Governor "WooWoo's" Message
"Let’s come together during Basic Education and Literacy Month to improve education for all children and literacy for both children and adults"
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month with September 8 recognized as International Literacy Day.  One of Rotary’s seven areas of focus, supporting education is essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community/economic development and promoting peace.  How does your club help improve education and literacy for all?  
Whew, I don’t know about you but for me, the last two months seem to have flown by.  My Official Governor visits are in full force so I’m having an absolute blast attending your meets and getting to see old friends while making new ones.  It is disappointing that I’m still unable to visit our Canadian Rotarians, but fingers crossed, that later this month or the next, the meeting restrictions in Canada will lessen.  I am excited to be presenting Club Presidents with their Presidential District certificates and clubs with their official District Club Banner and new District 6380 brochures.  One of my goals this year is to equip all clubs with marketing tools that will make an impact in your community.  Please use these items to help spread the word about our amazing service organization, Rotary.  By doing good things in our communities and beyond, we can Change Lives, Change Others and Change Ourselves.
Remember to share your club’s events, stories and pictures of your NEW banner on our Facebook page, Rotary Facebook Group, in addition to submitting your success stories for publication on our website,  It's a great way to stay connected and keep our communication channels open to all!  
Some Exciting District Updates:
  • We’ve formed a District 6380 Peace Connection Committee.   Join their inaugural meeting on September 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to learn more and get involved.  Contact:  Marcia Lane,  or Judy Lynch-Sauer,
  • Many clubs are planning River Clean Up events on September 26 to support the Environment which is our 7th Area of Focus.  See 6380 World River Day
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 6380 is now open for registration for the October 29-31 event being held in Fenton  RYLA
  • Want your club recognized, have a special story to share or want to promote your new District club banner?  You can do all of that by submitting your story and picture to our District Website Administrator Eric Tindall (Ann Arbor- North) Submit a Story
  • Official Governor “WooWoo” visits are continuing!  See our District calendar for more information Events/Calendar
Finally, I must say that I feel honored to lead this district during this pivotal year.  Together we can reignite and strengthen our clubs and our purpose.  As your CEEO “Chief Encouragement and Excitement Officer,” let me know how I, along with the District team, can support you.
My hope is that, together, we will Engage, Excite and most importantly HAVE FUN. I’m proud to be serving with you in this Rotary year!  "WooWoo"!!

Foundation Focus 
November was Rotary Foundation month and what an amazing month we had!  We increased our Rotary Foundation giving and awareness by having targeted events and continued club engagement.  Our virtual Foundation + Membership event was attended by over 185 individuals. 
Well-done Rotarians!  Your generosity helps give RI and our local clubs support for doing good in the future.  December is a time for year-end giving. Don't forget to add the Rotary Foundation to your list of charitable donations.  
Need more information for your members on the work of The Rotary Foundation?  Our District 6380 Foundation team is ready to give club presentations or ask them to do a brief infomercial at the beginning of your club’s meet.  Foundation Team

Membership Moment 
  • Attention All Members: our first District 6380 Newer Member Training is scheduled for September 29, 2021.  To register, click here: Rotary Basics
  • Get your ASK in Gear my fellow Rotarians!!  Now is the time to support our District campaign of “Each One Bring One”. Our RI President, your District Membership Team and I ask that you bring one person to a meeting, event and/or social gathering to introduce them to our amazing Service Organization.  I brought “one” and she was recently inducted as the first new member this year in my home club of Livingston Sunrise Rotary.  WooWoo!!
  • We're growing our members!  Don't forget to report new members to your Regional Membership Lead and your AG so they can be recognized at our upcoming celebration.
  • In November, we'll have a multi-district Foundation + Membership Celebration with our neighboring district, D6400.  All new members who have joined Rotary since July 2021 will be honored during the event.  You won't want to miss it!  More details coming soon!

Attention: New and Newer Members
Please attend our Rotary Basics Training
September 29, 2021 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Held Virtually on ZOOM

Register Here:  Rotary Basics 
or contact: Cynthia Hill, for information/registration

Russell Hampton
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