Community 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 Community Service. This Avenue relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business and community lives.

Committees

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

District Grants Committee – Chair: Heather Stoa, DGN, Decatur

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our community and communities abroad

District Grants are due September 1.
Click here for the application.
Click here for the final report form

217-422-0879
hhstoa@gmail.com

 

Literacy and Education – Chair: Janet Ellis-Nelson, Champaign

Responsible for working with clubs to implement local and international literacy projects;
distributes Cardinal Care funds, and assists in any other initiatives dealing with literacy and
education


217-202-3898
janetnelson1994@gmail.com

 

Polio Eradication – Chair: Fred Heilich, Tuscola

Solicits funds raised to support immunization campaigns to, once and for all time, eradicate
polio


217-552-4059
fheilich@msn.com

 

Service and Activity Projects – Director: Mary Hodson, Champaign-Urbana Sunrise

217-493-6957
maryfhodson@aol.com

 

Shelter Box USA and Disaster Relief – Tom Hodson, Champaign West

Provides humanitarian relief and aid in the form of equipment and materials that provide
shelter, warmth, and comfort for displaced people; enhances awareness and helps District 640
respond to and recover from disasters

217-840-5551
tzhodson@gmail.com

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Announcements
End Polio Now We are |this close| to Ending Polio. Celebrate World Polio Day on October 24th, with one of the great ideas at this link. Write a press release and send it to your local media outlet. Check out this PowerPoint detailing the Long Journey to Eradicate This Dreadful Disease, put together by District 6490 End Polio Now Committee Chair, Fred W. Heilich III.

New Fundraising Page Our website now has a Fundraising page. Click here to check it out

Rotary District 6490 Conference The 2019-2020 Rotary District 6490 Conference is now open! This year's District Conference, October 19-20, has something for every Rotarian! Click here to register online OR Click here to print a registration form.

Support the Rotary District 6490 Conference Click to learn more about sponsorship and to sign up to be a sponsor. Click to sign up to donate a silent auction basket. Click to sign up to donate towards the 1000 blessing bags that will be assembled for families in need at the conference.

Other Events at the District Conference Sign up to showcase your club projects at the House of Friendship and to remember Rotarians who have passed away. Click to learn more.

Presidential Citation Let your club get the recognition it deserves. RI recognizes outstanding clubs with the Presidential Citation. You can find the criteria by clicking here.
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