President's Message
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I'm not sure where to begin to say "Thank You" to Lyle Staab for completely redesigning the front end to our Race website.  Everything flows beautifully.  The new HOME page is attention grabbing with photos that really capture the feel of the event.  You can now directly link to our sponsor and charity websites as well.  We also need to thank Aaron Underwood for continuing to maintain the back end custom Registration system.  I know lots of hours go into keeping our Race application vibrant and ready for another year.  Check it out at
Great Job guys!  

Thanks to everyone who came out to help prepare and serve dinner on Sunday evening at Emmaus House in Lake Zurich.  Participating Club members included: Jim Dopler, (Marilyn Dopler), Lyle Staab, Jon Jansky, Ed CruickshanK, (Stephanie Cruickshank) and Bill Ferreira.  The meal consisted of Fried chicken, peas, corn, potato salad, pasta salad, garden salad, veggie tray, coffee, and lemonade.  We had over 170 guests attending, which one of the highest headcounts of the year.  Emmaus House does a tremendous job of servicing those in need of food in Lake County.  They host this Sunday evening meal every week, along with a food pantry of donations from local food stores including Jewel, Marianno's, PeaPod, etc.  A core group of church volunteers has been running the program for more than ten years.  Emmaus House is a ministry of St. Francis de Sales Catholic church.  This is the third time our Rotary Club has sponsored the meal.  The Rotary Club of Lake Zurich also sponsors the meal several times per year.

Our Rotary Club completed its most recent project this past week with the installation of a new Little Free Library (LFL) at the Community Park in Hawthorn Woods.  The park is located at the northwest corner of Quentin and Old McHenry Roads.  The LFL, which is located between the pavilion and the children's playground, is in the shape of a rustic red barn, selected to match the style of the nearby Village Hall and Administrative Center.  The LFL was stocked with books generously donated by Club members over the past several weeks.  The Project was initiated by Club Secretary and President-Elect Jim Dopler with additional design and construction assistance from Don Biciste.  Installation work was completed by the Village of Hawthorn Woods.  Club members will all have a chance to view the new LFL later this summer when the Club sponsors one of the Concerts in the Park on August 5th.This is the second LFL donated by the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods.  The first was installed last year at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich.  

Thanks to the Rotary Club members and guests that attended our recent Fifth Tuesday Social Event last Tuesday evening at Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove.  We had appetizers and pizza catered by Village Pizza and BBQ in Long Grove.  The comfy leather furniture led to three main conversation groups for the evening, with members free to come and go between them to catch up on all the latest area news.  It's nice to have these quarterly social get togethers and have more time to get to know each other on a more personal basis. 


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
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