SEPTEMBER 2021 District Bulletin    

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From the Governor's Desk
SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES
My favorite time of year!
 
As summer fades and changes to autumn, we watch the riverbanks shift colors from one season to another. Along the South Fork of the Snake River the cool crisp air strengthens the red, green, and yellow colors which fill the mountain sides.  
 
Autumn is a tranquil time.  We get the time to enjoy the bright colors, the fresh air and the beautiful scenery waiting around every corner. The only way you can make the breathtaking majesty any better is to enjoy a freshly picked apple and snickers bar while you are there.  Each season holds its own beauty and purpose. While we all can enjoy the vivid reds and oranges of autumn, we can also enjoy the more muted pastels of winter and look forward to one as much as the other, simply for the thrill of experiencing what comes next.
 
Life is good! 
 
October is Community Economic Development Month within Rotary, and it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on an important part of our Rotary history: vocational service. Our membership in Rotary is based on our vocation and within our club we try to create a microcosm of the businesses and professions in our community.  Rotary’s unique commitment to vocational service is what sets us apart from other service and humanitarian organizations.
 
I would like to pay tribute to each of you for your untiring commitment to service.  You may have noticed that you each have a Rotary vocational classification in your club.  Have you ever wondered why?  If you’re reading this, please text me. It is because your specific vocation is important for our club to achieve its goals.  Your personal commitment to vocational service is so often an avenue through which you serve and perhaps you don't always recognize it as service.  Every occupation fills a need, and by doing our work well, we are contributing to our communities and our society.
 
The role of vocational service in our District is important, even if it isn't always prominent. By maintaining high standards individually, we earn a reputation that we share collectively. By valuing all occupations equally and by maintaining a classification system in our clubs, we ensure that our clubs reflect our communities – and can serve them well.  A Rotary club of all lawyers wouldn't be capable of nearly as much as one that includes teachers, engineers, CPA’s, business owners, and dentists.  In Rotary, our diversity is our strength. That diversity is an advantage not only to our service but to our club members and community as a whole as we “Serve to Change Lives”
 
Yours in Rotary,
Governor Russell

'21-'22 District 5400 Governor

SAVE THE DATE!
Rotary after hours twin falls
historical cemetery tour
october 23, 2021 11am-5pm 
Rotary After Hours Twin Falls invites you to join us for this unique event centered around some of our most famous and colorful figures of the Magic Valley. Appropriately centered at the Twin Falls Cemetery the Historical Twin Falls Cemetery Tour.
 
Local actors will portray the lives of some of our most famous people in this area and tell the tale of how they made an impact on our community and helped to form the city that we are today. Some of the famous lives (and deaths) that will be portrayed include Clarence Bisbee and IB Perrine.
 
There are some great stories to be told about the people of our past. You will NOT want to miss this fun event that is both entertaining and educational.
 
Appropriate for ALL AGES!!!! Hot drinks & snacks available for purchase.
Adult Tickets $10
Kids 3 and up $5
 
News
World Polio Day - October 24, 2021
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POLIO WORLD DAY - Fundraising for Polio Plus with the Western Treasure Valley Rotary Club in Ontario, Oregon. 
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Wetland Peace Preserve Becoming Reality
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THE Burley Rotary Club School Supply Project
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JEM Friends and Boise Sunrise supporting at-risk youth in Boise
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Rotary After Hours Twin Falls ~ Historical Cemetery Tour 
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Date Change for Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction
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Public Information Pamphlet 
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Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 10/02/2021
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Upcoming Events
District Membership Meeting (FOR ALL CLUBS)
Zoom
Oct 27, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
R&R: Recline with Rotary (District-wide Social Hour)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81872246785
Oct 29, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Deadline for DG Nomination Challenge
Nov 01, 2021
 
Rotary International District updates
ZOOM
Nov 10, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
District Membership Meeting (for DISTRICT TEAM MEMBERS)
Nov 10, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
Rotary Zone Institute
Tucson Arizona
Nov 11, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
 
DLT meeting Nov 15th
ZOOM
Nov 15, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
D5400 Peace Builders Team
Virtual
Nov 17, 2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
Rotary Book Club - Open to all Readers
Zoom
Nov 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
District Membership Meeting (FOR ALL CLUBS)
Zoom
Nov 24, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
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