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 –  Chair:  Julie Stump, Hoopeston

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

Alumni Committee –Chair: Liz Skinner, PDG, Monticello

Promotes lifelong associations with our district and Rotary for district alumni.

Budget and Finance Committee – Chair: Kevin Kuebler, District Treasurer, Bloomington

Assists with preparing the budget, monitors expenses and receipts, and other tasks associated with the district budget

District Assembly – Chair: Mike Step, DG, Paris Rotary

Plans an assembly to train club and district leaders

District Conference – Chair: Janet Ellis-Nelson, Champaign

Plans and conducts the annual conference in October of each year

District Trainer – Bev Soltwedel, Effingham 

Land of Lincoln President-Elect Training – Chair: Heather Stoa, DGE, Decatur

Serves as district representative to the 4-district planning committee to plan and promote training for all incoming presidents-elects

Membership Services, including attraction and engagement, as well as support for new and distressed clubs – Chair: Stacey Jolley, Danville Sunrise

Nominating Committee– Chair: Julie Dobski, PDG, BN Sunrise

Seeks Rotarians to apply to serve as District Governor. Interviews candidates and selects District Governor Nominee Designee.

Public Image – Chair; Julie Dobski, PDG, BN Sunrise 

RI Convention – Chair: Heather Stoa, DGE, Decatur

Disseminates and shares information about upcoming RI Annual Convention

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – Cindy Guthrie, Mahomet

Promotes the three-part series of one-day workshops offered to Rotarians to increase their knowledge of Rotary and improve leadership skills, with opportunity for networking

Visioning – Ron Schettler, PDG, Effingham

Facilitates club events to assist clubs in making decisions for planning for the future


Spring Forward with the May 1 District Assembly!

REGISTER NOW for the morning of Saturday, May 1, for a fast paced, hands-on “how to“ Zoom morning at District Assembly.

Join fellow Rotarians as we explore topics such as:

Improving club communications;

Working with social media;

Applying for grants and organizing a PolioPlus campaign;

Incorporating tech into meetings;

Entering and editing data in DACdb;

Conducting New Member Orientations;

Registering for a “My Rotary” account and entering goals;

International Service Opportunities for 2021-2022.
Our GOAL: we want club and district leaders to have the knowledge and tools they need for success in the upcoming year!


If you missed the Rotary Town Hall with IL Dept of Public Health Director Dr. Ezike, you can watch it HERE.


April 7: On Fire for Rotary-Conversation with Heart of America Innovative Club Advocates

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April 12: How to do Great Orientations

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April 13: Women in Rotary Speaker Series with Dana Vogelmeier

There is a speaker each month, starting in April and ending in September. Click here for info!

April 21: PDG Sylvia Whitlock - You've got to the carefully taught!

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April 28: Connecting the World with Rotary with Gay Mahoney (Rotary International First Lady, 2019-2020)

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May 15: 2020-2021 Award Nominations Open!

Information available May 15!

June 27: Installation of 2021-2022 District & Club Officers

More information available soon!
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