August 2014 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Dick MazanecAnnouncements, District Governor Newsletters

Remembering District Governor Mike Beahon Rotary District 6080 Governor Mike Beahon passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Mike served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Mary Ann Eggers June 6, 1970, and they had one daughter, Kelly Kathleen Keller. Mike joined the Fulton Rotary Club in 1995 and was president during 2010-11. He was Fulton Rotarian of the Year in 2011-12, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Show Me Rotary PETs Planning Council. Mike was installed as District Governor for Rotary District 6080 on June 27, 2014. Mike joined the Jaycees in Columbia, MO in 1972. Moving to Kansas, he served as local president, regional director, state president and national vice president. He was hired by Jaycees (Junior Chamber) International in Coral Gables, FL in 1980 and served as area director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He later spent nearly two years as managing director of Africana Breweries in Ibadan, Nigeria. The Beahons returned to Missouri in 1995 and purchased Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Pub in Fulton. In addition to Rotary, Mike was actively involved in the Rwanda Community Partnership and made two trips to Rwanda. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a former chair of the Callaway County Tourism Board and a former member of the Fulton Area Development Corporation Board of Directors. In addition to his wife of 44 years, Mike is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Kris Keller; his granddaughters, Brooklyn and Lillian; as well as his beloved dogs. … Read More

December 2011 Newsletter

Rita EsterlyAnnouncements, 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 … Read More

November 2011 Newsletter

Rita EsterlyAnnouncements, 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 … Read More

September 2011 Newsletter

Rita EsterlyDistrict Governor, District Governor Newsletters

New Generations Ken Hussey, AG for Jefferson City Generation Y.  Millennials.  Echo Boomers.  Generation Next.  New Generations.  Lots of words to describe the same group of people.  What we are really talking about is the future of Rotary.  Now, our challenge as Rotarians is to develop ways to engage new generations and recruit them to become Rotarians in the future.  This may seem like a daunting task, but we already have the resources and opportunities that are needed to be successful in our efforts. First, there are fairly simple ways to engage the youth in our communities.  Is your club sponsoring a student for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)?  If not, consider doing so this year.  It provides your club an opportunity to connect with local youth, and once they have attended, they can present to your club on their experiences.  Does your club participate in a Youth Exchange?  This is another great opportunity to provide another local youth with a life-changing experience as an exchange student.  Consider supporting a local non-profit in your community that works with youth.  But do not just write a check to the non-profit.  Find a way for your members to engage in hands-on service with these youth, to truly experience the impact you are making in their lives. Second, build a relationship with the Rotaract Club in your area.  Or consider starting one if your community does not have a club.  Rotaract is a great opportunity for new generations to begin a connection to Rotary, network with their … Read More

August 2011 Newsletter

Rita EsterlyDistrict Governor, District Governor Newsletters

Membership and Extension By: Kara Johnson, Assistant District Governor, Marshfield Club This month’s article is focused on Membership and Extension.  How does Rotary’s International Strategic Plan and District 6080’s annual goals fit into each individual club’s goals? A strong, solid and diverse membership helps us accomplish the goals set forth on both the International and District Level. All aspects of Rotary depend on our members.  Part of the Strategic Plan is to Support and Strengthen Clubs by fostering club innovation and flexibility; promoting membership diversity; improving member recruitment and retention; developing leaders; starting new, dynamic clubs; and encouraging strategic planning at club and district levels. Our district has two specific goals which help promote and meet the Rotary International Strategic Plan.  One of these goals is that every club will have at least 3 members attending the District Conference.  Another is that each club will implement a Club Trainer and Rotary Training Program to educate members about Rotary and to increase leader participation at the district level.  Developing solid members not only increases commitment and growth for each individual club, but also develops leaders to work with Rotary on a larger scale.  With involvement in District and International, we learn the tools needed for all our clubs to thrive.  One of Rotary International’s Best Practices for a Vibrant Club is keeping all members involved and informed.  We learn through experience and fellowship with each other. So what can your club do to grow your membership and expand more clubs?  Maybe your club will develop a … Read More