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Rotary Birthday Celebration in Kirksville

posted Jan 27, 2014, 6:16 AM by Bryan Krusniak

Mark your calendars for the Rotary Birthday celebration in Kirksville (aka Rotaryville, USA).

More information about activities and to register for the event are at http://www.northstarrotary.org/news/rotarybirthdayparty

Taste of the World Event on October 19

posted Oct 7, 2013, 7:35 PM by Bryan Krusniak

Kirksville Rotary's Second Annual

Taste of the World

Saturday, October 19th
11am - 2pm BBQ Lunch Preview
5 - 10pm Main Event 
Kirksville Arts Center (MAP)

A unique social event highlighting the Internationality of our Community through Food, Drink, and Entertainment.

Featuring ethnic food, domesting and foreign beers and wines, wine tasting, soft drinks, snacks, and a variety of ethnic entertainment.

Free Admission
Food and drinks purchased separately
Vacation Get-Aways Auction & 50/50 Cash Raffle

All proceeds benefit youth projects of the event sponsor.

The Kirksville Rotary Club
Call 665-1439 for more information.

Also visit the table of NEMO Alumni & friends Chapter of Truman

Chartering Event for North Star Rotary, RSVP Today

posted Aug 23, 2013, 5:33 AM by Bryan Krusniak

The Rotary Club of Kirksville - North Star will officially be welcomed into Rotary International through a chartering event on Tuesday, September 24.  We would love it if you and members of you club could attend in welcoming us to the region and to Rotary International.  Please RSVP today and let us know you'll be there with us.  

The event is actually a series of small events held at the Kirksville Country Club.  Everyone is welcome to attend any and all parts.  Those include:
  • 3:30-5:00:  Past Rotary International President Ray Klingsmith will be hosting "Rotary Update and a Forum on New Model Rotary Clubs,"  a session for current and former district leadership.  He will be sharing what is new with Rotary International and discussing how new model clubs can welcome new Rotarians.  The event is geared for district leadership but is open to all guests.
  • 5:00-6:45:  A wine and cheese reception will be held to welcome and catch up with Rotarians from around the region.  Following the reception will be the formal chartering event. There the charter will be presented, new members will be introduced, and the new club be formally welcomed into Rotary.  The new club looks forward to meeting with other clubs in the region.
  • 7:00:  Following the chartering event, all guest are invited to dinner on their own at one of the many restaurants in Kirksville.  Touch base with friends at the reception to see where you would like to eat.
Cost and RSVP
There is a $10 cost for each person at the chartering event.  That can be paid at the door.  We would also greatly appreciate an RSVP by Tuesday, September 17, so we know how many people to plan for.  You can RSVP here.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 17 so we can accurately plan for the chartering event.  An RSVP is not required for dinner afterwards as that event is on your own.  Guests will be ordering from the menu and taking care of their own bill for that portion of the evening.

Location and Lodging
The Kirksville Country Club is located at:
1101 Country Club Drive
Kirksville, Missouri 63501

If you plan to stay the night in Kirksville, the Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful page detailing all the lodging options in town.

They also have a great page with travel instructions to Kirksville.  A GPS device can also point the way, though we recommend a route that doesn't involve MO-11 from Bookfield to Kirksville (the ride winds up and around a lot of hills and can be a hard ride for some passengers).

Contact for the Event
If you have questions about the event, please get in touch with Past District Governor Matt Eichor.  PDG Matt can be reached via email at meichor@truman.edu or at 660-665-1149.

We hope you will be able to join us.  Thank you for welcoming our club into Rotary!

Blood Drive on Wednesday 9/19/2012

posted Sep 16, 2012, 6:31 AM by Bryan Krusniak

Don't forget about the Rotary Blood drive this week. Donate, volunteer, or both. It takes just under a hour to donate a pint of blood. To sign up for an appointment go to 
www.redcrossblood.org and type in Kirksville, MO September 19 for beginning and ending dates and you will find our bloodmobile sign up list.

Rotary's Annual Report - NOW ONLINE!

posted Feb 7, 2012, 7:33 PM by Bryan Krusniak

Rotarians can now watch videos, see photo galleries, and hear Rotary’s leaders talk about the accomplishments of the past year in the Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation Annual Report 2010-11.  The new online format makes it possible to download financials; share Rotary’s work with donors, potential members, and our partners.

See how Rotarians are responding to a range of needs, with support from RI and its Foundation. Experience the generosity of Rotarians and friends to The Rotary Foundation, our efforts to end polio, andour work in Rotary’s six areas of focus.

The areas of focus videos, as well as a hard copy of the annual report, can be purchased on shop.rotary.org.

                • Order Doing Good in the World DVD (978, US$10)
                • Order Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation Annual Report 2010-11 (187, free)

Pictures from District Conference

posted Jun 23, 2011, 7:34 AM by Bryan Krusniak

Pictures from the District 6040 conference are now available.  Click on the links below
  1. Craig's District 6040 - Conference Photos (41 photos)
  2. District 6040 Conference - Newspaper Photos (52 photos)
  3. Rhonda's District 6040 - Conference Photos (133 photos)
  4. District 6040 Conference - Edina Photos (145 photos)

Adopt the Highway Clean up

posted Apr 20, 2011, 7:09 AM by Bryan Krusniak

Mark Burger has suggested that an Adopt-the-Highway clean up would be a great activity to begin the District Conference.   So, I am scheduling a clean up on Wednesday, April 27th at beginning at 5:15PM.  Let’s meet at Westlakes (Ace Hardware) parking lot.  It is approximately the halfway point of our assigned clean up away.  So, half the volunteers can head south to Rotary Park and the other half head north towards Burger King.    


