Rotary Club of Antioch-IL

 
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 

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This month in Tanzania the honorary plaque to former Antioch Member Bob Diess was mounted on the wall of the Kilimahewa Educational Centre.  This plaque was purchased to recognize the amazing work Bob did to help secure a Rotary International Global Grant for the Kilimahewa Educational Centre.  This grant funded various educational opportunities for vulnerable teens in Tanzania to learn skills such as a computers skills, agro-business skills, and entrepreneurial skills. The global grant led to a strong partnership with Rotary and the development of an Interact club within Kilimahewa.  28 students helped from the 1st Interact club in memory of Bob and the amazing work he did to help the school.  
 
These pictures show the plaque mounted on the wall at Kilimahewa.  The new Interact advisers attending a Rotary meeting to accept the plaque committing to start a Interact club.  And the first Interact meeting with Rotary members present sharing goals and ideas for the future.
Registration is open for the 2017 District 6440 Youth Conference at Harper College on November 4th!   Speakers (Courtney Drew, Roger Breisch, Carol Wells) are sure to inspire and enlighten all participants.  You'll learn why someone should consider applying for a Rotary Youth Exchange and for RYLA.  And you'll brainstorm, share ideas, and network with other attendees.  If you're an Interact Club member / Advisor / Liaison, a RYLA alumni, a Youth Exchange Inbound or Rebound, or any teen in District 6440 involved in Service Above Self - this is for you.  And any adults interested in D6440 Youth Programs are welcome to attend.  See you there! To register on-line click HERE.
Mike Schwert received an email from Emily Andre, first Interact Co-President and Rotary Scholarship recipient. She has completed her degree at American University and has almost completed a Peace Corp assignment in 5 years. We can all be proud of her and what she has done with a little help from us. Click on "Read More" to read her email and see pictures from her Peace Corps work.

The Rotary Club of Antioch is now on Facebook.

I've invited a couple of Rotarians to join but go the to Facebook page and click the following box to add it to your favorites to get notification of activities or message posts.You'll find the page at www.facebook.com/antiochrotary.

 

Congratulations to the Rotary Interact Club for another successful trip to Tanzania. 

The team, pictured here, provided an update of their trip with stories of how this impacted their view of life and help define career goals.

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An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.

 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Antioch

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main Street
or send mail to PO Box 35
Antioch, IL  60046
United States
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