Children's Advocacy Center Benefits from Rotarians Hard Work
 On Tuesday, September 29, and Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Illinois Quad Cities Rotary Club replaced a wheelchair ramp and did outside landscaping for the Rock Island County Children's Advocacy Center (RICCAC).  
The Children's Advocacy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization offering services to children who are victims of crimes, especially physical and sexual abuse.  RICCAC provides forensic interviewing services for the Criminal Justice System (so that children only have to recount their experience once), and provides counseling services for the children and their families.

 The Illinois Quad Cities Rotary Club has supported the Children's Advocacy Center for the past two years, providing financial support and purchasing household products and gift cards for use by the Center. 


FIVE Rotary Clubs Sponsor End Polio Now Walk
Rotary District 6420 Donates $1000 to Eradicate Polio
Rotary District 6420  Leadership Team attended the Fifth Annual End Polio Now Walk held October 10 at Centennial Park in Rock Falls, sponsored by the five Rotary Clubs of Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Noon, Twin Cities Sunrise, and Walnut and SVCC Rotaract. 
District Governor Tom Brooks presented  a check for $1000 to assist in the Rotary effort to eradicate polio.  Thanks to the Gates Foundation, that amount will be doubled and added to make that district contribution a total of $3000. 
Front row: Betty Clementz, Chair of End Polio Now Walk, receives the check from District Governor Tom Brooks while district leadership and planning committee members watch (back row left to right) PDG Kathy Kwiat-Hess, District 6420 Foundation Chair;  Mike Albert, Rock Falls Rotary Foundation Chair; Gail Wright, Rock Falls Rotary President; PDG Leo Patterson, Dixon Rotarian; Laura Kann, District 6420 Governor Elect,; David Bills, District 6420 Governor Nominee, and PDG Steve Kuhns, District 6420 Treasurer.
Morrison Rotarian Sews Something Special for Vets

Morrison Rotarian Suellen Girard presented an amazing program on October 7. She is a volunteer quilt maker for the Quilts of Valor, which was founded in 2003 to supply service members and veterans touched by war with the comfort and healing of a quilt. As of March 2020 this organization has provided over 250,000 quilts to veterans. Many of these soldiers have suffered some type of physical or psychological wound and a quilt can do so much to help them heal.  Even if you can’t sew a quilt you can donate funds to Quilts of Valor, or you can donate fabric to a locate QOV group. 

Suellen pours her heart and soul into each quilt she makes because she knows she can honor the military service her dad gave to his country. She displayed 4 quilts she made that would easily bring several hundred dollars if she were to sell them. We want to thank Suellen for her dedication and the investment she makes to comfort our veterans and their families. This certainly fulfills the Rotary motto of “Service about Self”. 

If you would like to nominate someone for a quilt you can go to:


Rockton-Rosco Rotary to hold End Polio Now Walk

Join us on October 24th at 8:30 - 10:30 for our End Polio Now Walk at Hononegah High School Track.  There will be hot cocoa & coffee for purchase & get a FREE t-shirt with a $20 donation.  Bring your family, friends, & neighbors.  Wear a mask and we will practice social distancing.

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Non-Invitation to District Foundation Dinner
Yes!  You are seeing this correctly.  The District Rotary Foundation Dinner was scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 12.  Due to COVID19 we are unable to hold the event this year.  Typically this is an event where we celebrate accomplishments related to The Rotary Foundation specific to our district.
The cost of this event would have been $35.  Please consider taking that $35 and donating it to The Rotary Foundation as part of your giving for this year.  Let's see if together we can drive our Foundation giving numbers up between now and November 12.
On behalf of The Rotary Foundation and District 6420, we thank you for your gifts to the Foundation.
Oregon Rotary Club hosts DG

The Oregon Rotary Club met Wednesday October 7th at the Oregon Depot.  The club was pleased to host District 6420 Governor Tom Brooks as the main speaker.  Tom’s love for Rotary and its’ mission was present throughout his presentation.  

Tom spoke of the main goals for Rotary International as given by the current President Holger Knaack.  Rotary’s focuses will be to completely cure Polio, grow Rotary impact world-wide, and grow Rotaract/Interact/Youth Exchange.  Rotaract/Interact are Rotary Clubs for young adults and high school students.  Young adults are the future of Rotary and have a great deal to add to our communities.

Tom kindly presented member Bob Newlon with a Rotary messenger bag.  Bob has served as a District Governor in the past, along with being instrumental in water and sewer sanitation efforts world-wide.

Rockton Roscoe Rotary Holds Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual happy hour on September 30th was fun. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.  How about Pictionary next time? 
(Who else in the District would like to be a part of this????  Sounds like a GREAT time!) )
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