District 5630 Adventures

Experience Central & Western Nebraska with Scott Where is Governor Scott Going Next?

Touring our District, A Community at a Time

From the northern border at South Dakota, just 12 miles north of Spencer, NE to the southern border just 6 miles south of Red Cloud, NE US Highway 281 stretches approximately 275 miles to form the eastern most edge of the district.  With the small exception of a small “notch” that excludes the communities of Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell and Morrill on the far western edge the rest of Nebraska makes up District 5630.  From Chimney Rock to the NE State Fair Grounds and the Niobrara River to Harlan County Reservoir, our district is as diverse as the land it covers and we will explore is together.

Let’s indulge

Let’s indulge

Wow, where does the time go?  Welcome to the beginning of another Rotary year.  This new year our 2019-2020 Rotary theme has been designated by RI President Mark Daniel Maloney as “Rotary Connects the World.” As I compose this message I am on my way across France on...

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Travel History

Beginning on July 1, 2019 the adventure as your District Governor “officially” begins.  But really my travels and my journey began a long time ago…  View my travel map


Clubs Visited

Miles Driven

blog posts

NEWS: Mojo Blog

I’m going to plan to post as often as possible, maybe not every day, but as the mood hits me and the need arises to share some worthy.  I will share my adventures, some thoughts, some ideas that I gather from all of you, and most of all I hope to have some fun.  It will be an exciting year ahead, I hope you all can come along for the journey as I explore Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and eventually HAWAII!



(Kearney, NE) – 5,082 tickets filled the tumbling brass raffle ticket drum.  They were all mixed and ready for the winning tickets to be drawn.  Before a joint meeting this morning of the Kearney Dawn and Noon Rotary Clubs, ten tickets were drawn to determine the 2019...

We Are Rotary: Advancing Women as Leaders

We Are Rotary: Advancing Women as Leaders

Women account for less than 25 percent of Rotary’s global membership and are underrepresented in leadership positions at every level, but Rotarians are ready to embrace change! Join us on August 28, 2019 from 3:00pm- 4:00pm CDT.Currently, women make up 23 percent of...

Other Mojo Blurbs 

Mojo could also be considered as momentum.  Think about it, if we are not moving for forward we are either going backwards or making no progress as all.  In order to have any momentum, you must have something of substantial force to move or have an effect on another object.  Something small is not going to make a difference on something substantial.  Think BIG!  Make a Difference! 

Word of the day

lu-mi-nous / ˈlü-mə-nəs
1.      brightly shining
You have been called to be who you are – the whole luminous light.
Debbie Ford, 1955-2013
2.      well-lit
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.
Norman Maclean, 1902-1990
3.      intellectually enlightening
There are some works so luminous…so powerful that they give us strength and force us to new understandings. 
Hervé Le Tellier, 1957- .…see more

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week Sept. 21, 2019 …Report (pdf)
Archives for earlier weeks …Click Here

Total Cases YTD ’19 LY ’18 2017 2016
Globally in endemic countries





Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 4, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0

2019 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals) Endemic Countries 62 Pakistan (2018-12), 16 Afghanistan (2018-21)0 Nigeria (2018-0)

Terry Ziegler, [email protected] District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21B/27 ARRFC

When I was at Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, CA (Jan. 2019) we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing the family story of Carl Chinnery, and his family’s perils with Polio.  This is a very personal story penned by of his 89 year old mother, and read to all of us by Carl.  You might need a Kleenex! 

Travel Gallery

Traveling to the clubs is certainly the most enjoyable part of the District Governors responsibilities.  Meeting all the dedicated Rotarians, their families,  friends and community leaders throughout the district is such a thrill for me.  For many years I have made my way to clubs as often as much as possible.  But this year as YOUR Governor, it is a very special honor to make the return trip to visit.  I’m hoping that I can make many trips back over the year of my service to our district.

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