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Brian Hall
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Upcoming Events
Ole Man River President-Elect Training Seminar Jackson Convention Complex
Mar 06, 2015 - Mar 07, 2015
Million Dollar Dinner Antoine's Restaurant
Mar 14, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rotary Rivage 2015 Apr 09, 2015 06:00 PM - Apr 12, 2015 01:00 PM
District Conference - Rotary Rivage 2015 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Apr 10, 2015 08:00 AM - Apr 12, 2015 03:00 PM
District Assembly Pearl River Community College
May 02, 2015 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rotary International Convention Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 09, 2015
District Awards & Installation Ceremony Jun 20, 2015
Posted by Ken Thompson


Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. The Rotary District 6840 theme for this year is "Leave a Legacy".

Posted by Brian Hall on Feb 01, 2015

Our Rotary District 6840 has partnered with Rotary District 6820 (central MS) to put together the biggest District Conference we've ever had - Rotary Rivage 2015.  It's being held April 10-12 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS.  From top to bottom, this conference has been designed to be fun, exciting, and relaxed.  Come dressed to hit the beach as we have a luau, do a service project around feeding the hungry world-wide, listen to amazing Rotary speakers, and enjoy the traditional Food Fest at the Point Cadet Pavilion. Start the weekend with a round of golf at Shell Landing or a fishing trip off the coast.  Continue the weekend with your family at events tailored to include everyone, from kids to grandparents.  

There's no venue like the Beau, either.  Enjoy great accommodations, excellent food, and great night life.  Take a stroll on the beach.  Sit on the balcony and enjoy the evening with some amazing Rotarians.

This is a District Conference you won't want to miss.  Register online today for only $194 including registration fee and all your meals.  While you're at it, don't forget to book your room at the Beau for just $159 per night.  The room block is limited, so don't wait! You've been a Rotarian for a long time.  Now's the time to see what Rotary is all about beyond your club while having an amazing weekend.  From the highest Rotary International leaders to zone leadership to fellow club members, they'll all be there.  Come, enjoy, and experience the best Rotary has to offer.

Posted by Ken Thompson

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is returning to its previous venue this year. It will be held in the Solomon Retreat Center near Robert, Louisiana, from July 19-24, 2015. The fee is $500; applications to sponsoring Rotary Clubs are due by May 15, 2015. More information can be found under District Programs > Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, including application forms, documents concerning club responsibilities, and form letters for high school counselors.


Posted by Ken Thompson

District 6840 will do a Group Study Exchange in 2015 with District 9800 - Australia. The outgoing team is traveling from February 19 to March 22, 2015; the incoming team will be in the US March 22 to April 19.. Carl Michel, Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend, has been selected as the GSE Team Leader. Carl is Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson Parish. Four team members were selected to accompany Carl:

Chris Vignes, 33, Gulfport, MS, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gulfport - Orange Grove. Chris is Public Information Officer City of Gulfport.

Alex Michael, 25, New Orleans, LA, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend. He is Account Executive for LeSEA Broadcasting Corp.

Kait Sukiennik, 29, Ocean Springs, MS, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ocean Springs. She is Office Manager for Home Instead Senior Care.

Matthew Winterkorn, 29, Slidell, LA, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stennis Space Center. He is Meteorolgist for the Stennis Space Center.

Full biographical profiles for both outgoing and incoming teams can be downloaded from the District Programs > Group Study Exchange page on the website.


Posted by Randall Feldman on Nov 15, 2014

The creation of the district’s long-range plan is reaching the critical juncture in our Stratetic Planning Initiative. On Saturday, November 15, Rotarians interested in the future of the district’s service to the clubs met at WYES Studios in New Orleans to hammer out how to accomplish “service above self” starting July 1, 2015. District Governor Nominee Randy Feldman facilitated the session

The approved version of the 2015-2016 Long Range Plan is now available on this website under Club/District Data > Governing Documents. It was presented for adoption and approved at the Mid-Year Checkup on January 10 at the Bay Waveland Yacht Club, Bay St. Louis, MS



Posted by Horace Necaise


The Paul Harris Society Gala - Foundation Dinner was held Thursday, December 4, 7:00 pm in the Great Southern Club atop the Hancock Building in Gulfport, MS. Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Floyd Lancia (Zone 30) was the keynote speaker. The event recognized Paul Harris Society members, Dayton Robinson Society members, Major Donors, Bequest Society members, and Paul Harris Fellows in the district. Rotary Youth Exchange students Anna, Lily, and Joara were awarded Paul Harris Fellowships.

Posted by Ken Thompson


The Friends Forever delegation from Northern Ireland arrived in New Orleans on October 18 and returned on November 1. These two weeks in District 6840 were a "lifeboat experience" where five Catholic teenagers and five Protestant teenagers learned to relate to one another in harmony and peace in a neutral environment (the US).

They visited a number of different venues in the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast while here. Pictured is the delegation with Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan as the mayor declares October 22 as Friends Forever Day.

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