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 (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

 

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ROTARY CLUB LEADERS! On Friday, April 17th, DACdb is offering 10 training sessions that will cover various modules of the DACdb system. These modules are a MUST for the club leaders, especially the secretary, to master. Each session will be 20 minutes of training with a 10 minute Q & A. There is a 15 minute break between each session. You will learn how to: Help members with Log In and Password Recovery; Edit Club Positions; Add, Edit & Terminate Members; Create Committees (and why you should); use the premium Engagement/Attendance module; Check RI Compare; Create Events; Pmail; and Create Reports. GREAT STUFF! ALL FREE! And all sessions will be recorded and available for viewing after the event! Click here to register

Rotary Youth Leadership Award: April 17-19, 2020 - CANCELED We do not anticipate being able to reschedule RYLA 2020.

Field Trip to RI in Evanston - POSTPONED With the highest regards to health concerns, RI has canceled our visit on April 20 and pledges to work with us to reschedule for late summer or early fall.

YES! Please sign up! 2020-2021 Leadership Assembly Join District Governor Elect Mike Step for an opportunity to ask questions and get support to assure a great start to the new Rotary year via ZOOM online May 2.This assembly is for assistant governors, presidents, president-elects, secretaries, treasurers, membership chairs, and foundation chairs. Please go to https://dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77439176 for more information and to register.

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