District 6420 News
District Governor Laura Kann's Welcome Message
Welcome to the new 2022-2023 Rotary Year! I am super excited to serve as your District Governor and
even more excited about the year ahead as we get to “Imagine Rotary!”
Today I want to talk with you about our 2022-2023 District Conference and instilling a comfort and care philosophy into every Rotary
It's not too late to sign up!
Pecatonia Hits a Grand Slam in the WSOG!
Rotary Night at the Ballpark
After a fun and competitive year of the World Series of Giving competition, the ultimate winner was Pecatonica Rotary.
Pecatonica stayed at the top of their division for the last several innings and hung in there in June to win the World Series.

The club was able to celebrate with district leadership and a few Rotarians from other clubs at the Rockford Rivets game on August 3.
2021-2022 District Award Winners 
PDG David Bills provided a letter announcing the 2021-2022 District 6420 award winners. Please click on the link and read about the great accomplishments and recognition of individuals and clubs!
Congratulations to Major Donors!
Congratulations to Major Donors!
Contributing to The Rotary Foundation is something we all recognize the importance of as Rotarians. Our contributions do tremendously good work
both in our own communities and around the world. Achieving the status of Major Donor demonstrates a strong commitment to this cause.
Read more to congratulate and honor our fellow Rotarians for their generosity...
SHOWCASE 2022 - Rotaract, Interact, and Earlyact
We are proud to share the service projects and accomplishments of nine Clubs who submitted entries for this year’s SHOWCASE! They are listed in random order with pictures submitted. Click here to see the impact they've made to our communities.
(Picture shown is Sycamore club as sample only. Click on the link to see all of the submissions.)
August is Membership Month
August is Membership Month
August is Membership Month for Rotary. In District 6420 our total membership has continued to decline, especially over the last two and a half years of the Covid pandemic. Past Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, wisely observed that with so much need in the world Rotary must “grow more to do more.”
District 6420 Feeds Food Banks
Have you heard about the District's contingency fund? Typically, they are used for natural disasters in our area.  This year, the District Leadership chose to use the funds differently...
Are you a member of the Polio Plus Society?
Congratulations! The District 6420 Polio Plus Society is officially launched! Are you a member?
Did you know we've contributed $686,883 to Polio Plus as a district?  How much would that be if you add the 2:1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?
Read the story to find out...
District 6420 Make a $$$,$$$ Difference!
District Grant Success!

Thanks to the hard work of many Rotarians throughout District 6420 the 2022-2023 District Grant Application season was a great success.
Read more to learn the district projects and the impact to our district...
Sycamore Club Raises Funds for Ukraine Refugee Help
The Rotary Club of Sycamore closed out year 2021-2022 by serving over 500 dinners at a drive-thru event to raise money to help refugees in Ukraine. 
What are your tips for inviting new members? For holding a successful event? Share with us by emailing
The Rotary Club of Sycamore closed out year 2021-2022 by serving over 500 dinners at a drive-thru event to raise money to help refugees in Ukraine. 
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