District 6000

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ImagePhyllis and I traveled District 6000 during the first 5 months of this Rotary year and visited all 64 of the district's clubs.  We look forward to continuing to work with all of our District Rotarians in 2015-16 and together we can. . .



All District 6000 Rotarians are invited to our District Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport Conference Center!  Our featured speakers are Polio survivor Ann Lee Hussey, Dr. Troy Paino, President of Truman State University, Rotary International Director Jennifer Jones and our Rotary International President’s Representative Donald Mebus of Arlington, Texas.
To see the tentative schedule and other details, check out the DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2016 section on the right of our website.  You can register online with your credit card or with the Registration Form. To get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT, you must register online by Monday, February 29 or have your envelope postmarked by Feb. 29!
Make your plans now to attend!


Des Moines area Rotary clubs have again partnered with the Iowa Energy Basketball team to help raise funds for the eradication of Polio world wide. Iowa Energy is offering discounted sideline seats (regularly $20) to Rotary for $16 dollars. $8 dollars of each ticket sold will go directly to Polio Eradication. The Iowa Energy game is Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Wells Fargo Arena. Come and enjoy a fun night of basketball and ROTARY fellowship! Contact Ed Arnold (515) 979-6215 or email.



We have been given an opportunity to Be a Gift by Iowa Public TV in Des Moines. We have once again been asked to support them with their Annual Fund Raising event - FESTIVAL. We will help answer phones and accept pledges at the I.P.T.V. Station at 6450 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131. The start time is 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 19 and may go until 11:30 PM. We are asking everyone who signs up to Wear a Rotary shirt since we will be seen in the background, try not to wear white.  We'll be helping a great supporter of Rotary and having some fun too! Click HERE to sign up.



If your club is planning to apply for COMMUNITY SERVICE or GLOBAL GRANTS during the 2016-17 Rotary year, there MUST be a representative from your club at ONE of the three offered GRANT MANAGEMENT SEMINARS (GMS)!





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District 6000 along with Rotary Leadership Institute - Heartland are offering this training on Saturday, February 27 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City.  The cost is $85 and Breakfast, lunch and breaks are included.
"The institute offers a leadership course in three full day parts (Parts I, II, III). Courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. RLI does not provide position specific training. Instead it is an opportunity to really “discover Rotary”. Examples of course sessions: "Rotary Beyond the Club", "Membership Development and Retention", "Strategic Planning", "Creating Hands On Service Projects", "Vocational Service" and "Analyzing a Rotary Club"."
REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE for the R.L.I. Heartland website.  First select the Register tab at the top, then select Part I or II.
Contact Terry Geiger P.D.G. and District R.L.I. Chair with questions at tlgeiger@grm.net or 641-442-5559.


To see the Events our Clubs are holding just CLICK HERE; and you can easily promote your Rotary event on the Club Events Calendar!  To add your event click HERE or contact the district office with details.  This calendar is updated around the 1st & the 15th of each month.



Presidents and Secretaries: Click here to find who assists the clubs in our district.
CLICK HERE for the R.I. website Reference Guide to Rotary Club Central.


Call the Rotary International Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279) or email contact.center@rotary.org to check on Foundation giving, recognition points, deadlines and forms.

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