September, 2011 Newsletter
District Governor Message

As I’ve traveled the 6060 district these past several weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some great people and discussing club activities with many of you. I’m inviting all Rotarians to submit any ideas for:

·fund raisers

·local or international projects 

·interesting speakers

·favorite or timely topics

Engaging new members in projects and increasing attendance at weekly meetings offers great opportunities for Service above Self while enjoying fun and fellowship in the process. I welcome all suggestions (needn’t be any longer than six sentences), so that I may share them in future newsletters.

Great People in D6060

In my last message, I introduced Jill Walker, our district’s champion of MOD (Membership Organization and Development), who assists clubs with membership and growth. Thanks, Jill, for submitting this timely challenge to us all:

How do we present Rotary membership in a practical and personal way? This question should be pondered in every single Rotary Club, if it is to be or will continue to be a vital force in its community. Ask THE difficult question. Your first thought might be "Will you join Rotary?” but this is not THE difficult question. THE difficult question is: "What value does our Rotary Club provide to a member who gives of their time, experience and money?”

For some members, the answer is fellowship and friendship; for others, it is the feeling of doing good in the world.Evaluate your Club’s value to its members. As the value to the member increases, so does the Club’s ability to bring value to the local and global community. Keep your message, invitation, and response to "What’s Rotary?” PRACTICAL AND PERSONAL!

-- Jill A. Walker

Speaking of great people, I am pleased to announce that Katie LaMarsh from Club 11, Downtown St. Louis, has agreed to serve as New Generations Chairperson. As defined by Rotary International:

The Avenue of New Generations recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

The 5 Avenues of Service are: Club, Vocational, Community, International and New Generations. Thanks, Katie, for your enthusiasm! We look forward to working with you on this newest Avenue.

Great Moments in D6060

The first meeting of The Bootheel PDG Group met for dinner on August 22 in Cape Girardeau. Composed of eight Past district Governors, its challenge is to increase interfacing between the southern most clubs and their St. Louis counterparts. The most senior PDG in attendance that evening was Stone Manes (1970-71). DG Elect Tim Cudd attended as did I. I’ll be sure to update you from time to time on the group’s findings.



Council On Legislation

Reminder on Proposal Legislation:

Rotary International’s Council on Legislation meets every three years to debate and vote on proposed legislation submitted by clubs, districts, and the RI Board. The 2013 Council’s deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011.Submissions must be received by that date; there are no exceptions.

Legislation proposed by a club must first be endorsed by the clubs of the district in order to be presented to the Council. For the required form, guidelines, and complete details on the how-to process, please refer to the Council on Legislation page of

Meet The RI President in St. Louis!

All current D6060 Rotary Club Presidents and their spouses are invited to attend the Zone 30-31 institute luncheon on Friday October 28th at the Millennium Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The speaker will be Rotary International President Kaylan Banerjee and the luncheon will be followed by informal sessions where you can meet Rotary leaders, share ideas and enhance your Rotary knowledge, and learn about significant projects and programs your clubs might adopt. the registration and information page. Deadline to register is October 1.

Free PHF Recognition Points - DRAWING
Monday, September 26, 2011
By Robinette, David L.

From 14 September to 14 October, Rotary club members are eligible to win 1,000 extra Rotary Foundation recognition points simply by registeringonMember Access. Registrants will be entered into a drawing, and the winner will be announced after mid-October.


Start the registration process by using a valide-mail address to create an account. You may be asked to provide additional information to help us determine your relationship with Rotary International and match you with your record in our database. Within 24 hours, you willreceive a verification e-mail with a hyperlink that will connect you to a Member Access screen to complete your registration. If you do not see the e-mail in your inbox, check your spam/bulk/junk folder.


If you have questions, e-mail the Contact Center at phone 866-9-ROTARY (866-976-8279) toll-free (within North America). The Contact Center provides services in English and Spanish and operates Monday-Friday, 08:00-17:00.