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The Chicago Tribune posted the following article on-line today.
It should be hitting the hard copy newspapers within a few days.
Today was our major fundraising event of the year.  It was our 19th annual Rotary Race for Charity.  This year we had nine local charities participating and a host of local business sponsors.  We were all at the race site at 5:45 AM to continue preparations.  Sausages to be grilled.  Pancakes to be flipped.  Walk-ins to be processed.  Tablecloths and chairs to be made ready.  Tropihies to be lined up.  We weren't going to let a little rain spoil all of this fun.  For some early photos of the event, please go to the Facebook page of one of our sponsors, Chick-fil-A of Kildeer.  We're still tallying the results.  Thanks again to all of our sponsors, charities, walkers, runners, Rotarians and friends and family who made this another great event for the community!  Race results may be found at:

Thanks to Race Director, Lyle Staab, for coordinating and leading our Race Day Process Review meeting for this year.  Every year this meeting gives us a chance to review our processes with the charities one week before the Race.  This year we have eight returning charities and one new one.  This is always a great opportunity for our charities to get to know one another a little more in depth, and for us to answer any questions they may have.

A new bench has been ordered for the Foglia YMCA to install outdoors next to our Little Free Library.  It should be shipping and ready for installation by the end of October.

We're sponsoring a local Boy Scout, Reuben Gutmann, as he begins work on his Eagle Scout project.  He will be researching, designing and installing some new signs at Reed Turner Woods in Long Grove.  On completion, Reuben will be joining us at one of our breakfast meetings to provide a review of his project.

Our article publicizing Registration for the 2016 Rotary Race for Charity hit the Daily Herald today on page 2 of the Neighbor and Classifieds section.  Check it out.

We recently received the following note from Emmaus House of Hospitality in Lake Zurich:  "Emmaus House would like to thank everyone on your Rotary team  for your generous donations of food and helpfulness at the recent Community Dinner.  It is only because of groups like yours that Emmaus House can provide these benefits to our community 48 of 52 Sunday evenings each year.  Thank you, one and all, for joining hands with us to take care of the Lord's people.  Blessings.  Emmaus House of Hospitality."

We sponsor this folk group on Sunday August 28.
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