Northern Illinois Rotary Districts 6420 6440 6450
A multi-district council working together to achieve Rotary's motto of
Service Above Self
in Northern Illinois
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Rotary - Making a Difference
Northern Illinois Rotary was formed in 2013 to join the districts in the Northern Illinois region to work together on public relations, training, major service projects, major events, overlapping club areas, and much more.

The Rotary motto, Service Above Self, conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization's members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

The new multi-district council is not a "super district" but an expansion of the concept of "One Rotary" where more than 200 local clubs work together to achieve Rotary goals.

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Rotary District 6420
Map of Rotary District 6420
Representing northwestern Illinois, from Rock Island to the far western suburbs, north to the Wisconsin border and south to Peoria

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Rotary District 6440
Map of Rotary District 6440
Representing northern and northeastern Illinois suburbs, from Lake Michigan to the far western suburbs and from the Wisconsin border south to Batavia

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Rotary District 6450
Map of Rotary District 6450
Representing Chicago and the western and southern suburbs, extending west to the Aurora area and south to Kankakee

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Founded in 1905 right here in Northern Illinois, Rotary is recognized as the world's first volunteer service organization. Today, Rotary flourishes worldwide with over 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.


The following six areas of focus are considered the priorities of Rotary worldwide:
Rotary 6 Areas of Focus




Rotary founders
The first four Rotarians: Silvester Schiele, founder Paul P. Harris, Hiram Shorey, and Gustavus Loehr, circa 1905-1912
Rotary International




Rotary International


We are this close to ending Polio worldwide
We are THIS CLOSE to eradicating polio forever. Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases of polio from 350,000 annually to only 37 worldwide in 2016, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated. Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children worldwide. In addition, Rotary's advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $10 billion to the effort. Follow this link to help us with the final push to eradicate polio forever.

End Polio Now




2018 Northern Illinois Rotary, an association of Rotary Districts 6420, 6440, and 6450