Posted on Aug 28, 2019
Check out the August issue of the RD 6000 News at this link https://rotary6000.org/bulletin/view/f181bc09-aea6-4078-9838-951395aa5a98 This newsletter features the full video of the Unveiling and Dedication of the District 6000 polio statue “the Gift”at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, the first two video episodes of the Women in Rotary series, an all new All Around Rotary Podcast episode, focusing on membership and satellite clubs, Rotary stories , news and much more.
 
Steve and I continue to be excited and impressed with all the great things happening in our District 6000 Rotary clubs and communities as we have visited nearly half the clubs in the district. We are sharing our thoughts and experiences on how to make Rotary more visible, more attractive and more inclusive and use this tool as a way to build excitement toward our District 6000 Festival to be held in late June of 2020.
 
Be sure to read, use and share the information, whether it’s the podcast, videos, stories and/or pictures.
 
We are looking forward to coming to your club.
 
ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD!
Erna Morain, Governor District 6000
morain4rotary@gmail.com
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Posted on Aug 19, 2019

To see club events CLICK HERE and you can promote your Rotary event on this Club Events Calendar!  To add your event click HERE or contact the district office with details.  This calendar is updated around the 1st & 15th each month.

CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR Carolyn Scharff 2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Help advance the cause of world peace and understanding by learning more about the Peace Pipe Letters of 1931-32 and 2019. Back in the early 1930s, with nationalism and ideologies that violated human dignity on the rise, The Rotary Club of Keokuk, extended their collective hands to their Rotarian friends around the world in a series of 496 “Peace Pipe Letters.” Eighty-eight years later, RC Keokuk members are repeating this long forgotten and beautiful gesture with a current crop of peace pipe letters epitomizing international friendship and understanding. Learn how you, too, can be part of this worldwide Rotarian Peace Pipe Letter Initiative.  You can purchase the book "Die Peace Pipe Briefe" for $30 by contacting Rotarian Tony Conn at conn.tony.2013@gmail.com or visit www.peace-pipe-proposal.com.
PEACE PIPE LETTERS BOOK 2019-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
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If you will be at the Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, then District Governor Nominee Alka Khanolkar and her husband Kiran, invite you to the District 6000 Breakfast from _ to _ am on ___, June __!  This event will be a great way to kick off your Convention experience!  For information and to register click HERE.
 
DISTRICT BREAKFAST IN HONOLULU Alka Khanolkar 2019-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES TO THE PRINTED DIRECTORY 2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings from Evanston! After Council on Legislation, we put together a document that describes some of the changes that clubs or districts will see with the start of the new Rotary Year. CLICK HERE to view this document. A few things to note:
  1. Even though there were many more items that passed, a lot of them had to do with the overall organization. This document highlights what’s happening at the club and district levels. For a full overview of the COL, Rotarians could either check in with your COL Reps or visit My Rotary (www.MyRotary.org).
     
  2. You’ll see that page 1 of the document discusses that the language in Standard Rotary Club Constitution (SRCC) will be modernized to make it more accessible. It also asks the reader head to My Rotary to download a copy. We’re still in the process of streamlining the SRCC and expect it’ll be posted soon.
     
  3. In line with number 2 above, the 2019 Manual of Procedure (MOP) is also being drafted. Traditionally, the English version of the MOP has released in the fall (usually October) with translated versions to follow in winter. We expect the same timing this year, and will let you know when the new edition has been released. We’re expecting that it will release as an electronic PDF rather than a printed version.
John Hannes and Geoff Cocharon, R.I. Support
COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION ESSENTIAL CHANGES 2019-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Our district is part of the Heartland Division formed by Rotary District 5650, Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. 
Who should attend RLI?     
New Rotarians that want to learn more about what Rotary is, seasoned Rotarians, Club Board and Committee Members
What is the cost? 
$85.00/session and we encourage clubs to seek interested Rotarians that want to participate and to pay the registration fee for their members.
Where will this be held?    
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REGISTER now CLICKING HERE.  Registration needs to be done at least a week before the event, we need enough participants to have good and lively discussion!
Questions? Contact Steve Wieneke 515-250-0507 sawieneke24@gmail.com
 
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The Iowa Wild are inviting you to come watch the Iowa Wild take on the Texas Stars in an exciting evening of Hockey, March 29 at 7 PM.  Tickets are$15 dollars each and $5 goes back to Rotary District Literacy Programs. Rotarians, your family,friends and coworkers, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun! For questions contact Shane Nester at 515-564-8715. #TheHuntIsOn  To purchase tickets, click HERE!
ROTARY NIGHT WITH THE IOWA WILD  2019-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
To encourage Rotarians and clubs to focus on Rotary’s core value of integrity, and to honor the memory of the late Boone Rotarian, PDG 1954-55 Judge Paul E. Hellwege, District 6000 is asking clubs to nominate one member for the sixth annual District 6000 “Paul E. Hellwege Guardian of Integrity” awards. A nomination form is at this link and the deadline is Jan. 31, 2019. The nominations will be submitted to the District 6000 Vocational Service Committee, and nominees will be recognized at the District Conference.
GUARDIAN OF INTEGRITY AWARD NOMINATION 2019-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. file an annual information return. For those clubs whose tax year follows the Rotary year, the deadline to file is 15 November. The form a club must file is dependent upon its gross receipts for the year. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at www.irs.gov.
 
It is important that your club comply with IRS requirements. Please note that Section 6033(j) of the Internal Revenue Code automatically revokes the exemption of any organization that fails to satisfy its filing requirement for three consecutive years.
 
Frequently Asked Questions will answer many of the general questions you may have about Rotary clubs and the IRS. Please direct specific questions regarding your club’s tax-exempt status or reporting requirements to local counsel, your tax adviser, or the IRS at 877-829-5500.
 
FILE REQUIRED ANNUAL INFORMATION RETURN WITH IRS BY NOV. 15 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT 6000 NEWS MAGAZINE Bill Tubbs 2018-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
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The deadline for Community Service Grant applications to be RECEIVED is June 1, 2018.
 
Review information for this type of grant by clicking on THIS LINK to Community Service Grants. Clubs need to have attended a Grant Management Seminar and returned two required signed forms to the District Office. 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 1 2018-05-08 05:00:00Z 0

One Rotary Summit is facilitated, interactive and focused on goals that the clubs, the district and Rotary International are focused on.  The Summit provides an opportunity, a forum, a platform for clubs of similar size to discuss methods to meet and/or exceed our goals.  Come ready to discuss and learn more about Membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image to help you get the word out about the great aspects of Rotary!  Every club should strive to have at least one or two members attend!  Click below for details.

West Des Moines - Thu., October 12     DEADLINE: Oct. 10

ONE ROTARY SUMMIT Carolyn Scharff 2017-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
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Call the Rotary International Contact Center at 866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279) or email contact.center@rotary.org to check deadlines, forms, Foundation giving and recognition points.
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT STAFF FOR ALL OF OUR CLUBS:
Presidents & Secretaries: Click here to find who can assists you.
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World Polio Day is October 24!  Help your Rotary club get the word out to your community that Polio has not yet been eradicated BUT, "We are this close"!  Plan an event to raise awareness and funds to help eradicate Polio!

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