CLICK HERE to check the DISTRICT SCHEDULE for open dates / times; then contact the District office to reserve it.
A TOAST to District 6000 – We hoped you would participate in this innovative form of a district conference, and so many of you did!  This pilot offered a conference experience at a lower cost, less travel, and a shorter time away from family and jobs along with a bigger picture of Rotary!
DG Mike’s Rotary Cups of Cold WaterI initially developed this abbreviated “nuts & bolts newsletter” for Rotary club presidents, secretaries, and assistant governors to keep them in the loop with key information.  It was suggested they be made available for all members of District 6000 to read.  If you are interested in reading DG Mike’s Rotary Cups of Cold Water click here. 
It is rewarding to see how Rotary clubs are taking this year’s theme of Rotary: Making a Difference very seriously.  You are helping to make the world a better place by your active involvement in Rotary and impacting the lives of more people than you will ever realize.  Thank you for your Service Above Self commitment to Rotary.  You are indeed making a positive difference.
District Governor Mike Ruby, rubys@machlink.com, C) 563-260-2862
If you will be at the Rotary International Convention in June, then District Governor Nominee Erna Morain and her husband Steve, invite you to the District Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 am on Monday, June 25!  This event will be a great way to kick off your Convention experience!  For information and to register click HERE.
Our District’s global project in 2017-18 is to support World Bicycle Relief; bikes are $147, including shipping. Contributions can be made in 3 ways:     a) online, see below link b) individual writes a check (any amount, it all helps) payable to WBR or c) the club writes a check from their treasury.  Only the online gifts and checks written by individuals are tax deductible, not checks written by a club.  You can bundle checks from individuals and mail the group to: WBR,1000 W. Fulton Market, 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60607.  Add a note that the donations are to be credited to District 6000.  They will send each individual a receipt.  Check out this link! http://rotary.worldbicyclerelief.org/rotary-district-6000  It gives a lot of information and includes a GREAT 3-minute video!

Steve Dakin of the Rotary Club of Boone since 1975, was selected by the District Nominating Team as District Governor 2020-21 and the announcement was made at the District Annual Meeting March 9th. Steve is active in the district and his club.  He has served as an Assistant Governor and on the Disaster Relief and Polio Teams.  Last May, he had the opportunity to drive the RV for the "Rollin with Rotary Team" which he said was a great experience.  Steve and his wife Lesley, also a member of the Boone club, enjoy traveling.  Their home is in Boone.

To see events our Rotary clubs are holding CLICK HERE and you can promote your Rotary event on this Club Events Calendar!  To add your event click HERE or contact the district office with details.  This calendar is updated around the 1st & 15th each month.  There is also a web Calendar of all ClubRunner posted events which includes the District's and those clubs that have a ClubRunner website.

Over 240 High School Juniors and Seniors from across Iowa will be participating in Rotary Leadership Training (RYLA) on the Grinnell College campus in July.  Rotary leaders will be on hand to guide and assist students as they learn and develop leadership skills during this life changing experience.  Please consider being a volunteer, email Mark McAndrews to find out how!  To learn about RYLA, click HERE.  You are invited to visit and see the great things that are going on during the event, ask Mark which day is best.


Our 6th Rotary Foundation Dinner is on Saturday, November 3 and it would be wonderful to have a great turnout!  It will be held at the West Des Moines Sheraton from 6:00-9:00 PM.  Our keynote speaker will be Carl Chinnery, Polio Survivor and Past District Governor of District 6040.  We will join in Rotary fellowship and "Be the Inspiration" through the The Rotary Foundation!

Registration will open October 1st.

Call the Rotary International Contact Center at 866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279) or email contact.center@rotary.org to check deadlines, forms, Foundation giving and recognition points.
Presidents and Secretaries: Click here to find who assists you and all of the clubs in our district.

You need to login to update your profile and to register for some District Events.  If you've never logged in, click Member Login, top right of this page, then click New and existing users: Retrieve login and/or reset password under the Password box. Need help? Call 877-976-8279.

Looking for Rotary information to share with a prospective or new member, something that explains the organizational structure, the programs, international projects and fellowship? Use the great brochure HERE!
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