$25,000 in District Simplified Grants Announced

wehrenberg Announcements, Club Support

Construction of concrete sidewalks & Pads at Rotary Centennial Park, Replace & upgrade equipment at local Salvation Army, Equipment Learning Garden and Fitness Trail, Cinderella’s Closet, Computer Lab – FAITH, Boone County Senior Directory, Buddy Packs, Computers/Toys – HEAD START, System Addition to the Chloride Titrator Scale – MFK in Haiti, Bedroom Furnishing for CADV, Construction of/Equip Playground, Teen Mothers Support Initiative, Equip Library / Tutor – Rare Breed, Mentoring Program for First Generation College Students, Play Therapy Equipment – The Kitchen, Middle School substance abuse program, Angel Tree Project

$20k DDF Available for Rotary District 6080 PolioPlus Contribution Program

Raymond Plue Announcements, Foundation

Rotary District 6080 has ~ $20,000 District Designated Funds (DDF) available for beneficial use in the polioplus program during 2012-2013. Checks for individual and club polioplus contributions should be made payable to ‘The Rotary Foundation’. Do not write ‘polio’ in the memo line or anywhere else on the check. Contributions received will be deposited in The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Annual Programs Fund (APF) while District 6080 will deposit an equal amount of $DDF into TRF PolioPlus Fund. Therefore the same amount of polio vaccine will be purchased while yet crediting the contributing individual with donor recognition for ‘Every Rotarian, Every Year; Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member; Paul Harris Fellow; Paul Harris Society. One-half or ~$10,000 DDF will be returned through the SHARE program to District 6080 in 2015 for funding District Simplified Grants (DSG), Matching Grants (MG), Scholarships, etc. Contribution checks should be submitted together with a completed ‘The Rotary Foundation Transmittal’ form found on DaCdb, Reports, 2.1. Mail to: Raymond E. Plue District Rotary Foundation Chair 2805 Butternut Ct. Columbia, MO 65201-3538. The program will continue until the $20,000 is exhausted after which polioplus contributions will be mailed directly to TRF PolioPlus Fund.

Janet Mudd Has Been Appointed To Three-Year Term As Simplified Grants Chair in District 6080

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor

Friends in Rotary – I am fortunate to make another appointment to the District 6080 Leadership Team for the coming Rotary year. Warrensburg Early-Bird Rotarian Janet Mudd has agreed to accept the position of Simplified Grants Chair in District 6080 for a three-year term beginning in 2012-13. Mudd has coordinated her club’s Simplified Grants applications for the past five years, so she knows how the administration of the program affects people at the club level. Janet is a lending officer at First Community Bank in Warrensburg. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and currently edits the weekly bulletin for her club. Mudd is heavily involved in community work, having served six years on the Warrensburg School Board and she is in her fifth year of service on the Warrensburg School District Foundation Committee. As a personal aside, I’ve known Janet since she was five years old. (I think I have an old photo somewhere of her attending my little brother’s birthday party.) In the ensuing decades I find no evidence to believe that she will perform in any way other than spectacular for the District – her determination fully illustrated by having put up with the Pearce family for some time now. I’m very pleased that Janet Mudd will be joining us on the District 6080 Leadership Team. Please extend your welcome and congratulations. Mark Pearce Governor 2012-13 District 6080

District Simplified Grant Recipients – 2011 – 2012

Rita Esterly District Governor, Foundation

Club Name Grant Name Award Amount Branson Day Breakers Computers for Health Clinic $ 1,000.00 Mountain View Mattresses/Appliances for Boys Ranch $ 1,000.00 Warrensburg Gift baskets for Meals on Wheels $ 1,000.00 Butler Books for Hume,Miami, Ballard schools $ 1,000.00 Rolla Breakfast GED fees/Book materials for students $ 1,000.00 Warrensburg Early Bird Books for Ridge View Elementary Sch $ 1,000.00 Jefferson City Evening Chloride Titrator Scale/Medika Mamba $ 1,000.00 Pulaski County Equipment for Skateboard Park/St. Robert $ 1,000.00 Belton Raymore Autoclave for Cass County Dental Clinic $ 1,000.00 Nixa Personal/household cleaning/hygiene supplies $ 1,000.00 West Plain Noon & Sunrise Weekend Backpack for West Plains $ 2,000.00 Pettis County Livestock for House of Mercy $ 1,000.00 Fayette Pool passes for Fayette City Pool (low income) $ 1,000.00 Rolla Provide afterschool transportation to needy $ 1,000.00 Springfield-Downtown Food/Childcare/GED exam fees for homeless $ 1,000.00 Thayer-Mammonth Springs Access Road for Community Garden $ 1,000.00 Columbia Northwest Transportation/Dental/Medical Care for Homeless      Teens (Rainbow House) $ 1,000.00 Harrisonville Walking Path at Cass Regional Medical Center $ 1,000.00 Springfield Metro MAP test snack packs and Habit Store goods $ 1,000.00 Springfield North Food service equipment at Bissett Elementary $ 1,000.00 Marshall Saline County-Dolly Parton Imagination Library $ 1,000.00 Springfield Southeast Facing the Dragon Program $ 1,000.00 Springfield Sunrise Regional Girls Shelter-provide clothes, field trip       funds, extracurricular expenses $ 1,000.00