Greetings from District Governor Shanon O'Toole! 


Greetings fellow District 6580 Rotarians!

I can’t believe it’s June already! This Rotary year has flown by, and it’s exciting to reflect on all of our club’s community service projects, fundraisers, and fellowship activities. Looking at our reports, it’s amazing to see our growth: over 60% of our clubs have expanded in the past 11 months. That’s fantastic! We certainly have some SUPER RECRUITERS among us. If your club isn’t in that 60%, it’s not too late. June is Rotary Fellowship Month, making it a perfect time to invite friends to become members. Share your stories and Rotary moments to GLOW/GROW ROTARY.

In May, we held another successful Rotary Leadership Institute, a Major Donor Dinner, a Virtual New Member Orientation, and numerous great events hosted by various clubs.

We have until the end of June to reach our Foundation goals. During my club visits, we discussed the importance of each person donating to our Rotary Foundation. If each Rotarian donated just $26.50, we would achieve our targets. While $26.50 might seem like an odd amount, it holds historical significance: the very first donation to the Rotary Foundation was $26.50, made in 1917 by Arch C. Klumph, the sixth president of Rotary International, to establish the foundation.

I’m excited about Rotary Fellowship Month. Many of your fellow Rotarians, including eight from our District, are currently in Singapore for the Rotary International Convention. This convention is for all Rotarians, not just leaders. This is my third Rotary International Convention, and I can tell you that once you experience one, you’ll always want to go back.

As this Rotary year draws to a close, remember that we can still accomplish a lot in the month of June. This Rotary year isn’t over yet! Let’s grow together, glow together, and make a lasting impact in Rotary!

DG Shanon

Rotary International
District Governor 6580 23-24

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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.
District 6580 selects Megan Gearhart as Global Grant Scholar
The District 6580 Global Grant Scholarship Committee has selected IU graduate Megan Gearhart of Roanoke, Indiana for the 2023-24 scholarship. Megan will use the $40,000 award to pursue a Joint Masters of Law in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development, plus Global Policy Development, through Erasmus Mundus, a European Union program. Her host club will be the Rotary Club of Olomouc City, Czech Republic.
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