The District Dispatch

 

The Monthly Newsletter of Rotary District 6250

September 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


I’m writing this from “the road”.  It’s a road that has led about 6,000 miles through our district and has led (so far) to 39 Rotary clubs.  By the time you read this, that number will be about 50.  I am inspired every time I meet new Rotarians!  And I’m happy to report I have helped increase our district membership by at least two, even while visiting clubs during Membership Month!
 
September is the month Rotary highlights Basic Education and Literacy.  I am truly impressed with the many ways clubs choose to help in this area of focus.  One club donates a book to their local public library in the name of each speaker to their club. Several clubs cooperate on the Books for the World project, sending thousands of books overseas.  Several clubs have gotten active in promoting the “Little Free Library” effort.  My own club publishes a book that guides new moms and dads in steps they can take to maximize their baby’s brain development, thereby helping ensure the youngster is better able to be a good reader and learner.
 
If your club isn’t doing any particular activity in this area, you might visit the Rotary website and look up the Rotary Showcase.  I just checked and did a word search for “literacy”.  I didn’t count, but there were literally hundreds of entries of successful projects by clubs around the world.  Check it out – you could probably find a simple project there your club might replicate.  Or look up the “Rotary Ideas” section (right above the Rotary Showcase), and you will find hundreds of projects looking for help right now.  Again, you can search for keywords, and one of them might catch your club’s fancy. 
 
In this time in our world when the need is so great that we all want to help, the greatest help remains, not sending fish, but teaching someone how to fish.  Or in this case, teaching people how to read, write, and learn
 
Be the inspiration for your club!
 
With Rotary Pride,
 



Bill Hoel
District Governor 2018-2019
Rotary District 6250

 

District News, Events and Announcements

Your Support Brings Peace to Our World


The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.  That’s why we remind District 6250 Rotarians about the importance of supporting our Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund/SHARE program.

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

35,000 Rotary clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

Even more, your support for Annual Fund/SHARE makes it possible for our district to grant matching funds for your local club’s projects.  If you haven’t given this Rotary year, we would love to have you join all of the Rotarians who give to make sustainable lasting change for a more a peaceful world through Rotary.   

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Achieving Your Charitable Goals with The Rotary Foundation

Our Rotary Foundation transforms your charitable gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

Because of the support from Rotarians in District 6250, we will provide matching grants totaling $82,475 for local and international projects this year, provide scholarships for peace scholars, continue the battle to eradicate polio, and so much more.

No matter what your passion for Rotary’s work in the world or your community, our Rotary Foundation can help you make a gift that fits your financial and estate goals.  Rotary Direct can help you budget your donations.  Gifts of stock can eliminate capital gains tax.  Gifts from your estate can further secure your legacy as a Rotarian.  There are numerous options for giving to help meet your charitable goals for Rotary.

For more information, explore The Rotary Foundation’s website at MyRotary.org or reach out to your Club Foundation Chair to get connected with our District Foundation team.  

Rotary's Tomorrow Depnds on What We Do Today

In District 6250, sixty-six Rotarians have informed our Rotary Foundation about a gift in their estate plan.  These Rotarians are recognized as members of the Foundation’s Bequest Society.  Thank you to each Rotarian who has made this commitment.
 
You can be an important part of the Foundation’s next century of serving humanity by including a gift to Rotary’s Endowment in your estate plan. Your gift will be carefully stewarded to provide funding for the programs you know and love, year after year. The Foundation is known for its commitment to effective programs that make a lasting difference in people’s lives.
 
A gift from your estate will provide ongoing financial support, just as your annual contributions do today. Join the many Rotarians and friends who have made commitments to improving and enriching lives around the globe by creating your personal legacy with The Rotary Foundation.
 
When you have your estate gift planned, please let our Rotary Foundation know.  You will be recognized as a member of our Bequest Society. And most importantly, you can rest assured that your donation will be used for Rotary programs most meaningful for you.
 
To inform Rotary about your bequest, go to My Rotary and search for Your Rotary Legacy.  A convenient link is provided to enroll in the Bequest Society.

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Club News, Events and Announcements

Hops for Heroes Benefit Concert - Sunday September 16th - 3 - 7:00pm - This Sunday!

 
Join us on Sunday, September 16th at the Wisconsin Brewing Company inverona, WI for a concert to benefit the first responders injured in the Sun Prairie explosion.

Free admission and donations are accepted. Raffle and Silent Auction available along with music featuring Kirstie Kraus & Kelsey Miles.
 
 













 


 

Madison Area Rotary Clubs at the Mallards Game - Highlights and Photos!

The sun shown on area Rotarians, their families and friends on August 11 at the Madison Mallards baseball game. Over 140 tickets were sold to Madison area Rotarians. Besides just having fun, the day was about spreading the word about Rotary to the community. The Madison Mallards were wonderful and let us show a short video about Rotary on their videoboard, display our Logo on the videoboard, have free 30 second radio commercials, and have an information table near the entrance to the ballpark.



We even got to have outbound exchange student Grant Borcherding, who is on exchange now to Bolivia, throw out the first pitch. As an added bonus, we got to have a 50/50 raffle which netted $584 to Polio Plus.  It was a great day to expose our community to Rotary and have a good time. 
 
