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Welcome to District 6840
 
Rotary Programs

DISTRICT PROGRAMS

RI PROGRAMS

 

District 6840 unites the diverse cultures of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi.

Our landscape stretches the imagination with national forests, wildlife refuges, farmlands, urban development, beaches, hills, swamps, bayous and the mighty Mississippi River.
 
District 6840 Stories
 
 
Club Presidents:
 
Welcome to your new term as Club President. To make for a smooth transition to the new Rotary year, some items need to be addressed:
 
Past President's Survey - a survey sent to the outgoing Club Presidents should be filled out, and emailed to DGN Ken Thompson at kdthomps461@att.net or mailed to 133 Golden Pheasant Drive, Slidell, LA 70461 by July 31. Results will be shared at the Foundation, Membership, & Public Relations Seminars on August 27.
 
Foundation Giving - our giving to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation was $214,858.20 for the past year, or 98.7% of our goal of $100 per capita. Total club giving to PolioPlus was $22,507.75 for the year. The district goal for 2016-17 as set forth by District Governor Randy Feldman is $140 per capita, in celebration of the 100th year of The Rotary Foundation. Goals and new club officers for 2016-2017 should be entered into Rotary Club Central on www.rotary.org. If you do not have an account already on Myrotary, please get one. Goals should include membership, The Rotary Foundation, and service.
 
Donation forms to contribute the The Rotary Foundation are posted on this website under RI Programs > Grants & The Rotary Foundation.
 
Budget for 2016-2017. Should be a collaborative effort between incoming and outgoing presidents.
 
Make plans to attend the following events:
 
Zone Membership and Leadership Seminars, July 29-30, Intercontinental Hotel, New Orleans. Registration is open on the Zone website, www.rizones30-31.org.
 
Young Professionals Summit, July 29-31, Intercontinental Hotel, New Orleans. Registration is open on the District website, www.rotary6840.org. The agenda and flyer for the event are posted on the District Events > District Zone & RI Schedule page.
 
Foundation, Membership, & Public Relations Seminars, August 27, Poplarville, MS. Registration is open on the District website, www.rotary6840.org.
 

 
 
District 6820 Governor Barbara Travis hosted a "Women in Rotary" Celebration Brunch on June 29 featuring Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, the first female Club President in Rotary's history, held at the Jackson Country Club. Dr. Whitlock had a fascinating tale of the court case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 to allow women to become members of Rotary. Her Rotary Club in California became known as the "Mouse that Roared". Dr. Whitlock speaks to about 25 Rotary Clubs a year, but this was her first trip to Mississippi.
 
Representing District 6840 were Deputy Governor Steve Howard, DGE Kathie Short, DGN Ken Thompson, and Rotaractor Victoria King. Additional photos can be found in the Photo Album on the lower left of your screen.