District Rotarian of the Year  

2017

  • Ron Schettler - Effingham Noon

2016

  • Julie Dobski - Bloomington-Normal Sunrise
  • Linda Healy - Normal

2015

  • Hank Campbell - Normal
  • Bill Malone - Champaign

2014

  • Carly Burkybile -
  • Larry Howell - Arcola

2013

  • Tiffany DeSpain - Savoy
  • Cathy Rector - Champaign West

2012

  • Joe Mikulecky - Bloomington - Normal Daybreak
  • Larry Johnson - Champaign - Urbana Sunrise

 

 

 

2011

  • Bill Wills - Bloomington 
  • Jane Solon - Champaign West

2010

  • Paul Donohue - Champaign West

2009

  • Heather Stoa - Decatur

2008

  • Debra Hirschi - Champaign West

2007

  • Ralph Dude - Normal

2006

  • Surinder Sethi - Normal

2005

  • Don Bathgate - Gibson City 
  • Don Wendel - Urbana

2004

  • Paul Taylor - Savoy

2003

  • Ted Keller - Effingham 
  • Cynthia O' Connor - Bloomington

2002

  • Paul S. Anderson - Bloomongton-Normal Sunset 
  • John Behrendt - Litchfield

  2001

  • Rhonda Reneer - Litchfield

2000

  • Jim Bowers - Hoopeston

1999

  • Howard Stombaugh - Mowequa 
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A faithful Rotarian has passed. Donald G. Bathgate was a member of the Gibson City Rotary Club for many years and contributed his time, talents and service to both the Gibson City club and District 6490. He was very instrumental in establishing the District RYLA program. We salute him!

District Awards Application Open. Share with all of us what you and your club are doing, and in the process gain some recognition and an award! Click here for more details and the application. Deadline to apply is May 28th.

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.

May 13th - Rotary Foundation Event A reception for Paul Harris Fellow or higher donors, A Presentation by Rotary International Director Elect PDG Floyd Lancia, and a Screening of the Movie “Breathe.” Sponsorship opportunities are available, click here for more information.

Hoopeston Annual Golf Benefit - June 1st The annual golf benefit is at Hubbard Trail Country Club. Click for the registration form and for the sponsorship form.

Cards/Cubs Game - June 17th Save the date for Rotary Day! Click here for purchase information! Proceeds from the tickets will go to support District Literacy Activities.

Next RI Convention set for June 23-27, 2018 in Toronto. The Rotary International Convention will travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where there’s Inspiration Around Every Corner, June 23-27. Toronto is a diverse city with lots to offer, including vibrant cultural, art, entertainment, and culinary scenes. You’ll learn about new ideas, hear different perspectives, and gain new skills through engaging speakers, breakout sessions, and exhibits in the House of Friendship. Don’t miss out on the most inspiring convention yet! For more information, click here.

PETS pictures. Check out pictures from the 2018 Presidents-Elect and President-Elect Nominees training. Photos taken by District 6490 Official Photographer Bill Warmoth
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