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Welcome to District 6840
 
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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
www.marriott.com
26 N. Royal St.
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 338-2000
 
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.
ROTARY’S 100 DAYS OF SERVICE
IMPACT DASHBOARD
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
 
Participating 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.
 
Evelyn ford (Pass Christian), Joe Rochelle (St Charles), Carrie Thomas (St Charles) and Peter Waring ( New Orleans) graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) on April 22, 2017.  The RLI consists of three separate training sessions which are given in District 6840 four times per year between September and April each year.  Rli is designed to increase Rotary knowledge and leadership skills and is open to all Rotarians.
 
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.
 
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 rye6840@gmail.com 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 6840 Group Picture at 2017 Ole Man River President-Elect Training
 
 
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 anecaise@gmail.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
 
 
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