As the 2019 calendar year draws to a close, we look back on the first half of our Rotary year as your Governor and marvel at all the exciting activities and service to your communities that our 65 club members are involved in. What an incredible service to your communities. We look forward to 2020 and the second half of our year as Governor. The year will be capped by the RD6000 Festival at Prairie Meadows June 25-27 in Altoona, Iowa, and you won’t want to miss it. And be sure to check out this month’s edition of the digital RD6000 NEWS by clicking on the link below to catch up on all the exciting news in the District right at your fingertips. Steve and I want to wish you the best of Holidays this season and our hopes for a great 2020 for all of you, your families, and your own Rotary club.
Erna Morain, Governor District 6000

Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels, District 6000 Past District Governor, are raising awareness for polio eradication by piloting a single engine aircraft all the way around the globe in 51 days!

Peter and John will take off from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 24, 2020 in a Piper Lance (single engine) airplane. Along the way, they will encourage support of ending polio forever throughout the world.

Both Peter and John are pilots, Rotarians, and members of the Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. Visit their website:
To contribute, visit the Rotary International website at Rotary Ideas and click the red CONTRIBUTE NOW box.
To encourage Rotarians and clubs to focus on Rotary’s core value of integrity, and to honor the memory of the late Boone Rotarian, District Governor 1954-55 Judge Paul E. Hellwege, District 6000 is asking clubs to nominate one member for the seventh annual District 6000 “Paul E. Hellwege Guardian of Integrity” awards. A nomination form is at this link and the deadline has been moved to March 1, 2020 because RD 6000 Rotary Festival will be held this year in June which is later in the Rotary year. The District Vocational Service Committee will review the nominations, and nominees will be recognized at Festival (District Conference).

Des Moines area Rotary clubs have partnered with the Iowa Wolves Basketball team to help raise funds for the eradication of Polio since 2008! Iowa Wolves tickets are $20 with $10 dollars of each ticket going directly to Polio Eradication. The Iowa Wolves game is Saturday, February 1 at 7 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. Come and enjoy a fun night of basketball and ROTARY fellowship! Contact Ed Arnold

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