District Newsletter – “4-Way Today”

District Events

Zones 30-31 WEBINAR Creating Your Future: Club Visioning
April 22nd 2019
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DACdb University: Club Positions
April 23rd 2019
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District Assembly
April 27th 2019
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Zones 30-31 Hamburg Fellowship Event & Dinner
June 2nd 2019
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Rotary Leadership Institute
June 15th 2019
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Rotary Family Day at the Ballpark
June 22nd 2019
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DCO (District Communications Officer) quarterly meeting
July 11th 2019
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Rotary Leadership Institute
September 21st 2019
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Rotary Family Day at the Ballpark
September 28th 2019
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Leadership Summit - Fort Wayne, IN
Oct 8th - Oct 13th 2019
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Rotary International President (2018-19)
Barry Rassin
Club Presidential Citation (PDF)

District Governor Brian Barstead (2018-19)


Your District Governor 2018-19 – Brian Barstead

A lifelong resident of Central Illinois, Brian was born in Lincoln IL and his family moved to Springfield soon thereafter. . Raised by a  divorced working mom, Brian was educated in Springfield Public Schools and graduated from Springfield High in 1976. Brian went on to graduate from Illinois State University with two bachelors’ degrees in Biology and Medical Technology in 1981. After working in a clinical lab for two years, Brian met  his wife Nancy  and they were married in 1983.

Brian obtained an MBA with a Finance and Marketing emphasis from the University of IL at Springfield ( formerly known as  Sangamon State ) in 1986 and changed careers. Brian helps clients with financial planning, investments, retirement planning and estate planningas a Certified Financial Planner, and Private Wealth Advisor Franchise owner with Ameriprise Financial.  Brian was elected twice by his  Franchise Advisor peers in IL/IN/KY/MO to represent them on the company’s Regional Franchise Advisory Council. During his tenure he spent nearly 18 years in management with the company.

Brian joined Rotary in 1990 and has served in various club roles including Club President. He also has served at the district level on District Conference planning committees, two years as Editor for the “Four Way Today” District Newsletter,  three years as District Treasurer and three years as Assistant Governor. Brian has served on the boards of the Lincoln Memorial Garden, Parent Place and the American Cancer Society Central IL and played bass clarinet, announced and served as volunteer marketing director with the Springfield Municipal Band. For his community efforts outside of Rotary, Brian received the John Giavaras Community Service Award from District 6460.

Brian and his wife Nancy currently reside in Rochester, Illinois and they have one son, Alex, who works in e-marketing in Seattle, WA. Nancy was a microbiologist with the Illinois State Department of Public Health and St John’s Hospital and retired in June of 2018. They also have a West Highland Terrier, Lucy, who was introduced to the  family when Brian emceed a District Conference breakfast in 2006. Lucy was bred by two Mississippi Rotarians: the late Past District Governor (PDG)  DH Short  and his wife, Kathie, who also served as a  DG in 2017-18— so, technically,  we like to call her a Roterrierian.

Brian is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member.

Important Upcoming Dates

District Assembly 2019

April 27, 2019
Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
8:30AM – 3:00PM

Inspirational Training and Information – FREE LUNCH – No Registration Fee

What is District Assembly ??? … Click Here to Learn MORE!  
Click Here for the AGENDA for District Assembly 2019


Next Session Opportunities are in Decatur at Richland Community College
June 15 and September 21
Click Here to Find Out MORE About RLI and What It Can Do for your CLUB and the DISTRICT.


Angels vs Cardinals – Jun 22 – 1:15PM
Cubs vs Cardinals – Sep 28 – 6:15PM

District Grant Report for 2018-19 Is Now Available

REPORT IS DUE:  May 1, 2019
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