July was an intense month of 16 official club visits to clubs all around the district. It has been my pleasure to see the wonderful diversity of our clubs. Each has a different personality and priorities. The common bond though is the values of Rotary that bind all of us together to do good in the world. A consistent goal of each club is to find ways to connect . . . with their communities, with each other and with the Rotary world. It was clear to me everywhere I went that Rotarians in our district genuinely enjoy each other – Rotary fellowship is alive and well in Missouri.
There are many fund raisers being planned, community projects being organized and connections being made to launch global projects through the Rotary network. Future updates will include reporting on the good that comes from all this work.
Presentations to Rotary Clubs highlight the Fall Connection on November 9 in Warrensburg where we will celebrate awards and accomplishments from the last Rotary year and showcase projects and plans for this year. We will convene at 10am and wrap up by 3pm with luncheon served at University of Central Missouri. This is a great opportunity for connection and fellowship, and I hope all clubs in the district will be represented. Registration is available on dac.db.
Next spring we will gather in Springfield at the Doubletree Conference Center for our district conference “The District Connects”. The committee has been at work for months on making this one of the best opportunities ever for Rotarians from District 6080 to come together and enjoy a weekend full of fun, fellowship and Rotary connections. All Rotarians, families and guests are welcome!