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CLUBS APPLYING FOR GRANTS THIS YEAR - DO YOU QUALIFY?
Important!!!  CLUBS APPLYING FOR A GRANT THIS YEAR
 
These are the requirements:
  • Club President-Elect and Grant Chair are required to attend Grant Management Seminar.  (If Grant Chair stays in that club office he/she need only attend training once every three years).
  • Club President and President-Elect are required to sign The Rotary Foundation Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • Club President and President-Elect are required to sign the District Addendum to the MOU.
  • Club must be current on reporting for any and all of your open and completed grants.
  • Application is to be submitted to the District 6420 Community Grants Chair by May 15.
  • Your club’s yearly goals have been entered into Rotary Club Central at www.Rotary.org. 
 
The Grant Training is offered 3 times each year to hopefully fit your schedule.  The first session was October 13th.  The final two dates are February 23rd, 9-12 in Rockford and the f then April 6th 1-4:00 at Kishwaukee.  You can register for either one on the district website, www.rotary6420.org.
District Governor Monthly Letter
Dear fellow Rotarians,

We are fast approaching the holidays now that Halloween is over. Thanksgiving is such a special time for spending time with family and friends and reflecting on all that we are grateful for in our lives. How appropriate that November is also Rotary Foundation month. It is a perfect time to look at those around the world who are in need of help, whether it is in the form of clean water, better hygiene, better education opportunities, improved health for mothers and children, community development, or peace and conflict resolution. This is a time when we can consider how and what we contribute to The Rotary Foundation to further these efforts. Our giving is so important to these projects.
 
Tuesday, November 27, is Giving Tuesday and we encourage you to use that day to contribute to the Foundation. Let’s make this the year when each Rotarian in our district contributes.

We have revamped our Public Image Committee which is now being chaired by PDG Steve Kuhn. The committee will be exploring ways to work on improving the public image efforts of our district. They will also be looking at ways to support clubs in public image efforts. Look for more to follow. We have a new editor to the newsletter, Kathy Schmidt of the Morrison club. Please forward any articles for the newsletter to her at keschmidt77@gmail.com. Also, please be aware the deadline for articles to be submitted will be the 5th of the month with the newsletter coming out on the 10th.

There were 28 clubs represented at the membership seminars run by Membership Chair David McCully and his committee. I heard a lot of great feedback from those meetings. The key is in following up on those ideas and keeping the momentum going. We are definitely on a good upward trend in membership in the district. Congratulations to those clubs who have brought in new members this year. Keep up the good work!

I have completed my official visits to our 48 clubs and am now in the process of visiting satellite clubs and also looking at scheduling with Rotoract and Interact Clubs. Please let me know if you have an active Interact Club and who is the Rotary liaison for that club. Just a reminder that I am more than glad to attend anything you would want me to attend if my schedule allows. Thank you again to the wonderful hospitality I have received from each of you.

Our District Conference is approaching faster than we think. It will be held May 17 and 18 in Galena at the De Soto House. The committee is working hard to plan a fun and fulfilling event. Rooms are now open at the De Soto House. Be sure to tell them you are part of the Rotary conference.

I wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  

In Rotary service,
DG Kathy Kwiat-Hess
 
 
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Holiday Greenery for Sale
Rock Falls Rotary Takes Orders for Fresh Greenery for Holidays through October 31
 
Orders for the annual sale of fresh greenery shipped anywhere within continental United States are now being taken  by members of the Rock Falls Rotary Club.   
 
The perfect holiday gift for that someone far away that you want to remember.  All orders are prepaid by check to Rock Falls Rotary.  Greenery arrives the week after Thanksgiving. 
 
 To guarantee your order is included, please send an order blank of  what item(s) with full shipping address of recipient and any message you want included along with a check for that amount made out to Rock Falls Rotary, PO Box 902, Rock Falls, IL 61071. 
 
