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Date: 5/12/2021
Subject: Rotary - Club President Updates
From: DG Chuck Corrigan

Dear Club Presidents:

District update - please share with your Club members:

Opportunities for FREE PPE and Hand Sanitizer - but please act quickly:
Because we are Rotary, I have been approached by two different companies who want to donate large amounts of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer. This is all high-quality inventory.
One has:
40,000 individually wrapped & sterilized surgical masks - cartons of 2,000 
4,000 KN-95 masks - cartons of 500
1,000 non-surgical isolation gowns - cartons of 100
The other has:
5,000 gallons of hand sanitizer - cases of 4 - 1 gallon jugs
The masks and gowns are at a warehouse in Elk Grove Village, and the supplier will allow pickup there, or is willing to ship via FedEx ground to any location in our District at the supplier's expense.
The hand sanitizer is at a warehouse in Aurora near Naperville, and is for pickup only.
Please let me know if one of your charitable partners has need of these items, and to contact me via email to arrange for pickup/delivery.
We would prefer to see this used for more immediate needs rather that stockpiling for future use, and we would like to serve a number of recipients rather than one group ask for all of it. When it's gone, it's gone.
Please help us get this in the hands of charities that need it.

District Conference - Register Now!
District Conference this year will be more accessible than ever before. There is no cost to attend - just register in advance.
232 Rotarians and Rotaractors have registered to date!
We are packing up the goody bags that go to the first 300 registered this Sunday, and will distribute them next week, so please ask your members to register by Saturday if they are thinking of attending. 
Register here:
The dates -
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
Thursday evening, we are "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 great FREE STUFF:

a District Conference 2021 pen
a District 6450 "Birthplace of Rotary" pin
hand sanitizer
a 10' tape measure from Inside Looks
a drink koozie
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 32 raffle prizes, valued at $100 or more each.
Raffle drawings will be held at the end of the program on both Thursday and Friday.

Thanks for reading, and keep up the great work!

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