Club Service

Rotary strives to achieve its objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in five primary areas. These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service.

One Avenue of Service is Club Service. This Avenue promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the club function successfully and achieve its goals.

Committees

Here are some of the District 6490 committees that help carry out the mission of Club Service:

Achievement Awards Committee –  Chair:  Julie Stump, Hoopeston

Seeks to thank clubs and individuals for their service and contributions to Rotary and to share
ideas for projects and best practices in each of the Rotary Avenues of Service

217-377-6705
pinkie_53@yahoo.com

Alumni Committee –Chair: Liz Skinner, PDG, Monticello

Promotes lifelong associations with our district and Rotary for district alumni.

217-714-6060
rotaryliz6490@gmail.com

Budget and Finance Committee – Chair: Kevin Kuebler, District Treasurer, Bloomington

Assists with preparing the budget, monitors expenses and receipts, and other tasks associated
with the district budget

309-287-8604
kevin@newperspectivesfs.com

District Assembly – Chair: Julie Dobski, DG, Bloomington-Normal Sunrise

Plans an assembly to train club and district leaders

309-287-2487
littlejewels.julied@gmail.com

District Conference – Chair: Pat Grosso, Bloomington Normal Sunrise

Plans and conducts the annual conference in October of each year

309-825-2230
pgrosso@uwaymc.org

District Trainer – Eric Luedtke, Mahomet

217-369-1195
elue91@yahoo.com

Land of Lincoln President-Elect Training – Chair: Mike Step, DGE, Paris 

Serves as district representative to the 4-district planning committee to plan and promote
training for all incoming presidents-elects

217-264-6817
michaelstep1953@gmail.com

Leadership Development – Director: Lyn Landon, Bloomington-Normal Daybreak

309-827-6960
lan65j@comcast.net

Leadership Successions – Chair: Lyn Landon, Bloomington-Normal Daybreak

Works to identify future Rotary leaders at the club and district level

309-827-6960
lan65j@comcast.net

Membership Services, including attraction and engagement, as well as support for new and
distressed clubs – Director: Glenn Harbin, Bloomington-Normal Sunrise

309-287-4267
glenn@bsaeagle.com

Nominating Committee– Chair: Arlene Pennie, PDG, Bloomington-Normal Sunset

Seeks Rotarians to apply to serve as District Governor. Interviews candidates and selects District Governor Nominee Designee.

309-530-1559
apennie@comcast.net

Public Image – Director: Dave Selzer, Bloomington-Normal Sunrise

309-454-2773
selzfam@yahoo.com

RI Convention – Chair: Mike Step, DGE, Paris

Disseminates and shares information about upcoming RI Annual Convention

217-264-6817
michaelstep1953@gmail.com

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – Cindy Guthrie, Mahomet

Promotes the three-part series of one-day workshops offered to Rotarians to increase their knowledge of Rotary and improve leadership skills, with opportunity for networking

217-714-3698
lifecoachguthrie@aol.com

Visioning – Ron Schettler, PDG, Effingham

Facilitates club events to assist clubs in making decisions for planning for the future

217-848-9909
rrs110@consolidated.net

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Announcements
Matching Points Campaign Through January 31st, all contributions of at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation for the Annual Fund-Share or Polio Plus will have their Paul Harris Fellow recognition points matched (1,000 PHF earns a Paul Harris Pin). Complete this form to receive the matching points for your donation.

Mid-Year Meeting District leadership will meet Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9am to noon at the Forum in Carle in Urbana. This meeting is hosted by District Governor Julie Dobski; DG Julie invites the District Governor Elect, the District Governor Nominee, the new District Governor Designee, all Assistant Governors and their Coordinator, all District Directors, and all District Committee Chairs to attend. Forms to report your progress will be emailed and postal mailed to invitees, with a deadline to return by the end of the year. There is no fee to attend. A light breakfast will be available throughout the morning. Our keynote speaker is Doug Nelson of Champaign, followed by roundtable and networking activities. Register at this link!

Get Ready for 2020-2021 with DACdb Webinar It's nearly time to enter next year's leadership team into DACdb! Join us on Thursday, January 23, from 6-7pm to learn how. This webinar is best for club leadership but is also open to any member in the district. Registration is FREE and EASY: click HERE!

Go for the Goals: Using MyRotary Webinar The webinar held November 6, "Go for the Goals: Using MyRotary," was recorded and has been uploaded to the District 6490 YouTube Channel. Click here to watch it. If you have questions about MyRotary and entering your club's goals, contact Jane Chamberlain, District Admin, for assistance.

Save the Date: Youth Conference 2020 On Feb. 22, around 9am-1:30pm, District 6490 will hold a Youth Conference for Interact members and Rotaract members at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign. There will be no charge. Lunch will be provided. More details will come later.

Next Rotary Leadership Institute Rotary Leadership Institute is designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in future club leadership, not necessarily as club presidents. RLI provides you a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills that are so important in voluntary organizations.The leadership skills you obtain at an RLI event will help you in your involvement in Rotary as well as your leadership efforts professionally. Join us for the next RLI: Saturday, February 29, 2019 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Richland Community College, Decatur. Light breakfast, refreshments and lunch are included in the $50 registration fee. Many clubs sponsor members who are interested in attending RLI. To register go online at http://www.hoa-rli.org/ by Wednesday, February 26, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact RLI Chair, Cindy Guthrie at district6490rli@gmail.com.

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