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Rotary International District 6450, Inc.  401 William Street, P.O. Box 5290, River Forest, IL  60305-5290


Come one come all to Fall Training  

When: October 25th from 9am-12:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook  

Who: any and all Rotarians

Why: learn more about Rotary strategies and best practices and ramp up your leadership and public speaking skills


There will be a plenary session with lots of great content for everyone - My Rotary, how we communicate, District Conference, Paul Harris Home, leadership development, youth exchange and more.


Presidents-elect will meet with District Governor Elect Osei during a breakout session, we will have ongoing Secretary/Treasurer training and we would like the Rotaract/Interact/EarlyAct liaisons to meet each other and share ideas.  The rest of the breakouts are geared toward all Rotarians.  


Share Membership strategies and best practices, work on your club identity, learn more about Rotary history and structure, start collaborating on community and international projects, and hone your public speaking, conflict management and mentoring skills.  


There’s lots to learn and do so join us for Fall Training.




  For Foundation & Grants 2014-2015

The Way Forward, Strategic Plan 2013-2016
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District 6450 Rotarians
September 1, 2014 | Helping Clubs Achieve Success
Rotary's September Theme: New Generations
"The young people who are serving in Rotaract and Interact, and participating in Youth Exchange and RYLA today, are the Rotarians of tomorrow. When we support them, we are supporting the future of our entire organization. We are helping to train the men and women who will be the club presidents, district governors, RI directors, and RI presidents of tomorrow.

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange."- GARY C.K. HUANG, RI PRESIDENT 2014-2015


Friday, October 10th through Monday, October 13th

 Holiday Home Camp in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Learn more, volunteer, sponsor a youth! - register here.  

You can also join us for a fun RYLA fundraiser on

September 7th at Shannahan's in Woodridge.   

Go here for more details - 2014 Tailgating for RYLA.   

Enrichment Opportunities for Rotarians

Rotary Leadership Institute - October 4th

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. 

Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business and professional persons who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and club and more knowledgeable Rotarians.  To Register: go here


Rotary District 6450 Fall Training

Open to all Rotarians

When: October 25th from 9am-12:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook 

Who: All District 6450 Rotarians

Why: Learn more about Rotary strategies and best practices and ramp up your leadership skills with your fellow Rotarians.

  • -A plenary session with important content for everyone will include: My Rotary, How We Communicate, 2015 District Conference, Paul Harris Home, Leadership Development, RYLA...and more.
  • -Presidents-elect will meet with DG Elect Osei in a breakout session.  
  • -Club secretaries/treasurers will benefit from ongoing training.
  • -Rotaract/Interact/EarlyAct liaisons will meet each other and share ideas.  

Additional breakouts will introduce you to fellow Rotarians to share membership strategies and best practices; work on your club identity; learn more about Rotary history and structure; begin collaborating on community and international projects; and hone your public speaking, conflict management and mentoring skills. 


This is for every Rotarian who wants to grow their club and have an impact on Rotary. It is open to every Rotarian in your club. Talk to them and then register here.




Great Opportunities


Light Up Rotary!

Assistant District Governor's Meeting - September 18th
The monthly AG's meeting is set for Thursday, September 18th from  6:00pm to 6:30pm. Register here.
First President's Roundtable Meeting - September 18th
Immediately following the AG meeting, a President's Roundtable will convene.  All club presidents are encouraged to attend from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Register here.
Presidents please confirm your attendance by clicking here.
Send your club's news, your questions, and story ideas to:

District Events
Save the date - Thursday, November 13th - for our District Foundation Dinner.  We'll celebrate the work of our clubs and Rotarians to support the life-changing work of The Rotary Foundation. OPRF Rotarian Lou Fabbri will host the evening at
The Abbington in Glen Ellyn.  
Stay tuned for registration information.


Club Events
September 6 - Rotary Club of Oswego - Chukkers for Charity Click here info and registration
September 17 - Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest 4th annual Golf Outing Click here to register
October 7 - Rotary One Fundraiser at the Adler for STEM - Click here for info
November 8 - Rotary Partners for Peace - Third Annual Peace Summit - to register/more info go here




Our District is making up to 28 club grants available to support membership development. Clubs hosting a new member promotion/event may request up to a $250 match toward the cost of the activity. Applications are available from District Membership Chair, debi Ross, online, or from the District office at:

This is an excellent way for our clubs to Light up Rotary
and tell our stories to prospective members. 



All members of Rotary Clubs in District 6450 have a district sponsored web presence as a part of the ClubExpress arrangement.   You can find your club by clicking on Club Locator on the menu on the left.   Please note: the addresses and contact information are maintained by each club through their club web administrator or club secretary and by each member by clicking on 'My Directory Listing' upon login at your club.

As a member of Rotary at your club you have a custom LOGIN to view records and your club directory.   Most of the time your login is firstinitiallastname.  Your password is controlled by you.   Your club LOGIN can also be used at the District web site.  Same login name and password.

If you have difficulty logging in to your club or district, it may be because your club has not updated your anniversary date, please contact your clubs secretary or webmaster to correct.


After login you may search the online Directory of Members. In addition you can review the Leadership Roster for club and district leadership.  This listing is also available from your club's website, after login, in your club's listing of Committees.  District committees are at the bottom of the club listings on club websites.


2014-2015 Governor Nicki Scott
(312) 857-6450
A Virtual Office - Please leave your number and reason for the call.


District Leadership Team

  AG Coordinator
Kathy Rak


Club Support

Linda Yates

 District Trainer
Jodi Redmann

Communications & Public Relations
Kate Koziol
Leadership Development
Cliff Lyda
District Secretary
Melanie Jones
District Treasurer
Robert Hann
District Governor Elect
Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson
District Governor Nominee
Ron Broida
Chief Administrative Officer
David Phelps

For a complete listing of club & district leaders please click here, login required: