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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.
Springfield Sunrise Rotary raised over 2k dollars in 15 minutes at their last meeting for the Annual Fun’d Day festivities! Thank you for being #PeopleofAction while swapping points and playing cornhole!
MARK DANIEL MALONEY President, Rotary International, 2019-20 Jennifer Jones Rotary International Vice President, 2016-2017 Jeffry Cadorette Rotary International Director, 2018-2020 Rich Linden Valerie Anderson & Rich Linden
Last evening a devastating tornado struck in Ozark just south of Springfield and completely destroyed the home of District Governor Susan Haralson and her husband Shannon. Fortunately they were able to make it to a shelter area of their home and were spared any physical injury. I attended the meeting this morning of Susan’s Springfield Sunrise Rotary Club and witnessed the incredible love and support flowing from this great group of Rotarians to support the Haralsons in every way. After hearing of the tragedy, President G.R. Stovall and President-Elect Anthony Roberts immediately went to the site around 10pm last night to offer their support and provide an assessment of the damage. They report that while the emotional trauma of their loss is deep, the Haralson’s are grateful that they were not injured and thankful that the losses that they suffered can be replaced through time and with love and support from their many friends. G.R. and Anthony suggest that the best suggestion to those wanting to help at this time is to send out your support, thoughts and prayers.