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December 2018
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)

Disease Prevention & Treatment

Dear Rotarians – I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving celebration with your family and loved ones. How fast time flies, we are now a few weeks away from celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. December being the last month of the year is also the halfway point for my year as the DG and I must admit that the journey has been enlightening. It has been a pleasure to see the great effort each club has been making to improve on its previous great deeds/accomplishments and for that I say Thank You! 


Rotary's current top priority is the eradication of polio and part of the Polio campaign is the vaccination of children, which has saved thousands of lives. While increasing awareness of the importance of polio eradication, the collective efforts of clubs across District 6270 raised $18,390.32 on World End Polio Day, which will be matched 2-for-1 by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Clean Water & Sanitation is the single most important way Rotary fights diseases so let’s continue to do whatever we can to support the various water projects. For any questions on the district water projects, please contact Rick Debe, PDG - I nicknamed him the “Clean Water Man” when he was DG based on his amazing and inspiring passion for clean water projects.


Quick reminder, the per capita membership growth contest ends this month and the five (5) winning clubs will be announced in early January. Please contact Dana Kohlmeyer - if you have any questions.


Finally, kindly take advantage of the early bird/registration discounts for the International Convention taking place in Hamburg, Germany. The discount ends on Dec.15th. We set a goal to have 35 Rotarians from our district there and I am proud to say that as of November 26th, we have 34 people registered to go. The Rotary Convention is an event every Rotarian should strive to attend, at least once, as it brings to home, the full glory of what Rotary means as a global organization.


Thank you again to all of you as you continue to make the world a better place in selfless service to mankind! God bless you all!

Rotary International's 2018-19 President Barry Rassin and his wife Esther

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
11:45 am to 1:15 pm
War Memorial Center (Memorial Hall)
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee 

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and was the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as a Director. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation. In July 2018, The Bahamas Government recognized Barry as an Officer of The Order of Distinction. A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and as vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran. Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. 

Advanced registration required. 
Cost: $20 payable at the door (cash only)
Please RSVP at  by Friday, November 30th

Craig Burnett Confirmed District Governor for 2020-21

Oshkosh Southwest Rotary Club member Craig Burnett will serve as District 6270 Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year.  His selection was confirmed at the District 6270 Annual Meeting on May 4, 2018.  Craig served as Assistant Governor for Area B in 2015-18 and as Oshkosh Southwest club president during 2008-09, having joined Rotary in 1999.  Craig received his club’s Rotarian of the Year award in 2003. He is a volunteer mediator for the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center and co-organizer of the TEDx Oshkosh Conference.  Craig is the owner of the Oshkosh-based web consulting and development firm Clareo Consulting, LLC, and is married to his wife Heidi, who is a veterinarian.

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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