WMUK News radio interview

Link to interview  WMUK | By Michael Symonds | Published November 28, 2023
Jacquie Blackwell, chair of the District 6360 Mental Health Steering Committee was featured in a recent radio interview talking about  "mental health first aid" training to members, with additional content by Governor Sharalyn


News

 November is Foundation Month

Rotary Foundation receives the highest rating from Charity Navigator for 15th consecutive year

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One Summit | Oct 28

Video montage of photos taken at One Sumnit October 28


2023-24 District Governor

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Sharalyn Davis, BM, MT, MBA has been a Rotarian for 16 years. Her journey started at Climax Rotary Club when she was on the school board and she soon served as Club President, Assistant Governor, and on various club and district committees. She was attracted to Rotary’s Purity of Purpose and fell in love with the theme the year she joined “Sow the Seeds of Love.” She has since been a member of Cereal City Sunrise and currently serves with Union City Rotary.

With Rotary she joined two Bio-Sand Water filter trips to Dominican Republic and in 2018 traveled to India to build a dam with The Dream Team, a Rotary International group.

She’s attended four International Conventions and encourages all Rotarians to join her for the next one in Singapore May 25-29, 2024. The incredible comradery of 30,000 Rotarians from 200 Nations is an  experience that is absolutely exhilarating! Everyone with dreams and passions for world peace through Rotary, together in one place, is life changing!

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District Governor Handover Event Video: Jun 6



 



Rotary District 6360 Conference 2024

Rotary District 6360 Conference  May 3-4, 2024 create hope in the world
 

Key Event Details

  • Fruit tree planting - Edison Neighborhood Urban Garden 
  • Louisa Horne - Strategic "Doing" 
  • Jennifer Montgomery - Uganda Peace Scholar Magenta Girls
  • Frank Mumford - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Walk to Ministry with Community
  • Interact Student Conference
  • Art Hop Kalamazoo (Friday evening)

Radisson Plaza Hotel  | More hotel and registration information coming soon!
 

Consider a conference sponsorship:

We are offering a range of sponsorship
opportunities that will give your company
exposure for months prior to the District
Conference. Contact for more information
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District 6360 Conference 2023 SPONSORS



 
District Conference Highlights (2023)

 



RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) | July 12-14, 2024

Registration will begin in Spring 2024. More details to follow | Download the brochure HERE



Recap from RYLA Camp 2023

Four groups of RYLA Campers created as possible campaigns for addressing important world issues.

  • - Pop-Cans for Afghanistan - Increasing Educational Access for all youth!
  • - UGLY PRODUCE - Solutions for addressing FOOD INSECURITY!
  • - The importance of Education in the Dominican Republic!
  • - STUDENT Academic Stressors (mental health challenges) and possible solutions!
Watch the presentation video below

RYLA Camp 2023 District 6360 video


District Governor Line

Sharalyn Davis, District Governor | 2023-2024

Sharalyn Davis, BM, MT, MBA has been a Rotarian for 16 years. Her journey started at Climax Rotary Club when she was on the school board and she soon served as Club President, Assistant Governor, and on various club and district committees. She was attracted to Rotary’s Purity of Purpose and fell in love with the theme the year she joined “Sow the Seeds of Love.” She has since been a member of Cereal City Sunrise and currently serves with Union City Rotary.

With Rotary she joined two Bio-Sand Water filter trips to Dominican Republic and in 2018 traveled to India to build a dam with The Dream Team, a Rotary International group.

She’s attended four International Conventions and encourages all Rotarians to join her for the next one in Singapore May 25-29, 2024. The incredible comradery of 30,000 Rotarians from 200 Nations is an  experience that is absolutely exhilarating! Everyone with dreams and passions for world peace through Rotary, together in one place, is life changing!

What also drew her to Rotary was the opportunity for international service.  The strength of the Rotary Foundation makes dreams happen through international project partnerships that offer hope and build prosperity in developing nations.

Sharalyn’s international interest has taken her to over 30 countries, not just with Rotary, but as a clarinetist with the National Medical Orchestra (Washington DC), and most recently with Agape Community Transformation (Lansing) teaching music in Uganda.

She intends to pursue international service through a new Peace Corp-Rotary partnership after serving as District Governor. Rotary is expanding every day in every way to create service opportunities for every stage of life.

Sharalyn worked for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a music therapist for 30 years and brings her passion for creative expression in healing, relationship and resiliency building to Rotary this year.  Our new International President Gordon McInally is asking Rotarians to CREATE HOPE IN THE WORLD with special emphasis on deeply caring for our fellow members and communities this year! Mental Health is at the forefront of his HOPE campaign. It’s the perfect message for encouraging Rotarians to imagine new approaches for building peace and healing our communities, and our District is on it!

Her degrees are through WMU (Music/Music Therapy), Davenport University (MBA) and she completed a Political Leadership Fellowship (MSU). She has led United Way campaigns, National Veterans festivals, political candidate forums and trainings, 4-H animal agricultural projects, township government commissions, and currently serves on the boards of The Music Center, AAUW, and Magenta Girls (Uganda). She has an adult son Christopher and wife Christa who live nearby.

Joys include ARTS, musical performance, tap dancing, community activism, hairdressing, and exploring our amazing planet and all the incredible life forms!

Let’s have an awesome year celebrating Rotary together! Download the District Governor Club visit schedule
 


Mark Odland, District Governor Elect | 2024-2025

As a community, non-profit and business leader, Mark Odland has a long-term pattern of success in balancing the goals of his organization with the needs of its employees, constituents, customers, and the communities where they serve. Throughout his professional career, Mark has been a leader who always promotes positive change by challenging the conventional and looking for every opportunity to improve outcomes.

Mark is a graduate of Augustana University with a degree in Political Science and Economics. He completed graduate studies at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia where he earned a Certificate in Management.

 Throughout his career, he worked tirelessly to identify and develop talented employees, and is proud of the network of leaders he mentored and introduced to leadership opportunities.

 He is most proud of his 50 years of marriage to LaRae and the accomplishments of his sons, Paul, and Peter, who hold leadership positions at State Farm Insurance Companies. Mark and LaRae have five happy healthy grandchildren in Illinois and North Carolina.

Mark has been a member of the South Haven Rotary since 2013 and served as President for two consecutive terms during Rotary Years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. During he tenure as President, the club grew by over 25%; achieved the Gold Citation; Earned the Every Rotarian Every Year Award (EREY) for contributions to the Rotary Foundation; contributed at the 100% level to the District 6360 Foundation; significantly improved its public image; aggressively pursued social media and press activity; developed successful new fund raising avenues while improving the existing Pancake Breakfast operations; dramatically improved the age and gender diversity of the club, and eliminated many of what was considered  offensive traditions of the club.

The Rotary of South Haven was recognized as the Non-Profit of the Year by the South Haven Chamber of Commerce in 2019. He was named Rotarian of the Year in 2020 and led his club to initiate ZOOM meetings during the pandemic in March 2020. He also hosted a weekly ZOOM coffee hour every Thursday just to keep his club engaged and active.

He serves as Chair of the District 6360 Membership Committee, a member of the Visioning Committee, and as Assistant District Governor for Area 2.
 


Jackie Huie, District Governor Nominee | 2025-2026

Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Past President (2012-13), Jackie Huie, will be the District 6360 District Governor in 2025-26!

Since joining Rotary in 1994, Jackie has been an advocate for mentoring young people and featured in the Rotary magazine, on Rotary.org and at three Rotary International Conventions. In 2007, Jackie launched the Rotary Student Program, which matches high school students with professionals in dream careers. The pilot ignited a 60-member Southwest Michigan Interact Club in two weeks, growing into seven Interact Clubs, 1800 participants, annual mission trips to the Dominican Republic and website traffic from 169 countries, with 28,000 unique visitors (www.rotarystudentprogram.org).

A Rotary International Convention Breakout Speaker in Lisbon, Portugal (2013) and São Paulo, Brazil (2015), Jackie has been a Keynote Speaker at Rotary Great Lakes President-Elect Training, Rotary District Conferences for 6360, 6380, and 6400 and has given presentations to clubs within our District and around the world. Current District roles include Public Image Chair, Rotary Student Program Chair, and Membership Committee. Club roles include Youth Services Chair, Rotary Student Program Chair and International, Membership, and Public Image Committees. A 2013 “Passionate Trailblazer” Rotary Hero, Jackie is also a 2015 “Rotary International Global Women of Action” nominee.

In her professional career, Jackie is CEO of JohnsonRauhoff, a nationally ranked creative content agency with global clients. A member of CHIEF and YPO, Jackie is a 2022 Moody On The Market’s “Bold Women of Business Award” recipient, a United Way of 2022 Southwest Michigan “Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award” nominee and a 2023 MOSAIC CCDA “Community Impact Hero.” In 1998, Jackie received the City of St. Joseph “Outstanding Citizen Award.”

After attending Western Michigan University, Jackie graduated from The American Academy of Art, Chicago and holds Creative Management Certification from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. In 1997, Jackie married Mike Huie, a former Whirlpool Global Director who in 2005 became JR President. Together, Mike and Jackie have three children, Taylor, Grant and Rhett. The Huie family has hosted Rotary Youth Exchange students from Brazil and Poland, Rotary Group Study Exchange India and a student from France. Ask Jackie about mentoring, world travel, rescuing pitbulls or about how to grow Rotary connecting the dots between Rotary, Rotaract, Interact and family.


District Action Groups

Diabetes

Contact: Thomas R. Shaw Jr.
Diabetes Chair


Learn and Get Involved.  Join Us.  Together, Let’s End Diabetes.


Empowering Girls

Our purpose is to:
  • Prioritize girls in one or more areas of focus to improve their well-being and allow them to make greater contributions to their communities.
  • Raise awareness of the need to empower girls and work to close the youth gender gap in Rotary activities.
  • Inspire clubs and districts to carry out service projects that aim to empower girls.
Contact: Wendy Weaver
Empowering Girls Chair

Environmental Team

Purpose:

The purpose of Rotary’s 6360 District Environmental Team is to support its member clubs in their efforts to bring about positive change and increase their impact on their community through environmental projects. District 6360 includes approximately 57 clubs in 15 Southwest Michigan counties. These clubs and communities they serve are unique, and the Environmental Team will work to inform, inspire, and support each club as it identifies its environmental efforts.
 
As Rotary’s newest area of focus, Supporting the Environment joins six other area of focus and provides another important way for Rotarians to engage those interested in local and international environmental health. It’s potential, with 1.4 million Rotarians worldwide structured around local clubs that know their community, is exciting.

Rotary’s 6360 District Environmental Team Plan

With a goal of having at least 1 representative from each of the 6360 clubs, Environmental Team members will help recruit team members from other clubs.
  • We will begin reaching out to clubs at least quarterly with Rotary and general environmental information.
  • We will begin gathering information on what clubs are currently doing to share with other clubs.
  • We will create an Environmental Advisory Board of 6 – 10 members as a subgroup of the Environmental Team to lead efforts.
The Advisory Board will elect a President, Secretary, Data Manager to document progress.  The Advisory Board will decide when, where, and how often to meet.
 
Please contact Rotarian Michelle Skedgell to join the Environmental Team and to add your voice to this exciting new effort.

 
Contact: Michelle A. Skedgell
Environmental Team Chair


Mental Health

To create and support opportunities for all to improve their mental health and wellness for healthy, happy and productive lives.
 
Our Mission: 
- Break stigma
- Raise awareness
- Increase access to prevention and earlier treatment

Contact: Jacqueline Blackwell
Mental Health Chair



About Global, District and Club grants

Three types of grants are available to Rotary Clubs in District 6360:
  • Global Grants and District Community Grants from The Rotary Foundation

  • Sandelin Grants from the District 6360 Foundation

  • Grants from your local Rotary Club 501(c)(3) Charity (Foundation)

View the Grants Comparison Grid-PDF







 


Rotary International Grants

Apply for a Global Grant, track and manage your Global Grant.

How To Use The Grant Center Guide (PDF)     |     Take Action - Apply for Grants on Rotary.org


The Rotary Foundation has a Club Memorandum of Understanding that each club must agree to before applying for a grant.  Download the Club MOU from TRF here


The Rotary Foundation requires that your club have a Financial Management Plan to qualify for receiving TRF grants (plus it's always good practice for a club to have a financial plan). The sample plan provided here includes all the points required by TRF. Feel free to model your club's plan on this sample.

Download a sample club Financial Management Plan

The first step in applying for a Global Grant is to complete this Preliminary Authorization Form.

Global Grant Preliminary Authorization Form here

**Click here to get the newly updated Community Grants Scoresheet for 2023-2024. This scoresheet is used by our District's Grants Subcommittee when evaluating grant applications.
Download updated Community Grants Scoresheet
 

You may download the Terms and Conditions for TRF Grants here or on the Rotary website -- www.rotary.org

Download Terms and Conditions here


Click below to download the guidelines for signage associated with a project funded by The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation Signage Guidelines


District 6360 Foundation

District 6360 Foundation

  • Karl Sandelin Grants Application
  • Golden Trowel Award and Annual Recognition Dinner
  • District Foundation Youth Credits

Make plans to attend the Rotary District 6360 Foundation Annual Recognition Dinner
and Golden Trowel Award Presentations held in October each year.



District 6360 Foundation Youth Credits

Raffle proceeds are returned to the clubs through District Foundation Youth Credits (DFYC). The Foundation gives each club a  credit equal to 20% of their raffle ticket sales.  The DFYC for the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and other youth projects are based on the sales of the previous three years, 2019, 2020 and 2021.    
Click this link  2023-2024 DFYC (District Foundation Youth Credits) for Youth Programs.pdf  to see the amount of youth credits your club is eligible to receive.

If your club sends young people to the RYLA camp, the District automatically applies your club’s DFYC first and then bills the club for the difference.  DFYC may be used for other youth activities from July 1, 2020 through June 1, 2022.  You may request reimbursement of expenses related to youth projects by submitting this form. DFYC District Youth Program Reimbursement Form.pdf


Karl Sandelin Grant Application

The Rotary District 6360 Foundation awards Karl Sandelin grants every June to Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 6360. Rotary Clubs must complete and submit the attached Karl Sandelin grant application by April 30th each year. See the application for eligibility and required criteria for award approval. Please contact any RD6360 Foundation board member with questions or concerns.

Please click this link to download the Application and Criteria PDF 
 


Golden Trowel Award

Do you have someone that has made a significant contribution to your club’s project and is NOT a Rotarian? 

How about thanking them by nominating that person(s) for the Rotary District 6360 Foundation Golden Trowel AwardThis is a writable form, so you can just save this file to your computer and fill it out and send it to the person showing on the form.

Rotary District 6360 Foundation annually awards up to four (4) Golden Trowel Awards to non-Rotarian individuals or groups who have made a major contribution to a Rotary project. 

The award will be presented at the Annual RD6360F Recognition Banquet in October  at the Walldroff Brewpub and Bistro 

REMEMBER:

  • The nominee must be a Non-Rotarian
  • The nominee may be a person, non-profit organization, business, church, group of individuals, or government agency
  • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to a specific Rotary sponsored project/event
  • The nomination application form is attached

Mail or email (email is preferred) a copy of this form no later than the second Saturday in September This is a writable form so you can save it to your computer and email it to the person showing on the form.   
 


Rotary District 6360 Foundation – A History

An Idea Whose Time had Come

Karl Sandelin had an idea. It was 1992 and Karl was the newly installed Governor of Rotary District 6360. He wanted to develop an International Service project that not only did good but involved the whole of District 6360. What could they do? Barb Herrold suggested Belize. What would they do in Belize? The District obtained a Discovery Grant from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) to research that question.  Schools were the answer. Belize needed help with their education system, particularly when it came to transportation.   School buses were needed to transport students to and from school.  Where do you get school buses? Mike Williams knew somebody – he had a connection with a local school  – as did other Rotarians and used buses could be obtained.  How do you pay for them? Fund raising by local Rotary Clubs, including selling cardboard cutouts of school buses for $20 was the answer. How do we handle the money? The Rotary District 6360 Foundation was born. Thousands of dollars and much planning later a caravan of school buses, other vehicles and Rotarians traveled 2984 miles across the US and Mexico to Belize.  The RD 6360 Foundation was one of the many tools District 6360 Rotarians used to make this project work

Rotary - Making a Difference

The Belize project was the reason for the start of the RD6360 Foundation.  What a difference it made in the lives of the citizens of Belize and the Rotarians that participated in this project. The RD6360 Foundation helps Rotary Clubs continue to make a difference. A difference in their community, their country and around the world. How can the RD6360 Foundation help your Club make a difference?

Community

Grants from the RD6360 Foundation have helped Clubs with a myriad of local projects in their community. Parks, playgrounds, fire suppression systems, fair grounds wifi, college scholarships, Girls on the Run, school backpack programs and literacy projects are only a few of the examples District Rotary Clubs  have been able to complete with the help of RD6360 Foundation grants .  Funds for grants are mainly obtained from proceeds of the RD6360 Foundation Raffle Fundraiser.  Thank you for supporting the Raffle. Rotarians around District 6360 and the world appreciate your support.

Country

Funds were established for hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Harvey in 2017 to handle monies for disaster relief in New Orleans and Houston. The RD6360 Foundation, as a 501 c3, served as a tax deductible conduit for District 6360 Rotarians to aid our fellow countryman.

Around the World

Biosand water filters to provide safe drinking water in the Dominican Republic was started by the “water boys”. That project has grown into WASH – safe Water, and Sanitation and Hygiene.  Casa Amparo, an orphanage in Mexico, has benefited from donations from District 6360 Rotarians. Again as a 501c3 the RD6360 Foundation serves as a tax deductible conduit for District 6360 Rotarians to fund worthwhile projects.

Celebrate

For over 30 years the RD6360 Foundation has assisted District 6360 Clubs in Making a Difference in their community, country and around the world.  We can celebrate that positive difference and the realization that the Rotary Clubs of District 6360 have made a difference in the lives of thousands of people here and abroad.  It is not just Rotarians that have made a difference. Many individuals, institutions and businesses have helped District 6360 Rotary Clubs make a difference. The RD6360 Foundation celebrates those who help Rotary through the presentation of the Golden Trowel Award to those deserving individuals and institutions.  Public schools, teachers, restaurants, farmers and teenagers are just a few of the individuals and institutions that have recognized the difference Rotary makes. They helped Rotary – Make A Difference.

           


Past District Governors

OLD NINTH DISTRICT

 1918-1919  Fred W. Gage*                          Battle Creek                              

 1919-1920  Hugh E. VandeWalker*            Ypsilanti                                    

 1920-1921  Ray W. Davis*                             St. Joseph                                 

 1921-1922  George E. Barnes*                     Flint                                           

OLD 18TH DISTRICT

 1922-1923  John P. Old*                                 Sault Ste. Marie                        

 1923-1924  Paul H. King*                               Detroit                                       

 1924-1925  Grover C. Good*                         Grand Rapids                            

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

 1925-1926  Percy V. Dawe*                            Cadillac                                     

 1926-1927  Fred Sherriff*                                Battle Creek                              

 1927-1928  Fred E. Hill*                                   Hastings                                    

  1.   1928-1929  Walter Wood*                   Niles                                           

 1929-1930  William Gear Spencer*                Hillsdale                                   

  1.   1930-1931  Glenn Cowell*                     Coldwater                                  

 1931-1932  Eric M. Tasman*                              Lansing                                    

 1932-1933  Paul S. Bond*                                   Charlotte                                  

 1933-1934  Harold C. Hunt*                                St. Johns                                  

  1.  1934-1935  William Otto*                         Lansing                                    

 1935-1936  Raymond H. Dresser*                      Sturgis                                       

 1936-1937  Frank Barnes*                                    Manistee                                   

ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FIRST

 1937-1938  Kim Sigler*                                           Hastings                                    

 1938-1939  James F. Shaw*                                    Sault Ste. Marie                        

 1939-1940  Fred H. Mueller*                                  Grand Rapids                          

  1.  1940-1941  Reginald Smith*                         Albion                                         
  2.  1941-1942  W. "Stub" Bemer*                      Muskegon                                

 1942-1943  Samuel M. Oliver*                                 Muskegon                                 

 1943-1944  Howard P. Porter*                                 East Jordon                               

 1944-1945  Samuel G. Gorsline*                              Battle Creek                              

 1945-1946  Elmer Wilds*                                           Kalamazoo                             

 1946-1947  Arthur Frazee*                                        Dowagiac                               

 1946-1947  Kenneth G. Prettie*                                Hillsdale                                 

 1947-1948  Allen G. Miller*                                        Grand Rapids                        

 1948-1949  Guy W. Kirsch*                                         Sturgis                                    

TWO NINETEENTH DISTRICT

 1949-1950  Herbert C. Kerlikowske*                          St. Joseph                             

 1950-1951  Vernon C. Olcott*                                      Allegan                                   

 1951-1952  Ralph W. Toaz*                                           Lansing                                  

 1952-1953  Glenn Stewart*                                           Kalamazoo                             

 1953-1954  Edgar B. Lincoln*                                        Marshall                                 

  1.  1954-1955  E. Schmidt, M.D.*                             Jackson                                    

 1955-1956  George F. Dean*                                         Charlotte                                  

DISTRICT 636

 1956-57   Frederick Hilbert*                                          Wayland

 1957-58  George Dean*                                                 Charlotte

1958-59  H. Frank Ritchie*                                              Hastings

 1959-60  Clarence A. Neitz*                                           Lansing

 1960-61  T. John Reed*                                                   Burr Oak

 1961-62  Kenneth Beagle*                                             Grand Ledge

 1962-63  Dan E. Karn*                                                     Jackson

 1963-64  Glen D. Clark*                                                  Newaygo

 1964-65  Donald B. Doubleday*                                   Kalamazoo

 1965-66    Richard Bucknell*                                         Sturgis

 1966-67  Stuart J. Bearup*                                            Charlotte

 1967-68  Wesley Logan*                                                Hastings

 1968-69  Bob C. Winkel*                                                South Haven

 1969-70  Frederick Keicher*                                         Michigan Center

 1970-71  Bert S. Ward*                                                 Bronson

 1971-72  Ronald E. Weger*                                          Lansing  

 1972-73  William N. Atkinson*                                     Jackson

 1973-74  Rev. Benjamin Lavey*                                  Sturgis

 1974-75  Charles H. Yeates*                                        Allegan

 1975-76   Glenn A. Converse*                                     Ionia

 1976-77   Arthur L. Crampton*                                   Lansing

 1977-78   Rev. John Ristow*                                         Dowagiac

 1978-79   William F. Galbreath*                                  Lakeshore                     

1979-80   Donald L. Calkins*                                        Three Rivers

 1980-81   William Cheney*                                          Lansing

 1981-82  Ivan Stein*                                                     South Haven

 1982-83   Joseph J. Gross*                                           East Lansing

 1983-84   Robert  van Blaricom*                                Kalamazoo

 1984-85   Franklin E. Rothfuss*                                  Hastings

 1985-86   Thomas B. Sullivan*                                   Marshall

 1986-87   Warren E. Holcomb*                                  Grand Ledge

 1987-88   Bill J. Menser *                                             Lakeshore                              

1988-89   John G. Hungerford*                                   Kalamazoo South   

1989-90   Frank Traviglia Jr. *                                      Delta  Waverly

 1990-91   V.M. Mishra*                                                East Lansing

 District 6360

1991-92   Karl R. Sandelin                                             Kalamazoo

1992-93    Dick Rosenfeld                                             Jackson

1993-94    Bob Henning*                                              Jackson Breakfast

1994-95    Clyde Carnegie                                            Lansing

1995-96    Len Stuttman*                                            Mason

1996-97    Jim Alden*                                                   Delton Area

1997-98    Dave Groner                                               Dowagiac

1998-99    C. Donavon Carl*                                       Jackson

1999-20    Bill Dimond                                                 Kalamazoo Sunrise

2000-01    Don Humphreys*                                      Delton Area

2001-02    Mary Brinks (1st Female DG)                   South Haven                       

2002-03    Jim Goodwin                                               Jackson Breakfast

2003-04    Ed Foster                                                     Charlotte

2004-05    Gayland Tennis                                          Lansing DeWitt Sunrise 

2005-06    Gil O'Rourke*                                             Jackson

2006-07    Jay Larson                                                  Marshall

2007-08    Dick Sammis                                              Lakeshore

2008-09    Renee Merchant                                       Jackson

2000-10    Kathleen Tosco*                                       Portage

2010-11    Don Frohm                                                Jackson Breakfast

2011-12    Paul McNamara                                        St. Johns

2012-13    Mark Henne                                               East Lansing

2013-14    Terry Allen*                                               Lakeshore

2014-15     Bob Small                                                  Portage

2015-16     Rick Briscoe                                              Kalamazoo

2016-17     Bill Smith                                                  Climax

2017-18    Teresa Brandell                                        Delta Waverly

2018-19    Jim Cupper                                               Kalamazoo

2019-20    Margie Haas                                             Hastings

2020-21    Nathan Triplett                                        Lansing

2021-22    Rita LaMoraux                                         Delta Waverly

2022-23    Kathy Gallagher                                      Battle Creek

Deceased *


WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) | District 6360




Projects implemented in the Dominican Republic (download the PDF)

  • Bio-Sand Water filters
  • Hand-washing workshops in Santo Domingo poor neighborhoods, National District
  • Water Purification Plant in Chirino, Monte Plata Province
  • Latrines treplaced in Santiago Gurabito, Santiago Province
  • Mini-aqueducts in rural towns in the Hato Mayor Province

Link to District 6360 WASH committee

The Rotary Club Santiago Rodriguez presented the District 6360 WASH Committee two plaques as appreciation for assisting them with service projects in needy communities. The one in black reads "The center of Mothers "Mirabal Sisters" of the Caimital Community (Caimital, Villa Almacigo, Santiago Rodriguez, Dominican Republic) Acknowledges The Rotary District 6360 WASH Committee in the USA for its Support, Disposition, Willingness and Dedication with our organization in the solicited and implemented projects for the benefit of our community and for always trusting in us." Signed by the President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Women's group. The last line reads "Signed in the Caimital Community, Villa Almacigo, Santiago Rodriguez Province, Dominican Republic on the 15th day of February 2020.

Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yields long-term change.

 


2023 District Conference Highlights

Conference presenters provided inspiration and insight

Pictured below: President's Representative David Edwards, Doug Logan, Wooj Byun, Donald Clinebell, Mitty Chang and Taylor Huie, MC Don Waskiewicz, Dr. Arun Gupta. Edwin Velarde, Orion Jean, Sharon Wherry, Steve Diller, George Gormley and Michell Skedgell.
Download the conference program booklet to view the speakers biographies
 

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The Zambian Scholarship Initiative a Multi-District Collaboration

By Friday, August 19, 2022

The Zambian Scholarship Initiative a Multi-District Collaboration
By Art Ayers, Rotary Club of South Haven
Beginnings:
Rotarian Jackie Huie, from the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club has, for many years, been heavily involved with students and their future plans. She is the District 6360 Chair for Career Mentoring and launched the Rotary Student Program.
Having knowledge of her extensive experience with youth, Dickson Ngoma, a Zambian Rotarian from the Mfuwe Rotary Club (District 9210), contacted Jackie to request financial support for three outstanding students who were graduating from high school and seeking to attend 4-year colleges in Zambia beginning this year.
Dickson is, himself, a recent college graduate who has been involved in YALI (Young African Leadership) as a committee member for youth mobilization under the U.S. Embassy.
Zambian high school students have been receiving financial assistance for several years from Rotary District 7780, located in Maine; however, since they currently are assisting other Zambian students, they knew they couldn’t “go it alone” with this additional request.
As you can imagine, choosing the students is quite a challenge, and the number of students seeking help is incredible. The choice of the students is based upon two criteria: academic performance, and the vulnerability of the person. They are unable to find jobs within their community and have no parental support since each is an orphan.
 

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Rotary Youth Exchange: Get Inspired!

By Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Get inspired by the new Rotary Youth Exchange video
In-person exchanges are back this year! To celebrate, we’re unveiling a new video that showcases the life-changing experiences students, families, and volunteers can have through Rotary Youth Exchange.

We hope this video inspires you — whether you’re a Rotary member, a volunteer, or part of the next generation of Rotary Youth Exchange students — to create lasting change through peacebuilding exchanges that span the globe.

And if Rotary Youth Exchange has made a positive impact on your life, or if you’re excited about participating in the future, please share this video to let others know about this transformative program.
WATCH THE VIDEO


Rotary's statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

By Friday, September 9, 2022

We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary

To ensure we live up to that ideal, the Board of Directors and our DEI Taskforce acted to strengthen the DEI statement originally adopted in 2019.

District 6360 shares Rotary International's commitment and offers their statement as well as our district's support for Rotary International's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Open to all suggestions.

For further explanation presented by RI President Jennifer Jones, click here