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Sept 16 - AG/LT MeetingSave the Date

Sept 10 - 13 - ZONE Institute Training in Detroit

October 24 - Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College in Palatine - Registration details coming soon
Morning – "ONE ROTARY SUMMIT"  - Designed to engage Rotarians with fresh new thinking so you can walk away with hands on tools to help strengthen your club’s membership, public image and involvement in Rotary Foundation fundraising and programs. ABC's of Rotary will also be offered.

Afternoon - PETS Orientation (formerly Pre-PETS) - For all current club presidents-elect and assistant governors 

December 9 – Leadership Holiday Party – Allgauer’s Hilton – Northbrook

March 4 - 6, 2016  President-elect Training at the Westin Itasca

April 28 – May 1, 2016 – District Conference, Assembly and Youth Assembly – Lincolnshire Marriott

May 29 – June 1, 2016 – Rotary International Convention – Seoul, Korea


District 6440 News

Members of the Paul Harris Society pledge to contribute $1,000 or more per year to The Rotary Foundation. An easy way to do this is through recurring monthly donations of $85...that's less than $20 per week. Check out the impact your gifts to The Rotary Foundation have on the world.
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RI President K.R. Ravindran encourages us to use our gifts — talents, knowledge, abilities, and efforts — to make a significant impact through fellowship and service activities. Through vocational service, we champion high ethical standards in the workplace, use our professional expertise to serve others, and improve local and international communities. Here are just a few ideas for activities your clubs can undertake:
  • Host a business networking event with non-Rotarian professionals in your community.
  • Offer career counseling for unemployed or underemployed adults.
  • Mentor youth with career guidance.
  • Recognize local businesses for high ethical standards.
  • Apply your professional skills to a project.
Learn more at this RI newsletter. Review the humanitarian service goals to learn how your vocational service projects can help your club qualify for the 2015-16 Presidential Citation.

Do you know a Rotarian who would make an excellent District Governor?  Proposals for DG Nominations for the 2018-19 Rotary year will be accepted until September 14. Candidates must have previously served as a club President. Download the nomination form here.

Following a year spent evaluating District 5110’s District Leadership Academy program, we are excited to announce that effective with the 2015-2016 Rotary year, District 6440 Rotarians will have the opportunity to enroll in this outstanding online leadership program. Specifically, Presidents-elect, Presidents Nominee, Past Presidents, Assistant Governors, District Committee Chairs, as well as all club officers and directors and those who aspire to serve as leaders at the club or district level, are encouraged to enroll. The program is a 7 1/2 month series of courses in RI Communications, Membership, Public Image, Youth Services, RI Organization, and The Rotary Foundation.
The Antioch Rotary Scholarship, Inc. Foundation recently awarded 19 college scholarships to graduating seniors from Antioch and Lakes High Schools. In addition ten scholarships were renewed to previous awardees. Four of the scholarships are in memory of Rotarians: Bill Brook, Homer and Frances LaPlant, Tim Osmond and Vern Thelen. Another is in memory of a young woman who graduated from ACHS, Juliane Kriens. A total of $27,000.00 was awarded. Selection criteria includes academic achievement, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and community service.
The Foundation has been awarding scholarships for over twenty years. In that time approximately 450 students have benefited from these scholarships valuing close to $500,000.00.
These funds have been made available through the community’s outstanding support of The Rotary Club of Antioch’s annual Pork Chop Dinner and Auction which is their primary fund-raising project.

Promote your business to Rotarians with a listing in District 6440's eYellowPages.  A basic listing is only $25 per year.  Upgrade to premium listing with an interactive banner for only $10 per month, and your banner will also be featured on the District Website.  Sign up today by clicking here.
Even if you don't have a business to promote, you can support this program by doing business with your fellow Rotarians who promote their businesses on our eYellowPages and website.  Next time you need professional services or a shopping for a local business, check out our eYellowPages first.  You can't go wrong doing business with someone who lives by the 4-Way Test.

We are happy to announce the creation of a new speakers bureau on the District 6440 website.  This replaces the old "speakers forum" which was deactivated when ClubRunner eliminated its forums functionality.
We need Rotarians to enter speakers into the list.  If you know of a great  speaker interested in addressing Rotary Clubs, or if you have a worthwhile presentation, please post the information to the list by clicking here.  Note, if you were listed in the old forum, you need to repost your information.

Governor Carlos has asked all clubs to make Membership their Number 1 priority.  Healthy, vibrant and growing clubs require that all members feel they have a voice in the club.  Conducting regular member surveys is one way to improve member satisfaction in Rotary and increase member retention.  There are many tools, hi and low tech, available to help.