District News and Upcoming Events:  District Conference Cruise is Oct. 25-28.  Reserve a cabin by contacting Mike Sloane at Cruise Connections, 800-248-7447 or mike@cruiseconnections.com
 
Deadline for submitting applications for our District 5500 Awards program is Sept. 15th  Go to District website for more information
 
District 5495 to the north of us is holding it's 2nd annual "Pursuing Peace Conference on Sept. 20 from 9am-4pm.  Register at www.pursuingpeace.org
 
District Leadership Retreat will be held on Sat., Sept 21 from 10am-1pm at Habitat For Humanity branch on Mountain Ave in Tucson.  Register at District website, left side under "Site Pages" link to Training (including PE's)  There is no charge and lunch will be served.
 
Save the date for Foundation Day on Nov. 9th.  There will be an Interactive Foundation Seminar from 10am-12pm.  There is no charge.  In the evening we'll put on our jeans and cowboy boots or whatever you feel like wearing for a western themed dinner with music at the very fun roof-top entertainment center at the Playground, in downtown Tucson.  Starts at 6:30pm.
 
RIDE TO END POLIO  Nov. 23rd.  Go to: ridetoendpolio.org to register  Our District 5500 is a Presenting Sponsor this year.  Fundraising Goal this year is $50M.
 
Rotary World Peace Conference will take place Jan. 17-18, 2020 at Ontario Calif.  Register at peaceconference2020.org