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Rotarians in the Louisiana Tangi Territory, from Ponchatoula to Kentwood, invite you to join with us to make this year’s Toys for Tots a wonderful experience for the participating children and their families.
 
The Amite Rotary Club has partnered with the Independence Chamber of Commerce and “Toys for Tots” to expand the program to include arts and crafts, decorating cookies and entertainment. We also hope to raffle Christmas plants and trees for the families as part of “the Christmas Miracle.”  Could you help us double our funds? For example, our budget is about $500 for food, decorations, Christmas plants and entertainment. But with either your financial support, donations of these items or discount on the purchase of these types of items, we could provide more assistance and better quality.
 
Of course, cash donations will be gratefully accepted and should be made payable to Amite Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity, and mailed to PO Box 721, Amite, La.
 
We will certainly commend you for your generosity to those we are assisting. If you will help, please call Regina Wedig at her law office in Amite (985-747-0440), Dr. Gabriela Roman, DVM at (985)351-3933 or contact us by e-mail (ReginaWedig@WedigLaw.com; gabriela.ro84@gmail.com ). We look forward to speaking with you.
 
We invite you to visit our Rotary Club of Amite. We meet every week on Tuesdays at 11:45 am at Mike’s Catfish Inn. We would love you to come as our guest and meet your fellow community leaders.
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To District 6840 Rotarians:
 
Rotarians across the United States and world are learning of the devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused and continues to cause in Texas and surrounding areas. Search and rescue is underway as first responders follow set procedures and relief efforts will begin shortly.
 
Districts, clubs and individuals are asking the best and most efficient way to assist victims and communities affected by this massive, destructive storm. The answer to this question, which will address the biggest needs, is by monetary donations.
 
District 6840 experienced one of history's worst hurricanes twelve years ago today. Rotarians from other Districts and across the world immediately responded with funds and support. A few days after Hurricane Katrina, Rotarians from other Districts were in contact with our district and my home club in Pass Christian offering monetary and moral support.
 
After first responders completed rescue efforts and worked to stabilize the communities, Rotarians across the world provided recovery support to our district to provide assistance to individuals and communities.
 
Rotarians are the people who continue after a disaster and partner with other organizations to help rebuild lives!
 
Pictured are Dorothy Shaw and Ellen Cole 
 
Pascagoula Rotary sponsored the "First Women in Rotary" reception at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  This was a high profile event for the Pascagoula Rotary and Rotary District 6840.  Dorothy Shaw, Ellen Cole and Gene McCool were honored as the First women Rotarians in Jackson County, Mississippi, and members of the Pascagoula Rotary.  
 
 
Seventeen students from four Slidell Interact Clubs loaded a train in June to make a five day trip to the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.  Sending the students was a joint fundraising effort of their high schools, the Slidell Rotary Club, the Slidell Northshore Rotary Club, and the Slidell Inner Wheel Club.  Total funds raised were $6500 leaving the students only $100 individual costs to be paid by the student.
 
While at the convention, the students listened to Bill Gates talk about why he continues to join Rotary in the fight against polio.  They also participated in the ongoing project to eliminate hunger and had an opportunity to learn about project to help people throughout the world.
 
 

District 6840 has set all-time highs in giving to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation, and to the PolioPlus Fund. District 6840 donated $259,800, or $122.84 per capita to the Annual Fund for the 2016-17 Rotary year. That eclipses the record $118.68 per capita set two years ago. This will provide more funds coming back to the district in three years to use for club-directed District Grants

 

Our PolioPlus donations reached $38,197 for the Rotary year, also a new record.

 

 
 
 
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.
 
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District 6840 unites the diverse cultures of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi.

Our landscape stretches the imagination with national forests, wildlife refuges, farmlands, urban development, beaches, hills, swamps, bayous and the mighty Mississippi River.