To guarantee inclusion in the order, all orders must be postmarked no later than October 30.  Orders may also be given to any Rock Falls Rotarian. 
Any questions, contact Betty Clementz of Rock Falls Rotary at tbclementz@gmail.com
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District Governor Nominations
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Just a reminder.....District Governor Nominations due soon!
Nominations for District Governor to serve in 2021/22 are being accepted until November 15.  Qualifications include being a member in good standing of a club in good standing and having served at least one full term as a Club President.  The person must be available to meet with the Nominating Committee on Saturday, December 1, at 9:00 AM at CGH in Sterling, with an alternate snow date of December 8.  Applications are available on line.  If you have any questions, please contact either Louise Clark at Louise.clark@frontier.com, Chair of the Nominating Committee, or DG Kathy Kwiat-Hess at kathykwiathess@gmail.com.

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District Foundation Dinner

District Foundation Dinner - Saturday  Nov. 10 at Brandywine Banquet, 441 IL 2, Dixon, IL

The Foundation Dinner is a celebration and recognition of District 6420 Rotary member's and their support for The Rotary Foundation.  

The dinner is open to all district members who want to learn about The Rotary Foundation. 

 

Deadline for Registration is noon, November 3, there is no registration at the door.  

All reservations must be pre-paid

Note meal selection in comments with registering online (Meal Options listed below)

 

Make checks out to:  District 6420 and mail to:
Betty Clementz, District Secretary
21762 Manton Rd.

Sterling, IL  6108

 

The cost per meal is $37.50/person

Plated Meal: Entree Options (If special option is required, Contact Ruth Lee)

Salmon/Rice w/Veg.        Wild Mushroom Risotto w/Veg.          Chicken Marsala/Rice w/Veg.

Meal selection in comment when registering online

Preliminary Program

4:00 p.m.     Social Time (cash bar) View club projects from past year.
5:00 p.m.     Introductions/Dinner
6:30 p.m.     Recognition Of Donors
                    Project Presentation
8:00 p.m.     Closing remarks

Grant Training and Requirements

District grants

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

Grant Training is offered 3 times each year to hopefully fit your schedule - see the newly revised requirements for our District Grants in this article.
Important!!!  CLUBS APPLYING FOR A GRANT THIS YEAR
 
These are the requirements:
  • Club President-Elect and Grant Chair are required to attend Grant Management Seminar.  (If Grant Chair stays in that club office he/she need only attend training once every three years).
  • Club President and President-Elect are required to sign The Rotary Foundation Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • Club President and President-Elect are required to sign the District Addendum to the MOU.
  • Club must be current on reporting for any and all of your open and completed grants.
  • Application is to be submitted to the District 6420 Community Grants Chair by May 15.
  • Your club’s yearly goals have been entered into Rotary Club Central at www.Rotary.org. 
 
The Grant Training is offered 3 times each year to hopefully fit your schedule.  The first session was October 13th.  The final two dates are February 23rd, 9-12 in Rockford and then April 6th 1-4:00 at Kishwaukee.  You can register for either one on the district website, www.rotary6420.org.
 

 

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World Interact Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
Young Leaders in Action
 
October 2018
Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
 
Celebrate World Interact Week
This 5-11 November, Interactors around the world will take action in their communities and share how they make a difference. Here are three ways you can join the party: 
  1. Share your story. Tell us what makes your Interact club great for a chance to be featured on the Rotary Voices blog and our social media. 
  2. Record a video. Create a short video to show your club having fun while making a difference in your school and community. 
  3. Earn recognition. Ask your sponsor Rotary club to complete a certificate of recognition to highlight the positive impact you've made. 
Don't forget to share your club's celebration on social media with #WorldInteractWeek! 
 
Taking Action
There's still time to apply
Are you interested in serving as a session facilitator, social media ambassador, or sergeant-at arms at the 2019 Rotaract Preconvention in Hamburg? Apply by 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-5) on Sunday, 28 October 2018
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New virtual reality experience
Step into another world and experience what it takes to protect children from polio in hard-to-reach areas in Rotary's latest virtual reality experience — featuring a Rotaractor! 

Download, watch, and share the video in celebration of World Polio Day on 24 October 2018
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Get involved with The Rotary Foundation
Join us on Thursday, 25 October at 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5) for an upcoming webinar, “Rotaractors, everything you need to know about The Rotary Foundation” in celebration of Foundation Month this November. Learn from Rotary staff and Rotaractors how Rotaractors can increase their impact and why they should give to The Rotary Foundation.   
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