Thanks To District Conference Committee!

Mark Pearce District Governor

I am just getting back home and unpacked after the District 6080 Conference in Branson, but I must take a couple of minutes to thank the District Conference Committee for producing one of the most enjoyable and meaningful conferences I’ve ever attended. (Though some may consider me a bit biased.)

October Letter from District Governor Mark Pearce

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor

October 2012 I’m glad that the summer of 2012 is well behind us and we have greenery creeping back into the landscape – just in time for the fall coloration and leaf drop. In this more comfortable time of year I do hope to see many of you enjoying the sights, sounds and hospitality of the Ozarks, as we gather October 18-20 for the District Conference in Branson. The 2012 District Conference committee has worked hard to make the event one every member of your family can enjoy. We’ll have District 6080 Night at Dixie Stampede Thursday, October 18th – a great dinner and show for the whole family. We’ll have a number of informative break-out sessions for new and “vintage” Rotarians and guests, and transportation for spouses and family members to top quality shopping areas and attractions. We’ll have child care available during the Friday evening banquet, and we’ll have a golf outing on one of the Midwest’s premier courses. But the main attraction is this: You will enjoy meeting fellow Rotarians from the many clubs throughout the District, and find out what motivates them and their clubs to such great accomplishments. And you can share your successes with them too. We’re ALL going to be the better for it. Online Registration using DACdb Printable Registration But hurry. We need your registration in as soon as possible so we know how many pies to put in the oven. Mark Pearce Governor 2012-13 Rotary District 6080

6080 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor

We’ll be kicking off the 6080 District Conference in Branson by providing Rotarians and spouses the opportunity to play Missouri’s # 1 Golf Course* at a special, discounted price. The 6080 4-person scramble golf tournament will be held on the Payne Stewart golf course in Branson on Thursday, October 18, tee time 11:00 am. Rotary clubs may be represented by as many teams as they can muster. Individual Rotarians and spouses can also register and be placed on a team at check-in. Here is the link to the Payne Stewart course web site: The tournament fee is $75 before October 1 and $90 after that date. Fees will include a box lunch. Two mulligans per person can be purchased for an additional $5. Prizes will be awarded during the District Conference’s Friday luncheon. While conference attendance will not be required in order to participate in the golf tournament, it is hoped that many will stay for the next two days of Rotary fun and friendship. We’ll have Rotary dignitaries and plenty of break-out sessions that will be of value to new and “vintage” Rotarians alike. So join with your friends and meet new friends on this special day, outdoors, in the Missouri’s Ozarks. You can register now on the DACdb web site (Click on the “Calendar” tab and scroll down to the District Conference Registration link), or by sending in the mail-in registration form. Mark Pearce Governor 2012-13 Rotary District 6080 * Ranking according to Golfweek Magazine.

Rotary District Conference Right Around The Corner!

Georgia Stuart-Simmons Announcements, Training

Rotary District Conference Georgia Stuart-Simmons, conference chair By now I hope you have registered for the district conference and made your hotel reservations. The conference is being held in Branson on October 18 to 20 at the Radisson hotel. Here’s a preview of what you can expect! After a day of fun on Thursday, we will kick off the conference bright and early on Friday morning with a breakfast session. Rick Tinucci will begin by sharing his greetings from the Zone level. Then we will hear from Pam Hunsaker, Regional Director for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Rotary has a history of strong support for this project, which inspires a love of reading by providing books to young children. Lunch on Friday will be all about Panama. We will hear a presentation from the GSE team from Panama. And then we will be joined by Juan Carlos De Sedas, the International Director for the Rotary Club of Panama. He will bring us up-to-date on our ongoing partnership with Panama and the service projects that we have been conducting. At the banquet on Friday evening we will receive a message from Rotary International, as we hear from our RI Representative John T. Capps. John T. is well known for his humor and enthusiasm for the mission of Rotary. He was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Morehead City-Noon and has proposed over one hundred potential members since his father proposed him for membership in 1968. He has attended thirty-five International Conventions and served as a …

Additional District Conference Accomodations

Georgia Stuart-Simmons Announcements, District Governor

We’ve been asked if there are any Rotarian owned/operated hotels/motels near the Radisson that would have available accommodations during the District Conference, and we’re in luck.  There are: Hotel Options – Branson Here are Rotarian owned properties close to the Radisson: The Camden Hotel has 20 rooms available $74.99 per night. Call 417.335.2555 for reservations. Thurs/Fri only The Clarion has 8 rooms for $93.49 per night. Call 417.334.7666 for reservations. The Brookwood Inn has rooms for $64.99 per night. Call 417.335.2555 for reservations. The Best Western Plus, Landing View Inn and Suites, offering a 15% discount to conference attendees. Call 1-800-828-0404. Howard Johnson, special Rotary rate of $39 per night, good 10/18 thru 10/22; just mention “Rotary Conference” And here is a Rotarian owned resort a bit farther out: Tribesman Resort – They offer a 15% discount to all Rotarians attending conference with lodging from one to six bedrooms. Call 800.447.3327 Some additional options include: La Quinta Inn & Suites 417-336-1600 Quality Inn $ Suites 417-334-1194 Southern Country Inn 417-337-5207 Barrington Hotel & Suites 417-334-8866 Grand Plaza Hotel 417-336-6646 Gazebo Inn 417-335-3826

