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 …
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
Get Ready for a Rotary Year Like No Other with the Virtual Summer Leadership Seminars! Register Online
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).
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
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!
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 …
I know it sure did for me…TRF GSE Alumni becomes DG 25 years later! Jacque Howard (District Governor July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) attends final DG training in San Diego. Approximately 530 DGE’s in attendance from over 200 countries.
Please join District Governor Paul Reinert on August 1, 2019 at Rotary Day at Wonderland Camp. Rotary is partnering with Wonderland Camp to bring you Rotary Kids Week, July 28th – August 2, 2019. Rotary will be sponsoring 30 children with disabilities, ages 6-17, FREE OF CHARGE to attend week 10 of camp. Thank you Jerry W. Franklin, Cathy Libey, and Jim Libey for spearheading this great event.
Springfield, Missouri, businessman Paul Reinert was installed as Governor of Rotary District 6080 for 2019-2020, which includes 50 Rotary Clubs and 3,000 members in southwest and central Missouri. In that role, Reinert works with those clubs to carry out humanitarian projects that address issues such as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment in their communities, state and internationally.