Welcome to our November newsletter!

District Govenor November News

November is Foundation Month!  It seems to me we have been already been celebrating the Foundation with all of the World Polio Day (Oct 24) events that were held across the District. Starting with the End Polio Walk on October 12, the Sterling Noon, Twin Cities Sunrise, Walnut and Rock Falls Rotary Clubs collaborated on making that event a success for the 4th year.

The Peru, LaSalle, and Illinois Valley Sunrise Clubs hosted an End Polio Run on World Polio Day that started at the Peru City Hall and ended at the LaSalle City Hall.

The Princeton Club had a Foundation Dinner and raised money with a joke telling contest, and the Toluca Club raised $1000 with a “Purple Pinkie or Pay” challenge to their club members.

All of these events sound like fun celebrations and great connections between Rotary Clubs and communities to raise the awareness of polio eradication.  But the fun is just beginning, can you imagine the celebration we will have when we hear the world is free of the wild polio virus?  Don’t want to wait that long? Then come celebrate the Foundation with us on November 9. You can register on the District 6420 website but hurry because the deadline is now!  See you there.


DG Bobbi

Poliovirus Type 3 Eradicated Worldwide!
District Foundation Dinner Registration Open!

I am sure you are aware that November is The Rotary Foundation month.  If you haven’t already set up your annual contribution to the Annual Fund and to End Polio Now, this would be an excellent time to do so.  Using Rotary Direct to set up your contribution makes it so easy.

If you haven’t heard already, Charity Navigator, which is the largest charity watchdog, recently selected The Rotary Foundation as #1 on their list of Charities Everyone Knows About, with a perfect 100 out of 100 score!  How awesome is that!  We truly know that the money we give is being effectively and judiciously spent.  

We will be having our District Foundation Dinner on November 9.  I hope to see many of you there.  We will be celebrating the wonderful work done in and by our district via The Rotary Foundation in 2018/19.


Loves Park Issues Proclamation
Greg Jury, Mayor of Loves Park, issued a proclamation declaring October 24, to be Polio Eradication Day in the city.  Pictured with the Mayor is Loves Park Rotary Club Secretary, Ciara Stahley.
Holiday Greenery Sale by Rock Falls Rotary
This fundraiser sends fresh greenery wreaths and other items anywhere in continental US for the prices given.  It will arrive the week after Thanksgiving.  All orders are due to Rock Falls Rotary by November 6 with payment made out to Rock Falls Rotary. Orders may be sent to Betty Clementz, 21762 Manton Road, Sterling, IL  61081. Any questions, contact Betty at tbclementz@gmail.com.
Rock Falls Celebrates Art Johnson's 60 years in Business
Members of the Rock Falls Rotary visited their 40 year Rock Falls Rotary member Art Johnson, to celebrate his 60 years of being in business as CEO of Johnson  Shell Oil Company.  A toast was raised to Art for his success in the business world.
Hungry Hobo and Polio Fundraiser
Randy Skipton, Wayne Allen, John Finkes, & George McDoniel, from the Quad Cities Rotary Club, gave Polio Canisters, to our local Hungry Hobo stores to collect funds.
Kathy Schmidt
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