About Rotary District 6040
Dear Rotarians in District 6040,  
My name is Julie McCoy and I have been a member of the Chillicothe, Missouri, Rotary club for 27 years.  My husband Rolfe and I have three beautiful daughters and 4 exceptionally bright grandchildren.  While I love them all dearly, I look forward to being your District Governor for the 2018-19 year. 
First, let me say thank you to the outgoing District Governor, Allen Garner, District 6040 Officers and all the District 6040 Club Presidents.  This past year has been memorable under their leadership.  And, we have truly “made a difference” in our state and around the world.  Thank you all for your service!
Next, I’d like to congratulations to the new officers serving in the 2018-19 year.  I am looking forward to working with you each of you.  In fact, I look forward to meeting all 2400 Rotarians in our district.  I want to see and learn what great things are happening in your communities.
This year’s theme was set by Rotary International President, Barry Rassin. He has asked each one of us to Be The Inspiration…in our clubs, in our communities and around the world.  And, I have no doubt that District 6040 Rotarians will inspire others to success as we continue to work towards service on behalf of others.  I look forward to an Inspiring year ahead!
Shoes for Orphan Souls
Here is a thank-you message from Dickson Masindano, the Executive Director of Buckner Kenya. Every year, Kenya receives part of our District 6040 Shoes collections, but this year we're specifically targeting Kenya. In this video, Dickson is thanking our District all for all of the shoes we have sent in the past, and for all of the shoes we will collect this year. Please note -there is a huge danger of jigger parasites for children in Kenya, so the shoes we collect this year will not only send children to school but they will also keep their feet clean, healthy, and free from jiggers. Let's make this shoe drive the best so far!
The Kimbrough Challenge
The Kimbrough Challenge will bring $700,000 in Rotary Grant dollars to District 6040 and around the world. Past District Governor Larry Lunsford comments on the Legacy Centennial Dinner and the origins of the Kimbrough Challenge. The first in a series.
The Kimbrough Challenge will bring $700,000 in Rotary Grant dollars to District 6040 and around the world. Marc Horner, District Governor 2019-2020 comments. The second in a series.
We're getting closer to learning what projects will be funded in our District by the marvelous Kimbrough Challenge. Here's District Grant Director Kent Shelman, anticipating great things in the District and around the world!
The Kimbrough Challenge represents a massive influx of grant dollars in Rotary District 6040 - with the potential to impact lives and communities throughout the district and around the world. Here's People of Action Awards Co-Chair Don Gladhart commenting on the awards and what they will represent.
People of Action
Rotary is made up of People of Action. In 2018, Rotary clubs throughout northern Missouri have been hard at work on grant-funded projects that improve lives throughout the District. If you want to make a real difference in your community, join your local Rotary club!
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District 6040 News
The 18th annual “shoes season” is off and running.  We are two months away from the Shoes Caravan (April 25-27), and Caravan Driver John Gill and I have developed a tentative Shoes Caravan schedule.   
Both UPS and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway have again agreed to assist us with the transport of your shoes to Dallas, to be prepared for international shipment.  Our UPS truck drivers, Patrick and Roger, will be with us again.
It was a resounding consensus at our fall 2018 District Conference to send our shoes this year to KENYA, along with some distribution in the UNITED STATES.
We will have our annual SHOES ROLL CALL OF CLUBS on April 27th at the District Assembly in Cameron.  Our plan is to have the “John Gill trailer” at the District Assembly…with our traditional Shoes Caravan to precede with a few stops on Wednesday, April 24, then full days on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, culminating at the District Assembly in Cameron on Saturday, April 27th.
Women in Rotary, please join me for the first ever Power of Women in Rotary event.  We will celebrate of the first time in history that Missouri Rotary has been governed by four Women.  Linda, Susan, Jayne and I have set aside Saturday, May 11th as a dynamic day to learn about women in service and women in leadership.  The cost is only $25 and I can assure you, it will be an action packed day.  Space is limited; so, please sign up at tinyurl.com/WIRConference. I look forward to seeing you there!
This month is all about the Group Study Exchange to Australia.  There is great information for clubs on our team and the visitors coming to District 6040.  
Host Australians in District 6040
This is a Great Time for District 6040! We have an exciting Group Study Exchange--- Oceans to Outback between Southern Australia and Rivers to Ranges of Northern Missouri! We are beginning to arrange the visit of our Inbound GSE from Rotary District 9520 Australia and YOU will want to be a part of that!     
District 9520 is part of four states--South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.  There are about 1400 Rotarians in 51 Clubs in the district.  The main population center is Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.  The team leader is a Past District Governor and there are 4 professional women who make up the team.  They will be in our district from March 31-April 28, 2019.  Clubs may host the team for 3-4 days during this period. 
Now is the time to let us know of your interest hosting, (or co-hosting with other clubs) for 3-4 days during this spring.  Several clubs near each other can have great fun sharing the group and enjoying International Rotary Fellowship.  

Please complete the survey this week, so we can include you! 


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