District Governor Newsletter - July 2012

July 2012 District Governor Newsletter

Mark Pearce Uncategorized

DG Installation Photos Installation Banquet for Mark Pearce Rotary Foundation Membership Article Community Service Article DG Club Visitation Schedule Twitter/Facebook Links View Newsletter

Polio eradication shifts into emergency mode

Dick Mazanec Uncategorized

Rotary International News, 25 May – Despite the dramatic drop in polio cases in the last year, the threat of continued transmission due to funding and immunization gaps has driven the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to launch the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan 2012-13. The plan aims to boost vaccination coverage in the three remaining polio-endemic countries — Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to levels needed to stop polio transmission. Health ministers meeting at the World Health Assembly in Geneva adopted a resolution on 25 May that declared “the completion of polio eradication to be a programmatic emergency for global public health.” Polio eradication activities have resulted in several landmark successes since 2010. India, long regarded as the nation facing the greatest challenges to eradication, was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) in February. Outbreaks in previously polio-free countries were nearly all stopped. The GPEI’s emergency action plan was developed in coordination with new national emergency plans. The plan builds on India’s success and outlines a range of new strategies and initiatives to better support polio eradication efforts, including: Intensified focus on the worst-performing areas of Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to increase vaccination coverage by the end of 2012 to levels needed to stop transmission New approaches tailored to each country to tackle persistent challenges and improve polio vaccination campaign performance Heightened accountability, coordination, and oversight to ensure success at every level of government and within every partner agency and organization A surge of technical assistance and …

June 2012 District Governor’s Newsletter

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

DG May Inspiration on Giving DG Inspiration: Choose Continuity Lake Ozark Daybreak Raffles Camaro DG 2012-2013 Mark Pearce’s Installation Banquet details Visioning Creates Dynamic Clubs Dr. Jon Hanson heads Rotary Disaster Coordinating Committee New Generations Director appointed Mountain View receives Zone Award GSE & DG attend Conference in Italy AG article on Fellowship: A Core Value of Rotary Calendar Twitter/Facebook Links View Newsletter

Information and Training Opportunity for Club Trainers

Joan Kramer Uncategorized

Please join John Yost, District 6080 Club Trainer Coordinator, for a Club Training Internet Conference on Tuesday evening, May 22nd, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – please dial in at 559-546-1200.  The meeting i.d. is 841-446-125 followed by the # key. Join John to continue learning about the latest Club Training initiatives and how you can help your club become even more successful. For further questions, please feel free to contact Joan Kramer, Director of Training, District 6080, at jkramer@ktis.net.

May 2012 District Governor’s Newsletter

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

DG May Inspiration on Giving PHF Announcement: 300 free points to match your $700 new money 6080 Receives Panama Matching Grant Interact Purple Pinkie Project Columbia Downtown Celebrates 90th Anniversary Fayette Gala celebrating 75th Anniversary AG John Horton on Rotary International Conventions GSE team photo with blog link Calendar View Newsletter

April 2012 District Governor’s Newsletter

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

Congratulations to Duane Sterling who received the Service Above Self Award Do you want a Rotary license plate? How to Double Your Club Size in 90 Days What do you do with your Rotarian Magazines? NID to India photos of Columbia Rotarians Photos from PETS/SETS Photos of our District project continuing to help Panamanians Share the Joy of Rotary Double Points for Rotary Direct contributions Announcements Calendar View Newsletter

March 2012 District Governor’s Newsletter

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

Article by AG Lisa Eimers on World Understanding Month An article on Literacy by AG Terry Furstenau District Appointments Photos from the District Leadership Team Training March Inspiration by DG Rita Esterly The District Calendar View Newsletter Deadlines Changemaker Award: March 15 Presidential Citation: March 31

February 2012 District Governor’s Newsletter

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

Article by AG Lisa Eimers on World Understanding Month Announcement of the District Governor for 2014-2015 SCRYE Conference photos Rotary International Theme for 2012-2013 District Appointments News around the district Article by DG Rita Esterly on Being a Team Player in Rotary Calendar View Newsletter

