Birthplace of RI Founder Paul Harris

"Light Up Rotary"

Light Up Rotary


4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do...
1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to service society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
October 2014

Upcoming Events


The Rotarian

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     Here it is October already.  The first quarter of the Rotary year is behind us.  How are you doing on your personal and club goals this year?  If one of your goals was to take advantage of the educational and fellowship opportunities sponsored by Rotary, this is the time to meet those goals.  Join us at the Fall Seminar on October 18th and the Foundation Dinner on November 6th.  Registration information is available on the district website.  And, watch for registration for the TriCon District Conference to open soon.   I hope you will join us there for the state-wide celebration of Rotary!
     October is Vocational Service month.  RI President Gary C.K. Huang challenges us to energize our communities and strengthen our membership, fellowship, and service efforts by Lighting Up Rotary.  Through vocational service initiatives, we can be champions for high ethical standards in our workplaces and use our professional expertise to serve others.  
     Many clubs I've talked to are looking for ideas, so here are a few:

District Governor Nominations

Now is the time to nominate one of your past presidents to be a candidate for District Governor for the Rotary year 2017-18.  The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  The successful candidate will experience a once in a lifetime opportunity as THE officer of Rotary International in District 6270. He/She will have the fantastic opportunity to meet and work closely with all of the Rotarians and Clubs in District 6270, as well as forming new life-long friendships with 500+ other governors from throughout the world of Rotary International.


RI President Gary C.K. Huang has made a few changes to the “Light Up the Family of Rotary” section of the citation to make these goals more attainable for clubs. The specific changes are as follows:

  • For the “Best Class” Club President’s Challenge, points will be earned if either the club president or club president-elect registers to attend the São Paulo convention.
  • Points can be earned if the club sponsors a new Rotaract club or Interact club or if it continues to sponsor one of these groups.
  • Points can also be earned if the club sponsors a new Rotary Community Corps or if it continues to sponsor an RCC.
  •  Clubs only need to score a minimum of 30 points in this section of the citation, instead of 40 as originally written.

The updated 2014-15 Presidential Citation form is available on the RI website, here.



All Rotarians in District 6270 and their significant others are invited to this year's Foundation Dinner.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 6, 2014.  This year's event will be held at the Chandelier Ballroom, starting with a Social Hour at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm and a program at 7:30 pm.  Cost is $37.50/person  Our speaker will be Laura Graham and her topic will be:  Peace Fellowships:  Providing Tools to Confront Regional Conflicts While Lighting Up Rotary.  

Registration Deadline is Monday, October 27, 2014.  Please send your reservation and check (payable to Rotary District 6270) to:  Rotary District 6270, P.O. Box 384, Hartland, WI   53029.  Please include your name (as you would like it to appear on your nametag) and Club Name.


Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories file an annual information return. For those clubs whose tax year follows the Rotary year, the deadline to file is 15 November. The form a club must file is dependent upon its gross receipts for the year. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at


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     Every three years we Rotarians have an opportunity to have input into the way Rotary International is organized and functions. RI convenes the Council on Legislation (COL) which is it's official legislative body that considers enactment of  legislation and other proposals for changes in the organization. These changes may affect RI bylaws, RI constitution and/or club constitutions.  The COL is made up of representatives from each of the 538 districts from around the Rotary world. I will be representing District 6270 with Tamie Koop as the alternate.



 The Rotarian Magazine is our link to the greater Rotary world. The pictures and stories tell us of the wonderful work that is being done, in and through Rotary, to make the world a better, safer and a more peaceful place…all because we are advancing the key elements of social justice, health projects, and educational opportunity and alleviating the dire effects of poverty.
A person is not free if they are hungry. A man is not free when he has to watch his children die because of the lack of clean water or adequate food. A mother will not be free if her sick child cannot receive medical care and when people are not free they will seek social justice even if it means going to war to achieve it.
Our magazine, paid for in our RI dues, is not junk mail. It makes you and me “literate” in the great story of Rotary. Read it. Share it with others. Drop it off in a public area where literature is offered, a dentist's reception area, the waiting room at your local hospital or when you go to your accountant's office to pick up your tax filings. Plant the seeds of Rotary by sharing our great story.




  • Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ 
  • Use your professional skills to serve a community. 
  • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through 
    your own words and actions
  • Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.

If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations. 


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Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Colleen Kalscheuer at:
Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 384
Hartland, WI   53029
(If you would like a phone call, please send
your name and phone number in an email)

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