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What if you had the opportunity to host a reception for Rotary International President John Germ of USA, President-Elect Ian Riseley of Australia, President-Nominee Sam Owori of Uganda, VP Jennifer Jones of Canada, and all the RI Directors? WE DO!  
 
Our three Northern Illinois Rotary Districts will play host to them all, and more, the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at RI Headquarters in Evanston! Events will begin with HQ tours from 1-3 pm, followed by a joint presentation of "The ABCs of Rotary" at 3 pm, and "THE RECEPTION OF RECEPTIONS"  at 4:30 pm. Those wishing to stay for the evening may do so; a block of rooms will be reserved nearby. 
 

Register at http://rotary6440.org/event/abcs-of-rotary/  as a Guests and indicate our District number and your club name and District Office in the Comments section of the registration form. Cost is $25.00

2-3 pm Rotary International Headquarters tours
3-5 pm ABC's of Rotary
5:30 pm Reception hosted by Northern Illinois Rotary (Districts 6420, 6440 and 6450.
Cost:including ABCs of Rotary booklet: $25.
Space limited to 187 first-registered.  ONLY those registered for the ABCs Program will be permitted entry to the Reception. 

Our guests will include Rotary International President John Germ of USA, President-Elect Ian Riseley of Australia, President-Nominee Sam Owori of Uganda, VP Jennifer Jones of Canada,  all the RI Directors, and many RI top staff members!

Some of us may wish to hang around for dinner nearby rather than fighting traffic home. For those wishing to stay the night there is a block of rooms reserved for us nearby as well. 

 District Governor Scott Shore extends thanks to District 6440 Gov. Rick Rivkin for putting this plan into gear!  

For the latest in District Directory listings, updated Dec. 1, go to www.rotary6420.org >> Member Access >> Documents >> Documents (again!) and you will see the Directory -- broken now in three parts and all yours -- FREE for District and Club use only. 
 
Please report further updates or corrections to DGScott6420@gmail.com.
 
Rotary.org will have limited access Dec. 3 to 5 for membership database work.
 
This will temporarily prevent registering for Atlanta, making contributions or accessing Rotary Club Central. News & content will still be available.
 
 
 
Rotary International has created a fabulous video (password is Rotary123) featuring the Harvard Rotary Club and its stewardship of a community garden that benefits many. 
 
The Harvard club has funded the seeds, plants and supplies for the Harvard Community Garden for the past five years and has received Rotary Foundation District Grants for various purposes to help the garden and the Harvard Food Pantry become a success. 

Rotarians work with the University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardeners of McHenry County along with community volunteers to produce fresh vegetables for the Harvard Food Pantry. Without the expertise and passion of the master gardeners, the garden would not be the success it has become.
 
 
 
You may see one of these if you're driving toward Chicago! 
 
Our Northern Illinois Rotary alliance -- Districts 6420, 6440 and 6450 -- is proudly presenting a series of billboards featuring "Rotary In Action" and directing viewers to NorthernIllinoisRotary.org.
 
 
 
Moline Rotary invites us to join the party at Augustana on Wednesday, Dec. 7, as the college celebrates Rotary Night at that game.
 
The Augie Vikings will take on the Wheaton Thunder. At halftime, Moline Rotary will host a reception on the second floor. Admission is free for Rotarians and family. Game time is 7 p.m., so get your "cheer" on for the home team -- and for ROTARY!
 
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Please participate by webinar or phone in our Annual Mid-Year Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11.
 
Who should attend: Presidents, Presidents-Elect and Assistant Governors. But all district Rotarians can join in if they wish!
 
Agenda: Setting and achieving specific goals for President's Citation, Governor's Citation and District Awards -- EVERYONE qualifies... but how?! We will also give highlights of what's coming up in 6420!
 
Questions or Comments? Submit to DGScott6420@gmail.com, and they will be answered by email and/or during the webinar if beneficial for all concerned! 
 
Goal: EVERY Club is to be "present" by (at least) your current President and President-Elect.
 
Register to receive information on how to log in or call in.
 
"See" you there !
December = Club Elections! Have you served as a Board Member of your Club? If so, you know the importance of leadership and the opportunity you have to help guide your Club in both fellowship and service! 
 
For those wanting the constitutional details: The Standard Rotary Club Constitution provides that Club Officers shall minimally include the immediate past, present and next Club President, Club Secretary, Treasurer and Sergeant-at-Arms. The Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws further provide that elections be held by Dec. 31 for officers and board members who will take office next July 1st
 
Incoming Presidents are reminded of President-Elect Training, including District Orientation the morning of Feb. 18 at Kish College, and Midwest PETS in Itasca March 3-5. Pres-Elects are pre-paid for both; Clubs should consider sponsoring your Pres-Nominee to also attend Midwest PETS! 

 
 
 
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