About Rotary District 6040
Dear Rotarians and Friends of Rotary in District 6040,
My name is Marc Horner and I have been a member of the Kansas City, Missouri Rotary Club #13 for the last 25 years.  My wife Barbara and I have two wonderful daughters, a fabulous son in law, one granddaughter and two Grand Dogs.  We are lucky to have all of them living close by and my favorite evening consists of everyone being together for dinner.
I am pleased to serve with a District Governor lineup consisting of Past District Governor Julie McCoy, DG Elect Don Gladhart, DG Nominee and fellow Club 13 member David McCaughey and DG Nominee Designate Kent Shelman.  
District 6040 has a rich history in Rotary International with three Past Rotary International Presidents as well as hosting two International Conventions.  We are people of action in Northern Missouri.
I look forward to working with my team of Assistant Governors, District officers and Club Presidents to make the 2019-2020 Rotary year one that will be transforming for all of our Rotarians.  We have reasonable goals in both the Rotary citation and District goals to help us grow Rotary in District 6040. Our membership activities are focused on increasing the attractiveness of our clubs to new members as well as working to increase the engagement for our existing Rotarians.  Our “Chinnery Challenge” polio activities are focused on reminding our clubs and our communities that although we are “this close” to ending the scourge of polio worldwide until it is gone forever it threatens to come back to the Americas just like the current measles epidemic.
Rotary International President Mark Maloney has given us a wonderful theme for this Rotary year; Rotary Connects the World.  He challenges us to grow Rotary in numbers and impact this year. Our new strategic plan is in place and supports our Rotary Vision. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
I look forward to working with all of you this Rotary year.
Rotary 6040 Goals for 2019-20: The Greatest Show on Earth
New Rotary District 6040 Governor Marc Horner offers encouragement and 2019-20 goals for club presidents and officers in the District
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Margaritaville Save the Date!
Type your content hThe Rotary District 6040 2020 Annual Conference is coming to the Margaritaville Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks April 24-26, 2020. Mark your calendar now for this event! #PeopleofAction 
District 6040 News
I have been a Missouri Rotarian for many years, and I have always been proud of my relevant Rotary district, which is now District 6040.   And in thinking about the achievements of District 6040, just prior to Marc Horner’s installation as district governor, I jotted down some accomplishments that are clearly unique and important.
One of the clubs in our district, Kansas City, was one of the first 16 Rotary clubs in the world, and it participated in the first Rotary convention during August of 1910 in Chicago.   That convention formed the National Association of Rotary Clubs, which ultimately became Rotary International, and due to the good work of the new association, Rotary has become the large and significant organization we know and enjoy today.  There is no way to overstate the importance of the first convention, and the Kansas City club was a leader in that significant event!    
So long farewell, auf weidersehen goodbye…
Picture me singing one of my favorite ”Sound Of Music” songs as I fleet, I float, I fleetly flee I fly...
Wow, I can’t believe that this Rotary Year is over…and I have all of you to THANK for making this year one of the most memorable years of my life!  District 6040, you are simply THE BEST!
World Polio Day is October 24, 2019
In 1985, Rotary declared war on Polio. Today, we're THIS CLOSE to eradicating this disease from the face of the earth. World Polio Day is October 24, 2019. Join us! Rotary: #PeopleofAction #TogetherWeTransform
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!
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