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Serving Western Wisconsin & Southeast Minnesota


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District Governor's Message

District 6250 Video Newsletter

District News, Events and Announcements

Dean McHugh to be District Governor in 2016-2017

Summer 2014 Youth Exchange 

Zone 28 News for Districts and Clubs

 

Club News, Events and Announcements

Gazebo nears completion in Rotary Park

Rotary Raises $16,500 for La Crosse K9

RI News

The Rotarian Magazine

 

The Rotary Foundation - Update on Annual Giving

NEW - Rotary Foundation Donation Forms

Check Here for the Latest Foundation Reports Including -
- Update on Annual Giving
- Polio Plus Updates
- More

 

Attendance Report

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The District Dispatch

 

The Monthly Newsletter of Rotary District 6250

January Edition

Important Note: Deadline for district newsletter submissions is the 25th of each month.
The newsletter will be distributed by the first full week of the month.

District Governor's Message

Happy New Year!  This month's newsletter highlights the January Rotary theme:  Rotary Awareness.  You will also see an update on our Polar Plunge for Polio Eradication challenge.  In addition you will find information about our May 2014 District Training Assembly and District Conference.  Mark your calendars now for May 2-4 as we celebrate the work of our clubs using our Rotary theme, "Engage Rotary; Change Lives" as our conference focus.  The conference will be at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, with the District Training Assembly on Friday evening, May 2, and the District Conference to follow beginning Saturday morning, May 3.  The Conference will conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 4.

Dean Ryerson
District Governor 2013-2014
Rotary District 6250
 

District Video Message 

 

 

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District News, Events and Announcements

Dean McHugh to be District Governor in 2016-2017

Dean McHugh, of the Rotary Club of Holmen, was selected by the District’s Nominating Committee to serve as District Governor Nominee-Designate.  As such, Dean will become the Governor of District 6250 on July 1, 2016.

Dean has served his club as President, Vice-President, and International Service Committee Chairman.  He currently serves as Foundation Annual Programs Chair for District 6250.  He has been active in helping his club establish a clean water project in Lima, Peru.

President of McHugh Excavating and Plumbing in Onalaska, Dean is active on a number of area boards.  Dean also serves as an adjunct professor at Globe University teaching courses in management, supervision, accounting, and general business.

District 6250 welcomes Dean to its leadership team.
 

Summer 2014 Youth Exchange 

Help spread the word to recruit strong candidates age 15-18 for Rotary’s short-term summer exchange program. Interested candidates Click Here to learn more.  Applications (downloadable from the district website) are due February 28th for next summer.

There are many country options in Europe, South America, and now in Japan too! Help us grow the program to 25 participants in District 6250. Help your club RYE Officer identify one or more participants for 2014.

Janine O’Rourke, STEP Chair
Fitchburg/Verona Rotary
rotary6250.summerexchange@gmail.com

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Zone 28 News for Districts and Clubs

Greetings all,
Attached you'll find the Zone 28 Rotary Coordinator newsletter.  It's a winter day here in Wisconsin -- had plenty of snow to shovel and to shove around, the holiday tree is festive looking and the house smells good (plenty of sugar and spices) filling the air of the house.
Football pro-season is winding down, soon all the college bowl games will be played and International Assembly is getting closer! 
Safe travel and happy Holidays to all! Here's to a wonderful and successful 2014!

Best Wishes,
Tamie Koop
Zone 28 Rotary Coordinator
District 6270 PDG

Club News, Events and Announcements

Gazebo nears completion in Rotary Park
connectstoughton.com - by: Bill Livick

It didn’t cost taxpayers a dime, but the new gazebo in Stoughton Rotary Park is there for all to use.

The gazebo won’t be entirely finished until the spring, however, said Rotary Club member Doug Benham, who’s been part of a group overseeing the project.  He said there will be some painting and landscaping to do before the structure is finished. “It will be completed within the limitations of the weather and the contractors’ time,” he said.
 
The project is “a joint effort of largely Rotary labor,” Benham added. “It’s really a city-wide effort.”  The Rotary Club worked at raising funds over the summer to keep down the cost.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL ARTICLE

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Rotary Raises $16,500 for La Crosse K9
By: Amy DuPont - wxow.com

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) A La Crosse K9 is now on duty 24-hours a day thanks to a generous donation by the Valley View Rotary Club. Both police and Rotarians say the gift will benefit the entire La Crosse Community.

It was at a meeting just like this 2-years ago that a La Crosse police detective told the Valley View Rotary about the department's need for another K9 dog. The third dog would allow officers access to a drug sniffing K9, 24 hours a day. Chief Ron Tischer says"Even when there is a perception that there is a dog out there people tend to avoid the city and not bring drugs into the city".  CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL ARTICLE

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RI News

The Rotarian Magazine

The Rotarian Magazine is our link to the greater Rotary world. The pictures and stories tell us of the wonderful work that is being done, in and through Rotary, to make the world a better, safer and a more peaceful place…all because we are advancing the key elements of social justice, health projects, and educational opportunity and alleviating the dire effects of poverty.

A person is not free if they are hungry. A man is not free when he has to watch his children die because of the lack of clean water or adequate food. A mother will not be free if her sick child cannot receive medical care and when people are not free they will seek social justice even if it means going to war to achieve it.

Our magazine, paid for in our RI dues, is not junk mail. It makes you and me “literate” in the great story of Rotary. Read it. Share it with others. Drop it off in a public area where literature is offered, a dentist's reception area, the waiting room at your local hospital or when you go to your accountant's office to pick up your tax filings. Plant the seeds of Rotary by sharing our great story.

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Update on Annual Giving

New RI Foundation Donation Forms

Club executive members can now download a Multiple Donor Form that is pre-populated (filled out) with details of club members including their ID number. This form is on Rotary.org at member access. Club presidents and club secretaries have access to this form. Also club treasurers and club Rotary Foundation chairs can get this form if they have been registered on member access by the president or secretary. Select the club members who have donated and add the amount of each donation. The new form makes it easy to forward donations from a group of club members who contribute weekly, quarterly, etc. More Info.

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Attendance Report

Reporting Tool for District Attendance

Check out the reporting tool for District Attendance!

Clubs can view each month’s attendance in a visual graph. Also Club Secretary’s can request access to update their information directly online!

Click here to submit your club's attendance report

Click here to see the full Attendance Report.

 

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