.healingtraumaindrcongo.blogspot.com. The Rotary Clubs of North Hollywood and Burbank Sunrise and their members responded to an urgent request for support by contributing $4000 for the latest phase of the Ushindi Project, which in turn will be matched by the Rotary Foundation upon approval of the application, resulting in $8000 of the $24,400 required for the grant. Dr. Bentley is extremely gratified by the support that District 5260 has shown for this project. A special thanks goes to Jim Miceli, Lee Stacy and Tom Hardy for their support and guidance in optimizing the contribution from our District and meeting a very tight deadline.

PETS Registration Available NOW President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Registration is available NOW! If your Club’s President Elect hasn’t done so already, please have him or her go to www.socalnevadapets.org and register! PETS is one of the most dynamic, educational, and FUN weekends that you can have in Rotary―get signed up TODAY! (NOTE: Presidents Elect from the Bishop and Mammoth Clubs need to register for Far West PETS at www.myrotaryspace.com/farwestpets.) ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA Have your heard about Rotary Community Corps? They are a part of the Family of Rotary, too―started back in 1986 by RI President M.A.T. Caparas. A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a Rotary Club sponsored group on nonRotarians who want to help their own community by conducting service projects. Rotarians provide professional expertise, guidance, organizational structure, and some material assistance for the RCC. The RCC contributes the man power (or woman power) and knowledge of community needs to help their own community.

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5260!

DECEMBER 2011

WHEN:

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2011

WHERE:

CASTAWAY RESTAURANT

ADDRESS:

1250 HARVARD ROAD, BURBANK, CA 91501

TIME:

11:30AM - 3:00PM

COST: ____

$45.00 PER PERSON (checks made payable to

Rotary District 5260)

SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS FOR ALL TO ENJOY OUR VERY SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE IMMEDIATE PAST RI DIRECTOR

JOHN BLOUNT SEE YOUR CLUB PRESIDENT FOR TICKETS FOR THE EVENT AND INFORMATION

PLEASE SEND CHECKS TO: Marsha Floyd, 903 N. San Fernando Blvd. Suite 4 Burbank, CA 91504

Questions: Contact Bette Hall @ 805-320-4656, or betterhrsolutions@gmail.com All Proceeds to Benefit the Humanitarian and Educational Programs of The Rotary Foundation ofRotary International ! PAGE!

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5260!

DECEMBER 2011

Around 5260—What’s Up with Your Club? Flocks of pink flamingos have been reported roaming from lawn to lawn in and around Woodland Hills―but they only seem to land on the lawns of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Woodland Hills. It seems that for a modest contribution a team of crack flamingo re-locaters will solve the problem and move them to another home.

Rotary Club of North East LA rockin’ it in the Eagle Rock Veteran’s Day Parade!

The Rotary Club of Burbank organized a food drive on November 19, 2011 to benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. Community Service in Action! The Rotary Club of Northridge Chatsworth sponsored a successful blood drive on October 16, 2011. Former Dodger great Lee Lacy was on hand to help promote the event and sign autographs, and a big cheer for the Chatsworth High School Interact Club for their help!

Tell us all about the fun and important projects that your club is working on. Send a short email to Newsletter Editor Vickie Taton at vtaton@gmail.com. Send a picture while you’re at it!

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The Rotary Club of North Hollywood, along with a lot help from their Interact Club, worked on cleaning up Vineland Avenue on October 29, 2011.

ultimate: [1] the last in a progression or series; [2] extreme, utmost; [3] finally reckoned.

June 8-9, 2012 The ultimate District 5260 Conference Plan to be there. Beverly  Garland’s  Holiday  Inn 4222 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA

The Rotary Club of Granada Hills came together to help stock the food pantry at St. Stephens Lutheran Church. Congratulations Jim Ashjian, who chaired the project and Club President Dianne Kartiala. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA Are you aware of the responsibility or obligation that most Rotarians fail to perform? It’s simple―they aren’t sharing Rotary with their friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Every Rotarian takes on the obligation to “share Rotary with others and to help extend Rotary by proposing qualified persons for Rotary Club membership”. Let’s all work on increasing the Family of Rotary by bringing more well-qualified members into our clubs.

