District 6900 News for July, 2018


DG Court at Rotary Club of Newnan Firewoods Event with President Cathy and AG Ed Outlaw

DG Court at Rotary Club of Newnan Firewoods Event with President Cathy and AG Ed Outlaw

From the District Governor

Have Fun and They Will Come!

By Court Dowis

It is my honor to server as your District Governor for 2018-2019. We can look forward to building and improving our membership, our clubs and our district to further benefit the “Object of Rotary” in the communities and world we serve.

This year I look forward to meeting, serving and working with each of you, while we build Teamwork and Race to the Checkered Flag and the Winner’s Circle in every community and Rotary Club in District 6900.

Our district theme is "Have Fun and They Will Come." At the finish line, we hope to have many new members, make a difference in the lives of many people, and have fun doing it! [more]


Message from Our RI President

Be The Inspiration

By Court Dowis

Our new RI President, Barry Rassin, is from our Rotary Zone 34. I wanted to share his message with each of you. [more]


RYLA

Inspiring Our Youth: Having Fun, Building Friendships and Serving the Community

By Jaclyn Donovan

If it’s summertime in District 6900 that mean it’s time for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, better known as RYLA!! RYLA is designed for young adults with proven leadership ability and a commitment to community service. [more]


The Rotary Foundation

Happy Rotary New Year!

By Margie Kersey

The new year has begun – congratulations on your new Rotary position! Every year is a new opportunity to be an inspiration to the world. The Rotary Foundation is your tool to create change and do good in the world. This year is no different except it is your chance. Take this opportunity to step up and make a difference! [more]


Update on Warm Springs Project

Annual Report for Friends of Ann Johnson and Adopt a Cottage Program Roosevelt Warm Springs

By Steve Stanfield

When I last reported to you, we had reached an agreement with Georgia Department of Natural Resource (GA DNR) – The Little White House – to put the Polio Eradication Museum - in memory of Past District Governor Ann Johnson (first female District Governor of Rotary District 6900 – and in all of Georgia) at the outdoor pool at Warm Springs, Georgia. [more]


Our most recent District 6900 RLI participants ... students and trainers all learn through their RLI experience.

Our most recent District 6900 RLI participants ... students and trainers all learn through their RLI experience.

Rotary Leadership Institute

Mark Your Calendars and Plan to Be Inspired

By Elwyn Gaissert

At RLI, our purpose is to give you the necessary tools and skills to be better Rotarians. As in every endeavor, the more you know about anything, the more interesting it becomes. Rotary is most assuredly one of those areas that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. RLI can make that possible for you. Graduates of RLI are more likely to remain in, and be a bigger part of Rotary, than any other demographic. Check out what's happening with RLI's Sunshine Division and our District 6900 opportunities for this Rotary year [more]


End Polio Now

Join Fellow Rotarians at September Polio Symposium

By Yamin Farhat

The date is September 29 … the location The Shriner's Temple Auditorium in Atlanta. Contact Yamin Farhat for more information or to register ... at 404-988-3537 or via email to RCE2016@gmail.com.


Above - Lynn Clarke and Anita, her first GRSP student. Below - Magu from Brazil, Class of 2017-18

Above - Lynn Clarke and Anita, her first GRSP student. Below - Magu from Brazil, Class of 2017-18

GRSP Update

Sharing Memories, Investing in the Future

By Lynn Clarke

This year Georgia Rotary Clubs will host 47 students from 13 countries, attending 23 schools in Georgia. District 6900 will be hosting 21 students from Brazil, Pakistan, Columbia, Turkey, Germany, Scotland, Sweden, England, Denmark, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Of those, 15 are female and six are male. 42 of our 68 clubs are hosting a student for next year. [more]


Above: a "very interactive" mediation session; below: scenes from Beirut, Lebanon, where Kate is doing her internship

Global Scholar Update

D6900 Global Scholar Interns in Beirut

By Jackie Cuthbert

Find out what Global Scholar Kate Keator is doing with her summer ... [more]


Rotaract News

Four Cobb Clubs Partner to Sponsor Rotaract at Kennesaw State

By Dave Schwickerath

The Rotary Clubs of Marietta, Marietta Metro, East Cobb and North Cobb are partnering to sponsor the Rotaract Club at Kennesaw State University for Rotary Year 2018-2019. Incoming Club Presidents Jesse Evans (Marietta), Jim Bunda (Metro), Anne Marie Pitts (East Cobb) and David Schwickerath (North Cobb) are committed to supporting … [more]


Congratulations!

