Current News for the Month
Last August the District’s youth exchange committee put on a fantastic training for our new inbound students, and our returning Rebound students.

Rotary Membership Moment
I wish all our Rotary Family a very merry Christmas and an incredible New Year in 2019!
Please resolve to invite at least one guest a month to your club meetings,
Every Rotarian, Every Month! Invite a guest a month and induct one new member a year from your guests!


We would like to sincerely say thank you to our sponsors for having such a caring and giving heart because without their support for our 2019 District Conference it would not be possible.
With your donations, we are able to provide not only a full weekend of exciting events for members and their families, but it will also provide inspiration through our speakers, educational growth and training for dedicated Rotarians, the sharing of local club and international projects, fellowships with new and old friends. We will hear inspiring stories from Rotary Youth Exchange students.  We will share ideas, celebrate our accomplishments, and find out what has been happening in the district and the world. 
“Together, we are the inspiration!”
Hi Everyone,
And…. November went out with a jump and a jolt which got all of our attention.  But our members are safe. Bob and I were in Seward helping the Club give Superintendent Lapinskas a Paul Harris for his  work with the prisoners within the Springcreek Correctional Center.  As we waited to get in, the prison went on lock down but they allowed us to come in to present the award, and more importantly let us back out!  I’ve always said orange is NOT my color but according to some Facebooks posts – a few of you thought perhaps it WOULD look good on me – hah – nice try!
I have contacted all Rotary Presidents in our immediate affected areas and have heard from others all over the District.  Most damage seems to be personal items inside houses and minor cracks in structures. It is sad to lose treasured objects, but they are objects, not our loved ones.  No injuries reported as of yet.  As always, our Rotarian friends are helping those in their immediate areas and we have offered more help if needed. 
The In-Bound Youth exchange students are all safe and accounted for.  Their parents have been contacted and reassured of their safety. 
All of us are thankful to have survived ANOTHER earthquake and will plan for the next as well since it is “When not If” in our area.  Our Crises Plan is being formalized and updated as we speak and seems to be working well so far.  If you have any suggestions please send them to Joe Kashi as he is the point person to gather issues for the Crises Planning.
It has been heartening to hear the voices of those we care about.  So I’m very happy to report that all is well so far.  If anything changes, I’ll keep you posted. 
Yours in Rotary, 
DG Diane
Ketchikan Kayhi Rotary Interact.
They are sponsored by First City Rotary under president Helen Mickel . 
The kids under Interact President Emma Campbell run the club by themselves, have established their own peer mentors and are a well oiled machine.
They do local and International projects. Every month they are onto something new.
Rotarian Marna Cessnun stands by for encouragement and help... along with other Rotarians.
On October 7 members of the Wasilla Sunrise & Sunset Rotary Clubs hiked out to post the "Rotary Falls" sign .....
Wasilla Rotary Club's evening social tonight. We had a great time mixing with Susitna Rotary Members and special guest appearance......
Once again Rush and Jack Road Rae delivered food baskets two days before Thanksgiving. 
Delivery elves are President Arthur Sosa and
Maris Clyde from Abbott Loop elementary, with president-elect Steve Shreiber.
Hi Op-Com Members and DGs, DGEs, DGNs, and DGDs,
Most of you know that, for the past three years, I have been working on the establishment of an international peace park on the border of India and Pakistan.
To that end we have created a Steering Committee and are working on a number of steps to further our initiative.
Membership Mixers
For Presidents and Membership Chairs!
The District has a reward plan to help you with your membership promotions.
District will award you up to 250.00 to help you with any kind of membership mixer ideas that you might come up with.
If 2 clubs team up, that could be times 2!
Watch Rotary's webinar, How to Start a Community-based Rotaract Club,
for valuable tips on how easy it is to start a club,
and why community-based clubs can be a great option.
In Loving Memory
William "Bill" Gale Holman, age 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 9, 2018 in Enumclaw, Washington.
Don't want to wait for bulletin and want to see current news? 
Check out the new link and you can see firsthand!
Congratulations, Jane! Thank you for your service to Rotary and the polio campaign,
and thank you for sharing your success!
Just to cap this off and let you know:
We ended up with $6,675 in donations, a total of $20,025 with the Gates Foundation match.  Woo hoo!
Many donors in your district are planning their calendar year-end contributions. Calendar year end is a popular time for a number of giving options like:
  • IRA Charitable Rollovers: Enables donors over 70 ½ years old to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA account directly to charity.
  • Corporate Matching: Employers can match any of your donations by sponsoring a matching gift program.
  • Stock Gifts: Help Rotary make an impact and receive tax benefits by making a gift of appreciated securities.
Welcome to Rotary Youth Exchange!  We at District 5010 are very excited to have you in our youth exchange program,
and look forward to meeting students at Winter Orientation (January 17-20) in Wasilla. 
Hi Rotary Family!
I’ve just returned to Cape Town after 2 months interning with the Resident Coordinators Office at the United Nations Namibia office in Windhoek during my university winter break. It was an incredible experience!

Mike Bridges and Martin Childers replaced the
out of date by many years, Southcentral club signs at 
Ted Steven's Anchorage International Airport Visitors Center.

Dear Harry:

Thank you so much for taking the Rotary exchange students flight seeing yesterday:   Arnaud - Belgium and Natalia - Brazil....

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