New Teachers Welcome Luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jefferson City and the Rotary Club Local Foundation

Kathleen O'Dell Announcements, People of Action, Public Image

Steve Crowell. President, Rotary Club of Jefferson City; Larry Linthacum; Superintendent of Schools, Jefferson City and member of the Rotary Club of Jefferson City; Carrie Tergin, Mayor of the City of Jefferson and member of the Jefferson City Breakfast Rotary Club; Jana Forck, 2018 Jefferson City Public Schools Eisinger Teacher of the Year; and Steve Newman a Past President of the Rotary Club of Jefferson City who provided the invocation. Mayor Carrie Tergin welcomed the attendees to the New Teachers Welcome Luncheon. Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum introduced the new teachers. 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, Jana Forck, spoke to the attendees about her experiences as a teacher and offered some practical advice to the new teachers. Ms. Forck’s comments were uplifting and inspiring. One quote Ms. Forck shared was “The benefit to losing is you get to learn from your mistakes.” Rotary Club of Jefferson City members Alice Bartlett, Christine Ellinger; Julie Allen and 6080 Assistant District Governor Pat Hiatte worked on the event. The greeters at the New Teachers Welcome Luncheon were Rotary Club of Jefferson City members Nick Monaco and Paul Jungmeyer. The Rotary Club Local Foundation, Pam Henrickson, President, provided financial sponsorship of the event. Brown Printing contributed the printing of the program. The New Teachers Welcome Luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jefferson City and the Rotary Club Local Foundation appeared in a local newspaper, the News Tribune, in Jefferson City Missouri.

August 2018 District Governor Newsletter

Kathleen O'Dell District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

Let’s try this again😀 happy August this is Susan Haralson your district governor and it’s Rotary‘s membership and new club development month where is the worlds oldest and most important service organization with over 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs spread throughout 200 countries where we provide clean water to those without it feed the hungry bottles crippling debilitating and disfiguring diseases polio and helps people learn to read and write so that they can compete in the modern workplace.

Rotarians Participate in the United Way Day of Caring 2018

Kathleen O'Dell Announcements, Public Image

A team of members from the Rotary Club of Springfield-Downtown pitched in for United Way’s Day of Caring on June 28 to clean up and spruce up the grounds of the Springfield Family YMCA in south Springfield. They came with rakes and clippers and limb snippers, drank gallons of water in the sweltering temps., and shared a great lunch of burgers and hot dogs provided by the fine folks at the Y.

Gov Mike Parson Attends Bolivar Rotary Clubs Celebration of Freedom

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BOLIVAR, Mo. — Governor Mike Parson made a stop in his hometown of Bolivar Wednesday. He attended the Bolivar Rotary Club’s Celebration of Freedom at Southwest Baptist University. This is the 38th annual event, which included a Veterans’ recognition program featuring the Governor as a guest speaker, a military jet flyover, a community picnic and a fireworks extravaganza. Todd Earl with the Bolivar Rotary Club says it’s wonderful to have a Governor who is still dedicated to the local community. “We had him booked as Lieutenant Governor and when he became Governor, he still honored his commitments,” Earl said. “He still wanted to be part of the celebration of freedom. It’s great to have someone who remembers his roots and be part of something that is longstanding in the community.”

June 2018 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Melvin Platt Announcements, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

I hope that your club is working to win the Rotary Presidential Citation. Rotary President Ian Riseley is asking all clubs to strive to achieve it. I have contended that the Rotary Citation is easier to achieve than any citation presented during the past five years. I believe also that it presents a more level playing field for small, medium-size, and large clubs than recent Presidential Citations.

6080 Rotary Clubs accepting the Proclamation from the City of Jefferson in recognition of “100 Years of Service”

Mary Ann Beahon Announcements, Community Service

City of Jefferson Mayor Carrie Tergin, a member of Jefferson City Breakfast Rotary, presents a proclamation from the City of Jefferson to Rotarians in recognition of Jefferson City Rotary’s “100 Years of Service” to the community and internationally. The Rotary Club of Jefferson City was chartered June 1, 1918. Left to right are, front row, City of Jefferson Mayor Carrie Tergin, Pat Rowe Kerr and John Klob; second row, Nick Monaco, Frank Rycyk and Ken Hussey; back row, Cary Gampher, Ron Fitzwater, Steve Newman and Steve Crowell.

March 2018 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Melvin Platt District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

I hope that your club is working to win the Rotary Presidential Citation. Rotary President Ian Riseley is asking all clubs to strive to achieve it. I have contended that the Rotary Citation is easier to achieve than any citation presented during the past five years. I believe also that it presents a more level playing field for small, medium-size, and large clubs than recent Presidential Citations.

Rotary License Plates

Melvin Platt Announcements, Foundation, Public Image

We are regularly reminded to enhance the public image of Rotary through the use of electronic media, print media, and social media.  One less-considered way to raise awareness about Rotary is through special Rotary license plates for cars and motorcycles.

February 2018 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Melvin Platt District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

If You Are Not Criticized, You May Not Be Doing Much – What a great line to remember if you are a leader breaking away from the buffalo herd! In the South, there are creatures called Blue Crabs. Let’s say you catch a bunch of Blue Crabs, and you put them in a bucket. You can walk away, leave your bucket, and you don’t have to worry about any of the crabs escaping, because when one of those crabs gets up to the top of the bucket rim, another crab pulls it back in the bucket.