Ray McKemie Honored for Foundation Work

By Jackie Cuthbert


In our year-end awards celebration, District 6900 had the honor to present the Rotary International Foundation “Distinguished Service Award” to Past District Foundation Chair Ray McKemie from the Rotary Club of Pelham! This prestigious RI Foundation Award is only provided to those Rotarians that … [more]


Now DG Court Dowis, now PDG Alec Smythe, PDG Cheryl Greenway, Past RI Director Robert Hall, PDG Fran Milberg, PDG Bob Hagan and now DGE Jim Squire at our district's special dinner

Now DG Court Dowis, now PDG Alec Smythe, PDG Cheryl Greenway, Past RI Director Robert Hall, PDG Fran Milberg, PDG Bob Hagan and now DGE Jim Squire at our district's special dinner

RI Convention

D6900 Rotarians Enjoy Their Time in Toronto

By Jackie Cuthbert

More than 60 District 6900 Rotarians and family members attended this year's Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada. We were treated to amazing entertainment and speaker's - including Former First Lady Laura Bush and many more. [more]


Boys and Girls Club grant recipients with Decatur Rotary's Community Grants Chair

Boys and Girls Club grant recipients with Decatur Rotary's Community Grants Chair

Club News

Decatur Rotary Foundation Community Grants Recipients

By Betty Spiker

In May, the Decatur Rotary Club presented $18,000 in grants to non-profit organizations based in DeKalb County that focus on youth literacy and at-risk youth in DeKalb County. [more]


Club News

Dunwoody Supports Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims

By Dottie Toney

Members of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody recently served dinner to women and children who are residing in a Partners Against Domestic Violence home for those who have been abused in their domestic settings. [more]


DG Court Dowis with Emory-Clifton President Pia Valeriano and AG Lorri Christopher

DG Court Dowis with Emory-Clifton President Pia Valeriano and AG Lorri Christopher

Club News

Emory Clifton Kicks Off the New Rotary Year

By Alan Janssen



Striving to build on the success of its first year that included receiving a Service award for distributing over 2,000 pairs of shoes to Filipino children, the Rotary Club of Emory-Clifton installed new officers on June 18. Chris Brand, the … [more]


Club News Beyond the District

Jasper Rotarians Soar Happiness with Xylophones

By Dale Covington

Marietta Rotarian Dale Covington was on hand when members of the Rotary Club of Jasper (Rotary District 6910), led by Regina Cates Martin, gathered in Rotary’s section of Roper Park to dedicate completion of a Children’s Music Park. [more]


Upcoming Key Dates

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 2018 International Trailblazer Awards
Monday, July 16th, 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Host Family Classroom Training
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018Fayetteville Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018Fayetteville Governor Visit
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018East Cobb Governor Visit
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange - Rebound Student Social
Thursday, July 19th, 2018Quitman Governor Visit
Friday, July 20th, 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Rebound Meeting
Friday, July 20th, 2018 GRSP Board of Directors
Friday, July 20th, 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange - Rebound Student Meeting
Monday, July 23rd, 2018Milton Governor Visit
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018Johns Creek North Fulton Governor Visit
Saturday, July 28th, 2018North Atlanta FODAC Community-wide Collection event
Sunday, July 29th, 2018Sandy Springs Social
Monday, July 30th, 2018Sandy Springs Governor Visit
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018Midtown Atlanta Governor Visit
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018South DeKalb Governor Visit
Friday, August 3rd, 2018Alpharetta Governor Visit
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018Moultrie Governor Visit
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018Emory-Druid Hills Governor Visit
Thursday, August 9th, 2018North Atlanta Governor Visit
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