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 final report form (doc) or final report form (pdf)

 

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

 

Polio Eradication – Chair: Fred Heilich, Tuscola

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

 

 

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

 

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 6490
respond to and recover from disasters

 

We Are People of Action Making A Difference.
Announcements
Rotary District 6490 PRESIDENT EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING
Saturdays
May 30, 9:30am - 12:00pm
June 6, 9:30am - 12:00pm
June 13, 10:00am – 11:30am
Go to the District Website’s Events Page to register.
These sessions are for Incoming 2020-2021 Presidents and 2021-2022 President Elects. The sessions will be held virtually, using the ZOOM meeting platform. Registered attendees will receive the login information for the meeting via email prior to the event. There is no cost to attend.

Nominations are open for District 6490 Club Awards District 6490 is proud to announce that nominations for Avenues of Service Awards, Individual Recognition Awards, and Club of The Year Awards. Submission rules, qualifications, and editable pdf nomination forms can be found by following this link.

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