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On May 24th, Nimesh Jhaveri, a member of the Board of Directors of Imerman Angels, was our speaker. Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like them – a “Mentor Angel”. A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. Nimesh is also the executive director of pharmacy and healthcare experience of Walgreens. It was a great presentation, and several in the audience spoke to Nimesh after the meeting about getting involved with Imerman Angels. Thanks, Nimesh!

Nimesh also mentioned that Walgreen's adopted Rotary's Four Way Test in 1955, and that he has a copy displayed on his desk.  See  


Our new meeting place is finally open for business and getting customers. Thanks to the Village Pizza and BBQ for hosting us during your startup. And the surroundings are fine. 
Dr. Neil Perlman, Past President of the Lincolnshire RC, gave an interesting, personal presentation about Lynch Syndrome, a genetic disorder which is carried in his family and often without knowledge along the family tree of many others. He presented many facts and advice to the rest of us about this syndrome.
Neil and his sister, also an M.D., have founded CCARE, the Colon Cancer Alliance for Research and Education for Lynch Syndrome, See
The pic shows Dr. Perlman coopted for a cookbook plug with Bill Ferreira
Club member and Long Grove Historical Society President Aaron Underwood did his part to promote Long Grove's upcoming Chocolate Fest. See  

On Friday, April 29th, several Club members attended the Memorial Service for Founding Club Member, Jim Runnfeldt.  Those attending included Jim Dopler, Lyle Staab, Ryan Birch, George Dorner, Bill Ferreira, Sara Knight, Aaron Underwood (and Angie), and Lucy Adduci.  Former Club member Wally Fricker and his wife even came down to join us from Galena, IL.  Numerous other Rotary members from around the Chicago area were also on hand.  The service was held in the Chapel at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, where Jim was a long time member and a volunteer.  There were over 100 friends and family in attendance.  Three of those attending were invited to speak as part of the program.  Jim's son was the first speaker to give everyone some insight into the family man.  Bill Ferreira was next up, to provide some perspective on Jim's involvement in Rotary for much of his life.  And finally, a member of Willow Creek Hospitality ministry was asked to speak, representing one of the many volunteer teams that Jim served on at the church.  At this morning's breakfast meeting, Bill Ferreira added that perhaps the best way we can all honor Jim is to keep the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods a vibrant, service oriented Club in the communities we serve.  Jim certainly gave us all a good example to follow.  

Several of our Club members were brave enough to ignore the forecast for rain on Sunday, May 1st, and participate in our Spring Roadside Clean Up project along Route 83 in Long Grove.  Current members Andrew Keppel, Robert Mintz, Ryan Birch, and Aaaron Underwood were joined by prospective new member Greg Cardelli.  No "treasures" were found this year, but it allowed some great quality time for the guys.  Thanks to all of you for helping to keep our community looking so good.  This effort is done several times per year by our Club as part of the State's "Adopt A Highway" program.

Rotarian Ross Spencer, back from his winter hideaway in Florida, filled us in on one of our favorite charity's activities.
Advocate Health Care's Health enews posted an article on Barb Weber, the Chief Operating Officer of Lutheran General Hospital, who founded Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center.  We're honored to have Barb's Precious Rescue return to this year's Rotary Race for Charity.  See

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