IT’S TIME FOR UNPRECEDENTED KINDNESS!
 
~  MAKE M&Ms (Make Membership Memorable)https://youtu.be/ofyKH8Hs4T4
 
Memorable Membership is more than simply great meetings!  It’s all that goes into a great Rotary Experience! Join Rotarian Jason Browne, who loves to creatively generate meaningful change and have fun along the way. Learn ways to attract, retain and engage Members!  Learn about virtual platforms and how to use them to enhance Rotary for you and your Members.  Join us virtually on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Let’s GROW ROTARY together!
 
Don’t forget to join us for the Pre-Seminar Zoom Happy Hour August 17 at 5:00 p.m. titled “Let us introduce you to Remo!” You can register for this at the same time as you register for Make M&Ms.  Registration deadline for both events is Saturday, August 15. For more information, please contact Joyce Finkelstein mfinkel2@cox.net!
 
 
 
SHOUT OUT TO JIM NOOK from District Membership Chair Joyce Finkelstein.
Thank you for all your work on the “Alumni List” Jim went way beyond “Service Above Self.” He made an outstanding contribution to the District.  Thank you, Jim, for your dedication, your diligence and your hard work. 
 
!HOT OFF THE PRESS! – VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER RESOURCES
Rotary clubs have been waiting to get their hands on this list of Virtual Fundraisers. The link is https://zone2627.org/virtual-library/  The documents are available for downloading and reviewing with your club members. The folder will be continually updated as more resources are uncovered.
 
~ RESERVE A SPACE FOR YOUR STUDENTS FOR RYLA TODAY.
As we move forward with 2021 RYLA, The District is requesting that you reserve a spot for your RYLA student. Contact Liz Cohn: rotaryliz@aol.com We want to continue to make RYLA a life-positive experience. We will make our final decision whether or not to hold RYLA in its present form by October 2020.
 
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Many of our Grant Recipients are on the Frontline Many recipients of vocational education grants from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) received their grant to cover the costs of obtaining a medical-related vocational certification. Check out the website TRVFA.org to donate and for further information.
 
~ ROTARY INTERNATIONAL  rotary.org
Bookmark your Internet browser on: rotary.org  Be sure to set up your User-Id and Password today. Donate directly on the rotary.org website. Do yourself a favor, participate in Rotary Direct, you won’t need your checkbook.
(The website is temporarily down for maintenance, check back on Thursday August 13th)
 
~  ±MASKS FOR SCHOOLS±
Mike Kloehn has obtained an excellent quote from ZMark, a local vendor (and a Rotarian), to provide quality masks that proudly depict the Interact Logo The quote is for $2.29 each. Not only would our District Rotary Clubs support personal safety at schools via their Interact Clubs, but our Interactors would directly serve their immediate community. This will provide extraordinary visibility not only for their Interact Club, but Rotary as well - Public Image! Contact Mike for further information and to place your order.  mkcheesehead@hotmail.com , interact@rotaryd5500.org
 
 
~  § ROTARY DISTRICT 5500 PODCAST
The word is out; District 5500 has its own Podcast for Rotary club members to enjoy. Visit rotaryd5500.org. Interested in being interviewed, or being part of the production? Contact District Governor Diane dvg@rotaryd5500.org The Podcast can be used as a learning tool for your newest members.
 
 ~ SOUTH CENTRAL ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE  (SCRYE)
The videos and handouts of the SCRYE Summer Conference have been posted at  http://scrye.org/Members/summer-2020-zoom/. Enjoy! Contact Aimee Graves for questions. youthexchangeofficer@rotaryd5500.org
 
~ THE CLUB’S SHOWCASE – (DISTRICT NEWSLETTER)
Please submit your club news by the 20th of each month. The newsletter will be distributed on the 1st day of each month unless it falls on a weekend, then expect it on the first Monday of the month. Show off your club, tell us why your club outrivals other clubs, and share your club’s best practices. Rotary Clubs all learn from each other! Our new editor Myron Donald newsletteraz5500@gmail.com is fervently awaiting your article!
(100 words or fewer, optional photo)
 
~ $  $8,000 PLEASE HELP OUT YOUR COMMUNITY! $
District 5500 still has $8,000 available to use on District Grants this Rotary year; "Qualified" clubs can request up to $2k each in matching funds for a project from now until May 1st (first come, first served until the contingency money runs out).  Would you like to take your club’s $200 and turn it into a $400 Community Project? Did your club forget to submit for a District Grant by the deadline? Do you lack the experience in submitting a District Grant? Are you unclear about how a matching District Grant works? Need assistance? The District Grants Chair Joe Puett jmpuett1@aol.com  districtgrant@rotaryd5500.org and other members of the Grants Committee are available and always happy to guide you effortlessly through the process. So, hurry don’t delay, contact Joe today.
 
 
~  NEW CLUB MEMBER?
Did you recently induct a new member into your Rotary club? Please send this information to The Glance, so we can welcome them to our Rotary Family!
 
SUGGESTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLANCE
Contact Ray - rwnaylor@comcast.net District PI Chair