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As new Rotarians soon know, Rotary likes to recognize donations to The Rotary Foundation with pins. For most of us receiving our first "Paul Harris" pin is a milestone in our journey as a Rotarian. The Million Dollar Dinner however, is about becoming a Major Donor and a Bequest Donor. Both of these ways of giving to The Rotary Foundation has a hierarchy of pins similar to the different levels of a "Paul Harris". The person on these "Foundation" pins is the founder of the endowment which became in 1928 The Rotary Foundation, Arch C. Klumph. An infographic on these pins follows. 
This brief infographic illustrates the six major areas around which the major donor amount of $10,000 or more may be bequeathed or made directly.
In honoring their commitment for transparency and providing current information, the District 5550 Ripple Effect Scholarship Fund, led and managed by the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow, has provided the following report.
"Infinite Possibilities" what is that about? Why is the Rotarian "?" embracing the idea with out stretched arms?  And what is the significance of the shape of the "o" in Rotary?
So you may be asking yourself, “What is a ‘Million Dollar Dinner’ (MDD) and why is District 5550 committing to hosting one on May 14th, 2016?”
Since January 2011, there has been only ONE new confirmed case of polio in India.  In 2012, India was removed from the list of polio endemic countries.  We are getting remarkably close to eradicating polio globally.  Therefore, this might be one of the last opportunities we will have to organize a trip to India to participate in polio NID activities.  This trip offers you and the Rotarians in your club and District an extraordinary opportunity to have an experience of a life time.  
Explore District 5550's "first ever" Million Dollar Dinner in this simple infographic. Key Components, Choices, Gifts and how to create your TRF "legacy of Service" are illustrated.
This is a delightful video created in 2014 by Arthur Deardorff of District 5180 with music and words to "Rotary Women" by Helen Austin.
District 5550 is hosting a Million Dollar Dinner in support of Our Rotary Foundation on May 14, 2016
What is a Million Dollar Dinner?
District 5550’s annual Adventures in Technology (AIT) Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 session to be held the week of April 24-29. 
This year many of the events celebrating World Polio Day will be held on Friday October 23 and we hope you are encouraging events and activities in your Clubs as part of the world wide celebration. You can also join the Live Streaming from New York at 5:30 p.m. Central/ Time. this year. Check out his link.
Rotary International has undertaken a new initiative – Alumni Relations. Laura Higgs has been appointed RI’s Alumni Relations Coordinator. The expectation is that every district will appoint a District Alumni Chair and that every Club will appoint their own Alumni Chair.  
District 5550 is prepared to receive nominations for District Governor 2018/19

The following link will give you the appropriate form to use
By Bob Durston and John Borst
District 5550 is very fortunate to have dedicated Rotarians donating annually to the Annual Programs Fund so that clubs can carry out International Projects each year.  Global Grants are larger International projects that have a budget of more than $30,000.00 USD. 
Phase 4 of the San Miguelito School in Guatemala was built through District 5550’s Ripple Effect Program with funding from the Rotary Clubs of Kenora and Dundas Valley Sunrise.

Ian H.S. Riseley, of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2017-18. He will become the president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge him.
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