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Come one come all to Fall Training  

When: October 25th from 9am-12:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook  

Who: any and all Rotarians

Why: learn more about Rotary strategies and best practices and ramp up your leadership and public speaking skills


There will be a plenary session with lots of great content for everyone - My Rotary, how we communicate, District Conference, Paul Harris Home, leadership development, youth exchange and more.


Presidents-elect will meet with District Governor Elect Osei during a breakout session, we will have ongoing Secretary/Treasurer training and we would like the Rotaract/Interact/EarlyAct liaisons to meet each other and share ideas.  The rest of the breakouts are geared toward all Rotarians.  


Share Membership strategies and best practices, work on your club identity, learn more about Rotary history and structure, start collaborating on community and international projects, and hone your public speaking, conflict management and mentoring skills.  


There’s lots to learn and do so join us for Fall Training.

Club Leadership
Vickie Dorgan
President Elect
John Schwandke


Past President

Cliff Harstad

Robert Mantsh

John Robertson
Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman 

Gus Samios

Community Service
Andrew Horberg

International Service
John Schwandke

Eve Herdea

Rotary Foundation
John Schwandke
Marilyn Sainsot
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
Sargeant at Arms
Gerald McIlvain


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District Assembly

When: Saturday, Apr 21, 2012, 8:00 AM until 12:15 PM
Willowbrook Holiday Inn
7800 Kingery Drive
Willowbrook, IL  60527
Additional Info:

Contact: Not Selected

Registration: Required
Payment: Payment In Advance Only
Event Rules:
Cancellation Policy:
Capacity: 0
Available Slots: 0
Registrants & Fees:
Assistant GovernorNo Fee
Club Committee ChairNo Fee
Club Foundation ChairNo Fee
Club Grants ChairNo Fee
Club PresidentNo Fee
Club President ElectNo Fee
Club SecretaryNo Fee
Club TreasurerNo Fee
District 6450 LeaderNo Fee
District 6450 RotarianNo Fee


Rotary International District 6450


Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Holiday Inn in Willowbrook (I-55 and Route 83)



Registration and Light Breakfast – 7:45 – 8:30

Come early and visit with fellow Rotarians and Service Exhibitors

Introduction – 8:30 – 8:45

Pledge of Allegiance – Veterans



Introduction of Current, Future, and Past District Governors; District 6450 Leadership for 2012-2013

Plenary Session 1 – Finding Peace Within and Within our World – 8:45 – 10:00

Tammy Duckworth, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, past Rotary International Staff, and Lt. Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard

Panel Discussion by District Leaders on Peace Initiatives for 2012-2013

Plenary Session 2 – Transformation of Rotary in 2012-2013 -  10:00 – 10:30

Changes Ahead and What That Means to You as a Club Officer or Chair

Break  10:30 – 10:45

Time to Visit with Service Exhibitors and Move to Break Out Rooms

Breakout Sessions – 10:45 – 11:30

Breakout sessions for Club Officers and Rotarians:   Presidents-Elect; Grants Chairs; Secretaries; Treasurers; Public Relations, Membership, and Club Administration; Community Service; and International Service

Break  11:30 – 11:45

Time to Visit with Service Exhibitors and Move to Plenary Session

Plenary 3 – Rotary Foundation and Peace Initiatives – 11:45 – 12:15

Laura Graham, former District 6450 Rotary International Peace Scholar, Charter Rotarian member of the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle, Associate with Human Rights Watch, and community volunteer

Opportunities to Build Peace Through Service Throughout the World

Concluding Thoughts




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Oct. 02, 2014
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11:00
Club Assembly Mtg. @ 12:15
Oct. 09, 2014  -  TBA
Oct. 16, 2014  -  TBA
Oct. 23, 2014 
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Oct. 30, 2014
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Nov. 27, 2013  -  Thanksgiving Holiday; No Meeting today.