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We have learned that two great ways to assist in the recovery are donations to one group that will provide immediate help – ShelterBox, and to a Donor-Advised Fund 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.  
Many of these events are still seeking volunteers to assist with onsite activities.

Rotary Action Group for Diabetes - 9/21/2019

Beverly Art Walk - Paul Harris Home - 9/21/2019

Peace Day in Chicago - 9/23/2019

Rotary Club of Bolingbrook’s Mini Golf Classic - 9/26/2019

Charity Craft Beer Tasting - 9/26/2019

Meson Sabika Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort - 10/1/2019

25th running of the Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic - 10/6/2019

2nd Annual Coffin Race - Lockport - 10/12/2019

Tinley Park-Frankfort Trivia Night - 10/17/2019

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

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

Youth Exchange
Do you know youth who would benefit and be interested in
spending a high school year visiting another club.
Promote the Information Meeting.
Chicagoland Rotary Relief for Victims of
Hurricane Dorian

Naperville Rotary Charities and Meson Sabika/Tapas Valencia
Teamed up - all proceeds from October 1 will go to
Red Cross to help Hurricane Victims.

Reservations for October 1 Rotary/Hurricane Fundraiser - all day 
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Rotary Youth
Leadership Awards
School's starting soon. Get all the information and forms
for enrolling youth from your community in RYLA.
Oct 11-14, 2019
Holiday Home Camp in Williams Bay, WI
Cost to the Rotary Clubs per registration is $335, payment must accompany registration.
Registration deadline is October 1.
As a Rotarian, if you want to see what RYLA’s all about join us on Saturday night for the Reality Store.
See here for more detailsRYLA
Chicagoland Rotary Veterans Coat Drive
Donate coats and help with set up and/or distribution.

Set Up - 11/14
Distribution - 2nd Shift -11/15

World Polio Day
October 24, 2019
Join the worldwide activities.

District Holiday Party and Service Project
Save the date for the evening of December 19th.


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 8:15 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

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary. It is a non-profit that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world. Its sole mission is to support the efforts of Rotarians through Rotary’s mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian and educational programs in your back yard and around the globe.

Thank you for supporting The Rotary Foundation and its work!

Foundation Roadshow
s:   Our Rotary Foundation is Coming to You! 14 Roadshows are being scheduled around the District starting this week. 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 are off to an exciting year with 19 District Clubs sponsoring Global Grants in 17 countries around the world: USA, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, India, Lithuania, Slovakia, UK. We congratulate the following Sponsor Clubs for new global grants recently approved by The Rotary Foundation: Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast for “EmceeSkool-Building Community Peace Ambassadors Using Spoken Word (Chicago)” and Rotary Club of Darien for “Simple School for Quimistan (Honduras)” We are excited that 4 more global grants sponsored by our Clubs have been submitted for approval and many more are being developed. What an extraordinary effort to transform many lives thanks to our members and the matching funds from The Rotary Foundation!

Global Grants Management Seminar: October 5 from 9:30 am – 12 pm at Primera in Lisle. If your club is considering doing a Global Grant this year, we strongly encourage you and your team to come to the Global Grants Management Seminar. The training will cover: the Global Grants process, new requirements and guidelines, how to use the Grant Center, developing "reverse" global grants for local projects, your specific grants questions. 
We invite global grant teams, clubs interested in funding global grants, international service committee members, foundation chairs, club officers, district leaders and ANYONE who wants to Do Good in the World to participate. EVERYONE is invited to this FREE program!

Polio Update: As of August 21, 2019, it has been three years since a child in Nigeria was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This means that the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region could be certified as wild poliovirus-free as soon as mid-2020. Along with Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners and the Nigerian government, the immunization and disease detection systems have been strengthened, and we are now reaching more children than ever in some of the hardest-to-reach places in Nigeria.

World Polio Day: World Polio Day, October 24, 2019, 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. We are delighted to welcome 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   

Calendar of Events

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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. 

Upcoming Events

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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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