Posted by Al Anile

Guest Speaker Rotary District 6440 2020-2021 Governor Lyle Staab
September 1st was our district governor Lyle Staab Annual Visit via Zoom. As customary, this a time when the district governor discusses club's goals and expectations, and shares information about the District and Rotary in general.
Following are some of the info he shared:
2020-2021 Opportunities / Emphasis D6440
Increase number of Rotarians in our District. The District will work hard at adding new clubs and new club models appealing to new audiences.
Assist clubs in raising more money. Facilitate collaboration, sharing of best practice, adoption of better tools.

Rotary International President Holger's key messages 

1. The district will be actively at work creating new, innovative club models and will need your support. Help us expand our
reach by creating a satellite club and forming a community-based Rotaract club.
2. Host at least one strategic meeting each year to set and pursue a vision.
3. Select new members carefully. Make sure they are a good fit with your club and that their expectations are met. Engage them.
4. Donate to End Polio Now and host a World Polio Day event in October.

Rotary Vision Statement

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Polio Remains A Priority – and We Must Recover
Total Cases
Wild Polio Virus
Circulating Vaccine-derived poliovirus
In Endemic Countries
In Non-Endemic Countries
Lyle Staab is a member of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods. He has served his Club as President, Chair of its Charitable Fund, Membership Chair, and for three years as Director of the Rotary Race for Charity. At the District level, Lyle has been as an Assistant Governor, serves on the Visioning team, and helped organize the Foundation Centennial Event. He led a Friendship Exchange team to India that participated in a Subnational Immunization Day, and has traveled to Guatemala and Panama with service teams. Lyle has a strong commitment to our Youth Programs, serving as District Youth Service Advisor, chairing the Youth Assembly committee, and serving as co-chair for a multidistrict Rotary Model UN.
Lyle retired in late 2012 from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, having led manufacturing operations in the US and Europe. (His first Rotary Club was Dublin Fingal in Ireland.) Lyle earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and a finance degree from Fort Hays State University, where he is a trustee of the FHSU Foundation and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for its Robbins School of Business and Entrepreneurship. He was also a director of the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation, and a frequent speaker and competition judge at its events.
Lyle and Ann Marie moved to the Chicago area in 2008 – their thirteenth move since getting married, including two foreign assignments. Their three adult children live in California, Illinois and Missouri, and they adore their granddaughter. Ann Marie gardens while Lyle plays (some but not enough) golf. They love to travel. Lyle and Ann Marie are Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris Society, and members of the Bequest Society.