Dear Rotarians of District 6040,
My name is Marc Horner and I have been a member of the Kansas City, Missouri Rotary Club #13 for the last 25 years.  My wife Barbara and I have two wonderful daughters, a fabulous son in law, one granddaughter and two Grand Dogs.  We are lucky to have all of them living close by and my favorite evening consists of everyone being together for dinner.
I am pleased to serve with a District Governor lineup consisting of Past District Governor Julie McCoy, DG Elect Don Gladhart, DG Nominee and fellow Club 13 member David McCaughey and DG Nominee Designate Kent Shelman. 
District 6040 has a rich history in Rotary International with three Past Rotary International Presidents as well as hosting two International Conventions.  We are people of action in Northern Missouri.
I look forward to working with my team of Assistant Governors, District officers and Club Presidents to make the 2019-2020 Rotary year one that will be transforming for all of our Rotarians.  We have reasonable goals in both the Rotary citation and District goals to help us grow Rotary in District 6040. Our membership activities are focused on increasing the attractiveness of our clubs to new members as well as working to increase the engagement for our existing Rotarians.  Our “Chinnery Challenge” polio activities are focused on reminding our clubs and our communities that although we are “this close” to ending the scourge of polio worldwide until it is gone forever it threatens to come back to the Americas just like the current measles epidemic.
Rotary International President Mark Maloney has given us a wonderful theme for this Rotary year; Rotary Connects the World.  He challenges us to grow Rotary in numbers and impact this year. Our new strategic plan is in place and supports our Rotary Vision. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
I look forward to working with all of you this Rotary year.
Rotary is “The Greatest Show on Earth”
Upcoming District Events
Governor Club Visit to Rotary Club of Parkville
Jul 26, 2019
District Governor Club Visit Liberty
Aug 14, 2019 12:00 PM
R.E.A.L. Training
Aug 17, 2019 9:00 AM
Governor Visit to Rotary Club Lee's Summit Downtown
Aug 20, 2019
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Zone 30/31 event in Hamburg with new President Mark Maloney and his wife Gay.
District 6040 representing us in Hamburg.
Save the Date!  The District 6040 Annual Conference is taking place April 24-26, 2020 at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.  Make plans to join us.  
Russell Hampton
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Around the District
District 6040 Rotary Scholarship Winner Nick Wehner
Nick Wehner is participating in Rotary’s Global Grant Scholarship. This prestigious award will help to support Nick in his pursuit of a Master’s of Science in Conflict Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England.
Nick is a 2016 graduate from Truman State University. During his time at Truman State University, he was selected to carry out an internship at the Political Office of the U.S. Embassy to Italy in Rome, where he learned how states interact. After graduation, he worked as a programmer with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on their flagship public diplomacy initiative, the International Visitor Leadership Program, of which notable alumni include António Guterres and Margaret Thatcher. After several years in Washington, DC, Nick worked in Italy with a refugee resettlement agency.  
District 6040 Rotary Scholarship Winner Drew Zieba
Drew Zieba is participating in our Rotary District Scholarship. He is a student at Truman State University expecting to graduate in 2021. His scholarship helps to cover medical Spanish training in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Just one of Drew’s Rotary focus areas includes disease prevention and treatment. He will be helping to coordinate efforts in local medical clinics and supporting local health care teams to help prevent the spread of disease through patient education.
Together We Inspire
The Blue Springs Rotary Club created a sensory wall to help special needs adults with basic sensory skills.  Together We Inspire.  
Together We Connect
We are #PeopleofAction! In 2018, Andrew County established two new raised beds and fruit trees for a community garden, with produce to be distributed to food banks, halfway houses, free kitchens, and assisted living residence halls. #TogetherWeConnect
Together We Transform
The Kirksville Thousand Hills club created this life-changing project for young women of Peru - by providing volunteers and purchasing sewing machines and related equipment to construct feminine hygiene kits for distribution internationally. This outstanding grant project was awarded the 2018 District 6040 People of Action Award for medium-sized clubs. 
People of Action Leadership Seminar
What do Columbus, OH, Tulsa, OK, Decatur, AL and New Orleans, LA have in common?  They're all hubs on new ideas, connections and innovative ways to Grow Rotary.  Join your fellow leaders in Rotary for one of the Zones 30 and 31 People of Action Leadership Seminars in July and August.  This year's seminars will focus on new ways to energize our clubs, increase our impact, expand our reach, engage members, and share ideas.  
2019 Council on Legislation Essential Changes
The link below details the 2019 Council on Legislation Essential Changes for Clubs and Districts.  The changes passed at the COL most directly affect clubs and districts.  Take the time to review the changes and see what impact it will have on your club.  
International Convention 2020
Make plans to join in the fun at the Rotary International Convention in Honolulu June 6-10, 2020.  To register online for the convention, you will need an active My Rotary account.