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Rotary District 6920
Southeastern Georgia, USA

 
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  District Conference Registration is open
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Each month  Rotarian Marjorie Young (Dist. Comm. Chair) will lead a live discussion of things happening around our District  and the world  in Rotary with Gov. Ed and other special guests from around our District.
To watch a Video Recording of the  Conversation with Gov. E click a link below.
September 3rd  -  Click HERE
October 1st -
Click HERE
December 3rd - Click HERE

Rotary First Friday with the Governor
BE SURE To Watch - - any time - on our Facebook page:   Click HERE

Rotary News Online
Seafarer Vaccination Program

Upcoming District 6920 Events

     
  2022  
  February 5 Assistant Governor and Leadership Training - Perry, GA
  February 25-27 President Elect Training (PETS) - Atlanta Renaissance Concourse Hotel 
  April 8 Citation Awards Sheet Due to Amy Maley
  April 29 - May 1 District Conference - Augusta, GA
  June 18 District Assembly - Dublin. GA
     
  2023  
  April 27-30 District Conference - Callaway Resort & Gardens
     

    

Greetings, to all My Fellow Rotarian Changemakers !!

Happy New Year to everyone and to your families!  I hope the holiday season was fulfilling, restful, and full of reflection.  
By the same token, please join me in positive anticipation of 2022 as we "Serve To Change Lives".........

As I write, (while keeping an eye on football), I can reflect on the privilege of visiting over 50 clubs thus far.  I was asked recently something to the effect of "how many clubs do you have to visit?"  Of course, as always, my answer is very simple, but I hope meaningful.  "I don'have to visit any, rather I GET to visit all 61 clubs in this vast and beautiful district."

Entering the last six months of this journey, many exciting things are happening in D6920.  
Of course, besides the visits this month and next, we are putting the finishing touches on our District Conference agenda .......
Thanks to Conference Chair, Rotarian Kelly Knitter from the Augusta West club, when you join us in Augusta on April 29, 30, and May 1, please arrive at the Augusta Marriott expecting to have FUN as we celebrate each of you and your clubs for all we have done together in this Rotary year!!!
(Registration information will be announced in a few days.)

Later in January, we have scheduled a Presidents' town hall to review the first half of our year and discuss how to finish the year strong.  
Some of the focal points are membership growth.....Each One, Bring One....service projects and how many extended lives we are changing in our endeavors, increased attendance, and our District Conference in Augusta 4/29-5/1.

Thanks to all of you collectively for your Service Above Self.  
Our local and  global communities are a better place for all due to our continued focus on our theme "Serve To Change Lives."

Yours in Rotary,



Below is a vital message from Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta - -
ALL Governors, world wide, are asked to share this with our Membership. 

 

Rotary.org
Dear District Governors and Club Presidents,

We see the decision to vaccinate as a civic and humanitarian imperative. Rotary is not a political or religious organization, it is a service organization and this is the lens through which we are advising you of our position.
  1. Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic and the emergence of new variants. Rotary endorses and strongly encourages vaccination for all individuals including our members who are currently able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In areas where COVID-19 is surging, communities are facing extreme challenges, health systems are overwhelmed, and contentious rhetoric is dividing us. It is critical that the virus be contained so that the world may begin to heal. To that end, the purpose of this statement is to reinforce Rotary's position.
  2. Misinformation has become an "infodemic" that hinders the fight against COVID-19. In line with our Four-Way Test, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
  3. Rotary International staff at One Rotary Center were required to be vaccinated by 10 October 2021, as a criterion for employment after that date. RI's employee vaccination rate stands at over 99 percent.
  4. Globally, Rotary is actively engaged in assuring equity in vaccine access to all people. Our efforts have included advocacy with the G-20, and a proof-of-concept program with GAVI/COVAX to leverage our frontline experience with polio eradication to facilitate vaccine delivery in several low- and middle-income countries where Rotarians are active. While we know many clubs are already deeply involved in COVID-19 prevention, we are working on additional strategies to multiply our collective efforts. GAVI/COVAX is a partnership including WHO and UNICEF focused on global access and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.
  5. Those children for whom vaccines are not currently available are at significant risk. Until vaccines are available for all children, the vaccination of adults is the best way to protect children who cannot be vaccinated. Pediatric admissions for COVID-19 are rising precipitously in areas of low vaccination.
  6. Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. Local recognition of these heroes by each of our clubs can help to encourage them to continue their important work. Rotary abhors any harassment and attacks on healthcare workers.
  7. Rotary and Rotaract clubs are encouraged to
    • set good examples by being exemplary role models; 
    • redouble their efforts to support COVID-19 treatment, prevention, and vaccination efforts.
  8. Vaccines have proven to be one of the greatest advances of modern medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccines save between 2 to 3 million children's lives each year, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative estimates the polio vaccine has saved more than 19 million children from paralysis. Vaccines are safe, effective and are responsible for eliminating or controlling many other vaccine-preventable diseases such as smallpox, measles, rubella, and Ebola. And now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccines.
  9. The eradication of polio remains a goal of the highest order for Rotary. We can apply the lessons we have learned in fighting polio to the efforts in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regards,

Shekhar Mehta                                                                              John Germ
President, Rotary International                                                Chair, The Rotary Foundation

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District Mailing
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5730 Sweetbriar Circle
Savannah, GA 31406

 

Contact
Information:


District Governor
 2021-22
Edwin Presnell
 

District Governor
 2022-23
Heather Kellen

 

District Governor
 2023-24
Dr. Felix Smith

Chief of Staff & DACdb Coordinator

Paula Goodnow

 

District Treasurer

 Bruce Montgomery
 

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