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February 2019
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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.
The Rotarian

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Suggestions, Questions, Comments?

Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Dana Kohlmeyer at:
Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 0726
Manitowoc, WI   54221-0726
(If you would like a phone call, please send
your name and phone number in an email)

Welcome to February

...which is both the month for Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution as well as the anniversary month for Rotary International (February 23rd.)


Paul P. Harris (Rotary International Founder) once said, “Fear and Hate Must Go! And they will go when nations have goodwill based on understanding.” For the world to have peace, we must have mutual understanding; we must share mutual respect; we must have compassion for one another, and we must listen to one another with open minds. As Rotarians, we are part of the bigger world so what we do within our homes, immediate network, and local communities has ripple effects on the world. Let’s seek and strive for peace in our homes, networks, and communities each day. Let’s embody the 4-way test to be the basic guiding principles in our thoughts and deeds so that there will be peace around us.


Good news to share - the Satellite Club of Whitnall Park Muskego was formally approved recently by Rotary International, so a hearty congratulations to Kelly Thompson and the rest of the team that made it a reality. Two other Satellite clubs are currently in different stages of formation as well.


You are all aware that the registration for the DualCon 2019 (Annual District Conference) went live on January 1st and the early bird registration discount that ends on February 28th. Please remember to use the discount code - DUALCON2019 when registering to get the discount. Please visit the website ( for all the details with regards to the event!


Our district attendees for the International Convention currently number 48 and we are having a District 6270 dinner in Hamburg, Germany on June 2nd at 8 pm. If you are still planning on attending the International Convention and want to participate in the District 6270 dinner, please contact either Dana Kohlmeyer ( or Sebastian Schmidt ( who is coordinating the dinner.


Have a great month and stay blessed!

We Want to Help!

WASRAG has assembled a group of professionals to assist Rotary Clubs with their WASH projects. The team have experience in needs assessment, planning, grant preparation, implementation and WASH training. Members of the Professional Resources Team are from many countries, experienced in working in developing countries and are fluent in a number of languages.


If you need help with a project send an email to:  For more details visit


$500 for WASH Projects

The WASRAG Board has established a WASRAG Fund to encourage Rotary clubs to undertake water and sanitation projects that are sustainable and well designed.


Before a Club submits their Global Grant application to The Rotary Foundation they should send it to the WASRAG Fund review board at WASRAG experts in water and sanitation programs will review the application and make suggestions to improve the quality of the project. Once the suggestions are incorporated into the final application, WASRAG will contribute $500 towards the project.

$500 Additional for WinS Projects

The world is fortunate to have Rotary Clubs like Box Hill Central, District 9810, in Australia that are so committed to giving every child the right to an education by providing clean water and sanitation to schools. The "We Can't Wait" NGO that was established by Mark Balla, with the support of the Box Hill Central Club, has agreed to support any WASH in Schools (WinS) project with $500 if it is approved by the WASRAG Fund review committee. That is $1,000 towards your water, sanitation and hygiene project in schools. Get planning. 


Send your Global Grant application to to apply for both WASRAG Fund and We Can't Wait grants.

Kudos to Rotary for its Fight to End Polio!

A new book has been published in the field of public health highlighting Rotary’s role in the global effort to wipe out polio. It places it in the context of humanity’s relentless struggle to contain the world’s epidemics.  Entitled, “Health of Nations:  The Campaign to End Polio and Eradicate Epidemic Diseases,” the author Karen Bartlett surveys the global landscape of epidemics past, present and future. ”Who decided to rid the world of polio?  Not politicians or global health organizations … process was started by Rotary International, a network more used to enjoying convivial dinners, raising money for local good causes and organizing floats to carry Santa Claus around suburban neighborhoods at Christmas.”  (We have come a long way!)

Presentation for Prospective Members

The new Discover Rotary PowerPoint presentation is now available (see "Site Pages" - "Rotary Resources"). It provides an overview of Rotary, including our values, history, and the benefits of membership. Rotarians can add club-specific images and information to the presentation, which also comes with speaker notes. It can be helpful to anyone holding prospective member events, hosting prospective members at a meeting, or presenting to an audience of community members. Encourage Rotarians to have prospective member and club brochures on hand to distribute after the presentation. Be sure district membership chairs know about the presentation, so they can incorporate it into outreach activities.
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News from District 6270
DualCon 2019
**Registration is now open**
Rotary Scholarships
  • District 6270 Global Grant Scholarship for 2019/2020 Matriculation
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship for 2020/2021 Matriculation
      For more information:  
District & Global Grant Resource Center