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.
October 2015

Upcoming Events


The Rotarian

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October – Economic and Community Development

Congratulations to Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary which celebrates its 50th Anniversary on October 18, 2015.
     Thank you to all District 6270 clubs who welcomed me over the past 3 months.  My last visit was Two Rivers Rotary on September 28th.   I’ve driven roads I didn’t know existed and asked myself a few times ‘where am I?’   I liked hearing about your clubs, the areas you service and the countless projects you do locally and internationally.  Your long time members have a rich history in their clubs and communities. Your new members know they can and will make a difference.  Every member of every club has value and worth. Every club has its own dynamic, strengths and challenges. You are a strong, visible force in your communities.  I smile when I see a ‘Rotary Meets Here’ sign or community boards with the service organization logos proudly displayed.  You are all a gift to the world.  I will miss the visits, but I just might pop back in sometime for the fun of it. 

Calling All Paul Harris Fellows

Please join us on November 1, 2015 at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford for our celebration of the Rotary Foundation.  Social hour begins at 2:00 PM, followed by dinner at 3:00 PM.  Our guest speaker will be Amanda Ottman, a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Argentina in 2000, a Rotary World Peace Fellow from 2011-2012, and currently the President of the District 5950 Rotary Alumi Association and Director of Development for the nonprofit Haiti Outreach.  (We will conclude at 5:00 PM so that Packer fans can get home in time for the game.)
Registration Deadline is Friday, October 23, 2015.  Cost is $35/person.  Please mail your check, full name (as you would like it to appear on your nametag) and Club name to:  Rotary District 6270, P.O. Box 384, Hartland, WI   53029.

Why Mitchell Field Rotary Supports the MATC Promise

Be a gift to the world. That is this year’s Rotary theme and a personal goal for many of us. Recently, the Mitchell Field Rotary Club learned about the MATC Promise from Christine McGee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Foundation executive director. The MATC Promise offers Rotarians and others a chance to make a true difference in the lives of students. The effort is a perfect fit for Rotary since it involves both helping to raise funds for low-income students and the opportunity to mentor students to ensure their academic and career success.

Working Together For Peace

Dear Presidents:  I am writing to you today to request your support for the  Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee which promotes Rotary International with its entry of a Float in the fabulous Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade held on January 1.

World Polio Day

On October 23, 2015, Rotarians around the world will observe World Polio Day.  It will include a live streaming event on October 23 at 5:30 central time that will highlight the success of Rotary and our partners in battling polio.  It will also stress the importance of continuing the campaign until total eradication of the disease is achieved.   All Rotarians are encouraged to join this online event.  The content will contain both educational and entertainment presentations.


Rotary Showcase - Service Projects

We are in the beginning stages of something new and exciting - but we need your Club's input.  Your club president received an email from the district asking for information on your club's service projects.  We are posting them on our website under 4 categories:
- Local Projects - Seeking Assistance/Partners
- Global Projects - Seeking Assistance/Partners
- Local Projects - Not Seeking Assistance From Other Clubs
- Global Projects - Not Seeking Assistance From Other Clubs
In order to be included on this site, please fill out the "Project Description Form posted on this site page.  You can find it on our district website, in the right hand column called "Site Pages" under "Rotary Showcase - Service Projects."
Questions:  Please contact us at


Alla Kadadha

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation of RI awarded Alla with a $30,000 Global Grant Scholarship, sponsored by Rotary District 6270.  Alla is going to keep us up to date on her experiences in Longdon, England on her blog located at:  Our very best wishes to you, Alla, for a wonderful year! 


District 6270 - Now Seeking Nominations

Looking for District 6270 Governor for the 2018 – 2019 Rotary Year
Does your club have a member that is passionate about Rotary?  Do you know of a Rotarian that excels in the idea of ‘joining leaders to exchange ideas and then taking action’?  If so, now is the time to approach these individuals about becoming a candidate for District Governor.  District 6270 is now seeking nominations for District Governor for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.  The candidate needs to have club endorsement
Qualifications to be a candidate for District Governor are:
  • The candidate must be a Rotarian in good standing in a Rotary club.
  • Candidate must have seven years of Rotary membership, prior to taking office on July 1, 2018.
  • Candidate must have served as Club President for a full year.
  • Candidate must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided inn RI bylaws section 15.090
  • Candidate must complete the “Governor Nominee” form (Site Pages - Forms - Governor Nominee Form).  Form must be submitted by October 15th deadline date, to PDG Dan Christianson, 


