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Fall Seminar Day
Nov 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Nov 13, 2010 at 12:45 AM
Monday, November 18
Save The Date
March 7, 2011
The Rotary District 6440 Newsletter is filled with
announcements, articles, and links to announcements,
stories, and information about our clubs, our members and
making a difference through Rotary.
Governor's Comments --
and, in these difficult times, a New Service for
Businesses of Rotarians !
This is a time
when we want to encourage and facilitate Rotarians doing business
with other Rotarians. During the past three months, I made
official visits to over 50 clubs in our District and talked with
hundreds of club leaders about their vocations and changes in their
vocational fields. The common theme was "we're doing
more with less." We are experiencing a very challenging
economy with business down in all sectors, less tax revenue for
government agencies and fewer donations for
When you need
a new car, contact a Rotary car dealer. Thinking about a new
home? Call a Rotary realtor. Up until now, you have not
had a way to identify Rotarians by their vocation. I am pleased to
announce that our Vocational Service Committee is in the process of
a Bigger, Better, Bolder initiative to launch a District 6440
eYellow Pages. A few highlights about this online
who sign up for a basic eYellow Pages listing between the
launch date (early October) and the end of December will enjoy
a FREE 12-month listing. As of January 1, basic listings
will be $25 annually.
listings will be $10 per month.
listings will be displayed randomly on the District 6440
website home page.
Watch for the announcement within the next ten
days. This will be an exciting new way for all of us to
patronize the businesses of our fellow Rotarians.
We can help each other in our
vocations...and, since October is Vocational Service
Month, we can focus on vocational service in our
communities, too. Discussions about vocational
service can lead to projects that not only develop the ethical
consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians, but also the
talents within their communities. Vocational Service Month is an
opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities,
ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community
projects. Click here to learn more about ways your club
can recognize Vocational Service month.
Tailgate Event" -- A Fall Seminar Day, Nov. 13.
reminds us that this fall we're taking a fun new approach to our
Fall Seminar -- a combination of the ABCs of Rotary plus
presentations on the Foundation, Membership and PR, Communications,
and Social Media Seminar. And as always, it is an
opportunity to learn more about Rotary and to get acquainted with
other District 6440 Rotarians.
welcoming in the fall season and football is in the air, we've
designated the fall 2010 seminar as a TAILGATE EVENT! You can wear
your favorite sports team's colors and join us for a
"Pre-Game" breakfast buffet that will allow you to get to
know Rotarians from around the District before we get started with
of what's in store for us, can be found at the link to a
Rotary video about Social Media, telling us the importance of this
new aspect of life today. This great event will be held
starting with registration and the Pre-Game breakfast on Saturday,
November 13 at Medinah Banquets in Addison. We are offering four
options for learning this year: The Rotary Foundation, ABCs of
Rotary, Membership, and PR/Communications/Social Media. Click
here for the Fall Tailgate Flyer.
Service Clubs Look to Get Younger
story in St. Charles
Up until a few
years ago, Nick Brooks had a limited knowledge of Rotary
International and its clubs. "I thought it was just a bunch of
old people who had breakfast together," the 31-year-old said.
"I learned quickly it's a lot more than that." Brooks
attended a St. Charles Breakfast Rotary Club meeting at the urging
of his boss. He said he decided to join after he learned about the
service projects the club...click here for more
from Ashley Rhodebeck's 9/16/10 Kane County Chronicle story.
World Polio Day with 2 for 1 recognition points!
As you may
know, Sunday, 24 October 2010 is World Polio Day. In honor of World
Polio Day, The
Rotary Foundation is happy to announce 2 for 1 recognition points
for every online contribution of US$100 or more made to PolioPlus
during 18-24 October 2010, Central Standard Time.
go to www.rotary.org/contribute
to make their online contribution. Rotarians will need to have
registered with Rotary's Member Access. Through Member Access,
Rotarians are able to access online services and features.
Rotarians may register for Member Access at www.rotary.org/memberaccess.
Donors will need to print the tax receipt at the time of donation.
Also, online contributions cannot be made on behalf of another
individual, club or district. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the
promotional points to appear. Once the promotional points have
appeared in their accounts, donors may request their recognition
I hope you will join me in contributing online to PolioPlus in
honor of World Polio Day. Together we will End Polio Now.
John T. Osterlund
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Nearly 8,000 Items
Collected In Wilmette Lakefront Beach Sweep Last Saturday
Wilmette Rotarian Joann Aggens weighs trash
collected by students at Wilmette Beach Sweep
Mary Langas, a
seventh-grade student from Springman Middle School of Glenview,
said she and her team collected 160 cigarette butts and a beer
bottle during last Saturday's annual Beach Sweep of the Wilmette
lakefront and she vowed to return for the event next year.
"For me it demonstrates that we are responsible for our
lakeshore and it's really sad that people litter so much," she
commented after participating in the annual event for the first
time on September 25.
the Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, this year's lakefront cleanup was
part of a 4-state effort on the shores of Lake Michigan and is now
in its 20th year, said Wilmette Rotarian Ted Welch who led the
annual sweep for most of that period. Former Wilmette Trustee and
Rotarian Joann Aggens and Rotarian Henry Hufnagel organized and
directed the event this year. Click here for
Walter Reed's story in TribLocal.
the dates ..."Let the Good Times Roll...Again: New
Orleans RI Convention - May 21-25, 2011
and Nancy cordially invite the District 6440 Rotary family to
join with them in experiencing the charm and vitality of New
Orleans, a mecca of Spanish, French and African influences, during
the RI Convention in May.
preliminary agenda is replete with inspirational plenary sessions,
informative speakers, lively workshop discussions and, club and
district exhibits. In combination with the House of Friendship and
the array of planned events and activities, both RI and
HOC-sponsored, you'll see why New Orleans is the perfect setting
for the fun and fellowship that is at the heart of any Rotary
anticipation of accommodating 6440 Rotarians who will be attending,
a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Embassy Suites.
