PEACE THROUGH ACTIONBy Tina D. Fischlin on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Can you believe we are in the third month of this Rotary year?
So much has happened in just the last 30 days. Jennifer Jones was nominated to serve as the first female Rotary International President in 2022 – 2023. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries in Africa. This milestone is historic toward the global eradication of polio.
Locally, clubs are continuing to find ways to stay connected and participate in service projects. We’re feeding hundreds in our District with the Farmers 2 Families program.
To comply with Rotary International’s branding standards, the D6910 PI Team has redesigned our District logo. You can find the designs in the “Logos” folder in DACdb under the “District Files” tab.
Georgia Rotarians are gathering at Rotary Peace Poles across the state on September 21 to recognize the International Day to demonstrate the positive changes that occur when people unite in good faith to serve humanity resulting in "Peace Through Action." Reach out to Jennifer Hibbard at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org for the Peace Kit outlining step-by-step information on how to organize an event. If you have an event planned, please provide the location, time and a short description of the activities to the PI Chair Brandy Swanson at email@example.com.
Rotary has designated September as Basic Education and Literacy Month, reflecting our dedication to creating a literate world. Every Rotarian has the ability and opportunity to share knowledge, both locally and abroad (click on the picture to play video):
Education for individuals of all ages—an essential component to achieving peace and prosperity—fuels many projects of Rotary clubs in our District that inspire learning.
We continue to witness how Rotary Opens Opportunities both locally and globally!
May Peace Prevail on Earth,
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R.I. Five-Year Forecast
|Click on the picture above to see a video report updating Rotary International's "Five-Year Financial Forecast." It is presented by R.I.'s C.F.O., Julie Burke, and Treasurer, Bharat Pandya.|
Membership MattersBy Sallie Boyles on Monday, August 31, 2020
|Attracting new Rotarians while keeping our current members on the roster and engaged remains essential to the vitality of every club and our global organization. To maintain membership during a world pandemic—let alone expand it—requires fresh perspectives and new approaches.|
Photos From Around The District
|Rotarian Tim Ranney loads boxes of food at the Farmers to Families Food Drive sponsored by The Rotary Club of Clayton Aug. 22.|
For more memories made and great District 6910 photos, click the link below.
Awesome 80's 5K Raises over $9,000 for Local CharitiesBy Amanda R Groover on Monday, August 31, 2020
South Hall Rotary raised over $9,000 from its recent Awesome 80’s 5K run to support local charities during the 2020-2021 calendar year efforts. The race - held on August 15th, 2020 in downtown Flowery Branch featured over 100 runners and numerous local sponsors- even with the changes in procedures taken to compensate for COVID-19 concerns. Several new protocols were implemented to encourage social-distancing and health guidelines while on the course but the spirit of the 80’s was still present. Check it out!
Loganville Rotary Club Says Goodbye to Charter Member
|Scott Walker - Charter Member of the Loganville Rotary Club|
In August the Loganville Rotary Club lost a very near and dear friend and fellow Rotarian, Scott Walker. He was a charter member of the club and has served as the club Treasurer for over 15 years. Please join all of District 6910 in the following short tribute to Scott.Read More
Making Connections Through LiteracyBy Kimberly S Reynolds on Monday, August 24, 2020
September is National Literacy Month and a Rotary focus! Clubs throughout District 6910 are supporting literacy in many exciting ways.Read More
Second Harvest And Greene County Food Pantry Hold Special Food DistributionBy Laura Dent on Friday, September 4, 2020
|Second Harvest Volunteers ready to help distribute food.|
Second Harvest and the Greene County Food Pantry partnered together for a special food distribution held on August 25, 2020. All of the food was supplied by the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta. Together, they served 250 families and each family received a box of dry goods plus grapes, tomatoes, plums, watermelon, and milk.Read More
Hidden Hero CelebrationBy Schelly Tennant Marlatt on Thursday, August 20, 2020
As the saying goes, "no good deed goes unrewarded!" At least, thanks to the Rotary Club of Gwinnett, no one would have ever heard of Michele Bourdonnay and the many things that she quietly goes about doing in her everyday life. Read on to find out why Rotarians surprised her on her doorstep recently and how she ended up the talk of the town. You will be inspired by this story! Be sure to read to the end! Read More
Clubs Working Together Make a HUGE Impact!By Peter Gleichman on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
African Proverb: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go FAR, go TOGETHER!
