Posted by Mike Thompson on Mar 06, 2014
Posted on Rotary Voices 6 March 2014
By Jim Johnston, past governor of District 6760 and a member of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
While RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang has urged Rotary members to Light Up Rotary, the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg has been leading an effort to light up villages in Honduras in a more literal sense.
In February, our team of 14 volunteers traveled to the country to wire 70 homes and three schools for electricity in eight villages near the city of Choluteca. The volunteers from Lawrenceburg, Dyersburg Breakfast, and Brentwood formed deep friendships with members in Choluteca, our host club. A total of 20 clubs contributed funds and in-kind contributions, adding to a district grant from District 6760, for a grand total of $35,000.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Feb 20, 2014
THE TIME IS NEAR! The snow and ice will soon melt. The buttercups will peak out of the ground. The weather alerts will be for severe thunderstorms rather than snow storms. IT’S SPRINGTIME IN TENNESSEE!! That means it’s time to register for our Rotary District Conference to be held at Paris Landing State Park on April 25-26, 2014. For those really hardy souls, there will be a golf tournament on April 24, 2014. You can register online at dc2014.rotary6760.org or print off a manual registration form to mail in. Manual registrations should be mailed to Amy Cross Nance, 103 Forrest Crossing Blvd, Suite 205, Franklin, TN, 37064. Every room at Paris Landing Inn has been reserved for us as well as six cabins. Those rooms will be released to the general public 30 days prior to our Conference. So—plan to join us, and get those reservations made.We encourage families to join us as the World’s Largest Fish Fry is going on that same weekend with carnivals, parades and all sorts of family fun. Google the “World’s Largest Fish Fry” to get all of those details. We will have babysitters available for Friday and Saturday evening. Events for non-Rotarians on Saturday include a Tour of Historic Homes, Catfish Races on the Square, or nearby Civil War-era Fort Donelson and Land Between the Lakes. Watch for more details on these activities later.
DON’T MISS OUT! COME CELEBRATE OUR “ENGAGE ROTARY, CHANGE LIVES” CONFERENCE—WE GUARANTEE A FUN TIME. DISTRICT 6760 NEEDS YOU!
Judy Tyree, District Governor
Posted by Mike Thompson on Feb 18, 2014
Halfway through the Rotary year but only six district clubs have achieved Star Club ranking with per capita contributions of $100 or more to the Annual Program Fund. Brentwood leads the rankings with $298.48 contribution average per member. The six Star Clubs averaged $156.39 per member with the District average as a whole at $44.06.
The top ten clubs in Annual Program Fund giving are:
2) Columbia Breakfast
3) Franklin at Breakfast
9) Murfreesboro Breakfast
Check you club's giving by clicking here or at "Star club Program" under the "Site Pages"
Posted by Mike Thompson on Jan 14, 2014
RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Light Up Rotary is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference -- every day, in every club, and every country we serve."
Posted by Mike Thompson on Nov 16, 2013
Rotary clubs around the world are pledging emergency aid to communities in central Philippines after last week’s massive typhoon flattened entire coastal towns and villages, killed thousands of people, and displaced nearly 600,000 more.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Aug 06, 2013
K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, has been selected by the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2015-16. Ravindran will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Aug 06, 2013
Martin, TN, RYLAtarians, Carlie Vowell and Gian Garma, were so impassioned by Kim Kim’s presentation during RYLA on his activities with Shelter Box, they vowed to make a difference by raising money to purchase a box. Upon returning home, they included the Martin Interact Club in their project. The girls and their Interact Club members are shown here presenting Kim Kim a check for $1,000 to help a needy family somewhere in the world when disaster strikes. Pictured with the group is their sponsor, Martin Rotarian, Hollie Holt.
RYLA, or Rotary Youth Leadership Award, takes place each summer on the campus of Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN. Rising high school sophomores and juniors spend a week on campus meeting new friends, performing team-building activities and learning leadership skills. RYLA will be held June 10, 2014, through June 14, 2014. They plan to increase their number of attendees this year to 72 students. Applications should be in by March 31, 2014. See RYLA on this website for more information, or contact Bob Huffman, District RYLA Chairman at 931-368-9176.
Posted by Mike Thompson on Jul 31, 2013
Our District was represented with 2013-14 District Governor Judy Tyree and husband George and PDG Glen Vanderford among the more than 20,000 Rotarians from 167 countries at the 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal. See some of their photos by viewing the "2013 Lisbon International Convention" album.
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 dc2014.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.