Message from the DG

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I had the honor of starting my official District Governor club assemblies and visits last month. I visited the Rotary Clubs of Springerville, Silver Creek, Flagstaff, Winslow, Flagstaff Sunrise, White Mountain, Payson, and Rim Country. Wow! Rotarians are definitely serving humanity!

I learned something new about each of these unique clubs which are spread across beautiful and temperate northern Arizona. Just to share the love, did you know …

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• That last Rotary year the Springerville Club contributed a whopping $294 per capita to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and they plan on matching or exceeding that again this year, the Centennial Year of TRF.

• That the small but mighty Silver Creek Club distributes 600 dictionaries to third-graders, gives out 280 holiday gifts, sponsors 2 RYLA delegates, and awards 4 scholarships each year. Not bad for a four-member club!

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Mongolian Global Grant Opportunity

We are asking your support for a Global Grant initiated by the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), District 3450 and the Flagstaff Rotary Club (Arizona, USA), District 5510 called, “Hepatitis Free Mongolia,” Global Grant GG1529067.

Mongolia has a small population (3 million people), 98% literacy rate and excellent health care infrastructure. The high literacy rate and small population makes awareness campaigns extremely effective. The small population and well-designed health care system makes screening, testing, vaccination and intervention campaigns manageable. These combined factors create an ideal opportunity for Rotary Clubs around the world to come together to effect lasting change against a tremendous viral epidemic. Through the spirit of fellowship and service above self, Rotary is in the unique position to be able to eliminate viral hepatitis in Mongolia just as it has done with Polio across the world.

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International Day of Peace – Rotary and Peace


Each year on September 21st the international community rallies for the International Day of Peace. This Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

Rotary has the ideal and pursuit of Peace at its core. Earlier this summer, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko wrote “Creating Sustainable Peace” and Rotary’s ongoing Areas of Focus work in creating the “optimal environment for human potential to flourish.” Mr. Hewko writes about Rotary’s “Positive Peace” efforts. Read John Hewko’s entire article at the Diplomatic Courier:


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Shelterbox and Rotary Clubs take action following earthquake in Italy

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing more than 240 people and trapping an unknown number beneath rubble. Tremors were felt as far away as Rome, 100 km (65 miles) southwest of the quake’s epicenter.

International disaster relief agency and Rotary International project partner is sending a response team from its headquarters in the United Kingdom to the remote mountainous area of Italy where the destruction is most severe. The response team will arrive Friday, 26 August, to assess the area’s needs.

Luca Della Volta, president of , the affiliate organization in Genoa, will accompany the response team. Della Volta is working with the Rotary Club of Rieti in District 2080, the club closest to the earthquake-affected sites, and will meet with officials of the Italian Civil Protection Department, fire department, and Red Cross to coordinate efforts.

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Update on the Merger of Districts 5490 and 5510

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Q- Are there ways I can use my professional skills and experience to have a role in the new District 5495?

A- Absolutely!  There are going to be dozens of ways you can engage in “Vocational Service” during the coming weeks. Be watching for the “Help Wanted” communications that will be start being announced soon.

Think about your interests, skills and career experience and consider where they might intersect with a Rotary need.  For instance, do you enjoy/have experience in training or facilitation?  Are you a social media guru, graphic artist or event planner?  Whether you enjoy working with data or high school students or AV equipment, there’s a place for you to be involved.

Questions, feedback, suggestions?  Contact anyone on the Steering Committee or the Task Area Teams

Disaster Relief Rotary District 6200

Louisiana Flooding and how to help.

Once the waters recede the volunteer physical assistance would be greatly welcomed.

The contact for this will be Rotarian from the Sulphur Sunrise Rotary Club and District 6200 Disaster Relief Chair Larry Agee ( ) Also executive director of Disaster Aid USA.  He will be focusing on the manpower needed to assist all the affected areas in Louisiana. (Regardless of Districts)

The quickest way to help is by sending donations.
Donations can be sent to our District Office marked as Disaster Relief.  All donations will be run through our district Foundation .

Rotary District 6200
District Administrator Kat Crappel
2266 S. College Road Extension, Suite C,
Lafayette, LA 70508


Checks that need to be run through our foundation need to be addressed to the following:

The Rotary District 6200 Foundation

EIN # 20-3409654


Also designate the check for Disaster Relief.


All donations will receive a receipt letter from our Foundation Chair.