Rotary Year 1993 — 1994

District 6900 GovernorWilliam Stubbs
Rotary PresidentRobert Barth
Home CountrySwitzerland
ThemeBelieve in What You Do – Do What You Believe in
Convention LocationTaipei, Taiwan

With PDG Hal Barton, of the Marietta Club, as Extension Chairman, the district continued its growth as Bill chartered two new clubs: Tyrone, on January 1, 1994, sponsored by Fayetteville and South Fulton, and Atlanta/Peachtree, sponsored by Buckhead.

District Governor Nominee, Robert Jinright, headed a program to aid Rotary districts in the midwest which suffered losses in the great flood of the year. The district sent $50,000.00 to the aid of two midwest districts.

Under the direction of Buckhead Rotarian Walter Bost, 22 clubs in metro Atlanta raised $24,000.00 to buy computers to help in the project of immunizing children.

The district continued its work in the RYLA program by sponsoring the first RYLA Assembly in June at Georgia Southwestern College, under the direction of the Americus Rotary Club and President Russ Childers.

Eight couples from the district went to New Zealand in the Family Friendship Exchange program. Future exchange programs are being negotiated with Sweden and Brazil. In Youth Exchange programs, under the direction of Mike Wimberley, Buckhead Club, there were 20 high school students who went abroad.

Three Ambassadorial Scholars were sponsored this year.

Under the Matching Grants program of the Rotary International Foundation, District 6900 completed the Polio Virus Testing Laboratory in Moscow, Russia, and is now buying equipment for a similar laboratory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Under Governor Bill’s energetic guidance, there was growth in GRSP participation with 57 out of 62 clubs participating. Endowment Funds contributions for the GRSP program were $240,000,00, and Rotary Foundation contributions were $ 180,000,00. Bill pushed hard for maximum participation from all clubs in Rotary projects - and received maximum support.

The District Conference at Jekyll, under Chairman Larry Frosteg, of Pelham, continued the practice of informal dress - and a great good time was had by all.