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:

  • Disaster Relief Committee – This committee works to enhance disaster awareness and help District 6490 respond to and recover from disasters.

    Chair: Jay Stortzum (Champaign), jwstortz@gmail.com

  • District Grants Committee – District Grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our local communities and communities abroad. This committee promotes, solicits, and awards District Grants to clubs in the district whose members contribute to The Rotary Foundation, administers the grants at the district level, and fulfills the reporting requirements of The Rotary Foundation.

    District Grant Application: Deadline is September 1, 2018

    Chair: Heather Stoa (Decatur), hhstoa@gmail.com

     

  • Literacy and Education – This committee is responsible to work with clubs to implement local and international literacy projects, continue to build a relationship between the clubs and the Illinois Reading Council, distribute Cardinal Care Funds and assist in any other items dealing with Literacy and Education.

    Chair: Janet Ellis-Nelson (Champaign), janetnelson1994@gmail.com

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Matching Points Campaign Any Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Amount points generated by donations made to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund-Share or Polio-Plus from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019 will be matched by D6490. Basically, you will receive double the points! You may choose to keep them for yourself or give them to someone else. Click here for the matching points form.

Heart2Heart The Heart 2 Heart program is acooperative effort between Rotarians primarily in the "Heart of America" (Zones 30 and 31) and in the "Heart of Mexico" (Districts 4170 and 4140) Click here for a video of a recent trip to Mexico.

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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