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What: 2nd Annual Rotary District 6420 Benjamin Dover Golf Outing
When: Tuesday, Sept. 13, with 11 a.m. lunch and noon shotgun start
Where: Fairways Golf Course, Rochelle
Format: Regulation Golf -- “Best Ball” Rules
Cost: $80/person (includes lunch, drink tickets, raffle tickets & mulligans)
Host: Rochelle Rotary Club
Proceeds: Benefit “END POLIO NOW” And Youth Programming At Our 2017 District Conference!
Registration: Coming soon under the calendar at Rotary6420.org
Sponsorships available:
  • Gift Sponsors, $75  
  • Hole Sponsors, $100
  • Lunch Sponsor, $750
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor, $500
Contact Chair Eric Christensen, echristensen@rochelleparkdistrict.org 
 
 

 
 
For all of you literary fans...
 
Oregon Rotary Club Presents 20th Annual Mark Twain Day 
5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
On the Deck at Maxson’s Restaurant and Riverboat, Oregon
Proceeds provide coats and boots for children
 
Featuring:
Warren Brown as Mark Twain 
The BackRoads Trio on the Deck 
Jim Kanas on the Boat 
Pig Roast and Riverboat Rides 
 
Cost: $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12; includes meal/beverage and riverboat rides
 
For tickets or more information: Call 815-732-6106 or email oregonilrotary@gmail.com
Tickets also may be purchased at Country Companies, 115 S 4th St., Oregon, or at Maxson’s, 1469 Illinois 2, Oregon; a limited number will be available at the door
 
 

 
 
 
 
Have you seen this video, which premiered at the 2016 Rotary International Assembly?
 
The Rotary Foundation has been improving lives since 1917. Share this piece so that you and others may be inspired in celebrating our centennial year and meeting humanity’s greatest challenges!
 

 
 
 
 
In June 2015, the Rochelle Township High School Interact Club raised $1,000 to purchase a ShelterBox through ShelterBox.org in the hopes of helping a family survive somewhere in the world.
On January 6, 2016, the ShelterBox was deployed to help a family in Korea affected by devastating flooding.
On June 22 the area was finally returned to a livable state.
 
According to Interact Advisor Alison Mercer-Curtis, she received confirmation that the ShelterBox provided by the Interact Club provided shelter and food for a family for six months.
 
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Since ShelterBox was founded, donors like the Interact Club have responded to over 240 disasters and humanitarian crises in more than 90 different countries and provided emergency aid for over 1 million people. 
 
ShelterBox aid is tailored to each disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family; thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.
 
 

 
 
 
Celebrate together in Utica ...
Plan to join the excitement at our District Conference April 28 to 30, 2017, at Starved Rock State Park Lodge and Conference Center.
We'll bring the sounds, cuisine and fun of New Orleans up-river to Utica, Illinois!
A sample of what you can expect:
  • Golf & mini-golf Friday afternoon
  • Dixieland Jazz Friday night
  • Creole and Cajun cuisine all weekend ... and a recipe exchange
  • Youth Leadership Program Saturday
  • Hikes, ghost tours and area sites Saturday afternoon
  • Zydeco music Saturday night
Registration and more details to come on our website; call 815-667-4211 for room & cabin reservations.
     
 
... And celebrate together in Atlanta
The Rotary Foundation is turning 100! 
Let’s celebrate together in the city where it all began in 1917. 
The Rotary Convention travels to Atlanta June 10-14, 2017. 
We’ll look back proudly over a century of “doing good in the world” — and look ahead to the challenges Rotary will tackle in the century to come.
It promises to be the best and biggest party in a hundred years!
Register now and save: Sign up before Dec. 15 for early savings at www.riconvention.org.
 
Represent 6420! The latest numbers are in….
  • Number registered: 43
  • Goal: 50
  • Stretch goal: 75 (from our 1,756 members in 48 clubs; tools and ideas to promote attendance can be found here)
 
 

 
 
"Harvard Community Garden -- Feeding Each Other, Growing Together"
 
 
 
This project, shared at the 2016 D6420 Conference, has the distinct honor and pleasure of being a featured District Community Project for Rotary International.
 
Here's a sample of what eight Harvard club members have done over four years (via a 10-second time-lapse video) to help a community come together around feeding, growing, friendship and the future.
 
Harvard's project will be part of a District Community Grant video seen by Rotary clubs around the world. Awesome! Stay tuned....
 
 

 
 
If you are your club’s Foundation chair or president (OK, presidents-elect are welcome, too), this event is especially for you. 
 
It is scheduled from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, just preceding the Foundation Dinner (social hour begins at 5 p.m.) 
 
We hope that pairing these two events will encourage you to attend both. Special guests PDGs Chris and Penny Offer from District 5040 will be with us for the entire afternoon and evening so we can take advantage of their wisdom.  
 
There will be no charge for attending. 
 
In addition, we hope many of you will remain for the dinner and include a guest. 
 
If we know in advance that guests/spouses will be attending and that it is more convenient for you both to arrive at the same time (such as 3 p.m.), we will work on planning an activity for those not attending the roundtable.
 
More details will be forthcoming.  
 
Ruth Lee, DRFCC 2016-2018
PDG 2013-2014
 

 
 
Greetings Rotarians!
 
Our district’s year-end report is just in from Rotary International.
 
First, the good news. We exceeded both our Annual Fund and PolioPlus goals for 2015-16. Our clubs collectively set an Annual Fund goal of $126,018, and we invested $138,439. Our PolioPlus goal was $23,012 and we invested $37,363. In addition, $39,243 was committed to the Endowment Fund (our highest previous total was $8,387 the year before). Job very well done in relation to our goals.
 
Now, a bit of reality. The Annual Fund goal for 2015-16 of $126,016 was almost $20,000 below our goal in 2013-14, which we didn’t achieve.
 
Investing in the Foundation between those two years was almost equal.
 
Investing in 2014-15 was very low at $120,634. As you know, those figures are key in determining how much money is available in District Designated Funds to support our scholars and district grants. We had seven non-giving clubs this past year.
 
It is important to note that our per capita giving increased to $76.14, a good thing, but the increase was due to decreased membership, a bad thing. Membership does matter!
 
 
 
 
 
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