Italy D-2120 GSE Team

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

Rotarian Jacqueline Howard had a Skype conference call with the team on the morning of 9/8/11 and had a great experience!  The team is very professional and friendly and they will be great ambassadors from their district.  While their English was broken, Jacqueline could understand them and they understood her with the help of each other with translation.  They were dressed in their GSE team uniforms and will be sending a picture so it can posted on the district website.  Here is a little bit about the team. Team Leader:  Rotarian Sergio Sernia 58, married with two children, son 29yo attorney and daughter 25yo psychologist.  He and his wife just celebrated 31 years of marriage.  He is a manager of a telephone company and is interested in the fellowhip of Rotary, learning about our district and sharing service projects.  He likes all kinds of sports and if possible it would be great to take the team to a Mizzou game! Team Member:  Giuseppe Lombardi M, single, 29, Allergic to Cats, no food allergies.  Vocation:  Food technology, organic agriculture, producer of olive oil. Team Member:  Alberto Argentiero M, single, 26,  Vocation:  Biotechnology, he is attending a University and studying towards a medical profession.  He would like to meet professors in the medical and neurology fields and tour a University Medical Center. Team Member:  Felice Leone (also known as “happy lion”)  M, single, 33, Vocation: An agronomist and producer of olive oil.  His vocational interest is in the area of agriculutral related research. Team Member:  Chiara Valente F, single, 27, Vocation:  Winemaker.  She would like …

September 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly Uncategorized

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 …

District 2120 – 2011 GSE Team Visit

Dick Mazanec Uncategorized

District 2120 is making its final selections of their GSE Team to our district. At this time I do not have details regarding their names and vocations, although I do know that they will have 2 female and 2 male team members. I will send this information as soon as it becomes available. Please review the tentative 2 page overview of the incoming schedule. Please note that we will have them arrive and depart from St. Louis this year. We are making a loop from: St. Louis to South Central Area (4 nights), to Rolla/Pulaski County/Salem areas (3 nights), to Springfield/Branson/Bolivar areas (5 nights), to Warrensburg/Sedalia areas (3 nights), to South KC area (3 nights), to Lake area (4 nights), to Columbia/North Central areas (4 nights), to Jefferson City (2 nights) —District Conference— to St Louis for departure At this time we will need names of host families for your area and a general outline of your activities. As a result of the feedback we have recieved from previous inbound teams we are making the following recommendations: a) Please consolidate RC meetings so there is one Rotary club meeting with a GSE presentation; and allow for some informal experiences with members of a Rotary club. Many of you have done this in the past. b) Please pair up team members with someone of their vocation for a 1/2 day vocation specific experience c) Allow some time in the schedule for the team to spend time with their host families and try not to overbook a …

Start planning an event around World Polio Day, 24 October

Dick Mazanec Uncategorized

Many people are unfamiliar with Rotary’s polio eradication efforts — or that polio even still exists. Get the word out that if we don’t eradicate polio now, the risk of deadly and crippling polio outbreaks will continue to threaten the world’s children.

‘Reach Within to Embrace Humanity’ is 2011-12 RI theme

Dick Mazanec Uncategorized

RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee will ask Rotarians to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity during the 2011-12 Rotary year. Banerjee unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2011 International Assembly, a training event for incoming district governors. He urged participants to harness their inner resolve and strength to achieve success in Rotary. “In order to achieve anything in this world, a person has to use all the resources he can draw on. And the only place to start is with ourselves and within ourselves,” Banerjee said. Once Rotarians find their inner strength, he continued, they can accomplish great things in their communities and around the world. “Discover yourself, develop the strengths within you, and then unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, go forth and encircle the world, to embrace humanity,” he said. Banerjee emphasized the family as a starting point in serving others. “The communities we live in are not built of individual people but of families — families living in homes together, sharing their lives and their resources and their common destinies. Good families lead to good neighborhoods, and good neighborhoods build good communities.” Rotarians can focus on projects that support families, such as those that provide safe housing or improve maternal and child health, he said. Continuity in Rotary’s work, including polio eradication, is also important, Banerjee said. “There are so many things we are indeed good at: working for clean, safe water; spreading literacy; working in so many ways with the New Generations, our youth, in our newest Avenue of Service and assisting …

Rotary Club breaks ground on $270K baseball field

Dick Mazanec Uncategorized

By: Geoff Pickle at Springfield Business Journal The Rotary Club of Springfield North and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a $270,000 baseball field, which is designed for disabled children and young adults. Miracle League field, set to be about one-third the size of a standard field, will be located in southwest Springfield at Dan Kinney Park, 2701 S. Blackman Road. The Rotary Club donated the funding to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, which was gathered through fundraising efforts in conjunction with the park board, according to a park news release. “We believe this field will be a major step toward Rotary’s goal of making dreams real,” Rotary Club of Springfield North member Joe Stokes said in the release. “This gives children and young adults who have disabling health conditions a chance to play baseball or softball on a field built just for them.” Mike Freitas, project manager for Joplin-based R.E. Smith Construction, contractor for the project, said via phone that the field is scheduled to be completed for a September opening date. The field would be designed under guidelines established by the National Miracle League Association, which sets standards for fields to be built with cushioned, rubberized surfaces, wheelchair accessible dugouts and flat surfaces, according to its Web site.