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In this bonus April 2017 edition...
 
 
 
 
 
Get ready to head to Atlanta! And don't miss Der Biergarten!
 
 
Is Georgia on your mind? The 2017 Rotary International Convention is June 10-14 in Atlanta as we celebrate the birth of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Register at RIConvention.org to join the mega-party.
 
If you are going, you might want to register for a before-you-go webinar at 11 a.m. May 11. Learn what to pack, how to get around and how to use the mobile app, for example.
 
And say "ja" to this convention event when you're there: A District 6420 gathering! Join DG Scott & Adriane Shore for a draft and a laugh at Der Biergarten from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12. 
 
RSVP by June 1 to DGScott6420@gmail.com
 
 
Clubs to elect COL rep at district conference
There will be a brief election at the beginning of Saturday morning’s second session at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, during this year's Rotary District Conference, to select our district’s next representative on the Rotary Tri-annual Council on Legislation – creating the rules of the road for Rotary Clubs world-wide.
 
We have three candidates, all qualified by their past service as District Governor (alphabetically): Elise Cadigan, Bob Hammon and Shannon Scheffel.
 
You can access their bios by signing into the Member Area of rotary6420.org and then go to "DOCUMENTS" and hit "DOCUMENTS" again to access the files in the Council on Legislation Bios folder. Or you can be directed by clicking their names above.
 
Your club gets as many electors as are present at the time of voting, but not more than 1 per 0-25 members, and 1 additional elector per additional 25 members or majority thereof. The club’s vote(s) are cast for a single candidate, so if you will have more than one elector present, they may wish to caucus or discuss within your club ahead of time who will serve as elector(s) and for which candidate you wish to cast your club’s vote(s). 
 
 
Rollin' with Rotary is back and rollin' our way soon
 
 
Rollin' with Rotary 2.0, the "PEOPLE OF ACTION TOUR," is headed for Rockford on May 2.
 
Two years ago, our district and others in Zones 28/29 launched a van powered by young Rotarians -- and enough energy to fuel service projects spanning five states and multiple projects! We followed with a "Northern Illinois Rotary" Service Caravan that ended up in Cleveland last fall. This trip will bring public and media attention to our Rotary message of Service Above Self and a whole lot of fun with every stop along the way, from New York to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.
 
All Clubs in 6420 are invited to climb on board by videotaping an action project within your club and sending it via Facebook, email or pony express to be posted on the Rollin' with Rotary Facebook page and entered into a contest for the best videos to be shown at the Zone Institute in Chicago in October. And the winning club gets MONEY toward your next project!
 
Watch for details on the Facebook page. Engaging young professionals. Energizing fellow Rotarians! #wearerotary 
 
United Township High students job-shadow Rotary professionals 
 
 
On April 13, 25 students from United Township High School signed up to job shadow Career Professionals in East Moline and Silvis. 
 
For the past 25 years, the Rotary Club of East Moline-Silvis organizes “Job Shadow Day” in which high school seniors are paired with a Rotarian or another professional in their chosen career field. Rotary Chair Jim Hughes said, “You can learn a lot more about jobs by experiencing them in the actual setting than you can in any other way.”
 
Francisco Lopez and Sandra Camarillo shadowed Dr. Greg Solis from East Moline to give them a taste of what it is like to be a dentist. Both Francisco and Sandra would like to stay in the Quad Cities to attend college at Black Hawk College and Augustana College. Francisco said, “It’s nice to have a live look-in on a career that I am considering pursuing.”
 
Additional job-shadow sites included Niabi Zoo, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, Children’s Therapy Center, East Moline Police Department, McClure Engineering and more.
 
The Rotary Club of East Moline-Silvis is a group of community minded business professionals joining together in "Service Above Self" since 1919. The club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Christ Church in East Moline.
 
 
PDG Bob Newlon seeks volunteers for Costa Rica trip
Looking to get away? 
Wanted: About six volunteers to help build six to eight toilets for schools in the rainforest of Costa Rica.
 
The group will leave May 22 and come back June 1
Advance training will be held at Stronghold Castle in Oregon.
   
Cost to go on this trip? Priceless. Contact PDG Bob Newlon at rnewlon1108@gmail.com.
 
Erie Rotary makes a commitment to fun
 
 
Members of the Erie Rotary Club helped erect the framework for a new swingset in Heritage Park in Erie. 
 
The park was a project for the Erie Centennial; Rotary and the village of Erie share maintenance responsibilities.
 
There are seats for small children, older children and even one for a child and mature person to share, dubbed a generational seat!
 
Erie Rotary obtained a grant from the district to purchase this setup. The previous one was over 70 years old.
 
Bulletin Editor
Jennie Broecker
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