District Goals Status
District Conference with District 6820
Battle House; U.S.S. AlabamaMay 19, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Polio Plus Mailings
Jun 01, 2017
Presidental Peace Conference
AtlantaJun 09, 2017 – Jun 10, 2017
Rotary International Convention (Atlanta)
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
District Governor's Club Visits
Jul 01, 2017 – Nov 01, 2017
Zone Leadership Seminar
New OrleansJul 21, 2017 1:00 PM –
Jul 22, 2017 3:30 PM
District Summer Seminar
Long Beach Senior Citizens CenterAug 26, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Springfield, ILSep 05, 2017 – Sep 10, 2017
Paul Harris Society Dinner
Great Southern ClubJan 05, 2018
Jan 06, 2018
RI International Assembly
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018
Natchez Convention CenterMar 09, 2018 8:00 AM –
Mar 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Welcome to District 6840
District 6840 Stories
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Tangipahoa Parish Fire District #1 was excited to pick up their latest addition from Gator Trax Boats in Springfield. Pictured (front) from left: Parish President Robby Miller, TPFD#1 Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer, Rotary District 6840 Governor Randy Feldman and Amite Rotarian Regina Wedig stand in front of TPFD#1’s new rescue boat. They were joined by several members of TPFD#1, the co-owners of Gator Trax Boats and several Rotarians. Parish Rotary Clubs contributed $17,500 toward the purchase. Tangilena Media/ Sara Patrick.
Registration is now open for the District Team Assembly, to be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, MS. The target audience are incoming club presidents, secretaries, treasurers, and committee chairs, particularly for administration, membership, public relations, The Rotary Foundation, and service projects. The sessions are designed to prepare you for the Rotary year to come beginning July 1st, and to make your club a vibrant, successful one.
The Assembly will conclude with lunch provided by the college cafeteria staff. Following lunch, the District Advisory Council will hold a meeting. Register here. There is no fee for the event.
You are cordially invited to the biggest event the District holds every year: the District Conference, May 19-21, this year known as MOBILE-IZING ROTARY. Districts 6820 and 6840 are again joining forces bringing us to Mobile to have a grand celebration of all that you have achieved this past year.
We will have everything from the Food Fest at the U.S.S. Alabama battleship to the venue of Mobile’s beautiful Battle House, a fiesta break complete with margaritas to a grand banquet, and from Jeopardy to the Academy Awards (really!). Not to mention a pie in the face or two.
Along the way you will hear the inspiring words of Past Rotary International President Ron Burton, Rotary International Director Brad Howard, and our own International Director Karen Wentz, and learn some successful techniques for service, membership, fund-raising, public relations and lots more.
It’s our way of celebrating what you have accomplished with Rotary’s 100 Days of Service as well as everything else you do in your community and around the world.
Take advantage of this experience. If you hear of a club that has won an award in an area you are interested in, corner them and pick their brain. If you are looking for a partner club, or have a question that needs answering, or an idea you want to share, go to the Idea Exchange in the House of Friendship or just look around and see what the clubs are doing.
Registration is easy REGISTER and then call the Battle House for your room.
For hotel Reservations contact:
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 N. Royal St.
Mobile, AL 36602
Rotary blocked rooms are under code RCBS or mention Rotary District Conference when you make your reservation.
So, have a great time as we all look at this past year of Rotary Serving Humanity.
District 6840 Group Picture at 2017 Ole Man River President-Elect Training
It's time...A key piece of our District's Strategic Plan is to have more clubs engaged with Rotary Youth Exchange...if your club is interested in hosting a student next year, NOW IS THE TIME to make that commitment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the information you need. Things to think about: you need a school willing to host the student for a full academic year; you need at least 2 host families in your community to share the hosting responsibilities; you need 2 Rotarians to serve on the Youth Exchange Committee within your Club.
The RYE Committee is ready to come to your club and to provide all of the training and answer all questions. Students will arrive in August, 2017 and depart in July, 2018. The purpose of RYE is to Advance International Peace, Goodwill, and Understanding one community at a time. We do this by sharing our hearts and homes with teenagers from around the world.
District Response to the Tornado Disaster
in the Hattiesburg/Petal Area
March 9, 2017
1. Cash Donations. Foundation will receive and disburse financial contributions.
a. Clubs and individuals can donate at:
Rotary District 6840 Foundation
c/o Alford & Alford
384 Voters Road Suite 103
Slidell, LA 70461
Please put the word Disaster in the memo line.
b. Clubs may apply for a grant from the Foundation for recovery work. Go to rotary6840.org and click on the District 6840 Foundation tab. On the next page click on the Project Request and Acceptance Form in the left column.
For questions about financial contributions or club grants, contact Ace Necaise at email@example.com.
2. Service Opportunities and Item Donations
Volunteer Hattiesburg. The Volunteer Response Centers have been closed for immediate disaster relief aid. To help with long-term recovery efforts, please contact Chris Adams at 601.818.5899. There are several non-profit organizations that the local Rotary Clubs have supported that can be contacted for either services they provide or services they themselves need. These include the Salvation Army Hattiesburg, Edwards Street Fellowship Center, Kuntry Kids Youth Foundation, and William Carey University.
Red Cross. To find out what opportunities are available through the Red Cross, go to http://www.redcross.org/local/mississippi/tornado-information-response
Rotary District 6840 will spend the first 100 days or 2017 celebrating the centennial of The Rotary Foundation with a multifaceted approach to serving the needs of this unique coastal region:
Rotary's 100 Days of Service.
ROTARY’S 100 DAYS OF SERVICE
April 26, 2017
NUMBER OF PROJECTS REPORTED 207
NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 23,515*
NUMBER OF ROTARIANS TAKING PART 1,112**
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS ROTARIANS SERVED 7438.25
NUMBER OF CLUBS 38***
NUMBER OF DAYS 1942
NUMBER OF NON-ROTARIANS TAKING PART 825
TOTAL DOLLARS RAISED FOR THE ROTARY FOUNDATION $5,066.96
*In some projects we did not include the number of people served because the results would be skewed, e.g. city clean-ups and parades. If these are included, the numbers are well over 50,000. In other projects there were no people to count, e.g. the one project that provided services to puppies.
** Includes Interactors
*** Includes Interact Clubs
Algiers, Amite, Bay St. Louis, Belle Chasse, Covington, Edgewater, Gautier, Gulfport, Gulfport-Orange Grove, Hammond, Hammond/Ponchatoula Sunrise, Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Sunrise, Kenner, Kentwood, LaPlace, Long Beach, Lucedale, McComb, Metairie, Mid-city New Orleans, Moss Point, New Orleans, New Orleans Riverbend, Northlake-Mandeville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Picayune, Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula Interact Club, Poplarville, Richton, St. Bernard, St. Charles Parish, Slidell, Slidell Northshore, and Westwego.
District 6840 Days of Service