Thank you to our amazing members and friends who were able to join us for this year’s Foundation Dinner and District Conference. It was a weekend of inspiration, service, and the joy of reconnecting once again. In so many ways this year, we have all Served to Change Lives, and it was wonderful to celebrate with each and every one of you.

I want to give special thanks to Rachel Ossyra and the Foundation Dinner Committee; and Mary Dougherty, Kathy Rak, and the Conference Committee for planning such excellent events! I am excited to see the great partnerships and continued impact that our clubs and members will continue to have the rest of this Rotary year and into the future.

Yours in service,
Jane Hopkins, District Governor
Rotary International District 6450

We are so humbled by the incredible response to supporting humanitarian aide in Ukraine.
For those who are looking to donate physical supplies, Rotarian Chris Olson and PDG Pat Merryweather-Arges have offered to be collection points for supplies.

Emergency Medical Only: Contact Rotarian Pat Merryweather-Arges for drop offs
Tourniquet, C-A-T (Combat application tourniquet)
Tourniquet SWAT
Blood clotting gauze
Hemostatic gel/Celox granules
Wound vac
Chest seal gauze
Emergency medical kits with tourniquet and blood clotting gauze

Non-Medical Only: Contact Rotarian Chris Olson for Aurora warehouse hours
Sleeping bags
NEW bedding sheets
Power banks
iPhone/Android charge cables
Diapers
MRE or freeze dried food (no cans)
Powdered baby formula
Tylenol, Motrin, Advil

Financial Contributions: Please consider making a MONETARY DONATION to help send Emergency Medical Supplies to Ukraine.

If you prefer to mail in your donation please make check payable to The Charitable Foundation of Rotary District 6450, Inc., indicate Ukraine, Lithuania or Where Needed in the memo line and mail to:

The Charitable Foundation of Rotary District 6450, Inc.
400 E. Randolph St., #2305
Chicago, IL 60601

By giving to the Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450, you are providing essential medical and humanitarian supplies to Ukraine and the surrounding countries aiding refugees.

Blood DriveBlood Donations Needed!

Governor Jane Hopkins is urgently calling for Blood Donations.  The need has risen to the crisis level due to Covid issues.

Those clubs already planning, or others which are interested in blood drives should email Governor Jane Hopkins.

Check back often to check the progress of the District 6450 Blood Drive.

Upcoming Events

All meetings are in Central Time. Please visit our Calendar page to see all upcoming events.

9th Annual Chicago Woman of the Year Awards
May 24th 2022 at 11:30 am
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Chicagoland Rotary Means Business
May 25th 2022 at 6:00 pm
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2022 Council on Legislation Results
May 25th 2022 at 6:30 pm
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Rotary International Convention
June 4th - June 8th 2022 at 8:00 am
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District Rotary Foundation Committee Meeting
June 13th 2022 at 5:00 pm
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ROTARY/One Presidential Installation
June 14th 2022 at 12:10 pm
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Chicagoland Rotary Means Business
June 16th 2022 at 6:00 pm
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District Grants Subcommittee Meeting
June 18th 2022 at 8:00 am
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Bed Build - Sleep in Heavenly Peace
June 18th 2022 at 10:00 am
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District Finance Committee Meeting
June 21st 2022 at 4:15 pm
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District Governor Ade Onayemi Installation
June 22nd 2022 at 5:00 pm
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