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Seeking candidates for Governor for Rotary Year 2022-2023
Deadline for submission of application is November 9, 2019, interviews with the committee November 23.
Governor Nominating Committee Information - Resources and Guidelines

Training Opportunities

Annual Fall Training
Sign up now. Plan to arrive by 8:00 AM and get the most from this must see training event.
October 26, 2019
District Fall Training

Attention enthusiastic Rotarians! ONE ROTARY SUMMIT joins together Rotarians to exchange ideas on energizing and boosting your clubs for growth, service and public interaction. Rotarians are Leaders! Engage fresh new thinking and take home hands-on tools to strengthen membership, public image and involvement in Rotary Foundation programs.
December 7, 2019
8:30 - 12:30 PM
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills
No Charge, Must be Pre-Registered

Rotary Foundation News


 During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world. The Rotary Foundation impacts communities through our grants program, which offers two offers two opportunities for funding:

District Grants
–  fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

        How it works: Districts may use up to 50% of their District Designated Fund, based on the amount of DDF generated from a District’s Annual Fund giving three years prior, including Endowment Fund earnings.

Global Grants
– fund large-scale international activities with sustainable and measurable results that support Rotary’s six areas of focus. Activities include humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams.  

How it works: The minimum budget for a global grant project is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched 100% and cash is matched at 50%.

As a Rotarian, you are eligible to participate in any one of these programs. Which one interests you?


Foundation Roadshows:   Our Rotary Foundation is Coming to You! 14 Roadshows have been scheduled and are underway around the District. What an amazing opportunity we have as Rotarians to Do Good in the World! Learn how our contributions to the World’s Greatest Foundation are making a difference locally and globally through projects WE develop. Paul Harris Fellow Points Matching Challenge for any new donations made or pledged to The Rotary

Foundation at the Roadshows!

Grants Update: We congratulate the Chicago World Nations and Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary Clubs as their excellent global grant applications were approved for submission to The Rotary Foundation. Chicago World Nations is developing a project for a Therapeutic Sensory Gymnasium on the south side of Chicago with the Rotary Club of Guadalajara. Chicago Heights-Park Forest is developing a project for Toilet Blocks for Girls in Schools in India with the Rotary Club of Baroda, India.

World Polio Day: Rotary has made tremendous progress in the fight to end polio. With your help, we’ve reduced worldwide cases by 99.9 percent since 1988. We still have important work to do to address challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan — the remaining countries where the wild poliovirus continues to paralyze children.

On this World Polio Day, 24 October, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio. Here are a few ways you can make an impact:

  • Raise awareness: Watch 5 Ways to End Polio with your club to learn more about the importance of ending polio and what you can do to help End Polio Now.
  • Start a conversation: Like our End Polio Now Facebook page for polio updates and live events, and create a Facebook fundraiser to help us End Polio Now.
  • Host an event: This World Polio Day, you can host an event, attend a local event, or tune in to our World Polio Day Online Global Update.
  • Fundraise: Emphasize that thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, contributions from your members to PolioPlus will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.

World Polio Day is a time for Rotary members all over the world to gather, recognize our progress, and get ready to eradicate polio. However your club contributes this World Polio Day, we appreciate your leadership in taking action to help End Polio Now.
Join the worldwide activities.  Download the Toolkit


Foundation Dinner: Celebrating the Heart of Rotary: Our Rotary Foundation will be held November 14 from 6:00-8:30 pm at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park with special guest Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. It will be a night of inspiration, celebration and a call to action for all Rotarians. Early Bird ticket prices are $50, and will be eligible for a cash prize drawing at the dinner. Online registration is open!  The Rotary Foundation Dinner - 11/14/2019  


A Donor-Advised Fund has been set up for disaster relief through the Rotary Foundation - Rotary District 7680 DAF No. 574, for the benefit of the Bahamas.

The District 6450 Board has authorized making a lead gift of $5,000 for hurricane Dorian disaster relief, with $2,500 going to ShelterBox and $2,500 going to The Rotary Foundation DAF, Rotary District 7680 DAF No. 574, for the benefit of the Bahamas.

For your convenience, the Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450 will accept donations for disaster relief through its Charitable Foundation, and all funds collected will be distributed 50% to ShelterBox and 50% to the Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund benefiting the Bahamas.    Checks can be submitted to:

The Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450,Inc.

P.O.Box 5290  River Forest, IL 60305


Instruction sheet for a donation to the DAF. Dorian Disaster Relief DAF Instructions
ShelterBox USA:

Online donations:Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Fund

Dorian Disaster Relief


Activities open to all Rotarians and guests.  Take Action.  

Rotary Action Group on Alzheimers - Walk - 10/26/2019

Chicago Lithuanians Haunted Oak 5K Run - 10/27/2019

Annual Charity Gala - Chicago Northwest - 11/1/2019

Veterans Stand Down Day - Set Up - 11/14/2019


Click on Date for Full Details. See District Events & Calendar For All Annual Activities and Meetings. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Step up and volunteer for district board committees and various operations committees and task forces.
Visit the Directory / Leadership Rosters for examples of committees and let Governor debi know of your interest.


Rotary International 
District 6450, Inc.
401 William Street
P.O. Box 5290

River Forest, IL 60305-5290 

Virtual Office - Voicemail Only:

Please leave message, it will be forwarded to the appropriate leader
(312) 857-6450

The Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450, Inc.
401 William Street
P.O. Box 5290
River Forest, IL 60305-5290

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