The 5 Rotary clubs in Cherokee and Pickens Counties joined together on August 26 to distribute 1680 boxes of fresh vegetables equivalent to 15,000 meals to families in need during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Check out this video https://youtu.be/UdXlPYHPqII Read More
ROTARIANS MAKE A DIFFERENCE: For Pet Lovers Only!By Debby Ciccone on Thursday, August 20, 2020
As a pet lover, when Millie of Never Alone, a Cherokee County-based non-profit food pantry made a presentation to the Rotary Club of Towne Lake, I posed a question: "Do you accept donation of pet food?" It tugged at my heartstrings to learn that there was a great need. Millie let us know that many clients request dog food and cat food, but many times they don’t have any to give out.Read More
International Day of Peace EventsBy Sallie Boyles on Monday, August 31, 2020
Is Monday, September 21 highlighted on your calendar?
As a reminder, Rotarians in District 6910 and across the globe will be commemorating the International Day of Peace, informally known as World Peace Day. First celebrated in 1981, the annual holiday, sanctioned by the United Nations, is now dedicated to peace education. Read More
Leadership SpotlightBy Paige W Havens on Sunday, August 23, 2020
|DGN Gerry Taylor (far right) stands proudly alongside his fellow Rotarians after installing a granite bench on the Oconee River Greenway in Athens, GA.|
We continue our monthly "Leadership Spotlight" series in September to help Rotarians throughout the district to become more familiar with the team leading the charge in District 6910 this year and in the years to come. This month we turn our focus toward Gerry Taylor, the District Governor Nominee (DGN). He is on track to be our District Governor in 2022-2023. If you have the pleasure of having him come to speak to your club, you may want to insist that he brings his trombone with him!!! Read on to find out why!Read More
WORLD POLIO DAY Is October 24thBy Paige W Havens on Sunday, August 23, 2020
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. We are “THIS CLOSE” and we remain committed to the end. So, how will your Club join the fight and take action this year on World Polio Day? Click here for some great ideas on ways you can engage!
New District RI Compliant LogosBy Leo J. Lawrenson on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
To comply with Rotary International branding standards, the D6910 PI Team has redesigned several of the logos used throughout the District. They have been placed in the Logos folder under the DACdb District Files tab, and are also available using the Insert Image functions in EZStory and Easy & Beautiful websites. PNG, JPG and PDF formats have been provided, as well as both color and black & white versions.
Who is Your Feed10Million Champion?
#6910 District Feed10Million Champion
If you haven't heard, you need to hear the news that the District 6910 Champion of the Feed10Million Campaign this year is Randy Redner (Rotary Club of Duluth). As campaign chair his role is to help mobilize the clubs in the district and to report results up to the zone level where the program originates.
Once again this year Zone 33-34 is turning it's focus toward making meals happen for needy families...10-million is the goal to be exact. According to Randy, today in Georgia over 1.3 million people are food insecure, of which more than 400,000 are children. "As District 6910's Feed10Million chair, I would like to help change that because Rotarians are People of Action," said Redner.
At this time there are three things each club is asked to do: (1) click the LINK below, (2) enter the name of your club's Feed10Million Champion (or chair), and (3) enter a goal for the number of meals your club will provide this Rotary year (remember this can be food drives, meals on wheels, back pack programs, etc.).
Click this Feed10Million LINK
to get your club signed up today.
