The Rotary Club of Springfield is so proud of our member and District 6080 Governor-elect Paul Reinert & Carol Reinert for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Their generosity has led them to achieve Major Donor status, level 2. Thank you for making a difference through the Rotary Foundation and your leadership!
The January 2018 Rotary District 6080 Foundation Newsletter is now available. In it you will see that the Rotary club of Willow Springs is the number 1 club in the district as measured by contributions to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations!! You will also be able to learn all you need to know about “points”. The current District 6080 Rotary Global Scholar has included a December report of her studies at the University of Edinburgh, studying medicinal ethnobotany, one day identifying a new drug needed to cure disease. As a side note, several issues past an update on past District 6080 Ambassadorial Scholar Gregory Rockson was published. He was a candidate from the Rotary club of Fulton. He is now a healthcare entrepreneur in Africa assuring that pharmaceuticals are distributed in sufficient quantity to locations where there is a need. He reports that in 2017 nearly 5 million pills were distributed to 76,650 patients. His is a multimillion dollar operation and he says he is hiring. We are justifiably proud that our scholars do make a difference and do change the world for the better. January 2018 Rotary District 6080 Foundation Newsletter Yours in Rotary Service, Raymond E. Plue
The District 6080 November Foundation Newsletter is now available. In it you will be reminded that November is Rotary Foundation Month, the time for additional messages about The Rotary Foundation to be delivered to the membership. There is also some news from last weekend’s District Conference. Donors from last year who attained new levels of giving are named. Forms are included for your use in making a contribution to The Rotary Foundation, for joining the Paul Harris Society, and for joining the Bequest Society. A report from Global Scholar Brooke Micke is included. Blessing your good feelings when you contribute to those in need. November 2017 – Foundation Newsletter Yours in Rotary Service, Raymond E. Plue
I am proud to inform you and your club that the Third Panama Project is underway. The process for this last project began 3 years ago when your club made a generous contribution as did 8 other clubs in the District and together we were able to raise $20,259.00. We applied for a global grant and together with RI and District 6080 we received a grant total of $71,259.00. AWESOME!
Listing of all Rotary clubs and the percent of members who are Paul Harris Fellows. Where does your club rank? Listing of all District Simplified Grants 2017-2018. Report of DDF and Grants Account 2016-2017. Listing of requests/needs for international humanitarian grants. October 2017 – Foundation Newsletter Yours in Rotary Service, Raymond E. Plue
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 … Read More
You are encouraged to recognize October 24, World Polio Day. Do the necessary to inform your community of the accomplishments achieved by your club and it’s members together with all Rotary working mightily to eradicate the final pockets of the poliomyelitis virus from the environs of Pakistan and Afghanistan and hence, from the world. September 2017 – Foundation Newsletter Yours in Rotary Service, Raymond E. Plue