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Posted on Jun 15, 2018

To see 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 & 15th each month.  There is also a web Calendar of all ClubRunner posted events which includes the District's and those clubs that have a ClubRunner website.

CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR Carolyn Scharff 2018-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Bill Tubbs 2018-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
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RAGBRAI week is nearly upon us - when 20,000 people from across the world and many of you are planning activities to support your club as riders peddle through your community, or a community near you.
 
We'd like to help spread the message of Rotary by sending you some Rotary stickers - - Cyclists often collect stickers on their helmets on RAGBRAI.
 
Please let us know if you are hosting a vending booth or other activity on the RABGRAI route - we'll get the stickers ordered!
 
Thanks,
Liz Cox
2018-19 District Public Image Chair
(515) 360-7473
lcox@pcaiowa.org
 
ROTARY AND RAGBRAI 2018-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
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The deadline for Community Service Grant applications to be RECEIVED is June 1, 2018.
 
Review information for this type of grant by clicking on THIS LINK to Community Service Grants. Clubs need to have attended a Grant Management Seminar and returned two required signed forms to the District Office. 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 1 2018-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 15, 2018
A TOAST to District 6000 – We hoped you would participate in this innovative form of a district conference, and so many of you did!  This pilot offered a conference experience at a lower cost, less travel, and a shorter time away from family and jobs along with a bigger picture of Rotary!
 
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.  It was suggested they 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
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MIKE RUBY'S MESSAGE! 2018-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
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If you will be at the Rotary International Convention, then District Governor Nominee Erna Morain and her husband Steve, invite you to the District Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 am on Monday, June 25!  This event will be a great way to kick off your Convention experience!  For information and to register click HERE.
 
DISTRICT BREAKFAST AT CONVENTION - TORONTO Erna Morain 2018-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
If your information changes, update your profile, tell your club Secretary and email dis6000admin@Lisco.com
Please make note of these changes:
 
Peggy Geiger, Decatur County & District Public Image Chair, new email Geiger@sting.graceland.edu
Steve Dakin, Boone, new email Steve@retiredfun.net
Doug Pfeiffer, New Adel PE dougpfeiffer60@gmail.com
Ted Robinson, New Atlantic PE ted@firstwhitneybank.com
Nick Greteman, New Carroll PE nick@robinsonruhnke.com
Todd Kielkopf, New Indianola PE todd.kielkopf@pobox.com
Pat Anderson, New Kalona PE pat@kctc.net
Joyce Taylor, New Keokuk PE jetaylor650@gmail.com
Sam Polonsky, New Keosauqua PE polonsky@netins.net
Marc Roe, New Ottumwa PE mroe1215@gmail.com
Lynne Pinegar, New Tipton PE lpinegar@communitystate.net
Dan Nielsen, New Winterset PE dnielsen@americanstatebank.com
 
 
PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES TO THE PRINTED DIRECTORY 2018-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
The District 6000 Vocational Service Team encourages clubs to nominate one worthy member for the Paul E. Hellwege Guardian of Integrity Award, which is named after the late District Governor Paul Hellwege (1954-55). This award is presented annually to Rotarians in District 6000 who have been a member for a minimum of three years who exemplify the attributes and passion for ethics and integrity in his or her vocation, business and personal life that Paul exemplified.  The nomination form is on our website, just click HERE!
 
GUARDIAN OF INTEGRITY AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE IS JAN. 31 2017-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

One Rotary Summit is facilitated, interactive and focused on goals that the clubs, the district and Rotary International are focused on.  The Summit provides an opportunity, a forum, a platform for clubs of similar size to discuss methods to meet and/or exceed our goals.  Come ready to discuss and learn more about Membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image to help you get the word out about the great aspects of Rotary!  Every club should strive to have at least one or two members attend!  Click below for details.

West Des Moines - Thu., October 12     DEADLINE: Oct. 10

ONE ROTARY SUMMIT Carolyn Scharff 2017-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
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Come to Pella for an evening of Rotary fellowship with Past Rotary International President, Ray Klinginsmith 2010-11!  Enjoy dinner of ethnic specialties such as Dutch Spiced Beef, Pella Bologna with Gouda Cheese and Dutch Letter pastries and conversation with Ray and other Rotarians.  There will be entertainment with Dutch singing and dancing by the Pella Dutchesses and Rotary wagon tours of Pella at the end of the evening. 
 
ROTARY PELLASHIP PARTY IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROTARY AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR 2017-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Join Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith (2010-11) and Rotarians from Iowa and the Northern Missouri Districts for a day at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, August 17!
 
Click HERE for the schedule of Rotary activities.  You are invited to come and go as your schedule permits.
 
ROTARY AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR - AUG. 17 2017-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
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) club writes a check from their treasury.  Only the online gifts and checks written by individuals are tax deductible.  You can group checks from individuals and mail them 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!
WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF IS THIS YEAR'S DISTRICT GLOBAL PROJECT 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
It's time to think about signing up for the next RLI session! It is our intention to hold each part – I, II and III – with every session. We want to be sure that you are able to continue your studies as quickly as possible.  Register and you will re-connect with other Rotarians. . . discuss real issues facing you and your Rotary Club. . . gain more insight into what you can do through Rotary. Please sign up as early as possible; the next date is September 30 in Iowa City, we only offer a part if there are sufficient registrants to provide an effective experience for the participants.
REGISTER by CLICKING HERE. Questions, contact Terry Geiger tlgeiger@grm.net or 641-442-5559.
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE R.L.I. 2017-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
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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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World Polio Day is October 24!  Help your Rotary club get the word out to your community that Polio has not yet been eradicated BUT, "We are this close"!  Plan an event to raise awareness and funds to help eradicate Polio!

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