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Greetings from District Governor Lance Eberle! 

Greetings Rotarians,

It is hard to believe that the summer is starting to wind down and autumn is just around the corner. The kids are back in school and we are now starting to watch our favorite fall sports on TV and Rotarians are still hard at work improving and making their communities a better place.

As we head into fall, let us take note that September is Basic Education and Literacy month. As stated by John Dewey “Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself”. It is hard to believe that in our world today over 17% of the world’s adult population is illiterate. As Rotarians our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

As part of District 6580, we are doing much to support this goal. Many of our clubs take part annually in obtaining school supplies for kids, supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and providing resources to Teachers Warehouse, a Rotary founded nonprofit designated to provide free school supplies to local teachers just to name a few.

Our dedication to basic education and literacy does not show any signs of slowing down as we head into the 22/23 Rotary year. Some of the projects that will be taking place through our district grant program are as follows; hosting a reading festival and interactive panels for exploration walk for early childhood learning; creating a collaborative workspace for creating, learning and innovating for children ages 8 to 12; providing field trips for 3rd graders to learn about food system, nutritious foods, and healthy eating; and hosting a collaborative writing experience to connect local youth and creat diversity understanding . Much more on Rotary’s impact on education can be found on the Rotary International Website.

Also as we speak about education, let us not foget about the great youth programing that Rotary has to offer. The commitment forms for RYLA are due for 2022; if you have not done so, please send your form to Loren Snyder. In addition, applications are now being accepted for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program for the 23/24 school year. If you know of any students between the ages of 16-18 years old who would like to study abroad for one year, please contact Rowena Cross-Najafi for more information.

In Rotary Service,

Lance Eberle
District 6580 Governor 2022-2023

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Rotary unites more than a million people around the world. Rotary District 6580, based in Southern Indiana, consists of 32 Rotary clubs and more than 1,500 Rotarians. Rotary clubs in our district range in size from 12 to 200 members. Our clubs’ programs involve prominent leaders in every field, and our membership represents business and civic leaders of our communities and our state. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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