Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
 
Welcome to Rotary District 6250!  Our District consists of 60+ Rotary clubs and 3,000 Rotarians in western Wisconsin.  Rotary is the oldest service organization in the world.  Everyday our members work to make the world a better place – in our communities, our country, and around the world.  We also work on ourselves; developing leadership skills and expanding our networks.  If you join a Rotary club, you will find why so many of us agree that Rotary has been among the best decisions we’ve ever made.  Contact us today and we'll help get you started!
 
If you're a District Rotarian, your District website has the resources to help you learn more about Rotary, to help you keep your club strong and healthy, and to assist you in working with the Rotary Foundation.  You will find our calendar of events; containing of both club and district-wide events.  There is a directory of district leadership to help you track down needed information, and an archive of documents you may need in working on training or projects.  
 
District Governor 2020-2021
Bill Pritchard
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Sep 18, 2020 Sep 20, 2020
Upham Woods - Cancelled
Sep 18, 2020
Rotary Club of Praire du Chien
Oct 14, 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOqrqz0qGdQrUnxxPgRECaDCoHDjn3pr
Nov 07, 2020 9:00 AM
Virtual Meeting
Jan 12, 2021 5:30 PM 8:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
Latest News
Greetings District 6250 Rotarians!
 
Welcome to September, where we Rotarians turn our attention to the good works surrounding Basic Education and Literacy.  We also look forward to our district’s upcoming Vibrant Club Workshop, our Interact Clubs firing up in schools across the district,  and an unusual opportunity for all to become involved in our Rotary Zone activities at the Rotary Zone Institute from September 8-13.
 
More on that in a few moments… but I first want to return to the groundbreaking, earth shaking news of August 6th
 
On May 4, 1987, the US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary Clubs could no longer exclude women from membership on the basis of gender.  At the first gathering of the Rotary Council of Legislation following the decision, Rotary moved to admit women into Rotary Clubs worldwide.  This remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 
The response to the decision was overwhelming:  By June 1990, the number had skyrocketed to over 20,000.  By July 2016, the number of women worldwide had surpassed 250,000.  Women immediately embraced the leadership opportunities provided by their clubs and have been making an impact in communities around the world.
 
District 6250 embraced the moment as well.  Sharon K. Imes of La Crosse became our first female District Governor in 1997-1998.  Mary Beth Growney-Selene of Madison followed soon after as District Governor in 2000-2001, and was then selected to join the Rotary International Board of Directors from 2013-2015, and then a Rotary Foundation Trustee in 2016-2017.  We have been ably led by 6 female District Governors, and Karen Hebert will become our 7th in 2021-2022.  Women now represent over 36% of our membership in District 6250.
 
Which brings me to the present now.  On August 6th, The Rotary International Nominating Committee selected Jennifer E. Jones of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario Canada to serve as Rotary International President for the 2022-23 Rotary year, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold the office of President in Rotary’s 115-year history.
 
Imagine living in the same home as your abuser. The pandemic hits, escalating stress and tensions. A bad situation becomes untenable, and you know: you MUST get out. You MUST find a safe place to stay. For residents of the Beaver Dam area, that safe place to stay might be P.A.V.E, an organization that provides services and shelter to survivors of violence.

Unfortunately, the pandemic brought not only rising cases of violence, but with it, additional challenges in keeping the shelter a safe and healthy place:
  • Additional cleaning and sterilization processes needed to be put in place. 
  • More personal hygiene and protection supplies, like masks, were needed. 
  • Additional entertainment supplies were needed to help keep shelter residents occupied.
Dedicated Rotarians in the Rotary Club of Mayville saw a need in their community, and being People of Action, stepped up. With the help of a Disaster Relief Grant from Rotary District 6250, the Rotary Club of Mayville provided needed cleaning and personal hygiene supplies— including 35 handmade face masks—along with entertainment items, to P.A.V.E for use in their shelter.

We are Rotarians. We are People of Action. We believe in Service Above Self. Together, we EMPOWER.