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Director - Community & Vocational Service
Director - International Service
Director - Club Service
Director - New Generations Service
Director at Large
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Dear Rotarians, 
We, at The Salvation Army, are grateful for the wonderful blessing the Downtown Rotary Club has been in partnering with us in Doing The Most Good in Springfield and Sangamon County!  Need knows no season, and we know that the Christmas season brings its own joys and challenges to each individual, family, business, and organization.  That is why it means so much that you choose to make The Red Kettle Campaign effort a priority.  Please know that your extra time, compassion, generosity, and work do not go unnoticed or unappreciated! We truly cannot do all the good we do without your partnership!

Thanks to your wonderful support, the Kettle Campaign effort alone raised about 20% of our 2016 budget needs!  That’s right, because of your contributions—all of which are valuable—we raised over $185,000 at our kettles this past Christmas season.  These funds will greatly help us to provide much-needed services throughout the year!  These “little acts of mercy” show the world the gentle care and love of God in our hurting world!    

Because of your help, we can declare war on the things that keep many people from knowing the love of God in a broken and sin-sick world.  We can “come through” for those in need because you are our partner in this fight, standing side by side with us.  We know that you are motivated to action because you understand that needs left unmet can lead to deeper despair and hopelessness.

God bless the faithful members of the Downtown Rotary Club of Springfield as you continue to be faithful to all He calls you to do and to be!

Saved to Serve,

Assistant Stephen Keasling 
Kettle Coordinator



On February 22, the club celebrated the accomplishments of the Rotary International Foundation.  Eight Past District Governors and the current leadership team from District 6460 joined our Master of Ceremonies Rod Buffington and past Rotary International Director Bob Stuart in this annual event.  Special guest, Rotary International Director Elect Greg Yank, spoke to the club and reminded everyone of the impact that the Foundation, our foundation, has on our local communities and the world.
It was announced that the Rotary Club of Springfield has once again achieved the distinction of having 100% of its' members recognized as Paul Harris Fellows and donors to the Rotary International Foundation.  A number of members were recognized for their efforts on behalf of the foundation.

Congratulations Rod Buffington

Rod Buffington, long time member of the Rotary Club of Springfield, has been presented with the prestigious Rotary International Service Above Self award.  Only 150 of Rotary's 1.3 million members can receive this award in a given year.  Rod was recognized for his consistent efforts on behalf of Rotary projects that have helped many people in Central Illinois and elsewhere.   Pictured here presenting the award are Greg Yank, Rotary International Director Elect, Rod Buffington, Rosemary Buffington, District Governor Steve Hopper and Past Rotary International Director Bob Stuart.

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Meeting Information

Downtown Rotary
Mondays 5pm - 7pm
Business Meeting
at 5:30pm
Maldaner's Restaurant
222 South 6th Street 
at Capitol Avenue
2nd floor
Aug 08, 2016
District 6460 Governor Tony Williams
District Governor's Official Visit