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January 2020
Rotary International Convention
Interested in more information about the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, HI?
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For those clubs/individuals that were unable to attend the District 5520 Annual Foundation eTraining held Saturday, December 10, you may view it in its full content on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ANzUpS3tPQE.

District Vision  

Provide support and resources for every member to understand, achieve, sustain, and share “Service Above Self."

Dr. Gary King is the District Governor for Rotary District 5520.                                                                  
Governor Gary King is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation.  He also serves on the Corporate Board of TF Holdings, Inc. He served as the New Mexico Attorney General from 2006 through 2014.  He is a chemist and an attorney and served as a New Mexico State Legislator. Since 1987, he has been married to Dr. Yolanda Jones King, a scientist and community leader.  Gary grew up with his ranching family in Stanley, New Mexico.
           In 1984, Gary formed the law firm of King and Stanley in Moriarty, NM, where he carried out the general practice of law.  The next year, he joined the Moriarty Rotary Club.  In 1994 he became Corporate General Counsel and Senior Environmental Scientist with Advanced Sciences, Inc., an environmental consulting firm. 
            He has served as President of his Rotary Club and Chair of the Manzano District of the Boy Scouts of America.  Gary has served as the Chair of the Legal Services Committee of the New Mexico State Bar Association; as a Domestic Violence Special Commissioner and served as guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in the Seventh Judicial District.  He was also the Chairman of the New Mexico Mining Commission and served on the Environmental Advisory Board to the Federal Aviation Administration. 
Grants 101 (2020-21 Version)
Yes, I know that clubs just got their checks for this year’s District Grants, but it’s time to start thinking about your club’s District Grant for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.  This coming year District 5520 will have over $88,000 to distribute for district grants; while this is a lot less than we had to distribute this year, it’s also $30,000 more than D5520 has had to distribute in recent years.
How much could your club expect for a grant for the 2020-21 Rotary Year?  Your club’s grant is based on your giving during the 2017-18 Rotary Year AND whether or not your club achieves $100/capita THIS YEAR.
  • Your minimum grant (baseline) will be 15% of your 2017-18 Annual Fund (AF) giving;
  • AND, if your club achieves $100/capita (i.e., your 1 July 2019 membership * $100.00) THIS YEAR, you’ll get an equal share of the $48,000 “pot” with all other clubs that also achieved $100/capita…
  • AND, because your club achieved $100/capita this year, you’ll also share in the “sweep-up” (i.e., all of the unclaimed district grant funds)…
  • A “share” of the “pot” and the “sweep-up” typically is at least $2,000!
  • If there are more funds available than clubs request, more appealing projects often receive a greater award. Therefore, ask for what you want and the Foundation Committee will distribute what they have.
Since it’s still early in the Rotary Year, no clubs have achieved $100/capita; clubs have until 30 June 2020 to complete their AF giving.
So, what must you do to get a district grant? Your club must:
  • Be in good standing with Rotary International and the District
  • Be current on Rotary International and District 5520 dues
  • Be current on all Global and District Grant reporting
  • Be current on your IRS-990 reporting
  • Have AT LEAST TWO members attend Grant Management Training most (or all) of which will be online, evening sessions using Zoom.  (Dates and times will be announced early next year)
  • And, of course, complete the agreements and the project application
I have some questions:
  • What if my club wasn’t chartered in 2017-18?
    • Your baseline will be established at $249.00.
  • Where do I find how much we gave in 2017-18?   
    • Look at your club’s Foundation page in Rotary Club Central or ask District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) Tom Walker, or District Grant Subcommittee Chair (DGSC) Peter Falley.
  • Does my club have to match the district grant?
    • NO, but many clubs elect to add club funds to maximize their district grant project.
  • When will my club find out if my grant has been approved and how much will we receive?
    • As part of the application process, you’ll be communicating with District Grant Subcommittee Chair Peter Falley who will be working with you to make sure that your application will comply with District and The Rotary Foundation (TRF) guidelines;
    • Once the District Grant Committee agrees on the club projects and their funding, it is converted into a “Spending Plan” and submitted to Rotary for approval;
    • Once TRF has approved the “Spending Plan” you’ll be notified as well as the amount of the grant.
  • My project supports projects early in the school year; when will I receive my check?
    • Our goal is to complete the process so that checks will be mailed NLT the first week of August.
  • When can my club start work on its project?
    • Your project must be approved by TRF before you can expend funds; starting work after TRF approval but before you have money in hand is a risk that you may choose to take.
For more information, contact DRFC Tom Walker (505-237-0237 or ftwalker1@comcast.net) or DGSC Peter Falley (575-388-2004 or falley@silvercityrotary.org).
District Executive Secretary _- Donette Wagner Contact Information: secretary5520@gmail.com 505-269-6585 
District Bookkeeper - Debbie LeMon Contact Information deblemon4@hotmail.com 

  Log In Instructions ~ District 5520 Rotarians

As a District 5520 Rotarian, creating a log-in is fairly simple! Follow these steps:
1. Click on the log in button on the right side of the dark blue menu bar on the home page.
2. You will be prompted with a log in window.
3. Enter your email address of record (your email should have been entered and kept current by your club secretary).
4. For your first time logging in, click on “I forgot my password”.
5. You will receive your user Id and password by email to your address of record.
6. Once you have gained access to the website, click on “My Profile”, on the top menu bar and then click on “Change my password”. Now go back to “My Profile” and edit and save your contact data.
7. If you have any problems, please contact Donette Wagner at secretary5520@gmail.com.