Birthplace of RI Founder Paul Harris

"Be A Gift To The World"

Be A Gift To the World


4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do...
1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to service society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
July 2015

Upcoming Events


The Rotarian

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Happy New Year!

     I am honored to be your District Governor.  For those that do not know me, I moved here from Connecticut 14 years ago.  Within a few months, I got involved with Plymouth Rotary because someone got their ‘ASK’ in gear.  I encourage you to do the same.  I look forward to my club visits to meet all of you and hear what you have to say.  We will be adding a section on the district home page for the Assistant Governors to tell us what is going on in their areas.  This is something new so we can expand what’s happening in our district.
     This year’s theme is “Be a Gift to the World.”  Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are elegantly wrapped while others are the handiwork of a child – so proud of the beautiful job they did.  Gifts come from the heart. We give them to celebrate occasions or because someone can use a surprise.  This year please consider your gifts to the world.  Wouldn’t it be a terrific gift if this is the year of no new cases of Polio?  Or that more people have clean water,  know how to read, have healthier babies or have better medical and vision care?  These things and many more are possible through the Rotary Foundation.   I would like to see every member of every club do a minimum of $100 this year.  It is $2 a week and what a gift it is! 

Dedicated to the advancement of international goodwill and
peace through a better understanding of global issues
The World Affairs Seminar (WAS), located in West Allis, Wisconsin seeks a part time Administrative Support person.  This is a dynamic and interesting position involving setup and managing a sponsor & delegate database;  general organizational support and light office, outreach including telephone, e-mail  and standard mail to student delegates, sponsors and prospects; maintaining financial records and data files. 
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, well-organized and able to set priorities and work independently.  Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and other social media, able to produce direct mail.  MS Access, Quickbooks and PowerPoint skills a plus.  Hours are flexible (ideal for someone with school age children, or semi-retired who wants to work 10 - 15 hours per week).  WAS offices are located near Highway 100 and Greenfield, West Allis, Wisconsin. Seminar is held at Carroll University, Waukesha the 4th week of June.


WAUKESHA SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB:  This is an invitation to nominate students who satisfy the requirements as listed below.   The Application deadline is August 8, 2015.  The scholarship will be awarded in August in time for the first tuition payment.  PLEASE SEE "SITE PAGES" (right hand column) - "SCHOLARSHIPS" for complete details and application.
Selection Process
The scholarship will be awarded by the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club to a full-time or part-time student attending an undergraduate program at a four or two-year college or university.  This scholarship will be issued to the student who has met the following requirements:
1.Nomination and a letter of recommendation by a Rotary member from District 6270.
2.Graduated from a high school in District 6270
3.Have at least a 2.75 grade point average on a 4-point scale at an accredited college.
4.Complete an application form and write a 150-200 word summary of how the student’s educational objective(s) relates to the vision of the Rotary 4-Way Test.
5.The student has one year of college credit that is earned at a 2 or 4 year college or university. 

CLUBS RECEIVE Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas and Take Action Award
(Left to Right) Dr. Karl Hertz (Past President of The Village of Thiensville & PDG)
Rob Holtz (President of TM Noon Rotary Club), Brian Kendzor (President of MT Sunrise Rotary Club)
Dan Abendroth (Mayor of The City of Mequon)
The Mequon/Thiensville Rotary Clubs announced on Saturday June 6th that their joint pledge of $100,000 towards the completion of the Rotary Riverwalk has been satisfied.  The announcement was made at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mequon/Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club held at Mequon Rotary Park.

District Send-Off for District 6270 Global Grant Scholar

Photo from left to right:  DG Karen White, Mike Slawny, Judy Slawny, Alla Kadadha (Scholar)
Karen Plunkett-Muenster, Thomas Muenster, Kathleen O'Brien, Nancy Slinde, David Slinde
(photo by Anna Kadadha)
Alla Kadadha is our District 6270 Global Grant Scholar.  She is a graduate of Alverno College and is endorsed by West Bend Sunrise and Milwaukee Downtown Rotary Clubs.  Alla's host sponsor club in England is Enfield Chase.  She will receive a $30,000 scholarship ($15,000 from District 6270 and a matching grant from Rotary International).  Alla will be attending Kings College London and will be working on her Masters - MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies.  If you would like to keep up with her adventure, follow her blog at:   Our very best to you, Alla!!!


Let's Do Club Facilitated Visioning

     Club facilitated visioning, known in the business world as strategic planning, is one way Rotarians can develop a 3-5 year plan for their Rotary Club.  It is facilitated by district Rotarian peers who guide a club to ‘think outside the box’ to generate ideas and plans to improve, or develop a membership plan, or a fundraising goal, or improving their giving to the Rotary Foundation or improving their community image of their Rotary Club.  
     Tired of the same old - same old?  Give this a try.  Already "been there - done that?" - if it's been a few years, give it another go!  It's when we take an honest look at ourselves that we discover many more doors that open wide to whole new world of possibilities.  
     For complete information on this opportunity, please go to "Site Pages" (right column) and click on "Visioning."


Add This To Your Budget

As you prepare to collect dues from your club members for the new Rotary year, please note that the additional dues for Council on Legislation expenses have been increased from $1 to $1.50 per member.  The increase will be reflected on the July club invoice. This is the first such increase since 2002, and it will help ensure that there are sufficient funds to meet Council expenses in 2016 and future years.
     The Council on Legislation gives Rotary members a voice in how our organization is governed. The next Council will convene in April 2016, when selected representatives from each Rotary district will review and vote on proposed legislation. Learn more about the Council here.   If you have any additional questions regarding the Council or the additional dues increase, please contact:


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2016 District Conference

May 13-15 2016
The Osthoff Resort
More Information To Follow

2016 RI Convention

May 28 - June 1, 2016
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Suggestions, Questions, Comments?

Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Colleen Kalscheuer at:
Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 384
Hartland, WI   53029
(If you would like a phone call, please send
your name and phone number in an email)