Calling All Rotarians in District 5510!

Hear ye, hear ye – the Rotary International District 5510 annual District “Training” Assembly is upon us – April 26, 2014.  There will be on-line registration forthcoming on the district website.

Site: Arizona College Preparatory School, 191 W. Oakland St., Chandler, AZ

The sessions will begin with on-site registration at 8:30 a.m. with courses presented from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost of $10 will be collected at the door. Registration is required so appropriate amounts of food and beverage can be planned.

Yes, there is more training beyond PETS for Presidents-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers and many other functional areas with each club.  This Assembly is designed to not only continue the training for club leaders, but also provide a base of information for Rotarians regardless of position in a club.  If you have a desire to learn, this is the place to be.

This year for the very first time we are fortunate to be able to utilize the amazing facilities at the Arizona College Preparatory School in Chandler.  Thanks to Rotarian and member of the Sun Lakes Club, Sandy Lundberg, the Principal at ACP, has generously offered the use of her school to include use of the computer laboratory where you can gain valuable information about the relationship between the District website, DaCdb and My Rotary.

Here is a short list of the topics that will be covered: Read more

Announcing D5510 1st Global Scholar: Michal Cantrell

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The Global Scholarship committee  has recently interviewed and has chosen a new Global Scholar for this current year.  This scholarship has recently been renamed from the Ambassadorial Scholarship to the newly named Global Scholarship.   The scholarship is currently worth 35,000.00 and allows for a college graduate to study in an overseas environment.   In renaming the scholarship, the new rules also dictate that the scholarship can only be used to help complete a Masters or Doctorate program at Universities abroad.

This year’s recipient is Michal Cantrell.  She is a native of Gilbert Arizona and is currently in her senior year at the West Point Military Academy in West Point, NY.   She will graduate in the top 3% of her class in May and will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army’s Military Intelligence Corps.  She hopes to eventually serve as a Foreign Area Officer in the Middle East and North Africa.  As part of her role and duties at West Point, she currently serves as a Regimental Executive Officer responsible for supervising the planning and execution of day to day operations for the academies 1100 cadets.

Her interests lie in Service, Arabic & Foreign Policy.   Her questions and curiosity have led her to examine the constitution of the United Kingdom, Studies at Morocco’s Al-Akhawayn University and to work with “Operations Crossroads Africa” in rural Ghana.   She will use this scholarship to further those interests as she pursues a Master degree from King’s College in London England.  King’s College is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious Institutions.

She is a remarkable young woman who will represent Rotary and our country very well.  When we as Rotarians give our money to the Rotary Foundation, this is just one of the programs that it helps to support along with monies from Endowments within our own District 5510 that make this program possible.   We have seen some truly remarkable young men and women come to and apply for this scholarship.