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Interested in more information about the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany? Want to know who's going from District 5520? Check it out here: https://riconventionsfor5520.shutterfly.com/
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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. 
It’s time to start thinking about your club’s District Grant for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.  This coming year District 5520 will have over $114,200 to distribute for district grants; this is nearly $30,000 more than we had during the 2016-2017 Rotary Year and nearly twice as much as we had this year.
How much could your club expect for a grant for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year?  Your club’s grant is based on your giving during the 2016-2017 Rotary Year AND whether or not your club achieves $100/capita THIS YEAR.
  • Your minimum grant (baseline) will be 15% of your 2016-2017 Annual Fund (AF) giving;
  • BUT, if your club achieves $100/capita (i.e., your 1 July 2018 membership * $100.00) THIS YEAR then you’ll get an equal share of the $56,000 “pot” with all other clubs that also achieved $100/capita… a share is typically at least $1,000.00; 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)… this usually amounts to at least $1,000 per club…
  • The more appealing your project is often results in a greater award; so ask for what you want and the Foundation Committee will distribute what they have.
As of 3 March 2019, 10 clubs have achieved $100/capita; clubs have until 30 June 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 of which will be online, evening session using Zoom.  (See the associated article with training dates/times.) Training will also be presented at District Conference on Thursday, 2 May 2019)
  • And, of course, complete the agreements and the project application
I have some questions:
  • What if my club wasn’t chartered in 2016-2017?
    • Your baseline will be established at $249.00.
  • Where do I find how much we gave in 2016-2017?   
    • Look at your club’s Foundation page in Rotary Club Central or ask District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) Dom Bernardi, District Grant Subcommittee Chair (DGSC) A.C. Sanders, III, or Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (ARRFC) Tom Walker.
  • When will I find out how much money was approved for my grant?
    • The Foundation Committee usually completes its deliberations in early July.
  • Does my club have to match the district grant?
    • NO, but many clubs elect to do so to maximize their district grant project.
  • When can my club start work on its project?
    • Your project must be approved by The Rotary Foundation; starting work before you actually have money in hand is a risk that you may choose to take.
For more information, contact DRFC Dom Bernardi (505-688-3645 or dbernardi@q.com) or DGSC A.C. Sanders, III (915-584-4673 or acsandersiii@sbcglobal.net).
District Executive Secretary _- Donette Wagner Contact Information: secretary5520@gmail.com 505-269-6585 
District Bookkeeper - Debbie LeMon Contact Information deblemon4@hotmail.com 
“I want to see Rotary Be the Inspiration for the communities by doing work with a transformational impact. It’s time to start moving forward, by removing the obstacles that are holding us back. Let’s make it easier to make adjustments in our clubs or start new clubs that suit different needs. Let’s work together to strengthen Rotaract and smooth the transition from Rotaract clubs into Rotary. Let’s give all Rotarians the flexibility to serve in the ways that work best for them, so that every Rotarian finds enduring value in Rotary membership.”
~ Barry Rassin, President, Rotary International


  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.