Title Author Date
Mikayla Nelson Visits BBRC
Hough Street student Mikayla Nelson visited the Club on November 3 and provided an update on the Guatemala philanthropy initiatives she is involved in! What an impressive young lady.
Mikayla Nelson Visits BBRC mhc 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z
BBRC Paddleboat on the Fox River
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.
BBRC Paddleboat on the Fox River Lew Parks 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z
Barrington Rotary Clubs Donate to Splash Pad Initiative
On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and the Barrington Noon Rotary Club donated $10,000 to the Barrington Splash Pad Initiative.
Barrington Rotary Clubs Donate to Splash Pad Initiative Lew Parks 2016-06-24 00:00:00Z
KidsFest/KiteFly A Wonderful Success
KidFest/Kite Fly is an event coordinated by Barrington Breakfast Rotary, Barrington Park District, and Leave No Child Inside.  This year the outdoor event on May 7, 2016 was at Barrington's Citizen's Park and was for families and featured 30 stations featuring nature learning and the outdoors.  The stations had outdoor activities and crafts for children and families.  Attendance was 2,727 which was a new record.  Of these, 1,226 were children.  Barrington Breakfast Rotary gave out 1,700 free kites, conducted a Kids Fun Run, and sponsored the Rotary Grill for drinks, snacks and lunch.   At other stations, children could make a Bird House, climb a tree, learn about alpacas, do a pond exploration, and do nature crafts. The event is striving to be zero waste and we also worked with Mindful Waste to learn about recycling.  This is a fun and also educational community event that has continued to grow every year.
KidsFest/KiteFly A Wonderful Success Kris Young 2016-06-05 00:00:00Z
BBRC Presents Check to Carpentersville School
"Barrington Breakfast Rotary presents $1,000 check to Children's Home and Aid in Carpentersville for an educational garden at the Jerri Hoffmann preschool and daycare center.  This project is in collaboration with the Carpentersville Rotary Club."
BBRC Presents Check to Carpentersville School 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z
Amazon Smile Foundation Donation
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Barrington Breakfast Rotary Char Fdn. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4179261 and support us every time you shop.
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Amazon Smile Foundation Donation 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z
District Vocational Scholarship Program
Applications must be received no later than March 10 2016 for a scheduled interview
District Vocational Scholarship Program Lee McCloud 2016-01-25 00:00:00Z
Barrington Giving Day

Barrington Giving Day

Friday afternoon a Rotary contingency helped at the Barrington Giving Day at the Barrington Middle School. The BBRC was well represented.
Barrington Giving Day Lewis Parks 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z
"I Wish I Had" Reminder
Is to purchase gifts for the neediest students at Sunny Hill Elementary School
"I Wish I Had" Reminder Narayan Murarka 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z
A Unique Organization.....A Unique Club
A Unique Organization.....A Unique Club 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z
BHS Interact Club make a huge impact to promote education in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Communities 8/29/2015 9:13:00 AM James Quigley
Through efforts of the local BHS Interact Club, Rotary Foundation just transferred $54,000 to Guatemala to improve the education opportunities for 400 children living in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Communities. These children attend an afterschool tutoring and mentoring program. Specifically the grant will fund a computer lab with 16 new computers, desks and chairs; renovate and equip a library; provide tables, chairs, and printer and audio video equipment in a new community center; and equip a commercial kitchen to provide a healthy meal each day to the children.
http://www.living60010.com/Pics/BADC/hopes%20in/interact_logo-1.jpgThere are over 6,000 children living in these communities. Among their challenges is the poverty of education. A 2013 Social Study concluded that only 57% of these school age children have “any” education with only 5% reaching high school. Improvement is a slow and steady process because many of these families have lived by recycling garbage for 3-4 generations. It is hard to break a viscous cycle. The after school program provided by Potter’s House, was at maximum capacity with 250 children. The new community center provides the opportunity for an additional 150 students to enroll. There is high demand and 75 students have already enrolled in advance of the grant being funded. That means 75 students off the street after school and being mentored rather than getting into mischief. Local Barrington students had visited the Guatemalan communities over the last five years. In 2013 they learned that they could create their own service project through Rotary’s High School Club called “Interact”.
The BHS Interact Club is associated with the two Barrington area Rotary Clubs – Barrington Breakfast and Barrington Noon clubs. The project was sponsored by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary club with partnerships between Barrington Noon, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg AM Rotary Clubs, and the BHS Interact Club, each contributing funds towards the project. The Rotary Foundation provided matching funds. The BHS Interact Club members are to be commended for their drive to raise approximately $26,000 of which about $10,000 was used for this project with the remaining available for future projects.
Rotary Global Grants are only available for projects that are sustainable and fall under one of several “areas of focus”. For this project, “education” was selected as the focus. The grant process is very vigorous and requires cooperation between a US based Rotary Club (Barrington Breakfast), a host club (in this case, Ciudad de Guatemala), and a local partner (Potter’s House International). The grant must be sustainable and have measurable outcomes. In this case, Potter’s House has been working in the communities for nearly 30 years and has set up criteria to improve the number of students continuing in school. Ciudad de Guatemala will handle monitoring the implementation and follow up.
Interact allows students to develop service projects that are close to individual students hearts. Other Interact projects completed in 2014/15 included Bowling with the Buddies (students with special needs), Music and Memory (memory improvement for the elderly), and Hope’s In Stride and Merry Meals for 500 pounds of shoes and clothing and 22,500 meals for the poor in Guatemala. Interact looks forward to welcoming many new students into the club this year.
BHS Interact Club make a huge impact to promote education in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Communities 8/29/2015 9:13:00 AM James Quigley 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z
Fatherhood Initiative Update
Fatherhood Initiative Update Theresa Cullum 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z
John Haniotes
Classification Finances
Membership PHF Date Joined Mar 13 2003
John Haniotes John Haniotes 2003-03-19 00:00:00Z
Curt Larson
Classification Finances
Membership Date Joined Dec 19 2002
Curt Larson Curtis Larsen 2002-12-19 00:00:00Z
Keith Hanson
Classification Law
Membership PHF Date Joined Jan 17 2002
Keith Hanson Keith Hanson 2002-01-17 00:00:00Z
Bruce Grabenkort
Classification Banking - Finance
Membership Date Joined Jan 01 2002
Bruce Grabenkort Bruce Grabenkort 2002-01-01 00:00:00Z
Ron Hamelberg
Classification Retired CPA
Membership PHF Date Joined Apr 04 1999
Ron Hamelberg Ronald Hamelberg 1999-04-04 00:00:00Z
Vern Heeren
Membership PHF Date Joined Oct 02 1997
Vern Heeren Vernon Heeren 1997-10-02 00:00:00Z
John Cole
Classification: Manufacturer Representative
John Cole John Cole 1988-04-19 00:00:00Z
Barrington Middle Schools and Sunny Hill Continue
Barrington Middle Schools and Sunny Hill Continue Michael Lauzon