Located within close proximity to the Convention Center, the room
rate is $209 plus tax per night. This includes full breakfast and
evening reception daily. Complete details are on the reservation form.
Very useful and complete information about the convention
is at the RI website.
Polio Now" Benefit CSO/Perlman Concert
Foundation has announced that violin virtuoso and polio survivor
Itzhak Perlman will join members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
in his only Chicago performance this season for a concert on
Monday, March 7, benefiting Rotary's campaign to end polio
worldwide. A block of tickets is reserved for Rotarians until
information is available here.
View video about a
similar concert that was held in New York last December.
Box Sponsorship Opportunities - The Rotary
Foundation Concert to End Polio offers sponsorship opportunities
for Rotary clubs with sponsorship money credited to club Polio
Challenge Grant goals:
8 seats (8 boxes available) - $10,000
6 seats (8 boxes available) - $7,500
5 seats (2 boxes available) - $6,000
4 seats (2 boxes available) - $5,000
3 seats (2 boxes available) - $2,500
Your club will be listed by name in the concert
program. Please note that individual ticket purchases do not
receive PHF recognition credit.
Different Approach to Fund Raiser!
Bruce, "..a great example of a 'Bigger, Better, Bolder' idea
(President Ray Klinginsmith's motto for the year) - opening your
fundraiser auction prior to the event and encouraging a larger
audience to participate. A key aspect of releasing the auction
information prior to the event is that people will have the
opportunity to take more time to review the items and perhaps
consider collaborative bids, e.g., partnering with other people on
County in partnership with the Saint Charles Breakfast Rotary
Club celebrated Oktoberfest 2010 at their 23rd annual
fund-raising event held at Pheasant Run on Saturday October
2. For those unable to join the festivities in person
there was an opportunity to participate in an online auction
for some of the great packages offered before the event took
place. The link to the online auction is: http://www.events.org/conlineauction.aspx?m=27&e=30777
Click to read Burt Andrews pre-event
article in TribLocal about this innovative way to raise funds.
District 6440 Literacy
Projects - Onward and Upward Together
Literacy Information Night at the Schaumburg Library on September
22 provided a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow
Rotarians from clubs throughout District 6440. Past projects
were reviewed. Projects currently underway as well as those
being considered for the future were also discussed. The most
frequently repeated request was for literacy information. As
a result, the District Literacy Committee is pleased to share the
Read the report on
the meeting -- for instructions on how to access local
organizations which help, what other clubs have done, and
projects from the Reach Out and Read program. The best
way to find information regarding literacy is to go to the District
6440 web site. You
can also contact Linda Cesario or any other member of the
District Literacy Committee. Every effort will be made to
answer your questions or provide a speaker for your club.
The Literacy Committee hopes to see every club in District 6440
identify and work on a literacy project. Together, we can
achieve this goal.
Nominations due on January 3, 2011
It's time for
District 6440 Rotary clubs to be identifying members they would
like to propose for district governor in 2013-2014. As stated
on the RI website,
"district governors provide leadership, motivation, and
guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the RI
Board of Directors. Governors act as officers of RI,
fostering achievement in their district at the club level. Under
the District Leadership Plan, district governors prepare for and
execute their duties over a three-year period. To be eligible
for the position of district governor, a Rotarian must
a member in good standing of a functioning club in the
served as president of a club for a full term, or as president
of a charter club from the date of the charter to 30 June, for
a period of at least six months
knowledge of and the ability to fulfill the duties outlined in
the RI Bylaws, section 15.090
completed seven years of membership at the time of taking
For more information, please refer to the RI Bylaws,
Each nominee must complete the District 6440 Official
Proposal of Candidate for the Office of District Governor (a Word
document downloadable from the Administrative Forms page at www.rotary6440.org).
The proposal must be approved by the nominee's Rotary club board of
directors and received by Bruce Baumberger, District Governor, no
later than January 3, 2011. Interviews of nominees will
be held in the evening on Monday, January 10, 2011.
A road trip to remember
- an article from the Rotarian.
Joanne Pistorius found a stylish way to travel to the 2010 RI
Convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada, in June.
Pistorius, a member of the Rotary Club of Tampa Hyde Park, Florida,
USA, and her husband, Brando, drove their vintage 1930 Packard from
Tampa to Montréal as part of a three-week, 4,000-mile round-trip
journey in late June and early July. Click to read more of
Arnold R. Grahl's 9/27/10 story.
Service Trips Can
Be Life Changing
6440 Service Project trips to Guatemala are four months
away and many people have signed up to continue our work of
the past four years, donating time, supplies and physical
labor to make a direct difference in residents' lives. Click
on the link in the sidebar at the left to learn how you can be part
of a very successful international hands-on service project.
very simple to write a check - and that's great - but nothing
really beats getting people on the ground and participating in the
projects,' said Dan Wolf, who will participate in his fourth trip
to Guatemala in February 2011...Wolf described the volunteer experience
as 'transforming.' "It's so productive and useful. But
until you do it, it's easy to think, 'I could never go to a foreign
country and do this,' he said.' Click to read more from
the Buffalo Grove Patch.