2020 Rotary Summit – Taking Rotary by Storm

2020 Rotary Summit – Taking Rotary by Storm

Jacqueline Howard Announcements, Public Image

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 …

Youth Exchange: Our Family Tradition

Youth Exchange: Our Family Tradition

Jacqueline Howard Rotary Youth Exchange

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 …

District Governor Newsletter 2020-21

August 2020 District Governor Newsletter

Jacqueline Howard District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

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 makes history, becomes first woman named Rotary president-nominee

Jennifer E. Jones makes history, becomes first woman named Rotary president-nominee

Jacqueline Howard Announcements

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 …

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!