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Speakers Bureau Thriving for Club’s Zoom Meetings

By Judy Corwin

Looking for GREAT club programs as the weeks ZOOM by? These challenging times provide a unique opportunity to enjoy club programs from speakers near and far using ZOOM and the District 5110 Speakers Bureau. We are building a list of club speakers and great programs to delight your members with interesting topics from around our region …and beyond! When times are tough, Rotarians innovate. Keep your club vibrant with ZOOM meetings that are interesting and engaging.

The Speakers Bureau now has many confirmed speakers, topics and contacts. The link is located on the website on the right next to the word CALENDAR. If you have had a great program at your club or you yourself OFFER a great club program, please contact Beth Sheehan at bethsheehan@comcast.net and we’ll get you on the list. ZOOM! The entire story is available by clicking here.

Rotary Podcast Training Series Continues

By Dan Smith

The power of podcasting is listening on your time: while you’re exercising; while you’re driving; while you’re living. In this course, we respect your time. You have a private podcasting channel so you can take a lot of the training wherever and whenever you want.

Listen to a podcast that explores how compelling radio and podcasting are with some very emotional stories from members of District 5110. Find out more about the program and how to join the District 5110 Voices of Rotary Podcasting Team. Watch the first three sample lessons and sign up today.

5110 RBN Recognizes Cynthia Johnson and Johnson Group Real Estate

By Bill Grile

Last week eNews asked your help identifying businesses in our clubs that provide significant support for Rotary programs. The Rotary Business Network has heard from you. Tell us more!

Thanks to Myrtle Point Past President Carolyn Hogan, this week the Rotary Business Network is pleased to select Cynthia Johnson and Johnson Group Real Estate LLC. Past President Carolyn notes that Cynthia has been a Myrtle Point Rotarian for 24 years and “has been a tremendous asset to our community and our club.”

Congratulations Cynthia Johnson. We can learn more about this business by visiting the Rotary Business Network. Please send your recommendations to the Rotary Business Network team along with a sentence or two as to why you feel a business merits recognition as a Business of the Week. Let us hear from you at RBN Contact Us. By the way, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian?

Model United Nations extends deadline to 1/22 for student applications.

By Judy Corwin

TheModel United Nations committee, affiliated with Eugene Rotary and Oregon Rotary Model United Nations, has extended its deadline to January 22 for students interested in applying for this program. The following websites contain information for prospective applicants at: eugenerotary.org/modelun/ and the application can be found at: oregonrotarymun.com/mun-student-information-application/#apply.

For more information, contact Noreen J. Dunnells, President & CEO, United Way of Lane County, 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477, 541.741.6000 x165| ndunnells@unitedwaylane.org. Website: www.unitedwaylane.org.

5110 Grants Meeting Resources Available

By Tim Mobley

This link is for our last, January 9th, 2021 Quarterly Grants Meeting: https://youtu.be/yim5MO5grnc

These two links are for our District Grant Training Workshop last October. It is broken into two parts due to the length of the workshop:

Volume 1 – https://youtu.be/G8oPVXt4Dyc

Volume 2 – https://youtu.be/gDn_jMjHoe4

All the preceding info on Rotary District Grants and more are available on the District website by clicking here.

Call for Resolutions

By Claudette McWilliams

Any resolution to come before the District at the District Conference must be distributed to all member clubs of the District by the District Resolution Committee at least one month prior to the District Conference. To disseminate any resolutions as required, the resolution committee must receive the proposed resolutions at least 45 days prior to the District Conference so the resolution can be reviewed by the committee to ensure it complies with the Constitution and By-laws of Rotary International and District policies.

To be eligible for consideration under Article II §2 of the District 5110 Policy Manual, the resolution must be submitted to the District Governor before March 16, 2021. Any submitted resolution will be distributed to the District Resolutions Committee by March 21, 2021. By March 31, 2021, any submitted resolutions will be disseminated to club presidents, past district governors, and members of the DG team.

Proposed resolutions should also be sent to PDG Claudette Mirassou McWilliams at dgclaudette1718@gmail.com. Please contact PDG Claudette with your questions or comments regarding the resolution process.

March 16: Proposed resolutions submitted to District Governor
March 21 Proposed resolutions to Resolutions Committee
March 31 Proposed resolutions to club presidents and past and future district governors

Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin

Quotes to build momentum toward a better 2021—SMILE!

“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

“When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris



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District 5110
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