Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

 
 
Rotary District 5750 supports the great work of 35 active community-based clubs with nearly 2,000 Rotarians.  In addition to our clubs’ amazing and impactful work, our District also promotes incredible programs that enrich lives near and far. To find out more, check out www.rotary.org to find a club near you or peruse our club directory in the menu above to visit your nearest club this week!
DISTRICT 5750 NEWS

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

As a District 5750, registration to attend is free. Guest charges are $75/person which includes private tours of the First Americans Museum, reception, and dinner

 
 
Time to Celebrate!!
 
We have arrived! The District Conference is here and who isn’t ready to see some familiar faces and celebrate Rotary?!! FYI - I’m not ready to sign off just yet, but I am excited to take this time to bring our clubs together and hear about how we have served our community during one of the most difficult times in history. This is a call to action, that anyone with a story about their club in their community making a difference during the last two years, please send that in to megnut80@gmail.com ASAP! We will want to highlight YOU during the celebration!
 
Get registered today at the link below and I’ll see you May 14th!
 
Action!
 
Matt Tipton
District Governor 2021-2022
 
 
As an organization dedicated to peace, Rotarians around the world have rallied to support the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the millions of refugees affected and District 5750 is among those searching for ways to help. 
 
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions. Through this channel, our District 5750 Governors and Foundation team have contributed $25,000 of District Designated Funds to the response fund established. 
 
Learn more about The Rotary Foundation's Disaster Response Fund here: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-foundation-creates-channel-direct-humanitarian-support-ukraine-region
 
 

Jack L. Werner is a forty-plus-year member of South Oklahoma City Rotary.  He has served the club in nearly every capacity   Jack and his daughter Lynn are both Paul Harris Fellows.  Through  Rotary, he works to help those with disabilities. He is currently working to raise funds for a ropes course for disabled children at the RYLA youth camp and is working with SOKC Rotary to sponsor a 5K Run to raise funds for Mobility Worldwide that furnishes mobility devices for disabled people in underdeveloped countries.  ShelterBox is also one of Jack’s passions for service through Rotary’s participation.  He serves as the district representative for ShelterBox.  

Jack Owns A to Z Inspections, a large commercial and residential inspection company in Oklahoma City. He is a forty-plus-year member of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.  A certified accessibility inspector, Jack provides inspections and advice to help achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act   He was awarded the OKC Mayor’s Clearing the Path Award for his work toward accessibility.  The NAHB named him the national Instructor of the Year for his work teaching classes to help builders and others apply accessibility standards. Through his business career, Jack enjoys opportunities to mentor and help people lead a well-rounded life, always including an invitation to join Rotary!  

Jack served with the United States Army, December 1, 1966 – December 1, 1970; Russian linguist, 4th Infantry Division, K Co., 75th Airborne Rangers, two tours in Vietnam.

Jack enjoys sharing his life with his partner, Suzanne, and his four adult children and six grandchildren.

Rotary is all about connecting with others to serve our communities – and Global Grants let us do that on a worldwide scale!
 
We’ve all learned new lessons about the importance of connections during the past months of the pandemic. From quarantines and lockdowns to Zoom calls and new styles of gathering, our world has both expanded and contracted in surprising ways. Throughout, our Rotary networks have shown their value as we continue to engage in the world.
 
Connect with Rotarians
Join with Club 29 as we build on these networks through three new Global Grants. All are in the beginning stages and in need of your leadership, ideas, and support.
  • Uganda Malaria Elimination Initiative Phase I: Develop the public health infrastructure to eliminate malaria in eastern Uganda by training and equipping community health workers, establishing data collection systems, and expanding public education, testing and treatment of malaria. Malaria Partners International, World Vision and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partners in this program building on the success of Rotary’s first Program of Scale.
  • Healthy Start Guatemala Phase 2: Support holistic village development in a rural area of central Guatemala by developing smallholder agriculture and animal husbandry, a network of community health promoters, and women-owned small businesses. 
  • Water Systems Upgrade for La’angum Learning Center, Ghana: Increase the quantity and quality of water for drinking, washing and cleaning for students and staff of the La’angum School by building water capture and storage facilities. The school, located in rural northeast Ghana, is run by PAMBE Ghana which has close ties to Oklahoma.
 
From agriculture in Central America to public health in Uganda to water programs in West Africa, your talents and interests are needed to benefit specific projects that have impact. Each of these Global Grants has a network of Rotarians and implementing partners that will value your participation.
 
Take the First Step
  1. Learn more about these Global Grant projects by contacting Steve Shepelwich at shepelwich@gmail.com. You will be connected to the Rotarians leading each project.
  2. Schedule presentations about the projects of interest for your club meeting and World Service Committee members.
  3. Share this article with your club president, World Service Committee members, and fellow Rotarians.
 
Please contact Steve Shepelwich, Club 29 World Service Committee Chair, at shepelwich@gmail.com for more information about ways you and your club can partner with these Global Grants.
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