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 District Governor
Barbara Mauldin

2011 RI Convention Host



Upcoming Events
2014 District 6840 Conference Biloxi Civic Center
May 09, 2014 06:00 PM - May 10, 2014 03:00 PM
South Central Rotary Youth Exchange Conference Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Pearl River Community College
Jul 20, 2014 11:30 AM - Jul 25, 2014
Zone Success Seminar Loew's Hotel
Jul 26, 2014
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. Pictured are the Club and District Officers in a group photo from the President-Elect Training Seminar held March 7-8, 2014, in Jackson, MS.

Posted by Barbara Mauldin on Oct 29, 2013



District 6840 Conference will be May 9-10, 2014 at the Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, MS. The traditional Thursday night College of Governors will take place at Mary Mahoney's Restaurant. On Friday morning, conferees can enjoy either a golf tournament or a schooner cruise in the Gulf. At 2:00 pm the Civic Center will be open to allow clubs to set up their tables. At 3:00 pm Friday, DGND Randy Feldman will conduct a long-range planning session. At 4:30 pm, Elizabeth Van Sant will meet with prospective youth exchange host families. DGE Brian Hall will also be conducting session during the day. Then the Friday Night Food Fest will blast off from 6:00-10:00 p.m. All clubs are encouraged to register with Vicky Gutierrez to bring food and drink to share with all the Rotarians. Music for dancing, visiting with fellow Rotarians, eating and drinking are the activities of the evening. Each club will provide a table top presentation of the one best project, fund-raiser or idea of 2013-14 of that club for all to see. On the table I request a "take-away" meaning a paper or brochure with the project description, club name and contact info in case a Rotarian wants more information.

Be sure and bring your new shoes and socks for the Shoes for Orphan Souls charity. We will transport all donations collected to Buckner International in Texas following the District Conference.

A golf tournament and a sailing excursion aboard a Biloxi schooner will be available before the Food Fest on Friday. A special room rate is available at the Four Points by Sheraton. The district conference program complete with the conference schedule along with registrations forms is available on the district website under District Events > District Conference.



Posted by Janice McKellar on Dec 14, 2013




A special session of the Rotary Leadership Institute was held on April 21 at the Covington Library to add six new graduates (top photo) to those who completed the three parts of RLI on March 22 (lower photo). The program focuses on Rotary itself and is designed to help future club and district officers, not just club presidents. We are seeking nominations from club leaders for RLI seminars in 2014-2015. Graduation for those students who have completed all three parts will be held at the District Conference, May 10, at the Biloxi Civic Center.


Posted by Ken Thompson


The Group Study Exchange Team from Serbia-Montenegro will arrive in New Orleans on May 5, and will stay until May 31. The team (left to right in the photo) consists of Jovo Medojevic (Team Leader), Tijana Pantelic, Tatjana Tasic, and Mina Vasovic. They will be at the District Conference, and ten other venues during their stay. Their bios and complete schedule can be found on the website at District Programs > Group Study Exchange.

Posted by Mark Dispenza



The GSE Committee has selected Mark Dispenza from the Rotary Club of Hammond to be the Outgoing GSE Team Leader to Serbia-Montenegro. The team consists of Mark Dispenza, Eliza James, Keenan Robert, Brad Marchese, and Ren Agena (left to right in top photo). The middle photo is the 2014 Outgoing GSE Team volunteering at the Freret Street Festival April 5. The lower photo is a reunion of the current team with members of past teams, held on March 22 at the home of Sherry and Mark Berry. Past GSE members who attended were Jaimee Goad (India, 2013), Nancy Cuty (New Zealand), Gina Giarelli (Argentina), Giovanna Giarelli (Brazil), John Moore (Brazil), and Mayor Mayson Foster of the City of Hammond (India, 1976).

Our district will be exchanging teams with District 2483, located in Serbia and Montenegro in May. For four weeks, team members will experience the way of life, customs, and vocational practices of LA/MS and Serbia/Montenegro, while sharing information about their home country. Click on More for brief team member bios. More extensive bios are on the GSE page, District Programs > Group Study Exchange.

Posted by Michael Dohm on Apr 03, 2014


To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Rotary Club of Slidell donated $12,000 to the City of Slidell to support the purchase of a water feature at City Hall, shown in the background of the photograph. Club President Mike Dohm is handing the check to Mayor Freddy Drennan. The club was working in partnership with Keep Slidell Beautiful and the Slidell Garden Club to make the water pool possible. Also shown in the photo (left to right) are board members Ron Davis, Ken Thompson, and David Dammon.

Posted by Ken Thompson on Apr 03, 2014


District 6840's exchange student from Belgium, David B, and twelve other foreign exchange students were honored in a ceremony at the St. Tammany Parish School Board. The 13 students are attending St. Tammany schools this year. School Superintendent Trey Folse (top row in photo, third from right) handed out certificates of appreciation to each student. David is at the far left in the photo.

Posted by Ken Thompson

ImageIt is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Past District Governor Milton Wheeler on March 24, 2014, at around 2:30 pm. Dr. Wheeler served as District Governor of 6840 for two separate Rotary years. Milton was equally passionate about Rotary and William Carey University.
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