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THE DISTRICT 6840 HISTORY

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District 6840 unites the diverse cultures of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. Generally, the district includes communities just west of the Mississippi River at New Orleans to the Mississippi/Alabama state line. A link to a map of District 6840 is at the bottom of this page.

Our landscape stretches the imagination with national forests, wildlife refuges, farmlands, urban development, beaches, hills, swamps, bayous and the mighty Mississippi River.

For a good time we enjoy Mardi Gras celebrations and festivals in Louisiana and Mississippi. We also enjoy the serenity of our peaceful suburbia and rural areas.

The District embodies the multicultural flavors of many, all blended in our varied cuisine, festivals and Southern Hospitality.  Please visit our profiles page to see how we mesh the cultures of Louisiana and Mississippi to form a great District, if we do say so ourselves!

As you know, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana and Mississippi with a fury. All of District 6840 felt the devastating effects of the hurricane, including the hardest hit areas, the New Orleans region and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many Rotarians and Rotary Clubs have donated time, service, money and materials to our recovery. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will have a lasting impact on the lives of thousands in District 6840. Most of all it is a testament to “Service Above Self”.

 
The oldest club in the district is The Rotary Club of New Orleans #12
 
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