|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
·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
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
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
on Proposal Legislation:
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.
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 Rotary.org.
Meet The RI President in St. Louis!
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.
http://www.rizones30-31.org/view/142has 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
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