District 6840 Stories
Happy March, fellow Rotarians! 
We move forward in the final days of winter and look for the arrival of spring.  Our Club Presidents-Elect are working with District Governor-Elect Regina Wedig, establishing goals and making plans for their upcoming year and their theme Imagine Rotary.  We look forward to their success and are working to help them.  Having said that, we are in the final four months of the current Rotary year where we Serve to Change Lives.  It is important that we enter and complete Goals, raise funds for the Annual Fund, used for District Grants, contact Students to participate in RYLA and otherwise, finish this year strong!
We are offering service projects to clubs, asking them to partner with Habitat for Humanity, a Rotary partner or SBP (formerly St. Bernard Project) which is continuing to work on Ida relief. During the period from April 15 – May 15th, I encourage Clubs to engage in a service project with either of these or another organization.    Habitat is holding May 7th as a Rotary day for the New Orleans area.  Clubs in other areas should contact their local Habitat affiliate which can be found at Habitat.org.  SBP is available for volunteers on Saturdays (April 16 and 30; May 7, 14, 21 and 28).  Volunteer at https://sbpusa.org/get-involved/volunteer.  I will be working the April 16th date and hope you can join me or volunteer on another day.RI President Shekhar Mehta has asked that we do a Rotary Day of Service and we have focused on this window.  Let me know what project you are doing and I’ll track them to report at the District Conference at Beau Rivage May 19 (Golf Tournament) – May 22nd (Memorial and departure).  While you are planning your project, consider inviting me.  If I can come, I will.  Service and Foundation are my Rotary passions.  Follow the lead of RIP Mehta and invite prospective members to respond to his Each One Bring One goal. 
I wrote last month about the Million Dollar Dinner and many of you have responded.  Thank you for that!  For others willing to include The Rotary Foundation in their will or estate planning, please contact  co-Chairs PDG Brian Hall at bhall@aim-technologies.com or PDG Greg Lier at greglier@gmail.com to speak to your club or to you individually.  I am happy to speak with you personally if you like.  I chose to leave a legacy of Doing Good in the World and I hope you will too.
Please let your Assistant Governors (and me) know about your service projects.  I hope to hear many clubs present their year’s activities at the District Conference and I hope to see you soon.
I will have more thoughts for you in the next newsletter. Thank you for all you do for our communities and the for the less fortunate wherever we find them. Proud to Serve to Change Lives with you.
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Registration is open for District Assembly on April 23rd!  

District Training Assembly | District 6840 (clubrunner.ca)

In view of the annual turnover of Rotary leadership each year, special effort is required to provide club leaders with appropriate instruction for the tasks they will assume. The annual district assembly is the major leadership training event in each Rotary district of the world. The workshops offer motivation, inspiration, Rotary information and new ideas for club officers, directors and key committee chairmen of each club. Some of the most experienced district leaders conduct informative discussions on all phases of Rotary administration and service projects. The sessions give all participants valuable new ideas to make their club more effective and interesting.

Training with DGE Regina Wedig for all club board members such as:

Foundation Chair

Membership Chair


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As part of the 2022 District 6840 Conference, our District is hosting at Golf Tournament at 
District Golf Competition 2018 - Rotary District 1020
Schedule of Events:
Registration:  7:30 am__8:30 am
Tee Off 9:00 am Shotgun
$85 Entry Fee Includes:
¨ Lunch
¨ Green Fee, Cart Driving Range
¨ Refreshments during play
¨ Logo Cap
¨ Sleeve of 3 golf balls
Ace Necaise                                                                           Checks Payable to:
3105 Magnolia Lane                                                              Rotary District 6840 Golf
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Registration due NLT  May 12, 2022
Questions Contact Ace Necaise 228-217-6789 or anecaise@gmail.com
For registration form, please click "read more"
District 6840 Conference Food Fest - Friday, May 20th - 6:00 PM
Please bring canned or dried food for a donation to St. Michael’s Church.  Let’s support the community that is hosting the conference.
You MUST pre-register for Food Fest by April 25th!
Please click "read more" for Food Fest Registration Form

It is that time of year again that we are reaching out to ask for your help in recruiting campers for this year's RYLA program. For those of you who do not know, RYLA is a week-long camp for rising seniors in high school. Throughout this week they will be exposed to a wide range of experiences some of which include speakers to develop public speaking skills, preparing for college applications, and making lifelong friends. I can speak from personal experience and say that my time at RYLA has been some of the most influential times of my life. We would greatly appreciate it if you could spread the word to your local high schools and find students who have the tools to be great leaders in your community. The more campers, the better! Please feel free to reach out to Mike Sigler (Rotary District Chair), Olivia Bubrig (RYLA Director), or head counselors, William Evans and myself if you have any questions or would like any help with communicating with school counselors/interact clubs. Thank you in advance for all the help!
Best Regards,
Devin Pounds
Mike Sigler
Olivia Bubrig
William Evans

ROTARIANS, it’s time to seek, select and send students to our district’s annual ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP. Student applications and recruiting materials can be found on our website  WWW.RYLA6840.COM

Click read more for important RYLA dates

February message from Governor Bob

Happy Mardi Gras, fellow Rotarians!  The next few months will be filled with activities inside and outside of the Rotary world.  The Olympics are underway.  The first parades of the Mardi Gras season have rolled.  King Cakes abound.  Omicron appears to have peaked. The NFL playoff games were exciting, and the Super Bowl is coming up.  

Click "read more" for Governor Bob's full message.


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