Greetings from District Governor Kirk Bouchie! 


Greetings! I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend. Great work is happening throughout our district as clubs are executing their district grant projects and working so hard on many humanitarian assistance efforts in our communities. Thank you to all of you that are Serving To Change Lives in your communities. November is Rotary Foundation month. Please take some time this month to read about our foundation on Thanks to all D6580 Rotarians that contribute in any amount to our foundation. Thanks to all of our Rotarians and clubs that made special efforts in October in honor of World Polio Day on October 24th. (We are really 'just this close'!!) Speaking of our Rotary Foundation, our district 6580 leadership team, led by our own immediate PDG, Jessika Hane, District Foundation Chair and our foundation committee is putting the final touches on our first in person foundation event on November 19th in Bloomington. Please see info in this newsletter and get registered as all D6580 Rotarians are invited to this exciting and informative event. I promise you won't be disappointed! As a youngster growing up in Vincennes, Indiana, I remember the month of November as that long period of time before Christmas break from school and my favorite holiday, Christmas. It seemed like November would never end. Well as I have matured I have gained a great deal of respect for November, (except raking leaves). On November 11 we honor our Veterans and thank them for their tremendous service in keeping us free to pursue happiness in the USA. Recently I witnessed a great, spontaneous honoring of a veteran. Busch Stadium, late September day game, an unnamed WWII veteran was shown on the jumbo screen in his WWII hat. No introduction was made of the gentleman sitting in his seat. A spontaneous standing ovation from the 30,000 or so fans went on for several minutes and delayed the start of the next inning. What a scene!! Also, this month we can give thanks for all we have and the great friends and relationships we have made through our membership in Rotary. Thanks to all of the club presidents that hosted my visits to your clubs in October. I am continually amazed at how special our clubs really are in their community. Please take time this month to enjoy friends and family, be thankful and of course stay safe. Serving to change lives, 

~L. Kirk Bouchie


Kirk Bouchie began his term as District Governor on July 1st, 2021.  A Rotarian since 1987, he will spend the next year leading our Rotary clubs in Southern Indiana as we 'Serve to Change Lives'.  You can learn a little more about Kirk here!





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Rotary unites more than a million people around the world. Rotary District 6580, based in Southern Indiana, consists of 32 Rotary clubs and more than 1,500 Rotarians. Rotary clubs in our district range in size from 12 to 200 members. Our clubs’ programs involve prominent leaders in every field, and our membership represents business and civic leaders of our communities and our state. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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District Events
Save The Date: 2022 District Conference
We are excited for you to join us on April 9th in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana!
Wanted: Applications For $40,000 Scholarship
Now through December 17, Southern Indiana Rotary clubs are accepting applications for a $40,000 Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship that will enable a southern Indiana scholar to study one to four years in a graduate program at any qualified university outside North America. Find out more under the 'Foundation & Grants' tab, above!
2021-22 Global Grant Scholar Cameron Davidson
Rotary Leadership Institute
The leadership skills obtained at an RLI event will not only help Rotarians in their Rotary career, but will apply to their leadership efforts professionally, as well. Learn more about our next event under the 'District Links' tab above.