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2014 Rotary Golf / Fishing Trip
We are planning to head to the Lake of the Ozarks again this year for a golf/fishing outing to be held at Lake of the Ozarks Wed 9/17 thru Friday 9/19 (intend to leave after golf/fishing on Friday).  All are welcome. 
We plan to stay once again at Summerset Inn 573-348-5073.  Everyone is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. 
If you plan to play golf please notify John Owen (; if you plan to fish please notify Chip Obert (  We will be having margaritas!  Looking forward to a good turnout.  

Lynn Suydam gives Paul Harris Award to his wife, Connie

2015 New Zealand Group Study Exchange
Rotary District 6060’s Group Study Exchange with New Zealand's Rotary District 9920 is being planned for April – May, 2015. District 6060 is currently accepting applications from potential Rotarian team leaders and potential team members (non-Rotarians).
The 6060 GSE team will visit New Zealand’s North Island where the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington are complemented by sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, volcanoes, and thermal springs.
Vocational Area of Focus: All team members will have a vocational focus and professional experience related to providing services for refugees and immigrants in Missouri. GSE is a four-week, all- expense-paid, personal and professional development opportunity to learn how your profession related to serving refugees and immigrants is conducted in New Zealand. Team members must be age 25-40,residents of District 6060, employed in their field for at least 2 years,and demonstrate exemplary professional conduct.
Applications are currently being accepted from possible Rotarian Team Leaders and from potential Team Members. Applications and more information about GSE can be found on the District website at Team leader applications are due by September 30; team member applications are due by October 15.
Contact Dr. Sue Cobb, GSE Chair, at, 636-284-4686 (c), or 636-447-8446 (h).
Information for Rotary Clubs: 
Rotary Clubs that sponsor a Team Leader or Team Member are expected to reimburse their sponsored team member up to $400 in expenses incurred in preparation for the exchange. It is certainly acceptable for two or more clubs to share a sponsorship of a Group Study Exchange Team Member. These expenses include team uniform clothing items, required immunizations, medical exams, passport costs, international travel/health insurance, and small gifts for their host families. Receipts should be submitted to the District Group Study Exchange Chair, who will coordinate reimbursement with the sponsoring club.

Your donation to The Rotary Foundation encourages others to participate in Rotary’s life-changing work.
In advance of the 2013 International Assembly, then President-elect Ron Burton issued a challenge to his class of district governors. In his First Class initiative, he encouraged each of them to demonstrate leadership by example by making a personal donation to The Rotary Foundation. Burton was happy to announce during the assembly that all 537 governors had met the challenge.
A year later, 2014-15 President Gary C.K. Huang built upon that momentum by exhorting his district governors to be the Best Class. Once again, the women and men rose to the occasion.
Those district governors are now encouraging their class of club presidents to join them in supporting the Foundation this, and every, Rotary year.
Ricardo de Maio Bermejo, 2013-14 governor of District 4510 (Brazil), used the First Class initiative to urge all his club presidents, their spouses, and Rotaract and Interact club presidents to contribute to the Foundation. As of late March, the district had raised $35,000 through the initiative.

“The most important part was not the donations to the Foundation alone,” says Bermejo, “but an increased awareness among us all that we can and should contribute to our Foundation.”

This year’s new club presidents are asked to lead by example, emulating President Huang’s Best Class challenge. In addition to benefiting the Foundation, the following activities will help qualify your club for the 2014-15 Presidential Citation:

As club president, personally donate to The Rotary Foundation.

Kirkwood Rotary's Community Projects Over the Years.

 If YOU know of any additional projects OR have info. and pics on these projects please send them to:  Thank you.

Kirkwood Rotary has a long tradition of community projects.  Here is a partial list:

  1  Quarry Park Look-out/Education platform.
  2  Walker Lake Dock
  3  Farmer's Market Pergola
  4  Mudd's Grove Library Bookshelves (2009)
  5  Mary Culver Home Refreshment Station
  6  Manor Grove Gazebo
  7  Meacham Park Garden Shelter (2013)
  8  Four Rotary Bike Racks (2014)



2014 - Why the Rotary year begins July 1.

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.

Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.

At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.

The executive committee concurred, and at its April 1913 meeting, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year. This also allowed for changes to the schedule for reporting club membership and payments. Even The Rotarian changed its volume numbering system to correspond to the fiscal year (beginning with vol. 5, July 1914).

Rotary continued to hold its annual conventions in July or August until 1917. Delegates to the 1916 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, approved a resolution to hold future conventions in June, mainly because of the heat in cities where most of them occurred. The next one was held 17-21 June in Atlanta, Georgia.

The term "Rotary year" has been used to signify Rotary's annual administrative period since at least 1913. An article in The Rotarian that July noted, "The Rotary year that is rapidly drawing to a close has been signalized by several highly successful joint meetings of Clubs that are so situated as to assemble together easily and conveniently."
Since the executive committee's decision in 1913, the end of the Rotary year has remained 30 June.


 Top 10 things you should know about the new..Rotary Foundation funding model..
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Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Trustee and chair of the Foundation Finance Committee, responds to some of the questions that have been raised about the Foundation's new funding model. The model was developed because our ability to continue “doing good in the world” depends heavily on the Foundation having long-term financial stability.  (Click picture for full story)

2014 Sydney - Rotary Breaks Record puts polio on notice at Sydney convention.


Polio took a hit at this year's Rotary convention in Sydney, Australia.

First there was the record-breaking climb across the that raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio. On 30 May, two days before the official opening of the convention, 340 participants ascended the bridge, eclipsing the record previously held by Oprah Winfrey for most climbers on the bridge. Waving 278 flags, they also broke the Guinness World Record for most flags flown on a bridge.

Then it was announced that the , Rotary's public awareness campaign for polio eradication, set a for largest photo awareness campaign. More than 100,000 people from 170 countries have uploaded their photos, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Archie Panjabi, Jackie Chan, and many more.

2014 KWD Rotary Installs Bike Racks.

Kirkwood Rotary Club members, from left, Tom Riggs; Pete Broeder, club president;
Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell, & Dave Jayne check out the bike rack recently installed in Kirkwood Park.
Four new bike racks were recently installed in the Green Tree City by the Rotary Club of Kirkwood.

Two are located at the Farmers' Market and two at Kirkwood Park; one near the tennis courts and the other at the concession stand near the ball fields. The Rotary emblem is prominently featured on each.

These rack's are being installed in connection with Kirkwood Rotary's annual community project.  "In the past we built a gazebo at Manor Grove, a fishing dock at Walker Lake in Kirkwood Park, a pergola at Farmers' Market, shelving at Mudd's Grove and more," said Pete Broeder, club president.

"These bike racks respond to a need prompted by the popularity of the cycling public. In fact, the city is currently developing a plan, with the assistance of the park board, for Kirkwood to become a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly community," said Tom Riggs, Rotary club past president. "It is a healthy, enjoyable activity for people of all ages and our club is pleased to join the effort."


2014-2015 Slate of Candidates.


Our 2014-15 Club slate is as follows:

 President: Kirk Hutchison
 President-Elect: Ginger Cayce
 Treasurer: John Owen
 Secretary: Pete Broeder
 Directors: Mike Lucey
  Paul Paese
  Rick Redington
Blake Smith
  Linda Tierney
Programs: John Robinson

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