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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
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Oct 25, 2014 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
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 Janice McKellar

District Trainer Janice McKellar is now taking applications for this year's Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). The sessions for 2014-15 are October 25, 2014; January 31, 2015; and February 21, 2015. RLI is very focused on Rotary topics, with discussion groups aimed at making you and your Rotary club more effective. Application forms are on this website under District Programs > Rotary Leadership Institute.

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.

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 Horace Necaise

District 6840 Grants have been approved by The Rotary Foundation for the Rotary year 2014-2015. Funds totaling $69,341 were allocated to District Grants. Of that, $36,500 were dedicated to grants submitted by clubs. A detailed breakdown can be found under RI Programs > Grants and The Rotary Foundation.


The challenge process has been completed for District Governor Nominee Designate. Kathie Short, Rotary Club of Pass Christian, will be the 2017-2018 District Governor for District 6840. Congratulations, Kathie.

Posted by Fenwick Swann

ImageOur three Rotary Youth Exchange students for the 2014-2015 have arrived. Anna from Denmark was the first to arrive, shown to the right with PDG Greg Lier and Debbie Lier. Anna is sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish. The second arrival was Lily from Taiwan, who is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Slidell and Slidell Northshore (middle photo). Coming from Brazil is Joara, who is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Covington. District 6840 is sponsoring one Outgoing Youth Exchange student, Ethan Van Sant, who will be spending the school year in Taiwan. In the lower photo, Ethan, Lily, and Joara are joining RYLA grads and scholarship recipients at the RC Covington meeting Aug. 5 before school starts.

Come to the August 23 seminars in Poplarville, MS, to meet our new youth exchange students. Invite them to your club meetings and community events.








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