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Inaugural Youth Summit at District Conference on April 22!
Please take note and help us spread the word about the inaugural Rotary Youth Summit at this year's District Conference in Terre Haute on Saturday, April 22! Clubs in the District are encouraged to sponsor two or more student leaders in their community to attend at $40 per student. Each student who plans to attend can be registered through the online form, completed by a parent and with permission from the sponsoring Club. Click here for more information and to see the Youth Summit flyer with the link to the online registration form!
Please contact Janie Whaley or Joy Harter with any questions!
Greetings from District Governor Lance Eberle!
Greetings District 6580 Rotarians.
It is hard to believe that March is already upon us. With our recent warm weather, I am certainly getting a little bit of spring fever. I hope that you all are able to get outdoors and enjoy some of the treasures which Southern Indiana has to offer. For Rotary International, March is an important month as we highlight one of our most important resources: water, sanitation, and hygiene. As many of us are blessed in the United States to have access to clean water and sanitation, that is not true of many places in the world. The recent issue of the Rotary Magazine highlights how Rotarians have come together in Lebanon in an attempt to bring clean drinking water to nearly every school in the country. To date, the last 1,000 schools have received filters and water tanks to provide clean water. Amazing what Rotarians can do by coming together in service.
March also represents the start of our spring storms. Many of us have been close to friends and family who have been impacted by natural disasters. We do not have to look much further than Kentucky to see the impacts of severe tornados or floods and to Ohio to see the impact of the recent trail derailments. Rotary has played a leading role in these communities by raising funds and collecting supplies for the relief efforts that have followed. I am excited that District 6580 is proactively looking to playing a leading role in our communities if disaster strikes with the formation of a non-profit corporation to assist in the collection of funds and supplies if the need should arise. More on this effort will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.
Lastly, a couple of things to keep in mind. Please register for the upcoming Zoom session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on March 8th. Sigrid Solomen will be joining us to look at how we can make our clubs welcoming for all. Also, please plan to join us for the District Conference on April 22nd in Terre Haute as we Imagine Rotary. This will be a great time to visit Rotarians from throughout the district and pick up new ideas. In addition, we will be hosting the Inaugural Youth Summit with Interactors and RYLA students joining us to take part in their very own conference. It should be a great time for all!
Thanks again for your service to Rotary.
In Rotary Service,
District 6580 Governor 2022-2023
Get to know District Governor Lance Eberle!