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Rotary District 6440 2016 District Conference

April 28 - May 1, 2016

"Peace through Literacy"

                                          Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire, IL

DG Rodney Adams invites you to join your fellow Rotarians at the District Conference for informative sessions, great speakers, District Assembly, Visioning Training, the Youth Conference , fellowship and fun!

Please check out the Conference Agenda      and the Conference Speakers


To register for the Conference , District Assembly ,Visioning training and meals please click on Registration.        Note: There is no cost to attend the Conference, just register for the General Sessions , District Assembly or Visioning Training to attend.  You only pay for the meals.

Hotel Reservations are made directly with the Lincolnshire Marriott Link  or by calling the hotel at 847-634-0100, please use group code ROTROTA.  Hotel room rate is $103 per day, plus 11% tax, total of $114.33.

In support of the Conference theme "Peace through Literacy" we ask that conference attendees bring 1-2 new or gently used children's books ( appropriate for ages 4-10).

The 4th Youth Conference will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 9:30 am until 5:30PM.  There is separate registration site for the Youth Conference.  Please check the District website Youth Conference  story.  

Contacts for questions:

House of Friendship:  Sam Eckerling

Club Hospitality Suite: Saturday evening:  Kat Beringer

Registration: Kristina Laib

General District & Youth Conference information : Vera Mayer

Thank you for your support and participation!

The District Conference Committee


Rotary Youth Conference : Saturday April 30, 2016
Attendees:  Interact , RYLA and Youth Exchange Students
Location: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire , IL
The 4th annual Youth Conference will be held on Saturday April 30, 2016 during the District Conference.  It will be a very inspiring day with initiatives designed to build and strengthen our linkage with the students.  Please check the Summary Agenda  
We encourage each sponsoring Club to support the attendance of their Interact Club members and those students who participated in a RYLA session.   There is a separate registration site for the Youth Conference and the cost is $25 per attendee.  Registration
We encourage the sponsoring Rotary Club to work with their Interact students on an exciting new initiative " The Rotary Interact Little Library Service Project."  Chicago had the cows, Rotary District 6440 will have the little libraries with books to share!
The format of the talent show has been expanded.  On Saturday evening we will be presenting the "Youth Service Talent Show."
We are forming a District 6440 Choir and are looking for unique talent performers, please share with your students.  Talent Show
Any questions contact Youth Service Advisor Vera Mayer 
or Interact Chair Charlotte Ogorek
Thank you for your support and participation!
The District 6440 Youth Service Committee


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Our district’s HealthRays project continues to gain support and attention in the Rotary world, with more than half a million dollars in funds pledged to date to bring digital x-ray technology to Guatemala!
District 6440 Rotarians are working with other Rotarians around the U.S. and the world, health care agencies and the Guatemalan government to raise money for, and install, 29 digital x-ray machines in underserved areas of Guatemala -- where they can be used to improve the health of populations in need.
So far, we have installed 3 units, and funding has been secured and installation planning is underway for 5 additional units. Each unit costs approximately $75,000.
On behalf of the District 6440 Govenor Nominating Committee, PDG Ellen Young happily reports that last evening Julie Ann Clark was nominated to be our District Governor for the Rotary year 2018-2019.  Please join the committee in extending congratulations to Julie and send her best wishes as she joins our Leadership team as District Governor Nominee Designate.
The Committee also nominated Bruce Baumberger as our Vice Governor for the Rotary year of 2016-2017.

Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides thousands of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
Rotary Clubs please consider hosting an inbound student for the 2016-17 exchange year, it will be a very rewarding experience for your Club.    The deadline for submitting the inbound commitment form is October 16, 2015.
Rotary Clubs please consider sponsoring an outbound student and providing them with the opportunity of lifetime.  The deadline for submitting the outbound sponsoring form is October 16, 2015.
Thank you for your support !  Your District 6440 Youth Exchange Committee

Opportunity is knocking.  District Governor Rodney Adams and PDG Sarah Oliver invite you to increase the effectiveness of your Rotary service by gaining knowledge and building skills helpful in your current or future club or district committee position by taking advantage of one of the courses in District 6440 Leadership Academy 2015-2016 – Membership, Public Image/Public Relations, Youth Service, Rotary Organization or The Rotary Foundation.
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.
Learn more about joining the Paul Harris Society here:

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.