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ClubRunner Mobile App is here
We're very excited to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and district on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet!
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 4.0.3 or better.
Upcoming District Events
Assistant Governor Training
Feb 23, 2019
 
Assistant Governor Training
Livingston County Library
Feb 23, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Pre-PET's and Grants Training Kirksville
Ameren UE
Feb 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Pre-PET's and Grants Training Liberty
Liberty United Methodist Church
Feb 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Pre-PET's and Grants Training - St. Joseph
Perka Hybrid Buildings
Feb 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
SAVE THE DATE.......St. Joseph East Spaghetti Dinner
Ashland United Methodist Church
Mar 01, 2019 4:00 PM
 
Capture Impactful People of Action
Taking pictures that best represent your club or club project can be challenging, but with a little guidance, you can start creating memorable images that will effectively tell your club's story.  Check out this article that appeared in the Rotary Brand newsletter in July.  
A Reason to Smile
Since 1993, Rotarians in Chili and the United States have been teaming up to provide life-altering reconstructive surgeries for thousands of children with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other birth defects.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
ClubRunner
Stories
Capture the Moment in Hamburg
At our 2019 convention, Rotary members become insiders — the first to discover the latest news, along with the ideas and strategies that drive Rotary. Whether it’s a chance meeting at the House of Friendship that leads to a new project partner, or a speaker who inspires you to take action, you’ll find plenty of excitement around you. Interact with people whose ideas are transforming lives.
Discover insightful perspectives from world-renowned speakers, engage in stimulating breakout sessions, and explore innovative solutions to community problems. Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or you’re an experienced member, our annual convention is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse cultures and develop rich relationships. Connect with influential peers from across the globe and deepen your friendships with members who share your desire for meaningful action.  Register today at:  http://www.riconvention.org/en
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It's time to get R.E.A.L.

To all fellow “People of Action on Planet Earth" travelers...Our New ROTARY Year is under way and we are hitting the “ground running”!!! Our District Governor Julie  – a.k.a. “The REAL McCoy” – has been planning feverishly and has got an AMAZING year in store for our District.   Being the Inspiration is spot on for the evolution of our collective mission and it’s STARTING with our leader herself!  So be ready to co-lead, follow or "get out of the way" -- JULIE McCoy is here to PLAY!

Along with our Four Way test to govern everything we think, say and do, FUN is a big part of her goals.  We are encouraged and inspired to roll up our sleeves and really ENJOY this journey…  One thing I have personally noticed over the past 5 years of my own Rotary Ride, is that one of the most INSPIRING traits in a Rotarian is his or her SMILE and their beaming LIGHT of JOY, Kindness and CONFIDENCE

IS THIS ONE OF THOSE "AHA MOMENT" OPPORTUNITIES??  Like, how can we allgrow that in ourselves and our teammates?  How about with relevant, purpose filled and clear INFORMATION!!  BOOM! (Can we have a Mike Drop)!  NOW, is always a great time to get R.E.A.L. and REPLICATE, right?  And YOU, my dear Rotary Sibling who is reading this, are a chosen one to be personally called to be part of this progress.  You are most likely reading this because you have a strong inner flame that burns to BE, GIVE AND DO GOOD for our world... And YOU have the unique opportunity to SHINE YOUR LIGHT with fellow difference makers to co-inspire with and for ROTARY, as guides for our world to make the quantum leap towards more joy, more peace, more health, more compassion, more happiness, more prosperity and more LOVE that it is destined for.  How does it get better?

What do you think?  Are you feeling inspired to co-inspire with the inspired? Yes or YES?  AUGUST 18th is the DAY!  8:30 a.m. is the time to SHOW UP!  Chilicothe First Baptist Church is THE PLACE!  YOU - is the ONE!  The R.E.A.L. training is the next step!

Group Study Exchange Heads to Chile
Four northwest Missourians represented District 6040 in the 2018 Group Study Exchange Program, traveling to District 4355 in central and southern Chile.
Over the course of 20 days, the group spent time in nine cities, had interactions with 31 different Clubs in 4355 and even participated in a PETS session.
The group from District 6040 included team leader Rolfe McCoy, a dentist from the Chillicothe Rotary Club, Leslie Gasser, a non-profit fundraiser from Kansas City’s Club 13, Alan Van Zandt, an anchor and reporter at KQTV and a member of St. Joseph’s East Side Rotary and Ernesto Marquez who just completed his MBA and works to support Latino businesses in the Kansas City metro area.
The group had a nearly non-stop schedule during their 20 day trip. By auto, bus, boat and airplane, the group traveled nearly 12,000 miles round-trip, including more than 400 miles on the ground in Chile.
Major goals of the recently-redesigned GSE program  are humanitarian, vocational and cultural.  During the team’s nearly non-stop schedule, they interacted with Chilean professionals in their own fields and worked with Chilean Rotarians on the possibility of developing joint projects. Much time was spent being immersed in the Chilean culture, including hiking at the base of the Andes Mountains, touring a nearly 700 year-old Spanish fortress and visiting several museums that showed the rich art and history of the South American country
The team met with city leaders, including the mayors of two communities. They visited the industries of numerous Chilean Rotarians, including an electricity plant, a hospital, a grain mill, a factory where they made cheese, a canola oil plant and and even a bee farm where they made honey.
The group spent considerable time with Chilean media, participating in interviews for multiple television stations and newspapers, including one live interview on a television station in Valdivia, Chile.
If you talked to any of the 2018 GSE team members, they would say that without a doubt it was a life-changing experience that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
District 6040 leadership is now actively recruiting team members for the 2019 GSE trip, which is scheduled to go next spring to District 9520 in south-central Australia. Anyone interested in completing an application should email GSE chair Rolfe McCoy at mdental@sbcglobal.net or call (660) 752-3900.