Community 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 Community Service. This Avenue relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business and community lives.

Committees

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

  • Disaster Relief Committee – This committee works to enhance disaster awareness and help District 6490 respond to and recover from disasters.

    Chair: Jay Stortzum (Champaign), jwstortz@gmail.com

  • District Grants Committee –District Grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our local communities and communities abroad. This committee promotes, solicits, and awards District Grants to clubs in the District, administers the grants at the District level, and fulfills the reporting requirements of The Rotary Foundation.

    District Grant 2018-19 Report Form: Due June 30, 2019

    District Grant Application: Deadline is September 1, 2019

    Chair: Heather Stoa (Decatur) hhstoa@gmail.com

     

  • Literacy and Education – This committee is responsible to work with clubs to implement local and international literacy projects, continue to build a relationship between the clubs and the Illinois Reading Council, distribute Cardinal Care Funds and assist in any other items dealing with Literacy and Education.

    Chair: Janet Ellis-Nelson (Champaign), janetnelson1994@gmail.com

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