District 5060 is an
of 57 clubs and
Rotarians in central
Washington, USA, and
south central British
Columbia, Canada. It
covers a distance of 550
miles (890 km) from
Clearwater, BC, in the
north to Prosser, WA, in
the south. Principal
cities are Yakima and
Wenatchee in Washington,
and Kelowna and Kamloops
in British Columbia.
The area enjoys a
with generally warm
summers and mild
recreation, and tourism
are the primary economic
activities, along with a
rapidly growing wine
Past District Governors Meeting
Osoyoos – Spirit Ridge
District Fall Assembly and AG’s 2018-2020 Training
-District Committee meetings, Foundation Seminars,
Membership, Public Relations, and many more interesting
sessions to help your clubs.
Lake Chelan - Campbells Resort
5060 Public Image
Theme 2018-2019 - ENHANCE ROTARY'S IMAGE
District Governor Sherry Chamberlain has designated
$5000.00 in her budget
for Public Image initiatives within our district. The
purpose of the public Image grant is to help Rotary
clubs in our district enhance Rotary's image. This grant
is not for fundraising events or initiatives. Applications for funding request must be received by
December 31, 2018.
All applications will be reviewed by the committee and
will be advised if the project qualifies for a grant.
Applications should give as much detail as possible
Details of the project
Dates of the project
Location (If applicable)
Who will benefit
Total amount budgeted for the project
How any additional funds will be raised
Which Rotary club(s) will benefit
Please submit your application to:
District 5060 Public Image Chair
email: email@example.com cell: 250-319-4965
On July 16, Salmon Arm residents and summer visitors
were treated to one of the most spectacular shows going
– the RCMP Musical Ride (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).
Over3,400 people attended two sold-out performances, one
in the afternoon and another in the evening. The RCMP
Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders
and their horses.
Their performance consists of intricate figures and
drills choreographed to music. The riders act as
ambassadors of goodwill who promote the RCMP’s image
throughout Canada and the world and help raise thousands
of dollars for local charities and non-profit
organizations. The riders in their traditional red serge
dress uniforms and the beautiful black Hanoverian horses
made a dramatic and eye-catching event.
The performances in Salmon Arm were hosted jointly by
the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm, and The Salmon Arm and
Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association. Rotary has been
active in Salmon Arm and the Shuswap since 1946, and the
Agricultural Association has been around since 1897,
holding an annual Fall Fair almost continuously since
Over $52,000 was raised during this event, with over 500
hours of volunteer service from Rotary, Friends of
Rotary, the RCMP Veterans’ Association, and the
The performers received standing ovations after both
performances, and the Musical Ride personnel were more
than pleased with the performance and horse facilities,
and the involvement of both hosting organizations.
We all get many, many, emails from Rotary and on Rotary
related topics. I’m respectfully requesting you give
your attention to this one. Our topic is the upcoming
event planned from September 20-22 in Montreal.
Formerly known as the Zone Institute, we have renamed it
the Zone Conference. So, what’s the same, and what’s
different. The Institute was originally designed to
motivate, inspire, and educate past, current and
incoming district governors. That has not changed. We
want and need as many past governors in attendance
because we know there is a critical mass of that talent
and leadership that can make an event magical. The
pledge of the entire planning team is that the event
will be worthy of your time and resources.
What has changed. Historically attendance at a Zone
Institute was restricted to those in the Governor line.
If that wasn’t you, you weren’t allowed to register for
the entire event. What we know though, and there are
examples repeated over and over again, is that club and
district Rotarians who have been able to interact with
District Governors (past, present, and future) they get
inspired by them and become more engaged in our
organization. They get more involved. They aspire to
higher levels of leadership, some of them even getting
on the Governor track. (Our organization and our Zones
need more of that engagement NOW)
We decided to facilitate that process and open up
Montreal to ALL Rotarians. We want to facilitate and be
a catalyst for that engagement between our Governors
(and their knowledge, leadership skills, and commitment)
and club and district Rotarians. The goal is that it
will be meaningful for all. The goal is that the event
will speak to all who attend.
Take a look at the program.
Share the link with Rotarians in your club and in your
Come and enjoy the wonderful city of Montreal.
Come and renew old friendships, and create new ones.
Mingle with RI President Barry Rassin and his wife
Esther and other Rotary leaders from around North
Participate in the facilitated discussion group
breakouts. Share your knowledge. Glean new morsels to
take back home with you.
Be inspired by world class speakers.
On behalf of the entire Montreal planning team, we look
forward to being with you in September. We appreciate
you. Thanks for your consideration. Reach out to me
personally with any questions.
