Rotary District 6040
Upcoming District Events
Governor Visit to Rotary Club ofKansas City #13
Feb 04, 2021
Executive Council Meeting
Feb 22, 2021 4:00 PM
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Eastern Independence
Feb 26, 2021
Assistant Governor Meeting
Mar 01, 2021 4:00 PM
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of St Joseph East
Mar 03, 2021
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Eastern Independence
Mar 04, 2021
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In Your Thoughts

Many District 6040 Rotarians became friends with Group Study Exchange (GSE) team leader, Arthur Manser, when he visited our district from Australia.  Sadly his wife, Shirley, passed away suddenly in mid January.  Both Arthur and Shirley were completely vested in Rotary.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the Rotary Foundation which can be made at the website which has a donate button at the top right corner of each page.  You can let Arthur know your thoughts, kind words, donations via email at or on his Facebook page titled Arthur Manser.  Please keep Arthur and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
John Montgomery, charter member of the Blue Springs Rotary Club, passed away in late January.  John  was a chamber member of the club when it was founded March 26, 1962.  John served as the third president of the club from 1964-65.  John was an old school Rotarian.  He was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and had been named the Blue Springs Citizen of the Year.  John embodied Service Above Self.  Through his Rotary life, John touched people locally, nationally, and internationally.  He was at every project the club had.  He sold was a top seller of Rotary newspapers to benefit Rotary Camp at Lake Jacomo, raised thousands of dollars riding in the Missouri MS 150, and so much more.  


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Around the District
Merchants' Harvest Days
On a chilly day in October (October 24, 2020) in Kansas City, Missouri two dedicated rotarians from Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club combined their talents and energy to educate and engage visitors to the Brookside Merchants' Harvest Days Event about the on-going war to eradicate polio worldwide.  The two objectives on this World Polio Day were to share information about efforts to eradicate this debilitating and life threatening disease and to share information on how to make donations to this cause directly to the Polio Foundation.
2021-2022 Rotary Theme Announced
On Monday, February 1, Rotary International President-elect Shekhar Mehta encouraged members to be changemakers and announced that his theme for the 2021-2022 Rotary year is Serve to Change Lives.  
Show Me Rotary PETs Training
Registration is now open for Show Me Rotary PETS on March 27th at Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute by clicking here.  Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute helps Club Presidents-Elect and Presidents-Nominees prepare for the year of leadership they provide their Rotary Clubs.  Breakout sessions on increasing impact, enhancing member engagement, increasing our ability to respond to change and planning to serve will help you focus on the needs of your club.
20th Anniversary of Shoes for Orphan Souls
It is time to kick off the 20th Anniversary of our Shoes for Orphan Souls project in north Missouri.  Informational and PR packets are on the way to club presidents.  With many of our clubs meeting via Zoom, I know that can add unique challenges to our opportunities to “get out” and perform service.  That is why we are extending our efforts into May this year, while encouraging you to plan accordingly in your clubs to be generously generous again this year.

Save the Date

The District 6040 Annual Foundation Sinner will be held on November 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Hotel Kansas City.  More details will be forthcoming.
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