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RILEE--Rotary Iron Lung Education Exhibit--had a fabulous 4th of July participating in the Evanston 4th of July parade with RIP Barry as Grand Marshal.   Evanston clubs carried signs noting the many projects with which the clubs serve the community.  Great job conveying the message of People of Action!  RILEE met RIP Barry!
 
Application materials now are available for the District Leadership Academy Class of 2019.   We invite all club members to enroll in this outstanding online educational program and commit to graduating with this next class.
 
Presidents-elect, Presidents Nominee, other club board members or committee chairs, Assistant Governors, members of district committees, and anyone who aspires to serve later as a club or district leader are encouraged to seize this opportunity.
An urgent message from:
Jorge Aufranc
Director 2016-2018
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 4250
 
Thank you very much on behalf of my Rotary Club Guatemala Sur, District 4250, but specially on behalf of the people suffering the consequences of the eruption.
Guatemala is the northeast country of Central America.  Sacatepéquez is one of its Departments (state) with 16 municipalities, Sumpango being one of them.  Recent study has shown that the percentage of indigenous population in this Department is high and there are more women than men.  Its main source of income, besides tourism, is agriculture including coffee, sugar cane, wheat, corn, beans etc.  For handicrafts, it is one of the most important departments where typical fabrics are made, and many typical costumes are worn by the indigenous people. There is significant poverty with very limited opportunities for employment and businesses.
In the early morning hours of February 23, 2018, Rotarians participating in the District 6440 International Service trip departed O’Hare Airport, heading to Ak’ Tenamit in the jungles of eastern Guatemala.
 
District 6440 has had a long standing relationship with Ak’ Tenamit, which means "New Village' in the Q'eqchi' language, with both the District and Clubs within the District completing a number of projects at the site over the past several years. The school and health clinic are located in Eastern Guatemala on the Dulce River. The school includes grades 7 through 12 and there  are over  500 students enrolled in the program.
Did you know that the District 6440 website receives over 20,000 visits each year? Most from active Rotarians right here in our District.
 
Your business or club can now advertise on the site. Ad can be purchased to run for 1 year or 3 months. Proceeds will benefit Operations of our District, including paying for our annual ClubRunner license.
The Rotary District 6440 Charitable Fund Inc. has been established to accept donations to fund charitable and educational activities developed and sponsored by Rotary District 6440, the individual Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 6440, and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. These include community service projects and international service projects generally in the following areas of focus.
 
•             Prevention and resolution of conflicts and the promotion of peace
•             Prevention and treatment of disease
•             Clean water and sanitation
•             Maternal and child health
•             Basic education and literacy
•             Economic and community development