District 6900 News for April, 2018


From the District Governor

Vote For Your Favorite Service Projects

By Alec Smythe

Ballotting for the Service Oscars is now open. Click here or go to the District website and click the green Vote For Project Favorites button on the home page near the Rotary logo. There are 24 nominations, three for each of the four club categories, split into two flights. Voting is simple:more]


The Rotary Foundation

Fourth Quarters Matter

By Margie Kersey

We are in the fourth quarter of the Rotary year and as Governor Alec stated at District Assembly, Fourth Quarters Matter. Now is the time to focus on ending the year strong. Take a moment to review where you and your club stand:

  • Have you met your Foundation Giving goals?
  • Have you met your personal Foundation … [more]


District Confernece Final Update

It’s Showtime! Rotacon 2018 is less than 2 weeks away! Oh, and Taylor Swift tickets

By Ryan Clements

In less than two weeks, the greatest show in all of District 6900 will take place at sunny Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. If you’re registered, you’re in for a great time! And if you’ve waited until now, you’re not too late. Registration is still open!

To help you prepare for the best experience, here are 10 top items to consider … [more]


RLI

Join Rotarians for RLI on June 16

By Elwyn Gaissert

Rotary Leadership Institute will be held in Griffin, GA on June 16 at Southern Crescent Technical College. Parts 1, 2, 3 and a graduate course on Membership will be offered. There will also be a Discussion Leader Course by invention. What better what to kick start the new Rotary year on July 1 with your club leadership, directors, new and long … [more]


Club News

Join North Fulton Rotary for the National Day of Prayer

By Steve Siders

2018 Theme: PRAY FOR AMERICA... UNITY

Join other business, governmental and non-profit leaders at this inspirational, interfaith experience as we celebrate the power of prayer in our personal lives. Enjoy musical performances and inspirations from spiritual leaders of diverse faiths.

Featured Keynote Speaker Parisa Khosravi is an Emmy … [more]


from Kate's Facebook video with Natalia - see link in story

from Kate's Facebook video with Natalia - see link in story

Global Scholar Update

Exploring Big Ideas About Peace, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution

By Laura Kann

My time of taught courses at University of Bradford is a quickly coming to a close -- I only have four weeks till the end of the semester and four essays to complete! My classes here have been thoroughly enriching, not solely due to the lecturers but also to the wide range of diversity among the students. Many students here have years of experience in the practitioner field (e.g. a UN Peacekeeper from Bangladesh, a Ugandan Member of Parliament who also runs her own female empowerment NGO, a security and arms researcher from an organisation in Columbia that helped shape public policy) and often bring new perspectives and insight to our class discussions. I have really enjoyed taking a step back to explore the big ideas around peace, conflict, and conflict resolution. [more]


Retired Major General Maria Britt will be the keynote speaker at Alpharetta's Memorial Day celebration

Retired Major General Maria Britt will be the keynote speaker at Alpharetta's Memorial Day celebration

Club News

Alpharetta Rotary Hosts Memorial Day Tribute to Honor Fallen Heroes

By Janet Rodgers

The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host the city's 4th Annual Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 28.The music begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. at Alpharetta City Hall, located at 2 Park Plaza. The event is free for the public to attend. [more]


Sheffield Awards Gala

Americus Hosts Annual Sheffield Event on May 19

By Bob Hagan

The Americus Rotary Club will be hosting this wonderful celebration again - honoring those who have been selected as the best club leaders in District. The awards and the event are named in honor of the three Sheffields from Americus who served as D6900 Governors. [more]


Vinings Cumberland Rotarians welcomed GRSP student Lucila Segantini’s mother and sister for dinner; pictured are (top row) Club President Ross Henderson, Bill and Brenda Borden, Kathy and Ray Gadd, Tony Lazzaro (bottom row) Jolene Northrop, Luci Segantini, GRSP- Lucila Segantini, Mariana Segantini, Juliann Northrop

Vinings Cumberland Rotarians welcomed GRSP student Lucila Segantini’s mother and sister for dinner; pictured are (top row) Club President Ross Henderson, Bill and Brenda Borden, Kathy and Ray Gadd, Tony Lazzaro (bottom row) Jolene Northrop, Luci Segantini, GRSP- Lucila Segantini, Mariana Segantini, Juliann Northrop

GRSP Update

GRSP, Building Global Friendships

By Lynn Clarke

ON STUDENT SELECTION

It is becoming very apparent that the students applying for the Georgia Rotary Student Program are very well qualified as a general rule. We cannot remember a time that so many of our choices decided to take other programs of study, sometimes … [more]


