To: 2019-2020 Club Presidents
Copy: Council of Governors, District Leadership Team Members, Assistant Governor Team Lead and Assistant Governors, and Club Admin
Good morning Club Presidents! I sincerely hope your year is off to a spectacular start! I have enjoyed my first visits to New Richmond, WI, Grantsburg, WI, and North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale! Thank you for welcoming me! I will be seeing Owatonna Early Edition, Belle Plaine, and Hudson this week.
I have really enjoyed the informal discussions with the Board members so far. One item that came up was sharing ideas for service projects. Rotary Club Central (RCC) actually has a report for all District projects, and I am sharing that with you for last year.
However, like any report, it is only as valuable as the information that is reported or entered into RCC in this case. More than half the Clubs have reported things like service activities, and Membership goals and Foundation giving goals. How great would it be for us, together, to be able to report our Clubs did 25,000 hours of service and contributed nearly a half-million dollars to projects or organizations at the end of our year? I would love to share this at the Conference of Clubs! And from the Club level, you would be able to share what you're doing and give totals with your community to show the value that Clubs and Rotarians bring to the table. But this will not just happen - you have to put in the work by putting in the data. If you need assistance with RCC, work with someone in your Club, your Assistant Governor, or Kathy Hughitt at the District office. And I am still giving out the People of Action t-shirts to Club Presidents that enter at least the minimum number of items in RCC 
There is still time to register for the District Training Assemblies. Invite your Chairs/Team Leads for Membership, The Rotary Foundation, and Public Image to also register as the content is geared towards them . Click below for more information and to register.
I hope you are promoting the two events in August - you can see them to the right. Rotary Race Day at Canterbury Park and Rotary at the Fair will be great events to Share Rotary and "Connect" with other Rotarians! Speaking of this email, and the format, let me know if you like it or if there is something I can add or change.  
Besides my message, I have an important message from District Governor-Elect Ed Marek, who is the District Promotions Rep for the 2020 International Convention in Honolulu:
If your club traditionally sends their President-Elect to the RI Convention or if you plan on attending if you haven’t registered yet I encourage you to do it NOW!   RI is limiting registration to 25,000 for this trip and we are beginning to approach that number.
Also, hotel rooms through the Rotary registration are filling up and once they do, you will be on your own to find accommodations.
Please join us for what promises to be an awesome RI Convention. It is a great time to renew Rotary friendships and connections as well as making new ones with the Aloha spirit!  #RotaryConnectsTheWorld
Here is the link:  2020 Rotary International Convention in Hawaii. Do it today!
I look forward to "Connecting" with all of you very soon!
Yours in Rotary,
Paul Perez
2019-2020 District Governor 5960
Rotary Club of Prior Lake
(952) 374-9589 (cell)
#seeingrotary2020 #allaboutrotary #peopleofaction
Upcoming Events
Rotary Race Day At Canterbury Park
Canterbury Park
Aug 09, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Rotary District Office
Aug 16, 2019
11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Rotary at the Fair
MN State Fair
Aug 30, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
South Metro Networking - Chartering Event
Black Diamond at Buck Hill
Sep 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Rotary District Office
Sep 20, 2019
11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Rotary District Office
Oct 18, 2019
11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Grants Subcommittee Meeting
Rotary District Office
Nov 15, 2019
11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
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