November 2021
Governor "WooWoo's" Message
Together, we make amazing things happen!
WooWoo!! November is Rotary Foundation Month. As the holiday season approaches, I’m sure you’re looking forward to enjoying quality time with family and friends - I am too!   This also is the season when we reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives.
I am grateful for all that our Rotary family does within our communities and around the world. And, I am reminded of The Rotary Foundation and how it helps power the work we do. It seems appropriate that the month of Thanksgiving is also Rotary Foundation Month.  The Rotary Foundation’s mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. We have the ability to come together and make a huge impact.
I have been amazed to see how you and your clubs continue giving to your local communities as well as to the Rotary Foundation. I know the needs in our local communities are greater now than ever before and I applaud your commitment to meet them.  But even though your attention is first drawn to those concerns, please also look ahead to the future. Our Foundation is very unique in the way that it is structured. The money that you give this year to the Annual Fund is invested for three years and will come back to District 6380 in the form of District Designated Funds (DDF).  Our District Grants are underwritten from the DDF we receive.  To keep our District Grant program viable, we need the Rotary Foundation to be strong and well-capitalized so that we can continue to serve and fund projects in the years to come.  I'm excited to see all that we are able to do as a District because of our members’ commitment to the Rotary Foundation and hope that commitment continues into the future.  
While this month is Foundation month, you'll be hearing more all year about the good works our members, our clubs and our district are doing. If you have any questions or need any additional information about the Rotary Foundation, please reach out to me or anyone on our District Foundation team (District Org Chart). Please show your support by joining me at our upcoming Foundation+Membership Celebration Event on November 9, 2021.
District Doings
  • We had an amazing October raising awareness for the eradication of Polio and moving closer towards our District’s goal to raise over $100,000 for PolioPlus.  Thank you to all who participated in and donated to the main events held last month in our District! 
  • Way to go all Rotarians who supported our very successful District Wide All Member Fluid Station Support Event on October 17th.  What a fun and amazing day assisting the event and the City of Detroit.  We plan to continue our participation next year as an all member District event!
  • Official Governor “WooWoo” visits are almost done.  There are just a few more this month.  See our District calendar for which clubs are next (events/calendar).
  • We have released and made available our new District Wide Speaker list for all clubs to access on the District6380 website.  This is continually being updated so send your “good speaker” info to our District Secretary Lois Halsted (Hartland) District organization chart
  • Remember to share your club’s events and stories on our Facebook page, Rotary Facebook Group.  Also, please 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! 
  Register Now: Together We Grow on November 9, 2020
The District 6380 and 6400 Foundation+Membership Event is fast approaching! Let’s celebrate during this special evening dedicated to our Rotary Foundation and our Newer Members.  Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones and PolioPlus Director Michael McGovern will guide us through fundraising, auctions and new member recognition.  Attend the Gala, bid on special auction items, share a moment with our guest speakers in the VIP room and more!  Register Here:  Foundation + Membership Gala
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.  Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Season. "WooWoo"!!

Foundation Focus 
May is a time for us to review our club's giving to The Rotary International Foundation, PolioPlus and the Ukraine Disaster Efforts.  I urge you to give to support our Rotary International Foundation initiatives
District 6380 has responded by giving more than ever before to PolioPlus.  At both the District and Club levels, we also have made the tragedy in Ukraine a priority by our donations to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund and Shelterbox .
It's not too late to  join the ranks of Every Rotarian Every Year by making a donation of $25 or more.  Your dollars support hundreds of projects that provide dignity, comfort and peace to others who have so little.  Thank you for caring.  To donate:
Individual and Club contributions are critical to supporting the future good work of our Rotary Foundation.  Let me extend my appreciation to all those who have made a donation this year.

Membership Moment 
We're growing our membership!  District 6380 has welcomed over 50 new members since  July 2021!  Club Presidents and Membership Chairs - please report new members to your Regional Membership Lead and your AG so they can be recognized at our upcoming celebration.
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.
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.  See the information below:

Foundation + Membership Gala
               Purchase Your Package Here: Together We Grow                                               

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