Illinois Rotary Day

TO ALL CLUB PRESIDENTS

A proclamation will be signed by the Governor of the State of Illinois proclaiming February 23, 2012, as ILLINOIS ROTARY DAY.

Each District Governor is requesting that each of their Clubs help celebrate this Illinois Rotary day by performing a Service Project, place Rotary articles in local Media outlets and Celebrate Rotary Service to Its Community and the World.

Celebrate your local Projects and especially Celebrate Rotary’s success with the Program to eradicate Polio. My Home Club, Effingham “Noon” will be celebrating by doing a full days program with “Meals on Wheels”.

Thank you, DG Ron Schettler

By |January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Illinois Rotary Day

Rotary Leadership Training

Everyone is invited to this Rotary Leadership training. Please find attached the registration links, schedule for the day and directions to the classroom.

Want more information regarding RLI? Check out their home page  http://www.hoa-rli.com/

By |January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rotary Leadership Training

The Monticello Rotary Club Invites You to Its Annual

Valentines Charity Ball
The Charity Ball will be held Saturday, February 11th starting at 6pm, with a cost of $50 per person.
This Gala Event is being held at the Historical Allerton Mansion in Monticello, benefiting the “BackPack Program” feeding at risk children in our schools.
Auction Items Include: Time Shares, Illini Tickets, Art Work, Jewelry, Gourmet Dinners and much more!!
Tickets are available at CF&H Insurance, State Farm Insurance or by contacting Patty Woodham at 762-3330.
(more…)

By |January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Monticello Rotary Club Invites You to Its Annual

Join District 6490 to Walk or Run to End Polio Now!

Please join us on April 27th o r 28th in Champaign-Urbana to participate in the Illinois Marathon events.  You may run or walk the 5k or 10k, or you may run the half or full-marathon.   Each participant is asked to raise $500 for The Rotary Foundation for the End Polio Now campaign.  You are guaranteed the lowest entrance fee for this event when you register through us.  For $20 you will receive a special edition Illinois-Marathon-Rotary-End Polio Now-long sleeved Sport-Tek shirt. We want all Rotarians to wear this shirt during the event to promote Rotary and our fight against polio

(more…)

By |January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join District 6490 to Walk or Run to End Polio Now!

Deadline for the next Rotary newsletter is FEBRUARY 29.

Please make sure your members’ e-mail addresses and other pertinent information are up to date on the district web site. The district newsletter and other important notices from district officers will go only to those whose e-mail addresses are correctly listed within your club’s directory on the district web site.

Please send all news/photos for the district newsletter to me at Billphyl@aol.com .

Thanks

Bill Wills
District 6490 Newsletter editor

To download and view the attachment, please click on the link below:
February 2012 newsletter.pdf

By |January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deadline for the next Rotary newsletter is FEBRUARY 29.

January 26, 2012 Newsletter

Announcements (courtesy of the stylish, striped-tie-wearing Allan Penwell)

Tod Satterthwaite is our newest member, and he introduced himself to our club.  He’s a Uni grad but is just now finishing up his bachelor’s.  In the meantime Todd has owned Todd & John’s, was in the Peace Corps for two years, and was mayor of Urbana for 12 years.  Since being mayor, his sister and he have owned the concessions, Kickapoo Landing, at Kickapoo State Park.  Welcome Tod!

Program

Our speaker last Thursday was Bobbi Scholze who is the chair of the Health Professions department at Parkland.

(more…)

By |January 31st, 2012|Newsletter|Comments Off on January 26, 2012 Newsletter

Rotary Leadership Training

You are all invited to the RLI training scheduled for Saturday,            February 18, 2012, in Decatur. I have included the Agenda for each of the three sessions for that day, so that you can see what is being offered.  Also attached is an updated RLI Brochure.  RLI will increase your knowledge of Rotary, enhance your leadership skills, and it’s fun too!   I encourage you to register as soon as possible.February 10th is the deadline for registration, mainly, so that we can get the packets prepared and notify the caterer of a head count.  If  their are members that would like to attend last minute, we can accommodate that, as well.  Please have the members go to

(more…)

By |January 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rotary Leadership Training

Rotary District 6490 Alumni Association Fundraiser

This event Dinner and Dancing the night away Brazilian style is only 5 days away. Send an email to confirm your spots to President Jonathan Cox (alumni association) at  jwc3@hotmail.com or me and if you cannot make it  please support this Rotary District 6490 Alumni Association Fundraiser for the Cancel Hospital of Londrina.

OLA! District 6490 Rotarians! PASS IT ON TO YOUR CLUB MEMBERS TODAY (VIA EMAIL OR CLUB RUNNER) AS IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR IF THEY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS COMING EVENT!

(more…)

By |January 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rotary District 6490 Alumni Association Fundraiser

RYLA information for anyone interested in attending or being a speaker.

Hi, I am Tiffany DeSpain and I am serving as chair of RYLA. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Savoy and am happy to say we have a committee of Rotarians from several clubs working in collaboration to put together a fantastic three-year curriculum for the RYLA participants. Some of the topics this year will be interviewing (learn skills to interview first), resume building, finance and budgets, diversity and inclusion programs, organization and time management, public speaking, conflict resolution and more. We will be needing volunteers from the different clubs that weekend; some to help facilitate the activities with the committee, and we will also need speakers on some of the above topics. If anyone from your club is interested in helping, please have them contact me at this email. The activities that will take place will be related to the topics the speakers present about.

(more…)

By |January 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RYLA information for anyone interested in attending or being a speaker.

To: All District 6490 Rotarians

 Good afternoon,

Thank you for your efforts in the polio eradication effort.  As I shared with you in an earlier email, three important events occurred recently:

1.  We reached and succeed the $200 million Challenge from the Gates Foundation five and one-half months early!

2.  In honor of that, the Gates Foundation awarded us an additional $50 million, not as a matching grant, but an outright contribution!

3.  We celebrated one year without a reported case of polio in India!

We are more that “almost there!”  We are on the brink!!!  But, please remember, it will be three years after the last reported case of polio before the world is declared polio free.  We still have three endemic countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.  So, we have not fully completed our mission and fulfilled our promise.  There is still work to be done!

Thank you so very much for your concern and commitment to all the world as well as to your district!

Barbara Finley

Zone 31 $200 Million Challenge Coordinator

111 Pine Forest Lane

Fordyce, AR   71742

 

 Subject:  Rotary Communique Jan 2012

By |January 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To: All District 6490 Rotarians