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Welcome to Rotary International District 6880! Discover the vibrant communities we serve, from Clanton and Opelika to Greenville and Fairhope. Explore the Tuskegee Polio Recognition Monument  and join us in making a difference in Geneva. Experience the beauty of Ozark and the warmth of Dothan. Engage with the Rotary clubs in Jackson and Mobible, AL. Support initiatives like the Fairhope Steak Cookoff and the Opelika Burger Wars. Connect with Rotarians in Wetumpka, Monroeville, and Jackson. Meet our dedicated club presidents, such as Stanley Presley of Montgomery Capital Rotary, April Wise of Enterprise, and Tom McCurley of Opp.   Join us in our mission to create positive change in our communities. Together, we can make a lasting impact!

Howard Eddy

District Governor

Serving as your Rotary District 6880 Governor for 2024 – 25

It’s not surprising that one of Howard’s Rotary mantras is “All In.” Howard is a District 6880 Leadership Academy graduate; District RLI graduate; Past District RLI Chair; Past Disaster Relief Chair 2014-15; past District Conference Co-Chair & past Mid-year Chair; Multiple PHF; charter End Polio Society member; past District AG; past District AG Coordinator; MS-PETS Facilitator; District DG Selection Committee member 2017-18; past District 6880 “Rotarian of the Year” 2017-18; and a District Visioning Team. member.

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Greatest Rotary Clubs in the World!!

Welcome to Rotary District 6880 consisting of 48 clubs and over 2.000 members in the Southern Half of Alabama covering 31 counties.

We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good.

With you, we can accomplish even more. Yes, you can make a difference!

Stephanie Urchick

Rotary International President

Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position.

She will be declared the president-nominee on 15 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

With the world facing incredible challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters driven by climate change, and conflict in many regions, Urchick says Rotary’s leaders can offer a vision and a plan for overcoming these challenges.

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Home Town Scenes of OUR CLUBS of District 6880

Important Rotary Documents

Rotary Magazine 07/24

JuLY 2024 Rotary International Magazine: Click Here

District 6880 Directory 2024 - 25

2024 Rotary District Directory: Click Here

District 6880 Newsletter 07/24

District 6880 Newsletter July 24:  CLICK HERE

Submit an Article HERE

District 6880 Rules of Procedures

Rules of Procedures (Bylaws for the District). CLICK HERE

Rotary Monthly Themes

November Rotary Foundation Month

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.  MORE

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH

Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.    Click HERE for more information

January is Vocational Services Month

Vocational Service: a pillar of Service Above Self

Vocational service is at the core of Rotary, embedded in its history, present and future. It calls on us to foster high ethical standards in business, recognize the value of all occupations, and dignify our occupations as an opportunity to serve our communities. By including men and women from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupations and encourages our members to leverage their skills and expertise to enhance communities.  CLICK FOR MORE

 

February is Peace & Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month

As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.  READ MORE

MARCH IS ROTARY WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.    MORE

April is Maternal and Child Health

Rotary International’s new monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health! Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children.  LEARN MORE

May Is Youth Service Month

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.
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June is Rotary Fellowship Month

Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

July is New Leadership Month

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world’s attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.  CLICK FOR MORE

August is Membership and New Club Development

Starting new Rotary clubs increases our ability to improve lives in communities around the world. A new club adviser works with district leaders to develop and support the new club during the process. Other Rotary clubs and members can help the new club succeed by serving as sponsors or mentors.  CLICK HERE

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

September is BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY Month Rotary supports activities and training to improve education for all children and literacy for children and adults. The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to ensure that all people have sustainable access to basic education and literacy.  MORE

October is Community Economic Development Month

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.    Click For More

Midyear 6880 Training Conference scheduled for Friday January 31 through Saturday, February 1, 2025 Fairhope, AL  MORE TO COME

Annual District 6880 Conference scheduled for Thursday, May 15 through Sunday May 18, 2025 Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, AL

 

RYLA 2025 Dates Set: February 27, 2025 - March 2, 2025

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is an experiential learning program for young adults that emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth.  Click Link for More Information: RYLA | Rotary International District 6880

2025 Midsouth PETS

Dates have been set for the Midsouth PETS (President Elect Training Seminar in Chattanooga.  March 20 – 22, 2025.   MORE TO COME!

Rotary Zone 30-31 Institute

Calling all Rotarians to join us for takeoff in the Rocket City of Huntsville, Alabama for the 2024 Rotary Zone Institute – Where Stars Align.

Come and be ignited by engaging speakers and fellowship with other Rotarians.

Learn to better lead your clubs and districts to help make the world a better place and get ready to soar as you take back home great ideas, renewed spirt and new friendships.

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Rotary International Conference 2024 SINGAPORE

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In Review

Rotary International Conference – 2024 – Singapore

Rotary International recently concluded its Annual Convention in the City/State of Singapore. Over 12,000 Rotarians from around the world participated in this exciting event.

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DICTRICT GOVERNOR INDUCTION  June 20, 2024 

Nix Center  Fairhope, AL

District Governor Howard Eddy

Rotary District 6880

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ROTARY FOUR WAY TEST: More than 60 years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, a U.S. Rotarian devised a simple, four-part ethical guideline that helped him rescue a beleaguered business. The statement and the principles it embodied also helped many others find their own ethical compass. Soon embraced and popularized by Rotary International, The Four-Way Test today stands as one of the organization’s hallmarks.   READ MORE

The Magic of Rotary

Welcome to Rotary International District 6880, where we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our local communities and around the world. Our district is comprised of passionate Rotarians who strive to foster high ethical standards in business and recognize the value of all occupations. We believe in the power of service and are committed to addressing important issues such as eradicating polio, promoting peace, and providing clean water and sanitation. Join us in creating a world of difference and be a part of the Rotary movement!

The Rotary Bell Tradition

The tradition of the Rotary Bell has a fascinating history! Let me share some insights with you.  Read More