Welcome to Rotary District 6080 Newsletter, Issue 8
This year’s theme is Be a Gift to the World.
Message From The Governor
This month we celebrate the 111th birthday of Rotary. For it was on February 23rd, 1905 that Paul Harris, Gus Loehr, Silvester Schiele and Hiram Shorey met in Chicago and conducted the first Rotary meeting. It was to be a social club with members able to relax and get to know each other. It was to be fun. Members of their club had to be acceptable to all and be considered “good fellows”. Just as the concept of fellowship was the foundation of Rotary, so also it is critical that we continue to provide a warm and friendly environment to all who visit and join our clubs. Does your club provide this warm and inviting environment? Do people see your members as practicing friendship and fellowship? We can always improve at this, but let us all continue to recognize its importance in our lives and the success of our Rotary club. Let’s keep our clubs fun, enjoyable and friendly. And, if you have a chance, why not celebrate the birthday of Rotary this month.
To further the Rotary spirit of friendship, we are evaluating starting a new club in Columbia. Columbia currently has two breakfast clubs, three noon clubs, and a Rotaract club. We are researching the need for an evening club which likely would cater to a different audience. If you are aware of individuals in the Columbia area that might be interested in joining this club, please contact Melvin Platt (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Columbia Rotary club.
As we are on the last half of our Rotary year, I encourage all Rotarians in our District to please continue your efforts helping your presidents achieve the Presidential and Governor Citations for your club. These goals will help make your clubs better for future members. Increasing your number of engaged members and increasing foundation contributions are the true keys to achieving Service Above Self which is what we all aspire to.
Finally, I want to express my sincere thanks to Chalice Jeffries (Warrensburg) for the excellent work she has done as Assistant Governor. Bob Bajorin (Warrensburg) has now taken over for her, and we thank Bob for stepping up and showing his Service Above Self.
Sincerely yours in Rotary,
Please send me articles about YOUR club activities. If their is a deadline for your project or event we will print the article for up to three months in advance so that everyone is aware of it. I must receive your article by the 20th of the month for it to appear in the following month’s Newsletter.
Rotary District 6080 Secretary