May 2017
May is here, flowers are blooming, and we’re all young at heart.  Apropos, as this month in our Rotary International world is Youth Service month.  Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as InteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary Youth Exchange, and Rotaract.  D5510 just wrapped up another wildly-successful RYLA in Heber a few weeks ago.  PDG Sherry Mischel, John Wintersteen, Larry Horton and their hard-working team did a fantastic job in planning and executing a four-day event in which 85 high schoolers were helped to transform into tomorrow’s leaders.
What are the Top 10 Reasons to attend this year’s District Conference?  Click here to find out in an enjoyable three minutes: https://youtu.be/R8fxnooLxTE.
 
Register NOW for the conference – at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, June 23-24 -- at http://rotary5510.org/Stories/district-conference-2017.  The Early Bird discount registration rate ends after May 15th.
 
And if you have a bit of extra time, arrive in cooler-than-the-rest-of-the-state Flagstaff on Thursday, June 22 for a pre-conference afternoon and evening of activities: hands-on service project, picnic in the park, pub crawl, and telescope viewing.
 
Join us for this very, very special opportunity to review our time together as Rotarians and family in “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, & Launching the Future.” 

Prepare to have the TIME of your life!
Plan to host a HOSPITALITY SUITE at our upcoming D5510 Conference of Clubs, the evening of Friday, June 23rd!
 
This is the ultimate Rotary fellowship/friendship opportunity!  Clubs take responsibility for hosting a room, usually including decorations, costumes, music, food, and drinks, based on a theme.  These Hospitality Suites are located near each other so that conference attendees stroll around amongst them.  What a FANTASTIC way to connect with old friends and make new ones!
 
Sticking to our conference theme of time (“Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, & Launching the Future”), the theme for the Hospitality Suites is: ‘Your Favorite Era’, e.g., Civil War, Victorian, Old West, Gangsters, Roaring ‘20s, Swinging '40s, ‘50s Rock-and-Roll, Motown, Groovy Times, Disco, Yuppies, Grunge, etc. – or make up your own.

Keep in mind that the hotel rooms can also serve as lodging for up to four attendees, as a way of trimming costs.  And feel free to partner with other clubs to host a suite.  Please contact Conference Chair Kara Schroeder to make arrangements at karalyn61@yahoo.com or (928) 600-9574. 
 
If you have not yet done so, please register for the conference – at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, June 23-24 -- at http://rotary5510.org/Stories/district-conference-2017.

Prepare to have the TIME of your life!
Here's your opportunity to buy advertising space in the program for our D5510 Conference of Clubs in Flagstaff, June 23-24.  Get your company name or product/service in front of hundreds of Rotarians from all over the state AND help support this year's VERY special conference.

Please CLICK HERE for the flyer & details.  Contact Pam Cohen at PamCohen@cox.net or (602) 989-5677 for more info.

If you have not yet done so, please register to attend the conference at http://rotary5510.org/Stories/district-conference-2017.

See you at the top!
  
Envisioning a Robust Rotary for All Ages … D5510 District Governor Tonya
We are seeking donations for door prizes and raffle items for the 2017 Conference of Clubs  in Flagstaff, June 22-24.
 
This is a GREAT opportunity to showcase your business’s services or products that represent and promote you – while benefiting Rotary.
 
Please contact Prize Coordinator Lynn Gustke
Cell: 480-236-9327
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North on February 25th performed a major yard clean up and exterior painting of a home in Desert Hills, AZ.  We cleaned up the yard, painted an outside wall to the home and installed a new US Flag for the owner.  We received the person’s name from the Caring Corp in Carefree.  There were 15 Rotarians from our club and four students working on the project.  Here are some photos from the project.
On April 4, The Rotary Club of Scottsdale, along with Paradise Valley Rotary Club, selected the 4 winners and 1 alternate to receive scholarships and trips to a Youth Salute Leadership Town Meeting on Tomorrow Conference held on October 21-24, 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Youth Salute is a recognition program for high school juniors who are leadership achievers. The program is designed to applaud young people who are good citizens, have at least a B grade point average, and have been elected to leadership positions by their peers, in their schools and or community organizations.
In May or June of every year the annual meeting of Rotarians occurs in a major city somewhere in the world.  This year, I hope you’ll join us June 10th-14th for some genuine Southern hospitality in Atlanta, Georgia.  RI Pres. and First Lady John & Judy Germ will be there along with 40,000 of your Rotary friends, some who you already know and others you have yet to meet.
Does your club manage members and officer updates online? Did your district buy a club management system for the clubs in your district, such as DACdb, but your club uses a different vendor, like ClubRunner?
Brilliant sunshine and perfect temperatures on Sunday, March 26th greeted one-hundred seventy golfers gathered at Oakwood Country Club to participate in the Sun Lakes Rotary Charity Golf Tournament. Just before tee time, a helicopter hovered over the practice tee where a green had been constructed. Then, 1,500 marked golf balls fell out of the sky, destined for the green below. A few of them made it into the cup. And from this clutter of balls, six winners emerged: Roy Moser - 1st Place; Don Robins - 2nd Place; Allan Grady - 2nd Place; Landon Osborn - 3rd Place; Bill Schink - 3rd Place; Ross Dupuis - 3rd Place.