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District 6450 Headline News 
Vol. 1, Edition 7 - March 30, 2022 


Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • Updates on where and how to drop Ukrainian Donations
  • Reminder to support the Shelter Box USA operation on the ground in Poland, helping Ukrainian refugees
  • D6450 Rotary, Greater Food Bank of Chicago, and Foodbank of Northwest Indiana cooperating in April 9th food drive
  • Global Grants Management “Zoom” Seminar, April 9th
  • All D6450 “Hands On Deck” to help clean up Grant Park in Chicago, April 16th
  • Big Casino Night at the Darien Rotary Fundraiser, April 26th
  • 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary, April 28th
  • Celebrate a great giving year at the D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner on April 29th!
  • “Live” D6450 Annual Conference on April 30th, Announced!
  • Applications for the D6450 Board of Governors, Now Open!

Update on D6450 Ukrainian Donations
First, thanks for the great response to our request for supplies to support the Ukrainian emergency refugee situation in Poland and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

Second, to make our D6450 collection effort more efficient, please follow this guidance from Governor Jane:

Emergency Medical Only: Contact Rotarian Pat Merryweather-Arges for Drop Offs -
  • Tourniquet, C-A-T (Combat application tourniquet)
  • Tourniquet SWAT
  • Blood Clotting Gauze
  • Hemostatic gel/Celox Granules
  • Wound Vac
  • Chest seal gauze
  • Emergency Medical Kits with Tourniquet and Blood Clotting Gauze
Non-Medical Only: Contact Rotarian Chris Olson for Aurora Warehouse Hours -
  • Sleeping bags
  • NEW Bedding sheets
  • Power banks
  • iPhone/Android charge cables
  • Diapers
  • MRE or freeze dried food (No Cans)
  • Powdered baby formula
  • Tylenol, Motrin, Advil
As mentioned in our March 15th D6450 Headline News, Shelter Box USA currently has a team on the ground in Poland and is cooperating with RI in providing assistance to the millions of Ukrainian refugees in that country.  District 6450 Rotarians who wish to support Shelter Box USA’s mission in Poland and other Eastern European nations affected by the war can do so at
2022 Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food, a cooperative effort between the Food Bank of Greater Chicago, the NW Indiana Food Bank, Boy Scouts of America, and D6450 Rotary, is requesting that Members bring quantities of the following foods on April 9th:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jellies/Jams
  • Canned/Dried Beans
  • Canned Fruits/Veggies
  • Boxed Pasta/Rice
  • Canned Fish
  • Canned Soup/Stew
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Boxed Crackers
….to the following locations in our area:
  • Butera Market (2070 N Rand Rd - Palatine)
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church (10 N Buffalo Grove Rd - Buffalo Grove) 
  • River Park Moose Lodge (8601 Fullerton Ave - River Grove)
  • St. Christopher Catholic Church (4130 147th St - Midlothian)
  • Somonauk Park (Park Forest)
  • St Mary Star of the Sea Church (6435 S. Kilbourn - Chicago)
Questions, contact Brooke Parker at 224-310-5503.

Important Global Grants Management Seminar to be held on Saturday, April 9th
For all D6450 Rotarians involved with Global Grants, a seminar on Global Grant training will be held via Zoom to discuss the many aspects of that important program. ALL CLUBS that intend to participate in the Global Grants program for 2022-23 must send at least one representative to this session.

For more information, contact Rachel at
Second Annual Grant Park “Earth Day” Clean Up, April 16th
REMINDER: Last year, District 6450 Rotarians participated in a spring clean of Grant Park in Chicago.  This year, another District 6450 “Earth Day” Clean Up of Grant Park will be held on April 16th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Want to volunteer today? Here’s how
For more info, contact Rotarian Jim Wales at

Darien Rotary Casino Night Fundraiser, April 26
REMINDER: Darien Rotarian Joe Marchese,, announces that Darien Rotary is planning a Casino Night fundraiser, April 26, 2022 at Ashyana Banquet Hall in Downers Grove from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Entry fee is $100 for gambling chips, drinks and food.
Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala, April 28th
REMINDER: Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala will take place April 28, 2022 at the Olympia Fields Country Club. Register at
For more information contact
D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner, April 29th
REMINDER: D6450 Rotary Foundation Chair, Rachel Ossyra, announced that this years D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held “live” at the Burr Ridge Marriott, 5:30 - 8:00 pm on Friday, April 29th.
For more information, contact Rachel at

D6450 Annual Conference, April 30th
REMINDER: On Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm, the 2022 Annual D6450 Conference will take place at the Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge in Hinsdale. Cost per person is $50 and includes lunch and dinner. A Day of Service, Education, Fellowship and Fun will unfold. Registration is required.
Special request to add to the conference fun! We are in search of outdoor games, such as croquet or badminton, to add to our district conference events. If you have these or other items that would be fun for Rotarians to play and socialize with, please reach out to Amy Hopkins at

For more info, contact Linda Yates at

Nominations for the D6450 Board of Governors, Now Open!
On March 28th, The D6450 Board of Directors approved the application to solicit applicants for the Board of Directors.
Download Application Here

D6450 has one opening for which we will be receiving applications. 

D6450 Membership Chair, Conor Gee, announced that all applications are due no later than Friday April 29th at 5pm at his email address

Questions, check with Conor at
Yours in service,

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All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

All Joliet Rotarians are invited to attend
the meetings of the Board of Directors.

These usually take place on


When in-person, meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  APRIL 26, 2022

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