Club Service

Rotary strives to achieve its objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in five primary areas. These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service.

One Avenue of Service is Club Service. This Avenue promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the club function successfully and achieve its goals.


Here are some of the District 6490 committees that help carry out the mission of Club Service:

  • Achievement Awards Committee – This committee seeks to thank clubs and individuals for their service and contributions to Rotary and to share ideas for projects and best practices in each of the Rotary Avenues of Service.

    Chair: Judith Story (Danville Sunrise),

  • Alumni Committee – This committee promotes the life-long association of Rotary alumni of all Rotary programs (Foundation programs as well as Youth Exchange, Interact, Rotaract, and RYLA) with Rotary by reaching out to alumni, by helping club members better understand the significance and role of alumni in club and district activities, and by working with leadership of the district Rotary Alumni Association.

    Chair: Liz Skinner (Monticello),

  • Budget and Finance Committee – This committee assists with preparing the budget, monitors expenses and receipts and other tasks associated with Budget and Finance.

    Chair: Treasurer Kevin Kuebler (Bloomington),

  • District Conference 2017 – This committee plans and conducts the 2017 Rotary District 6490 Conference. Particular attention is given to high interest, pertinent information, fellowship and camaraderie, youth and cost effectiveness.

    Chairs: Kevin Kuebler (Bloomington),
    Mary Droste (Charleston),
    Dawn Ard (Arcola),

  • District Assembly – This assembly helps District 6490 Rotarians to learn and become more informed, assisting the district governor in education, motivating and inspiring Rotarians to participate in Foundation, membership, youth service, public relations and other topics.

  • Chair: DGE Arlene Pennie (B-N Sunrise),

  • Land of Lincoln PETS
    DG Larry Howell (Arcola)

  • DGE Arlene Pennie (B-N Sunset),

  • DGN Julie Dobski (B-N Sunrise),
    Dawn Ard (Arcola),
  • History and Archives

    Chair: Melanie Mills (Charleston),

  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – A three-part series of one-day courses offered to Rotarians to increase their knowledge of Rotary and hone their leadership skills. Courses are taught by certified instructors, and it is also a great networking opportunity. RLI in our district meets twice a year.

    Chairs: Breelyn Menzer (B-N Sunset),


  • Leadership Succession and Development – This committee works to identify future Rotary leaders on the club and district level. The committee is comprised of the district directors and the Governor’s Chain.

    Chair: Lyn Landon (B-N Daybreak),

  • Membership Attraction and Engagement – This committee works with local clubs to build membership and works with the district governor in implementing membership information and suggestions in training activities.

    Chairs: Julie Dobski (B-N Sunrise),

  • Membership-Club Extension

    Chair: Joe Teague (B-N Sunrise),

  • Nominating Committee

    Chair: Current DGE

  • RI Convention – This committee disseminates information about the RI Convention. The 2017 convention will be held in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Chair: Arlene Pennie (B-N Sunset),

  • Visioning Committee – A strong and effective Rotary club is vital to retaining and attracting quality members. Vision facilitation is about strategic planning for Rotary clubs. The Visioning Committee will work with clubs to help the clubs establish a plan for the future.

    Chair: Ron Schettler (Effingham Noon),

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District Events

2018-2019 District Awards Is your club doing amazing work in one of the avenues of service? Do you have a club member that always goes above and beyond? Submit an award nomination here today! Governor Arlene has helped make awards more enticing by replacing first place banners with $100. For more information see page 3 and 12 of the May District Newsletter

Heart2Heart The Heart 2 Heart program is acooperative effort between Rotarians primarily in the "Heart of America" (Zones 30 and 31) and in the "Heart of Mexico" (Districts 4170 and 4140) Click here for a video of a recent trip to Mexico.

LOLPets Incoming Presidents (as well as other Rotarians), enjoyed the Land of Lincoln PETS March 17-18. Check out photos here.

Presidential Citation. Let your club get the recognition it deserves. RI recognizes outstanding clubs with the Presidential Citation. You can find the criteria by clicking here.
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