District 6900 News for September, 2017

From the District Governor

Natural Disaster Trifecta

By Alec Smythe

As I write this, the people of Texas are just starting to see the Harvey floodwaters subside, Irma is plowing through the Caribbean headed directly for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and last night Mexico suffered a major earthquake. So we have plenty of work to do in our own corner of the globe to help the needy. I’ve already sent out information … [more]

In 2016, Ceasar Gaiter presented Congressman John Lewis with a Trailblazer Award

In 2016, Ceasar Gaiter presented Congressman John Lewis with a Trailblazer Award

Rotary People in Action

Ceasar Gaiters, Rotary Club of South DeKalb

By Jackie Cuthbert

This month, District 6900 is honoring South DeKalb Rotarian Ceasar Gaiters for his personal contribution to the community. Ceasar is currently CEO of Gaiter Ventures Inc. where he leads the company’s community and philanthropic strategy, which is focused on fostering our youth through mentoring and furthering education. He is also the CFO of another non-profit - JABY Inc - and president of its annual fundraiser, "The International Trailblazers Awards." [more]

Club News

Join the 10th Annual Peachtree City Dragon Boat Festival

By Pamela Young

The 10th Annual Rotary Club of Peachtree City Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017, and you will not want to miss it. Featuring teams from different communities and countries, the excitement is sure to thrill. New races and events will highlight the day.

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City would … [more]

Stop Bullying Now

Join the Fundraiser to Support “Be the Voice”

By Katha Stuart


Over 3 million kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in our nation. To combat this epidemic, Be THE Voice® was developed. BTV focuses solely on empowering the student bystander to find his/her “voice” when … [more]

The Rotary Foundation

Set Your Goals to Make a Difference - Support TRF!

By Margie Kersey

Goals. Every study ever completed agrees that the likelihood of success is improved when you set a goal. Your Rotary club is no different. If you want a strong Rotary club that is growing and vibrant, you need to set goals. Have a vision of what you want to accomplish.

This morning I pulled up a Foundation giving report for our district … [more]


Give Youself the Gift of Attending the Rotary Leadership Institute

By Elwyn Gaissert

Rotary Leadership Institute is coming to Sandy Springs, Ga on October 21, 2017. Thank you Sandy Springs Rotary Club for sponsoring! The location is Sandy Springs Charter Middle School, 8750 Pride Place (formerly Colonel Drive), Sandy Springs, GA 30350. Parts 1, 2, 3 and Graduate Course in Foundation will be offered. Here is … [more]

District Conference 2018 Update

And the Award Goes to ...

By Ryan Clements

At this year’s District Conference, the Saturday evening general session will be solely focused on recognizing our clubs’ outstanding community and international service projects in an Oscars-style format. The goal is to celebrate Rotary and the good Rotarians do in the world – to celebrate ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE [more]


GRSP Update

By Lynn Clarke

August GRSP Conclave in Bainbridge, Maynard Knestrick Memorial Weekend Sept. 8-10, DG Alec's support, Endowment Update, Words from a Recent Alumni and photos from one new student starting her year [more]


Greetings to you in Literacy Month!

By Brenda Erickson

At the recommendation of DG Alec, I have created a Facebook page dedicated to District 6900 literacy work. Our shared experiences offer the greatest source of information and inspiration for one another. This FB page - Rotary6900Literacy - is meant to be a platform for sharing literacy projects … [more]

Club News

Kennesaw State Honors South Cobb Rotary Club’s Generous Financial Support

By Darlene Duke

Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens (left) paid tribute to the South Cobb Rotary Club and its President Darlene Duke (center) for the group’s steadfast commitment over the past 40 years to fund dozens of scholarships for Cobb County students and various faculty projects. Olens praised the organization, which has … [more]

Club News

East Cobb Supports Local School and More

By Blake Joiner

The Rotary Club of East Cobb furthered its partnership with Wheeler High School during a ribbon cutting ceremony launching Wheeler High School's new AVID program. AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination." represent a significant commitment to the community. In July, the 12th annual race attracted more than 700 runners and walkers, and raised more than $90,000 for community and non-profit organizations. [more]

Club News

Griffin Rotary Embraces Youth Service and Supports Teachers in the Community

By Stephanie Windham

The Rotary Club of Griffin welcomed over 100 new teachers and administrators to its July 27 meeting for its annual New Teacher Appreciation luncheon. The 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year, Casey Bethel, presented the program. Mr. Bethel praised the Rotary Club of Griffin for bringing together educators and community leaders. … [more]


Peace Corps and Rotary Join Forces on Literacy

By Brenda Erickson

In August, a workshop was held in Denver, Colorado for Rotarians who served in the Peace Corps as volunteers or staff. About 85 people attended the workshop to learn about the Peace Corps/Rotary Partnership including Rotarian guests who wanted to learn more about the partnership, senior Peace Corps and Rotary staff, and other Rotary dignitaries … [more]

Upcoming Key Dates

Monday, September 18th, 201720th Anniversary Golf Tournament
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017Quitman County Governor Visit
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017LaGrange - Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017LaGrange Governor Visit
Thursday, September 21st, 2017Cuthbert Governor Visit
Thursday, September 21st, 2017Board Meeting
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017Leadership Development Meeting
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017Governor's Refreshment
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017Lake Spivey / Clayton County Governor Visit
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017District Governor Visit / Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017North Columbus Governor Visit
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017Columbus Governor Visit
Thursday, October 5th, 2017Muscogee-Columbus Governor Visit
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017Zone Leadership Training Seminars
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