March 2015 District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

The importance of telling Rotary’s story

Nisha Kotecha, a member of Rotaract in the United Kingdom, explains why it is critical for clubs to tell the public about the good work they are doing in their communities. Kotecha says her life and hundreds of others have been changed by one of the largest clubs in London. But outside of Rotary circles, the club is not widely known.

How to mix service and fun in your club activities

Evan Burrell joined a Rotaract club when he was 18. His reasons at first were not all that altruistic: he wanted to make friends and find a girlfriend. But Burrell, who did meet his wife through Rotary, also learned that serving others brought him incredible joy. In a post for Rotary Voices, Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, talks about how service can be fun and why it is a wonderful benefit of Rotary membership.

MARCH – Literacy Month

27-28 Show Me Rotary PETS/SETS Jefferson City. It is mandatory for presidents-elect to attend PETS. Secretaries-elect should attend SETS. Both registration fees have been paid by your club. President-Nominees are invited also. There will be AG Training Sunday 2-4 PM. RI President-Elect K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran will be there.

Register at showmerotary.squarespace.com BEFORE March 20.

YOU must make your own reservations at Capitol Plaza Hotel 800-338-8088. Be sure to ask for the “Show Me Rotary Leadership” conference.

31 Deadline for Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to submit Presidential Citation form to district governor.

April 18 District Assembly Camden on the Lake, 2359 Bittersweet Road, Lake Ozark, MO 9am – 4pm For ALL 2015-2016 Club officers and committee chairpersons and AG’s. Car pool. The more from your club to attend the better you will be prepared for 2015-2016.

Register at DaCdb Calendar.

ROTARY GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016-2017 FOR STUDY ABROAD

The deadline for submitting the completed Global Scholarship application to a local club in District 6080 is October 23, 2015 for the 2016-17 academic year. For details click on Rotary Global Scholarships | Rotary District 6080

Continue to work on the Presidential Citation, District 6080 Goals, District 6080 Governor’s Citation and The Rotary Foundation Goals, but remember to HAVE FUN.

Rotary Club of Pulaski County sends Ebola Aid

The February 2015 issue of the Rotarian noted that hundreds of Rotary clubs worldwide have assisted Monrovia, Liberia Rotarians in their dedicated efforts to combat the Ebola crisis. The Rotary Club of Pulaski County has participated in that effort.

It began with the club’s International Committee’s befriending a Liberian Army officer in 2013 while he was a military student at Fort Leonard Wood. He completed training here and returned to Liberia where he kept in touch with the Committee vial e-mail. In 2014, when the Ebola outbreak became known, the Committee reached out to him. He replied that he and his family were safe but that Liberia needed “help from America.”

The club’s International Committee made direct contact with the Rotary Club of Monrovia, Liberia to determine the appropriate way to send monetary assistance and in December a check was forwarded through a bank in Georgia.

Among other activities, the Pulaski County club keeps a supply of Sawyer water filters on hand to give to church groups that are going to countries where water purification is needed.


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LIGHT UP ROTARY
Dick Mazanec
Rotary District 6080 Secretary