Hello Fellow Rotarians in District 6220 - Fall 2017
Hello Fellow Rotarians in District 6220!
As our Fall is winding down and we look to the Holiday season I wanted to update everyone several topics.
It was a great honor and very enjoyable to visit every club in the District! So many clubs are doing amazing local and international projects. Please don’t forget to pat yourself on the back and get the word out on your club’s excellent work. We can’t be in the media too much! At a recent Rotary Regional meeting, a speaker said, “Use Rotary to move yourself into local and global service”! What a great thought! If your club does not have a Public Image/Media Savvy person – think strategically of recruiting one.
Amazing Scholarship Opportunity
It is time once again to begin recruiting for our Graduate Peace Scholar. The Rotary District 6220 Global Scholar Program provides $30,000 scholarship awards for graduate studies at a qualified college/university (i.e., has a graduate level program of study that directly relates to at least one of TRF’s Areas of Focus) outside the USA for US citizens; or, for international citizens (namely, cannot have U.S. citizenship or have a green card or in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship), outside their native country where a Rotary host club can be identified. Scholars must commence studies no earlier than the beginning of the academic year in the fall of 2018 and conclude no later than December 30, 2019 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies.
Eligible applicants will have a demonstrated record of high academic achievement; a reasonable level of proficiency in the language of the region of study; excellent leadership skills and potential; a proven record of success in his or her academic field or vocation; a commitment to community service; well-defined and realistic goals; concrete ideas for advancing within his or her chosen field; and, sincerity about maintaining a lifelong relationship with Rotary after the scholarship period.
Pre-qualification Application. Applicants must submit a Pre-qualification Application for initial District 6220 review and acceptance by January 31, 2018. There are MANY details but the opportunity is huge. Want more information?
John J. Townshend
District 6220 website: http://www.ridistrict6220.org/
District 6220 Scholarship Chair
1208 Golf Club Rd.
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
The Blue Boxes
Yes, hopefully you have begun to fill the Blue Boxes I gave out at my visits. Please contact me as they get full; will be curious who fills the fastest. All money will go to the Rotary Foundation.
New Committee Heads in Membership and Foundation
Consider attending the International Conference in Toronto, Canada. Prices go up in December. This will be the closest meeting for quite some time!
Please don’t forget to sign up for our District Conference - TRICON 2018 May 4,5,6 in the Dells – it will be a great event full of training, great speakers, RYE events, and FUN.
Please MAKE A DIFFERENCE and attend Tri-Con 2018
WI Dells – May 4,5,6 2018
More information: http://tricon2018.com/
Winter is a wonderful time for your club to decide where and when to plant your one tree per member. Four clubs have completed the challenge and several clubs have planned to plant many, many more than just one per member. Please Contact me – DG Tina if you need help.
Look for another email coming SOON about an exciting contest! Your homework for the contest is to watch this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coqag4TufB0 and get your creative juices going!!!
Yours in Rotary!
Be The Change you Want to See…
District Governor 2017-2018