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Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on 13 July due to complications from surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years.
Rotary is establishing a memorial fund in Sam's honor and will provide details soon.
More information about Sam is available on this RI web page.
                                   ALUMNI PICNIC
DG Barry Fraser (an alumnus) is encouraging all clubs to scour the history of their club  to locate alumni that have been sponsored in the various programs and projects of  our great district, RI District 6380.  Among the busy dates of the new Rotary Year, August 6, the first Sunday in August, is designated for the first official function of the District Alumni Committee.  
No one can join Rotary without visiting a club three times, so this year we used our “Go Public With Rotary” theme, which shifted our marketing focus and encouraged visitors to attend. 
The idea was to not just have Rotary events that were open to the public, but instead host public events sponsored by Rotary.  This was a small change in the wording, but a big shift in results. The idea is to use special events to attract people to Rotary and then get them interested in joining.
More good news here at the end of our Rotary year.
District 6380 Foundation Chair, Janet McPeek (Lake Orion Sunrise), reports that all 52 clubs contributed to the annual fund this year.  This is the first time we’ve had 100% participation in a long time, so congratulations to all.
Annual giving is important because clubs must participate in order to have grant money return to them in three years’ time. Your generous contributions are used locally and throughout the world to make a significant impact in truly doing good where it is needed most.
So how does the new Rotary club go from 0 to 60, well 58, in just three months?
Organic Growth, Planning, Mission and Vision and Buzz, that’s how.
The Southfield area Rotary club was the vision of Brandon Marsh and Kellee Miller. Brandon and Kellee were old friends and Brandon was a member of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club and is a Corporate Trainer for Dale Carnegie. Kellee is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Michigan Works! in Detroit and also founder of her own business, Wine, Spirit and Soul.
You may also DOWNLOAD the newsletter from the Download section of the District 6380 website. 
Several events and activities of local clubs that may be of interest to other district members have descriptive flyers within the newsletter. Since not all flyers are made available to website administrators, please read the newsletter and copy the appropriate events from there for your interest.  Some flyers may be listed under "Local Club Events"on the District 6380 website www.rotary6380.org .
Well they said it couldn't be done!!
Congrats + thanks to District 6380 Michigan USA + Ontario Canada for raising $1.225 million for Foundation as a result of the Million Dollar Dinner!
Bill Gates to keynote the Rotary International Convention, June 10-14
Rotary International is pulling out all the stops for this year’s convention in Atlanta. 
Bill Gates, has been announced as a keynote speaker.   Not only is he one of the most important people of our lifetime, but Mr. Gates has been an invaluable partner in the fight to eradicate polio.
This is your one and only chance to see him speak live.
Be a Host Family
As a host family for a Rotary exchange student, you assume parental responsibility for this young ambassador from another country, to provide shelter and sustenance, guidance and counsel, and love and support to the child of strangers who may live thousands of miles from you. They have their own insurance and pocket money – you will provide room and board. Rotary does not pay any stipend to host families.
Rotary Clubs are always looking for potential host families. If you’d like to enrich your family’s experience by bringing in a Rotary exchange student, contact your local Rotary Club.
Click on END POLIO NOW for more details about polio. This capability is brought to you courtesy of Philippe Lamoise of District 5340 of Southern California. Thank you, Philippe.
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