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Rotary District 5750 supports the great work of 36 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

Happy November!
 
I know many of us felt the impact and significant challenges with the ice storms in our community recently, and my thoughts have been with you; and I hope this finds you doing well.
 
In the Rotary world, November marks our time to reflect on the foundation. The Rotary Foundation is an essential component of the good we can do, and I would encourage you to look at ways to support the foundation.  You can maximize year-end giving by encouraging members to make a gift on Giving Tuesday, which is on December 1st.
 
Another new fundraising tool that I recently learned about is called Raise for Rotary. This site is a peer to peer tool that allows you to create fundraising pages that are easy to share with family and friends through social media and email, similar to "Go Fund Me." Check it out at raise.rotary.org, and I'd love to hear any successes with your clubs using it to raise funds for projects.

Finally, I'd like to wrap up by sharing that I will be visiting OKC Sunrise for a virtual visit on November 19th. I look forward to these visits and connecting with you during these challenging times. Please continue to use new and innovative ways to keep members engaged and connected, and I look forward to a time when we can meet in person and celebrate the friendships and work we do as Rotarians.
 
 
Thanks,
Angela Rickman
Rotary District 5750 | District Governor 2020 – 2021
 
As per the Bylaws of District 5750, District Governor Angela Rickman is announcing that nominations for District Governor for 2023-24 are open. She will convene a Nominating Committee chaired by Past District Governor Lance Singleton in early December via Zoom. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please submit an application to Lance@lancesingleton.com by November 25, 2020. 
 
 
For more information, email or call Lance at 405-401-5953. The qualifications are as follows:
Article 3: Section 7. QUALIFICATIONS OF A GOVERNOR-NOMINEE
a. Unless specifically excused by the board, no person shall be selected as nominee for governor unless the Rotarian has the following qualifications at the time of selection.
b. The Rotarian must be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district.
c. The Rotarian must have full qualifications for such membership in the strict application of the provisions therefore, and the integrity of the Rotarian’s classification must be without question.
d. The Rotarian must have served as president of a club for a full term or be a charter president of a club having served the full term from the date of charter to 30 June, provided that this period is at least six months.
e. The Rotarian must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in Duties of a Governor in section 15.090 of the Rotary International By-Laws.
f. The Rotarian must demonstrate knowledge of the qualification, duties, and responsibilities of a governor as prescribed in the bylaws and submit to RI, through its general secretary, a signed statement that the Rotarian understands clearly such qualifications, duties, and responsibilities. Such statement shall also confirm that the Rotarian is qualified for the office of governor and willing and able to assume the duties and responsibilities of that office and to perform them faithfully.
g. Unless specifically excused by the board, a governor at the time of taking office must have attended the international assembly for its full duration, been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for at least seven years, and must continue to possess the qualifications in Qualifications of a Governor-Nominee in section 15.070 of the Rotary International By-Laws.
h. Unless specifically excused by the board, a governor at the time of taking office must have been a member of a functioning club in the district for four years.
 

Rotary District 5750 is pleased to announce our District Governor Nominee Designate as Deena Fisher of the Woodward Rotary Club. Deena will serve as District Governor in 2022-23. Deena K. Fisher recently retired as the Dean of the Woodward Campus and Professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University and master’s in Social Science Education and in School Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. In 2006, Dr. Fisher attended the “Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education” at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a contributing editor for the textbook, Oklahoma—Land of Contrast. In 2012, Fisher was inducted into the Journal Record Woman of the Year’s “Circle of Excellence”. She is a...

 
Recently, the Rotary International Board of Directors conducted a virtual meeting; and the following guidance is provided to encourage all Rotarians to take the safe route with in-person meetings. As you read through the items, keep in mind the health and safety of Rotarians is of paramount importance. Creativity and flexibility are terms that come to mind when we think about how we need to address this crisis.  I have enjoyed spending time with several clubs virtually over the last few days and hope that each of you and your families continue practicing good health habits. I encourage you to meet with your board and club and determine the best course for you. As a district we will be following similar guidelines as described below:
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