January 2011

New Orleans Update

Front: PDG Bob Warner, DG Owen Lusk; Back: RI Convention Chair, Ron Burton, HOC Chair, Subhash Kulkarni
District Governor Owen Lusk recently attended a planning meeting for the Rotary International New Orleans Convention, May 21-25.  The meeting coincided with the District 6840 (New Orleans area and southern Mississippi) District Conference.
DG Lusk joined New Orleans Host Organization Committee (HOC) Chair, Subhash Kulkarni, and RI Convention Chair, Past-Director Ron Burton, in working towards a successful Convention.

District 6150 is one of six districts that are part of the HOC.  This group is responsible for local opportunities for convention goers, including the House of Friendship and all of the booth/exhibits, Host Hospitality night, The Sounds of the South concert, Food, Fun, Fellowship & Fins at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the French Quarter Dining experience.

A new one-day registration, at a cost $40, will provide access to the House of Friendship on Saturday, May 21 and an opportunity to purchase tickets to two of the HOC events – the Sounds of the South concert and the Food, Fun, Fellowship & Fins event at the Aquarium.

Registration for the May 21-25 event is $340 per person until March 31, then the fee increases to $380. 

Go to the RI Convention page on the Rotary web site to register for the Convention and for additional information.

Heart of America Breakfast

Mark your calendars and plan to Wake Up Laughing at the annual Heart of America Breakfast at the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Each year at the Rotary International Convention, Rotarians from the twenty-six districts in Zones 30 & 31 meet for breakfast, renew acquaintances, and have some fun. Be part of the tradition and don’t miss the event.
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10 Ideas for Membership Growth
Saturday, January 15, 2011
By Hummelstein, Sam W.

Retaining and recruiting members doesn't just happen.  Bringing in new members and retaining those you have is the difference between long term success or failure for your club.  Rotary District Membership Chairman, Paul Broughton, PDG, offers 10 ideas to help your club.
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PETS, SETS and AGs, Say What?

Several important meetings have been scheduled to help incoming club leaders prepare for their new responsibilities.   These include Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS), Assistant Governor Training and Secretary-Elect Training Seminars (SETS).

Click the "read more" link below to learn more about these important Rotary education events.
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Lorel's Story

by Sam Chaffin, Past District Governor

You all love Rotary as much as I. Now is the right time of year for us to share a story such as the attached.

This is a personal experience and commitment that grew from our Australian GSE team in 1994. It is great that 16 years later this friendship continues and the Children of Thailand are being helped by a caring GSE team member.

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Building Communities, Bridging Continents,

Owen Lusk

District Governor 2010-11
Rotary District 6150 - www.Rotary6150.org
Email: dg1011@Rotary6150.org
Phone: 870-240-1821