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





  For Foundation & Grants 2014-2015

The Way Forward, Strategic Plan 2013-2016
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District 6450 Leaders
August 18, 2014 | Helping Clubs Achieve Success | For Club Presidents & District Leadership
 $250 Matching Membership Grants Available
 District Foundation and Polio Goals Set
 call to action
The District Annual Fund goal is $300,000 and the Polio Plus goal is $50,000.


Club leadership should enter their Foundation Annual Fund goal and Polio Plus goal for the '14-'15 club year on the RI web site. Once you have put the information into the website, please forward to Annual Fund Chair, Clarmarie Keenan at this address - click here.

As you may know, District 6450 exceeded our '13-'14 Annual Fund goal and finished the year at: $269,470 and the highest per capita giving we've ever seen!  We look forward to meeting and beating our goals.

 District and Club Goal Setting for Foundation Fund and Polio Plus 
The District Board has up to 28 club grants to support membership development. Clubs may complete a form for a new member promotion, event, etc and request up to $250 as a match for the cost of the activity. Forms can be received from membership chair, Debi Ross, online or from the office at
$250 Matching Grant for Membership Development
Consider "Everyone to Bring One" by bringing a guest to a Rotary event this month.  Let us know how that takes shape at your club.  For ideas and inspiration on attracting new members, sign up for the Membership Minute Newsletter available on the My Rotary website.
August is Membership Month
 district events
Mid September - Foundation Roadshow.This continues through November 3.
September 18- Presidents Roundtable. Meeting preceded by an assistant governors meeting. All Presidents and President Elects encouraged to attend. Register here so they can be prepared to provide outstanding hospitality
October 10-13th-RYLA Weekend. This will be held at Holiday Home Camp in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. To register, learn more, volunteer, sponsor a youth - go here.  
  • Stay tuned for more information on our Bears opening game fundraiser on Sept. 7 at Shannahan's in Woodridge
 October 4 -Rotary Leadership Institute. To register, go here.  

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.

Save the Date 
Fall Training for Club Leaders and Members
October 25
9:00 - 12:30 PM
November 13 - District Foundation Dinner. Dinner preceded by a reception for members of the Paul Harris Society and major donors.  Location to be announced.  
 club events
 Sept 6- Rotary Club of Oswego's Chukkers for Charity - click here.

What's Happening at Your Club?

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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.


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: