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April 2022
 
Governor "WooWoo's" Message
 
"Together, we make amazing things happen!"
 
 
 

Saving Mothers and Children - Rotary International's April Focus

This month, Rotary International spotlights our goal of improving maternal and child health. In many parts of the world, mothers and children face survival challenges that most of us cannot comprehend. The risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth or from related causes is about 120 times higher for a woman in a low-income country than that of a woman living in a high-income country. While it is encouraging that infant mortality rates are declining globally, the grim fact is that 4 million babies die within their first year of life every year.  An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Rotary International works to expand access to quality care which gives mothers and children everywhere the same opportunities for a healthy future.
 
We continue to witness the devastating impact of conflict and war on mothers, children and families.  Millions of people have been ripped away from their homes and separated from loved ones.  The recent developments in Ukraine once again bring this fact to light in a sobering way.  I urge you to look for ways to support those who have been displaced during the recent Ukraine disaster. When we remember our greatest strength — how Rotary Serves to Change Lives — we can begin to find solutions. Through our creativity, our resources, our dedication, and our networks, Rotary can and will open relief channels for those who face these challenges.
 
With conflict, war, hunger and poverty afflicting much of the world, our District 6380 focus on peace is timely and important.  We invite our Rotary family and friends to attend our upcoming District Supported Environmental workdays in both the US and Canada as well the multi-District Peace Conference in September.  
 
Let's be grateful for what we still have in our country and remember how we as Rotarians have contributed to easing the pathway for the less fortunate .  Our annual District Conference will highlight what we've achieved and celebrate our successes.  This year my focus has been to Engage, Excite and Have Fun.  Our District Conference will reflect that focus!   You as Rotarians have worked hard to be innovative, resourceful and productive during this prolonged pandemic while  never forgetting the Rotary focus of "Serving to Change Lives."
 
I am proud of our Rotary family and honored to lead District 6380 as  your current Governor or as I like to say, your “CEEO Chief Encouragement and Excitement Officer” for 2021-2022.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity!
 
District Conference Spotlight:
 
We're celebrating all clubs and all members on May 20 and 21st! 
 
Join us in Paradise! (Paradise Park in Novi, that is) for Rotary Golf, Games, Special Peace Dedications, a great dinner plus our distinguished guest speaker, US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.  Friday night, May 20, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
 
On Saturday, we’re at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.  We will be enjoying the Conference House of Friendship (WooWoo’s Club Hub) where every Club and District Committee can display and share information about their club, events and service projects.  Celebrate with each club as they present this year's successes and learn from our amazing speakers, Jackie Huie on Youth Mentoring, Kevin Kelly from the RI Foundation and our very own Rotary International CEO himself, John Hewko.  
 
You won’t want to miss this conference!!  There's something for everyone during a  fun-filled and informative two days celebrating all that we do to "Serve to Change Lives". 
 
CASH CASH BACK OFFER
Don't wait.  Register Now!
All those who register by April 15 for the Full Conference Package will be entered into our drawing for a $50 cash prize!  Register: District Conference
 
Other Exciting Upcoming District-Supported Events
 
April 23 - District 6380 Environmental All Member Work Day US
April 23 - District 6380 Watershed Cleanup Canada
 
Rotary International Convention.  Are you registered?
Join us as we enjoy Texas style hospitality in the Lone Star State. The Rotary International Annual Convention is June 4-8 2022, in Houston, TX.  
 
Ongoing
Our District Peace Committee is taking Peace on the Road!  Learn how your club can become a Peace Builder Club.  To schedule a presentation, contact Committee Chair Marcia Lane (mlane0407@gmail.com)
 
Our new District DEIJ Committee also wants to schedule club presentations.  To book a presentation for your club, email the committee at: RotaryDEIJ@gmail.com
 
Important Reminders:   
The world needs Rotary!  Our District, our communities and the world need your support more than ever.  It is my hope that, together, we will continue to Engage, Excite and most importantly HAVE FUN!  "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: https://www.rotary.org/en/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.
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Membership Moment 
 
We're growing our members!  Since last July 2021, over 100 new Rotarians have joined our District 6380 family.  Help us extend a warm welcome to our new members at the District 6380 Conference on Saturday, May 21!
 
Our Membership Team and Regional Membership Support Leads are available to give presentations to your club. For contacts, see: districtorganizationchart
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Join Us!
 
 
April 23, 2022 District 6380 Environmental All Member Work Day US
                                  April 23, 2022 District 6380 Watershed Cleanup Canada
                                                                                       
                                                 Register Here for the in person US event Event:         
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50031/event/district-6380-environmental-all-member-work-day                                                                                                                                                             
 
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