District Governor

 
 
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My Rotary Training

Sep 19, 2015 - Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cedar Falls Public Library, or online by webinar
 
Attend this training to learn about accessing My Rotary and Club Central on the Rotary International website.  This training will is intended for the following audience:
  • Club PresidentsPresident Elects, Secretaries, Club Foundation Chairs, General Rotary Members
  • Anyone who would like to get familiar with the Rotary International "MY Rotary" website.
In this training you will learn
  • How to create a My Rotary Account
  • How to navigate the website
  • How to set goals for your club
  • How to enter club officers and committee chairs
  • How to view and download reports and much more
The course will be offered in person and online as a Webinar.  To register go to rotaryseminars.org

Save the Date:  Saturday, September 19th.  1 to 3 Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street, Cedar Falls

There will be a setup period from 12 noon to 1pm to assist those that need help in setting up their computer at the training or help with webinar access. Laptops will be available for those attending in person, or bring your own. The training is offered at no charge to Rotarians
 
Call Joe Gitta 319-830-7490 or email dg2015@district5970.org for more information
 

 

Welcome to District 5970! 

It is my pleasure to serve as District Governor for the year 2015-2016. Our Rotary International president for this year is Ravi Ravindran from Sri Lanka. Ravi’s theme is: “Be a Gift to The World”.  The District Leaders are here to help Rotarians and Clubs be just that.  

Although many of Rotary’s Goals are the same,  end polio, provide clean water and sanitation, improve health, prevent conflicts and promote peace, we as Rotarians can bring new gifts to the world by working together with young and old to promote Rotary in every aspect of our lives.  We will honor our long standing traditions and make them stronger by incorporating the necessary changes of our times.  We will pursue the diversity needed to make Rotary stronger than ever and embrace the gifts that new Rotarians bring to every club.  We will invite our friends and family to partake in these gifts and together our District will indeed be a treasured “Gift To The World”.
 
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in our District and wish you a most successful Rotary year.
 
Joe Gitta 
​District Governor

 

 
RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is asking Rotary members to be gifts to the world during his term in office.
 
“One of the reasons I work so much for Rotary is that I have been helped by so many people, and often you never have a chance to reciprocate,” he explains. “The only way you can is by helping others. When the people I help ask me, ‘What can I do?’ I say, ‘Go and help someone else in return.’” For Ravindran, paying it forward isn’t a fad, it’s a way of life. His theme for this Rotary year, Be a Gift to the World, also summarizes his personal philosophy.
 
Read more here
 

 
Each month a new message from RI President Ravi will be available...

August 2015 - "Membership Month!"

"...For in Rotary, what is our product? ... It is education, water, health, and peace. It is hope, and it is life itself. For this work, only our best is good enough. I ask you all to remember this – and to do your very best to Be a Gift to the World."

Read his entire message here
 

 
 
 
Training for our District Rotary Youth Exchange students, both inbound & outbound, was on March 21 & 22 in Mt Vernon. The students are preparing their display boards for our District Conference.  Come to Okoboji this week and give a warm welcome to our RYE Students!