Adjacent Rotary District, 6040, is putting together a Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) to the Dominican Republic and they have extended an invitation to Rotarians in our district.
Rotarians – I am pleased to announce that Springfield Metro Club President David Bixler has agreed to serve as Friendship Exchange chair in District 6080 for the 2012-13 year. For several years David and his wife, Julie, have worked on humanitarian missions in Mexico. Over that time they have developed many close friends – some of whom return the favor by traveling to Missouri to assist in Springfield’s annual Rock ‘N’ Ribs event. I know David is anxious to translate his affection for international cooperation into an active and vibrant Friendship Exchange program in District 6080. David is President of Bixler Corporation, a firm specializing in disaster restoration and cleaning services. Over the past three years, he has served as District Communication Officer and has helped to incorporate DACdb into regular club and district operations. David was a member of the Springfield Southeast Rotary club for eight years, and moved to the new Springfield Metro Club in March of 2011, where he serves as the club’s inaugural President. He is a major donor and member of the Bequest Society, the Paul Harris Society, and has been named District Rotarian of the Year. David and his wife, Julie, have been married for thirty years and they have three daughters – Meredith, Amanda and Whitney. Please welcome David to the post of Friendship Exchange Chair. Mark Pearce Governor 2012-13 Rotary District 6080