GRSP - An Alumni Perspective

GRSP, Building Global Friendships

By Lynn Clarke

Hey y'all,

I have no words to thank you for the opportunity you have given me. All my life I dreamed of studying abroad, I knew that the chances of this being possible were very few. When I received the email saying that they had given me the scholarship my joy was immense. I remember … [more]


Club News

Carrollton Dawnbreakers Encourage Community Literacy Through Support of Tanner’s ReadER Program

By Ashley Bush

To encourage literacy among today's youth, the Rotary Club of Carrollton Dawnbreakers recently donated more than 500 books and contributed an additional $500 to Tanner Health System's ReadER program. [more]


Club News

Vinings Cumberland Supports PAL Athletics

By BRENDA Borden

The Vinings Cumberland Rotary Club has just donated $5000 to the Cobb Police Athletic League, also known as PAL. This gift and others like it enable young people in the Cobb area to pay the fees needed to be outfitted for and to play on sports teams through PAL, and to be transported to the games, when they are financially unable … [more]


Club News

Sandy Springs Hosts Third Senior Prom

By Rick Doyle

On Sunday, February 11, the Sandy Springs Rotary Club hosted its third annual, internationally-recognized Senior Prom for seniors, as part of Rotary International’s ongoing efforts to honor and engage our seniors. [more]


Club News

Carrollton Dawnbreakers Host 10th Annual Casino Night

By Ashley Bush

Rolling their way through another successful year, the Rotary Club of Carrollton Dawnbreakers hosted its tenth annual Casino Night in Februrary - raising more than $64,000 in total sponsorships and donations. [more]


Club News

Redan Interact Advisor Headed to Ghana on Study Scholarship

By Lizbeth Dison

Stone Mountain Rotarian and Redan High School Interact Advisor Rodney Finkley has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Grant for a five-week summer study tour of Ghana, West Africa. [more]


Club News

Stone Mountain Volunteers Visit DeKalb Schools for READ ACROSS AMERICA

By Lizbeth Dison

The National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 - the birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, lovingly known to millions as Dr. Seuss. Several Stone Mountain Rotarians supported Read Across America Celebrations … [more]


Club President William MacArthur (far left), Fulton County School Board Superintendent Jeff Rose (far right), Julia Bernath - District 7 Fulton Board of Education, and Sandy Springs Police Captain Mike Lindstrom pose with the honored teachers and principals.

Club President William MacArthur (far left), Fulton County School Board Superintendent Jeff Rose (far right), Julia Bernath - District 7 Fulton Board of Education, and Sandy Springs Police Captain Mike Lindstrom pose with the honored teachers and principals.

Club News

Sandy Springs Honors Teachers of the Year

By Todd Lawrimore

In March, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs was proud to present the 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year Awards for 11 schools in Sandy Springs. [more]


Club News

Lending a Hand in Honduras

By Lynne Lindsay

Speaking to the students at Roswell High School Interact monthly meeting, Roswell Rotarian Terry Taylor shared the background on Lunches for Learning. [more]


Club News

Marietta Rotary-Kiwanis Community Sunrise Service

By Dale Covington

The Rotary Club of Marietta joined with the Marietta Kiwanis Club again this year to host the Community Sunrise Service at Kennesaw Mountain at 6:45 o’clock on April 1. [more]


Club News

Rotary and Rotaract - Working Together

By Stephanie Windham

The Rotary Club of Griffin proudly sponsors the Rotaract Club on the campus of Southern Crescent Technical College. The club is active and vibrant, and makes frequent reports and visits to the Rotary Club of Griffin. The Rotary Club of Griffin is interested in finding ways to bridge the gap … [more]


Upcoming Key Dates

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018Brookhaven Governor Visit
Friday, April 20th, 2018Service Oscar Voting Closes
Friday, April 20th, 2018Dunwoody Governor Visit
Friday, April 20th, 2018Decatur Governor Visit
Friday, April 20th, 2018GRSP Final Presentation
Thursday, April 26th, 2018Rotacon 2018 - District 6900 Conference April 26-29 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Thursday, April 26th, 2018Rotacon 2018 Traditional Club Project Display Request
Saturday, April 28th, 2018Connecting for Social Good - Sandestin
Monday, April 30th, 2018District Grant Reports Final
Monday, April 30th, 2018Atlanta Governor Visit
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