December 2021-January 2022
Happy Holiday Message from David Bills
Just in case you have not noticed the holiday season is here. We ate too much at Thanksgiving and we survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. We are planning and preparing for celebrating the holidays with our family and friends. We especially celebrate the children who are so energized and excited by the season. The anticipation of gifts and the excitement of the possibility of seeing the loved ones that may only be seen this one time each year is renewed. This time can be magical, and we are all obligated by our individual traditions to celebrate and enjoy the season to the best of our abilities.
2024-25 District Governor Nominee Designate 
Mr. John Hurley of the Loves Park Rotary Club was selected to serve as the Governor of Rotary District 6420 for the 2024-25 Rotary year. The District Nominating Committee met on Saturday, December 4, 2021, to interview candidates for Governor of Rotary District 6420. The committee nominated John Hurley as the District Governor Nominee-Designate for District 6420. His formal application and nomination are now sent to Rotary International.
District Strategic Plan Released
District Governor David Bills and Governor-Elect Laura Kann have released the District 6420 Strategic Plan. From their introductory message, "We are pleased to share with you Rotary District 6420’s new 2021 Strategic Plan. This is our blueprint for moving forward together during the next five years and for taking our Rotary District from good to great. This Strategic Plan strengthens our shared commitment to Rotary’s core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership and is consistent with our Four-Way Test." Please click through to read their message and Strategic Plan.
Want to jump straight to the Plan? Click here: Link to the District 6420 Strategic Plan
Rotary District Input Regarding Rotary Bylaw and Rule Changes
Hello to all – As you’ll recall from earlier emails, our District participates in a world-wide process of sorting out recommendations for amendment of Rotary International and Rotary Foundation bylaws and procedures.
I serve as our District’s COR/COL Representative for the current three-year term, and PDG Steve Kuhn participates in the process as my Alternate. Resolutions are considered annually, as recommendations to the RI and TRF Boards, and Legislation is considered triennially, enacting policy and procedural changes that affect us all.
Triennial legislation will be considered by the COL at an assembly scheduled for April, 2022 in Chicago. You can view the pending proposed legislation HERE ( ).
World Series of Giving - 3rd Inning
Good evening again, Rotary baseball fans.  Hope you and your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As we move further into the holiday season, we have now completed a third of our World Series of Giving innings.  Our clubs’ successes in Foundation fundraising continue to build. Please click through to see the progress for each of the Divisions and their respective clubs. There has been some exciting progress!
Sixth Annual End Polio Now Walk sponsored by six Sauk Valley

area Rotary Clubs

Six Sauk Valley Rotary Clubs – Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Noon, SVCC Rotaract, Twin Cities Sunrise, and Walnut joined together to sponsor the Sixth Annual End Polio Now Walk on October 2. 
December - April Monthly Focus Topics
Do you find your club REACTing to the monthly topic of Rotary instead of being proactive and having something planned ahead of time?
NOVEMBER: Rotary Foundation Month
DECEMBER: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
JANUARY: Vocational Service Month
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See the article below featuring the results of the teamwork of SIX Rotary Clubs!
Registration for Jan and Feb Zone Public Image training sessions – click the link below to register even if you can’t make it live.  This way, you’ll receive the email with the links after the training.
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Russell Hampton
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Elizabeth Costa
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for District 6420