Village of Arlington Heights- Immunization Clinic
Village HallFeb 08, 2016
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Valentine's Day Luncheon
Clementi'sFeb 11, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Forest View Educational CenterFeb 17, 2016
9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Shopping to provide food to Wheeling Food Pantry
Feb 17, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Shopping for food for Wheeling TownshipFood Pantry
Mar 09, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Calderwood Awards Lunch
Eurpean Crystal BanquetsMar 10, 2016
11:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Jon provided an overview of the variety of opportunities for connection and networking offered by the Chamber. In addition to social events such as Business Before and After Hours, there are Business Builder networking groups, an educational Entrepreneurs Forum, a Technology Advisory Group and the Professional Women’s Connection among others.
Jon introduced Mindy Phillips, Associate Director, who formerly served as the Executive Director of the Palatine Chamber. Expressing her excitement in joining the Arlington Chamber, Mindy shared that her primary focus is on programming, events, and connections. Planning is currently underway for several events including the annual Golf Outing, Mane Event, and some new speed networking before and after hours events.
California's Loss is Chicago's Gain
When Rotarian Bob Arnold introduced this week's guest speaker, Becky Hume (shown at left with Club President C.W. Moellenkamp), he gave an exceptionally thorough introduction. It turns out this was more than just good preparation, Becky, the Village Clerk of Arlington Heights is his daughter.
Becky has served as the Village Clerk for over five years. While the majority of time, the clerk is an elected position, that is not the case in Arlington Heights where it has been an appointed position since 1974. The scope and duties of the Clerk are variable from entity to entity. While Becky describes her position as a catch-all, perhaps due to the random questions that she fields from both internal and external sources, she has several areas of primary responsibility. These include stewardship of all Village documents, certification, notarization, and execution of Village documents, administering all oaths of office and maintaining board and committee minutes. Becky is also responsible for managing the Village election process, including voter registration, acceptance of location election petitions, ballot creation, and overall coordination of local village elections.
Stressing that one of her goals is transparency, Becky provided an overview of the term limit referendum that was originally introduced in 2013. When it was originally presented, it was challenged on several grounds, including the wording which was not in the form of a question. The challenge was reviewed by the electoral board, and upheld. The petitioner reposed the question, taking the language that had been used for another governing body. Upon presentation, it was challenged once again, this time for lacking specificity. The electoral board reviewed and upheld the challenge a second time. Acknowledging the frustration of the petitioner, Becky explained that there is no provision that allows the Clerk to modify language which is why she recommends working with experienced legal counsel. She went on to say that even after the second challenge was upheld there was little feedback or comment from community members.
From Millie Palmer, fine mistress for the month, we learned that it is illegal to: fish while wearing PJ’s in Chicago, hang male and female clothing on the same clothesline in Minnesota, duel in Paraguay unless you’re a blood donor, or carry old chewing gum on your nose in Somalia.
Both NSSEO and the NSSEO Foundation have identified collaborative partnerships as a goal that will help them achieve their vision of building a promising future for students. They have identified some large projects that require funding, for example the purchase of transportation vehicles and installation of an elevator in one of their facilities, but are also looking for local businesses that could provide opportunities for students to experience what it is like to be in the workplace. For more information about NSSEO and their programs, visit the NSSEO website, www.nsseo.org.
Don't use the common excuses for excessive eating during the holidays - "This is the only time of year that I eat like this"; "I don't want to say no to the host"; "I'll stop eating like this after the holidays"; and "I'll just have one".
Don't fall into the trap of thinking that by overeating one meal you have ruined that entire day or week.
Don't just plan to eat better or exercise “after New Year's” because that allows you to over eat now.
Be realistic, and focus on weight maintenance rather than weight loss during the holidays.
Eat a healthy snack before going to a holiday party.
Swap out high calorie ingredients for low-calorie ingredients or use a healthier preparation method.And remember, Abs are made in the kitchen not in the gym! You can't exercise away a poor diet.