District 6900 News for June, 2018


From the District Governor

Come Celebrate the Year of Making A Difference

By Alec Smythe

We are hosting our first Annual Awards Celebration party at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia on Saturday, June 30th. All Rotarians are invited, with club and district leadership especially encouraged to attend. This is going to be a great cross-district party, where we can enjoy each other's company and recognize our collective achievements during this year of Making A Difference. Click here to register. [more]


Awards at Rotacon

Congratulations to Individual Rotarians Honored at District Conference!

By Jackie Cuthbert

Sheffield Winners: Teri White, Rotary Club of Thomasville; Jay Gill, Rotary Club of Carrollton; Gina McCombs, Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County, Ceasar Gaiters, Rotary Club of South DeKalb.

Follow Me Assistant Governor Award: Casey Patrick … [more]


Rotary Club of Johns Creek - North Fulton with one of the coveted Service Oscars

Rotary Club of Johns Creek - North Fulton with one of the coveted Service Oscars

Rotacon 2018

Kudos to the D6900 Service Oscars and All the Nominees!

By Jackie Cuthbert

The Saturday night celebration at this year's Rotary District Conference recognized the District's top service projects … as voted on by you, our District Rotarians. All the nominated clubs deserve our applause - for service performed to make a difference in our communities and around the world. [more]


The Rotary Foundation

Before You Start Singing Auld Lang Syne...

By Margie Kersey

While the time has come for the Rotary year to wrap up and a new year begin, the work isn’t done yet! June is the last chance for you to send in your Foundation giving. Take a minute to write that check to The Rotary Foundation – not because you have to, but because you want to. Think about the impact your money can have on the world. [more]


Rotary Leadership Institute

Invest in Your Rotary Future ... Attend Rotary Leadership Institute

By Elwyn Gaissert

Join other Rotarians in Griffin, GA on June 16 to expand your understanding of all that Rotary does to make a difference in our communities and around the world. Rotary Leadership Institute will be held in at Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin. Parts 1, 2, 3 and a graduate course on Membership will be offered. There … [more]


GRSP Update

Making the Most of the GRSP Opportunity

By Lynn Clarke

Info that can help you enjoy the rebates that apply to clubs with at least a $50 per capita GRSP endowment contribution to getting ready for your 2018-19 student ... [more]


GRSP

Views from a 2017-18 Student and New Will Watt Fellow

By Lynn Clarke

Each year the Rotary Club of Pelham awards a Will Watt Fellow to the student that most exemplifies the ideals of GRSP. This year’s recipient of the student Will Watt Award was Aaron Bezuidenhout, who is from Zimbabwe and is attending Augusta University. He is sponsored by five District 6910 Rotary Clubs, RC of Thomson, RC of Washington-Wilkes, RC of Columbia County, RC of Columbia County West and RC of Martinez Evans. Read about his impressions of his GRSP year. [more]


Global Scholar Update

Meet Rotary Scholar Bound for London

By Kathy Brandt

Arush Lal of Johns Creek, Georgia is one of two District 6900 Rotary Global Grant Scholars who will begin graduate studies abroad in September 2018. A 2017 graduate of Georgia Tech (Business and Economics), Lal is enrolled in a Masters of Health Policy and Financing program offered jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. He is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Buckhead and will be coached by Past President Mike Irvin, Rotary Club of Muscogee-Columbus. [more]


Club News

Vinings and Dunwoody Support Special Olympics

By Jackie Cuthbert


Vinings Cumberland Rotarian Boothe Perry recently helped the club raise money by repelling down the Overlook lll office tower on Mt Wilkinson in Vinings. The money raised from this event helped provide funding for special needs athletes to assist them … [more]


Club News

Griffin Rotary Clubs Partner to Help End Human Trafficking

By Stephanie Windham

The Rotary Clubs of Griffin and Griffin Daybreak joined with the Griffin Daily News to make April 2018 Human Trafficking Awareness month. [more]


Club News

Roswell Rotary Partners with Argentina Teacher Exchange

By Lynne Lindsay

Roswell Rotary and Argentina had the opportunity to experience each other’s educational system and culture with the Roswell Rotary Club Teacher Exchange program. [more]


Upcoming Key Dates

Friday, June 8th, 2018Zone Training
Friday, June 8th, 2018Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound Orientation II/Cultural Bootcamp
Sunday, June 24th, 2018Rotary International Convention
Saturday, June 30th, 2018Year End Celebration
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