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February 2022
 
Governor "WooWoo's" Message
 
"Together, we make amazing things happen!"
 
 
 
 
Did you know that February 23 is the anniversary of the very first Rotary meeting?  It was held on February 23, 1905, in Chicago, Illinois.  February 23 is now designated as World Understanding and Peace Day promoting "understanding and goodwill as essential for world peace."
 
But, the 23rd is not the only day for advancing peace; the entire month of February is designated as Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month.  Every Rotarian should take the opportunity to plan and promote our Fourth Avenue of Service within their circle of influence in support of Rotary's continued quest to promote goodwill, peace and understanding among all world citizens.  
 
Promoting goodwill, peace and understanding can take many directions.  Recently, our Club Presidents were invited to give an update on their club's goals and service projects during my MidYear check-ins.  For me as your honored CEEO, these meets were  educational, uplifting, inspiring and nothing short of amazing!!  To hear about the creative ways our District clubs and members have answered the call for support within your local communities and beyond leaves me speechless.  When reflecting upon what our clubs are doing with local and worldwide service projects which are indeed a part of building peace, I feel proud of our efforts to help others in need.  Thank you all!
 
American and Canadian Rotarians are blessed with many resources.  Your service projects enable us to share the wealth with those less fortunate.  Our District is available to support those projects.  I encourage all clubs to attend the upcoming Grant Seminar on February 26 and to consider applying for a District Grant to expand a local service project.  You might also consider adding an international/global project to your club’s resume to increase your service reach.  
 
February is an important month for Rotarians who will continue to engage in service projects that support peace -- it’s also my birthday month, WooWoo!!  Having the opportunity to serve our District is a wonderful gift that all of you have given me.  I am so grateful for your enthusiastic support!  This year my focus is on our Rotary District 6380 Clubs and members as we continue to find ways to adapt and re-create ourselves while continuing to grow our District.  I urge you all to continue to Engage, Excite and HAVE FUN – WooWoo!!
 
Exciting Upcoming District-Supported Events
 
February 2022
 
  • February 8 at 7:00pm - we present our new District 6380 DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee kick off event
  • February 13 at 2:00pm - our District Interact and Peace Committees are hosting a Peace Assembly for Youth. Interact members and guests are welcome
  • February 24 at 7:00pm - Gun Violence/Prevention seminar hosted by the District Peace committee
  • February 26 from 8:30am to 1:30pm - District Grant Management Workshop
In addition, District Governor Elect Bala Murthy will be continuing with President Elect and Assistant Governor Leadership training in preparation for our upcoming Rotary year of 2022-2023.  President Elects and AGs - please remember to register for these important sessions!
 
Coming Soon
  • Our District Peace Committee is offering their new club talk entitled "Taking Peace on the Road."  To schedule a presentation for your club, contact Committee Chair Marcia Lane (mlane0407@gmail.com)
  • Our District Membership team continues their innovative InspireX Speaker Series.  On March 24, they will celebrate Women in Rotary month with a significant event, “The Impact and History of Women in Rotary.”  Speakers include men and women from Rotary International and Past/Present District Leaders.
 
Newsworthy Notes:   
  • Our District Membership continues to grow!  We’ve added 85+ new members during the first 6 months of the calendar year.  Well-done Rotarians!  Thank you for your continued support of our District Membership campaign “Each One Bring One”
  • Take a look at our new District Wide Speaker list available for all clubs to access on the District6380 website. See our District Website for the most current listing.  https://rotary6380.org
  • Do you have a special story to share?  Get your info on the front page of our District Website by submitting your story and picture: stories/how-to-submit-a-story-to-the-rotary-district-6380-website.
  • Promote your club events and projects through Facebook!  Please set up events on our District Facebook.  These posts expand our social media presence and let everyone in the District know of your successes and more https://www.facebook.com/groups/rotarydistrict6380                                                              
 
Thank you for all that you do!  District 6380, our communities and the world needs your continued support more than ever.  In these remaining months of the 2021-2022 Rotary year, I hope that together, we will continue to Engage, Excite and most importantly HAVE FUN
Yours in Service!  "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!  Our Membership Team and Regional Membership Support Leads are available to give presentations to your club. For contacts, see: districtorganizationchart
  • Get your ASK in Gear my fellow Rotarians and 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!
                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                        

                             District 6380 DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Committee 
Kick Off Event
                                         
                                  Held virtually on February 8, 2022
                                                        7:00 - 8:30 pm

                                  Register Here:    DEI Event

                                                                                                                                                               
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              Plan to Attend our District 6380 Conference 2022
Mark your calendar for May 20-21 and join us at the District 6380 Conference in Novi, Michigan.  This year's focus Is on our clubs.  It's your time to shine!  Every Club will have the opportunity to showcase your 2021-22 accomplishments!  Registration will open in February.  More information available soon.  

 
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