District 6900 News for September, 2018


Above: John Grant and Bill Nordmark started the Atlanta Friendship Initiative and were recognized by Rotary for their work to build a friendlier Atlanta; below: Vickie and Bill Nordmark with Ironman Minda Dentler who shared her inspiring story as a polio survivor  at our District Conference and the RI Convention in Atlanta

Above: John Grant and Bill Nordmark started the Atlanta Friendship Initiative and were recognized by Rotary for their work to build a friendlier Atlanta; below: Vickie and Bill Nordmark with Ironman Minda Dentler who shared her inspiring story as a polio survivor at our District Conference and the RI Convention in Atlanta

From the District Governor

Not all Super Heroes wear Capes

By Court Dowis



This past month we lost a superhero, a man that everyone could look up to, Polio Survivor, Basketball All-star, successful businessman and Family man, but Bill Nordmark was more….

Let me be the first to say that while I knew Bill through Rotary and … [more]


PDG Bob and Amanda Grant at District 6900 Conference in Sandestin

PDG Bob and Amanda Grant at District 6900 Conference in Sandestin

Goodbye to PDG Bob Grant

By Jackie Cuthbert

With great sadness, we announce the unexpected passing of PDG Robert W. "Bob" Grant. Bob served as our District Governor in 1985-1986 and was a long time member of the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain. [more]


The Rotary Foundation

Rotary.org and The Rotary Foundation

By Margie Kersey


Rotary.org is frustrating this year. More than one of you have mentioned this to both Governor Court and me. We feel your pain. There were a couple of factors that led to this frustration: First, they updated the system. Honestly, the improvements are great, but the bugs … [more]


District Conference 2019

Have Fun and They Will Come!

By Bill Woulfin


The spirit of Rotary will come to life at SanDestin this April 25-28. A year of good Rotary deeds and fellowship will be highlighted at SanDestin in one of the most unique district conferences we have ever had.

It will start when you register for the conference with … [more]


Rotary Leaderhip Institute

Treat Yourself to More Rotary Information

By Elwyn Gaissert

Classes will be offered several times in Georgia this year. Visit rlitraining.org to learn more and register for an RLI session near you. Consider ... [more]


DG Court Dowis with District 6900's inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students for the 2018-19 school year

DG Court Dowis with District 6900's inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students for the 2018-19 school year

Rotary Youth Exchange

Applications for 2019/20 School Year Due November 1

By Mike Parks


The Rotary Clubs of Georgia’s Rotary District 6900 are preparing to award eight scholarships to local Georgia high school students to study abroad during the 2019–2020 academic year as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Program.

Each of the eight scholarships is valued at $24,000 and includes tuition, room, board and a … [more]



Above: Our District 6900 Trustees and students for 2018-19; Just below: Terry Schaede receives Trustee Emeritus award

Above: Our District 6900 Trustees and students for 2018-19; Just below: Terry Schaede receives Trustee Emeritus award

GRSP News

New Class Gathers and Rotarian Involvement Recognized

By Lynn Clarke

From Conclave ... to special recognitions ... to supporting the GRSP endowment [more]


GRSP News

D6900 Student Reflects on Oslo Scholarship

By Lynn Clarke

Each year the American University in Oslo, Norway gives our District one full-ride scholarship, including airfare, to attend the University in Oslo for a period of 6 weeks.We had several qualified applicants for this summer program, but finally chose Miss Alexandra (Alex) Dushok, who was proposed by Brian Germano of theLaGrange Rotary Club. [more]


From a GRSP Student's Perspective

Friends and Unique Classes Make Year Special

By Lynn Clarke

Lily Jean Bownes from Edinburgh, Scotland, hosted last year by Buckhead R/C and Tucker R/C, attended Georgia State University. At the end of the year, she writes: This has been the best opportunity I could have asked for and am so grateful to be here. [more]


Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/follow-the-dawgs-to-d... to learn more and buy tickets. The Rotary Club of Griffin will use the proceeds to benefit the Griffin community. [more]


Club News

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City & Rotary Community Corps Team Up to Serve

By Michael Nelson



In August, the Rotary Club of Peachtree City partnered with the Rotary Community Corps of Peachtree City and Midwest Food Bank to send 2700 cans of food to those in need in Georgia … [more]


Club News

And the Answer Is ... Rotary Service Projects

By Karen Schwank


Roswell Rotary is great at taking on service projects .As a matter of fact, we have over 60 of them throughout the year.vcSome are one time projects while others are on-going.

How do we promote and educate on all of those service projects within … [more]


Literacy News

Making a Difference in Life

By Brenda Erickson


International Literacy Day September 8

“Since 1967, International Literacy Day celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the … [more]


Club News

Henry County Supports FODAC

By Chris Brand


The Rotary Club of Henry County really made a huge impact for the community by collecting well over $100,000 in retail value of home medical equipment Saturday on their first equipment drive!! We will have the final tabulation shortly but two very expensive pediatric powerchairs were the most valuable and will … [more]


Upcoming Key Dates

Saturday, September 8th, 2018Dunwoody Perimeter BBQ & Community Festival
Monday, September 10th, 2018Stone Mountain Stone Mountain: Social
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018Johns Creek North Fulton Patriots Day Service
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018Stone Mountain Governor Visit
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018Brookhaven Governor Visit
Thursday, September 13th, 2018Tucker Governor Visit
Thursday, September 13th, 2018Dunwoody Social
Friday, September 14th, 2018Dunwoody Governor Visit & Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018Polk County Governor Visit
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange - Informational Session for Parents and Students
Thursday, September 20th, 2018Peachtree City Governor Visit
Friday, September 21st, 2018Decatur Governor Visit
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018Peachtree City DragonBoat Race
Monday, September 24th, 2018Dougherty County (Albany) Social
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018Dougherty County (Albany) Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018Dougherty County (Albany) Governor Visit
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 Rotary Means Business Fellowship
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018Dawson Governor Visit
Thursday, September 27th, 2018Albany Governor Visit
Saturday, September 29th, 2018Emory-Clifton Polio Symposium
Monday, October 1st, 2018North Atlanta 21st Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, October 1st, 2018Senoia Governor Visit
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018North Columbus Governor Visit
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018Columbus Governor Visit
Thursday, October 4th, 2018Muscogee-Columbus Governor Visit
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