Posted by Mike Thompson on Jun 17, 2013
The 2013 Rotary District 6760 RYLA Program successfully concluded on Saturday, June 8th with a well-attended, inspiring graduation ceremony. Fifty-nine of Rotary District 6760’s finest young people walked across the stage of the Austin Peay State University Clement Auditorium to retrieve their well-deserved RYLA graduation certificates. These fifty-nine RYLAtarians were sponsored by twenty-nine of the Districts sixty-three Rotary Clubs. Students cannot buy their way into RYLA they earn attendance through merit.
Click hear to see photos from the 2013 session
Posted by Mike Thompson on May 23, 2013
Fellow Rotarians -
On behalf of Districts 5750 & 5770 we want to welcome donations on behalf of Disaster relief specifically designated for the May 20, 2013 victims and their families!
We all have family and loved ones (including myself) that have lost homes, auto's, personal belongings and friends to this F 5 tornado. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said today that there were between 12,000 and 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged not including all the businesses and schools destroyed as well!
Any funds received by our Rotary Bi-District 501c3 Foundation will be used exclusively for the benefit of those damaged by this terrible event.
One can either mail a donation to-
Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
P.O. Box 13800
Oklahoma City OK 73113-3800
Or make an online donation using your VISA, MasterCard or Discover go to - DONATE NOW
Please be aware that this is tax deductible donation and all donations will be acknowledged. Thank you in advance for all that your donations may accomplish.
Any questions please feel free to call or write me anytime! In service - I am
Posted by Mike Thompson on May 14, 2013
Congratulations to the Brentwood Rotary Club they continue to be Number 1 in our District at $296 per capita contribution. Franklin at Breakfast, Hendersonville, Halls-Gates, Mt. Pleasant, Ripley, Lewisburg, Pulaski, Somerville, and Clarksville Sunrise make up the remainder of the top 10 contributing clubs. Congratulations to each of them for their continued support of the Foundation. We now have 19 Clubs that have already achieved Star Club Status and will be recognized at the District Conference at the Foundation Breakfast on Saturday 18 May.
Our Annual Program Fund enables us to "Do Good in the World" in our communities and around the world.
The top ten clubs on a per capita basis:
2. Franklin Breakfast
5. Mt. Pleasant
10. Clarksville Sunrise
Where Does your Club Stand? Click here or look under “Site Pages” at Star Club Program – select Per Capita listing and Alpha Club listing.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Apr 11, 2013
Spring is here and that means a busy time for our District with the current Rotary year winding down and a new one about to begin. This means lots of Rotary events and meetings including the annual District Conference. We are using on-line registration when we can so it's also a good time to review how to register online.
Find the event under "District Events" on the left of the main web site and click on it to go to the event page. In some cases you may have also received a direct link to the event page, for instance for the District Conference at dc2013.rotary6760.org. If on-line registration is available you'll see a registration link on the left side of the event page. Clicking on that link will take you to event registration. In most cases you'll be required to log-in to register. Even if you're not required to log-in it saves you a few steps if you do so first as information will automatically be filled in for you.
Each member in the District has a "Login name" and "Password" if your clubs records are up to date. If you don't know your password click on "New and existing users - Retrieve your password" and enter your particulars there and your info will be emailed to you. If you receive an error message or have another problem contact me explaining the issue you are having and I will try to help you through it. If there is a fee for the event you will usually have the option to either pay on-line or alternatively download a registration form. On the top of each event there should also be a chair listed you can contact for more information or ask a question.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Jan 14, 2013
By Daniela Garcia
Rotary News -- 14 January 2013
RI President-elect Ron Burton will ask Rotarians to Engage Rotary, Change Lives in 2013-14.
He unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2013 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, the annual training event for incoming district governors.
“If we really want to take Rotary service forward, then we must make sure that every single Rotarian has the same feeling about Rotary that each one of us here has today,” Burton said. “We need to make sure that every Rotarian has a meaningful role to play, that they’re all making a contribution, and that their contribution is valued.”
Posted by Mike Thompson on Sep 04, 2012
The Rotary International Club and District Support (CDS) team at world headquarters is there to provide service, training, and guidance on Rotary resources, policies, and procedures. They have developed a quick reference guide for club leaders for easy reference when needed as well as a contact sheet for the team responsible for our district.
To download the file and save for future guidance go to the "Download" section on the left side of the home page or look on the "Club Materials" site page. You can also search for our representatives at http://www.rotary.org/cds.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Sep 01, 2012
For sixty-five years Ambassadorial Scholars have studied around the world representing Rotary's commitment to global peace and understanding. The program will end in 2013 with Future Vision but you still have the chance to have one of these outstanding young people tell your membership about their experiences and the effect it has had on them. Since 1947 The Rotary Foundation has awarded $532-million for these scholarships to 41,000 young men and women, two of those recently returned to the District.
Brock Starnes was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jackson and is now living in the Nashville area with his wife Hannah. Brock studied in Wellington New Zealand where he pursued a Masters in Commerce at Victoria University with a concentration in exploring initiatives, like business incubation, that help entrepreneurs succeed.
Carree Banton is back in Nashville from her Ambassadorial Scholarship experience in Ghana (Africa) and is studying at Vanderbilt University. Carree was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Donelson-Hermitage.
Posted by Charles R. (Dick) Bowers
Libson will be fun, fantastic and full of Rotarians! Let's Go! International Convention, June 23-36, 2103.