2020-2021 RI President Holger Knaack and Susanne

Knaack wants everyone to enjoy Rotary — and to be proud to be part of it. “All of us love this organization, and all of us should feel we ought to do something to make Rotary stronger,” he insists. “It’s not hard to do more: be more involved in your club, more interested in your friends, more involved in projects and programs. Ask yourself: Is our club involved in youth service? Can we come up with better ideas for fundraising? And the club also has a responsibility to make people feel good, feel welcome, feel proud. It has to feel special to be a Rotarian.”

Nigeria is Polio Free!

“Rotary congratulates Nigeria on its tremendous accomplishment in stopping polio,” says RI President K.R. Ravindran. “On behalf of the entire Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), we thank volunteers, health workers, and parents in communities across Nigeria for their tireless commitment to ensuring every last child is protected against this devastating disease. In the months ahead, their dedication will remain as important as ever, as we work to keep Nigeria polio-free and to eliminate polio from its final strongholds in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

District 5220 Disaster Relief Corporation

Seventh Avenue of Service!

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact. Supporting the environment becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus. It joins peace building and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.

District 5220 – Zone 26

Rotary International District 5220 is in Zone 26 and is located is the central valley of California. The district covers cities along the Highway 99 corridor from Madera in the south to Galt in the north and stretches across from the gold country in the east and west to Interstate Highway 5. District 5220 has 53 clubs including a Passport Club, a Flex Club, and culturally based clubs.

COVID-19 STAY ENGAGED!

Stockton Rotary donated $2500 to the Food Bank. Oakhurst Sunrise had a free drive-thru meal pickup. Lodi Rotary is collecting staples for shut-ins and less ambulatory seniors. Madera Food Bank is asking for volunteers to help with food distribution. North Stockton volunteers are handing out meals for Stockton Unified. Share what your club is doing with Governor Jim!

Virtual Leadership Assembly Recordings

District 5220"s first ever Virtual Leadership Assembly was a success. As many as 20 Zoom classes were available free of charge between June 8 and June 30th. Topics included information critical for incoming club officers and practical tools to make clubs more effective and efficient. if you missed a class, go to the training menu for a list of recordings.
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