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The RYLA program is for high school students. The success of the program comes from the selected students. We are looking for students of all backgrounds that have demonstrated leadership potential and will benefit from attending RYLA.

WHAT: RYLA program - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership training and conference for high school students. The program will include lectures and discussion periods with skilled, prominent leaders. Students will also participate in group activities, recreation, good food and fellowship. 

Rotary International has slightly more than 1.2 million members, the same number we have cited for the past 4 years. So what is going on? Over the last 4 years (maybe longer) our International membership has hovered around 1.2 million members. We seem to recruit close to 500,000 new members world wide, yet continue to show a static growth figure.

We are honored to announce that PDG Sam and Mary Adams will be inducted into the Arch Klumph Society in the coming weeks. The ceremony will take place in Evanston, One Rotary Place, the last of the month.

PDG Sam will be the first Arch Klumph Society member from District 6880! This is truly an honor very befitting Sam and Mary as we all know. Sam's outstanding leadership in the district is well known as is his generous spirit.
Some of you may not know, but Sam has taken on the struggling North Mobile Rotary Club and has almost single handedly brought the club back to life as a functioning club. His creative use of the allowances made through the Council On Legislation and his steadfast resolve to not give up on this club is a testimony to his dedication to our district and to Rotary International.

Join us in congratulating PDG Sam Adams in this recognition.

AKSpinNamed after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes The Rotary Foundation's highest tier of donors — those who have contributed $250,000 or more during their lifetime.

Membership in the Arch Klumph Society is lifelong. Each member has the opportunity to have his or her portrait placed in the Arch Klumph Society Gallery, located on the 17th floor of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Portraits are etched on glass plaques to create a stunning display of our Foundation's most valued supporters. Members will also have their profiles included in an interactive display, plus receive pins, pendants, and several other benefits commensurate with their generosity.

The District water well project for Zambia has been completed. Phase 1, the well for Wachema, Zambia is complete and is providing clean, clear water for the village and school. On October 6, 2019 the well was completed and went operational. Serving a community of 200 villagers and a school of 350 pupils, this is the first time since 1998 the village has access to water. While we celebrate with our partner Choose Water, we know there is much still to be done. The district 6880 Foundation has set up an account to receive donations to help us complete well # 2. To date we have $4000.00 on hand against a need of $8500.00.

Club and Individual contributions can be made to:

Rotary District 6880 Foundation
Bankcorp South
30585 State Highway 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

You can contribute online at

All contributions to the District Zambia Water Project are tax deductible to the extend the law allows.

Congratulations to the Chilton County Rotary Club, aka, the little club that could. Today they are planning the 3rd annual Taste of Clanton, their major fund raiser for the year. President Gordon Swenson and Roger Yeargan, Treasurer lead this group of dedicated community leaders and accomplish great things with a relative small club. It is hard to believe 3 years ago we were sitting at the table and pondering how to survive!