8-4-17 Weekly Meeting RSVP
Ditka's TracksideJul 29, 2016 4:00 PM –
Aug 01, 2016 12:00 PM
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
NORTH SCHOOL PARKAug 02, 2016
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Corner of Campbell & VailAug 05, 2016
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Village of Arlington Heights Immunization Clinic
Arlington Heights Village HallAug 08, 2016
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Day at the Races Food Drive
Arlington International RacecourseAug 14, 2016
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
AH ROTARY ANNUAL STEAK FRY
Sep 09, 2016
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Tim Govern, Golf Operations Manager at the Arlington Heights Park District talked about course improvements and changes at Arlington Lakes, a 90 acre, 18-hole, par-68 course covering 5,360 yards. He described significant renovations to the course affecting such things as improvements in speed and flow of play, bunkers (fewer), water features, Tees (additional), club house and layout. For more about Arlington Lakes, click http://www.ahpd.org/parks/facility-details/?fid=3
The course is at 1211 S. New Wilke Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 and operates dawn to dusk. Phone: 847-577-3030. Tim can be reached at 847-577-3032 and email@example.com . For additional information about the renovations see More...
Supporting the Arlington Heights community is certainly a key focus of the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and this sponsorship provides a win-win option for all!
- The Metropolis creates 350 jobs/year and has a positive $ 3.8 million dollar economic impact in Arlington Heights.
- The Metropolis fills an important role as the most important non-equity theater in the midwest. While this requires creativity in the attraction and procurement of shows, it plays a significant role in helping young actors who are just starting out.
- 2000 students are served each year by the School of Performing Arts.
- Metropolis has many partnerships and outreach programs throughout the community, including Special Leisure Services Foundation, Arlington Pediatric Therapy, and the Library.
- We burn tons of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas)
- The CO2 released enhances the natural greenhouse effect, which is causing climate temperatures to increase at the fastest rate in history.
- Left unchecked, this will carry potentially catastrophic impacts for future generations.
- Eligible applicants are Arlington Heights based organizations or projects that benefit Arlington Heights residents.
- Projects should address a need not supported by the organization's ongoing operating budget.
- Proposals for projects or programs should request only the amount needed for the specific project or program, but in no case should the requested amount exceed $ 1,500.
- Organizations are encouraged to apply for support of new initiatives or to increase the impact of an existing program.
- Applications should be submitted by e-mail to RCAHCommunity@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is May 7, 2016.
- Grantees will be notified by June 30, 2016.
Wendy Davis, who recently returned from a Friendship Exchange trip to Pakistan, welcomed three visiting Pakistani Rotarians who are now here visiting Clubs in District 6440. Shown at left are Drs. Sohail Qureshi, Arjumand Sohail, and Aamer Sohail. Drs. Sohail Qureshi and his wife, Dr. Arjumand are members of Rotary Club Sahiwal 101. Their son, Aamer is a recent medical school graduate and Rotaracter. They provided us with a brief virtual tour and overview of Pakistan- just enough to tempt visitors, as well as some background on their club. Their service projects have focused flood relief, adult literacy, empowerment of women, and healthcare education and screening.
|President C.W. Moellenkamp exchanges flags with Dr. Sohail Qureshi while Wendy Davis looks on.|
|How many of the managers in your career would you want to work for again? That is the question posed by Jeffrey Anderson, president of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Based on several studies, the average response is only somewhere between 30-50%, representing an astoundingly high rate of "failure." While self awareness can help to avoid some of the pitfalls that lead to a failing or plateauing career path, accurate awareness is hard. The deficiency that causes the problem in the first place makes it difficult, if not impossible to recognize the deficiency. There are, however, identified causes of derailment.|
|Jeffrey Anderson(right), responding to a question raised by Harry Vashwani.|
Bob Stzapka, Marc Poulos, and Rick Koebernick (left to right) welcome
Dave Jaffe who was inducted at this week's meeting.
Photo and story, courtesy of the Daily Herald (Melissa Silverberg, reporter, and Joe Lewnard, staff photographer).
- This year's Spring Fling will be a fun-filled evening at the Metropolis on Thursday, May 5th. It will start with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a performance by students of the School of Performing Arts and a preview of Rent. Registration is required. Don't wait until the last minute; you can sign-up here.
- Next Wednesday, volunteers are invited to meet at Aldi to help shop for the Wheeling Food Pantry, followed by fellowship and fun at The Sports Page. Click here for more information.
- There was a problem with the Community Grants application that was distributed last week and loaded onto the website. The application has been fixed and replaced. It can be downloaded here from the website. If you have shared applications, please pass this information along.
- There is still time to sign-up for the District Conference on April 28 and 29. Go to the District website http://rotary6440.org to register.
- NWSRA has part-time summer jobs available. For more information contact Nanette Sowa at NWSRA or Jim Bertucci.
- Rich Morton announced that they will be accepting scholarship applications for 2 more weeks. Scholarships are available to high school seniors. The application can be downloaded from the website.
It's hard to define Tom Kastle in a single word or phrase. He's a singer, songwriter, actor, tall ship captain, historian, and story teller, and we were treated to examples of almost all of his talents this week.
He entertained us with sea shanties, and original songs, even getting us to sing along.
He shared personal stories; his first ship was the Charlotte Ann, a 1888 Chesapeake Bay Oyster boat schooner; he fell in love with tall ships and never looked back.
He told us that in the 1880's, Chicago was the fourth busiest sailing port in the world with 1800 sailing ships on the Great Lakes. The Chicago River was a traffic nightmare with 35 pivot bridges and 1200 openings a day.
For anyone interested in hearing more of Tom, check out the Chicago Maritime Festival which is taking place on April 16th at the Old Town School of Folk Music. It's a full day of seminars, workshops, demonstrations and singing. www.chicagomaritimefestival.org
Larry Kosiek (left) told us of a book about the four surviving babies born in Nazi prison camps...a remarkable tale (Born Survivors by Wendy Holden). In the process of telling the story of that book, he also told us a remarkable story about his dad.
During our St. Patrick's Day lunch gathering on March 17th, we were entertained by Patty Homan with portions of his one-man show "I am Ireland". The show celebrates Ireland's road to independence through the songs and stories of her people from 1798 through the Easter Uprising in 1916. We enjoyed great songs and music, along with great storytelling from Patty, all in vivid historical perspective. You can find out more about Patty's show "I am Ireland" at www.iamirelandshow.com, and arrange for bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.