Jeffry - RI Director, 2018-20
We have 41 convention attendees registered toward our
goal of 100! Those 41 have exceeded District 5060’s
attendees at both the Seoul and Atlanta conventions!
Wayne E. Massing, Chair
District 5060-RI Convention Hamburg Promotion Committee
Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club - Wenatchee, Washington
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DISTRICT GOVERNOR CLUB VISITS
21 Clubs Visited from July 9 – August 9. Prosser to
1226 Rotarians = 50% attendance so approx. 613 Rotarians
Many project sites visited and wonderful images of
Rotary all over Washington.
We had the pleasure of meeting PDG Julian Agranoff and
Sylvia in Ephrata. Picture shown here (back left to
right) with DGN Richard DeRock, President Scott Adams,
Sherry, PDG Pete Erickson, Jim, (front) Julian and
Picture postcard views at places we have visited like
Grand Coulee area. A view from a members’ house that was
Hospitality from the clubs and members have been
RC of Lake Chelan
honors PDG Joyce Stewart in their community with a
memorial plaque in their entry area to their city. It
was a pleasure to have seen this and to meet Mary,
Joyce’s friend and partner.
The club was gracious to give me her governor pin and
license plate holder to cherish until the next female
Thank you Rich Watson area
governor for your hospitality and thoughtfulness. Our
AG’s have been tremendous hosts!
Rotary in Chelan is everywhere. There is even a Rotary
Peace Garden at the corner of the Safeway parking lot.
This Peace monument was inspired by their member
Constance (Concie) Luna. A very reative Peace pole!
around every corner in most of the cities we have
visited so far. Induction of new members, donations
awarded and Paul Harris fellows being recognized.
Toppenish you can find these free book stands, take a
book – give a book. What a nice thing to have for the
kids of the community.
In Wenatchee, the clubs have worked together to build an
amazing Rotary Park with monuments of recognition, flags
for both countries and Rotary, picnic benches and
shelters and more recently, they are building additional
parking and a new picnic shelter. There are even plans
to add a Rotary Peace Garden area.
memorable and warm hospitality
in Yakima. As well they are proud of the many Rotary
areas like their sports fields. Great image for Rotary.
so enthused about the areas so far visited and the
outlook of Rotary in these communities and cannot wait
for the next club visits this week in Penticton, Oliver,
Wenatchee, Quincy and Cashmere and next in Summerland,
Penticton and Omak.
The longest term Rotarian in our district is PDG Julian
Agranoff at 70 years in Rotary. -Julian was instrumental
in bringing youth exchange to our district in approx.
32% of our district membership is female
Active Membership total: 2560
District 5060’s first governor was in 1943 and we’ve
only had 2 Female governors since.
Joyce Stewart served in 2001-2002
Sherry Chamberlain serves 2018-2019
(Note: nominations for District Governor for 2021-2022
are being accepted until September 28 for District 5060)
Rotary International is probably still 5 years out
before a female president will be recognized as it takes
at least 35 years on average to get to this position.
Women in Rotary started officially in 1989.
Clyde Owen of the Rotary Club of Moses Lake turns 100 on
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Sherry Chamberlain would like clubs to try holding a
Rotary Business Mixer in their city. Chamber of Commerce
does this well attracting many business people to their
after hours mixers, Rotary could sponsor one of these
mixers and tell the Club’s Rotary stories.
Zoë van der Meulen, governor of District 7170 (New York,
USA) has also built upon a tradition in which clubs from
the same community get together and host open houses to
invite community members to learn more about their club.
Her small Rotary Club of Unadilla has brought in 10 new
members thanks to open houses.
“At each open house there's someone who says, ‘I've
always been interested in Rotary’ or ‘I was a Rotary
Youth Exchange Student, but I never knew how to get
involved,’” says van der Meulen. “So many people think
very highly of Rotary but need this extra nudge to
Beginning July 1st,
District Governor Sherry Chamberlain
will be presenting a custom designed pin
to members who sponsor a new member. A
copy of the pin is attached to this
email. I challenge you to earn the
opportunity to wear this pin that will
be highly recognized throughout our
district and beyond. Which club is
motivated to earn the most pins? We will
be tracking this throughout the Rotary
year so please provide me with the names
of your new member sponsors.
Let's finish out this
Rotary year strong in membership
continue our success into the next.
Registration is now open for
the 2019 District 5060 Conference!
Please join District Governor
Sherry Chamberlain from May 2 - 5, 2019 in beautiful
Kamloops, BC for a packed conference offering local
tours of downtown, wineries & breweries, a hands-on
project at the BC Wildlife Park, home hosting, fun,
fellowship, guest speakers and much more!