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Date: 5/3/2021
Subject: Rotary Update
From: DG Chuck Corrigan

Upcoming Events
See below for details on:
Rotary/One with Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Rotaract - Rotary International Presidential Conference
Rotary Day of Wellness & Service
Paul & Jean Harris Home Opportunities
District Conference 2021
& more!

Rotary After Work - Presented by Rotary/One

Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Mayor

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
5:30 - 7:00 pm CDT


Since assuming office following her historic election, Mayor Lightfoot has undertaken an ambitious agenda of expanding opportunity and inclusive economic growth across Chicago’s neighborhoods and communities, with early accomplishments including landmark ethics and good governance reforms and worker protection legislation, followed by key investments across education, public safety, financial stability, racial equity, and neighborhood investment.

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Regional Meeting On Pollinator Projects!
May 6 at 5 p.m. (CDT)
All Are Welcome -
Zoom Link Provided Below
The ESRAG Central North America Regional Chapter invites all Rotarians to a project/interest group meeting on May 6, 5 p.m. (CDT) for anyone interested in, currently doing, or has done in the past, a Pollinator Project and/or Operation Pollination project. We will meet and greet and go over current projects. We will discuss how to organize the records of results and the projects going forward.

All are invited to register.
Registration ends May 7th.

This 3-day virtual conference includes Breakout Session Trainings, collaborative problem-solving case studies, and both a keynote presentation and roundtable discussion with RI President Holger Knaack. The events are jointly designed and run by Rotarians and Rotaractors, with plenty of opportunities to network with Rotaractors and Rotarians. It is free to register.


Our own District Rotaract Chair, Donner Kahl, will be part of Sunday's panel featuring Rotary International President Holger Knaack, Past RI President Barry Rassin, and Rotaractor Phoenix McLaren!

Register here:

Rotary Means Business Chicagoland

Thursday, May 20

Please join us for our May 20th Chicagoland Rotary Means Business Meeting! 


This meeting will introduce a technique for a better quality networking experience which can also be used for self improvement and goal setting.  So mark your calendars as we continue to connect in the same spirit in which Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris did back in 1905.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Networking and fellowship are an integral part of Rotary.  Let’s continue the tradition through connection and compassion!


Check the District calendar for details.

We look forward to connecting with you!


District Conference 2021

Thursday, June 3  -  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, June 4  -  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 5  -  8:15 - 11:00 am



There is NO COST to attend the 2021 District Conference.
Register ONCE for access to EVERY SESSION of the Conference.
Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, friends and family are all invited.

District Conference Registration

The first 300 to register (212 have registered so far - so just 88 swag bags left - don't miss out!)

will receive a free 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!


Rotary Day of Wellness and Service

We want to make our District Conference a shared experience, despite the fact it will be mostly virtual. To get us out, active and together, we are encouraging every Club, by itself or working with other Clubs, to plan either a wellness or a service event for Saturday, May 22nd. (Activities can also be scheduled for the following day, Sunday, May 23.)

Let's do something for us (wellness) or for others (service) in a safe, socially-distant manner. Rotaractors, Interactors, family members and other non-Rotarians can be invited to join. The goal is to have hundreds of our Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and friends of Rotary active on service and wellness events at the same time. During the District Conference, we will share your photos and video clips of the many activities that take place that weekend.

Each Club should designate someone to take photos and videos of your project. Once they have captured the event, please upload/download your pictures and videos to this Dropbox folder:

Dropbox for Photos and Videos
We will put together a special video of the district wide event for the District Conference. 

Please provide DG Chuck with the details of your event (time, place, description, contact person). 

The Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation
Here are two great ways to help restore the Paul & Jean Harris Home:
(1) Help out in cleaning up the yard and moving furniture on Sunday, May 23rd.
  Email Cheryl McIntyre to reserve a spot. Cheryl McIntyre Email
(2) Donate in May to the Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation and the District will match
your donation 100%  (limit of $10,000 total).
  Donations are accepted from Clubs or individuals. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
To Donate by Credit Card:
 go to: Paul Harris Home and click on “Donate “button
Donations by check – mail to:

PJHH Foundation

c/o Dennis Gorman, Treasurer

9517 Ogden Avenue

Brookfield, IL


Chuck Corrigan
District Governor 2020-21
mobile: (630) 853-9461
To schedule a Zoom meeting with DG Chuck, go to: Schedule a Zoom with DG Chuck
Rotary International District 6450, Inc.