2015 District 5440 Conference - Coloradoan

 
 

For Immediate Release

Rotary District Conference comes to Fort Collins June 18-20, 2015

June 13, 2015

Fort Collins, CO

The annual Rotary District 5440 Conference is being held at the Fort Collins Marriott June 18-20. The conference is expected to bring 400 Rotarians and their families from the 54 clubs in the district covering Northern Colorado, western Nebraska, Wyoming and southeastern Idaho. Rotary is a service organization with the motto “Service Above Self,” and has led the charge toward worldwide eradication of polio. 

Perhaps most unique, when comparing Rotary's work with other service organizations, is the fact that Rotary augments its hands-on activities locally and internationally through a very strategic combination of local and district dollars that are leveraged through The Rotary Foundation. Of recent and large impact, local Rotary clubs leveraged dollars coming from Brazil and India to coordinate a $170,000 grant from The Rotary Foundation to support clean water and sanitation projects in Glen Haven that were ineligible for government funding after the 2013 floods. The grant has been awarded and the project is currently in the process of accepting applications from residents for grant funds.

Rotary is extremely active in our backyard, and examples include the annual Rotary Peach Festival which is scheduled this year on August 22nd (more info here http://fortcollinspeachfestival.com/). Clubs partner with a variety of local nonprofit organizations in support of their missions.

There are four Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins, a Rotaract Club at CSU, and an Interact Club at Rocky Mountain High School. See http://rotaryfortcollins.org for links to all Fort Collin’s Rotary Clubs.

About Rotary International: Rotary brings together  a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit http://Rotary.org.

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For more information, contact Kathy Miner, PR Chair of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast at kathy.miner@comcast.net.