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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.
April 2015

Upcoming Events


The Rotarian

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     Officially, March means the beginning of Spring and the switch to Daylight Savings Time. Although, in Wisconsin, and this year especially, we may be lucky to see Spring by May!  But it is time to look forward – to prepare for the next Rotary year, and to begin wrapping up the 2014-2015 year.
     To prepare for next year, two Grant Management Sessions have been held and a hearty Thank you to the presenters, and to all the Rotarians who attended.  Consider either planning a Global grant project, or partnering with another club to accomplish Bigger, Better, and Bolder projects. Or, see what you can accomplish with a District Grant and submit your application early.


Dear WAS Friends, Board Members and Staff
With regret I announce that the fundraiser at  Carroll University April 19th has been cancelled.  To those who have supported this effort, you have our sincere appreciation.  If you have already submitted a payment for your tickets, I will be in contact with you regarding options.
Again, thank you for your generosity and support.
Yours in Service,
Thomas M. Plantenberg, Executive Director
World Affairs Seminar
10600 W. Mitchell St.
West Allis, WI 53214
O: 414-453-4984
M: 414-379-8020
FX: 414-431-0588

The Annual Business meeting of District 6270 will be held on Friday morning May 15, 2015 at 9:45 AM, at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton WI as part of the TRI-CON.  Supporting documents are posted under "Site Pages" and "District Conference" for your review.



It is time to register for Tri-Con, the multi-district Rotary conference for the State of Wisconsin! We are planning two full days  (Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16)  of Rotary fun and fellowship, with a closing breakfast on Sunday, May 17.  For the agenda, list of speakers and entertainment, go to "Site Pages" (right column) and click on "District Conference."
Information is now also available for TRI CON District Conference sponsorship and ad opportunities. Remember, this year the conference will include Rotary business leaders and professionals from all over the state - what a great advertising opportunity!   (Information regarding sponsorship and House of Friendship opportunities can be found under "SITE PAGES" (right hand column of this website), "DISTRICT CONFERENCE."  
SO... register early to take advantage of the early-bird discount!  (offer ends March 31, 2015) 


     Every two years, our District has the opportunity and privilege to nominate a candidate from our District to serve on the Zone 28 -29 nominating Committee for the office of Rotary International Director.  Our current RI Director is Mary Beth Growney-Selene from Zone 28, whose term will be completed June 30, 2015.  Our RI Director Elect is Jennifer Jones from Zone 29.  Jennifer’s term starts July 1,2015 and will conclude June 30. 2017.  Therefore it is time for this District to nominate a qualified candidate to serve on the Nominating Committee.  Additionally, we need to select an alternate.
     The nomination process is not an appointed process – it is an elected position.  We need to complete certain steps for this nomination process. 

Applications Due March 31, 2015

Please remember that all Presidential Citation Applications are due to District Governor Mary Beth Seiser at by MARCH 31, 2015.  No exceptions - Thank you.


New Monthly Themes Announced for 2015

Below are the new Rotary Theme Months as approved by Rotary in October.  Please make a note of them:
July:  None
August:  Membership
September:  Basic Education & Literacy
October:  Economoc & Community Development
November:  Rotary Foundation
December:  Disease & Treatment
January:  Vocational Service
February:  Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
March:  Water and Sanitation
April:  Maternal and Child Health
May - Youth Services
June:  Rotary Fellowships              


Application Deadline:  May 31, 2015

The 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available on the Rotary Peace Centers website, featuring links to new resources that are available for Rotary members as well as applicants. Remember, Rotarians play a key role in guiding applicants through the process and connecting them with their local clubs and districts for endorsement.
The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 

     Twenty one years ago my wife and I were asked by Rotary District 6270 and The Ventures In People Foundation to go to Haiti to see what could be done to improve the goat population.  We are both veterinarians and had raised goats for about ten years. That trip opened my eyes to how the poorest people in our hemisphere lived and the ways Rotary could help.  Over the years a number of projects have been done to improve goat husbandry education, improve goat genetics and train veterinary agents.  I moved on to hundreds of humanitarian projects, some were my idea but most were suggested or asked for by local people, especially Haitian Rotarians.
     We've heard the question many times before.  But what does your elevator speech sound like?  Remember - you only have about ten seconds (or fifteen words) to "sell" Rotary to someone else.
     Michael Angelo Caruso is our Friday lunch speaker at this year's District Conference (TriCon).  Let's hear what he has to say.


2015 Rotary International Convention
Awaits Your Reservation



If you’re freezing and fed up with winter, it’s not too late to sign up with Rotary International for this year’s International Convention June 6-9, 2015.  There’s a fabulous party on June 5th, organized by Zones 28-29 – click here Zone Party Registration to sign up to attend the pre-convention party.  A number of fellow Rotarians from our district are already signed up and planning to go south – wish we could leave NOW!
For more information and to register, go to:


Global Energy:  Who's Got the Power?

When:  June 20-26, 2015
Where:  Carroll University - Waukesha, WI
This Seminar is For Students Who:
  • Are between the ages of 16-18
  • Completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school
  • In good academic standing
  • Interested in global issues and building a strong portfolio for college and future careers.
Application Deadline:  May 31, 2015
  • Early Bird payments received by February 28 receive a $50 discount
  • A Late Fee may apply if paid after June 1, 2015
  • Domestic - $650 (US and Canada)
  • International: $550  (Includes international exchange program students studying in a "domestic" high school.
  • Sponsors who send four or more students receive an additional $50 discount per student
Application and brochure can be found under "Site Pages" (right)  Also, please visit their website at
**Please note, a fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 19 from 2-4 pm for WAS.  Please see our website for full information - site pages - World Affairs Seminar - Fundraiser 4-19-15.


Register for upcoming webinars.

RI's Membership Matters! webinar series continues in 2015 with two remaining dynamic courses on club innovation, member engagement, and strengthening your Rotary club. Each webinar includes best practices, current trends, and actionable items that your club can start immediately. Register for upcoming webinars today!



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Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 384
Hartland, WI   53029
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