The best part of being a District Governor is going and doing the Club Visits. I have  done several and have several scheduled.  Will have the remaining confirmed and scheduled  in the next week or so. Last month I made visits to Lee’s Summit (Joe Hyde, President), Independence (Bennie Eubanks, President), Macon County (Tracy Vincent, President) and Kansas City (Eric Bubb, President). Great Clubs and doing lots for their Cities and Communities. Amazing what projects and fundraisers all of them are doing to accomplish their goals. Looking forward to visiting the rest of the clubs in the next couple of months. Congrats, by the way, to Tracy Vincent as I was honored to present to her the  Major Donor Award!
Kent Shelman
District Governor
Around District 6040
Purple Pinkie Donuts
We are excited to announce we are doing the Purple Pinkie Donut program again this year to help raise money for PolioPlus for you and your clubs. 
Over the last few years District 6760, 6780 and 6800 (Tennessee and Mississippi) partnered with Dunkin Donuts to give donuts away in exchange for PolioPlus donations.  It has become a very successful campaign and generated close to $1,300,000 in 2021. The Clubs in our District sold close to $10,000 last year of the donuts, and with the matches of the District and Gates Foundation, that turned into almost $80,000.00.
Our District leadership has coordinated with several local Dunkin Donuts locations in the KC Area to offer, again, the same programming here in District 6040.  A franchise owner who has 7 stores (2 Missouri and 5 in Kansas) in the Metro KC area has agreed to work with our District this year.
A Tale of Two Parkville Rotarians 
This is a story of two Parkville Rotarians, Dr. Steve Bleish, DVM & Edie Hays, a retired bank manager. They met when Edie joined Rotary in 2004. Through the years they attended many meetings & Rotary functions becoming Rotary friends. Steve also became Edie’s family veterinarian. 

In February 2022, Edie’s husband, Kim passed away. Steve's wife, Mary Ann, passed away in March 2022. For the past 2 years Kim was on hemodialysis & Mary Ann struggled with pancreatic cancer.
The Rotary Foundation Raffle
This year our Foundation Dinner will be in Excelsior Springs at the Elms Hotel on Saturday November 5.

To support the fundraising for this event, which all goes towards the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation to fund many important projects across our district, we are conducting a raffle that all Rotarians, spouses, and the general public are invited to partake in. 
Save the Monarch Butterfly Tree Challenge
Save the Monarch Butterfly 60,000 Tree challenge North American Boxcar Tour was on Saturday, September 24th and was a great success for Rotary Club 13.  The Monarch Mariposa Boxcar, a custom designed boxcar that celebrates and raises awareness of the journey of the monarch butterfly, had traveled the path of the monarchs from Windsor, Ontario, and was on the rails beside Union Station.  
Your Voice Matters
As part of our commitment to provide you with the best membership experience possible, we invite you to participate in the 2022 Rotary All-Member Survey. Your responses will help us learn what you like about being a Rotary member and how we can make your membership experience even better.

The survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and will be open until 4 November 2022. 
Upcoming District Events
Foundation Dinner November 2022
Nov 05, 2022
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Congratulations to our District for achieving second place Annual Fund, second place Annual Fund Per Capita, second place Endowment, and first place total contributions with the Rotary Foundation!  
Polio Survivor Raises Awareness 
Fulton Rotary kicked off World Polio Month with a guest speaker, Jerry Venters, a past District 6040 Rotary Governor, who had polio when he was 6.  Click below to read the feature in the Fulton Sun. 
Rotary Club Makes the News
The Trenton Rotary Club heard a program from Jeff Crowley on the Rotary Group Study Exchange.  Crowley was a member of the team that visited Yorkshire, England in 1992.  Check out the feature in story by KTTN.  

Rotary Brand Center

Rotary has now launched the rebuilt Brand Center to the entire Rotary community.

The Brand Center is the central hub for photos, videos, templates, and other Rotary-branded elements. With the redesign, it’s easier than ever for people to tell stories about their club’s service and impact and increase recognition of Rotary in our communities.

The many improvements you can tell people about include:
  • A streamlined layout
  • New and faster platform
  • User friendly navigation
  • Improved search
And, you no longer need to log in to My Rotary to access the Brand Center.

Visit the new Brand Center today, then share the news with all members who have a role in telling our Rotary story.
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