October 2022
DG Steve Williams - Welcome!
A reminder that the answer to the trivia question is in the newsletter.

Be sure to submit your answer! A random winner will be selected monthly from the correct answers and will receive some Rotary swag. In addition, a Paul Harris Fellow will be presented at the end of the Rotary year to someone that has presented a correct answer to the trivia question during the year. 

All correct entries have a chance to be selected for the Paul Harris Fellow, not just the monthly winners.

The Rotary Foundation is often referred to as “our Foundation”. 

What recognition is presented to clubs that have all members make at least a $25.00 contribution to the SHARE - Annual Fund?
*Please include your name & club when sending your response.
September Trivia Question: 

Women were prohibited from membership in Rotary for most of Rotary’s history, finally officially allowed to join in 1989. Sylvia Whitlock is recognized as the first woman to serve as a club president. 

What year did she serve as President?

Answer: 1987

September winner:  Al Slavich, RC of Lewis River - CONGRATULATIONS!!
Governor Steve’s Poem

November is identified as The Rotary Foundation month
And we celebrate the work since its creation.
For the work of Rotarians around the world
Is supported by grants from “our” Foundation.
Funded by Rotarians and other generous friends.
“TRF” supports the work of Rotary far and near.
Without the support of our TRF,
Our impact would be limited, that’s pretty clear.
Club goals have been set for TRF and Polio Plus, too
Our donations support the work of Rotary.
Club projects provide valuable services all
And we continue to pursue a world Polio-free.
Thank you for the contributions you make
Contributions of your money and your time.
Changing lives as an active Rotarian,
Helping people grow to reach their prime.

Rotary International
Monthly Resources Available

Bee Generous - TRF Giving Report
Membership Update
Classified Ads
Polio Plus Raffle “Imagine One's Dreams” print
There is still time to buy tickets for the Polio Plus raffle.

We are almost halfway to our goal of raising $9,280 to send to Polio Plus. The raffle drawing will be held the week of World Polio Day at the RC of Hermiston meeting on Thursday, October 27th, at 12:50 PM. 

Last week District 5030 (Seattle) auctioned off their print and raised $10,500.

Please consider buying your ticket(s) or additional tickets to support District 5100’s efforts to raise money for Polio Plus. 

Ticket sales close at 5:00 pm on Wed., October 26th

The money raised through this raffle will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2:1, so when we sell all 464 tickets, that will result in $27,840 being contributed to the End Polio Now campaign. Please help us reach our goal!

Purchase tickets here, or use the QR code to visit the site.

Only two weeks remain until the raffle for the print of Darren Jones’ painting “Imagine One’s Dreams” that was created for his sister, RI President Jennifer Jones. 

Here is a picture of the original painting with the artist, and President Jennifer in her office at Rotary International headquarters.
We are raffling off a limited-edition print of the original painting, one of only 600 produced and valued at $1000 by the artist. It will be framed and delivered to the winner in November.

Tickets cost $21.55 ($20.00 + processing fee) and are available on the myevent website.
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones with DG Steve and Janet
Williams with a print of the picture
“Imagine One’s Dreams”.

The District 5100 raffle for our copy will be held on Thurs., October 27th.  
World Polio Day is October 24.
Please share your pictures and stories of club events to raise money for Polio Plus. Send your entries to the District Office to be included in our November newsletter.

Hurricane Ian Relief in Florida
Hurricane Ian caused significant damage to property and loss of life to many in Florida. District 6960 has established a relief fund for those wanting to support the work of Rotary clubs in that district working to deal with the devastation to their area. 

Much like the wildfires of 2020 that ravaged parts of District 5100, donations of time and money by Rotarians can truly make a difference in the recovery from this storm.

Contact: Kelsey Mitchell or 1-239-776-1699
Rotarians gather in Australia!
The 2023 Rotary International Convention will be held in Melbourne and it's not too late to register and join the fun!

DGN Jeannine Murrell will lead the D5100 contingent!
The Rotaract Club of Atlanta Metro invites you to an exclusive report presentation on “The Future of Humanity.” This is a crucial presentation on overcoming climate catastrophes, uniting and saving human lives worldwide.

Sat., Oct. 15, 10 AM EDT / 7 AM PDT / 14:00 GMT

Visit site for information/to register for event: https://futureofhumanity.report/
Committee Involvement:

All District Committee meetings are open and Rotarians are encouraged to join the meetings via Zoom to find out what is happening and to get involved.
Check the calendar in DACdb, or contact the Committee Chair for Zoom link information.

Vocational Service - Lal Bhatia, Chair      
               Working to promote the awareness and opportunity to advance our vocations as an opportunity to provide service to our communities.

Public Image - Diane Noriega, Chair
               Working to promote Rotary through our club projects and communications with the general public and with Rotarians within District 5100

Membership - Dennis Long and Julie Fugate, co-Chairs
               Focusing on finding ways to attract new members, but primary emphasis this year is to engage our existing members to retain them as members by finding their interests and focus.

Grow Rotary - Marcia Wimmer, Chair
               Growing membership will be accomplished by identifying opportunities for new clubs and to add Satellite clubs to existing clubs to provide additional opportunities to participate.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 Dick Elixman Award of Innovation. The Denny Purkey Distinguished Service Award is now posted as well.

Visit the District website to learn more about eligibility criteria and to download the applications: www.isrotaryforyou.com.

Other available awards and applications can be viewed here.
News from the Hive...

1 October - submission period for Interact Video Award opens
(More information here: http://on.rotary.org/2021INTERACTAWARDS)
3-9 October – Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week
24 October – World Polio Day
D5100 Committee News
(Click links to open articles)

Polio Updates

*Note for day of event: CET time is 9 hours ahead of Pacific time.
  • District PolioPlus Chair - Tom Golden
Club (Worker Bee) News
Share your stories in the newsletter!

All clubs are encouraged to share information and pictures about club activities and events in the newsletter so that others around District 5100 can
Catch the Buzz! We all learn as we share with each other. 

Please send your items for publication. Submission of items for next month’s newsletter need to be sent to office@district5100.org by Monday, November 7.

DAD JOKE of the Month
Have you heard this one!!?

How do you know bees are allergic to pollen?

They break out in hives!