6080 & 6110 2018 District Conference

Kathleen O'Dell Announcements, Training

The Annual District Golf Tournament will be held at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Joplin, MO. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration is available in DACdb The First District Clay Shooting Tournament will be held at Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, KS. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration fee is $55 per person (lunch included) and Hole Sponsorships are available for $300 per hole. Registration is available in DACdb The Downstream Spa has offered attendees of the District Conference a 20% off discount card. Due to the high demand, if you intend on making an appointment at the Spa, please do so as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. Registration is available in DACdb

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.


Enroll in the District Leadership Academy Inaugural Class of 2015

Raymond Plue Announcements, Training

On September 1, Rotary District 6080 will launch the District Leadership 
Academy Program. The Leadership Academy is a 7-month online Rotary education program which trains Rotarians to serve as leaders at the Club and District level. It is often referred to as “Rotary Graduate School”. Well trained club and district leaders, means we will have strong and effective Rotary clubs. This year, Rotarians in District 6080 can “Light Up Rotary” in their clubs by participating in the Leadership Academy program. Applications for admission to the 2014-2015 Academy along with a wealth of informational materials about the DLA are now available for downloaded from the new 
District 6080 Leadership Academy web site at The application deadline is August 20. 2014. Submit your application along with the other required documents for 
admission to PDG Raymond Plue via email to Enroll Today Program Downloads Academy Brochure District 6080 Academy Application Form – 2014-2015 – District 6080 Academy Candidate Agreement – 2014-2015 – District 6080 Academy Recruiting Flyer – 2014 – District 6080 Academy Student Skills Survey – 2014-2015 – District 6080


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 …

Rotary District Conference Right Around The Corner!

Georgia Stuart-Simmons Announcements, Training

Rotary District Conference Georgia Stuart-Simmons, conference chair By now I hope you have registered for the district conference and made your hotel reservations. The conference is being held in Branson on October 18 to 20 at the Radisson hotel. Here’s a preview of what you can expect! After a day of fun on Thursday, we will kick off the conference bright and early on Friday morning with a breakfast session. Rick Tinucci will begin by sharing his greetings from the Zone level. Then we will hear from Pam Hunsaker, Regional Director for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Rotary has a history of strong support for this project, which inspires a love of reading by providing books to young children. Lunch on Friday will be all about Panama. We will hear a presentation from the GSE team from Panama. And then we will be joined by Juan Carlos De Sedas, the International Director for the Rotary Club of Panama. He will bring us up-to-date on our ongoing partnership with Panama and the service projects that we have been conducting. At the banquet on Friday evening we will receive a message from Rotary International, as we hear from our RI Representative John T. Capps. John T. is well known for his humor and enthusiasm for the mission of Rotary. He was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Morehead City-Noon and has proposed over one hundred potential members since his father proposed him for membership in 1968. He has attended thirty-five International Conventions and served as a …

Are You Branson Bound?

Mark Pearce Announcements, Training

Rotary District Conference is being held October 18 through 20 at the Radisson Hotel in Branson. We’ve taken your traditional Rotary district conference and wrapped it with time for fun and family. Join us for some optional pre-conference events on Thursday, October 18. You can participate in a golf tournament at Payne Stewart golf course. A $75 entry fee includes lunch and all course fees. That evening you have the opportunity to attend the Dixie Stampede, one of Branson’s favorite family dinner shows. Then end the day with a reception at the conference hotel, designed to let you have a chance to mix informally with your fellow Rotarians. Our early dismissal time on Saturday gives you a chance to enjoy the rest of your weekend with your family, exploring the many attractions Branson has to offer. The Branson Chamber has put together a website especially for Rotarians, offering special discounts to local attractions. And if you are wondering what your family members will do while you are soaking up Rotary content, you will be glad to know that we have arranged a shuttle to run throughout the day on Friday, taking conference guests to local shopping and the popular “Titanic” exhibit. In order to allow that early Saturday wrap-up, be aware that there will be a full day of conference activities on Friday, October 19. The day begins with a general session at 8:00 (over breakfast), moves into a multitude of workshops, features our guests from Panama over lunch, continues with workshops in the afternoon, …


The one extra degree..makes all the difference.

wehrenberg Announcements, Public Image, Training

This movie was shown at the Rotary Zone Success Seminar this year. It is worthy of all our Rotarians. 212° The Extra Degree, by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson shows you how to see an exponential increase in your business or personal achievements. It’s the extra degree of effort that often separates the good from the great. 212° The Extra Degree captures a simple, yet powerful concept. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. It’s that extra degree that can power a locomotive; or take your life results far beyond your expectations. By taking ownership of this fundamental principle, focusing on a clearly-defined goal, maintaining an unstoppable attitude, committing to take action, and persevering, you’ll see life-altering, positive results. The message of 212° The Extra Degree is clear: It’s your life: You are responsible for your results. It’s time to turn up the heat!