May 2015 District 6080 Newsletter

Dick Mazanec Announcements, District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

May – Service Above Self

Rotary changes lives all over the world

Rotary clubs are having a tremendous impact on communities around the world. In southwest Uganda, Rotary members from Europe, Uganda, and the United States have teamed up with a pioneering doctor and two private entrepreneurs to address the needs of the Batwa Pygmies. Together, they’ve opened a nursing school to train badly needed caregivers for the entire region.

Planting a million trees in Sri Lanka

DG-Gowri_tree-plantingOn 26 December 2004, a tsunami slammed into Gowri Rajan’s house on the coast of Sri Lanka, destroying everything inside and sweeping Rajan toward the ocean. She survived by grabbing on to a tree, one of the few left standing. Recently Rajan and other Sri Lankan Rotary members started the One Million Tree Stories project, which is raising money to plant trees in areas stripped of forestation in the disaster.

Photo-Service project with Bob Evans to deliver meals for Easter 04-02-20151Branson Daybreakers deliver meals for Easter Holiday

On April 2, 2015 the Branson Daybreakers partnered with Bob Evans Restaurant in Branson to deliver meals to over 35 people for the Easter holiday. The name of the program from Bob Evans is the Farmhouse Feast program. The meals were prepared and donated by Bob Evans and the Branson Daybreakers and their spouses delivered the meals to community members in need.

Those who participated from the Branson Daybreakers were: Rotarian Glen Cameron and his wife Arlene, Rotarians Le and Inez Gibbs, Honorary Rotarian Phyllis Rotrock, Rotarian Tony Espey and his wife Nyla, Rotarian Bill Rohlfing and his wife Renee. They contributed a total of 10 service hours.


View a copy of the newspaper article about the JC Rotary project CURE April 2015.

What is YOUR CLUB doing?

Let me know so it can be shared with the other clubs in our district.

June 27 Service project on June 27thor a date nearby—as a kickoff to the new year, we as a district are having a Rotary day at the food bank/food pantry or whatever food facility is available in your community to help alleviate the hunger problem. This will be a great way for us to show what we Rotarians are all about—Service Above Self . We are inviting not only Rotarians but also family, friends, potential Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, etc. to partake of this opportunity to help our communities.

27 Installation of Rotary District 6080 Governor Steve Dulle, Columbia, MO Noon, during the Columbia food bank/food pantry project. (see above)

July 26-31 Rotary Week at Wonderland Camp  see this flyer for more details.


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

Deadline for contributions to The Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus for this Rotary year is June 30. Please contribute to The Rotary Foundation – $125 per member per year – and PolioPlus – at least $25 per year. Every Rotarian Every Year.

Do you know how to log into DaCdb?

Go to
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Then just key-in your UserName (your email address) and PassWord (usually your RI member number) to access your district or club’s database records.
The District and Club database now has something for everyoneMembers, Clubs, and District Officers!
Members are encouraged to sign-on and update their own data (name, address, phone, e-mail, business data, their photo and spouse’s information). And, members can view (or print) their club’s membership directory (with member photos) in just a couple of clicks.


Go to DaCdb for information about District 6080 – its officers, committee chairs, clubs, members and calendar.

Go to and to find out what is happening in District 6080.

Go to www.rotary.organd use the Search Box to get answers to most Rotary questions.

Dick Mazanec
Rotary District 6080 Secretary