Welcome from the District Governor

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members and 250,000 Rotaract members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.”
Just as each Rotary club is part of the larger community of Rotary International, Rotary itself is part of a larger humanitarian and development community — of governments, organizations, and individuals working together toward the shared goal of a better, more peaceful, more sustainable world
It is my absolute pleasure to serve as the District Governor for Rotary International District 5010 - Alaska/Yukon! If you are reading this as a non-member – Please come join us at the Club of your choice!
As I tour our vast District of 40 Rotary clubs plus Rotaract and Interact from Southeast to Utqiagvik, from Kodiak to Whitehorse to Nome, I look forward to sharing your passion during my visit to your Club projects and hearing from our energetic members who do so much for others in need. And I know from personal experience, you have a great fun while you improve the lives of those in your communities and around the world.
Rotary is a team sport, and YOU are the reason much respect is accorded to our organization by our Partner organizations and the governments of the world. The Alaska/Yukon Team consists of Rotary Clubs, our Rotaractors, Interactors and perhaps even a few Earlyactors in the family and I thank you for the opportunity to share your commitment to the greatest service organization on our beautiful earth – Rotary International – Go ROTARY!
BE THE INSPIRATION and CHANGE the WORLD!!                                                                                                                                                                    
July 1, 2018

District 5010 News

2018 Montreal Zone Conference is a unique event, and you're invited to be a part of it.  Whether you’re an incoming District Governor, District leader, Past District Governor, or even a Rotarian with an interest in becoming more engaged in Rotary….Montreal is for you!  The theme “People Coming Together” fits our goal in providing you an extraordinary and unforgettable event.  This is why we invited everyone to be a part of the excitement!
Visit the Conference website here.
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)

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.

Join Us In Anchorage
We Can Change the World

Captain Cook Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska

  • Assembly - May 2, 2019
  • Conference - May 3-5 2019

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