Our landscape stretches the imagination with national forests, wildlife refuges, farmlands, urban development, beaches, hills, swamps, bayous and the mighty Mississippi River.  District 6840 Rotarians are People of Action - Improving lives and communities locally and globally. Projects big and small, right here at home and across the world, built through principles of sustainability and community connection. Serving Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.
Unites the diverse cultures of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi.
The District embodies the multicultural flavors of many, all blended in our varied cuisine, festivals and Southern Hospitality.
Rotary Between the Lines
My friend Jack says he can communicate with vegetables. So, Jack and the beans talk.
Do you know how much corn cost on a pirate ship?  A buccaneer!
Do you why they started putting candles on the top of birthday cakes?  Because putting them on the bottom is too messy!
Big HELLO to all my Rotary friends.   This is Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Month.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the conflicts in our world would somehow be settled this month?  Maybe that’s a big wish but I’ve seen other miracles happen so maybe we could all wish for this one.
Just a few weeks back our district held its annual Paul Harris Society Gala followed by the Mid-Year Check-Up.  We had 140 Rotarians from around the district in attendance.  That’s a record for 6840!  Congratulations to all club presidents and club members who went out of their way to be there.  You rock!  We were treated to reports from club presidents on current club happenings.  I am so proud of all the great works of charity being done around our district. 
We reached that time when, all of you who wait until the last minute, need to register for the DISTRICT CONFERENCE.  The event will be May 2-4th at the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi.  We will have a fishing excursion on Thursday morning as well as a seafood cooking demo at Ground Zero Jazz Club.  There will be a welcome event on Thursday night with Alan Mallory present, signing his latest book.  Friday will kick off with a host of speakers on various water topics.  Of course, what would Friday be without the Friday Night Food Fest?  This year we will have a dunking booth with all your favorite Past District Governors and current club presidents just waiting to be dunked.  And we will have the band STELLAR there providing music for all. And, don’t forget our theme, Sea Creatures Come Ashore.  Decorate your table to represent your favorite sea creature.  Prizes to the top three tables.  Saturday will follow with another host of great speakers on various water topics.  We will end our event with a bang at the Saturday Governor’s Banquet.  All club presidents will be presented.  Please be there to root for your club’s president.  Details on all events can be found on the district website.  Don’t wait as registration fees will go up at the end of February. 
And, please don’t forget our district fundraiser for HANWASH.  Ryan Rowe, director for HANWASH will be at our banquet.  Please try and get your donations in before the end of April so we can present our check to Ryan at Saturday’s banquet.
It’s a great day to be a Rotarian!
🌟Have you (or your President-Elects and Nominees registered for Ole Man River Rotary PETS?? 📅🤝
Mark your calendars for March 8-9, 2024, as the Natchez Convention Center in Natchez, MS, hosts the Ole Man River Multi-District President-Elect Training Seminar. 🚢✨
This transformative event will bring together approximately 250 presidents-elect from Mississippi, the Memphis area, and Louisiana. 🌐🤝
Immerse yourself in facilitated sessions designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to lead your Rotary club effectively. Sessions are tailored to club size, ensuring meaningful connections with presidents sharing similar structures. 📚👥
Connect with your District Governor Elect and fellow Presidents-Elect from your district in dedicated sessions. 🤝🗣️
Prepare to be inspired by International and Regional Keynote speakers delivering powerful messages during plenary sessions and meals. 🎙️🌟
Attire is business casual, but don't forget a jacket or sweater for your comfort. Bring your electronic devices, paper, pen, and Rotary business cards for networking. 🤝💼
Join us on this journey, as Ole Man River PETS activities kick off on Friday morning. Some may choose to arrive Thursday evening based on travel distance. 🛬🌙
Let's make this PETS experience unforgettable! See you there! 🤗🌐 #OMRPETS #RotaryLeadership #ServiceAboveSelf
🥞 Mark your calendars! 🗓️ Join us for some fantastic February events!
Join the Rotary Club of New Orleans at their annual Sippin' for Scholarships event!
📅 Date: February 22
🕖 Time: 6-10 PM
📍 Location: Son Of A Saint Headquarters- 2803 St. Philip St. New Orleans
It's bound to be an unforgettable evening, so don't wait! Grab your tickets now. Scan the QR code in the picture or visit www.givergy.us/sippin24 for more info and ticket purchases.
Plus, they're accepting donations for their auction! Clear out your clutter or showcase your company/business. It's a win-win! 🎁 #SippinForScholarships #RotaryClubNOLA #CommunityEvent 🍷🎓
Get ready for a flavor-packed fiesta with the Rotary Club of Bay St Louis
Join us for the 19th annual Chili Mac N Cheese Cook-off, a beloved tradition and one of the largest fundraisers in Hancock County! For just $15, indulge in endless tastings of chili and mac n cheese, all while supporting local service projects that enhance our community.
Teams from local businesses and organizations will showcase their culinary prowess, creating mouthwatering dishes for you to savor. It's not just about food; it's about connecting socially and making a difference together.
📅 Date: February 22 
🕛 Time: 5-8 PM
📍 Location: 301 Blaize Ave. Bay St. Louis
Tickets are available through any Rotarian or at the door. And don't forget to come prepared – beer, wine, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase. Plus, there's a 50/50 raffle and awards to be won!
Trust us, this is an event you won't want to miss. Bring your appetite and your Tums! 😉 #ChiliMacNCheeseCookoff #RotaryClubBayStLouis #CommunityFundraiser 🌶️🧀
Pancake Breakfast with Pascagoula! 
📅 Save the Date:
🗓️ February 24, 2024
🕢 7:30 - 10:30 AM
💲 Admission: $5
📍 Location:
🏛️ First Presbyterian Church
📍 1819 Pascagoula St
Indulge in delicious pancakes and support a great cause at the Rotary Club of Pascagoula's Annual Pancake Breakfast! See you there! 🥞 #PancakeBreakfast #RotaryClub #CommunityEvent 🥞
May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2024

