February is Peace & Conflict
Prevention/Resolution Month!
Watch DG Jeff's latest YouTube episode to capture the monthly theme here
Be sure to keep you eye on all of Jeff's online content, plus the contributions of members from all over our great district both here in the newsletter and on social media.
Create the peace that surrounds you.
Together we are one.
P.S. be sure to register now for District Conference!
Stay in the loop with District news by following on Facebook:  @RotaryDistrict5190 
Be sure to tag the District in your club's Facebook posts so everyone can see what you're up to.
Latest District podcast episode, available here.
Need help? Reach out to the District PI Chair: shauna@dmorris.com
Attention all clubs!  The forms for the 2022-2023 Warren and Fanny Annis Memorial Music Contest have been uploaded to the district 5190 website.
Please login to the site and go to Members Services Tab, click on Avenues of Service, then click on Vocational Services and the District Music Contest is listed there.  We look forward to having as many clubs as possible participate this year.
All club and area contests must be completed by April 15th.
If you need any assistance, please contact Chip Lindloff: clindloff@sbcglobal.net.
District Grant Funds at Work!
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley raised funds for NEO Youth Center.
Check out the full article here.
District Community Fund Update
Our District created the District 5190 Community Fund (DCF), a 501c3 Foundation, several years ago. It was established to provide financial resources for club and district needs and to support the charitable needs of Clubs that do not have a Foundation of their own.
Recently, the DCF has been very active in supporting people that have been impacted by fires within our District.  This has been possible because of many donations from our Clubs, other Districts and individual Rotarians.  It is great that people and clubs have stepped up to make this possible. Thank You for your support!!
A brief summary of donations and how they have been spent so far is:
  • Total Donations for Disaster Relief Fires- $134,131
  • Funds spent to date $ 92,916. Projects included gift cards for those who suffered damage to home or business structures; equipment for a lending tool shed for rebuilding.
  • Funds unspent to date $41,215 – with two project commitments so far
Currently, the Funds in the DCF for Disaster Relief are all designated for fire relief and specifically fire relief within our District boundaries as that is how the funds were raised. 
A major need is for undesignated Disaster Relief Funds for future Disasters both in and outside of our District, such as those currently happening in California.  Unfortunately, we will always have disasters that will require support from Rotary.  We live in an area that is prone to wild fires and earthquakes and having funds available to support those impacted will allow us to respond quickly!
There are many other potential uses of the DCF and these include:
  1. Youth Programs and Activities
  2. Educational Programs and Activities
  3. District Conference Educational and Charitable Activities
  4. Disaster Response Initiatives
  5. Other educational and charitable Activities as determined by the DCF Board and aligned with the DCF mission.
For Clubs without a Foundation, fundraiser donations can be made via the DCF to make them tax deductible.  To do this, a club must first complete the Memorandum of Understanding and an Application stating how the funds will be used.  These documents can be found on the District website under Member Resource/District 5190 Community Fund (501c3).  The Administrative Policies are also on this same webpage. 
Donations to the DCF can be made by mailing a check to:
Rotary District 5190 Office
Parasol Building
948 Incline way
Incline Village, NV  89451
The Board of Directors for this Rotary Year are:
Anita Daniels, President
Wyn Spiller, Bookkeeper
Reid Riker, Treasurer
Bill Boon, Secretary
Stacy Graham
Dennis Geare
Jeff Gabriel
For further information on the District Community Fund, you can contact any of these Rotarians.
Bill Boon
Dear Rotarian,
As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary continually takes action to help communities in need. Because you are a dedicated leader in Rotary, we want you to be among the first to know that The Rotary Foundation has established two temporary funds to support immediate relief efforts in Pakistan and Ukraine. In Pakistan, a severe monsoon season has caused devastating floods and affected millions of people. In Ukraine, the ongoing war has led to a continued humanitarian crisis. We’ll begin fundraising efforts soon to finance disaster response grants from these funds. 
The Pakistan Flood Response Fund will help communities recover from the disaster that displaced people and destroyed crops. It will accept contributions, including District Designated Funds, until 31 December 2023 and distribute grants until 30 June 2024 or until the funds are spent. Any unused money will be transferred to the general Disaster Response Fund. 

The Ukraine Response Fund will also accept contributions, including District Designated Funds, to support grants for districts affected by the war. It will operate on the same schedule as the Pakistan fund, accepting donations until 31 December 2023 and awarding grants until 30 June 2024 or until the money is spent. Any unused funds will also be transferred to the Disaster Response Fund.
Districts affected by the flooding in Pakistan or the war in Ukraine can apply for grants from the relevant fund to provide items such as water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing. To learn more and help these communities, you and your members can: 
  1. Donate to the Pakistan Flood Response Fund or the Ukraine Response Fund 
  2. Contribute your District Designated Funds 
  3. Learn more about both funds and how to apply for disaster response grants 
Fundraise among your colleagues, friends, and family using Raise for Rotary 
We appreciate your assistance in supporting Rotary member-led projects to help these communities recover.


Ian H.S. Riseley 
2022-23 Trustee Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Why We Are Fundraising for
The Rotary Foundation
October is PolioPlus month in Rotary. Travel to Malta in early October 2023 or just organize a fundraiser walk in your city, town, neighborhood or other fantastic location. Use your network to raise awareness and money to extinguish polio in the world. Rotarians and their clubs get Rotary Foundation donation credit too.

Malta walk info, contact Jim Ludwick at jfludwick@yahoo.com.
Click here to check out the website and get more information.
Can't make it to Malta? No problem! You can walk, run, or wog to raise funds for Polio Plus right here in Reno, NV! Join the Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run put on by the Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset. Click here for more information and to register. 
Cameron Park Rotary Bicycle Program
A bicycle for a refugee child from Ukraine.  A bicycle for a child, and maybe their parents, who lost everything in a wildfire.  A bicycle for a kid that wouldn’t otherwise have one.  A bicycle for a homeless person that gives them their only means of transportation.
For these kids and adults, the Rotary Club of Cameron Park gives them a new start and new horizons, and maybe their only mode of transportation, with the gift of a bicycle. 
For more than 15 years the Rotary Club of Cameron Park... to read the full article, click here.
Registration for District Conference is OPEN!!! It's going to be an amazing time, you don't want to miss.
Click here for more details and to register.
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile