Greetings from District Governor Kirk Bouchie! 

 Greetings! Welcome to December 2021 fellow D6580 Rotarians. As I speak with our clubs I always talk about making Rotary “A” priority in our lives, not “THE” priority. This coming month will certainly challenge all of us to keep that delicate balance of family, faith, livelihood, health and Rotary in check. I am very confident our 1500 Rotarians are up to the challenge. As we reflect on this past calendar year we have much to celebrate. We have new clubs, new members, increased generosity to our foundation, many service projects and for the most part we are back meeting safely within our clubs and district events. Thanks to all of our club presidents and district leaders that have made 2021 a great year for southern Indiana Rotary! Let’s all take a very deep breath and enjoy this holiday season in whatever way you choose to relax and celebrate.

December is also Disease Prevention and Treatment Month in Rotary. I encourage each of you to read President Shekhar’s message in the December issue of our Rotary magazine. I can’t say it better than he has in his message. We can all be very proud of the work we are doing around the world to prevent disease and provide health services to so many in need. As he states, “our effort to eradicate polio is by far the best story in civil-society health care”. On a more local level, please take time this month to thank your local health care providers for their untiring efforts to keep all of us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I know many of our clubs have partnered with their local health care providers to extend moral and financial assistance in so many ways.

Please review all the important information in this newsletter. As you gather with friends and family keep a watchful eye out for folks that need to be Rotarians. Remember, “each one bring one”. The gift of Rotary could be the a great gift to the right person. If your Christmas gift you were planning for a loved one is stuck somewhere in the supply chain or on a boat in Long Beach Harbor, consider giving a Paul Harris Fellowship as a gift. Our District RI Foundation committee just announced how you can do this for as little as $500. If interested please contact PDG Jessika Hane for more details. I also encourage all to shop local and support the folks that support our Rotary clubs and our communities.

In closing I want to extend Becky and my’s warmest wishes to you and your family for a safe and joy filled holiday season. We are honored to be your district governor family and look forward to a great start to the new year 2022 as we all continue serving to change lives.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Serving to change lives,

~L. Kirk Bouchie

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Kirk Bouchie began his term as District Governor on July 1st, 2021.  A Rotarian since 1987, he will spend the next year leading our Rotary clubs in Southern Indiana as we 'Serve to Change Lives'.  You can learn a little more about Kirk here!

 

 

 
 

 

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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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Save The Date: 2022 District Conference
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Wanted: Applications For $40,000 Scholarship
Now through December 17, Southern Indiana Rotary clubs are accepting applications for a $40,000 Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship that will enable a southern Indiana scholar to study one to four years in a graduate program at any qualified university outside North America. Find out more under the 'Foundation & Grants' tab, above!
2021-22 Global Grant Scholar Cameron Davidson
Rotary Leadership Institute
The leadership skills obtained at an RLI event will not only help Rotarians in their Rotary career, but will apply to their leadership efforts professionally, as well. Learn more about our next event under the 'District Links' tab above.