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Date: 4/5/2021
Subject: Rotary - Club President Updates
From: DG Chuck Corrigan

Dear Club Presidents:


District update - please share with your Club members:
District Conference - Register Now!
District Conference this year will be more inclusive and accessible than ever before. There is no cost to attend - just register in advance.
174 Rotarians and Rotaractors have registered to date!
Read all about it and register here:
The dates to put on your calendars -
Thursday evening, June 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday evening, June 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday morning, June 5, 8:15 - 10:30 am
For Thursday evening, we are planning a night of "Telling Our Stories," sharing the highlights of Club projects throughout the year.
Friday evening is Awards Night, where we will recognize the outstanding work of individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs this year.
On Saturday morning, we will take care of business at our Annual Meeting. We will have a memorial service for our departed friends in Rotary. And, we will hear from Rotary International Direct-Elect, Nicki Scott, a past District Governor for our District, speak on "The Future of Rotary." Not to be missed.
The first 300 to register for District Conference will receive a District Conference swag bag containing:

a District Conference 2021 pen
a District 6450 "Birthplace of Rotary" pin
a small hand sanitizer
an informational packet on Fellowships and Club events
a Conference Program
snack items
seed packets for Milkweed or other pollinating plants
information on a special District Conference discount to Russell Hampton
2 raffle tickets for fabulous prizes
and more!

We will have a minimum of 30 Raffle prizes, valued at $100 or more each.
Raffle drawings will be held at the end of the program on both Thursday and Friday.
Rotary Day of Wellness and Service

Many Clubs are planning an event for our Rotary Day of Wellness and Service. It is not too late for your Club if you have not scheduled something already.
To encourage participation, we are offering $100 per Club (including Rotaract and Interact clubs) to pay for any costs associated with your activity that weekend. Clubs are encouraged to collaborate. Please provide DG Chuck with the details of your event (time, place, description, contact person) by March 31, 2021, so we can publish a complete list of the activities being offered.
Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup

Help cleanup our lakefront shoreline - mark your calendars for Saturday, April 24, 2021.

There are over 14 Districts (about 20,000 Rotarians, their families, community members) now committed to participate (including Rotary Districts in Canadian Provinces from Quebec to Manitoba border, and in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, New York, and more).
You don't have to be a Rotarian to join in this work. Non-Rotarian individuals and community groups are welcome to participate. Share ideas and meet like-minded Rotarians. Help our environment.

Ways to participate:

(1) Rotary Club of Chicago Six Corners clean-up of Margate Park, 4912 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am to Noon. RSVP to Fausto Lopez -

Gloves, plastic bags, hand sanitizer, and garbage grabbers will be provided. Coffee, water, juice, and donuts will be served. Please bring your MASK!

(2) Rotary Club of Chicago Citywide Service and the Chicago Rotary Club coalition clean-up of Grant Park: Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am to Noon.

Participants will be assigned to identified sectors within Grant Park. The first emphasis will be on the Park south of Ida B. Wells to Roosevelt Rd. Additional sectors north of Ida B. Wells will be assigned if number of participants allows.

Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Participants may want to consider obtaining a grabber tool if desired. (Available at local hardware stores or online).

To sign up yourself or a group of your Club members, email Manon Lyketsos:

District Assembly - Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 9:00 am

Join our District Assembly on Saturday, April 10, starting at 9:00 am on Zoom.

All Rotarians and Rotaractors in the District are invited to join to discuss topics of interest or to raise issues for District leadership.


1) District Update
2) Moving Back to In Person Meetings
3) Rotary Day of Wellness and Service
District Conference 2021
5) Open Forum

No registration needed.

Zoom information:
Topic: District Assembly
Time: April 10, 2021 9:00 AM Central Time (US)

District Assembly Zoom

Meeting ID: 848 9181 4939
Passcode: Assembly21

District Annual Meeting Notice
Our District Annual Meeting will be held as part of this year's District Conference, on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 8:15 am, via Zoom.
Topic: District Conference Day 3
Time: Jun 5, 2021 8:15 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 811 2237 2985
Passcode: 1905
Annual Meeting Agenda:
1. Opening remarks – DG Chuck

2. 2019-20 Financial Report – Final – Bret Mitchell

3. 2020-21 Financial Report  - Year to date – Bret Mitchell

4. DG Nominating Committee Confirmation – Chuck Corrigan

5. Budget Approval – 2021-22 – Jane Hopkins – See draft budget here: Draft Budget 2021-22

6. Membership Report – Linda Kemp

7. Foundation Report – Rachel Ossyra

Thanks for reading, and keep up the great work!

Chuck Corrigan
District Governor 2020-21
(630) 853-9461