Greetings from District Governor Shanon O'Toole! 


Greetings fellow District 6580 Rotarians!

March was an exciting Month in District 6580. I have so much gratitude for Rotary and especially the Rotarians in our District. There were so many successful fundraisers, service projects, and events! It was also Women’s History Month and Rotary’s Water Sanitation Month. We also had President Elect Training in Effingham, which was a tremendous success.

Our District Conference is less than 3 weeks away. I invite each of you to attend and bring someone that has not been there before. The District Conference team has put together an amazing day full of inspiration and celebration. District Conferences have been my favorite events since I joined Rotary.

My first conference was in Evansville, which is where I really understood what Rotary was all about. I think each Rotarian should have this experience. We have a line-up of speakers and breakout that will motivate you, give you joy, opportunities to learn, and socialize.

We have also made sure that everything is accessible from Closed Caption screens in the ballroom, to elevators and escalators, great food options for any dietary needs, and plenty of comfortable spots to relax and enjoy fellowship. Please sign up this week.

I recommend that everyone follow our District Facebook page to keep up to date with what’s happening in our District. I would like to share a special “shout out” to Gretchen Ross, she is posting and sharing from each of our clubs. It’s always full of exciting happenings in our District.

I would also like to thank our clubs for focusing on growth! We are leading our Zones in new clubs, membership growth, and the highest percentage of Rotarians under 40 years old. This is a great accomplishment because it means we are sharing Rotary across multiple generations successfully.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Evansville to celebrate!

DG Shanon

Rotary International
District Governor 6580 23-24

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Rotary unites more than a million people around the world. Rotary District 6580, based in Southern Indiana, consists of 32 Rotary clubs and more than 1,500 Rotarians. Rotary clubs in our district range in size from 12 to 200 members. Our clubs’ programs involve prominent leaders in every field, and our membership represents business and civic leaders of our communities and our state. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
District 6580 selects Megan Gearhart as Global Grant Scholar
The District 6580 Global Grant Scholarship Committee has selected IU graduate Megan Gearhart of Roanoke, Indiana for the 2023-24 scholarship. Megan will use the $40,000 award to pursue a Joint Masters of Law in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development, plus Global Policy Development, through Erasmus Mundus, a European Union program. Her host club will be the Rotary Club of Olomouc City, Czech Republic.
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