Fellow Rotarians – As District Governor-Elect, my wife, Ann, and I will be representing District 6080 at the International Assembly in San Diego January 15-21, 2012. Over 500 other Governor-Elects from all over the world will be in attendance. One of the traditions of the Assembly is for spouses and friends to set-up a Cultural Exchange Contest table, in which participants can win small items representing Rotary communities from around the world. My wife has been asked to collect 40 items from throughout District 6080 that can be used as prizes. I ask for your help. If you have club members who produce or provide small items that would provide a glimpse of 6080’s cultural environment, I would appreciate it if you could package a few samples up and send it to us here in Warrensburg. We will then package the items for shipment to San Diego where they will be distributed to Rotarians from throughout the world. Items such as promotional ball caps, t-shirts, packaged spices, promotional key chains, localized Christmas ornaments (non-breakable, please), promotional water bottles, note pads, non-perishable packaged foods…you get the idea. Make sure they promote District 6080 entities in some way and that they are not too difficult to pack and ship. Send you items to: Mark Pearce Att: Rotary Cultural Exchange 174 SE 500 Road Warrensburg, MO. 64093 Thank you for helping to spread cheer from District 6080 to the entire Rotary world!