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Welcome to District 6840
 
Disaster Relief Funding
The Rotary District 6840 Foundation is accepting brief proposals from clubs for grants dealing with the recent flooding. Funds will be distributed to worthy proposals on a first come first served policy.
Click on the link for the Project Request and Acceptance Form. Also, available for your review is the Project Disbursement Form.
For questions, e-mail Foundation Chair, Ace Necaise at anecaise@gmail.com.
 
Reminders

Attention all club Program Chairs ----
Please note that you may ask Youth Exchange students and/or committee members to speak at your clubs.

Louisiana clubs may contact Elizabeth Van Sant at rye6840@gmail.com.
Mississippi clubs may contact Houston Costolo at rye6840scholarship@gmail.com.
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Foundation, Membership & Public Relations Seminars
Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, MS​​​​​​
August 27, 2016

Please register on district website. Under Upcoming Events, click on "Foundation, Membership & Public Relations Workshop". Program runs from 8:30 am til noon and includes lunch. No charge. DAC meeting, College of Governors meeting, and Nomination Committee meeting following lunch.
 
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.
 
Reinventing the Wheel

CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IMPACTS LOUISIANA
ROTARY DISTRICT 6840 FOUNDATION PROVIDES CHANNEL FOR ASSISTANCE

 
Our goal is to put together a process that the District can use in all future disaster relief situations that occur. I expect that whatever policy and procedures we develop now will be refined as we go forward. However, as a result of his process, we should be in a much better position to respond in the future.
 
 

Download District 6840 Newsletter August 2016

 
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. Surveys are overdue. 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:
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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.