ROTARY DISTRICT 6270

Birthplace of RI Founder Paul Harris

"Be A Gift To The World"
Be A Gift To the World
 
 
4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say and do...
 
1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to service society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
 
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The Rotarian


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February:  Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution

Seems like every time we turn on the TV, read a newspaper, or listen to the radio, countries and people are fighting.  Someone or something, even the smallest of issues, gets escalated into violence. When did the world get so hateful?  So angry and intolerant of other people's beliefs, values, and lifestyles that causing unneeded harm or killing is the only answer. So angry that arming themselves to shoot innocent bystanders seems to be okay. That the 10 minutes of immediate fame on the nightly news justifies the means.

 
 

New Member Sponsor Recognition Program

Effective 4/1/16, distribution of the pins and backers created for the New Member Sponsor Recognition Program to honor Rotarians who sponsor new members will be discontinued.
 
 

Win an all-expenses paid trip to Seoul
for the Young Leaders Summit

(YLS) & 2016 Rotary International Convention!
Contest deadline is February 28th, 2016
All young leaders around the world aged 35 and younger are invited to participate in the YLS 2016 Contest (#YLS2016Contest), where 10 lucky winners will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Seoul that includes round trip transportation (airfare, etc), accommodation, and meals in addition to US$1,000 cash prizes for each winner! Young leaders are asked to submit one original video that is 3 minutes or less that answers one of the two questions:
1. How can you be a gift to the world or;
2. What are world issues Rotary should challenge in the future, and post
 
 

Rotary Marks and Gun Shows

From Rotary International:
We have learned that a few Rotary clubs are sponsoring or hosting gun and knife shows, shooting tournaments and hunts and are using Rotary’s  trademarks on materials for these events. As you may know, the RI Board has set forth guidelines for use of the Rotary Marks by Rotary clubs for sponsorship and cooperative relationship purposes, and this policy prohibits clubs from accepting relationships that support the use of harmful products, including weapons and other armaments; see the relevant Rotary Code of Policies Section below.
 
 

Plan on Doing a Make-Up?

The Lake Geneva Rotary Club will be meeting only 2 weeks per month starting in February of this year.  We will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 12 noon at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.
 

 

IRA ROLLOVER PASSED AND MADE PERMANENT!

     Greetings from One Rotary Center!   I am writing to share with you some good news.  As of December 18th, 2015, Congress passed the PATH Act which makes the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent law!
     The relevant provision allows donors age  70 ½ and older to donate as much as $100,000 directly from their IRA to charity without incurring income tax.  Because this provision is retro-active to 1 January 2015, all IRA transfers made directly to charity in 2015 will receive income tax-free treatment.
     Please share this news with Rotarians in your club.   This giving option might be of interest to numerous Rotarians in your area who are looking to make year-end gifts.  If anyone is considering an IRA Charitable Rollover or other 2015 gift please have them contact me as soon as possible (Rachel.Greenhoe@rotary.org or 847-866-3476). 
 

 

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Applications Now Available

District 6270 is looking for qualified students wishing to study in a graduate program overseas.  District 6270 will award one scholar a $30,000 global grant (aka Ambassadorial Scholarship) for matriculation Fall of 2016 at an overseas campus.  All applicants must hold at least an undergraduate degree OR anticipate graduation from a College or University by Spring 2016.  Qualified applicants are either students at an area college OR a local resident attending school elsewhere in the country - but cannot be children of a Rotarian.  
 
Applications are NOW available on the district website under the "Scholarship" tab.  Completed application deadline is February 1, 2016.  It is helpful if an applicant has identified a local Rotary club as a source of information and guidance and a potential sponsor club.
 
For details and messages from former and our current Global Grant Scholar and the Application, see link:  http://www.rotary6270.org/sitepage/scholarships.
 
CONTACT:  For more information, contact District 6270 Scholarship Chair Karen Plunkett at 414-403-4878 or karenpm@earthlink.net
 
 
 

TO ALL PE'S

Please make sure your calendars are marked for PrePETS, February 20, 2016 and PETS, March 4-6, 2016.  To view more information, please go to "Site Pages" in the right hand column of this website, and click on "PETS & PrePETS."
 

 

Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award

The Rotary Spouse/Partner Service Award. was created by the RI Board of Directors to recognize spouses and partners of Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary. Please note that only non-Rotarian spouses and partners are eligible to receive this award.  Additional criteria and eligibility requirements for this award are explained on the nomination form.
 
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
 
DECEMBER 1, 2015
 
TO: ALL CLUBS           
 
RE: CRIMINAL BACKGROUND REPORTS
 
As of January 4, 2016 the cost of these reports will increase to $12.95 each, plus any local court search fees.  These fees can run anywhere from $2.00 to over $400.00 per report.  These are based on where an individual may have resided during the past 7 years.
 
Our policy is that if we see fees adding more than $10.00 to a report we contact the club for authorization, before we order the repot.
 
Should you have any question please contact Robert Hosch, PDG at rhosch@wi.rr.com or phone 262-965-3101.
 

 
 
 
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Come Join Us
 
 
 
2016 District Conference
May 13-15 2016
The Osthoff Resort
More Information To Follow
 
2016 RI Convention
 
May 28 - June 1, 2016
Registration Form
 
 
 
Suggestions, Questions, Comments?

Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Colleen Kalscheuer at:
district6270@gmail.com
or
Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 384
Hartland, WI   53029
(If you would like a phone call, please send
your name and phone number in an email)