NEWS
Carol and I traveled across our district during the first 5 months of this Rotary year to visit all 65 clubs.  We look forward to continuing to work with you to
BE THE INSPIRATION !
 
District Governor Tom Narak tom.carol@msn.com C) 515-229-9846
This FREE training is Saturday, March 30, 9am-1pm and is especially for incoming club officers and leaders to help prepare for their responsibilities, but all Rotarians are invited!  Our Keynote speaker is Michelle Book, President and CEO at the Food Bank of Iowa. Check in and refreshments starts at 8:30 and lunch is included so registration is needed.  The location is DMACC Newton campus, 602 N. Second Ave. W.  Some of the topics are:
Supporting and Strengthening Membership, Promoting Rotary, Foundation's Impact
Service to Youth, Innovation and Flexibility, Rotarians Fighting Hunger
Secretary Training, End Polio Now, The Rotary Game
For details and to REGISTER, click HERE or call 877-976-8279 to register. DEADLINE: Thursday, March 28.
 
Register for District 6000 Conference 2019, May 2-4!  Learn about the speakers, activities, registration options and hotel arrangements, just CLICK HERE for this District Event.  From there, you can register online or mail the registration form.  To get the Early Bird DISCOUNT, you must register by midnight April 1.  Book your hotel room by April 11 to get the reduced rate, free parking and free internet.  Make your plans now to attend, Rotary Rocks!

If your club may apply for a COMMUNITY SERVICE or GLOBAL GRANT  for 2019-20, someone from your club must attend a GRANT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (GMS) each year and it's especially important that the main contacts on a proposed grant are strongly encouraged to attend. To ensure enough materials, seating and food, registration is needed. DEADLINE is 2 days before the seminar, for details and to register click the blue text of the location.

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5 PM to 8:00 PM
 

 Alka Khanolkar of the Rotary Club of Keokuk was selected by the District Nominating Team as District Governor 2021-22 and the announcement was made at the District Annual Meeting March 15th. Alka is active on district teams, in her club and community.  She is currently serving as an Assistant Governor and as chair of the Rotaract Team. Alka and her husband Kiran, also a member of the Keokuk club, make their home in Keokuk.

The Iowa Wild are inviting you to come watch the Iowa Wild take on the Texas Stars in an exciting evening of Hockey, March 29 at 7 PM.  Tickets are$15 dollars each and $5 goes back to Rotary District Literacy Programs. Rotarians, your family,friends and coworkers, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun! For questions contact Shane Nester at 515-564-8715. #TheHuntIsOn  To purchase tickets, click HERE!
District Governor Tom and the leadership team decided to try something new.  Historically, One Rotary Summit events took place in the evening in 2 locations.  To respect the schedules of busy Rotarians, instead of an in person meeting, they created a video.  Presidents received a thumb drive with the 12 minute video to show it as a club meeting  by April 15.  This unique video is also on YouTube at THIS LINK

To see club events 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 & 15th each month.

On January 30, 2019 all members were sent an email encouraging them to complete a 3 question survey about our District 6000 Newsletter.  To see the responses click HERE.  I want to thank our members for responding to the newsletter survey, over 800 of you completed the survey!  The District Board of Directors and the newsletter committee will review and consider the suggestions.     - District Governor Tom Narak
Call the Rotary International Contact Center at 866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279) or email contact.center@rotary.org to check deadlines, forms, Foundation giving and recognition points.
 
SUPPORT STAFF FOR CLUBS:
Presidents and Secretaries: Click here to find who assists you and all of the clubs in our district.
 
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