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 (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 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.
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,
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
MAILING ADDRESS/CONTACT INFO
Rotary International District 6450, Inc.
401 William Street, P.O. Box 5290
River Forest, IL 60305-5290
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