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We're sponsoring Tressa Macaludo, a sophomore at Stevenson High School, for a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend in East Troy, WI in March. RYLA aims to recognise publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities, provide an effective training experience for potential leaders, and encourage leadership of youth by youth.
 
Tressa and her father Dave attended last week's meeting, where she read her terrific application essay.
 
We know you'll enjoy RYLA, Tressa!
 

 
 
Our friends at the Lake County Haven recently sent us the following "Thank You" note.
 
Dear Jim and our friends with the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods.
 
Thank you for adopting December 1st at our shelter in honor of your 21st anniversary!  Thanks to your support, today we were able to offer our residents a career skills workshop to help them identify and present their marketable skills to potential employers.  Thank you so much for your generosity !
 
Lake County Haven
 

 
 

Betsy Skibinski spoke at yesterday's meeting on Alzheimer's: Signs, Symptoms, and a Personal Story.
 

 
 

We're pleased to announce that Toyoda Machinery USA is the first sponsor to commit to support this year's Heritage Race, which will be held on Saturday, September 10th in Long Grove. Club Member and Toyoda USA's President and COO Howard Michael presented the check to Club President Sara Knight.

Over the Race's first 18 years, our Club has partnered with more 30 local charities to raise more than $1.3 million for our and their causes.

 

 

Rotary Club of Long Grove / Kildeer / Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, USA's photo.

 

 
 

This morning, Marilyn and I dropped off 45 lbs of dog food at Petsmart in Mt. Prospect, where Foster 2 Home was holding one of their weekly adoption events. They had seven dogs on site and ready for adoption, with a few more new ones scheduled to arrive this afternoon. If tail wags are any indication, everyone was thrilled with the donation from our Pet Food Drive.

Founder Cathy Maloney had with her, a copy of an article about our 2016 Pet Food Drive that appeared this week in several community newspapers including the Lake Zurich Courier and the Buffalo Grove Countryside.

 

 
 

 

Angel, one of the many cats available for adoption at Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center in Palatine, takes a few minutes to enjoy some of the wonderful pet food recently donated by the community through the 2016 Rotary Pet Food Drive.
 

 
Worldwide, there were 72 official cases of Polio in 2015: 19 in Afghanistan and 53 in Pakistan. This is the lowest level reported since Rotary pledged to eliminate the disease in 1985; that year, there were 350,000 cases.
 
As of January 25th, there have been zero new cases reported in 2016.
 

 
 

We're sponsoring a Pet Food / Pet Supplies drive from January 1st to February 15th, 2016, to benefit two of our partner charities, Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center in Palatine, and Foster 2 Home in Arlington Heights.
 
 
 
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