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Rotary and Rotarians "rocked" the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner. The Arlington Heights Noon Rotary Club took home the award for Not-for-Profit of the Year. Rotarian Mike Clements and Clementi's won the Business of the Year award and Neil Scheufler was honored as the volunteer of the year! Outgoing president (and Rotarian) Jim Bertucci shared highlights of his year; past president (and Rotarian) Sue Duchek swore in new president (and soon to be reactivated Rotarian) Amy Philpott.
Rotary brings together business and community leaders to exchange ideas and take actions to solve problems and improve communities. Looking around at the dinner, seeing all of the Rotarians in attendance it was clear to see that that is exactly what is happening here in Arlington Heights!
- Charitably Happy were -- Chris McClure announced a new accounting system, Quick Books. Special thanks go to Treasurer Jim Thomson for the extra work! Linda Borton thanked Tim Corrigan and others the efforts as the program the previous week in getting Club Runner running for us. Bob Paddock was happy about the Herald’s efforts at diversification -- the purchase of Profile Publications, a national publisher of chamber of commerce community guides. He was also happy for the ready fellowship and friendship our membership in Rotary brings, even when he comes in late for a meeting (he then asked his patient table mates Mary Cay Chisholm and Deb Whisler to pass the olive oil and bread again! : )
- Fine Fine Master Dr. Joe Musolino did an especially Fun and Fine job entertaining for charity. He used a slide show to quiz us on little known aspects of speaker Karen Baker’s life. Among other things, could we guess her favorite Dr. Seuss book? Favorite Chinese carry-out item? Her fantasy celebrity dinner companion? Song she readily knows all the lyrics of? As president Borton said afterwards, “Joe’s presentation was a great example of the ‘Fun’ in Rotary.” Contact Joe to show it to you.
Our speaker, Karen, had told us in a regular luncheon program about her job as Director of Community Outreach at Northwest Community Hospital, so this week in her Classification talk she told us more about herself. Raised in Palatine and Arlington, she graduated from Arlington High School along with fellow Rotarian Mike Cassidy. Her first job was selling merchandise with Charles of the Ritz, then moving into training. Parents and grandparents among us, note that good things can come from being a band groupie -- she married a band member, Kevin Baker ! She and her husband have three children. She said her hardest job ever was being an active stay-at-home mom. Having been very involved in schools and activities, one of her children got to the point asking, “Are you going to be at school again today ! ? She felt it was time to go back into the workforce.
Feeling she wanted something more than selling, she worked as Palatine Township outreach coordinator. At an event there she met her friend and mentor, Ron Buch, who brought her to NW Community Hospital. In addition to community outreach she also handles the tasks of regulatory reporting, community needs assessment, government relations, charitable giving, and Latino outreach
On a personal basis, travel is a hobby and pleasure. The family has enjoyed adventure travel, the kids most of all, plus she and Kevin have enjoyed several trips as just a couple. Cooking and country music are other pleasures, along with family time, sister time, Dudley (12-year-old beagle), friends and Bunko pals…and of course, Rotary.
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RI President-Elect Ron D Burton announced the 2013-2014 theme, “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”
The theme announcement was made during the opening plenary session of the International Assembly, the annual training event in San Diego for incoming district governors.
In the absence of our Presidents Current and Elect, the meeting was presided over by “Speaker of the House” / “Lady in Charge”, Linda Borton…reigning with a smile, of course. She turned over some of her time to Nick Pecora to introduce 4 guests today, including two from the Arlington Evening Club, ________ and _________. Our other guests were _______________ and _______________.
Lost your glasses ? Jim Thomson must have been serving “the good stuff” at the recent Festivus party, because someone apparently got cured and no longer needed their glasses ! Some gold-rimmed glasses in a case were left at Jim’s. Contact him if they are yours.
Birthdays were announced by Chairman of our "House Birthday Committee", Bill Mahoney. Our four celebrants were Jon Ridler, joining in 2005, sponsored by Ken Alger; Mike Sweeney, 2012, by Mike Anthony; Rich Morton, 2012, by Will Beiersdorf; and Lynn Jensen, 2005, by Scott Davis. Said Lynn, “Like many new Rotarians, my sponsor talked me in to being in charge of something back then…he and I not knowing what we were in for…now I’m in charge of Administration again, and I know what I’m doing this time !” Congrats and thanks to our Birthday Rotarians, and their sponsors! And yes, Lynn, you indeed know what you’re doing…you’re making Scott proud.
Fine Fine Master Joe Musolino gave us a chance to be happy, and quizzed us on Da Bear's. Ron Crawford passed along a $50 donation made for a bike tuned up through the bike program. Bob Paddock was happy about a just completed visit with relatives in Norway, happy that a company tornado drill went well, and puzzled that staff listened more to this than to what he normally says ! Will Beiersdorf was happy about the special award Salute had won (ask Wil for more details). Jim Bertucci was especially happy about his son graduating with manga cum laude with three majors from Loyola, and having a job in Rome representing the university. Congratulations All !