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Calendar December 10, 2011 Foundation Gala The Castaway Restaurant Burbank, CA January 7, 2012 Rotary Leadership Institute Hacienda Hotel El Segundo, CA 90245

DECEMBER 2011

SHARE YOUR PASSION

FOR ROTARY! REFER A MEMBER! Complete the Membership Referral Form at

w w w. ro t a r y. o r g / m e m b e r s h i p re f e r r a l to recommend a friend, family member, business associate, or other qualified individual for potential membership in a club other than your own.

January 21, 2012 Mid-year Club District Meeting Woodbury University January 28, 2012 Pre-PETS - All District 5280 Club Presidents 2012-2013 Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo April 19-22, 2012 District 5280 District Conference, San Diego, CA May 6-10, 2012 RI International Convention, Bangkok, Thailand May 15-18, 2012 District 5190 District Conference, Reno, NV May 31-June 3, 2012 District 5300 District Conference Lake Arrowhead, CA June 8-9, 2012 Final District 5260 District Conference

Officers of Rotary International for District 5260 Kalyan Banerjee, Rotary Club of Vapi, India Rotary International President 2011-12 Ken Boyd, Rotary Club of Kerman, California, USA Rotary International Director, Zones 25 & 26, 2011-13 Tom Hardy, Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise, California, USA District Governor, District 5260, 2011-12. Please submit items of interest to District Newsletter Editor Vickie Taton at vtaton@gmail.com. Submission deadline is the 20th of the month prior to publication. Please visit www.rotary5260.org for contact information for all of your District Officers and the latest and greatest of what is happening in our District. Rotary Trivia items are blatantly stolen from the ABC’s of Rotary by Past RI President Cliff Dochterman, and A Century of Service, by David C. Forward.  Both are available for purchase at www.rotary.org. And visit our District 5260 Facebook Page!

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Rotary District Breakfast Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Doing Good in the World John Osterlund, General Manager John Osterlund, General Manager of The Rotary Foundation will update us on how Rotarians are changing lives around the world and provide a preview of Future Vision, Rotary Foundation’s new grant model to support club and district humanitarian and education projects. Starting in 2013 all districts will transition to the new grant model which offers two types of grants. District grants are block grants that enable clubs and districts to address immediate needs in their communities and abroad. Global grants offer opportunities to participate in strategically focused, high-impact activities within the six areas of focus. Global grants range from $30,000 to $400,000. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, John grew up in Sebring, Florida. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Political Science, he became interested in the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program. John was awarded a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for the academic year 198788. With his Scandinavian heritage it was to John's advantage that he was placed at the University of Stockholm. As the General Manager of The Rotary Foundation, John oversees the operations of four divisions: PolioPlus; Fund Development; Future Vision Pilot Operations; and, TRF Programs. In 2002-03, John served as the Associate Director of the Foundation’s US$80 million Polio Eradication Fundraising Campaign -- a campaign conducted in one year which raised more than US$135 million to further Rotary’s goal of eradicating polio. In 2006-07, The Rotary Foundation was successful in raising more than US$130 million. Currently, John is managing Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge to End Polio Now.

Westin LAX Hotel 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:25 a.m. Breakfast Price: Early Registration (by Jan 4): $34 Late Registration: $39 RSVP: District Office Office@rotary5280.org 310-670-9792 direct 310-670-9795 fax Parking: Free self-park in hotel parking structure. Valet Parking at Westin hotel rates.

CLUB: __________________ ATTENDEES: _______ AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $______ Return completed flyer with payment to the Rotary District Office 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 312, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Checks payable to “Rotary District 5280”


D5260 December 2011 Newsletter  

D5260 December 2011 Newsletter

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