Call for Nominations -District Governor
It is time, once again, to begin the process of selection for our next District Governor. The candidate will serve our District, the Birthplace of Rotary, for the 2023-2024 Rotary calendar year. Information on the expectations and responsibilities of this role along with all necessary and applicable documents can be found by visiting the Governor Nominating page below. READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE...
The deadline for submission is Friday, November 6th, 2020 by 5:00PM.
Governor Nominating Page
Join us Saturday, September 26, for a Panel Discussion on Early Childhood Education
Our expert panel will discuss why early childhood development is so important, how their programs improve outcomes for children, how COVID is impacting education and development, how we can address inequities in our communities through these programs, and how Rotarians and Rotary Clubs can make a lasting difference in this live of many.
Please join us Saturday, September 26, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, via Zoom.
This webinar will offer simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.
This webinar will be recorded for later viewing (English only).
There is no charge to participate in the webinar.
Please invite non-Rotarians with an interest in this area to join us and see how Rotarians are People of Action.
To download the event flyer, click here:
Download Early Childhood Education Flyer
PEACE POETRY CHALLENGE
All Chicago area students are invited to participate in a Peace Poetry Challenge sponsored by Rotary International Clubs in Chicago (District 6450) and The Peace School. Students can put in poetry their thoughts on what “Peace Means to Me.”
Participants: Elementary, Middle, High School Students
Poetry Theme: “What Does Peace Mean to Me” is the focus of the written or Spoken Word video poetry. Videos are limited to a maximum of two minutes.
Elementary Award: First place $250; Second Place $150; Third Place $100
Middle School Award for Written Poetry: First place $250; Second Place $150; Third Place $100
Middle School Award for Spoken Word Poetry: First place $250; Second Place $150;
Third Place $100
High School Award for Written Poetry: First place $250; Second Place $150;
Third Place $100
High School Award for Spoken Word Poetry: First place $250; Second Place $150;
Third Place $100
Deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. for written poetry and two minute spoken word video.
Award Recipients: Awardees will be notified by December 1, 2020. Award winners can participate in a live webinar, with parent or guardian permission, where they can recite their poem or show their spoken word video.
Reviewers: The reviewers of the submissions are Rotarians and members and partners of The Peace School.
Submission: Submit your written or spoken word poetry by clicking here. Download the submission forms here for a PDF and here for a Word Doc.
Send no later than October 31, 2020. Please complete the Peace Poetry Challenge information form with your submission that is attached.
Ownership: All submitted written poetry or spoken word poetry will always be solely owned by the student.
Questions: Please submit to Pat Merryweather-Arges Click here!.
Early Childhood Education Grants - Applications Open
Apply now for an Early Childhood Education District Grant. Application deadline is September 30, 2020.
The presentation slides from the August 27, 2020, webinar on the District's Early Childhood Education Grants are available to review and download.
Early Childhood Education Grants Webinar 8-27-20
To view the recording of the webinar, click below. The presentation video is about 45 minutes long.
PDG's debi Ross and Pedro Cevallos-Candau, and to Mera Johnson, District Chair for New Clubs,
for this recognition received at the Zone Institute!
Congrats also to
PDG debi, and Rotarians Hunter Byington, Amy Hopkins and Steven Smutny
for their awards for promoting the public image of Rotary!
Apply NOW for a District Membership Development Grant!
August is Membership Development Month on the Rotary Calendar. For Rotary Year 2020-21, District 6450 has allocated $7,500 from its reserves to bolster Clubs' membership development efforts. Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in District 6450 may apply for $250 membership grants, limit one per Club.
DEADLINE TO APPLY is October 15, 2020. Applications will be processed as received, and grant funds may be exhausted before the deadline to apply.
Grant funds can be used for membership development activities, which can range from new member recruitment events, marketing and public image activities designed to grow membership, software or equipment intended to be used for membership development, or other activities that are designed to grow Rotary or Rotaract.
ALL GRANT FUNDS MUST BE USED AND A FINAL REPORT SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2020, or the Club must refund the grant to the District.
To apply, complete the online application form, being sure to enter "Submit" at the end.
You will be notified if the grant application is approved, and if so, payment will be promptly issued to your Club.
When your Club has spent the funds, please report back to the District Governor or District Membership Chair what was done with the grant funds, and tell us the results of the project. A final report form will be emailed to the person applying for the grant when the grant application is approved.
Here is a link to the application form:
District Membership Grant Application
Jennifer Jones Selected to Serve as Rotary President in 2022-23!
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s President for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a member since 1997 and has served Rotary as vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor.
Read more: https://on.rotary.org/2DDj58H
THE ROTARY NETWORK IS UP AND RUNNING
The Rotary Network is a platform for Rotarians to find jobs, access career counseling, network for business, share ideas, join a Rotary Fellowship - Rotary Means Business, and gain financial insights to grow your business in the face of a pandemic.
To have someone present information on The Rotary Network to your Club,
please email RotaryNetwork @ rotary.org
Check out The Rotary Network HERE.
Congratulations to these Rotary Clubs, who have earned the distinction of the Rotary Citation for meeting their goals in the 2019-20 Rotary Year!
Naperville - After Dark
Thanks to the 2019-20 Club Presidents and members of each of these Clubs for working so hard to achieve this recognition. It is a sign of a Club that has planned for success, and worked to get there!
PDG debi Ross is proud of you!
Rotary adopts Supporting the Environment
as the Seventh Area of Focus!
The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: Supporting the Environment.
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.
Supporting the Environment becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.
Grant applications for projects will be accepted beginning on July 1, 2021. Gifts and commitments from Rotarians and others will be sought to provide global grant support for the new area of focus.
A message on Rotary and Social Justice
from DGE Chuck Corrigan
Social Justice and Rotary
Calendar of Events
Post your club event on the district calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the District Calendar for club events, there's something going on somewhere almost weekly.
Click on Date for Full Details. See District Events & Calendar For All Annual Activities and Meetings.
CONTACT THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TEAM
Rotary International District 6450, Inc.
400 E. Randolph St., #2305
Chicago, IL 60601
Virtual Office - Voicemail Only:
Please leave message, it will be forwarded to the appropriate leader
The Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450, Inc.
400 E. Randolph St., #2305
Chicago, IL 60601
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