District Governor
Pam Smith
Rotary Club of South Rankin
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Mail or email completed application to: 

DGN Ed Thurmond, 407 Pine Street, Lexington, MS  39095.     edthurmond42@gmail.com    601-946-8065

December 31. 2018 Deadline
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RYLA Registration portal is now open for the 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 
RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs and Districts around the globe.  Each year thousands of young people are sponsored by local Rotary Clubs to participate in RYLA programs around the world.  District 6820 RYLA will be held at Twin Lake Conference Center in Florence, MS  February 21-23, 2019.
Rotarians of District 6820,
     I am privileged and humbled to serve you as Governor 2018-2019 for the great District 6820 of Rotary International.  I have great legacies to follow in the works of Rotary in our District: PDG Bill Walker, PDG Amanda Fontaine, PDG Barbara Travis, PDG Paul Bucurel and the late PDG Rob Smith.  I could not have picked a better theme as Barry Rassin, our Rotary International President, “Be The Inspiration”.  All the PDG’s before me have inspired me that the work of Rotary is Christ at work in our communities, our state and our world.
     Just as I have been inspired, I desire for ALL Rotarians to be inspired by the work that has been done, is being done and can be done in our communities and around the world for those less fortunate than us.  I believe we have the dedication, strong people, and diverse ideas that can make it happen.  My heart this next year desires District 6820 to be acclaimed as the inspiration for others and that the Rotary organization benefit from that inspiration.
     Please make the effort to ask your friends, neighbors and family to join you in Rotary.  Please consider helping with a current project and supporting new projects that benefit your community.  Please investigate the possibility of partnering with a club in another country to experience international assistance.  Please look at the population of your community and surrounding area to include all ages, gender, ethnicity in your membership.
     Prioritize these opportunities to become more engaged in Rotary:
  • Actively participate in local club meetings and activities
  • Actively participate in District sponsored events and activities
  • Support gifts to the Rotary Foundation
  • Come join us for a Fun-Filled District Conference Cruise May 2-6, 2019
  • Join our first ever Rotary District 6820 “Service Trip” to Mexico, January 20-26, 2019
     Every time I meet with the Rotarians in District 6820, I am inspired by the many services provided to their clubs, their communities and across the world.  Help me make this the most inspirational year, yet, by your dedication and support.
     Pam Smith
     District Governor 2018-2019
     1308 Gunter Road
     Florence, Mississippi 39073
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District 6820 Service Trip to Guadalajara, Mexico
January 19-26, 2019
Trip Dates: January 19-26, 2019 (Saturday - Saturday)
Where: Guadalajara, Mexico
Host Club: Rotary Club Tlaquepaque Industrial / District 4140
Lead Host Rotarians: Enrique Garcia Vidrio and Merylu Alvarez Tachiquin
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