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

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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! 

New Year -- Now is the time to get your Youth Protection paperwork in order

     Club leadership is reminded that ANNUALLY, (best always after the change over on July 1, into the new Rotary year)  background record checks need to be done on Rotarians that are working one on one with youth (under the age of 30, per RI guidelines).  This year,  prior to October 1st, the fee is $10.00 / check / person.  After October 1st, the fee goes up to $14.95 per check.
     Additionally,  in order to have a background record check done -- new Rotarians/individuals on your list for Youth work (Club Youth Service Committee)  will need a NEW Volunteer Affidavit to be completed.  Rotarians who have submitted a Volunteer Affidavit within the last 3 years are good with their existing affidavit.  You can find the Volunteer Affidavit form  located on the D6270 website -- under site pages.
     Clubs with Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound students are held to a higher level of compliance because of the regulations.
     Have questions or need to check status?  Reach out to Bob Hosch at or John Scherer for assistance.


 Membership Month

August is Membership Month.  Rotarians join and stay with their clubs primarily because they seek opportunities for community service, fellowship, and friendship. Many of the non-Rotarians you know are looking for the same things. Invite them to help with your service projects, attend a networking night, or participate in a club get-together and help them see for themselves how Rotary connects leaders to make a positive change. Take a look at the pamphlet  "Strengthening Your Club's Membership"  (listed under "Site Pages" - rigth column)  Even if you find just one idea, it will be worth your time.  Plan ahead - August will be here before you know it!!!  


Don't Wait Too Long To Check This Out...

  Earn a Presidential Citation from President K.R. Ravindran. This year’s citation goals are measurable using the information your clubs provide online. Club and district officers can track a club’s progress toward its goals – and see where help is needed – by checking the new Presidential Citation reports.
You can find complete information by clicking on "Presidential Citation" under "Site Pages" (right hand column of this page)


From PDG Mary Beth Seiser

Now that the 2014-2015 Rotary year has officially come to an end I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the Rotarians, club officers, and district leaders in D6270.
We ended the year on a high note – beating our funding goals for both the Annual Fund and the Polio Plus fund.      


Rotary Global Rewards – a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services like travel, hotels, dining and entertainment. Rotary Global Rewards is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and is an exciting way Rotary can give back to those who give so much. Rotary Global Rewards help Rotarians:

  • Do more good work - involve more members in or expand the impact of Rotary projects with savings on truck rentals, airfare or hotels
  • Build Rotary friendships - forge richer friendships with fellow Rotarians with your dining and entertainment offers
  • Share your story with someone new - tell people about Rotary's work with discounts at coffee shops and restaurants

With Rotary Global Rewards, the good you do comes back to you.  Check it out at:



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. 


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.
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.  

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2016 District Conference

May 13-15 2016
The Osthoff Resort
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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)