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Date: 1/3/2022
Subject: District 6450 Headline News - January 3, 2022
From: Rotary International District 6450

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District 6450 Headline News 
Vol. 1, January 3, 2022 

District 6450 Starts 2022 With A Bang!

…Trainings, Galore Starting This Week!
…Membership Ideas & Action
…2022 RYLA Program, Delayed, but new Date is Coming!
…Plus District Volunteer Opps & Grant Funds to given away 

District Training Sessions
– District Trainer, Amy Hopkins has an array of D6450 training ready for all Rotarians starting this month and on into the Spring. Check these out for January/Februrary: 

“Engaging Your Rotary Foundation” (1/26 & 2/2) (See District Calendar for 2/2 registration) 

“President-Elect Training Seminar Orientation” (PETS Orientation 1/4, 1/11,1/27, 2/12) (See District Calendar for 1/11, 1/27 and 2/12 registrations) 

“End Polio Now Update” 2/9 & 2/10 (See District Calendar for 2/10 registrations) 

District Membership Meetings
– District Membership Chair, Conor Gee is announcing a series of District 6450 Membership Meetings. Those scheduled for January/February: 

District Membership Committee (1/8)

Membership Chair Training 2/15 

Membership Engagement Training 2/26 (Check with Conor on details) 

RYLA Rolling in 2022
– D6450 RYLA Co-Chair, Bill Zerinskas, has important RYLA news for all D6450 Rotarians: 

The RYLA program weekend for January 29th is POSTPONED due to Covid concerns. Bill says a new date will be announced soon, and urges all D6450 Rotarians to continue seeking young participants for this year’s RYLA program. For more info, contact Bill at: 

Your District 6450 Needs YOU!
– Gov. Jane Hopkins is looking for a few good men & women…to assist the District with regular social media postings. Got the capacity and talent to do this? Contact Jane at or District Public Image Chair, Hunter Byington at to sign up. 

Also, concerned about preventing human trafficking? Gov. Jane has an interest in partnering with other Rotary Districts to work on this problem. Want to help? Contact Jane at

How About Utilizing D6450 Funds for your Club Service Projects
– If your Club is working on service projects that may host a Membership event in support of Empowering Girls, Mental Health, Literacy, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, or the Environment, D6450 may have a $500 Grant for you! For details, click here and follow the “application” link:

Sneak Preview of New RI Membership Outreach
– D6450 Membership Chair, Conor Gee shares news that at new potential Membership Platform is about to be unveiled nationally. Today Conor is sharing Connect with Rotary with all of us to give us a sneak preview of what’s coming soon, from RI…Check it out here: cid=con_connect2122_20211021_eml_ad_mem_2.2_memq2_na

Questions? Contact Conor at

Hey, you got hot Club news for the D6450 Headline News? Send it to Tom Norton at and we’ll try to get it in a coming issue! 



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