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
Nov 07, 2020 9:00 AM
Virtual Meeting
Nov 12, 2020 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkc-2hqjIiEtKQZsDgrU9OB8KUe80Jezex
Jan 12, 2021 5:30 PM 8:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
Latest News
With a gleam in his eye, Rotarian Al Louis deftly set the hook on Musky #7; minutes later, he and his friend A.J. hauled it from the cold waters of Minnesota’s Lake Vermilion into their boat. This musky was special, not only because it takes, on average, 10,000 casts to land just one musky, but because this musky—all 41½” and 22 lbs. of it—represented more than $41,000 raised for five nonprofits in Al’s hometown, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
 
It wasn’t easy.
 
Al battled the elements, a lake crowded with 85 bass boats thanks to a two-day bass tournament, tedious hours without a strike, muskies that tracked the lure to the boat only to break away at the last second, the fog of a bizarre insect hatch, and a sinking boat (yes, really). Not to mention, raising money during a pandemic is ... challenging, to say the least.
Greetings District 6250 Rotarians!
 
Welcome to October – Where we Focus on Economic and Community Development… along with celebrate World Polio Day!
 
Rotary’s long-term, sustained battle against Polio has defined our organization for decades.  We have a right to be proud of all that we have accomplished through the years.
 
Our progress is real and noteworthy. In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries, with more than 350,00 new cases a year worldwide.  Since then, Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have reduced the incidence of polio by more than 99.9%, vaccinated more than 2.5 billion children against the virus, and prevented 18 million cases of paralysis.  Over the years, Rotary has helped country after country move into the polio-free column.  This includes India, which some considered impossible not long ago.  Of the three types of poliovirus, type 2 has been eradicated and type 3 could soon be certified as eradicated.  As we celebrated last month, Africa has been declared polio free, we are now down to just one type of wild poliovirus in only one section of the world – Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians to come together, recognize the progress we have made In our fight against polio, and plan the action we must take to end polio forever.  The key word is action, because we still have important work to do.
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.