 

Polios Plus Benefit Dinner - Lodi Rotary Farm to Table Gala - October 9, 2018


Lodi Rotary is hosting a sophisticated Farm to Table dinner sure to delight all palates. This gourmet five course dinner, with wine pairing, will be prepared by distinguished chefs Grayson Altenberg and Maria Jaramillo. Be prepared to indulge yourself and loved one(s) for the sake of a good cause, Rotary’s fight to end polio. Dinner proceeds to go to PolioPlus.

For every $1 raised for PolioPlus the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match $2!

Tickets are $65.00 per person and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com. Just search for Lodi Farm to Table Gala on the Eventbrite website.

Social gathering 5pm to 6pm.

DATE AND TIME
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

LOCATION
Fitz's On The Lake
W11602 County Road V
Lodi, WI 53555

About the Chefs
Lodi Wisconsin Rotary Club is pleased to host 2011 Lodi graduate Chef Grayson Altenberg who has worked at Madison's nationally acclaimed L'Etoile, Michelin star restaurants in NYC and California, as well as, opening a restaurant in Los Angeles. Chef Maria Jaramillo hails from Mexico City. Her culinary expertise has taken her to prestigious restaurants across Mexico and the United States. Grayson and Maria met while working at The French Laundry, ranked one of the top 50 restaurants in the world for the past 14 years. Anthony Bourdain proclaimed it "the best restaurant in the world, period".


Madiso Breakfast Rotary - Think Rotary Shop Locally - October 2018








 






 


 






 

2019 Rotary International Convention


Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
As you know, this Rotary year we are all striving to “Be the Inspiration” in our local and global communities.  In addition, we will celebrate together in Hamburg, Germany during the 2019 Rotary International Convention. 
Here is our Zones 28-29 Hamburg International Convention Newsletter.  As you will see, we are having our annual Zone event on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Registration details will be included in an upcoming newsletter.
Click here to see the entire Volume1, No. 1 2019 Hamburg Newsletter.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you in Hamburg next June.  Please forward this information to Rotarians throughout your district. On to Hamburg as we “Capture the Moment!”
 
Nicki Scott and Chris Etienne
Hamburg Promotions Committee
Rotary International Zone 28 & 29 

 

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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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Friendship Exchange News

NEW for 2019!!! Two Rotary Friendship Exahcnges Planned for 2019: India & Australia

1) An exchange between our Rotary District 6250 and District 2981 in India. 
 

Our Rotary District 6250 Friendship Exchange Committee has arranged an exchange with Rotary District 2981 in India. This district is on the southeast coast of India and includes the city of Pondicherry. We will travel to their District 2981 from Jan. 5 – 20, 2019.  We expect to travel with no more than 10 people. Our Rotary District 6250 will host an inbound group from this district in May of 2019 for approximately 14 days.
 
Anticipated expenses per person for participants:

  • Round trip airfare to India
  • In-country air, rail or bus travel
  • Meals when not at host homes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs, such as gifts and souvenirs
  • Admission charges to museums or events
 
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment/activites and local transportation while in host city.
Detailed in country itineraries will be determined closer to the travel dates
 
Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.


Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2019 – Australia
With Our Rotary District 6250 and District 9640 in Australia
 
Our Rotary district has arranged Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2019 with District 9640 in Australia which is in the State of Queensland, south of Brisbane.  A group from our district will travel to Australia from Feb. 15 to March 4, 2019.  This exchange will be no larger than 10 people per group.  A group from Australia will visit our district from July 12 to 26, 2019.
 
Anticipated Expenses for travelers:
  • Round trip airfare to Australia
  • In-country air, rail or bus travel
  • Meals when not at host homes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs, such as gifts and souvenirs
  • Admission charges to museums or events

 
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment/activites and local transportation while in host city.
Detailed in country itineraries will be determined closer to the travel dates
 
Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or trave

 



Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2018 – Argentina
With Our District 6250 and District 4920 Located Argentina
 
Group from District 4920 in Argentina will be hosted by our District 6250 for 14 days—June 6-22, 2018.
Group from our Rotary District 6250 travels to District 4920 in Argentina for 14 days—October 6-18, 2018.
 



Our district has arranged a second Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2018 with District 4920 in Argentina. This is the area just below Buenos Aires, including Mar De Plata, and above Bahia Blanca. We expect to host a group from June 6-22, so they can attend the International Convention in Toronto directly after visiting us. We will travel to Argentina from October 6-18. This exchange will be no larger than 8 persons per group.
 
Anticipated Expenses for travelers:

  • Round trip airfare to/from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Costs associated with side visit to Iguazu Falls
  • Personal expenses such as gifts
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals or room costs at the beginning and end 


Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment and perhaps transportation while in the country.
 
Preliminary Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires and enjoy the city
Day 2 Travel to our first hosts
Day 3-12 Visit clubs within the district
Day 13 Visit Iguazu Falls on Brazil border
Day 14 Fly home
 
Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.
 

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Zone News

 

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 is now in Club Runner.  All Secretaries automatically are designated to update the data in club runner.  If you are having trouble accessing the Club Runner screens or just don't know where to go, please contact the Rotary District 6250 Office at 608.204.9835 or rotarydistrict6250@morgandata.com.  

 

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