District 6900 News for November, 2017


From the District Governor

Strengthening Our District

By Alec Smythe

Past RI Director Robert Hall preaches the three ingredients of a successful district: Leadership, Flexibility and Continuity. Our district is blessed with strong leadership and we have the flexibility to innovate and adapt. We are working hard to improve the service we provide to the clubs and improve continuity from year to year, including some potential changes to our structure. [more]


Andre Marria

Andre Marria

Rotary People of Action

Andre’ Hadley Marria, Rotary Club of Thomasville

By Jackie Cuthbert

Thomasville Rotarian Andre’ Hadley Marria’s life work has been focused on making a difference for people in rural Georgia counties who were (or are) dealing with mental health, youth health and safety, and teen pregnancy issues. We celebrate her work this month as we honor Andre’ as a Rotary Person of Action. [more]


Congratulations!

2016-17 Rotary International Presidential Citations

By Raymond Ray

In early October, we received the 2016-2017 Rotary International Presidential Citations for the qualifying District 6900 clubs. Every Club worked exceptionally hard Serving Humanity last year, making a significant difference in our communities and world. We are honored by each Club's Service Above Self and exceptionally proud … [more]


Graduates of last month's RLI sessions in Sandy Springs

Graduates of last month's RLI sessions in Sandy Springs

Rotary Leadership Institute

Start 2018 Right ... with a Trip to Thomasville for RLI

By Elwyn Gaissert

The next RLI D6900 classes will be held in Thomasville, GA on January 20, 2018. Parts 1, 2, and 3, along with the new graduate membership course, will be offered (assuming we have enough registrations). D6900 Rotarians may register now at http://www.IsMyRotaryClub.org/Register/index.cfm?E... [more]


District Conference 2018 Update

Register to Win! and Start Planning for Rotacon 2018

By Ryan Clements

Everybody loves prizes, and registering for Rotacon 2018 makes that easy. Starting November 16th through March 15th, Rotacon 2018 registrants will have seven chances to win one of our awesome prizes. [more]


Pictures from Emily Marosek's experience as an Oslo scholarship recipient

Pictures from Emily Marosek's experience as an Oslo scholarship recipient

GRSP Update

Planning for the Holidays ... and GRSP's Future

By Lynn Clarke

As we head toward the holidays, GRSP students are enjoying their weekends together and looking forward to holiday plans with their Georgia hosts; GRSP is looking at its strategy for the future, and it's time for Georgia students to apply for the Oslo Scholarship - a six-week trip to Norway offered by Norwegian Rotarians as a thank you to Georgia Rotarians for the opportunity we offer through GRSP! Read about Emily Marosek's experience this past summer as an Oslo scholarship recipient. [more]


The Rotary Foundation

Congratulations ... and Keep Up the Good Work!

By Margie Kersey

The reports are in for Foundation Giving last year and all I can say is: Congratulations to all of the Rotary clubs in our District and to Past District Governor Raymond Ray for a fabulous year in Foundation giving! When they got through tallying the numbers, our District was recognized as a top performer. [more]


Laws of Life

Laws of Life Essay Contest Executive Director Employment Advertisement

By Ed Outlaw

The Georgia Rotary Districts Character Education Program, Inc., the non-profit organization that runs the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest, seeks an Executive Director to support its Board of Directors in fulfilling the Organization’s strategic and operational agenda.

The position requires a professional, highly organized and self … [more]


Club News

Tucker Focuses on Making a Difference

By Rusty Warner

Tucker Rotarians have been busy – with numerous Service projects in the last month or two, including FODAC, the Shriners Hospital, the REACH scholarship program. [more]


Griffin Rotary President Tom Gardner, Griffin Rotarian Lt. Tim Blevins (Salvation Army), Griffin Daybreak President Jackie Wilson, Griffin Rotary Grant Committee Chair Chuck Copeland.

Griffin Rotary President Tom Gardner, Griffin Rotarian Lt. Tim Blevins (Salvation Army), Griffin Daybreak President Jackie Wilson, Griffin Rotary Grant Committee Chair Chuck Copeland.

Club News

Rotary Clubs of Griffin and Griffin Daybreak Partner to Fund Scholarships

By Stephanie Windham

The Rotary Clubs of Griffin and Griffin Daybreak presented the Griffin Unit of the Salvation Army with a check for $3,780 to fund three scholarships for deserving students to attend the Salvation Army’s Community Center for Boys and Girls After School Program. Partial funding for this project came from the clubs’ joint application … [more]


Club News

Roswell Carries on Youth Day Tradition

By Lynne Lindsay

Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city.In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as “Roswell Youth Day,” and each year the tradition grows stronger. [more]


Thomasville's Interact students join club members in a World Polio Day cookout

Thomasville's Interact students join club members in a World Polio Day cookout

Club News

Thomasville Cookout Celebrates World Polio Day

By Shanna Derby

In October, the Thomasville Rotary Club hosted a cookout for the Interact Students in our community in recognition of World Polio Day. We had approximately 20 students join with 20 Rotarians, one Rotarian spouse and three Interact advisors who came out to cook, serve and “interact” with these local students. Several videos explaining … [more]


Club News

Sandy Springs Honors First Responders

By Sally Wyeth Mclaughlin

In October, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs hosted the 2017 Public Safety Awards during an annual luncheon. The annual event recognizes City of Sandy Springs first responders who have shown exemplary professional accomplishments in the city’s Fire/EMS and Police Departments. Sandy Springs Police Captain Mike Lindstrom (a Sandy … [more]


Club News

Dunwoody Congratulates Bill Woulfin

By Dottie Toney

Recently, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody was proud to have Bill Woulfin honored with two of Rotary's highest honors - the Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Distinguished Service Award. The entire district leadership team was present for this special honor! Receiving both at the same time is almost unheard of in Rotary.more]


Upcoming Key Dates

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017Emory-Clifton Governor Visit
Thursday, November 9th, 2017Forsyth-Monroe County Governor Visit
Sunday, November 12th, 2017District Planning & Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017Barnesville Governor Visit
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017Atlanta Rotaract
Monday, November 27th, 2017Henry County Governor Visit
Monday, November 27th, 2017Senoia Governor Visit
Thursday, December 7th, 2017Rotary Youth Exchange Disney Weekend
Thursday, December 7th, 2017Peachtree City Governor Visit
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