Week 39 – March 27
STAY IN AN EXECUTIVE SUITE IN ATLANTA
The 250-room hotel block reserved by Rotary 6970 at the Downtown Atlanta Sheraton is now completely booked. Because our district guaranteed these rooms in early 2016, the hotel has provided us with some special perks. One of these perks is a 942 square-foot executive suite on the club level. We are offering a Rotarian in District 6970 the opportunity to win a complimentary stay in this executive suite for the All Star Conference and Rotary International Convention. Tickets are $100. We will only be selling 200 tickets. To purchase your chance to enjoy this great suite, go to www.allstarconference.org/suite
DISTRICT GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 30
Applications for 2017-18 District Grants are due Sunday, April 30. You can find all of the information necessary to secure one of these grants on our district website, www.rotarydistrict6970.org. And don’t forget, in order to receive a grant your club must have at least one Rotarian attend the District Grant Management Seminar during the District Assembly on April 29.
Only 72 days until the All Star Conference in Atlanta!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Applications/nominations for the following recognitions are due this week:
- Al Watson Memorial Award (March 31)
- Brent Williams Spirit of Rotary Award (March 31)
- Interact/Rotaract (due to DG MMB on 3/30)
- Zone Public Image Citation (due to DG MMB on 3/30)
And don’t forget to mark your calendar for March 28 to attend the final awards webinar. If you can’t attend, please make sure your awards chair can participate. Here are the login details:
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/810497739
- Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,810497739# or +14086380968,810497739#
- Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
- Meeting ID: 810 497 739
We are a third of the way in on our #100ActsOfGood campaign. It has been incredible seeing what Rotarians do in their communities every day. Please be sure to submit your activities for April: www.100actsofgood.org Be sure to share the website with your friends!
Giving Slum Residents Hope to Improve Their Own Sanitation
Ben Tidwell, PhD Candidate
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Rotary Global Grant Scholar, 2016-2017, Host District 1260
Jamia was born in a rural village in Zambia miles away from the nearest road. As she grew up, her community slowly grew and developed. A well was dug to provide clean water and cell phone towers spread across the landscape. One day, someone came to tell her family about the importance of building a pit latrine. Her father was reluctant at first, but eventually asked his brother to help him build a latrine. They dug a hole, covered it with a concrete slab, and built a shelter over it for privacy and safety. It wasn’t much to look at, but it was their own and they took great care to keep it clean and maintain it.