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.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dear Rotarian,

I’m delighted to let you know that Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just announced the extension of our fundraising partnership. The Gates Foundation will continue matching donations to Rotary’s PolioPlus program 2-1, up to $50 million every year.

Share your commitment by showing this video from Bill Gates at your next club meeting or event and help Rotary and the Gates Foundation spread the word about our extended fundraising partnership. You can also share this news by forwarding this email to your Rotary network.

Whether you’re a new Rotary member, or you’ve been fighting polio for decades—there’s a role for you to play in ending this disease. Visit endpolio.org to learn more and donate.


John Germ
Chair, End Polio Now Countdown to History Committee
Rotary Foundation Trustee
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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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District Conference 2020
Join us August 21-23, 2020 for some R&R…Rotary and relationship building! The 2020 District Conference will be a multi-day, destination event held at Margaritaville Lake Resort (formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort) in the Lake of the Ozarks.
The district conference will include the Chinnery Challenge Golf Tournament, dynamic speakers from across the Rotary world, Shoes for Orphan Souls Caravan, fellowship events, Teacher of the Year Awards, a family-friendly service event, entertainment, and more!
“A la carte” conference and meal registration options are available to suit everyone’s needs. We hope you can make it for the entire weekend, but if not, a Saturday-Sunday registration option is available. Additionally, if you are bringing a guest or your family, there are meal registration options so they can join us for dinner. 
District 6040 News
Rotary District 6040 is proud to announce the selection of Randy Steinman to the position of District Governor Nominee Designate. He will take the helm as District Governor in July 2023, following current DG Marc Horner, DG Elect Don Gladhart, DG Nominee David McCaughey, and DG Nominee Designate Kent Shelman. He is a member and immediate past president of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club.  “I am deeply honored to have been selected for this service role,” says Steinman.  “I look forward to working with our clubs to achieve the goals of Rotary.”
Do you want to attract more members in your club and engage them in more service to your community?
Let me share how you can attract energetic, inspired, excited new members while keeping the current members engaged.
We have introduced a Membership Initiative team in your District to do just that! Some clubs are having success with annual net growth, yet many others are staying neutral, or losing members each year. 
Our clubs incorporating a more flexible model are having the most success and attracting newer, engaged members.  We don’t just need younger members, we need young thinkers, open minded individuals who are willing to try new things in new ways to be an attractive organization in today’s busy society.  Rotary offers what statistics show people are looking for; a chance to join like minded people to network and make a difference.  So how do we share that opportunity and keep our members engaged?
Rotary District 6040 is a contributor  year in and year out to the Rotary Zones 30-31 Heart to Heart (Mexico) projects.  There is a diverse listing of projects that take place and our District is proud to be part making differences around the world.  These seven global grants total $832,030, and the Rotary Foundation match comprises $407,425 of that total. 
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!
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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