Welcome from District Governor Nancy Van Pelt
 
Welcome to the Rotary International District 5495 website!  This site has been designed to serve as a resource for all Rotary clubs and members. It provides a point of access to resources, information, events and stories available for your use.
 
The ‘District’ is Rotary International’s way to geographically organize clubs and provide a point of access to shared resources, services and communications.    Our district is comprised of 71 Rotary clubs and 6 satellite clubs.  Two of our clubs are e-clubs!  We are home to more than 2450 members.   Read more here.
 
 
Rotarians In Action
 
 
Tickets Fore Charity
 
 
Pass the Cactus
 
 
 
 
 
Barry Rassin, selected as RIPE read more here.
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
September 2017 News
Led by District Governor Loralli Johnson, our Interact District 5495, with its 90 Interact clubs, will be sponsoring two major conferences this year for Interact and Rotaract clubs. The Fall Leadership Conference is being hosted by the dynamic Interact Club of Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix on Saturday, November 4. The fifth annual Interact District Conference will be hosted by the Interact Club of Perry High School in Gilbert on Saturday, February 24, and is expected to have a record 500 registrations.
Whether you agree or disagree, social media is an important part of the world that we live in today. It really depends on how we choose to use it. Social media provides a platform for sharing thoughts, ideas and, in some instances, it is a mechanism for change. It has become a communication tool spanning not only cities and states, but countries and continents. For these reasons, it is important for us as Rotarians to embrace this opportunity and use these tools to our advantage.
Led by District Governor Loralli Johnson, our Interact District 5495, with its 90 Interact clubs, will be sponsoring two major conferences this year for Interact and Rotaract clubs. The Fall Leadership Conference is being hosted by the dynamic Interact Club of Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix on Saturday, November 4. The fifth annual Interact District Conference will be hosted by the Interact Club of Perry High School in Gilbert on Saturday, February 24, and is expected to have a record 500 registrations.
September has been off to a good start for our Youth Exchange Students! Over Labor Day weekend, our inbounds and a handful of volunteers and ROTEX traveled to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Students hiked Cathedral Rock, participated in a service project cleaning up a local school, networked with Rotarians and explored one of the natural wonders of the world. A big THANK YOU to the Bill Family, Rotary Club of Sedona and Grand Canyon Rotary Club for making this special weekend happen. 
On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Peoria Rotary Club hosted a ceremony, led by PDG Chuck Fitzgerald, in recognition of the International Day of Peace. The club's "Peoria Peace Initiative" partners with the Peoria Unified School District and the City of Peoria to encourage conversations and actions in the pursuit of peace in our homes, our neighborhoods, our schools, our city, and around the world. A press release was distributed by the school district to announce the ceremony (see photo).
The third-annual Tour De Tonopah will take place Saturday, October 28, offering rides ranging from 13 to 60 miles surrounded by the peaceful desert and beautiful Saddle Mountains.
 
To reach the 300-rider goal, the Buckeye and Goodyear White Tanks clubs are offering $10 per rider to clubs who provide a team of at least five riders. More riders means more funding for your club!
District 5495's FIRST Rotary Foundation Dinner Celebration is coming up on November 4th. Let's make it a grand occasion with a BIG turn-out from our clubs! This is our Foundation and our biggest tool to "Do Good in the World"! Join your Rotary friends to celebrate the "Abundant Harvest" our Rotary Foundation provides near and far. Register today and be sure to bring another club member with you!