December 2014 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

Check your profile on DaCdb. Be sure all the information is accurate and current. Rotary Club of Pulaski County distributes water filters The Rotary Club of Pulaski County purchased Sawyer water filters http://www.sawyer.com/ and are distributing them to local church groups when they go on trips. So far filters have been delivered to Mozambique, Haiti, El Paterno and Guanacaste, Honduras. The following email was recently received. We made it back safely from our mission trip in Mozambique and successfully delivered your water filters. Several people in the village we visited worked in the local health clinic, so we all sat together while our interpreter explained how to use them (picture attached). They were very excited and were talking about who needed them most. Thank you so much for partnering with us and helping make clean water accessible for everyone. God Bless, Waynesville United Methodist Church What is YOUR club doing? Let me know so it can be shared with the other clubs in our district. During December clubs will be holding their annual meetings and elections of officers and board members. Isn’t it time for YOU to get more involved in Rotary? Say YES when asked or volunteer to serve. Everyone has something to contribute. Getting social Five things you must do with social mediaAustralian Rotarian Susanne Rea is a fan of eating. She also loves Rotary. Through the power of social media, she developed a fundraising campaign that combined the two, encouraging clubs to host a meal to raise money for polio eradication, Rotary’s top priority. Elevate your …

October 2014 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, District Governor Newsletters

ORGANIZE A ROTARY DAY! Hold a fun, informal event in your community and introduce the public to your club and Rotary. It just might inspire someone to join! Learn more about Rotary Days Rotaract Our Rotaract chair has recently had to resign as career changes have made it difficult to continue. District 6080 is currently looking for someone to chair the Rotaract section of Youth Services. Essentially the duties would be to assist other Rotaract clubs if they have questions. Also, before DG Mike Beahon’s passing he had created a specific goal of developing 2 new Rotaract clubs during the 2014-15 year. As you know, Rotaract clubs are sponsored by a Rotary club. Currently I have contact information for 4 Rotaract clubs. I would be happy to share all of the tools that I have in order to continue with Mike’s vision. For more information contact Cathy Libey clibey@embarqmail.com Check your profile on DaCdb to be sure all the information is accurate and current. If you did not attend the Laurie-Sunrise Beach Rotary Club’s Annual Car Show on September 6, this is what you missed click here, maybe you can attend next year. Springfield Metro Rotarians and volunteers from One Sole Purpose distributed 350 pairs of shoes to the students at McGregor. Click here for the coverage. This is the second project that the Springfield Metro Rotary Club has shared with us. What is YOUR club doing? Let me know so it can be shared with the other clubs in our district. Social media is …

Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, District Governor Newsletters

Rotary Week at Wonderland Camp Thank you to all the clubs and members who contributed to Wonderland Camp during Rotary Week and throughout the year. Whether items were from the Wish List, money, sponsoring a camper or donating time at the camp – it ALL was greatly appreciated. Mark your calendar so next year you can go and see for yourself the wonderful work Wonderland Camp does. The Camdenton Rotary Club sent a couple of volunteers the morning of July 29th to help with the camp. They assisted with the shooting range where the campers were shooting BB guns at balloons filled with paint. How much more fun could it be! They enjoyed their morning helping with that. Hours of service would have been 6 total for the club. From the Columbia-Metro Club, Doug Shull took his wife and youngest daughter on Wednesday, July 30. They helped with Crafts in the afternoon, and then walked around the camp and visited campers. The Warrensburg Rotary Club attended Wonderland Camp on Thursday July 31. Six members attended. They included Buzz Herman (President) Jerry Franklin(Past District Governor) Mark Pearce (Past District Governor) John Yost (Past President) Roary Hutt (Service Chairman) and Ken Messer (Past District Governor) They toured the facilities, helped the campers fish and has lunch with them and presented them with a check for $650 to sponsor a camper. The Jefferson City West Club helped make tie-Dye t-shirts for about 30 camp participants as well as delivered about $250 worth of donated supplies from members of …

August 2014 Rotary District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, 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. …

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 …

September 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly District 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 …

August 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly District 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 …