Virtual Foundation Celebration

Please plan to join our Zoom Foundation Celebration on Saturday evening, May 22. This event will replace the 6040 Foundation Dinner that we had to cancel, due to Covid last November. This will be a fun evening where we will celebrate the Foundation results of the ’19 -‘20 year and the Kimbrough Challenge made possible by a successful legacy dinner in 2017 and the generous donation by Ed and Margaret Kimbrough from the Huntsville Club.
Our guest speaker will be Brenda Cressey. Brenda made Rotary history when she became the first woman to serve as The Rotary Foundation Trustee’s Chair. For many years, she has been involved in significant Foundation and Polio fundraising efforts for The Foundation.
This event is a significant part of our annual fundraising efforts for the Foundation. The funds available for District and Global Grants in 3 years are determined by our Annual Fund contributions this Rotary year. Throughout the evening we will have the opportunity to participate in raffles and auctions that will take place online this year. Clubs and Individuals can also contribute by being a sponsor of the event.
Several Clubs are planning their own watch parties. They are planning to gather as a Club, in small groups or as individuals to enjoy and participate in the Celebration via Zoom. I am looking forward to seeing everyone around the District that evening as we Celebrate all the good The  Foundation does locally and around the world.
District Governor Don Gladhart
Around the District
Meet Another Rotary Leadership Institute Grad
Meet Ryan Elam from the Lee's Summit Rotary Club and a recent Rotary Leadership Institute grad.  "The RLI program was a fantastic way to explore Rotary on a deeper level.  The program provides an opportunity to not only strengthen your individual knowledge of Rotary, but inspires you to do more as a Rotarian.  The discussions with the facilitators and participants builds upon each other and truly opens opportunities for partnerships and new ways to make an impact," said Elam.  
District Governor 2024-2025
Congratulations to Erik McGuire of the Rotary Club of St. Joseph East on being named our District 6040 Governor, 2024 - 25! Eric Erik joined the Rotary Club of Burlington, KS in 2008. After moving to St. Joseph, MO he joined the Rotary Club of St. Joseph East in 2012. Being a part of this great club inspired Erik to get involved with a variety of service projects, and to complete the Rotary Leadership Institute. Erik had the opportunity to serve as the club’s President in 2016-2017. Other roles he has served in at the club level include meals on wheels coordinator, sergeant-at-arms, spaghetti fundraiser chair, leading the 2015-2016 district grant to install a play-path at Northeast Park in St. Joseph, and The Rotary Foundation chair.
Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Part I is coming to you online via Zoom in April.  An agenda is attached for your convenience.  Also attached are couple of documents: "Preparing to Participate in RLI Part I Online 2021" and " Tips for Participating in an online meeting".  They both give you the guidelines for the class.  Please note that you must attend all nights in the April session. 
The dates are noted below:
Tech Night-Tuesday April 13 from 5:30 to 6:00 
Night One - Monday April 19 from 5:30 to  8:15
Night Two -Monday April 26 from 5:30 to 8:15
Upcoming District Events
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Cameron
Mar 29, 2021
Assistant Governor Meeting
Apr 05, 2021 4:00 PM
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Tarkio
Apr 13, 2021
RLI - Tech Night
Apr 13, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Liberty
Apr 14, 2021
RLI - Night One
Apr 19, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
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Our very own Shoes Cheerleader - Larry Lunsford - will be addressing a session
of Empowering Women in Rotary, at 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 12th, via live stream. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Shoes for Orphan Souls in District 6040, and Larry has announced an aggressive-but-quite-achievable goal of 20,000 pairs. Learn how Rotary is Changing Lives. 
Join us! Everyone is welcome. Register now at
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Andrew County Rotary Savage Throwdown
Join the fun of Disc Golf all for a great cause.  The event takes place on Saturday, April 24 at the Duncan Park Disc Golf Course located across from the Andrew County Museum.  
Missouri RYLA Academy
RYLA will be held in person in the summer of 2021 at the University of Central Missouri.  To get complete details, or to sign up, click the link below.