Make plans now to attend the District 6270 Fall Seminar - Success Summit on October 10, 2015.  Five Sessions will be held during this 3.5 hour event:
 - Rotary 101
 - RI & District Websites
 - Foundation 101
 - Social Media
 - Membership Recruitment Techniques & Follow Through
2151 N. Main Street, West Bend, WI   53090
RSVP Your name and club name to Colleen by October 5, 2015:
For complete information, please see the flyer under "EVENTS"


Congratulations to District 6270

District 6270 was the recipient of the ZONE 28 Director's Polio Award, and was also awarded a certificate of appreciation for its generous contribution of District Designated Funds to End Polio Now: Make History Today Campaign. These awards were accepted by the 2014-2015 District Governor Mary Seiser, and the District Foundation Chair PDG Mike Slawny.

Would You Like to Join the Team??

We recently marked one year without polio in Africa. While this progress is momentous, we haven’t finished the job of eradicating polio yet. Now, more than ever, we need to redouble our efforts to reach a polio-free world.

On 21 November, a team of Rotary staff and I will join Rotary members from Arizona and around the world in El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for polio eradication. The 104-mile ride, which attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, is one of the top cycling events in the United States. Our Miles to End Polio fundraising goal is $10 million.


Pat Buckley and the Waukesha Noon Rotary Club To Be Honored

     Pat Buckley and The Waukesha Noon Rotary Club are the recipients of the Waukesha Education Foundation's 2015 Community Partner in Education Award.  This year's Celebration of Excellence will be held on Sunday, October 25 at Waukesha West High School.      Established in 1997 and spearheaded by Pat Buckley, the Waukesha Rotary-Student Speaker Leadership Program aims to help students develop self- confidence and leadership abilities.   Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are given opportunities to hone their public speaking skills by making presentations to Rotarians during their club meetings.  Rotarians play an invaluable role, coaching students as they prepare and practice their presentations.  

Update From Samantha, 2015-16 Outbound Exchange Student

The following is a blog post by Samantha, a 2015-2016 outbound exchange student in Thailand and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Racine.
     Throughout my entire four years of high school, I had cello lessons every Wednesday. I would grab my cello, drive to my teacher’s house, lug the heavy instrument up a small flight of stairs, and play for a half hour with my teacher. This was my routine. This routine kept me grounded and gave me stability, as all routine does, but it also was useful as a measurement of time passing.
 Time is such a strange thing. As humans, we mark the passing of time to give us the illusion of control over it, but truly, we cannot control the passing time. Metaphorically, the clock keeps turning whether we like or not, and literally, if we turn the clock off, time keeps passing. Turning off the clock doesn’t pause the world. The older I get, the more keenly aware this fact seems to me. For example, as the last weeks of my summer were rolling to a close, and it was time for me to say goodbye to everyone before I headed off to Thailand, I wanted to stop the clock and savor those moments for just a little longer than I had, but, inevitably, I could not stop time. Those moments seemed to go faster than any before, although I realize the impossibility of a time going faster than one second at a time. Moreover, there truly are no short weeks. There are no quick minutes. That test didn’t take up the longest hour of your life; it was just an hour. Logically, I know this. I understand that time is a social construct, and I know that one week is not truly any shorter or longer than the next, yet somehow it seems this way. 

Manitowoc Students Attend Global Energy Seminar

Three local high school students attended a seminar and discussed global energy consumption with students from around the world.  
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The Chance of a Lifetime

Announcing:  an upcoming trip to Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa in November 2015 to participate in a polio immunization exercise, attend the 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.  Space is limited and it is expected that this trip will be filled in the next week or two.
Trip Dates:                         November 10 - 19, 2015
Travel to:                            Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa
Per Person Price:              $1,779, double occupancy
Program includes:            Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, polio immunization exercise, hands-on community service field work, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.


Greetings Rotarians!
Come join me and my husband, Rotarian Nick Krayacich, and Rotarians from Rotary Zones 28 and 29 and around the world at the Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City.  We will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations on Saturday, November 7.
Why does the United Nations host such a special event for Rotary International?
  • 49 Rotarians participated in the drafting of the United Nations Charter
  • Rotary International holds the largest non-governmental office at the United Nations
  • The vision of peace and understanding aligns with Rotary’s vision
  • Rotarians serve in various capacities as advisors on committees of the United Nations

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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)