Welcome from the District Governor

District Governor Harry Kieling

Welcome to Rotary in Alaska and the Yukon. Our Rotary District is just one of many Districts around the world, but we are unique. We are one of the largest—from Nome to Ketchikan and from Homer to Whitehorse. We are phenomenal at attracting and retaining members because we give them an opportunity to serve their communities and the world and have fun with their friends while doing it.

Whether you are a long time Alaskan or Yukoner or just moved here, you will find a friendly and fun club nearby ready to welcome you. We’ll give you an opportunity to serve your community and the world.

Rotary has an extensive array of youth programs, scores of local community service projects and an opportunity to be part of one of the most incredible projects in world history—ending polio. Our meetings are fun, interesting, and worthwhile. All you’ve got to do is let us know you are interested. We will take you to a club meeting or community project where you will meet Rotarians who are eager to show you why we enjoy being Rotarians.


District 5010 News

For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, the Foundation earned the maximum of 100 points for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator notes that "only 1 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Rotary Foundation outperforms other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The Rotary Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.

Hello!  With great leadership from DG Harry and his line of Presidents, this year is flying by quickly.
Welcome to all the Presidents-Elect who are in the process of planning their 2018-19 years' goals.  I encourage all members to support them as they move into leadership and say YES to open positions.
Some Dates to keep in mind:
Now All Clubs should now have Presidents-Elect appointed and voted on by your Club membership (send newly elected names and emails to me please (ndfejes@gmail.com)
Now All Club Presidents-Elect should now be registered for PrePETS and PETS Feb 22-25 in Seattle (or have talked to me.)
February 3rd is the District Leadership Seminar - all are welcome.  We'll update our District short and long-term goals and hear from District Chairs on their progress to date.
May 17th, 2018 District Assembly is for training of Club Officers, Seward, Ak
Dear Rotary Friends and Family,
Fellow District 5010 Rotarians, what a pleasure it has been to be your District Governor this past year. My greatest pleasure has been to witness your enthusiasm, dedication, and welcoming spirit. I was able to spend time with you and see firsthand your incredible projects. Your hospitality and giving attitude were absolutely overwhelming. At the end of my visits, I could honestly say you all are the finest Rotarians I have met in my 24 years of Rotary. You are helping me achieve the four goals we set for this year. We keep our fingers crossed that there will be no new cases of polio in 2018 and we can celebrate that fact at our District Conference. We still lead our Zone in membership gains but we need to redouble our efforts to achieve a net 5% gain. Right now we are showing 1.5%. Rotary Cares has exceeded all of my expectations. I have never seen such an enthusiastic District-wide response. How fortunate am I to be able to wish you and yours Happy Holidays and look forward to even greater heights in the New Year. I am honoured to be your Governor.
DG Harry (Iceman)
Save the date -  February 3, 2018! 
Our annual District Leadership Training is a great opportunity to meet District Leadership and learn more about what Rotary is and how you can be engaged!  All are welcome!  More details here>

Many exciting changes for clubs were approved during the recent Council on Legislation (COL): flexibility in meeting schedules, membership types, attendance requirements, club administration and more. These changes go into effect on July 1, 2016, bringing new benefits to clubs.

Two webinars for D5010 Rotarians were held in June to discuss these changes, the decisions your club will need to make and steps to using this new flexibility to strengthen your club and most effectively meet the needs of your community, today and in the future. If you were not able to participate, view the webinar recording and the PPT, and find out what is ahead for your club and for Rotary.

Topics included:

  • Changes for Clubs from the COL
  • Using the New Flexibility Options to Benefit Your Club
  • Decisions and Actions for Your Club
  • Steps to Taking Action

This webinar was designed for club presidents, presidents elect and board members, district leaders and all D5010 Rotarians who would like to hear about the changes and how clubs can benefit.

If you have questions about implementing the COL changes for your club or need help with a club planning session or other aspects of the process, contact your AG, Gayle Knepper, D5010 COL Representative, rotary5010@ak.net, or Jane Little, COL Representative Alternate, rotaryjane@yahoo.com.


2018 District 5010 Assembly and Conference

Seward, Alaska
Registration must be received by April 30th if you're ordering a vest!

  • Assembly - May 17, 2018
  • Conference - May 18-20, 2018

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