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Matching Points Spring Campaign!
March 10-May 15, 2018
District 6840 Fall Matching Points campaign was a huge success with over $45,000 in donations to The Rotary Foundation and over 200 new or additional Paul Harris Fellowships awarded.
Through the generosity of two Past District Governor from District 6840, PDG Subbash Kulkarni (2001-2002) and PDG Jerry Fortino (2006-2007) we are now announcing a Spring Campaign with matching points for every donation of $100.00 or more until the total of 50,000 points is depleted.
Donations can be designated in two ways:
·       Polio Plus which will be matched to that Rotary International Program by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $2.00 additional for each $1.00 contributed. I have a strong commitment to this program and District 6840 is a leader in the campaign this year!
·       Annual Fund Share which 50% of donations given by District 6840 Rotarians will return 50% in three years to be used for Grants.
Either donation will be matched with points
             $100.00  = 100 recognition points awarded       +           100 points given from the campaign
                               (can be given to another Rotarian                    (added to your personal Paul Harris fund)
                                or other person you designate)
This is a great opportunity to complete a Paul Harris or add another! Double up on your points!
A few simple guidelines:
·       Donations must be additional contributions; automatic Rotary Direct funds are not recognized.
·       Minimum donation of $100.00
·       Donations must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2018 in order for us to properly credit your account for 2017-2018.
·       Funds can be made by personal check, company check or Club check made out to The Rotary Foundation. Please designate which fund (Polio Plus or Annual Fund Share)
·       Mail contributions to: DG Kathie G. Short  P.O. Box 997   Gulfport, MS  39502-0997
Thank you for your continued support of Rotary International and District 6840!
 
DG 2017-2018  Kathie G. Short 
Kathie
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Rotarian Name____________________________________________Member ID # ___________________        Club____________________________________ Amount of donation_________________
Polio Plus___________Annual Fund____________
Address_____________________________________City/State/Zip_______________________________
Phone__________________________Email__________________________________________________
I would like the points credited to myself________I would like to award points to another person_______
Name of person to receive points___________________________________________________________
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
First Pentecostal Church       388 Robert Road     Slidell, LA
Registration Fee: None
Light Lunch Provided
Trainers: PDG Brian Hall and PDG Rich Churchman
 
District 6840 is offering this session to increase our team of trained facilitators.
Trained Facilitators are the people who have attended Rotary training that give them valuable instruction and certification to provide the best methods to present programs such as RLI, Visioning, breakout sessions at PETS.
 
There is no pre-requisite training required for this course.
 
Please register online at Rotary District 6840 so we will be able to provide lunch and any materials/handouts for the training session.
Pictured are Dorothy Shaw and Ellen Cole 
 
The Rotary Club of Moss Point honored the "First Women in Rotary" with a reception at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  This was a high profile event for the Rotary Club of Moss Point and Rotary District 6840.  Dorothy Shaw, Ellen Cole and Jean McCool were honored as the First women Rotarians in Jackson County, Mississippi, and members of the Rotary Club of Moss Point.  
 
 
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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