RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at the WL Community Center. This will be a hybrid style that Zoom will still be offered as well for those that cannot attend in person. The 1st and 3rd Thursdays will be a social style meeting of getting together with refreshments. Programs will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Board meetings will be on the 4th Thursday of the month following the normal club meeting.
June Line up:
- June 23rd – SOCIAL – lets have some fun enjoying local cuisine! Plan on meeting at SAAP SAAP at 5:30pm that evening to enjoy fun, food and fellowship with rotarians.
- June 30th – CHANGE OVER DINNER, starting at 5:30pm, food at 6pm, few things that will take place are: Presentation of Gala money to Fine Arts Boosters, new member induction ceremony, awards/honors and closing remarks. PLEASE RSVP to GRETCHEN by Friday June 24th if attending.
Here is a link to our club calendar of meetings and events for 2021-22:
ITS PIP AND FAIR TIME!!!!! BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR MORE INFORMATION on DETAILS
OTHER LOCAL NEWS:
West Liberty Rotarian Bob Cline takes part in the WMT Radio Tractorcade in West Liberty.
United Way June Newsletter
Fight Against Human Trafficking updates:
West Liberty was one of 7 clubs accepted for the RAGAS Grant program, which was approved in April of this year. WL, as one of those 7, has a goal of getting Human Trafficking education into our local school system (WLCSD). We will be receiving a check for $500 for use in promoting this program in the schools. Each of the 7 clubs are also being offered a FREE membership (value $35/member) for each Rotarian club member of those 7 clubs, to RAGAS for one (1) year which would include receiving their newsletter and all communications regarding fighting Human Trafficking. That is a $1,400 gift to our Club if 40 members agree to have their emails sent to RAGAS. If interested in allowing your email to be sent to RAGAS to receive this offer at no cost, please contact Tom Barr today.
Rotary D6000 News
District Leadership Directory for 2021-2022 at this LINK
RYLA update from D600 Chair Wayne Steen
The Rotarian volunteer positions for RYLA have all been filled.
June Training for Iowa RYLA will be Saturday, June 18 at Grinnell College. I will have an update of Iowa RYLA for you after the June 18 training session.
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Rotary R.I.S.E. (v50 )
Dear District 6000 Rotarian
On Monday mornings you will receive a R.I.S.E. email from me, to inspire you for your Rotary week. The R.I.S.E. Action Team will provide Resources for Inspiration and Special Events throughout this new Rotary year. Co-Chairs Joyce Taylor, Rotary Club of Keokuk and Sara Simon, Rotary Club of Winterset are working together to bring this effort to you.
There is no failure. You either win or you learn.
I don’t mean to brag, but I put together a puzzle in one day and the box said 2-4 years.
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
FOUNDATION MINUTE: June 13, 2022
Reprinted from June 15, 2020
Welcome to Week 3 of Rotary International’s Fellowship Month!
In its concerted effort to combat the menacing effects of COVID-19, The Rotary Foundation initiated a Disaster Response Fund. Districts can apply for a $25,000 grant. The first tranche of funding has been distributed. The districts that have been awarded the funds have utilized the grants within their local communities.
To date, nearly $5 million has been dispersed by TRF to nearly 200 of the 535 districts in the world. One of the recent awardees is District 6270. This district, comprising of 54 clubs in southeastern Wisconsin, has four clubs that are purchasing and delivering food to those in need, and supplying face masks, shields and other PPEs to local first responders and fire departments. The West Bend Sunrise Rotary, WI USA, one of the four clubs, donated PPE worth $4,000 to the Albrecht Free Clinic.
TRF also awarded $25,000 to District 6820, Mississippi, which has split the grant among seven hospitals in Central Mississippi.
Responding to the needs of those affected by COVID-19, The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield, IL with a matching grant from TRF, presented a check for $3, 810 to St. Dominic Hospital for COVID-19 expenses.
Another Disaster Response Grant awarded by TRF made it possible for the Rotary Club of Potsdam, NY to donate $1,000 to the Potsdam Neighborhood Center Food Bank for COVID-19 relief. Expressing much appreciation for the donation, the director of the Food Bank, Kristal Hayes, declared that the money will provide “a good deal of food to our clients. It takes a village, they say, and we definitely cannot do what we do without the support of great organizations like the Rotary and our community.”
Rotary is Fellowship. Real Fellowship is frank, spontaneous, full of warmth, and if you want to gauge its depth, you will find that it is the difference between “Mister” and “Bill” – “Reverend” and “Jack.” (Call Him “Bill.” The Rotarian, May 1915).
Olabisi Gwamna, Club Secretary
Mount Pleasant Rotary,
Editor, Foundation Minute
Rotary Magazine Update
Rotary Magazine can be delivered right to your E-Mail box if you choose, follow this link to sign up . https://my.rotary.org/en/node/18361
Also note that if your spouse/partner are both members of our club, you are getting 2 copies of the Rotary Magazine, that will change effective January 1, 2021 to where your household will only receive 1 copy now.
Anyone wanting something posted in the weekly ringer news please email Gretchen by Friday EOD weekly.