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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 6450, Inc.

The BOARD OF DIRECTORS – set policy and give overall guidance for district service to clubs; made up of 11 directors; 5 at large and 7 by virtue of position i.e. DG, DGE, DGN, Immediate PDG, Treasurer, Secretary.  The DGDesignate may fill an at large position.

 
The board has a few standing committees: Finance, Foundation, Audit, Board Nominating and District Governor Nomination.  Special task forces may be established.

The constitution and bylaws for the district are set via business meetings of member clubs.  An annual meeting is held at the district conference and other business meetings may be called from time to time, including resolutions using electronic media.

 

The balance of the work is through the District Leadership Team and District Services Team.  The governor, as CEO, manages these team leaders who are implementing the boards policy and services of the district. 

 
 


DISTRICT 6450 OFFICERS
 
Governor 2019-2020: debi Ross (Orland Park)
Secretary: Conor Gee (ROTARY/One)
Treasurer: Bret Mitchell (Joliet)
Governor 2020-2021: Chuck Corrigan (Naperville Downtwon)
Governor 2021-2022: Jane Hopkins (Joliet)
Chief Administrative Officer: David Phelps (ROTARY/One)




 debi A. Ross District Governor 2019-2020
 

 

debi A. Ross  (yes, that’s a lower case “d”)

 

debi has been a member of the Orland Park Rotary club since 2004 and held the office of President in 2012.  While a member of the Orland Park Club, debi served as Club Secretary, Treasurer, Community Service Chair and the club’s one and only Centennial Float Chair.  She partnered with other members to introduce EarlyAct and Interact to the Club.  While President she was awarded District President of the Year.  In 2014 debi served as District 6450 Membership Chair and was awarded Rotarian of the Year.  Her role as District Governor begins July 1, 2019 and concludes June 30, 2020.  Most recently, debi has created empowerLEADERS, a morning of Leadership, Mentorship and Scholarship for High School Seniors,  College Students, and returning learners, to showcase Rotary’s message of leadership for and empowerment of young people.  

 

debi is a Paul Harris Fellow plus 4.

 

In 1997 debi struck out on her own with the creation of Inside Looks and Special Looks.  Inside Looks is an al-a-carte design firm.  debi and her team provide residential, commercial, healthcare, institutional and contract interiors.  Her company provides furnishings, draperies and accessories as well as remodeling and construction services for clients in the Chicagoland area, Southwest Michigan, Southeast Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida.  Inside looks has been recognized as one of the Top Ten design firms for the Arlington Heights design center and was recently recognized by LUXlife (a digital luxury lifestyle publication) as a “Leading Designer for 2019”.  HOUZZ has recognized Inside Looks for outstanding customer service.

 

debi coordinates the Art and Environment Committee at St. Francis of Assisi in Orland Park where she has also served on the Parish Pastoral Council, Bereavement Committee and Human Concerns Commission, and created the Catholic Charities at St. Francis Committee.  debi has been recognized by Monsignor Boland for her work with Catholic Charities and was awarded the Bishop Quarter Award by Francis Cardinal George.  She is also a member of the Lumen Cordium Society of the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

 

In 2017 debi served as the President of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce.  She has served as a Chamber Ambassador, was the Chairwoman of the Ambassadors Committee, an Ambassador of the Year and Member of the Year.  debi has also been a member of BNI, The Connection Network and is an Honorary member of the Orland Park Kiwanis Club.  She is a 22-year resident of Orland Park. 



Chuck Corrigan District Governor 2020-2021


Chuck and his wife, Mary, are members of the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, where Chuck was a charter member. He is a member of the Paul Harris Society, and is a Paul Harris Fellow, plus 5. He has served the District as an Assistant Governor, Grants Subcommittee Chair, and District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, and is now the District Governor Nominee, to serve as Governor in 2020-21.

 


Chuck  graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics, and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served on the Law Review. He has been selected as a Leading Illinois Attorney, and enjoys the highest rating available nationally for both skill and ethics as evaluated by Martindale-Hubbell Publishing. 

Chuck has over thirty years of experience in a broad variety of business and civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, including its trial bar, the Illinois Supreme Court, and all trial and appellate level courts in Illinois. He is a partner in the distinguished Naperville law firm of Dommermuth Cobine West Gensler Philipchuck Corrigan & Bernhard, Ltd.

Chuck has been actively involved as a leader in the Naperville community, where he and Mary have raised their five children. He has served as past president of the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, the West Suburban Irish, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and the Naperville Jaycees. He has served as Executive Director of Naperville’s Last Fling, and was a member of the Naperville Riverwalk Commission.

Jane Hopkins District Governor 2021-2022

Jane Hopkins has been a member of the Rotary Club of Joliet since 1999. In that time, she served as President in 2009-2010, director, and chair of numerous committees. On the district level, she has served as District Trainer, District Conference Chair, Assistant District Governor, member of the District Grants Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors.
Jane is a founding member of the Rotary Southwest Leadership Council, bringing a regional group of Rotary clubs together to collaborate and support multi-club fundraising events. This group sponsored a minor league baseball event multiple years, raising money for End Polio Now and encourages networking and cooperation between local clubs and the community. This, along with many other behind the scenes activities led to her being named Rotarian of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
Jane has worked as a Realtor for the last 17 years in Joliet, Illinois, including being elected to the Three Rivers Association of Realtors Board of Directors. She has also spent many years working with local community organizations, ranging from service as a board member of Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, president of the Will County Union of Kings Daughters and Sons, president of Childerguild, and member of Holly Club. Her community involvement involves being a founding member of the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence, serving on the Joliet Area Historical Museum Development Committee, and the Joliet Area Historical Museum Prison Coalition, the guiding organization in the reopening and revitalization of the Old Joliet Prison for historical and educational preservation.
Jane’s family includes husband Paul, two daughters - Rebecca, and Amy (a second generation Rotarian with Chicago Lakeview), and numerous transient puppies through her work as a foster for Help Save Pets an animal welfare society. When not serving her community, she is an avid seamstress and fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.


 

 


  
DISTRICT INCORPORATION
Incorporation of the District was Ratified by the Board of Directors on January 10, 2010 and Submitted to Rotary International, who subsequently approved.

 

100% of District 6450 Member Clubs approved incorporation, the inaugural constitution and bylaws on December 4, 2010.


DOCUMENTS

 
 
DISTRICT AFFILIATIONS

Midwest PETS, Central States Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Visioning Institute, Paul & Jean Harris Home Foundation, Paul Harris Memorial, The Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450, Inc., Northern Illinois Rotary Alliance and Rotary Zone 29 (see map below)



MAILING ADDRESS/CONTACT INFO

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

(312) 857-6450
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Rotary Zone 29 partners with Zone 25B for Leadership Training