District Assembly and Grants Training
June 17, 2023 *** 9:30am – 3:00pm
Oconee Fall Line Technical College, 560 Pine Hill Road, Dublin, GA
June 8- 11, 2023
College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick GA
Rotary Intl. District 6920
Top priorities in District 6920
GOAL 3,000 Total Members
July 1, 2022: 2904 (2768 Rotarians, 136 Rotaractors)
Current: 2918 (2810 Rotarians, 108 Rotaractors)
Increase of 42 Rotarians, Loss of 28 Rotaractors)
27.76% Female (Up from 26% at District Assembly) GOAL 30%
333 for TRF
“333 for TRF”
Million-Dollar Rotary Foundation Initiative
District 6920 is dreaming BIG for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year so we can serve BIG in the coming years. District Governor, Heather Kellen, has set a goal for District giving at 1 million dollars to the Rotary Foundation. One million seems unattainable at first glance but divided by 3000 members that’s only $333 per members. Now that’s doable.
TOP FOUR GIVING CLUBS:
St. Simons $12,139
Savannah East $10, 840
Highest Per Capita Clubs:
Perry Club $339.22
Jekyll Island $171.62
Metro Savannah $164.26
Polio Plus Society
Polio Plus Society
We are so close to eradicating Polio worldwide. We are in that last push to finish what we started and keep our promise to the world. Being a member of the Polio Plus Society means a commitment to help Rotary finish this race. With a donation to Polio Plus of $100 Rotarians will receive a recognition certificate and a limited-edition US minted Polio $1 dollar coin. This will be unique to our District.
This coin was minted in 2019 state of Pennsylvania honoring the discovery of the polio vaccine in 1953 by Dr. Jonas Salk and his team. In 1947, the University of Pittsburgh hired Dr. Jonas Salk to develop the polio vaccine.
Lions/Rotary Food Drive Challenge
Lions/Rotary Feed the Hungry Challenge
History is being made in Georgia as Lions International District 18-N will be inducting its first ever female District Governor to serve the 2022- 2023 term. This is exciting news for Rotary International District 6920 as this talented person is our very own Glennville Club Rotarian, Shellie Smith. District 6920 would like to celebrate this occasion with a “friendly competition” between Lion and Rotary Clubs throughout both Districts. Clubs will be collecting food in order to; fill up food banks, feed our first responders, and serve their communities food insecurity needs. The winning District with the most meals contributed will be celebrated at both District Conferences in the Spring of 2023. Contact District Service Director Terry Adkins for more information.
Basic Education and Literacy is one of the District‘s areas of focus. In 2020-2021, a majority (23 of the 42) of the club projects receiving District Grant funds were in the Basic Education and Literacy focus area. The projects represent a total commitment of $89,777.05 in money but are unmeasurable in the commitment of time and effort, and priceless in the lifelong impact they have on the lives of the young — our future.
District 6920 News and Events
2023 Eastern Zone Speech Contest
Thanks to all contestants, their parents, teachers and guidance counselors and everyone who participated and helped to make this a successful event. Our winners were: 1st Place: Amiyah Elam, Ware County High School 2nd Place: Rebekah McKinnon, Glynn Academy 3rd Place:...
Human & Sex Trafficking in Coastal Georgia – An Educational Event
This event is on March 28th and March 29th and is funded with a combined District 6920 grant. The Golden Isles area Rotary Clubs are very concerned about the increase of Human and Sex Trafficking in our community. It is real; it is here NOW. Human Trafficking...
Improving natal outcomes in her native land
By Geoffrey Johnson In 2014, after she ended her nine-year tenure as executive director of a community health clinic in Savannah, Georgia, Miriam Rittmeyer needed a little time to recharge her batteries. She exhibited her colorful oil paintings inspired by her native...
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