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Goings-On / Stories
Early December Happenings!!!
The Month of December is upon us!
Here are some of the highlights form our December 1st club meeting.
Mary Holcomb & Elizabeth McGrath spoke to us about the Random Acts of Kindness Project that culminates on February 17, 2017. They suggested some immediate donations of money, gas cards, toiletries etc be brought to the next weeks meeting for distribution. It sounds like a great program that we should all get behind.
Trudy Wehren reminded us that on the December 10th volunteers will be packing Merry Meals from 10-5 PM, at the High School. The invite is part of the kids around the world project, and is in partnership with Potter House in Guatemala City. The goal is to send 50,000 meals to Guatemala. You don't have to pack that many meals on Saturday.
Jim Otis Chairs the I Wish program for Sunnyhill School. This is a wonderful opportunity each year to help students that have needs that we can provide for. Please see the story below and click on read more.
Mike Martinez asks our club members to volunteer for the Read In School Day program. It takes place next place next Saturday the 10th of December. Mike said that if you have at least a 2nd grade education you can do the job. I think that was a shot but it sounds like a lot of fun, so lets sign up. Thanks Michael.
It was a great meeting.
Giving Days - December 9th - 3 PM
Giving Day: BBRC has participated in Barrington Giving Day for a number of years. Our club members will be packing food boxes on the set-up day Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at 3 pm at Station Middle School. Steve Hollis is the BBRC coordinator for this event. Our Rotary club also donates $2,650 to Giving Day to provide 2lbs. of frozen ground beef to each family's food box.
Barrington Giving Day is coordinated by Pat Karon and many area nonprofits and churches participate. This year it will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10
POLIO PARTNER NAMED OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION
Rotary Foundation has been recognized as the Outstanding Foundation of 2016 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
Rotarians partner together on National Immunization Day in Moradabad, India.
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the AFP, which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation’s centennial year,” says Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee. “The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace. We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world.”
Mushtaq Merchant - Our Club Speaker for 12/1/2016
Louis Yee, our clubs Program Chair on the left, thanks Mushtaq Merchant for his talk on Islam & the West.
Below is an e-mail message from our speaker.
Assalam-o-Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You):
السلام عليكم - Arabic is read from right to left
It was a great pleasure to discuss Islam with BBRC members. I truly enjoyed our discussion and hope all of us have learned more about the unknowns of Islam. I am looking forward to the opportunity to getting together again ind deep dive further into Islam.
If any of your friends looking for someone to discuss Islam, please have them contact me. I will do my best to open a dialog with them for better understanding.
I also want to wish all of you - A Happy Holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah etc.) to all of you. May your holidays are Jolly and Healthy
Posted by Kris Young on Nov 29, 2016
New Roots Latin Club
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club has donated $750 dollars to the New Roots
Barrington High School Latin Club for costume purchases. The New Roots
Latin Club performs folkloric Latin dances under the direction of Nora Carranza.
Late November Happenings!!!
Well the holidays are upon us!
We had a full and eventful meeting on November 17, 2016.
Pat Hogan was inducted as our newest club member. She was sponsored by Ron Hamelburg.
Claire Erdman and Bella Gagen from the Barrington High School Interact Club, stopped by to present the Clubs current project. On the December 10th volunteers will be packing Merry Meals from 10-5 PM at the High School. The invite is part of the kids around the world project, and is in partnership with Potter House in Guatemala City. The goal is to send 50,000 meals to Guatemala. You don't have to pack that many meals on Saturday.
Nancy Shepherdson presented an End Polio award to our club.
Deb Villers presented Suzanne Gibson with a level 4 Paul Harris Award.
Kris Young, our club president elect for 2017-18, gave her classification talk to the club.
It was a full and enjoyable meeting.
Posted by Lew Parks on Oct 16, 2016
Thirteen of our BBRC members enjoyed a warm Sunday afternoon on a paddle boat up and down the Fox River. Fun was had by all.
The first Barrington Street Fest and Dance welcomed over 1500 guests!
A great time was had by all! Guests enjoyed the sounds of six great bands, delicious food and drinks, and spending time with friends and family members. Kids visited the petting zoo, had their faces painted, danced and received fun balloon creations.
A special thank you to our sponsors, vendors and entertainers. For more information go to: http://www.barringtonstreetfest.com
Posted by Lew Parks on Aug 25, 2016
On August 25, 2016 2017 District 6440 Governor Rick Rivkin presented to the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club.
Learning About Rotary Is As Easy As A-B-C
One Rotary CenterJan 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Random Act of Kindness Day
BarringtonFeb 17, 2017
District Trip to Guatemala February 2017
GuatemalaFeb 19, 2017 – Feb 27, 2017
Around The World With Rotary - 100 Years
64 Old Barn RoadApr 22, 2017
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Kid Fest / Kite Fly
May 06, 2017
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- A Personal Note
We have a lot to be thankful for. We, as Rotarians in District 6440, can truly count our blessings. Despite challenges that we, our communities, our country, and our world face every day, we remain relentlessly committed to Rotary Serving Humanity. So as we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, remember that the glass is more than half full and nowhere near half empty. Be positive, think positive, and continue to deliver on our motto of Service Above Self.