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.


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

Alumni Committee –Chair: Liz Skinner, PDG, Monticello

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

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

District Assembly – Chair: Mike Step, DG, Paris Rotary

Plans an assembly to train club and district leaders

District Conference – Chair: Janet Ellis-Nelson, Champaign

Plans and conducts the annual conference in October of each year

District Trainer – Bev Soltwedel, Effingham 

Land of Lincoln President-Elect Training – Chair: Heather Stoa, DGE, Decatur

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

Membership Services, including attraction and engagement, as well as support for new and distressed clubs – Chair: Stacey Jolley, Danville Sunrise

Nominating Committee– Chair: Julie Dobski, PDG, BN Sunrise

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

Public Image – Chair; Julie Dobski, PDG, BN Sunrise 

RI Convention – Chair: Heather Stoa, DGE, Decatur

Disseminates and shares information about upcoming RI Annual Convention

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

Visioning – Ron Schettler, PDG, Effingham

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


Click here for 2020-2021 District Grant Information!

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 District and Club Leaders!
On 6/28, District Governor (DG) Julie Dobski passed the gavel to incoming DG Mike Step (Paris Club). Heather Stoa (Decatur Club) was installed as DG Elect & Connie Walsh (Champaign Club) was installed as DG Nominee. Club Presidents from the District's 52 clubs (48 clubs + 4 Rotaract clubs) were also installed. District committee & subcommittee chairs also took the oath to serve. The event was held on ZOOM, and Nolan Longest of Paris Rotary Club served as MC. The invocation and much of the special music was provided by people known to our new DG, Mike. Video support was provided by Joe Palma (BN Family Rotary) and his company, Palma Entertainment. Our new DG, Mike, presented PDG Julie Dobski with a beautiful piece of glass art that symbolized her Rotary year theme of "Rotary Connects the World." A video of the installation is available for viewing on the District 6490 YouTube Channel.
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