2017 District Conference

Dick Mazanec Announcements, Club Support

ALL Rotarians are invited to attend the Rotary District 6080 Conference Saturday, October 28 and Sunday morning, October 29, 2017 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark. Lodging rates per night: Standard rooms, $110.00 plus tax. Other rooms, $130.00 and $150.00. For room reservations, call 888-265-5500. Deadline for making reservations at the Conference rate is October 20, 2017. Be sure to ask for the Rotary International District 6080 Conference rate. To register go to DaCdb Calendar. Also, Sunday morning, October 29 District Grant Management Seminar for 2018-19. The Lodge of Four Seasons. 9:00-1030 AM. (Mandatory for 2018 District Simplified Grants) No fee. Register at the seminar. At least two members from your club MUST ATTEND in order to be eligible for a 2018-2019 District Simplified Grant. Hope to see you at the District Conference October 28 & 29. ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE Dick Mazanec Rotary District 6080 Secretary


Rotary District 6080 Secretary’s October 1, 2017 Memo

Dick Mazanec Announcements, Club Support, Foundation

One-fourth of this Rotary year has already gone by. I hope your committees are all functioning and your club is busy with projects. A busy club retains members and grows. Continue to encourage your members to donate to The Rotary Foundation – $100 per member per year – and PolioPlus – at least $25 per member per year. Every Rotarian Every Year. Secretaries – Please submit your monthly attendance to RI by the 15th of the following month. OCTOBER Economic and Community Development Month 24 World Polio Day Host an event in your community to spread the good news about Rotary’s major role in the eradication of polio. Go to www.endpolio.org for resources. 28-29 District 6080 Conference The Lodge of Four Seasons, 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark. Lodging rates per night: Standard rooms, $110.00 plus tax. Other rooms, $130.00 and $150.00. For room reservations, call 888-265-5500. Deadline for making reservations at the Conference rate is October 20, 2017. Be sure to ask for the Rotary International District 6080 Conference rate. NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR CONFERENCE. PAY FOR MEALS ONLY. Register NOW for District Fall Conference or send your regrets that you cannot attend by clicking here. Register NOW for District Grant Management Seminar for 2018-19 or send your regrets that you cannot attend. 29 District Grant Management Seminar for 2018-19. The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. 9:00-1030 AM. (Mandatory for 2018 District Simplified Grants) No fee. Register at the seminar. At least two members MUST ATTEND to be eligible for 2018 District Simplified …

Columbia: from left, (front row) Linda Ladd, Margie Meyer, Jody Rae Miller; (back row) Neil Carr, Bob Churchill, Mike Randerson, Marty Walker, John French, Al Tacker and Melvin Platt.

Rotarians Attend Leadership Training

Mary Ann Beahon Announcements, Club Support, Training

Rotarians from District 6080 attended the Club Leadership Mega-Training Seminar April 29 in Osage Beach, led by District Governor-Elect Melvin Platt of Columbia. “In spite of illness, accidents to family members, and the inclement weather, we had 80 persons in attendance at the training seminar,” Platt said. “I am just delighted beyond words that we had so many Rotarians attend. This may be one of largest attendances we have had at this particular training session in recent memory.” During the daylong leadership training, participants learned more about various Rotary programs, including youth services, community service, international service, enhancing public image, attracting and keeping members, the Rotary Foundation, polio eradication and visioning. In addition, breakout sessions were conducted for presidents-elect and president-nominees, secretaries, treasurers, membership chairs, Foundation chairs, public relations chairs and service chairs.

Rotary Council on Legislation

Sherry Nielsen Club Support

On April 22-26 it was my honor to serve District 6080 in Chicago at the Council on Legislation that meets every three years. The week long session involved delegates from the 532 Districts world-wide addressing, discussing and deciding on suggested pieces of legislation that had been submitted by clubs and districts.


Rotary Club Visioning

Carla McDaniel Club Support, Training

Having just returned from the District Conference, I feel it’s the perfect time to share a recap on club visioning. If you attended the conference, you’re likely still on an emotional high just like me. And that’s the feeling that vision facilitators and club participants have at the end of a visioning event. If your club has not taken the visioning plunge, I encourage you to contact District Governor Mark Pearce, your Assistant Governor, or me to explore the opportunity. I believe you will agree with the 28 of our district’s 50 clubs that have hosted a visioning event thus far and the almost 30 vision facilitators; you’ll not regret the time spent sharing ideas and dreaming big for your Rotary club’s future. Since early 2010, our Immediate Past District Governor Rita Esterly had a dream to bring the vision facilitation program to District 6080. By the fall of 2010, training had taken place and we were well on our way to providing this resource to our clubs. During late 2010, early 2011 and into the next Rotary year, 25 clubs plus the district hosted visioning to gather consensus, build continuity and provide consistency. Club visioning offers a management resource to clubs and defines a shared commitment, provides long-term direction, creates a framework to establish goals and objectives, and optimizes the clubs’ use of resources. Your club may already have many of these aspects addressed through strategic planning. Club visioning is the resource to use when you are ready to gather ideas and embark on …

