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From Our District Governor
Happy Half Year! Celebrating How We Share Our Talents to Make a Difference

DG Mary with Jon Black, a new member from Moultrie

DG Mary with Jon Black, a new member from Moultrie

This month, Rotary International focuses on Vocational Service - asking members to represent their occupations within their clubs and to exemplify the ideals of
Rotary in their places of work. There are many ways you can bring your vocation to Rotary's work and add to the value of your Rotary membership. Consider:

  • Volunteering to bring your skills and talents to bear on a service project with your club
  • Joining a Rotary Action Group - and lending your skills and support to service projects around the world (visit rotary.org/actiongroups). You can read about one of those Action Groups in this newsletter, as we share a story from the Rotary Service Blog about RFHA, an action group started right here in District 6900.
  • Joining or starting a Rotary Fellowship - Right here in District 6900, you can be part of the Rotary Means Business fellowship; see the article later in the newsletter. You may also choose to join an international group of Rotarians,
  • family members, and program participants and alumni who share
You can also share the value of Rotary with friends and business associates - by inviting them to attend a meeting, fellowship or service event to learn more about what we do and the difference we can make working together.
And making a difference we are. As we start 2022 - halfway through this Rotary Year, I am proud of what you all have achieved so far and want to share our progress toward some key goals:
Service: With just 12 clubs reporting their completed projects in Rotary Club
Central so far, our work involved 2168 volunteers - with a total of 8883 hours and $75,690 invested in these projects. That's just under 20% of our clubs; think of what the numbers would show if all clubs reported all the good work we're doing.
Membership: You should all know by now that "Grow More (so we can) Do More" means a lot to our RI President and to me - membership is critical to all we can accomplish. Congrats to the clubs listed here for leading the district's membership growth!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  
Club
  
  
Members 7/1/21
  
  
Members   1/3/22
  
  
Up by
  
  
% up
  
  
Johns   Creek-North Fulton
  
  
           29  
  
  
           43  
  
  
      14  
  
  
48.3%
  
  
Carrollton-Dawn   Breakers
  
  
           62  
  
  
           70  
  
  
        8  
  
  
12.9%
  
  
South   DeKalb County
  
  
           22  
  
  
           29  
  
  
        7  
  
  
31.8%
  
  
Camilla  
  
  
           41  
  
  
           47  
  
  
        6  
  
  
14.6%
  
  
Columbus  
  
  
         279  
  
  
         285  
  
  
        6  
  
  
2.2%
  
  
Midtown   Atlanta
  
  
           73  
  
  
           78  
  
  
        5  
  
  
6.8%
  
  
Griffin  
  
  
           97  
  
  
         101  
  
  
        4  
  
  
4.1%
  
  
Peachtree   City
  
  
         112  
  
  
         116  
  
  
        4  
  
  
3.6%
  
  
Polk   County
  
  
           13  
  
  
           17  
  
  
        4  
  
  
30.8%
  
  
Roswell  
  
  
         221  
  
  
         225  
  
  
        4  
  
  
1.8%
  
  
Marietta  
  
  
           78  
  
  
           81  
  
  
        3  
  
  
3.8%
  
  
Thomasville  
  
  
         125  
  
  
         128  
  
  
        3  
  
  
2.4%
  
  
North   Cobb
  
  
           61  
  
  
           64  
  
  
        3  
  
  
4.9%
  

Our Rotary Foundation Giving: I appreciate the 29 clubs who submitted their Polio Plus goals for the year - and especially the clubs who have already met those goals - Carrollton Dawnbreakers, East Cobb, Griffin Daybreak, LaGrange, Marietta, Meriwether County, Moultrie, Muscogee-Columbus, North Atlanta, North Columbus, Roswell, Smyrna, Thomasville, Tucker and Vinings Cumberland. Thanks also to the 515 individuals who have given at least $100 in support of The Rotary Foundation this year - considered Sustaining Members for the Rotary Foundation.  
I appreciate all that each and every one of you is doing to help Rotary make a difference in our communities and the world. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Mary Ligon
January 10, 2022

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