August is Membership Month
Governor’s News.................1
History Moment...................3
Road to Dist Conference......4
District News......................6
Assistant Governors.......... 17
Club News........................26

Thanks to Bristol-Morning Rotary Club for a great meeting today. Friendship, fellowship and fun (and bacon too!). Thanks for doing good in the world everyday
Local funding and district grants combine to support disabled students
By Jeremy Spilman
Harrisonburg, VA- Patrick O’Brien and Sam Polglase are two typical middle school students.  However, they took on an atypical project recently to help other students at their school who are less fortunate than themselves.  They started a fundraising effort to raise $20,000 for specialized equipment that helps provide students with multiple disabilities some physical activity.  The funds are to purchase a Quadriciser Therapy System for use in Janine Bailey’s Peer mentoring class at Montevideo Middle School in McGaheysville, VA.  The equipment will be used by students in this class for years to come.  (more....)
Ten More Presidents Elect Complete RLI Part 1
Ten more Presidents-Elect completed Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 together on Saturday August 20th at Wytheville Community College.  They were joined by three future Rotarian Leaders and District Governor-Elect Dick Ray for a well-rounded class on club leadership, ethics, team building, and Service Above Self!   Thus far, 20 PE's have passed RLI Part 1 this year!  More details in the August District Newsletter!
Presidents-Elect and District Rotarians Enjoy Special Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar
Ten Presidents-Elect completed Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 together in Roanoke on Saturday August 13th .  They were joined by five future Rotarian Leaders, an Assistant Governor and a District Governor-Elect for a well-rounded class with focus on club leadership, ethics, team building, and Service Above Self! 
– Hands-on, Interactive Membership & Public Image Workshop to Share & Experience Innovative Ideas 
for Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Secretaries, Public Image Chairs and Membership Chairs   (read more....)
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Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...