Get ready for an extraordinary Rotary experience at the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi! The anticipation is mounting as we eagerly prepare for the most awaited event of the year – the District Conference! Join us in this grand celebration of fellowship, knowledge, and community, bringing Rotarians from every corner of our district together.

🔹 Registration Is Open, Y'all! Hurry and secure your spot for a nominal fee that grants you access to a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Dive into engaging general sessions and interactive breakouts designed to inspire, educate, and empower. Connect with Rotary leaders, share experiences, and gather insights that will enrich your Rotary journey. For registration, hotel information, and more, click here: Welcome | District 6840 (rotary6840.org)

Conference Highlights:

Engaging Sessions and Breakouts: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking sessions and interactive breakouts, connecting with Rotary leaders and gaining valuable insights to enhance your Rotary journey.

Food Fest Extravaganza: Indulge your taste buds at our Friday Night Food Fest! Bring your family along and savor an array of delectable dishes, refreshing drinks, and lively entertainment. Dance the night away to the tunes of a live band. Register here: Food-Fest-2024-Club-Registration.pdf (windows.net)

Food Fest Table Decorating: Unleash your creativity in our Table Decorating competition! Showcase your club's spirit and creativity while enhancing the festive ambiance of the Food Fest.

House of Friendship: Explore the heart of Rotary, exchange ideas, and forge partnerships in our House of Friendship. Connect with fellow Rotarians and discover innovative projects.

Welcome Event – Meet and Greet with Alan Mallory: Join us for an exclusive Welcome Event with Alan Mallory, a renowned adventurer, author, and motivational speaker. Gain valuable insights from Alan's extraordinary journey. Register here: Meet-and-greet-with-Alan-Mallory-at-the-H2O-pool.pdf (windows.net)

Fishing Excursion: Calling all fishing enthusiasts! Enjoy a friendly fishing excursion aboard the Silver Dollar III, one of the largest charter boats on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Register here: Charter-Fishing-info-page.pdf (windows.net)

🍽️ Please Note: Conference registration covers all general sessions and breakouts, but meals are not included. Don’t miss the Food Fest – an unforgettable gastronomic adventure!

How to Register: Visit our conference website and secure your spot now. Seize this opportunity to enhance your Rotary knowledge, connect with fellow Rotarians, and contribute to our shared mission of making a positive impact in the world.  Welcome | District 6840 (rotary6840.org)

Let’s come together under one roof and celebrate the spirit of Rotary – a spirit that unites, inspires, and drives us to create lasting change. Join us in making this District Conference an unforgettable experience filled with learning, laughter, and the joy of community. See you there! 🎊

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