District New Rotarian of the Year

2019

  • Michelle Uphoff - Bloomington

2018

  • Laura Pritts - Bloomington-Normal Sunrise

2017

  • Keli Krueger-Huhra - Bloomington-Normal Daybreak

 

2016

  • Krishna Balakrishnan - Bloomington-Normal Sunrise
  • Granville Colvin - Charleston

2015

  • Stephanie Adomaitis - Bloomington
  • Heather Dennis - Normal

2014

  • Doug Schwaim - Bloomington - Normal Sunrise
  • Breelyn Menzies - Bloomington - Normal Sunset

 

2013

  • Lawrence Stoner - Monticello
  • Amy Snyder - Champaign - Urbana Illni After Five

2012

  • Molly Charleston - Bloomington
  • Larry Howell - Arcola

2011

  • Lisa Boehm - Bloomington 
  • Meghan Listek - Normal

2010

  • Roger Schmidgall - Bloomington-Normal

2009

  • Peggy Hardy - Bloomington-Normal Sunrise

2008

  • Steve Kite - Mattoon

2007

  • Dorothy Kennett - Bloomington-Normal Sunset

2006

  • Jeanne Banovic - Litchfield

2005

  • Gayle Wallace - Champaign West
  • Jack Franklin - Savoy

2004

  • Sue Lochbaum - Monticello

2003

  • Sue Behrendt - Litchfield

2002

  • Georgia Hoskins - Hoopeston

2001 

  • Marcia Dennis - Normal 
  • Sarah Ross - Savoy

2000

  • Eileen Jerutka - Danville 
  • Rod Hudson - Piper City

1999

  • Mary Droste - Charleston

1997

  • Terry Davis - Charleston

1995

  • Mark Borz - Charleston
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Youth Conference 2020 On Feb. 22, 9am- 1:30pm, District 6490 will hold a Youth Conference for Interact members and Rotaract members at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign. There will be no charge. Lunch will be provided. This event is a great way for Interact and Rotaract members to trade ideas and brainstorm new ideas. To register, please send the following information to District Interact Chair Art Drake (ardra345@hotmail.com) on or before Feb. 15:
1. Which school your club represents
2.How many Interact members will attend
3. How many adults will attend
4. Any dietary restrictions

Next Rotary Leadership Institute Rotary Leadership Institute is designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in future club leadership, not necessarily as club presidents. RLI provides you a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills that are so important in voluntary organizations.The leadership skills you obtain at an RLI event will help you in your involvement in Rotary as well as your leadership efforts professionally. Join us for the next RLI: Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Richland Community College, Decatur. Light breakfast, refreshments and lunch are included in the $50 registration fee. Many clubs sponsor members who are interested in attending RLI. To register go online at http://www.hoa-rli.org/ by Wednesday, February 26, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact RLI Chair, Cindy Guthrie at district6490rli@gmail.com.

Women of Rotary - New Initiative - Let's Grow Rotary! DG Julie Dobski is gathering a group of Rotary Women to brainstorm how to increase women's membership throughout the district on March 2 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Stephens Family (Champaign County) YMCA. Rotarian women interested in participating should contact DG Julie (littlejewels.julied@gmail.com) or her assistant, Liz Palma (lizzym555@gmail.com).

President-Elect Training Training for incoming presidents will be held in Effingham this spring, March 21 & 22. Please go to http://lolpets.org/ for all kinds of information, including event registration, to help president-elects start their Rotary year with success!

Field Trip to RI in Evanston Join district leaders for a group tour, lunch and small-group training at Rotary International, April 20th. Read more about the trip and register at https://dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77445278.

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

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

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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