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Mark Fields
Rotary Club of Jackson
 
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24 October
      On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio. Our 2019 online global update will air in multiple time zones and languages, reaching more people and raising more awareness than ever before.
 
ROTARY DISTRICT 6820 POLIO PLUS 5K RUN/WALK SATURDAY, OCT.19 @ 8 A.M. / RENAISSANCE IN MADISON, MS
     As long as a single child anywhere in the world remains infected with the poliovirus, ALL children are at risk of contracting this crippling and possibly deadly disease. For years Rotary has led the worldwide fight in eradicating polio from the face of the earth, but our campaign won’t be over until there are no diagnoses for a period of three years. Children worldwide need polio vaccinations to survive and thrive. Please lace up your running or walking shoes and help!
Register TODAY at http://www.msracetiming.com The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt! 
Visit www.rotary.org to learn the many ways ROTARY impacts the world! Visit www.rotary6820.org to find a Rotary club near you, and join more than 4,500 of your fellow Rotarians right here in central Mississippi who put SERVICE ABOVE SELF!
2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) set for February 27-29
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 27-29, 2020.
 
 
 
GOVERNOR'S  MESSAGE 
 
    Dear Fellow Rotarians of District 6820,
        
     Rotary International President, Mark Daniel Maloney's theme, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen Rotary by building on the connections that allow our 1.2 million talented, thoughtful, and generous Rotarians to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. " (Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences," Maloney said.  "It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known.  It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help."
 
     Maloney believes that the "connection" is at the heart of the Rotary experience, and that in the coming year, "The first emphasis is to grow Rotary - to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects," and importantly, to "grow our membership so that we can achieve more..."  If you think about it, you will think of dozens of ways that we connect as Rotarians.  Among those, and to strengthen our District 6820 clubs in the coming year, let's connect in order to:
 
     Grow our clubs - With people that we know who would benefit from being a Rotarian
*   Improve our clubs' membership retention - by purposefully engaging with our new members to welcome them and get them involved in Rotary service
*   Broaden our service impact - by partnering with other Rotary clubs, our Rotaract & Interact club and other service organizations,
*   Serve internationally - By supporting and/or participating in our District's mission work in Mexico
*   Fund our local and international projects - Through support of The Rotary Foundation
*   And, (as always) have great fun, fellowship, and service with our clubs' members
 
     Yours in Rotary Service
     Mark Fields
     District Governor 2019-2020
     (601)918-2704  mfields5@gmail.com
     
     
 
 
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Dear Rotarians,
     It is my honor to serve this year as the Rotary District 6820 Nominating Chair.  District Governor Mark Fields is doing a great job this year.  Following Mark, we have a great line up of very capable leaders with District Governor Elect Ed Thurmond and District Governor Nominee Mark Anderson.  It is now time to determine who will be next in our lineup of great District leaders.  We are selecting our District Governor Nominee for 2020-21, once selected this person will be District Governor in 2022-2023.
 
The qualifications for District Governor Nominee are listed below.  If you are interested in this very important position or know of someone that you would like to nominate, please contact me Pam Smith at stillgood98@hotmail.com, the application is attached.  Nominations are due on or before January 1, 2020.
 
We truly appreciate all our dedicated Rotarians that are willing to give their time and service to Rotary District 6820!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
Sincerely,
Pam Smith
District Nominating Chair 2019-2020
 
 
 
 
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