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



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District 6450 Rotarians
December 2, 2014 | Helping Clubs Achieve Success
Rotary's December Theme: Family

“In Rotary,December is Family Month. Looking back on my years as a Rotarian, I have seen how important family is in Rotary – and how important Rotary can be to our families.  My wife, Corinna, chose to join Rotary just a few months ago, after many years as a Rotary spouse. All three of our children are also Rotarians. All of them joined their own club, in their own time. All of them have found unique interests in Rotary. As we have watched them find their own paths, we have been struck by how wonderful it is to have so many members of our family involved in Rotary service. Rotary gives us something good that we can all do together. With Rotary, we always have interesting things to talk about at dinner. We are all involved in different service, in different clubs, so when we sit down together, we are talking about humanitarian needs of every kind, in every part of the world. There is always something new to learn.  Our conversations are also a wonderful way to teach our children, through our own actions, what is really important in life. They learn about what life is like in different parts of the world, and how all of us have an obligation to help others when we can. I can think of no better lessons to teach our families than the lessons of Rotary service.

I hope that in this Rotary year, many of you will encourage your family members to join Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact. Bringing your family into Rotary doesn't just Light Up Rotary – it lights up your own lives as well.”

--Gary Huang, President, Rotary International



 You are cordially invited to join us for

An Evening with RI President Gary C. K. Huang

A fantastic opportunity for RI President Gary to share his message of Light Up Rotary


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Cotillion Banquets

360 S. Creekside Drive – Palatine, IL.

Off of Route 14, ½ block west of Route 53.

6:00p – 8:30p
Cocktails: 6:00p (Cash Bar)
Dinner & Program: 7:00 PM

$50 PP

Registration deadline is December 30, 2014.


Help welcome the newest club in District 6450

Rotary Club of Oak Lawn Healthcare.


Charter Night is Thursday, January 29th6:30p.

Francesca’s 6248 W. 95thSt., Oak Lawn, IL 60453.

Please register in advance by emailing George Harris at

Traditionally, clubs help our newly chartered clubs purchase banners and other start up supplies.  Please forward contributions to:

Rotary Club of Oak Lawn Healthcare, c/o George Harris

4440 West 95thStreet Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Need a New Year's resolution?

How about...getting some great leaderships skills to be an even better Rotarian?

Rotary Leadership Institute is a fast paced, fun, interactive program that will refine your leadership skills and increase your base of knowledge in Rotary.It's geared toward busy business professionals and Rotary club members who want to be more effective leaders in their club as well as in their vocation.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 8:00a - 3:00p

DoubleTree Oak Brook

1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL60523

-Both Level I and II will be offered.-

$75 per person

Register now!LEVEL I LEVEL II




A Friendship Exchange trip is an opportunity for Rotarians to travel to another district in the world to become familiar with the culture and customs while participating in a Rotary project. The Ecuador trip is in collaboration with District 4400 and specifically, the Rotary Club of Cuenca.

A team of 10-14 District 6450 Rotarians, spouses, and guests will equip a mobile surgical unit with necessary supplies to travel into the most rural communities. Without this mobile unit, those living in these areas would be without medical care – basic and emergency.

The exchange is planned for February 2015. Ideally, the 10-day trip will coincide with a Rotary conference or milestone for the project. Pedro Cevallos, current President of the Rotary Club of Chicago, is Ecuadorian and has been very involved in the project.

Our team will ultimately do the good work of our Rotary Foundation: advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace, through the improvement of health. We expect lasting friendships to emerge as we lay the foundation for ongoing Friendship Exchanges. We also plan to have fun all the while and visit tourist destinations on the trip!

If you are interested in participating, please take a moment to complete the interest survey.


Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication

Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for theMiles to End Polioevent, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication.

The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride.  The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The Rotary team from Evanston was joined by Rotary members from Arizona's District 5500, and other members from around the world.

Hewko tweeted that he finished the race in 5 hours and 2 minutes. "Really enjoyed riding in El Tour de Tucson along with 100 Rotarians and members of the Rotary International staff," Hewko added. "As a group we were able to raise over $6 million for polio eradication which will help bring us even closer to the dream of a polio-free world. I am deeply moved by the generosity and passion of Rotarians around the world and Rotary staff."

Register now during Early Bird.

Believe it or not, we're nearly halfway through club year '14-'15. Time flies...
As the New Year approaches, now is a good time to look at your Foundation giving. Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs can go to My Rotary and review the Foundation Report for their club. Here, you can determine your progress toward your Annual Fund and Polio Plus goals and make plans to meet those goals by May 31st.
As individual Rotarians, we can also review our personal giving and consider making a gift before the end of 2014.

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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.


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