Rotary Membership Foundation Seminar
Rotarians from across southern Illinois gathered for the Foundation and Membership Seminar sponsored by Rotary District 6510 on July 28 at the Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. In attendance, members of The Rotary Club were introduced to many new ideas as well as plans for the upcoming Rotary year.
Current District 6510 Governor Janice Alka applied Rotary’s theme of “Be the Inspiration” to this event. Guest speaker Past District Governor Carl Chinnery discussed using the Rotary Foundation to strengthen membership as well as the importance of eradicating polio.
District Membership/Retention coordinator Mary Harvey focused on tips regarding how to grow and keep members while District Foundation Director Lanny Lenker talked about Rotary Foundation donations as well as the fight against Polio. Lanny also awarded the clubs that applied for grant projects this year their checks from the District. District 6510 has awarded almost $50,000.00 to clubs this year in Southern Illinois.