District Governor Henrietta "Hank" Huisking spoke about how other Rotary Clubs in the District and worldwide are handling Covid-19 restrictions and creative projects the Clubs have come up with to raise funds for their local community needs.
DG Henrietta also covered how Rotary Clubs who have lost members due to Covid and those moving to other states have impacted attendance for smaller Rotary Clubs and a challenge when doing a fundraising project which are mostly manned by Rotary Club members themselves.
The time-tested way of recruiting Members from Club Events is still one of the best ways to add Members specially if the potential member is not only an attendee but a volunteer at the Event.
Recruiting from a younger age group also needs to be explored further be it from among members of Interact or Rotaract.
An upcoming District Conference in October (copy of the flyer is here with a registration link directly to District 5500) was promoted to get LIVE attendance at an Event among the first since the Covid-19 lockdown two years ago.
For more of our District Governor's visit and part of Rotary's message, please watch the video at the upper right corner of this screen.
District Governor Huisking served Region 11 as Assistant Governor from 2016-2019. She was an Emerging Resource Leader at the 2017 Zone 25-26 Institute, and attended the international conferences in Thailand in 2012 and Germany in 2019.
Hank is a graduate of the D5500 RLA (Rotary Leadership Academy) and RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) programs and now serves as an RLI faculty member. She is married to Rotarian Peter Huisking of Sierra Vista Sunrise. Together they have hosted Youth Exchange Students (Germany, Brazil, and Peru) and numerous Group Study Exchanges (Thailand, Turkey, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and Brazil). She has also served as a counselor for RYLA. She is currently the District Governor of 2021-2022.
She has a BS in Education from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and taught Water Conservation in Cochise County Schools as a Senior Instructional Specialist for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension WaterWise program 1999-2012. Hank was elected to the Sierra Vista City Council in 2003 and was re-elected twice, completing her third term in 2016. She continues to volunteer in her community.
Hank and her husband have three children and six wonderful grandchildren living in California. Favorite pastimes include reading, hiking, cycling, gardening, traveling, and planning travel adventures with family and friends.
Guest Speaker AC Caswell is a former NFL Players of the Oakland Raiders in Northern California
Former NFL Player, Oakland Raiders.
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District 5500 Governor Diane Ventura Goodyear visited the Rotary Club of Vail AZ on August 22, 2020 by Zoom meeting. DG Goodyear discussed the effect of Covid-19 to the Rotary Clubs in the District.
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Henrietta "Hank" Huisking is the 2021-22 Governor for District 5500. She has been a member of Sierra Vista West Rotary for 15 years. Since becoming a Rotarian, she has served in many capacities in her club and D5500, including Club President, District Secretary, and on the District Finance Committee.