CLICK HERE to check the DISTRICT SCHEDULE for open dates / times; then contact the District office to reserve it.

What a great ten months!  Vernette and I have traveled over 15,000 miles, visited all of the district’s 65 clubs at least once and many several times.  We participated in Paul Harris recognition events, such as a club reaching 100% Paul Harris participation and individuals being recognized as a major donor.  These clubs and individuals deserve a special visit and thank you on behalf of our district and The Rotary Foundation. 

We have also attended club fund raisers such as dinners, breakfasts and auctions.  We’ve enjoyed the meals, fellowship and the opportunity to be at an event where a Rotary club was engaged.  We recently had the opportunity to celebrate with nearly 300 Rotarians and guests at a birthday party for The Rotary Foundation.  Eleven Rotary clubs that comprise the Greater Des Moines Area Rotary Clubs, came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation.
Vernette and I invite you to attend two very special events.  The first is the 2017 District 6000 Conference in Coralville at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.  We are hosting panels on membership, fundraising, youth activities, and district projects.  The second event is the International Convention in Atlanta, June 10-14.  Join Rotarians from around the world and across the United States in celebrating 100 years of The Rotary Foundation and all that is great about Rotary.

Rotary is Serving Humanity

District Governor Chris and Vernette invite you to come to District Conference May 4-6 in Coralville!  For the schedule, costs and hotel rate, CLICK HERE.
During two panels, we will learn how the Rotary clubs of Atlantic, North Scott and Tipton raised money and listen to stories of Rotary Youth Programs from participants and parents.  Come spend "Cinco de Mayo" with us at conference!  We will be visited by Rotarians and family members from Xicotepec, Mexico.  Come and enjoy these long time friends or meet them for the first time, there will also be some tasty Margaritas!
Thursday, May 4 we encourage you to attend the FREE Xicotepec presentation at the Marriott from 6 to 7 PM and hear about their trip.  If you want to attend the Thursday reception from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Johnson County Historical Museum across the street from the Marriott, you need to registerYou can register for any or all conference events online until April 30th, or by mail using the form at the link above or you can call Carolyn at 877-976-8279.
Act now to be part of this engaging conference in less than 2 weeks!
REMINDER: The deadline for Community Service Grant applications to be RECEIVED is July 1, 2017.
Please review grant related information and find the application form by clicking on THIS LINK to Community Service Grants.

Erna Morain of the Rotary Club of Waukee since 2004, was selected by the District Nominating Team as District Governor 2019-20 and the announcement was made at the District Annual Meeting in March. Erna is highly active in the Waukee community and her club.  She has served on numerous committees and currently serves the District as an Assistant Governor and on the District Public Image Team.  Erna and her husband Steve, of the Des Moines club, love time with family, skiing, biking, hiking, traveling and cooking.  Their home is in Waukee.


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If you will be at the International Convention in June, then District Governor Nominee Tom Narak and Carol, invite you to the District Breakfast, a "Georgia Market Breakfast", from 7:30 to 9 am on Monday, June 12 at the DoubleTree Hotel just a few blocks walk from the Convention venue!  This event will be a great way to kick off your Convention experience!  For details and sign up CLICK HERE contact Tom at tom.carol@msn.com with questions.
Five to Seven Couples wanted for a Friendship Exchange to District 3011 in India in November 2017.  The Exchange is for 10 days but allow for additional travel days.  Boarding and Lodging is provided at homes of District 3011 Rotarians.  The agenda could include:
Sightseeing, Bonding with host Rotarians, Learning the district and country culture, Attend Rotary meetings, Observe service projects, Tour New Delhi, Agra's famous Taj Mahal and the Pink City of Jaipur.
If you are interested in participating or learning more of this opportunity, contact District 6000 Chair, John Helgerson at johnhelgerson@gmail.com 

To see the Events our Rotary Clubs are holding just CLICK HERE and you can 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 the month.

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

Presidents and Secretaries: Click here to find who assists the clubs in our district.

CLICK HERE for Rotary International's Reference Guide for using ROTARY CLUB CENTRAL.

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You need to login to update your profile and to register for some District Events.  If you've never logged in, click Member Login, top right of this page, then click "New and existing users: Retrieve login and/or reset password" under the Password box. For help call 877-976-8279.

Looking for Rotary information to share with a prospective or new member, something that explains the organizational structure, the programs, customs, the international projects and the fellowship? Consider this great brochure, click HERE!