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Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Second Half of this Rotary Year.  The question for all of us:
What More Can I Do?
The Second Object of Rotary states:  High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.  Active, engaged Rotarians view vocational service as a way of life.  Vocational service is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.  RI President Barry Rassin says the diversity of vocations gives Rotary a special strength.  Paul Harris said, “Each Rotarian is the connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and his trade or profession.” What can each of us do to share our skills and talents to ‘Be the Inspiration’ and create lasting change locally and globally:
How about mentoring a student or a young professional in a facet of your profession; starting a group focused on a common goal or vision; or encouraging others in their professional development.  Perhaps you can be of help for these club requests:Ann Arbor North Rotary is looking for a Staff member at Washtenaw Community College to be an advisor for a new Rotaract Club. Contact - erictindall67@gmail.com; Troy Rotarian Lynda Ludy is looking for a club who is Partnering with Habitat for Humanity on projects.  Contact - lrludy@att.net; Oxford Rotarian Joe Tunac is forming a new RAG (Rotary Action Group) for those interested in Lead Poisoning.  Contact - dr.joe.t@sbcglobal.net
How about being part of District 6380’s Committees:  Public Image and Promotions - Contact media@6380.org;  District Conference (May 3-4, 2019) planning - Contact jmcmanus@rd6380.org
Membership Ideas? Join us at the Regional Membership Seminar in Lansing this Saturday January 5th.  See details in article immediately below:  
Please check the District website rotary6380.org for the latest updates on projects and events. Updates happen about every two weeks.
So proud of all the 6380 Rotarians who took time on a sunny Saturday to learn more about Membership Flexibility. We also met our Rotary International Regional Membership Officer Diana Edwards.  What a great resource! Cheryl Peterson and Chris Etienne were the excellent facilitators.  -Jane
(Read More for Amazing TriFold fom the Wakefied Rotary Club)
District Governor Elects from all over the world will attend Rotary's annual training meeting giving them the opportunity to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders. Keynote speakers and informative presentations will inspire and prepare the DGE's to lead their districts successfully. Breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops will introduce them to new ways of creating positive change.
 
Let's all wish "Sparky" DGE and Laurie Leonard an amazing "Once of a Lifetime" experience with 535 other District Governor Elects and Partners in San Diego this January!  
 
Announcing our new District Governor (2021-2022) Nominee Designate - Brenda K Tipton!
Brenda is full of energy and enthusiasm with a great heart for service. 
Best known for her "Woo-Woo" call to action, in 2017-2018, she (President) and her team added 22 new members to the Livingston Sunrise Club! 
I selected her to be my Assistant Governor for Sector 9 (Farmington, Lakes Area, Milford, Novi, Lyon Area and West Bloomfield clubs) for 2018-2019.
As a hard worker, goal setter, communicator and connector, we are impressed with her performance.
Brenda will serve as Membership Chair for our District in 2019-2020 with Don "Sparky" Leonard as District Governor.
She will follow Karen Gabrys, our District Governor for (2020-2021).
 
Please send welcomes and congratulations to Brenda!  (brendaktipton@yahoo.com)

Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more truly transformational service, RI President Barry Rassin encourages us to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world during the 2018-19 year. Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good is vast. Take full advantage of your membership in Rotary. Use this opportunity to discuss the many different ways your clubs can start or expand service activities to enhance the Rotary experience for their members.

A Tribute to Art Holst
On December 19, 2018, we lost one of the greatest of the Greatest Generation. We lost an example to live our lives by, a great veteran, a great patriot, a great friend and a great Rotarian. We lost Art Holst who was in his 97th year. Art was with the love of his life, Elizabeth, at their winter home in Ft. Myers. Art and Elizabeth merged their families later in life; Art will be dearly missed by Elizabeth, and their admiring family.
Dr. Steven Bucci
Finding and Developing Leaders:  At our upcoming District Conference in May, we will be bringing in Dr. Steven Bucci, to share his vast experience in developing leaders. As many of us know, we are faced with numerous leadership challenges- finding members to assume committee chairs, and board of directors, not to mention, bringing in new members.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a smooth, planned transition that offers a more stress free movement from president to president, board member to board member, committee leader to committee leader, and committee member to committee member?
 
At the Clarkston-Pontiac-Waterford Holiday Party, held at the Goldner-Walsh greenhouse in the Historic Pontiac area, we had fellowship, great food and musical performances from three Inbound Exchange Students.  Student Grace banks is a "Host Sibling" for Swiss Exchange student Nora.  Grace thought it would be interesting to do a video on "What Rotary means to me".  Click on the photo to watch what a very talented young person put together! 
New year, new goals 
The new year is a time for new resolutions and fresh beginnings. As you set club goals for the second half of the Rotary year, start with small ones that you can achieve easily. Here are a few ideas:
  - Update your member data in My Rotary (learn how to add, edit, or remove a member)
  - Record the progress you’ve made toward the goals you set at the start of the Rotary year in Rotary Club Central
  - Identify any club members who aren’t engaged in Rotary and pair each of them with a mentor
Start thinking now about how your club can Be the Inspiration in your community in 2019. Happy holidays from Rotary!
 
One of the ongoing challenges
in Rotary is maintaining a healthy level of membership. My club of Haute Rive is no exception. We started the club in 2014 with 20 members, and despite the fact that we have gained new members since then, we’ve also lost a few. So much so that membership fell to just 18 as of 1 July 2017. Fortunately, our leadership team was proactive and began forming a plan to address the situation.
Escape artists from the Netherlands
The Rotary Club of Amersfoort Young Ambition, The Netherlands, was once a Rotaract club. It transformed itself into a Rotary club because its members were passing 30, the Rotaract age limit. The new club focuses on innovative ideas, dedication to service, and a spirit of fun. Since the club was chartered, it has hosted numerous successful fundraisers, like selling customized Monopoly sets and setting up an escape room inside a medieval tower. Discover how they work hard and play hard.  What is your club doing to reinvent itself? Tell us your story at club.innovations@rotary.org.
Mental Health Update
Immediate Past District Governor, Barry Fraser, began a District- wide  initiative on mental health at last year's District Conference. For the first time in our history, we are experiencing an actual decrease in our age longevity- due to the suicide and drug overdose crisis of our youth. And some of us may be experiencing the agony of Alzheimer's Disease with a loved one.  Mental health affects all ages, family members, and friends. A group of us discussed what we could do as a District, and with Barry's leadership, developed the following three actions: "Read More"
 
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