District 6900 News for June, 2019


From the District Governor

The Key is Having Fun!

By Court Dowis

As you all know, my theme this year has been "Have Fun and They Will Come." As I come to the end of my year as your District Governor, I can certainly say that Annette and I have had fun with all of you. And, I couldn't be prouder of all we have accomplished together.

We are ending the year on a strong note! Many of us are at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany this week - we have enjoyed some European travel in connection with the convention and had a wonderful dinner together on Sunday night. Congrats and thanks to District RYE Chair Mike Parks and DGN Kirk Driskell for representing D6900 well in their convention presentations on Rotary Youth Exchange and Rotary Community Corps. [more]


PDG Margie and Ron Kersey

PDG Margie and Ron Kersey

The Rotary Foundation

Swan Song

By Margie Kersey

Congratulations! While, we aren’t done yet, we have achieved the highest giving year in the past five years! If I go back further, we have achieved the third highest giving year ever! And you still have a month left and at least 12 clubs haven’t sent in any money yet this year. This could be the best year ever. Please take a moment to send … [more]


Editor's Note: For the last week, the RYLA District 6900 Facebook page has been filled with the stories of excited, energetic counselors who will be in Americus to guide this year's RYLA students through an amazing learning experience. Many of the counselors were RYLA students; some have been serving as counselors for several years; some have been recruited by their spouses who were RYLA students. Their stories are awesome - check them out at https://www.facebook.com/RYLA6900/

Editor's Note: For the last week, the RYLA District 6900 Facebook page has been filled with the stories of excited, energetic counselors who will be in Americus to guide this year's RYLA students through an amazing learning experience. Many of the counselors were RYLA students; some have been serving as counselors for several years; some have been recruited by their spouses who were RYLA students. Their stories are awesome - check them out at https://www.facebook.com/RYLA6900/

RYLA

Countdown to RYLA 2019!

By Jaclyn Donovan

RYLA 2019 is almost here!! The dates for this year are June 15 – 19, 2019.

We are always looking for more Rotarian involvement from around the District. If you have a heart for young adults and want to see what RYLA is all about, we would be thrilled to have you join us as a Volunteer. We utilize volunteers in many ways and plenty … [more]


GRSP Update

Congratulations to GRSP Student Ivy!

By Lynn Clarke

This month's update is short but sweet! We are sharing a picture of this year's GRSP student Ivy Meares with her primary host family Robert and Cheryl Leydon. Ivy has been sponsored by the East Cobb and Vinings-Cumberland Rotary Clubs, as well as a group of clubs in District 6910.

Ivy has been awarded … [more]


From a GRSP Scholar

Learning from New Experiences, Different Points of View

By Lynn Clarke


The day before my arrival to Georgia, I was very anxious about leaving everyone back home behind. Instead of feeling set free, I felt more like being left on my own. I was so nervous about meeting new people, especially when I had to speak a language that is not my native … [more]


Congratulations!

Check Out the Awards from District Conference

By Raymond Ray, Jr.

Many clubs. great work … making a difference! In that scenario, everyone is a winner! Thank you all for your service to your communities and the world. At district conference, we honored many of our best efforts. We reported some in the May Newsletter; here's the rest of the story!

Best Club Administration … [more]


District Training

Vibrant Club Workshop Now Set for August 24

By Claudia Mertl


The Vibrant Club Workshop will be held on August 24th at the Macon Marriott. We begin at 9:00 with a continental breakfast and end at noon.This will be an excellent Workshop for all your Club members. A lot of preparation is going into the presentations on Membership, Foundation, and Public Image to make your Club a Vibrant Club.

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Membership

Does Your Club Have a Membership Chair?

By Jaclyn Donovan

As the new Rotary year approaches, we will focus once again on Membership to attract, engage, and retain good Rotarians in our clubs.A key player in that process will be the Club Membership Chair, but nearly half of our District clubs have yet to name a Rotarian to that position.If you have someone in mind, login to Rotary Club Central and assign … [more]


Rotary Club of Quitman

Rotary Club of Quitman

Club News

Clubs Honor Veterans During Memorial Day Week

By Jackie Cuthbert

Members of the Rotary Club of Quitman braved the heat index and worked hard to clean up the playground and surrounding areas at Veterans Park. And, with what have become long-standing Rotary-sponsored community events, the Rotary Club of Roswell and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta each hosted Memorial … [more]


Club News

Stone Mountain Creates Birthday Greetings for Community

By Lizbeth Dison


In May, Stone Mountain Rotarians spent a lunch meeting assembling "Birthday Bags" for the Stone Mountain Cooperative Ecumenical Ministry. Each of the 60 bags contained a baking pan, a box of cake mix and frosting, birthday candles, and birthday-themed tablecloth, napkins and plates. The SMCEM is an ongoing community … [more]


Club News

31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises Money for Marietta Community

By Dale Covington

On May 20, the Rotary Clubs of Marietta and Marietta Metro hosted 31st Annual S.A. White Golf Tournament Each year this tournament is the major fund raiser for the RC of Marietta to benefit children’s charities and other deserving causes throughout the coming Rotary year. [more]


Upcoming Key Dates

Friday, June 14th, 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange - Outbound Orientation 2
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019Sandy Springs Officer Induction
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