2011 RI Convention Host
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 2013-2014 Club Presidents and District Officers in a group photo from the 2013 President-Elect Training Seminar.
Posted by Barbara Mauldin on Nov 12, 2013
As I am sure that you are aware, the Philippines have been devastated by the typhoon. ShelterBox is an excellent way for your club to lend a hand. There are Rotary members who wish to help in some way, but perhaps cannot make contact with anyone in the Philippines directly. Donations can be made online to SB Ambassador Ken Thompson's fundraising page http://tinyurl.com/KensSBPage
May I suggest that every Rotary club in District 6840 organize a contribution mechanism through the club to buy at least one ShelterBox. 54 families would be positively impacted by a small contribution from every Rotarian in District 6840. Thank you for your help in getting the word out to every club in the district. Please forward this request to everyone that you know. To contact ShelterBox, either go to www.shelterboxusa.org/typhoon or use the information I have included for SB USA President. Emily Sperling below.
Posted by Mark Spicer
The GSE Committee has selected Mark Dispenza from the Rotary Club of Hammond to be the Team Leader to Serbia-Montenegro. The alternate is Carl Michel from the New Orleans Riverbend Club.Prospective team members were interviewed on November 16th. For more information, contact Mark Spicer, Chairman of the GSE Team Committee, at 107 Augustine Court, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. Mark can be reached by email at email@example.com or telephone at 228-218-6220.
Our district will be exchanging teams with District 2483, located in Serbia and Montenegro. Anticipated travel dates are May-June 2014. 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 team member selections.
Posted by Janice McKellar on Nov 09, 2013
The inaugural session of the Rotary Leadership Institute was held November 9th at the Pentecostal Church of Slidell. Future classroom sessions will be held February 1 and March 1, all at the First Pentecostal Church of Slidell. The program focuses on Rotary itself and is designed to help future club and district officers, not just club presidents. Graduation for those students who have completed all three parts will be held at the District Conference, May 10, at the Biloxi Civic Center. District Trainer Janice McKellar was assisted by PDG Don Bryan, DGE Brian Hall, and ADGs Joyce Shaw and Vicky Magas. 18 were in attendance.
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. It will start with the Friday Night Food Fest 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.
Posted by Ken Thompson on Oct 30, 2013
The Friends Forever delegation from Northern Ireland has completed their tour of District 6840 and has returned to Northern Ireland. The group consists of five Catholics and five Protestants.
Posted by Kathie Short on Aug 16, 2013
The window of time for submitting district grant requests for the 2013-2014 Rotary year has now closed. The recent response from clubs in the district has been very enthusiastic. The district grant committee has selected those projects that will receive funding for the 2013-2014 Rotary year. A total of $28,000 in District Designated Funds (DDF) was committed to district grants this year.