August 2014 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, District Governor Newsletters

District 6080 Governor - Mike Beahon, Fulton, Missouri

Mike Beahon

Remembering District Governor Mike Beahon

Rotary District 6080 Governor Mike Beahon passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Mike served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Mary Ann Eggers June 6, 1970, and they had one daughter, Kelly Kathleen Keller.

Mike joined the Fulton Rotary Club in 1995 and was president during 2010-11. He was Fulton Rotarian of the Year in 2011-12, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Show Me Rotary PETs Planning Council. Mike was installed as District Governor for Rotary District 6080 on June 27, 2014.

Mike joined the Jaycees in Columbia, MO in 1972. Moving to Kansas, he served as local president, regional director, state president and national vice president. He was hired by Jaycees (Junior Chamber) International in Coral Gables, FL in 1980 and served as area director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He later spent nearly two years as managing director of Africana Breweries in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The Beahons returned to Missouri in 1995 and purchased Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Pub in Fulton.

In addition to Rotary, Mike was actively involved in the Rwanda Community Partnership and made two trips to Rwanda. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a former chair of the Callaway County Tourism Board and a former member of the Fulton Area Development Corporation Board of Directors.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Mike is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Kris Keller; his granddaughters, Brooklyn and Lillian; as well as his beloved dogs.

I knew Mike for less than three years, when he became District Governor Nominee. In that short time I saw the leadership, dedication and love for Rotary that Mike had. He was SERVICE ABOVE SELF. I am honored to have known Mike and able to call him my friend.

Joe Beltz

District Governor Joe Beltz

District Governor Joe Beltz

District Governor Joe Beltz has been a member of the Mountain View Rotary Club since September 1, 1997 and has perfect attendance since then. He was also District Governor in 2007-2008. DG Joe has been active in Rotary holding multiple offices in his club, district and RI Zone activities. We are very fortunate that he decided to accept the office of District 6080 Governor on such a short notice. He has pledged to carry out the original plans of DG Mike as closely as possible.

Please welcome DG Joe Beltz and help him make this year the best ever.

Nominations for District Governor for 2017-2018.

The application period for District Governor for the Rotary Year 2017-18 is now open and will remain so through September 30, 2014.

DEADLINE for applications is SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.

Rotary District 6080 Leadership Academy

On September 1, 2014, District 6080 will launch the “District Leadership Academy Program” to train Past Presidents, Presidents-Elect and Presidents-Nominee as well as other qualified Rotarians to serve at the Club and District level. The inaugural class will graduate in June 2015.

You are encouraged to become one of the most knowledgeable Rotarians in District 6080 by participating in the District Leadership Academy program. Potential future appointments could include Assistant Governors, Committee Chairs, District Officers (Secretary or Treasurer) and District Governor.

It is our hope that you will seriously consider this opportunity to participate as a member of the inaugural Academy class of 2015. An application for the 2014-2015 Academy year can be found on the new Academy web site

Please complete and return it along with the Pre-Admission Skills Survey and the Candidate Agreement to the Academy Dean, PDG Raymond Plue. The Academy Administrator will review the forms and give permission for admission. At that time $125 is payable to Rotary District 6080. The application deadline is August 25, 2014. Classes will begin on September 2, 2014.
Visit the Academy web site for all required materials and complete information:

Do you know someone who would like to go to India for four weeks, expenses paid by Rotary? This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Time is running out to apply.

Group Study Exchange, a vocational-cultural exchange between two international Rotary Districts will occur between District 3132,India and District 6080, Missouri this new Rotary year. The District 6080 GSE India team will visit District 3132 from early January to early February 2015. Thedeadline for submitting completed applications is September 2, 2014. Do you know someone in the 25 to 40 age group who would like to go to India for four weeks? For more information go to

AUGUST is Membership Month

Invite prospective members to your meetings. Click on Download Mike’s Memo – Edition 1, Volume 4 to read Rotary 2.0: A Car They Want to Buy

A busy club gains and retains members. Remember to have fun.

Decommissioned medical equipment and furniture are changing lives in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.


Eddie Spain, third from right, and fellow Rotarians David and Julie Bixler, fourth and fi fth from left, hosted their Tlaquepaque visitors, including Enrique Garcia Vidrio (left), Dr. Lorenzo Alvarez and his wife, Suzanna.

Read what the Springfield Metro Rotary Club is doing to provide critical medical and school needs in Mexico.

What are your club’s projects? Let me know so they can be shared with the other clubs in our district.

Coming Events

  • District Conference November 1-2, 2014 Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Million Dollar Dinner November 15, 2014


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Yours in Rotary Service,
Dick Mazanec