For Club Presidents
The Way Forward, Strategic Plan 2013-2016
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Washington IL Tornado
Gary Deiters of the Rotary Club of Washington, IL is serving as the Rotary point person for relief in the Washington area. Gary indicated to me that the biggest need at the moment is cash donations. For more information, click here: District 6450 News
Rotary Clubs that want to help can send donations to:
Washington Rotary Club Foundation
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
Rotary District 6460 Foundation
PO Box 311
Springfield, IL 62705-0311
ShelterBox Response Teams Delivering Aid
A Rotary Project Partner
Rotary Clubs Respond
There are many thousands of homeless families as a result of the storm (and earthquake that preceded it). Here is where Rotary can be of immediate assistance. Our partner organization, ShelterBox, is already deployed to the islands and is doing the work of sheltering displaced persons. Your donation of a "box of shelter" will have a dramatic impact.
A shelter box contains a tent for up to ten people with blankets, cooking equipment, and other basic supplies. One box can be provided for a donation of $1,000. Some of our clubs are able to donate one or more boxes; many of our clubs may need to partner with other clubs to donate a box. You can make a donation directly to ShelterBoxUSA in any amount. If less than $1000 your club's donation will be paired with others in the district to secure a box. Please use this form to accompany a check, Shelter Box Donation Form.
Regardless of what you can do, now is the time.
Cliff Lyda, Governor
A special thank you to all the clubs in district 6450 that have already indicated their response and support of the relief effort through Shelterbox. Thirty-nine clubs have already indicated their support.
How to Donate- Where to send your checks.
www.shelterboxusa.org - Can donate online via credit card
Chicago - Near South
Chicago - Northwest
Chicago - Southeast
Oak Park / River Forest
Tinley Park/Frankfort Woodridge
The district is making available a simple mail in form to attach with your club or personal check.
Rotary District 6450 Global Scholarship
Deadline - Monday, January 6, 2014
Rotary District 6450 is accepting applications for a $30,000 Global Scholarship for graduate study from the fall of 2014 to the spring of 2015 in another country based on academic performance and economic need in the following areas of study: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution; Disease prevention and treatment; Water and sanitation; Maternal and child health; Basic education and literacy; Economic and community development.
The Global Scholarships program supports The Rotary Foundation’s ultimate goal of world understanding and peace by:
- Increasing awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending people of goodwill to study in another country
- Instilling in scholars the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self through active participation in Rotary service projects
- Encouraging scholars to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life for the people of their home community and country
- Developing leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community
- Fostering a lifelong association between Rotary and its scholars
Monday, January 6, 2014: Application deadline.
Friday, January 31, 2014: Social hour with the Scholarship Committee and the candidates from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Saturday, February 1, 2014: The Scholarship Committee will interview the candidates starting at 9:00 AM.
March 2014: The successful candidate will attend the Rotary International orientation session.
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 Committees Roster for 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.
District Strategic Plan 2013-2016
The Board of Directors of Rotary International District 6450 is pleased to announce the adoption of “The Way Forward", Strategic Plan 2013-16.
The plan is the result of six months of conversation with Rotarians
throughout the district. Working with consultants, district leadership
listened to club members via survey data as well as focus group
discussions to assemble a three year plan that addresses the stated
needs of Rotary Clubs and Rotarians in District 6450. The plan includes
a structure designed to accomplish its goals and objectives, and is
accompanied by strategies and a scorecard by which our progress can be
The Way Forward is now available for your reading on the District 6450 website (please click on graphic). The
2013-16 Strategic Plan is a living document that will guide our work
together for the next three years As such, it will be regularly
evaluated and revised as needed. It’ s purpose is to strengthen clubs
and foster collaborative community by developing inspired and effective
leaders. The Way Forward is an opportunity for our district to
distinguish itself through club support, leadership growth, and relevant
Direct questions or comments to District Governor Cliff Lyda.
2013-2014 Governor Cliff Lyda
P.O. Box 5290
River Forest, IL 60305-5290
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