Birthplace of RI Founder Paul Harris

"Light Up Rotary"

Light Up Rotary


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.
May 2015

Upcoming Events


The Rotarian

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It’s May, and Spring has finally arrived – along with yardwork, graduations, weddings, and finally a rest for the tired furnace!   
The District Conference, a collaboration of three districts,  is just around the corner.  Reservations are pouring in, speakers are finalizing their travel plans,  74 Youth Exchange students have registered and are planning their Flag Ceremony,  several Rotaract clubs are planning to meet with the Rotaract Club at Lawrence University,  and we are buried in last minute details – in other words, everything is the normal organized chaos before a conference.    We hope to see you there and if you can’t come for the entire conference, consider joining us for a few hours, or for one day.     Details and registration information are on the district website.
One aspect of Rotary that I love is the opportunity for international relationships.  Not only can we practice Service Above Self by reaching out to people all over the world, but we can also expand our horizons by meeting and exchanging ideas with people in other cultures.  Many Rotarians don’t realize that there are established Rotary Fellowships, open to all of us as a way to build relationships.  

Tamie Koop Honored With Governor's Choice Award

Past District Governor Tamie Koop was awarded the Governor's Choice Award at the TRICON District Conference.  The three District Governors, Tom Berkedal, Dave Warren and Mary Beth Seiser expressed their gratitude to Tamie for everything she does, not only for District 6270, but for everyone in ZONE 28-29.  

"As a ZONE coordinator, educator and trainer, she is always the person we can count on to answer questions, help with problems, be our cheerleader and our sounding board for issues that arise in our respective districts."
Tamie - You are truly a treasure to District 6270.  We are grateful for you, proud of you and thank you for all you do for us!


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:


Meet District 6270's Global Scholar

During the 2015-2016 Rotary year our district will be sponsoring a Global Scholar.  Competition was fierce, and Alla Kadadha was chosen from a field of seven applicants.   She is a graduate of Alverno College and holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Philosophy.  Next year she will be pursuing her Master's degree in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies at the Middle Eastern Institute of King's College in London, England.  After graduating from Alverno, Alla moved to the Palestinian Territories where she managed communication and grant writing campaigns to promote educational reform and youth empowerment.  Alla gave an excellent presentation at the West Bend Sunrise Club on April 21st and is ready to pursue her education  and a future career in conflict resolution.



     At the 2015 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee won the BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award, which recognizes an organization for tenacious commitment and effectiveness.  They were in good company with the other MANDI finalists, Express Yourself Milwaukee and the Pan-African Community Association.  
     As a special bonus, Rotarian George Solveson was the winner of the US Bank raffle and chose Rotary as the recipient of their $500 contribution, which Rotary will contribute to the Johnsons Park Initiative.  Past President Jackie Herd-Barber will be matching this contribution.  
     Thank you, Rotary Club of Milwaukee for all you do to make Rotary great - and congratulations on this fine accomplishment!!


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. 


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
  • 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.


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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)

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