For conducting District business, Check the Schedule for open dates & times then contact the District office to reserve.
What a month!!!  In these uncertain times it is good that Rotary and Rotarians are doing so much to help each other and their communities.  And what a great way to share instantly our news and thoughts—internet is literally a lifesaver in times like these.
We’ve received many questions and suggestions in the past few days, and we’ve tried to keep you all abreast of what’s going on in District 6000. I hope this March edition of D6000  NEWS will help.  One suggestion is to listen to the suggestions and encouragement from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds about best practices for all of us.  Many of you have asked what your club should do about meetings. I encourage you to follow her directions and to listen to the updates from the CDC.
Unfortunately, our plans for the RD6000 Festival are on hold.  We hope to be able to hold the event at its scheduled time June 25-27 at Prairie Meadows, but we can’t be sure at this time.  Stay tuned and we will update you as we are able to determine our options.
In the meantime, browse through this month’s edition for some great and inspiring stories about our District 6000 clubs and the many members doing inspiring things in their communities.  Look especially for the podcast with Michelle Book this month.  She’s the CEO of the Food Bank of Iowa, which supports and supplies hundreds of local food banks in the state during these trying times.
And be sure to check out the Women in Rotary interview with Hira Mustafa and her true stories about how Rotary Connects the World in everyday ways.
Enjoy this edition, stay healthy, and remember to do something each day for someone who can really use your help. Thanks Rotarians. You do make a difference.
Erna Morain, Governor District 6000
We would love to share your story, so send me an e mail, and pictures if appropriate, so that I can publish it in an upcoming monthly edition. If you have any questions, give me a call at 515-205 2043 or send me an e mail.

Steve Wieneke of the Rotary Club of Ankeny was selected by the District Nominating Team as District Governor 2022-23 and the announcement was made at the District Annual Meeting March 13th. Steve is active on district teams, in his Rotary club and community.  He has served as an Assistant Governor and is currently the chair of RLI Rotary Leadership Institute.  Steve and Brenda, his future wife, will make their home in Ankeny.

If your club may apply for a COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT or GLOBAL GRANT for 2020-21, someone from your club must attend a GRANT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (GMS) each year and it's important that the main contacts on a proposed grant are strongly encouraged to attend. Advanced registration is needed. DEADLINE is 2 days before the seminar. To register, click the blue text below for the last GMS that will be held this year.

Online GMS
Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10 AM
Experience the RD 6000 Festival, June 25-27, 2020 at Prairie Meadows Event Center!
Information and registration is to the right under District Events and at THIS LINK!

To see club events CLICK HERE. You can promote your Rotary event here too!  To add your event click HERE or contact the district office with details.  This calendar is updated around the 1st & 15th each month.

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 & Secretaries: Click here to find who can assists you.

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 user? to the right above the Login box. Need assistance? Call 877-976-8279.

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