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A TOAST to District 6000 – Can we count on you to participate in this innovative form of a district conference?  This new format will   allow you to have a district conference experience at a lower cost, less travel, and a shorter time away from family and jobs.  For those who have never attended a district conference before, this will be a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from other clubs and experience a bigger picture of Rotary.   To register for the TOAST, click here.  Also, see pages 4-6 of the district newsletter, mailed in December, for details.
 
DG Mike’s Rotary Cups of Cold WaterI initially developed this abbreviated “nuts & bolts newsletter” for Rotary club presidents, secretaries, and Assistant Governors to keep them in the loop with key information.  Recently it has been suggested the Cups be made available for all members of District 6000 to read.  If you are interested in reading DG Mike’s Rotary Cups of Cold Water click here. 
 
It is rewarding to see how Rotary clubs are taking this year’s theme of Rotary: Making a Difference very seriously.  You are helping to make the world a better place by your active involvement in Rotary and impacting the lives of more people than you will ever realize.  Thank you for your Service Above Self commitment to Rotary.  You are indeed making a positive difference.
District Governor Mike Ruby, rubys@machlink.com, C) 563-260-2862

If your club is planning to apply for a COMMUNITY SERVICE or GLOBAL GRANT during the 2018-19 Rotary year, someone from your club must attend a GRANT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (GMS) and it is especially important that the main contacts on a proposed grant are strongly encouraged to attend.  Registration is required to ensure enough materials are prepared and there is enough food.  Forr details and to register click the blue text below

Grant Management Seminar - West Des Moines
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, March 23, 2018 from 5 PM to 8:00 PM
 
This FREE training is Saturday, March 24 from 9 to 1:30 with check in starting at 8:30 and lunch is included!  It will be at the Newton DMACC campus, 602 N. Second Ave. W.  For more information, click HERE. This training is especially for current and incoming club leaders but ALL members are invited!  Registration is needed so we have enough seats and food, choose 2 breakout sessions when you register:
  • Membership
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Innovation and Flexibility
  • Club Secretary and Club Treasurer Training
  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • District Newsletter
To register click HERE - Deadline is March 21
 
Our District’s global project in 2017-18 is to support World Bicycle Relief; bikes are $147, including shipping. Contributions can be made in 3 ways:     a) online, see below link b) individual writes a check (any amount, it all helps) payable to WBR or c) the club writes a check from their treasury.  Only the online gifts and checks written by individuals are tax deductible, not checks written by a club.  You can bundle checks from individuals and mail the group to: WBR,1000 W. Fulton Market, 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60607.  Add a note that the donations are to be credited to District 6000.  They will send each individual a receipt.  Check out this link! http://rotary.worldbicyclerelief.org/rotary-district-6000  It gives a lot of information and includes a GREAT 3-minute video!
The GIFT of a LIFETIME!  See what PRIVP Jennifer Jones says about it!  
 
What a gift that keeps on giving!  Rotary Clubs of Iowa, you can help ensure children of the world have the gift of mobility for a healthier life!  This gift can be a reality thanks to the training of doctors around the world in the Ponseti Method of clubfoot treatment, developed right here in Iowa!
 
Donations to the RAG4Clubfoot’s Iowa’s Gift to the World campaign are matched 100% by a generous donor.  Won’t you or your club consider a gift to the campaign so that more children can receive treatment? https://iowasgifttotheworld.org/
 
Your donations will fund vocational training team and other grants so that doctors in low-resource countries can be trained in the Ponseti Method, truly Iowa’s Gift to the World.  All donations received go to training grants.
 
Donations may be sent to RAG4Clubfoot treasurer Phil Peterson, Rotary District 6000 H.E.F, P.O. Box 5774, Coralville, IA 52241-5774.  Iowa’s Gift to the World is a 501(c)3 non-profit under Rotary District 6000 Humanitarian Educational Foundation (HEF).  All donations are tax-deductible.  www.rag4clubfoot.org

To see the Events our Rotary Clubs are holding CLICK HERE and you can promote your Rotary event on this 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.

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