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November 2018
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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)

Celebrating The Rotary Foundation

Dear fellow Rotarians –

 It is amazing how fast the days go by, so I say to all, welcome to the 11th month of the year better known as November. This is Rotary International’s designated month for the Rotary   Foundation. Our Rotary Foundation transforms our contributed treasures into projects that change lives in our local and global communities. In recognition of how amazing and   impactful our Rotary Foundation is, it has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator something that seems to be the most accomplished  by any reputable   charitable organization so far.

 With it being the charitable arm of Rotary International, we can tap into the global network of fellow Rotarians who join us in investing time, talents and treasures into our priorities as   Rotarians i.e. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution; Disease prevention and treatment; Water and sanitation; Maternal and child health; Basic education and literacy and   finally, Economic and community development.

 The Foundation grants we receive, based on our contributions to it, empowers us to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. I am a firm believer that each human should strive daily to do better than they have done the day before so in the same vein, I implore each of us to contribute more than we did the last time to the Rotary Foundation, so we can increase the reach and impact of what we do. 

Thank you all for what you do in your local and global communities. 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

Looking for a District Governor for 2021-22

Rotary District 6270 is now seeking candidate proposals from Rotary Clubs for the position of District Governor in the 2021-2022 Rotary year. Candidates are to be nominated by Rotary Clubs and have the support of their home Rotary Club. Click on District Governor Qualifications for details.
Serving as co-chairs for this selection process are PDG Julie Craig (lead chair) and PDG Jeff Reed (secondary chair) .


Return completed Governor-nominee Form and resume to PDG Julie Craig at or 845 Wisconsin Avenue, Racine, WI 53402 by October 18, 2018.

Your World Polio Day Competition – Your Club could win $500 for its WASH Projects! 

What is World Polio Day? World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24th.  World Polio Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus vaccine, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. 
Polio is a disease caused by a virus that affects the nervous system and is mainly spread by person-to-person contact. Polio can also be spread by drinking water or other drinks or eating raw or undercooked food that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person.  

$$$$$ - THE PRIZES! $500 US for the best project (i.e. the one with the most impact) $500 US for the most innovative project
What must you do? Whatever works best for your community, the choice is yours! All we ask is that the project improve the quality of water and/or level of awareness of it in YOUR community.  You could, for example:

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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News from District 6270
2018 One Rotary Summits
Sat. Oct. 27- Pine Hills Country Club Sheboygan
Sat. Sessions: 8:30 am - Noon
Refreshments will be served
DualCon 2019
District & Global Grant Resource Center