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District 6450

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The District Board of Directors Seeks Proposals
for District Office Management and Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Admin Officer - Request for Proposals

Chief Admin Officer - RFP Timeline and Description

Training Opportunities

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?


Paul Harris Fellow Points Matching Challenge for any new donations made or pledged to The Rotary Foundation

Donations to the Rotary Foundation can get a match of points by the District. We want to help you reach that next Paul Harris Fellow level. Donate by December 31, 2019.
Make donation to Annual Fund between 9/1/19 and 12/31/19.  After The Rotary Foundation processes your donation and records it, you will receive normal PHF Recognition points from Foundation at that time.   Then, after your donation is recorded, District 6450 will arrange the matching PHF Recognition points transfer from our generous angel donors. This may take 30 days or so before The Rotary Foundation awards you with the matching points. 
Important to note, that your check, credit card donation must be received by 12/31.  If you donate through your club treasurer its important that the club process those donations and submit with payment before 12/31 to be eligible.    The district has a fixed amount of points to match donations (40,000), so first come first serve.  Donate today! 

D6450 and D6440 the Indoor Rides To End Polio in Chicagoland which combined raised about $7,000 for polio eradication. In addition to the funds raised, it was heartwarming to have 60 riders from 12 different Rotary clubs in the Chicago all riding Indoors in 3 different locations at the same time in winter. It shows the what cross district collaboration can do in Rotary and sets the stage for a bigger Indoor Ride event in 2020.


Barrington Indoor Ride 2019: 30+ riders and $5,000+ raised

    1. Thanks to DG Suzanne Gibson, Rotarian Jennifer Lucas and the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club there were 30 riders and over $5000 raised!
    2. The Barrington Breakfast Club had held an Indoor Ride in 2018 and had 12 riders and about $3,000. So this year they nearly doubled it!
    3. The second picture is from Barrington and features DG Suzanne Gibson, her husband Rotarian Mark Gibson and RI Staff Kris Tsau and Masa Kato

Evanston Indoor Ride 2019: 19 riders and $756 raised

    1. Thanks to Club President Scott Daniels (Rotary Club Glenview), the Evanston clubs and RI staff we had 19 riders and raised $756.
    2. The third picture is from Evanston ride and features John Hewko and Marga Hewko and RI staff (Courtney Drew, Scott Daniels, Jean Saunders)

Naperville Indoor Ride 2019:

    1. Thanks to Club President Heather and the Rotary Club Naperville-After Dark we had 12 riders and raised $1,205.
    2. See the fourth picture attached for the Naperville Ride
    3. We were blessed that, to our surprise, a local TV station in Naperville came in to do a segment after seeing the event out on the Eventbrite website. Here is the link, please post, if possible:


Activities open to all Rotarians and guests.  Take Action.  

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 

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(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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