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Brian Hall
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Upcoming Events
Friends Forever Northern Ireland Delegation Various District Venues
Oct 18, 2014 - Nov 01, 2014
Strategic Planning Session WYES - New Orleans
Nov 15, 2014 08:30 AM - 12:01 PM
Paul Harris Society - Foundation Gala Hancock Bank Building
Dec 04, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Paul Harris Society Gala Dec 04, 2014 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
District 6840 Team Training First Pentecostal Church
Feb 07, 2015 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ole Man River President-Elect Training Seminar Jackson Convention Complex
Mar 06, 2015 - Mar 07, 2015
District Conference - Rotary Rivage 2015 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Apr 10, 2015 08:00 AM - Apr 12, 2015 03:00 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 Ken Thompson

ImageAs in years past, a bus will be taking fifty-five California and Arizona Rotarians to Caborca, Sonora, Mexico, to immunize Mexican children against polio. The photos are from the February, 2014, trip that Ken Thompson and his daughter Kathryn participated in. Ken is going again in 2015, from Feb. 13 - 15.

There are still a few slots available, if anyone is interested in participating in a hands-on international service project. Rotarians can board the bus at either Phoenix, Arizona, or Orange County, California. Bus fare is $175 from Phoenix, or $225 from Orange County. Cost for the hotel room in Caborca, Mexico, is $110 for the two nights.

Posted by Ken Thompson


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

They are visiting 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.

Posted by Janice McKellar

The first RLI session for 2014-2015 was held October 25th at the First Pentecostal Church of Slidell. District Trainer Janice McKellar and PDG Don Bryan facilitated the sessions. Eight were in attendance. Future sessions for 2014-15 are January 31, 2015 and February 21, 2015. Parts I and II will be presented at the January session. RLI is very focused on Rotary topics, with discussion groups aimed at making you and your Rotary club more effective.


Posted by Ken Thompson

District 6840 will do a Group Study Exchange in 2015 with District 9800 - Australia. The outgoing team will travel in March, 2015. 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:

Kimberly Cox-Sherlofsky, 33, Gautier, MS, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gautier. She is Admissions Counselor for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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.

Posted by Randall Feldman on May 23, 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 will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon at WYES Studios in New Orleans (916 Navarre Avenue) to have coffee, doughnuts, and hammer out how to accomplish “service above self” starting July 1, 2015.

All Rotarians are encouraged to register and attend. If you have an opinion about what your club needs or issues it faces, make a comment and we will see how the district can deal with it. Or perhaps you may just be interested to find out what the district is and how it may affect you and your club’s activities.

Registration is on the 6840 website. These sessions have gotten positive reviews; they are fun and interesting. Become engaged and light up Rotary. We’ll see you on the 15th.


Posted by Horace Necaise

Registration is now open for the Paul Harris Society Gala - Foundation Dinner to be held Thursday, December 4, 7:00 pm in the Great Southern Club atop the Hancock Building in Gulfport, MS. The event recognizes Paul Harris Society members, Major Donors, Bequest Society members, and Paul Harris Fellows in the district. All are invited to attend. Cost of the event is $45

To register, click on the event under Upcoming Events to the left of the screen.

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