All District 5610 Rotarians are encouraged to join Carmen Hansen and Dian Edwards on June 2 for an online workshop on member engagement. They are both wonderful presenters with great knowledge of membership issues and solutions. 
 
Check out the recent May 5, 2020 recording of the all District Program Meeting by clicking on the video above about Polio Plus with special speaker Ann Lee Hussey.  Ann Lee has led over 30 trips to support polio immunization campaigns in Africa and the Middle East.  She is a polio survivor and active globally in the eradication effort and support of polio survivors.  She is current on the program status and may be able to tell us how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the PolioPlus program.
 
Stay tuned and keep a look out by email for future all District Program Meetings with special speakers.  Next scheduled future district program:  
 
June 2, 2020 Member Engagement
We hope members will be thinking about returning to live, in person Rotary meetings soon.  Dian Edwards from Rotary Zone 29 and Carmen Hansen, District Membership Chairperson will give us ideas on how to keep members engaged during these trying times and beyond.
 
 

 
Check out the recent April 28, 2020 - All District Program Meeting by clicking on the video recording above about Whiteclay Makerspace Global Grant Project. We are building our first host global grant which will equip a maker space and provide business training to Pine Ridge artists and craftspeople.  Jon Ruybalid, CEO of our cooperating organization Whiteclay Makerspace, Inc. and Linda Peterson, lead grant writer will tell us about the project and give a status update.  Link to hear from Artists:  The Whiteclay Makerspace #ArtOverAlcohol
 
Stay tuned and keep a look out by email for future all District Program Meetings with special speakers.  Future District Programs:  
 
May 5, 2020 PolioPlus - Ann Lee Hussey
Ann Lee has led over 30 trips to support polio immunization campaigns in Africa and the Middle East.  She is a polio survivor and active globally in the eradication effort and support of polio survivors.  She is current on the program status and may be able to tell us how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the PolioPlus program.
 
June 2, 2020 Member Engagement
We hope members will be thinking about returning to live, in person Rotary meetings soon.  Dian Edwards from Rotary Zone 29 and Carmen Hansen, District Membership Chairperson will give us ideas on how to keep members engaged during these trying times and beyond.
Greetings!  District 5610 leadership has decided to issue $17,000 in unused district conference funds to a pop up grant program to address your community needs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated impacts.  All District 5610 Rotary and Rotaractor Clubs are eligible to apply.
 
Here is what you need to know to apply:
  • Download application by CLICKING HERE or in the "News/Downloads" section.  
  • Deadline is May 10th at noon MT / 1pm CT
  • Must address needs generated from the pandemic and its impacts
  • Must be local - either your community or a nearby community without a Rotary club
  • It is ok to give the funds to a local organization addressing the needs you identify
  • It is ok to partner with a local organization to leverage your grant funds
  • Funds must be used by August 1, 2020
  • Maximum award request is $2,000
  • The grant project or program should enhance the public image of your Rotary club
  • Grant report is due within 14 days following project completion 
  • Please only one request per club
  • When you report, keep the original application attached to the report
  • Apply online by filling out the form on WORD and submitting through the email of your club's certifying officer, and email to Ina - OR - print out the PDF, fill in, scan and send to Ina via email (through certifying officer if needed) - OR - print out the form, fill out, and mail to Ina Winter at P.O. Box 643 Hot Springs, SD 57747-0643.  All applications must be received by the deadline.  Use this same process for reporting.
  • If you need an Apple pages form, email Ina for that form kristine.ina.winter@gmail.com
  • Please keep your application and report responses short and sweet - we will ask if we need clarification.  If you do need more space than the form allows, continue on an additional page.
Our ad hoc pop up grant committee tried to make this process as simple as possible while still retaining the principles of accountability and sustainability.  Please let us know if you need anything further to apply for these funds.  You can contact:
 
 
Thank you all for being Rotarians and Rotaractors and helping your communities navigate this pandemic.
 
Stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected,
Ina
 
Ina Winter
District Governor 2019-2020
RID 5610
 
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Check out the recent April 21, 2020 All District Program Meeting by clicking on the video.  Stay tuned and keep a look out by email for future all District Program Meetings with special speakers.  Future District Programs:  
 
April 28, 2020 Whiteclay Makerspace Global Grant Project
We are building our first host global grant which will equip a maker space and provide business training to Pine Ridge artists and craftspeople.  Jon Ruybalid, CEO of our cooperating organization Whiteclay Makerspace, Inc. and Linda Peterson, lead grant writer will tell us about the project and give a status update.
 
May 5, 2020 PolioPlus - Ann Lee Hussey
Ann Lee has led over 30 trips to support polio immunization campaigns in Africa and the Middle East.  She is a polio survivor and active globally in the eradication effort and support of polio survivors.  She is current on the program status and may be able to tell us how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the PolioPlus program.
 
June 2, 2020 Member Engagement
We hope members will be thinking about returning to live, in person Rotary meetings soon.  Dian Edwards from Rotary Zone 29 and Carmen Hansen, District Membership Chairperson will give us ideas on how to keep members engaged during these trying times and beyond.
   
New video promotes our networking and fellowship opportunities

Rotary is a global community of 1.2 million members who share similar values and want to make the world a better place. Your Rotary membership comes with access to this network of people all over the world who share your passions and interests. Although you may regularly attend club meetings and work within your local community, you also have opportunities to make a global impact by connecting with members outside your club and district.

Watch a new video to find out how you can build international friendships through Rotary Fellowships, Rotary Friendship Exchangeproject fairs, and intercountry committees. Then help promote these opportunities by sharing the video and other information on social media, in newsletters, or on club and district websites. Consider playing the video at your next virtual meeting or event!

Greetings all,
 
I have exciting news!!  The winners of the 2020 DISTRICT 5610 SIXTH GRADE FOUR WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST are:
 
First Place:  Scarlett Mack - sponsored by Watertown Rotary Club, she was awarded a Certificate, $200, a Four Way Test coin and a Four Way Test plaque.   She will read her essay at a District Meeting.
 
Second Place:  Alexander Van Osdol - sponsored by Spearfish Rotary Club, he was awarded a Certificate, $100, and a Four Way Test coin.
 
Third Place Winners:  Anna Banck - sponsored by Luverne Rotary Club, she was awarded a Certificate, $50, and a Four Way Test coin.
Josh Elder - sponsored by Rapid City Rotary Club, he was awarded a Certificate, $50, and a Four Way Test coin.
 
As you can see there was a tie for third place.  I also thought it was fun that there were two boy winners and two girls also 2 from East River and 2 from West River.
 
I want to thank all of the clubs who participated in this great Rotary project where we share our ideals with sixth graders and their parents and to encourage those of you who didn't participate this year to join us next year.
 
Thanks again Rotarians for all that you do.
 
Pat Sutliff
District 5610 Vocational Service/Four Way Test Essay Chair
 
 
 
Check out the recent April 14, 2020 All District Program Meeting by clicking on the video.  Stay tuned and keep a look out by email for future all District Program Meetings with special speakers.  Next scheduled all District Program is Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:30 am CT; 8:30 am MT.  Hear from guest speaker Monty Vonasek Great Plains RYLA Chair.   

 

 
 
 
 
Check out the recent April 7, 2020 All District Program Meeting by clicking on the video.
 
Stay tuned and keep a look out by email for future all District Program Meetings with special speakers.  Next scheduled all District Program is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:30 am CT.  A panel session on how Rotarians can best serve their communities during the pandemic.  Panel speakers:  
Business - Jessie Schmidt, Food - Matt Gassen and Kurt Loudenback, Youth - Darla Biel, Disaster Response - Tammy Lee, and Non-profit - Kelsey Collier-Wise.
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