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Registration is Open! Join us January 21st, 2023 for a great opportunity for any Rotarian to participate in our Vibrant Club Workshop. New this year: join us for an online session or attend in person in La Crosse. 
Grow Rotary Through Service – Webinar Series
District 6220 (Northeastern Wisconsin) and District 6250 have collaborated to present an exclusive webinar series, this month, focused on how we might "Grow Rotary Through Service."
Please join nationally known Rotary Innovative Club Advocate and speaker, Alex Johnson, from the Rotary Club of Plano West in Texas, for a fun-filled and information-packed series of webinars taking place every Thursday this month at 7:00 pm (Central Time). These webinars will give you and your club the tools needed to involve non-Rotarians in your service projects, provide "comfort and care" to current and new volunteers so they remain or become Rotarians, and promote the great work your Club is doing in the community to convince even more to join in and help! Keep reading or  Register Now! 
Grant Management Seminars Announced

Under the provisions of the Rotary Foundation’s program, club’s desiring to participate in the grant program must be certified.  Part of that certification process is attendance at a Rotary Grant Management Seminar (GMS). District 6250 will offer three Grant Management Seminars:

Clubs need only have one representation at one of the two sessions however it is recommended that the club president-elect and foundation chair both attend the GMS meeting.
At the GMS you will learn:
  • How to successfully manage a Rotary Foundation grant.
  • Foundation stewardship expectations
  • How to prepare clubs to implement the memorandum of understanding
  • How to qualify your club to receive Rotary Foundation grant funds.
Your 2025-2026 District Governor – Michael Kloss
Get to know your District Governor Nominee Designate, Michael Kloss of the Rotary Club of Eau Claire Morning. Michael is currently an Assistant Governor, representing our Group 1 clubs (Eau Clair, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie) and is an active community member in Rotary and other organizations. He’s clearly got a passion for service and will be an excellent leader of our District in the coming years. Learn more about Michael here.
2022-2023 District 6250 Membership Growth Grant Recipients!
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022-2023 District 6250 Membership Growth Grants.
  • Lake Mills Rotary
  • Madison Breakfast Rotary
Two $1,000 grants have been provided to these clubs to help with membership retention, recruitment, starting a new club, promotion, etc. To qualify, clubs must have a Membership Chair. Priority of the awards went to clubs whose efforts demonstrate innovative and impactful ideas for growing a club’s membership. Learn more about this grant program or our other membership grant program, the New Member Project Grant here. Applications for the New Member Project Grant are due May 31st, 2023 – don’t wait!
New Year Resolutions, New Youth Program Opportunities!

Happy New Year to all Rotarians in District 6250. It's that time of year where we make resolutions...reflect on what we did last year that we might want to change, do more of or stop doing completely. Most of the time these resolutions are self-
reflective, but I would propose a challenge to each of you to look outward with your resolutions when it comes to Rotary. The District has an upcoming Vibrant Club Workshop on January 21st that would be a great way to get some ideas to bring back to your club.
Mayville Park Square Band Stand
The Mayville Rotary Club exemplifies how a spark of an idea can take hold and bring community together. And it all started with a new member grant. From Mike Schuett:

The summer of 2022 had over 15 events in The Square many due to the new stage and equipment. Pictured is Ukekrazy performing at the Kids Rock Day Afternoon in July 2022. Keep reading to learn more.
Report on May-Oct 2022 Help for Ukraine
Please read this report that details the use of $5,000 from District 6250 to help Ukraine. So much important support was provided including equipment for refugees, activities for Children from Ukraine, school supplies, Polish language lessons, an activation project, dental care and therapeutic support.
Make Public Image a Priority

When your club makes public image a priority, be prepared to see engagement rise. Showcasing how your projects make an impact in the community and touch people's lives gives the public an understanding of what Rotary does.  Having a Public Image Chair is a great way to prioritize your club’s image. They can coordinate club messages and provide a consistent Rotary voice in communications. And the Brand Center is where they can find tools such as templates, images, and videos to create compelling ads, flyers, social media posts, and press releases. Keep reading to learn more about making public image a priority.
Friendship Exchange – India 2023
Key Details:
  • District 6250 travel to 3170 … February 4 to 14, 2023.  District 3170 to 6250 … June 10-20, 2023.  There are visa requirements in both directions, but it can be done simply on line. 
  • Travel to Mumbai(Bombay), then inland to their district. We will move in their district to visit parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.
  • Maximum of 12 interested Rotarians, spouses and/or family members. Express your interest early!
  • Trip Leader 6250:  Rotarian David Clemens, who was an exchange student to Goa in 1971, and has traveled to this area five times. Please contact Dave Clemens, if interested, at, or text to 608-408-8941.
More info available here at our Friendship Exchange Page!
Friendship Exchange - Budapest 2023
Rotary Friendship Exchange to Budapest Hungary April 9 to 19, 2023.
Initial Details:
  • We're probably staying in a central Hotel in Budapest, some homestays possible.
  • 9 Rotary clubs in Budapest will be taking turns showing us the city and important historical Stories and locations. 10 maximum team members.
  • The cost will be Airfare, probably hotel, meals, and incidentals. We would coordinate the flights with the team members if possible, so if you are a bit nervous don’t be, the team will take care of you!
If you have not been on one of these they are an amazing experience of seeing the sights, experiencing local culture and making real Rotarian friends
Group Leader will be Mark Etrheim,, 608-769-7200.  Any questions, please contact me directly.
Friendship Exchange - Croatia 2023
Your very own Rotary District 6250 is known for having the most robust Rotary Friendship Exchange Program in North American … take advantage of these once in a lifetime opportunities!
Background: Currently, the Rotary Club of Beloit is the primary international sponsor on a large Rotary “Digital Literacy” Global Grant that is benefitting schools in various parts of Croatia.  The relationships Beloit has established over the past 3 years has led to this Rotary Friendship Exchange opportunity.  Members of the Rotary Club of Beloit were given first “dibs” on this exchange, however, there are several spots remaining.
What: Rotary Friendship Exchange with Rotary Clubs and Rotarians in Croatia.  Stay with local Rotarians, city and business tours, local food and drink, Rotary meetings and plenty of time for fellowship and discussion.  Prepare to be surprised by the activities and tours organized for you.  Return leg will bring Croatian Rotarians to Wisconsin in 2024.  See also:  Rotary International Website RFE Information and District 6250 Friendship Exchange Page
When: District 6250 travel to District 1913 in Croatia will be from September 7-18, 2023.  District 1913 travel to 6250 is TBD in 2024.  No visa requirements in either direction, just a passport. Keep reading for a more detailed itinerary and to learn how to sign up!
TriCon Registration Open
RI Convention – Melbourne, Australia!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Rotary International Conference set for Melbourne, Australia - May 27-31, 2023. Melbourne, the sparkling second city of Australia, is a vibrant hub of art, sports, and cuisine. Rotary members, participants, and supporters from around the world are invited to Imagine What's Next and explore the possibilities for Rotary's future.

Governor Elect Training
Orlando, Florida
Jan 08, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
Grow Rotary Through Service – Webinar Series
Jan 12, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Grow Rotary Through Service – Webinar Series
Jan 19, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Vibrant Club Workshop
Zoom or LaCrosse WI
Jan 21, 2023
Grow Rotary Through Service – Webinar Series
Jan 26, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Grant Management Seminar Session #1
Jan 28, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Team Training 2023
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Feb 10, 2023 5:00 PM –
Feb 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Rotary 6250 | Board Meeting | February
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Feb 11, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Presidents Leadership Series – Session 3
Feb 22, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Grant Management Seminar Session #2
Mar 01, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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