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This August Update is being sent to all D6840 Rotarians; the opportunities here are for member Rotarians to become People of Action and engage directly in community and other avenues of service without requiring extra work by the club.  Rotary, after all, is only the sum of the action, creativity, and dedication of the membership. Service is FUN!
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20 Acts of Service: Rotary Reclaims 2020
Let’s be honest…2020 needs a do-over.  Rotarians are People Of Action.  This proposed effort is for individual Rotarians to Reclaim 2020 and engage in Service Above Self
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Positive energy is contagious.  This is a great OPPORTUNITY to showcase engaged Rotarians = People of Action = enhanced public image.
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Rotarians are People of Peace
International Peace Day is September 21  
 
In these times when it's hard to know where and how to engage in service, the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis has partnered with D6840 to design and make available to all Rotarians a Rotary People of Peace t-shirt.
Order yours and share the link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115055963484
 
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2020-2021 Blood Drive
People of Action * People of Service
Throughout the geographic area of District 6840 hospitals face a critical need for blood donations.
We have partnered with The Blood Center to tally the donations of all Rotarians of D6840.
If your club would like to organize an actual blood drive, please do.  But this is something that we can do as individual members of Rotary.
Please use the Rotary D6840 Group Number when you donate:
213516
August Vibrant Club Seminar -- Re-IMAGINED
Due to the current RI guidelines on no district-led in person meetings through the end of the current calendar year, the 2020 August Vibrant Club Training Seminar has been re-imagined.  Club presidents and leadership teams who have already participated in an Offical DG Visit (what we are calling Rotary Open(s Opportunities) Houses) are aware that instead of the district organizing a training event that occupies a full Saturday, we are asking all Rotarians who hold a leadership position to take advantage of the training created by Rotary International via the Learning Center.
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Upcoming Events
DG Rotary Open(s Opportunities) House HUB
ZOOM
Aug 10, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
DG Rotary Open(s Opportunities) House MAKE-UP
ZOOM
Aug 13, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 
DG Rotary Open(s Opportunities) House LAKE
ZOOM
Aug 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
DG Rotary Open(s Opportunities) House PONTCH...
ZOOM
Aug 24, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
PART 2 ONLY Second Cohort Virtual RLI (3 weeks)
Aug 25, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
DG Rotary Open(s Opportunities) House ORLEANS
ZOOM
Aug 27, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
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DG Elizabeth's GOALS for the year that ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES
Every Rotarian Every Year (individual donation to the Rotary Foundation)
Two members per club graduate from Rotary Leadership Institute (link on Rotary6840.org)
Every Club President earn the Presidential Citation (set and achieve 13 of 25 goals on Rotary.org)
100% club participation at the Mid Year Check Up Jan 9,2021 in New Orleans
and the Celebration at the Centennial May 21-22, 2021 in Gulfport