Hi everyone, we had an abundance of news to share this month. Please take a moment to read the November 2020 District Governor Newsletter.
Monday, November 23, 2020 Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Howard, District Governor Join your colleagues and fellow community leaders! Informational Meeting Starts at 6pm Let’s Help Give Back to Our Community Locally and Globally!!!! Second in a series of Informational meetings: “Together we see a World where People unite and take action to Create lasting Change across the Globe, in our communities and in ourselves.” Please bring your own unique expertise and perspective to help create opportunities for service and improve the lives of those in need. Join together to inspire one another and explore how you can make positive change in your community! For more information contact: Nicole Slusser, email@example.com MEETING LOCATION VFW Post 4756 located at 12th and Adams Street, Linn, MO We will be practicing social distancing of six feet and the use of face masks is strongly encouraged for the protection of all those in attendance.
Reminder the Summit site is open the rest of the month for all registrants. Most videos are now available and edited as well as the ability to still visit the House of Friendship. Here’s a quick video on how to access them if you need help.
Join in this exciting program to: Learn more about peace from Rotary world leaders; Meet D 6080 Peacebuilders; and Find out how to leverage D 6080 peacebuilding initiatives for your club.
Hi everyone, we had an abundance of news to share this month and wanted to make sure everyone was able to get their newsletter, so rather than sending one huge file, we’ve split the newsletter into two.
REGISTER ONLINE The 2020 Virtual Summit is what we used to call our “Zone Institute”. It is designed to let Rotarians share information, build connections, and exchange ideas about Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Our 2020 Virtual Summit will start at 8:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time) on Saturday, October 10th and will wrap up at 3:30 p.m. when the last breakout sessions conclude. The entire event is online, so you’ll incur no travel, lodging, or food costs. In the morning, we’ll get updates on our final push to end Polio, timely thoughts on diversity, an energetic pitch on “Do Goodery”, and learn how to be better leaders in times of crisis and disaster. For first-timers, there will be quick overviews of Rotary’s Membership, Public Image, and Rotary Foundation initiatives. Afternoon breakouts will engage you with in-depth discussions about our new Area of Focus, Supporting the Environment, Grant ideas for your club or district, engaging younger members, continuity in planning from year-to-year, public speaking, and more. There is no registration fee, so be sure to invite others in your club and district to join you in attending. If you can do so safely, you and others may want to get together in one place to watch on a big-screen TV, where you can also enjoy each other’s company. We look forward to seeing you virtually on October 10th. Who Should Attend? All Rotarians including past and future Rotary leaders. How Much Does It Cost? $0! Where Is it? Virtual, on Zoom What Do I Do …
Rotary youth exchange — one of the many programs for youths and young adults that we celebrate this month — was my path into true engagement in Rotary. My wife, Susanne, and I began hosting exchange students soon after I joined, and the experience helped me go from simply being a member of my Rotary club to being a true Rotarian. Now Rotary Youth Exchange is a family tradition, and a strong one: Over the past 24 years, we have hosted 43 students! From the start, we loved it so much that, in addition to hosting students in our home, we became involved with the program by helping to organize student summer camps. During one such camp, I met Christine Lichtin, who was a German high school student at the time and whose father is a past president of my Rotary club. To try something new during this year of embracing change, I am turning this space, normally reserved for the president of Rotary, over to Christine so she can share her story. My first contact with Rotaract was about 13 years ago, when I was with Susanne and Holger at a barbecue for the summer youth camp. Holger turned to me and said: “Why don’t you visit a Rotaract club? You’ll meet a lot of great young people who come together to have fun and to make a difference.” A few years later, when I was at Trier University, his words came back to me and I decided to give it a try. That …
I send you warm greetings and well wishes. I send prayers of support to you and your loved ones who may be experiencing an illness, injury, surgery, treatment, grief, trauma, or loss. Even though we may not have direct contact, please know that in the fellowship of Rotary we are with you in spirit and wish you well.
The first month has been a wonderful experience meeting you during your club meetings, special programs, installation ceremonies, workshops, workgroups, committee meetings, and so much more. I had been looking forward to meeting with you in person, but for the safety of all concerned I had to limit myself to virtual and outdoor venues for at least the first six months of this Rotary year. While not ideal, the personal zoom experience has connected me in ways I never thought possible.
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her. Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact. “As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.” As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.” Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional …
August 20, 2020 | 5pm-6pm Join District Governor Jacque Howard and the 6080 Membership Team in this interactive and engaging experience. We’ve got new challenges and new opportunities to #GrowRotary so you don’t want to miss it! REGISTER HERE
Welcome to a new Rotary year. Whether you are meeting in-person or virtually, make it a great year, full of fellowship and service. Here is the first newsletter for the year under District Governor Jacque Howard.
Get Ready for a Rotary Year Like No Other with the Virtual Summer Leadership Seminars! Register Online