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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  

October 25th from 9am-12:30pm

DoubleTree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook  

 

  Register by October 22, no charge.  After 22nd and walk ins $10.


 

 



Strategic Plan 2013-2016



The Way Forward, Strategic Plan 2013-2016
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  2014 ROADSHOW...is coming to a club near you!
Our District Foundation Team is getting ready to take The Rotary Foundation message on the road. 2014 ROADSHOW SCHEDULE, Seven to Choose From. will be hosted throughout the District between Tuesday, September 23rd and Monday, November 3rd.  Members of the District Foundation Committee will be visiting the Rotary Clubs of Darien, Moraine Valley, Joliet, Oak Park-River Forest, Lansing, Aurora, and Chicago Little Village to share the the life-changing stories of our Foundation's work throughout the Rotary World.   The locations have been selected so host clubs can invite the clubs closest to their meeting locations.  However, all Rotarians are welcome and encouraged to attend whichever of the seven Roadshows is most convenient.  
Contact the club of your choice to secure your reservation.  The Roadshow will pave the way for Rotary International's annual celebration of the Foundation during the month of November.  

 

Questions? Contact Clarmarie Keenan or Chris Reilly.



#WeAreRotary


News for District 6450 Rotarians
September 2014 | Helping Clubs Achieve Success
Rotary's September Theme:Youth Service(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 asRotaract,Interact,Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, andRotary Youth Exchange."-GARY C.K. HUANG, RI PRESIDENT 2014-2015


RYLA WEEKEND
RYLA HAS EXPANDED TO 4 DAYS!!

Friday, October 10ththroughMonday, October 13th

Holiday Home Camp in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Learn more, volunteer, sponsor a youth! -registerhere.


 

2014 FOUNDATION ROADSHOW...is coming to a club near you!
Our District Foundation Team has kicked off the annual "The Rotary Foundation Roadshow".
2014 ROADSHOW SCHEDULE, Seven to Choose From.will be hostedthroughout the District between Tuesday, September 23rdand Monday, November 3rd.Members of the District Foundation Committee will be visiting the Rotary Clubs of Darien, Moraine Valley, Joliet, Oak Park-RiverForest, Lansing, Aurora, and Chicago Little Village to share the the life-changing stories of our Foundation's work throughout theRotary World. The locations have been selected so host clubs can invite the clubs closest to their meeting locations.However, all Rotarians are welcome and encouraged to attend whichever of the seven Roadshows is most convenient.
Contact the club of your choice to secure your reservation.The Roadshow will pave the way for Rotary International's annual celebration of the Foundation during the month of November.

 

Questions? ContactClarmarie KeenanorChris Reilly.


#WeAreRotary

JOIN LEADERS - ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Enrichment Opportunities for Rotarians

Rotary Leadership Institute - October 4th

TheRotary 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: gohere.

 

Rotary District 6450 Fall Training

Open to all Rotarians

When:October 25thfrom 9am-12:30pm

Where:Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook

Who:All District 6450 Rotarians

Registration:Online only by Wednesday, October 22.Late registrations and walk in is $10; otherwise no charge to register in advance.
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 registerhere.
Great Opportunities

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Light Up Rotary!

EXCHANGE IDEAS

The Rotary Clubs in Chicago collaborate to support theWomen in Black, domestic violence campaign as a sponsor with“Mujeres Latinas en Accion", the oldest Latino woman association in America.

Clubs include Chicago Financial District,Chicago Little Village, Chicago Northwest, Chicago O'HARE and ROTARY/One.

Stand Down Day for Veterans, Coat Drive- Once again clubs gather to support Chicagoland veterans at the November stand down day.Rich Goulet is coordinating the coat drive.The collaboration of clubs are seeking L, XL, XXXL and 4X men winter coats,contact Rich at 630-546-9658, rgoulet@wideoopenwest.com or Pat Merrweather at dg6450pat@aol.com. Register your club for this multi-club collaborative service project.
Send your club's news, your questions, and story ideas to:news@rotary6450.net.

TAKE ACTION - DISTRICT AND CLUB EVENTS
District Events

November 1-Rotary Day at the United Nations

Clickhere for more info.
Save the date - Thursday,November 13- for ourDistrict 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 atThe Abbingtonin Glen Ellyn.Stay tuned for registration information.

Club Events

September 21 -Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic
September 29 -Rotary Club of Countryside Golf Outing,clickherefor more information.
October 7-Rotary One Fundraiser at the Adler for STEM-click here.
October 10 -IL Medical DistrictFundraiser "Art for Health"-click here.
November 8-Rotary Partners for Peace 3rdAnnual Chicagoland Peace Summit, clickhere.
November 20, 21, 22 -Stand Down Day for Veterans& Coat Drivebeforehand, contact Rich Goulet at 630-546-9658, rgoulet@wideoopenwest.com. Register your club for this multi-club collaborative service project.See district calendar to register for onsite volunteering.
ROTARY RESOURCES

DISTRICT MATCHING GRANTS FOR YOUR CLUB'S MEMBERSHIP EVENTS

APPLY NOW

 

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 or from the District office at:office@rotary6450.net.

This is an excellent way for our clubs to Light up Rotary
and tell our stories to prospective members.
Part II - Membership -The webinar continues with comments from Rotary International as it relates to membership and club support.Another organization that is also conducting research into association membership is Marketing General, Inc.Their most recent report included information that directly relates to these membership challenges.Webinar on Membership - Part II
Nikki Walker,Global V. P. for Association Management and Consulting
MCI Group was the first of two speakers at RI webinar on Membership.
This webinar features international membership expert Nikki Walker from MCI group addressing new ways of approaching and thinking about membership and innovative tactics to address changes in people’s attitudes towards joining clubs and associations.Click here for the full article and share with your membership committee:Webinar on Membership - Part I
District Membership Chair, debi Ross, says information on a Rotary International Webinar on Membership was fantastic.



ONLINE DIRECTORY of ROTARY MEMBERS in DISTRICT 6450

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
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