District Community Service Projects

Steve Dulle Announcements, Public Image

TO ROTARY PRESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIRS FOR 2012-2013 Service Above Self. Peace Through Service. These are powerful mottos that we live by as Rotarians. Additional emphasis is provided in a Rotary publication which states that “Every Rotarian is responsible for finding ways to improve the quality of life in his or her community and communities around the world through service projects. “ In District 6080 we are taking these words to heart and focusing on increasing our humanitarian service by making a concerted effort at helping our communities become better. Our current plans are to encourage clubs to participate in a community service project each quarter of the forthcoming Rotary year, and to accomplish this the District will provide a theme and coordinate efforts. The projects will be hands-on service projects adapted to the local community and will not replace any projects the clubs are currently performing but rather will supplement them. Our first District-Wide community service project will be helping improve the physical appearance of the schools in our communities. As you are no doubt aware, resources for our schools are especially limited currently and yet the need for beautification, repairs, etc. are ongoing. Let’s do our part as Rotarians to help the schools by contributing our services to improve these facilities. We are encouraging clubs in District 6080 to perform this project in August before school resumes . By focusing our efforts on a certain time period and with a common theme, we will be able to help many communities and provide …

Dedication of Springfield Wagon Play Feature

wehrenberg Announcements, Public Image

Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board dedicated the new Springfield Wagon interactive play feature Thursday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the K-Park portion of downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park, near the intersection of East Trafficway and Sherman Avenue. The Springfield Wagon interactive play feature resembles an 1880’s-era open-top wagon, with a wooden bed, wagon wheels, seat, break lever and tongue all molded out of fiber-reinforced concrete. The wagon is ADA-accessible and includes a ramp and a slide, and is surrounded by rubberized safety flooring. The play feature was inspired by the Springfield Wagon Company, which built thousands of farm, freight, log, circus and other horse-drawn wagons in Springfield from 1872 to 1941. The wagons were painted a signature green and were nicknamed “Old Reliable.” The manufacturing plant was located one block north of what’s now Jordan Valley Park, on land now owned by Harry Cooper Supply Company. The $50,000 wagon was designed and built by GameTime and was entirely funded by the Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, which also donated funds for the Kinetic “K-Man” and the Climbing Rock feature, all located in the K-Park kids’ play area of Jordan Valley Park. Brent Baldwin, President of Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, said development of K-Park has been a long-term commitment for his club since 2005, when it was identified as a service project to mark Rotary International’s 100th anniversary. “Our Rotary club has focused on kids and making the community better for children,” said Baldwin. “Jordan Valley Park was …

Public Image Success Seminars Set For June 2012!

Mark Pearce Announcements, Public Image, Training

New Ideas — New approaches — What works – Share your stories Begin your 2012-2013 Rotary year armed with the information and skills to ensure SUCCESS in the most vital areas for Rotary’s future by joining us at one of our regional Seminars as we: Introduce your zone team Learn the latest about Future Vision, sustainable projects, areas of focus, progress on polio eradication and the effects of successful service on Foundation participation Share ideas on building and supporting VIBRANT and STRONGER clubs, the benefits of Strategic Planning, increasing Humanitarian Service, reaching New Generations, and promoting and strengthening Rotary’s Public Image Provide an opportunity to share ideas and make connections with one another that will support collaborative and sustainable service efforts Address regional issues and share available resources. Who should attend? Open to district and club leadership, these sessions should be a must attend for DGs, DGEs, DGNs, all District Committee and Sub-Committee Chairs, District Trainers; Assistant District Governors; District PR Chairs. Past officers, club leaders AND other interested Rotarians are also encouraged to attend. Registration fee is $40.00 per participant and includes seminar materials, lunch & coffee breaks. You may choose either of the locations: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 (RSVP by June 9th) Registration: 8:30 a.m. Opening session at 9:00 a.m.; Adjournment at 2:00 p.m. University of Arkansas — Clinton School of Public Service, located in the Choctaw Building adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201 Checks payable to ‘Barbara Finley’ are to be mailed to: Liz …

Increase Your Club’s Public Image

Angie Ganson Public Image

Hi, I am Angie Ganson, District Public Image Director. My job is to help every club increase their public image of Rotary in their Community. We will be working on things such as what to put on your own club website. What is the best way to promote your club. Let’s look at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and other social media avenues to strengthen your club. Bring on the questions that is why I am here. I’m looking forward to working with each club to find out what their challenges are and to help them overcome them. Let me help you….let’s blog!