I know that our club recently had a clean up on April 1st and the volunteers did a great job.  So, I expect that the clean up should not take as long.  This will be especially true if a good number of our members  volunteer to help. Hope that you can.  See you on the 27th!




Celebrating RI Presidents from Missouri

posted Dec 18, 2010, 6:32 AM by Bryan Krusniak

Check out the pictures from this summer's event at the Reynolds Alumni Center at the University of Missouri.   The event was held on July 31, 2010  and was a celebration of Missouri's history of Rotary and an excellent chance to Roast the 100th President of Rotary International, Mr. Ray Klinginsmith.

Announcement of District Incentive Program - Adopted September 3, 2010

posted Sep 8, 2010, 1:58 PM by Bryan Krusniak

District 6040 Rotarians: 

I recently discovered District Foundation points that can be awarded to District Rotarians. Some of these points will be used to provide incentives to clubs and Rotarians. It is hoped that this program will not detract from the spirit of support that District Rotarians have demonstrated for the Rotary Foundation; the continuance of that support is very important.

Incentive to increase club membership – the world needs more Rotarians!
The District will provide an incentive for increasing club and district membership. At the end of each quarter, the President of the club that has the greatest percentage increase in their club membership for the quarter will be asked to select an individual to receive a Paul Harris Award. The analysis will compare the number of rotary members that your club has on the last day of the quarter with the number on the first day of the same quarter. RI Member Access numbers will be used, which means to be counted the new member needs to be included in RI’s database at the end of the quarter.

Incentive for club extension – the world needs more Rotary Clubs!
The District will also provide an incentive for clubs to expand the number of clubs in the District. If the members of your club participate in the formation of a new club and a new club is formed, the President of your club will be asked to choose from two  options:
  1. Select three individuals from the club or community to receive a Paul Harris Award, or
  2. accept a cash award of $1,000 to be contributed to a club’s service or fundraising project.

Incentive to increase the number of Foundation Bequests
The District also seeks to encourage more bequests to the Rotary Foundation. For individuals from D6040 who sign up to provide a bequest to The Rotary Foundation between July 1, 2010 and November 6, 2010 at 6:30, one name will be randomly selected from the list and that individual will either receive, or be allowed to select an individual to receive, a Paul Harris Award. That form must be completed and submitted to Ron Mullennix, the Chair of the Permanent Fund, or Jeff Romine, District Governor by November 6 at 6:30. The name will selected at the Foundation Dinner on November 6. Ron’s address: 2 South Main, Liberty MO 64068, Jeff’s address is 500 College Park Drive, Kirksville MO 63501.

The membership and club extension incentives will be available through June 30, 2011.

If you have any questions, feel free to inquire of the District Governor.

District 6040 Club Workshops - October 2, 2010

posted Sep 8, 2010, 1:23 PM by Bryan Krusniak

District 6040 Club Workshops will be held at the Grand River Inn, in Chillicothe, MO on October 2, 2010 from 9:30am to 2:00pm.  Energize your club for Your Best Rotary Year Ever with ideas, projects, fellowship and fun!  Cost is just $18 per person and includes refreshments, lunch, workshops, materials and fun!

Register online by September 30 at the District 6040 Website: www.Rotary6040.org

9:30 Registration and Refreshments
Set-up time for Club and District project displays

10:00-10:30 Rotary Jeopardy!

10:30-10:45 Welcome

10:45-11:50 Concurrent Sessions: The Best Hour of the Week (choose one)
Special Session on ClubRunner is reserved for Club Secretaries.

Session 1: Building Rotary Membership in Your Community
Discussion Leaders: PDG Duane Benton and Sandra Benton, District Membership Co-chairs
Kay Wilson, District Public Relations Chair

Session 2: Rotary Foundation Panel Discussion: Your Club’s Bridge to the World
Moderator: PDG Carl Chinnery, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Panelists: Shirley Wurth, District Foundation Chair
PDG Sally Bibb, District Annual Programs Fund Chair
Dennis O’Hara, District Polio Eradication Chair

Special Club Secretary’s ClubRunner Session, concurrent with Sessions 1 and 2.
Facilitator: Liz Reel, District Secretary

11:50-1:00 Networking Lunch and Project Displays

1:00-2:00 Concurrent Sessions: Think Bigger, Act Bolder, Become Better (choose one):

Session 3: Strategic Planning Update: Building Your Club’s Future
Facilitators: John Gooch, District Strategic Planning Chair
Gordon Hadden, District Strategic Planning Committee

Session 4: Panel Discussion: Funding and Conducting Collaborative Service Projects
Moderator: PDG Elizabeth Usovicz, District Trainer/Grants Chair
Panelists: Brett Walker, District International Service Chair
PDG Larry Lunsford, Shoes for Orphan Souls Coordinator
Denys Collins and Balty Lotuaco, Philippines Medical Mission Leaders
Representatives of the Independence and KCI Airport Rotary Clubs

Cost : Just $18 per person includes refreshments, lunch, workshops, materials and fun!
Register online by September 30 at the District 6040 Website: www.Rotary6040.org

For more information contact:
PDG Elizabeth Usovicz, District Trainer, at eusovicz@kc.rr.com

Hosted by PDG Jerry Venters; contestants TBA

DG Jeff Romine

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