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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.
 
 
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Suggestions, Questions, Comments?

Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Dana Kohlmeyer at:
dana.kohlmeyer@rotary6270.org
or
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)
 

March is Water & Sanitation Month

Happy new month! It is March and per the Rotary Calendar, this is the Water and Sanitation month. Clean water should be accessible to everyone but unfortunately, many don’t have access to it.  There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. The World Health Organization says that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Most of the victims are young children, the vast majority of whom die of illnesses caused by organisms that thrive in water sources contaminated by raw sewage.

 

As a district we have been involved with various water related projects and continue to stay involved. PDG Rick Debe continues to do a splendid job getting the word around the district of the various water projects specific clubs are carrying out so we can all participate in them.

 

From the 11th through the 17th of March, the Rotary world will be celebrating the World Rotaract Week and on the 31st of March, the preregistration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention.

 

Registration continues for the district conference (http://www.dualcon2019.com/) and February 28th was the last day for the discounted price so currently, the regular price is $180 per Rotarian or guest attendee. Please remember to email Dana Kohlmeyer (dana.kohlmeyer@rotary6270.org) or myself (kola.alayande@rotary6270.org) for the discount code to use for booking your rooms.

 

Have a splendid month and stay warm.

Rotary District 6270 Receives Project Partnership Award in Tree Planting from Urban Forestry Council

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Rotary International District 6270 received the Project Partnership Award from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.  The award was presented at the 2019 Wisconsin Arborist Association/DNR Urban Forestry Conference at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. Rotary District 6270 was recognized for extraordinary partnership between local Rotary Clubs, and municipalities, other service organizations, and citizens in planting trees.  Receiving the award on behalf of Rotary District 6270 were Jeffrey Reed, 2017-18 Governor of Rotary District 6270 and member of Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club; and Connie Pukaite, former Mayor of Mequon, leader in creating Mequon’s Rotary Park, and a past Director of the Wisconsin DNR, representing District Tree Planting Coordinator Brian Monroe and the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club. 

 

Partners of the Rotary Clubs included city governments, schools, other service clubs (e.g., Lions), land trusts, boy/cub scouts, Rotaract and Interact clubs, environmental organizations, and others.  Rotarians planted numerous varieties of trees, including apple, cedar, elm, fir, hackberry, hickory, oak, pine, river birch, spruce, and many other species.  Some clubs secured grant funding to support tree planting.  Clubs were assisted by Urban Foresters in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and local governments.  Rotarians also received support from the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG).

The project was stimulated by a challenge issued world-wide to members of Rotary International by the 2017-18 Rotary President Ian Riseley.  With over 1.2 million Rotary members, Riseley challenged each of the 35,000 Rotary Clubs in the world to Make a Difference by planting at least one tree for each of its Rotary Members during the Rotary Year. 

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: info@wasrag.org.  For more details visit http://wasrag.org/page/resources-team

 

$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 info@wasrag.org. 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 info@wasrag.org 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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DualCon 2019
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Rotary Scholarships
 
  • District 6270 Global Grant Scholarship for 2019/2020 Matriculation
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship for 2020/2021 Matriculation
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