Around the District
6040 Foundation Virtual Celebration May 22
Please mark your calendar and join us virtually on May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This celebration will be our annual awards evening replacing our Foundation Dinner that was canceled due to Covid last November. We will celebrate the conclusion of the Kimbrough Challenge which funded many significant projects throughout the District and worldwide through our 6040 Grants during the ’19-’20 year. We will also have the opportunity to donate to the Foundation through auctions and raffles, which will provide funding for future District and Global grants.
Our Keynote speaker will be Brenda Cressey. Brenda is a Rotary Foundation Trustee.
Geeks for Kids
Members of the Waldo Brookside Rotary Club volunteered with in their Geeks for Kids program, assembling 3 custom, electric cars for local kids with movement disabilities. These modified cars give kids with movements disabilities the freedom to explore, learn, and interact with their peers.  Waldo Brookside and Overland Park South Rotary Clubs have provided $5,000 each to the program to help with their mission.  
Global Grant Makes an Impact in the Fight Against COVID
The Waldo Brookside Rotary Club is making a big impact in the fight against COVID-19.  Using their connections to the larger Rotary world, the club help provide $169,000 for PPE for medical staff in Honduras through a global grant.  
Rotary Leadership Institute News
18 participants graduated from RLI Part 3 in February of 2021.  This makes 50 RLI graduates since April of 2020 when we moved the program to an online format.  Meet one of our most recent graduates, Jennifer Bergman.  Jennifer is from the KCI Rotary Club and hears what she has to say.
The RLI class was very helpful.  The speakers have so much rotary knowledge and experience.  You will walk away with pages of notes and practical ideas to take back to your club and implement right away.  My favorite part was the break-out rooms with the other participants.  It is a great way to meet other Rotary members and share best practices.  This is definitely worth the investment of your time.
Upcoming District Events
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of St Joseph East
Mar 03, 2021
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Eastern Independence
Mar 04, 2021
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Parkville
Mar 05, 2021
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Gladstone
Mar 09, 2021
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Liberty
Mar 10, 2021
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Higginsville
Mar 18, 2021
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Make Meetings More Engaging

Are you looking for ways to enhance your meetings or make them more engaging?  Take some ideas from a Rotarian based on experience in three different clubs.  These ideas are intended to make meetings more engaging and helping members get to know each other.  
Russell Hampton
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Rotary Day 2021
February 23 was Rotary’s 116th anniversary. Throughout our history, our members have served communities at home and around the globe to improve lives. Thank you for being part of doing good in the world.  Visit our Facebook page for a special video message.  
20th Anniversary of Shoes for Orphan Souls
2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Shoes for Orphan Souls project in Rotary District 6040. To kick off the "shoes season," Shoes Cheerleader Larry Lunsford has issued this challenge the the Rotary clubs in the District.  Visit the District 6040 Facebook page to learn more.