District Conference Hotel Rooms Full

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor

The Radisson Conference Center in Branson has notified us that they have run out of lodging rooms for the District Conference period, October 18-20. There are many fine hotels and motels in the vicinity from which to choose that will accommodate your conference needs just fine. We will try to see if a listing can be made available but it might take a day or two to compile it, so if you have the time to do a little on-line research I would suggest that might be the best way to acquire the lodging to best suit your needs and those of your guests. I apologize for any inconvenience. I look forward to seeing you in Branson. Mark Pearce Governor 2012-13 Rotary District 6080

September 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

New Generations Ken Hussey, AG for Jefferson City Generation Y.  Millennials.  Echo Boomers.  Generation Next.  New Generations.  Lots of words to describe the same group of people.  What we are really talking about is the future of Rotary.  Now, our challenge as Rotarians is to develop ways to engage new generations and recruit them to become Rotarians in the future.  This may seem like a daunting task, but we already have the resources and opportunities that are needed to be successful in our efforts. First, there are fairly simple ways to engage the youth in our communities.  Is your club sponsoring a student for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)?  If not, consider doing so this year.  It provides your club an opportunity to connect with local youth, and once they have attended, they can present to your club on their experiences.  Does your club participate in a Youth Exchange?  This is another great opportunity to provide another local youth with a life-changing experience as an exchange student.  Consider supporting a local non-profit in your community that works with youth.  But do not just write a check to the non-profit.  Find a way for your members to engage in hands-on service with these youth, to truly experience the impact you are making in their lives. Second, build a relationship with the Rotaract Club in your area.  Or consider starting one if your community does not have a club.  Rotaract is a great opportunity for new generations to begin a connection to Rotary, network with their …

Rotary Reunion: A Capitol Idea – October 21-22

Rita Esterly District Governor

District 6080 Conference Rotary Reunion: A Capitol Idea October 21-22 Capitol Plaza Hotel 415 W. McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 Registration is now available on DaCdb or download a paper version. The District Conference now called the Rotary Reunion is a gathering of Rotarians from around the district for fun, networking, and learning about the programs and service of Rotary. Everyone is invited. Participants will learn best practices for clubs to gain and retain members, will be involved on a district level service project, will tour the Supreme Court Building and the Missouri State Penitentiary, will hear valuable knowledge about Public Image, and will have fun while meeting other Rotarians from around the district. A full agenda can be found on the DaCdb Calendar. Friday will focus on service and a tour of the Missouri Supreme Court by Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Russell. The Banquet Friday evening will show case your past president who worked hard to make your club outstanding during the 2010-2011 Rotary year. A Texas Holdem Tournament and Black Jack will be the fund raisers that evening with proceeds going to Polio Plus and the District Panama Project. Saturday will focus on best practices for Rotary clubs, Foundation information, Train the club Trainer, introduction of the GSE team from Italy, GSE team recap from touring Australia, and New Generations. Tours of the Capitol and the Missouri Penitentiary will be available. Your current president for 2011-2012 will be formally introduced in a spotlight ceremony at the Banquet. Later, a Trivia Night …

August 2011 Newsletter

Rita Esterly District Governor, District Governor Newsletters

Membership and Extension By: Kara Johnson, Assistant District Governor, Marshfield Club This month’s article is focused on Membership and Extension.  How does Rotary’s International Strategic Plan and District 6080’s annual goals fit into each individual club’s goals? A strong, solid and diverse membership helps us accomplish the goals set forth on both the International and District Level. All aspects of Rotary depend on our members.  Part of the Strategic Plan is to Support and Strengthen Clubs by fostering club innovation and flexibility; promoting membership diversity; improving member recruitment and retention; developing leaders; starting new, dynamic clubs; and encouraging strategic planning at club and district levels. Our district has two specific goals which help promote and meet the Rotary International Strategic Plan.  One of these goals is that every club will have at least 3 members attending the District Conference.  Another is that each club will implement a Club Trainer and Rotary Training Program to educate members about Rotary and to increase leader participation at the district level.  Developing solid members not only increases commitment and growth for each individual club, but also develops leaders to work with Rotary on a larger scale.  With involvement in District and International, we learn the tools needed for all our clubs to thrive.  One of Rotary International’s Best Practices for a Vibrant Club is keeping all members involved and informed.  We learn through experience and fellowship with each other. So what can your club do to grow your membership and expand more clubs?  Maybe your club will develop a …