Need more information? Check out this video: Feed10Million Kick-off VIDEO
Gwinnett Duck Derby will make a Virtual Splash in 2020By Ginger Powell on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf will host the 6th Annual Gwinnett Duck Derby online this year due to continued Covid-19 safety protocols. Read More
Rotary Hero Fundraising ChallengeBy Lisa Hadden on Monday, August 17, 2020
The cancellation of our annual Wing Fling due to Covid-19 caused our club to have to adapt to government restrictions on public gatherings. As you know the relationship between the Rotary Club and the community is more than just raising money. Connecting with the community during local events has always played an essential role in building our community relationships. Read More
Fundraising Ideas: FREE MONEY with Amazon Smile for Non-ProfitBy Patricia Schaeflern Kenney on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
During this difficult time, Rotary Clubs are coming up with new ideas for fundraising. If your club is a 501(c) (3), one easy way to raise funds is to set up an Amazon Smile account for your non-profit. As more and more people are shopping on-line, with a generous amount of that shopping being done on Amazon, this program (and it’s return) provides low hanging fruit
for strapped Rotary Clubs.Read More
Opportunity KnocksBy Paige W Havens on Sunday, August 23, 2020
Sponsorships opportunities are now available for our Annual Rotary District Conference, scheduled April 22 -25, 2021 at Jekyll Island, Georgia. Your support is critical to underwrite the event, which attracts over 400 Rotarians and their guests. District Conference is a time when we come together to highlight the clubs’ service to their community and beyond. This is an excellent way to showcase your business to fellow Rotarians while helping us spotlight the great work we do together. Click here to explore all of the opportunities available in the sponsorship packet.
Don't Forget!By Paige W Havens on Sunday, August 23, 2020
DON'T FORGET!! Design your club's beach towel or mat to reflect the heart and spirit of your club. Present it to DG Tina during her official visit and then display it in the House of Friendship at this year's convention.
Tool For Schools....Laws of LifeThursday, August 13, 2020
Written by: Linda Hatten, Laws of Life Staff Member
Schools face a daunting challenge for the 2020-21 school year -- how to ensure that every student can reach their potential in the current education environment. Each passing week presents new changes and the stress that goes with them. Most schools will focus on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
programs to help students get the year started from a positive place. The Georgia Laws of Life (GLL) Essay Contest provides high school teachers with a powerful tool to promote SEL along with writing skills. Read More
Laws of Life - Teacher Rotarian Workshop & Luncheon
|"Changing Lives, One Essay At A Time!"|
What Do All Of These Logos Have In Common?
Do these logos look familiar?
Can you guess what's wrong with them?
Click thru to find out!Read More
A Reminder From our Beloved iPDG
The Nomination Period is open for District Governor for 2023-2024!!!
The nomination notice and forms went out to all Rotarians on August 4th and nominations close on October 15th.
If anyone needs information or another copy of the email they can contact iPDG Don Martin.
Click HERE to review the District Election Guidelines.
Hot! Hot! Public Image Deadlines
To be eligible for the Zone 34 Public Image Citation for the '20-'21 Rotary Year, there are two important deadlines coming up on SEPTEMBER 30
#1 - Get your club registered. Simply Click the link: PI CITATION REGISTRATION
#2 - Submit your content calendar. Click the link: SUBMIT CALENDARImportant notes from the Zone 34 PI Team
: This year, to achieve the Public Image Citation, clubs will be asked to complete a series of tasks each month. The idea is to develop sustainable public image capabilities to tell the Rotary story and promote what our clubs do in their communities. And we know that strong public image supports membership initiatives. In addition to bringing in new members, a solid public image program can elevate the pride that members have in their clubs which ensures higher retention rates!
Step one is simply to get registered. Step-two, we are now asking clubs to submit content calendars
. We know that creating a plan around Rotary themes, club projects and fundraisers makes it easier to be consistent in public image efforts. And some INCREDIBLE content plans have already been submitted. For those clubs that need a little assistance, the Rotary Zone 34 Public Image Team is here for you and your clubs every step of the way.
As always, if there is anything we can do for you or your clubs, please reach out to us!www.rotaryshares.org/teamflyer
Official NEW District Logo
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