Serving the Network of Diverse Clubs in Alaska        

Welcome to Rotary District 5010                    
 
Rotary District 5010 covers the entire State of Alaska, with more than 1,500 members and 37 clubs.   
 
From the icy Arctic Ocean shores of Utqiagvik to the Southeast Alaska rain forests of Ketchikan; from the western town of Nome on the Bering Sea to the large cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, our 37 clubs join with the other 1.2 million members of Rotary International around the world who believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues in our communities and across the globe.
 
Our diverse clubs are highly active in their communities.  Most areas of our District have several active Rotary Clubs, each with its own distinctive character.
To save mothers and children, to fight disease, to provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, to support education, to grow local economies, to support the environment and to promote peace.
 
Click HERE to contact District 5010 Membership Chair
 
District 5010 mailing address:  200 West 34th Avenue, PMB823, Anchorage, Alaska  99503

 
District 5010 News  (click on story headline for full story)
Dec 18, 2020
In 2020, D5010 Rotary had three separate and distinct efforts to provide COVID-19 disaster relief and economic help to communities in Alaska.  Rotarians and Rotary clubs were generous in their giving and support to others less fortunate during what has proven to be one of the most significant events in our lifetimes in the past 100 years.  Much appreciation goes to the many individuals and organizations who made it possible for D5010 Rotary to help others.  
 
Nov 18, 2020
Juneau Gastineau Rotary Clubs has partnered with Juneau Douglas High School to start new Interact Club.  Chartered on October 13th, the club has 10-20 members and is still growing. Congratulations to Juneau Gastineau Rotary Interact Club representative Kim Champney and Club President Doug Eckland who worked with D5010 Interact Chair Dan Dawson to get the club chartered.  Congratulations to officers:  President:  Allison Hoy; VP:  Gloria Bixby;  Secretary:  Molly Minick and Treasurer: Eva Sturm.  their first project is helping Juneau Gastineau Rotary provide Gift Bags with gloves, masks, gum, sanitizer, etc. to the homeless at the local shelter called The Glory Hall.  They should do about 75-bags on Christmas Eve.
 
If you wish to honor or memorialize someone with a contribution to The Rotary Foundation, the best way is to use rotary.org/donate and choose “I would like to make this donation in honor or in memory of someone.”  The donor making the contribution will receive gift credit and a tax receipt (where applicable). The person they wish to honor, or the person’s family in the case of a memorial, will be notified of the gift. 
 
Interested in making a gift to The Rotary Foundation as a memorial or tribute to honor a loved one? Give today at rotary.org/donate.
District 5010's first online Polio Plus fund-raiser just went live and with 9X matching funds!  Check it out below and online at https://go.rotary5010gives.org/poliopin
 
Your $40 donation to The Rotary Foundation through our District's "Take Out Polio - I saved 600" pin sale ultimately becomes $360 in vaccine, enough to innoculate 600 children against Polio.  Rotarian Kathryn Beers stunning graphic below shows how.
 
Jump on, Take Out Polio!   Celebrate World Polio Day
 
Click on this link to get started now:    https://go.rotary5010gives.org/poliopin 
October 24, 2020 is World Polio Day.  
The Theme for World Polio Day is, "A win against polio is a win for global health" World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians from all over the world to come together, recognize our progress in our fight to end polio, and talk about the action we need to take in order to end Polio for good.  
 
Here is the link to the "World Polio Day Program" https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day
Following its premiere on 24 October, the program videos will be available indefinitely on Rotary International Facebook and the RI website: www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day (with the exception of Mandarin)  
Congratulations to the D5010 Clubs receiving the 2019-2020 Presidential Citation.  The Citation criteria is established each year by the RI President to support, engage, and recognize clubs that are committed to strengthening their club. Receiving the Presidential Citation is a mark of excellence.

Take Action at the District Level – Take your next step in Rotary by joining the new District 5010 Action Team and helping Rotary help our communities statewide.  District 5010 is undertaking many new District-wide service activities and we’re looking for energetic Rotarians to help implement and manage these efforts as District leaders.   

Starting Thursday evening, September 10, our D5010 embarks upon a major District-wide project to assist communities across Alaska in building our local economies and making our communities more resilient.  A key focus of DG Joe Kashi's year will be to work with interested Rotary Clubs to help build local economies. Every Rotary Club and Rotarian can participate.  There’s no cost involved with implementing this national award-winning, proven grassroots program and it’s open to every community.  Our first forum features experienced State of Alaska economists Neal Fried and Karinne Wiebold examining Alaska’s current economic situation and how we got here. Join us.  A reminder invitation is emailed to club presidents for distribution to members.

 
 
In an effort to keep D5010 information fresh and easy to find, D5010 currently is updating and modernizing the District’s web site, phone App, and other technology. Planned new content includes a list of Zoom club meetings for virtual visits and make-ups, exchanging fund-raising and club project ideas, online on-demand training for club officers, and a library of pre-recorded 20 minute programs that clubs can re-use as weekly programs.