As you have no doubt heard reported by the media, a case of vaccine-derived polio virus has been reported in the state of New York.  In response to this news, Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee, issued a statement saying that our work as Rotary members is not yet finished in eradicating polio.  Now more than ever, the world needs us.  It is important to emphasize the importance of our PolioPlus campaigns and World Polio Day and take an active role in our collective eradication efforts.  
The 9th Annual Independence Uncorked Wine Festival will be held on September, 10th, 2022 from 1:00pm-6:00pm on the grounds of the Historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, MO.  Independence Uncorked will be one of the largest Missouri wine festivals in the state featuring 20 Missouri wineries sampling several of their wines, a guest spirits distiller, and over 2500 attendees.   The day will also feature art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes.  The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence.  You can purchase tickets online at 
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Greetings from District Governor Kent! Hope all has gone well with your Clubs in July of this new Rotary year. I did attend RYLA in July as a Counselor for my 7th year. It was a great experience working with 100 of our young adults in the State of Missouri. They were great and did some amazing things. A big thank you Valerie Anderson, Rich Linden and all the Board members and staff that make RYLA happen for our 3 Districts in Missouri. I am finalizing the schedule for the Club Visits in the next couple of weeks and can’t wait to start seeing all the Clubs and the things they are doing in their areas. Our committees will soon be sending out some information for World Polio Day on October 24 and our Foundation Dinner on Saturday, November 5th at the Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs. The August monthly theme for Rotary is Membership & Extension. Please “Imagine” what all you could do with more members in your Club or if you added a Satellite Club. Just ask someone to come to a meeting and I bet they will enjoy all your Club does and will become a member. Have a great August!
News from Around the District
Romine Attends International Rotary Event on Behalf of Local Clubs
Jeff Romine, Rotary Club of Kirksville, attended the Rotary Council on Legislation (COL) on behalf of local Rotary clubs.  The COL meets every three years.  One member from each district across the globe is chosen to to be a representative.  Romine was selected on half of District 6040.  
Weston Rotary Club Makes an Impact
The Weston Rotary Club saw a need and a way they could help their community.  The club replaced an old sign the help to direct visitors to the community.   The sign supports visits to Weston from the campers and visitors in the Weston Bend Park.    
Trenton Rotary Club Honored for Participation in Rotary Foundation
The Trenton Rotary Club was featured on KTTN for their giving to the Rotary Foundation.  The Trenton Club was the top club in the district in annual giving to the foundation and was the only club to average over $400 per member. The club was also recognized as having 100 percent participation in foundation giving as 100 percent participation in the Every Rotarian Every Year Program. The club is also listed as a 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow Club, meaning all members have been recognized with at least one Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of their participation in the foundation.
Rotary Celebrates Newly Renovated Disc Golf Course
The Andrew County Rotary Club was featured in News-Press Now for their work on renovating a disc golf course.  This project was made possible with a grant from the Rotary District 6040 Foundation.  The course was updated and extended to 18 holes.  
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