May is Youth Service Month

in the Rotary Calendar. As we all know, youth (40 years or younger per Rotary) are the future and we need to make sure we do all we can to assist with mentoring and strategically positioning them to take our district to the next level. As we are all aware, two critical areas of concern for Rotary International are membership and youth engagement! Let us do what we can to increase the membership of the youth.
The District Conference (DualCon 2019) registration is still below expectations despite attempts to reasonably accommodate requests and registration extensions. While we are still behind district 6220 in registration numbers, those of us who will be there are planning to have an amazing time.
For the Rotary (Presidential) Citation, currently only 3 clubs have met the requirements to earn it. Understandably, there was an issue a few months ago with tracking standings on but that has been resolved so members who have “My Rotary” accounts can view the Rotary Citation Recipients Report by signing in to My Rotary. Then, under Manage, in Club & District Administration, go to Reports and, in the Awards section, you’ll see Rotary Citation or click this link ( directly if logged into My Rotary. Please check it to see what your club is missing and what your club needs to do to earn the Citation. It is a fairly easy process and I have attached the guide to this message. Please let’s ramp up the numbers as we have 60 days to make this happen!
Membership acquisition contest - Only one club (Wautoma) of the initial five winning clubs provided the required proof to get the $500 gift card for use in Hamburg, Germany so since there are still four $500 gift-cards left to give away, there will be another review of membership data up till April 30th to see if other clubs stepped up in their recruitment efforts and the 4 remaining $500 gift cards will be given to the new clubs that meets the same criteria of having a registered member who will be attending the international Convention and using the gift card while there.
The Paul Harris Awards for the top 10 member sponsors will be awarded/announced at the annual general meeting during the district conference (DualCon) and the data being used is from July 1st, 2018 – April 30th, 2019.
Finally, one of my goals for this Rotary year is the creation of a D6270 Business e-Directory and it is in the works so any Rotarian in the district (self-employed or otherwise) that wants to have their name and business listed should provide the information below to Dana Kohlmeyer ( and copy me (
Business Name:
Primary Area of Business Focus:
Rotarian’s Name:
Preferred Business Number:
Preferred Business Email:
Website address of the business:
The information above is needed on or before May 15th, 2019 (a window of two weeks from today.)
Thank you all and have a great month.