October 2021
Governor "WooWoo's" Message
Together, we make amazing things happen!
's October already? This will be an exciting month for our District and Rotary International. October is Economic and Community Development Month.  Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.  Many clubs in District 6380 have used Global or District grants to augment their efforts toward economic and community development.  Is your club involved in a sustainable community or global project?  Let your fellow Rotarians know by submitting a story for publication on our District 6380 website.  

October is also Polio Awareness Month.  Our District is planning numerous activities to boost awareness of this terrible disease and raise funds for the eradication of polio.  What does your club have planned?  I am focused on supporting all club efforts targeting Rotary's #1 Initiative.    Please share your Polio events to ouRotary Facebook Group page as well as submit an article for publication on our District Website  
It's hard to believe that the first quarter of our Rotary year is already over.  As your CEEO “Chief Encouragement and Excitement Officer,” I'm working hard on all of my goals which includes an "official" visit to your club.  To date, I have attended meetings at 36 out of our 47 Rotary Clubs with the goal completing my visits by the end of November.  I’m having a wonderful time learning about each club and meeting new and old friends along the way during this once in a lifetime opportunity.  

Sadly, I won’t be attending in person events with our Canadian branch of Rotarians any time soon but I look forward to connecting as we move further into the year.  In the meantime, your AGs will be delivering President Certificates, District Club Banner and marketing brochures to the Canada Clubs shortly.  
Regardless of whether visiting in person or zooming in, I'm impressed with the dedication to service and the amazing service events that I'm seeing from all clubs. Thank you for all that you do!  I ask that you continue to make an impact by achieving great things in your community and beyond in order to Change Lives, Change Others and Change Ourselves.
District Doings:
  • On September 16, the District 6380 Peace Connection Committee held their first meeting with 15 Rotarians attending from throughout the District.  Are you interested in promoting peace?  To learn more and get involved, please contact:  Marcia Lane,  or Judy Lynch-Sauer,
  • On September 29, we held our first ever Rotary Basics Training for new and newer members.  With 60 attendees, we know that the interest level was high.  Our District Trainer, Cynthia Hill (West Bloomfield) and I want to thank all of our presenters: AG Ken Corlett (Dresden), Norm Crain (Hartland), Linda Eastman (Rochester), Susan Ebeling (Pontiac), Renee Floer (West Bloomfield), PDG Jim Gilmore (Livingston Sunrise), PDG Don Riddell (Troy), PDG Mav Sanghvi (Novi) and District Social Media Chair Kristina Schofer (Novi) for their help in making this event a big success!
  • Please note that the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 6380 has been postponed until April 2022 due to Covid concerns.  
  • Congratulations to Tilbury who is sponsoring a new Interact Club.  If your club is interested in knowing how to form a club, contact Interact Coordinator, Mary Sloan (Clarkston) (
  • Remember to share your club’s events, stories and pictures of your NEW banner on our Facebook page, Rotary Facebook Group.  Also, don't forget to submit your success stories for publication on our website,  Send your article and picture to our District Website Administrator Eric Tindall (Ann Arbor- North) Submit a Story. It's a great way to stay connected and keep our communication channels open to all! 
Mark Your Calendar For These Exciting Events:
October 17:  District 6380 Detroit Free Press Marathon Event.  We have the opportunity to come together and support the Detroit Free Press Marathon by manning the water stations.    This is an outdoors event on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 6:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. 
Register Here:  D6380 Detroit Free Press Marathon Event or contact Julie Barnes Mauer ( (248-830-7270).
October 20: District 6380 Dynamic Polio Speaker Event: Rotary District 6380 is pleased to partner with the Literati Book Store on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00p.m. to present a conversation with noted author, Jim Tobin, in support of End Polio Now.
November 9:  District 6380 and 6400 Foundation+Membership Celebration Event: Let’s celebrate with a special event dedicated to our Rotary Foundation and Newer Members.  Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones and PolioPlus Director Michael McGovern will emcee this evening of fundraising, auctions and new member recognition.  Attend the Gala,  become a Sponsor, share a moment with our guest speakers in the VIP room and much, much more!  Register Here:  Foundation + Membership Gala
Now, I've said this before but I'll say it again.  I feel so honored to lead our district during this pivotal year.  Together we can reignite and strengthen our clubs and our purpose.  As your CEEO “Chief Encouragement and Excitement Officer,” let me know how I, along with the District team, can support you.
My hope is that, together, we will Engage, Excite and most importantly HAVE FUN. I’m proud to be serving with you in this Rotary year!  "WooWoo"!!
Foundation Highlights 
  • Increased awareness and donations for The Rotary Foundation through seminars, club communication and the Foundation Gala
  • Increased PolioPlus awareness and donations (this was the largest single year since 2012) through club events and district presentations
  • Our District, Clubs and Members rallied and united in giving to Ukraine humanitarian efforts through the use of District Designated Funds, individual and Club donations to RI Disaster Response Fund, Shelter Box and also through personal donations directly to Ukraine Rotary Clubs​​​​​​​

Membership Moment 
Get your ASK in Gear my fellow Rotarians!!  Now is the time to support our District campaign of “Each One Bring One”. Our RI President, your District Membership Team and I ask that you bring one person to a meeting, event and/or social gathering to introduce them to our amazing Service Organization.
We're growing our membership!  Don't forget to report new members to your Regional Membership Lead and your AG so they can be recognized at our upcoming celebration.
Join us on November 9 at the Foundation + Membership Virtual Celebration cohosted with our neighboring district, D6400.  All new members who have joined Rotary since July 2021 will be honored during the event.  You won't want to miss it!  For more details or to register: Foundation + Membership Gala.

 End Polio Now Special Event
Please Join Us Virtually 
for a conversation with noted FDR author, James Tobin
October 20 at 7:00pm
           Tickets required.  Admission cost is a donation of any amount.
           Your donation will go directly to PolioPlus.   
           Admission ticket bundled with a signed copy of your choice of books
           is also available. 
               Purchase Your Ticket Here: James Tobin Event                                                   

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