April / May 2022
District 6420 News
District 6420 Conference Update
It's not too late to register for the District Conference!  The registration deadline is April 15th.
ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 CONFERENCE – April 29, 30, and May 1, 2022
District Conference Update:
  • Clubs are urged to bring a display of a favorite club fundraiser or service project. Club displays will be shown in a special section.  Share ideas and brag a little.
  • DONATIONS wanted... If your club has a Rotary themed item, or other appropriate items for auction, please donate. All proceeds will go to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio+ Fund.
  • Friday, April 15, is the last day to register for the District Conference. Due to food supply line issues and staff shortages late registration may not be able to be accepted after April 15th.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
District 6420 Donates $159,789 to the Annual Fund
  As we start the last quarter of our Rotary year, I wanted to provide you with an update on our contributions to The Rotary Foundation. 
I am pleased to tell you that our contributions to the Annual Fund at this point total $159,789.  Our original goal was $124,930 so you can see we are doing very well and are way ahead from where we were at at this same time last year. (Continue to read the full article)
The World Series of Giving - 7th Inning
Hello again Rotary baseball fans, and welcome back to yet another exciting recap for
inning #7 in our first annual World Series of Giving.
We may have just completed our Seventh Inning Stretch, but our club teams surely took the opportunity to bring out their
big bats. And what a hitting demonstration it was that we just witnessed!
Calling all Clubs - District Grant Reminder
Calling ALL clubs in District 6420!  For the 2022-2023 Rotary year, the District has $1350 available for every club to participate in a District Grant. 
District 6420 Partners with San Juan Rotary Club
If you have not heard the news, District 6420 is now the primary international partner on a Rotary Foundation Global Grant.  Working with the San Juan Rotary Club (an English-speaking club of 77 members that is serving as the host Club), District 6420 is now supporting a project to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito from the entire island of Culebra (a part of Puerto Rico) and to do so using state-of-the-art mosquito control strategies.
District Launches Polio Plus Society
What is the PolioPlus Society(PPS)?
In an effort to increase sustainable giving, the PolioPlus Society was formed to encourage Rotarians to commit to a minimum of $100/year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth.  Society members receive a special society pin.
District 6420
  • During 2020-2021, clubs were encouraged to contribute $50/member for polio eradication through its members and community awareness programs.
  • The district PolioPlus committee will continue offer speakers and progress updates and continue to encourage ongoing club fundraisers and community awareness events.
  • If you currently contribute over $100 / year to the foundation, consider designating $100 or more of that amount to PolioPlus, thus fulfilling a PolioPlus Society Pledge.  This will also help fulfill the EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) goal for your club.
  • Donations may be made through club treasurers, or directly to the Rotary International website.  Be sure to use your “My Rotary” page to ensure proper crediting to your Paul Harris account.
To learn more about the PPS, click the read more link...
Polio Inoculators During a War
Attached is a reminder of our continued effort and danger in Rotary's war on Polio.  Remember that these inoculators had an alternative -- not to do this job.  But in their view, the risk of Polio in their county was more important.  I wonder what I would do in the same circumstance?
The Taliban have been a big supporter of Polio inoculations. They have provided security in previous drive-by vaccinations, held by our Rotary Clubs in Kabul after the U.S. departure from the Country.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog that wins the battle.  Clearly, Rotary is still in this fight to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth.  It has led Rotary to:
The District 6420 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event will be returning in 2022 with its original in-person format on May 6-8 at Lowden State Park in Oregon, IL.
This opportunity is open to all high school students in District 6420, however spaces are limited.

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Thank you for the donations to the Ukrainian relief efforts! #peopleofaction #district6420
Send details of your club's Ukrainian humanitarian fundraising efforts to
  • Name of Rotary club
  • Fundraising event
  • Total $ raised
  • Name of organization that received the funds
We'll collect the details and calculate a total amount of funds raised.
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Elizabeth Costa
Actuator Editor 
for District 6420