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

The Rotary District 5010 District Conference
It Will Be the Greatest Show on Earth
Seward, Alaska. May 17-20, 2018
Our 2018 District Conference is just around the corner. If you haven’t signed up yet it isn’t too late. You can do it right here. Check it out and watch the awesome video in the upper right-hand corner (courtesy of Dan and Lisa Phillips). You can take advantage of a discount with the Alaska Railroad (Under Conference Travel and Discount Codes). You can also book your hotel room there.
It will be a District Conference you won’t forget. It will be fun yet inspiring. The Seward Rotarians are pulling out all the stops. Rotary International President Ian Riseley is sending his representative Past District Governor (PDG) Stella Roy all the way from Newfoundland to be with us. Motivational Speaker and PDG Michael Caruso and his partner Rene (both Rotarians) will inspire us. Iditarod Champ Mitch Seavey will entertain us. PDG and Professional Magician, Jim Lang will amaze us. My fellow District Governor and noted Management expert, Don Evans will get you thinking. A “Rotary Cares for Kids” presentation will remind you of why we are all caring and kind Rotarians. Our Youth Exchange students and veterans will share with you their experience. DG Mike Kinsey is bringing a contingent of Rotarians from Ontario, Canada just to help us celebrate. PDG Madhukar Malhotra will lead a contingent of Rotarians from India who will help us honor our beloved Jon Deisher.
All of this will kick off with District Assembly Thursday, May 17, 2018. The day will conclude with a Bar-B-Q hosted by fellow Rotarian Tom Tougas. Entertainment will be provided by Paul Harris Fellow and Alaska Balladeer, Hobo Jim. Friday night we will head out to the beautiful and remote Fox Island Lodge for the Governor’s Banquet. On Saturday, we will be at the Sealife Center where the chefs of Seward will dazzle you with their specialties. Afterward, you can help us party (with DJ Lefty) and support the eventual end of polio All the while you can see old friends and meet new ones. You can talk to other Rotarians about their incredible projects and journeys. Are you wondering what to wear? Anything from Orange Flight Suits to blue jeans and tennis shoes. We are talking Alaska Casual. You should by now know what I will wear. I will also be wearing my “Be Humble, Be Kind, Take Action” fishing vest. And if you hurry and order by April 30 you can buy the cool and practical vest right on the web site. It will be delivered to you at the Conference. Back to the “dress code” Anything goes.  Carharts and Xtra Tuffs are A-OK too.
Thank You for being 5010 Rotarians and thank you for coming to our conference. It will be one you won’t forget.
Be Humble, Be Kind, Take Action
DG Harry (aka Iceman)
Lights, camera, action!
Past District (D6380) Governor Michael Angelo Caruso is our keynote speaker at the Governor's Banquet.  Michael has a relaxed, conversational style of speaking that’s both entertaining and educational. He speaks “in the round” to involve the audience unlike any other speaker on the circuit.  It’s fascinating to watch Michael do his “stand-up comedian magic!” Michael’s performance is sure to be a highlight of our district conference this May.  Watch more of Michael here. Register here.

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
Come Join Us In Seward

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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