District Governor Newsletter

June 2020 District Governor Newsletter

Paul Reinert Announcements, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

Can you believe it is almost the end of the Rotary year? Here is the final newsletter for Paul Reinert’s year as District Governor, with a message from him on how to end the year strong. And an invitation to attend (in person or virtually) the installation of our new District Governor, Jacque Howard, on June 30 (note this is a change in date from what was announced in the May newsletter).

Share Your Aloha Spirit

Jacqueline Howard Announcements, District Governor

Aloha to Rotarians, Rotaractors, and members of the family of Rotary. Although we will not be together in Honolulu, we can still share our Aloha spirit at the Virtual Convention. Post a photo in the comments or on the Rotary 2020 Virtual Convention event page of yourself in your favorite Aloha shirt or the national dress of your country. You may even see your photo featured in the Virtual Convention! By posting photos to the Virtual Convention Facebook page, you give Rotary International the right to use your photos in other Virtual Convention materials

Rotary International District 6080 Installation Ceremony

Rotary International District 6080 Installation Ceremony

Jacqueline Howard Announcements, District Governor

JUNE 30, 2020 10:00AM – 12:00PM CDT ROUBIDOUX PARK – WAYNESVILLE, MO ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM Who: Incoming Club Presidents, Assistant Governors, District Leadership Team, Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and all of the Family of Rotary are invited! In-person attendees: Box lunches (approx. $10-12, payable at venue) will be served in the pavilion following the ceremony. Please RSVP to Jacque with a number of lunches desired by June 26, 2020. Bring a lawn chair to assist with social distancing. Registrations will be limited to meet social distancing requirements. Virtual attendees: Please register! A separate email inviting you to register via Zoom will be forthcoming. Event Highlights District Governor Paul Reinert’s 2019-2020 State of the District Jacqueline Howard’s installation as District Governor by Rita Esterly, RC, Zone 31 Keynote: Elizabeth Usovicz, RI Director Nominee, Zones 30/31 Special Guest: Representative Steve Lynch, Mo. House D-122 Global Grant Scholar Ray Pottebaum LIVE from Oxford!

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Message from Mark Maloney and Holger Knaack, President and President-Elect of RI

Paul Reinert Announcements

Dear Fellow Rotarian, The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together. We are also leaders in our communities, and these times call for leadership. In many ways, this also is our time. We have proven abilities to reach out and collaborate to offer immediate help to people in need at a rapid pace. These are precisely the skills needed all over the world today. The global effort against COVID-19 depends on actions taken in every country. Rotary has the unique ability to help improve those efforts in every community and every country. Using all the technology we have at our disposal, we as Rotarians can continue to reach out and collaborate on big projects with Rotary clubs, Rotaractors, and Interactors. There are a number of examples where Rotary clubs are helping health authorities communicate best practices or provide needed equipment or support that have been shared with our leaders around the world. As Rotary’s president and president-elect, we have been thinking of these issues very seriously in regard to upcoming Rotary events. As you may be aware, we have made the difficult decision to cancel two Rotary Presidential Conferences honoring our relationship with the United Nations …