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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.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Celebrating 50 years of service to the community - Rotarians fulfilling the promise of Service Above Self at the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Posted on Facebook by Rotary Club of Northbrook on Thursday, April 23, 2015
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Arlington Heights just finished their annual Thanksgiving Basket Packing project, but this year added a new twist.  For many years they did the basket packing at Arlington Park, but the contact there retired so they needed a new venue.  This gave the club an opportunity to do things a little differently, so they did a joint service project with the Rolling Meadows Interact Club, and the Arlington Chamber's Young Professionals.  It was a big success on all fronts and definitely lowered the demographic profile of the 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.
 

 
 
The 2017-2018 District Governor Nominating Committee has selected Donald Brewer as its nominee designate, announced Past District Governor and committee chair Sarah Oliver. 

Donald was introduced to Rotary while in India in 1984 where he was a speaker on the American legal and jurisprudence system. He has been a Rotarian for 22 years, and a charter member, since June, 1992, of the Algonquin Lake in the Hills club, now the Algonquin Club. 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

 
 
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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.