$25,000 in District Simplified Grants Announced

wehrenberg Announcements, Club Support

Construction of concrete sidewalks & Pads at Rotary Centennial Park, Replace & upgrade equipment at local Salvation Army, Equipment Learning Garden and Fitness Trail, Cinderella’s Closet, Computer Lab – FAITH, Boone County Senior Directory, Buddy Packs, Computers/Toys – HEAD START, System Addition to the Chloride Titrator Scale – MFK in Haiti, Bedroom Furnishing for CADV, Construction of/Equip Playground, Teen Mothers Support Initiative, Equip Library / Tutor – Rare Breed, Mentoring Program for First Generation College Students, Play Therapy Equipment – The Kitchen, Middle School substance abuse program, Angel Tree Project

December 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly Announcements, Club Support, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

FAMILY MONTH Rita Esterly, District Governor SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ROTARY DISTRICT 6080 Family of Rotary Shawn Pingleton, Assistant District Governor “So…. Honey” is how I often present an idea I want to run by my lovely bride and this day was no different. “So…. Honey, how do you feel about hosting an exchange student next year?” Knowing that she and our daughters would be just as involved as I would in this Rotary adventure, I needed to get their okay before agreeing to host a student. As a family, we weighed the pros and cons and easily determined that the pros outweighed the cons and agreed to take on a new family member for a portion of the next year. What a great decision for our family! We now have another wonderful family member, and it has been a great Rotary experience. As Rotarians, we get the opportunity to serve in several ways both locally and abroad. Rotary provides several avenues to serve our fellow man as individuals, as clubs and as families. Every time we serve, whether it is for a day at a local level or a few weeks at an international level, our family is affected by that service. Our families are touched by these opportunities, either directly or through our Rotary experiences. Whatever may affect change in us, ultimately affects change in our family. Why not invite your family to become involved in some form or fashion with your Rotary club? Invite them to a fundraiser, either to participate or to …

November 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly Announcements, Club Support, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

11-11-11 Party Rotary Foundation Banquet Have you ever thought of becoming a Benefactor, a Bequest Society member, a Paul Harris Society member, or a Major Donor, but was not quite sure what was required of you? Well, come to the 11-11-11 Party and Carl Chinnery (lovingly known as Dr. Seuss) will tell you all about how easy it is to become one. In fact, if you want to sign up that night, you will be invited to an Afterglow Party where there will be surprises and prizes. Come have fun with us that evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner in an exquisite setting at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Spend the night in one of the most elegant hotels in Missouri for a really good rate. What a date night this would be. Impress your spouse and celebrate the District that was number two in Annual Fund giving and number three in Polio contributions in our Zone. We have a lot to be proud about and we hope to do even better with the Permanent Fund at the Afterglow Party. Go to DaCdb right now and sign up to join this great party. See you at the Lake soon. The Rotary Foundation By Dick Mazanec, Assistant District Governor, Rolla Breakfast Club November is The Rotary Foundation Month. What is The Foundation? Why should I contribute? It is half of the Presidential Citation Award. In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the …

Calendar Update

Rita Esterly Club Support

October: Vocational Service Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from District 2120 in Italy arrives in St. Louis: October 2, 2011 GSE Team Leader applications due: October 1, 2011 Youth Exchange preliminary applications for 2012-2013 due: October 15, 2011 Polio Walk: October 24, 2011 Rotary Reunion/District Conference in Jefferson City: October 21-22 November: Rotary Foundation GSE Team Member applications deadline: November 1, 2011 The Rotary Foundation Banquet: November 11, 2011 Youth Exchange full applications for 2011-2012 due: November 11, 2011 Youth Exchange Inbound Second Orientation: November 12-13, 2011 Form 990 for Rotary clubs due to IRS: November 15, 2011 Youth Exchange Outbound Interviews: November 19, 2011 Hold Rotary Club officer elections for 2012-2013 in your club December: Family Youth Exchange Outbound First Orientation: December 3, 2011 Submit 2012-2013 Club officers’ data to Rotary International: December 31, 2011 Ambassadorial Scholar applications for 2013-2014 available on RI website

Vocational Service by Bart Schulte

Bart Schulte Club Support

Some of us may not have been around on February 23, 1905, but the first Rotary meeting took place on that date when four Chicago businessmen got together to network.  That’s right, network.  The original constitution had 3 objectives: promotion of business interest, promotion of good fellowship, and the advancement of the best interest of the community. From the beginning Rotary has been about fostering business relationships.  Membership in Rotary is based on professional classification, which helps to ensure a diverse group.  Rotary’s four way test (Is it the Truth?  Is it Fair to all concerned?  Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?  Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?) not only provides direction on how we act towards others but is a guideline for upholding the high ethical standards of the Rotarian’s profession. October is Vocational Service Month.  Why not give your club members five minutes at your next meeting to give a “classification talk”?  This will allow the club to learn more about the professions represented in the group.  Who knows, a fellow member may come up with a new idea to serve Rotary and the community.  Another great way to use your profession is to sponsor a career day for young people or conduct a workshop that would help others learn more about your profession.  Rotary began when four professionals “rotated” offices for meetings.  You may want to have your club members “rotate” to other places of business for a workplace tour. You are your profession in Rotary, let others know that …

Areas of Focus for Club Support

Don Alberti Club Support

The District Assistant Governors, the Chairs of Club Visioning, Vocational, 4 Way Test, and Family of Rotary will be increasing their efforts in your club operations. This will give you the opportunity for greater emphasis of service in your communities.