Chick-Fil-A Schaumburg 5K Challenge
- Providing school supplies to families in need
- Helping folks who struggle with mental health issues find needed services
- Providing funding and resources so Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates High Schools can send weekend food packages home with students living in food insecure families
- Giving scholarships to hard working students who need help financing their college tuition and fees.
- Helping people get back to work and/or find better jobs.
- Working with the Schaumburg Barn Senior Nutritional Program serving the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area
Miss Septemberfest 2015 Luncheon & Crowning
We will have representatives from each of these organizations at our regular meeting at Chandler's on July 10, 2015 to receive their checks.
Terry Parke - Club President 2015-2016
Aaron Ruff Four Way Test Award Winner 2015
Thank you to all those who purchased tickets for the 2014 Vacation Raffle. The money we raise goes right back into those in need in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates communities.
Congratulations to our winners for this year:
Vacation and $1000 winner: Frank & Tiffany Kolaska
$500 winner: Ken Kolinda
$200 winner: Jerry Wattron
Nanette Sowa gave us an overview of the roles of the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) and Special Leisure Service Foundation (SLSF). They provide the leisure service needs of residents with special disabilities living within 17 area park districts including Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. Jean and Ed Hagg were board members. Ed was a founding board member 40 years ago. Andrea Griffin, Manager for Inclusion Services, explained that when a special needs resident registers for a park district program NWSRA staff asses the program activities, specific adaptive needs of participant, train park district staff, provide adaptive equipment, and sometimes employ addition aides to assist one-on-one. Those of us present participated in disability awareness activities for learning disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, and visual impairments which gave us an appreciation for the difficulty to live and function with these impairments.
#NWSRA, #leisureservice, #awareness, #rotary
Ris Orhorha founded the Center for Health Services several years ago. Her impetus was her six year old son who donated his entire piggy bank to the Leukemia Foundation and his subsequent interest in helping sick people. The Center focuses services on families in the NW suburbs with Autism, Down Syndrome, Sickle Cell Disease, and Diabetes. The Center currently provides screenings and testing and speech and behavior therapy. Non-verbal clients are taught to communicate with pictures on iPads. Ris serves as an advocate for many of her clients. The Center currently provides services to 50 families in their home. The Center hopes to expand to include physical therapy. Their fundraising gala is November 7. All are invited to attend or sponsor the event.
#CenterforHealthServices #Diabetes #Sicklecelldisease #downsyndrome #autism #rotary #schaumburghoffmanestatesrotary
We had a guest all the way from District 3180 in India, Rotarian Hasan Kumar join us for lunch today. President Anita Forte-Scott exchanged club flags with him. It was a pleasure meeting Hasan and we hope to see him for lunch again.