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What a wonderful year to be a Rotarian! 
 
I am honored to serve as District Governor of D-5970 during this Centennial Celebration year of the Rotary Foundation
 
We can be very proud of the outstanding support our district has given the Foundation during these 100 years.  We have been part of the $3,000,000,000 that has been contributed to worthwhile humanitarian projects by the Rotary Foundation.  What a great accomplishment, and what a great organization to be part of!  I challenge you to celebrate the Centennial by enhancing what you and your club are doing to support the Foundation’s work. 
 
I also challenge you to join me in living the theme of RI President, John Germ: Rotary Serving Humanity.  This year, we will serve humanity around the world through the work of the Foundation, and we will serve our community through the work of our local Rotary clubs.  
 

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

 
"Rotary Service Humanity" starts inside our clubs!  
 
Our Rotary Presidential Citation and District 5970 Club Excellence award applications should be examined now, as the 2016-2017 year is underway.  
 
Be sure Club plans are aligned with these award criteria.  Download the two applications on the left side of this webpage. 
 

 
Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.  Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
 
RI President-elect Germ's Presidential Citation criteria for clubs during 2016-2017 are in this brochure.
 
 
 
Meet Rotary President John Germ.  This article is from The Rotarian magazine.
 
Excerpt: Germ supports flexibility in many Rotary matters. “Our clubs have always been organized around a meal. Lunch and dinner were part of our dues, and that system served us well. But society has changed,” he says. Rotary International is catching up by allowing clubs more leeway in when and how they meet. “How do we accommodate the 30-year-old businessperson raising a family? Well, for one thing, we could pay less attention to attendance,” he adds. “My question isn’t ‘How many meetings did you make?’ It’s ‘How are you making a difference in your community?' "
 
Read more here
 
 
 

 
We invite you to read the latest District 5970 Foundation First newsletter here
 
"Happy New Year! Today marks the first day of the Rotary year as well as the start of the 100th year of the Rotary Foundation.  We hope that you take the time to celebrate this year. Plan a birthday party, a fundraiser or educate your clubs throughout the year.  Also consider a personal donation to the Rotary Foundation of $100 more than you typically give each year.  We will be supplying historical facts throughout my newsletters this year as well as a continued focus on the Grants completed by Rotarians in District 5970."
 
 

 
REGINA MUTIRU PETER, 30, of Nairobi, Kenya has become the first District 5970 Rotary Peace Fellow. Regina was awarded a fellowship to the University of Bradford (England where she will study African Peace and Conflict Studies. Here is a recent update from her Rotary adventure:
 
Greetings to you all, hope this finds you well. I am excited to inform you that I arrived in Bradford on 10th September and I already enrolled ready for studies next week so I have settled in well. The weather here is cold for me comparing it with my countries weather but I will manage. Today we had a luncheon at one of the local Rotarian home and they opened their garage for us the peace fellows to pick items we may use in our apartments (very kind of them). Here is a photo of us together at the luncheon (8 of us and Ken our local Rotary coordinator) Will send a photo of all of us together when we take one.
 
Thanks very much for your support and for accepting to be my district!
Regards
Regina Mutiru