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Past President/Director
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Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service-Director
Community & Vocational Service-Director
International Service-Director
New Generations-Director
Director at Large
Director at Large
Sergeant at Arms
 
Springfield Rotary Foundation Directors
Chairman:
Joe Ludke
 
Board Members:
Harry Mitchell
Bonnie Styles
Karen Schainker
 
 
Home Page Stories
Fresh Rotary Citrus Arrives from Florida This Week
 
Just in time for the holidays, we have a fresh coat of snow and our customers will be receiving their their Navel Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit from our citrus docks.
 
Underfanger Mayflower Moving and Storage
3601 Mayflower Boulevard, Springfield, IL
Phone (217) 303-9896
 
Customer Pick-Up Dates/Time
 
Friday, December 9 - From 8AMto 5PM
Saturday, December 10 - From 8AM to 1 PM
 
Bring Your Purchase or Pick-Up Documentation
 
 
Oranges and Grapefruit are perishable.  Please check your fruit to make sure it is dry. Store your fruit in dry and cool location  between 35 and 50 degrees. A refrigerator or attached garage could make a good refrigerator. 
 
Greetings Downtown Rotary, 
 
On behalf of the UIS Rotaract Club, I would like to thank you for your donation to our UIS Cares food pantry. Because of your generous donation, we were able to provide food items to 39 students on Thursday, November 17, 2016. We serviced 22 more students than last month! We cannot thank you enough for your very kind donation to UIS Cares. Your collective commitment to community service is incredibly helpful and your support means so much to UIS, especially the students.
 
Thank you again for your continued dedication to UIS. We all appreciate you. I have attached pictures of the pantry before and after serving the students. 
 

 
With Kind Regards,​
 
Malayzja D. Anderson B.A.
World History Masters Candidate
Graduate Assistant Diversity Center
University of Illinois/Springfield
 

Rotary Donations to Food Pantries
 
The UIS Rotaract club opens a food pantry for the holidays:
 
We are proud of our Rotaract Club for collecting food to fill the shelves of their special food pantry. The UIS Rotaract Club has solicited donation from faculty staff and other students. Our club delivered 18 bags of food and $60 in cash that was donated at our weekly meeting.
 
We salute the Rotaract Club of UIS for living the Rotary motto of “Service above self”. Rotaractor's Malayzia Anderson and Karan Rikk are shown below in the pantry accepting our donation. 
 
 

 
Opportunities for Rotarians to Donate a $5 Turkey to a Food Pantry:
 
Local food stores are advertising Turkeys as low as $47 a pound with an additional purchase of $25-$30.   This is an easy in inexpensive way to help our own Rotaract Club or any of the other food pantries assist those in need at Thanksgiving.  They will appreciate your gift.
 
Downtown Rotary Receives Presidential Citation

Past District Governor Steve Hopper presents the 2015-16 Rotary International Presidential Award to Bonnie Styles in recognition of club completion of specific goals in all Avenues of Service and membership development. This award was only two clubs in District 6460 received this prestigious award.  
 
While, this award recognizes clubs within District 6460, the accomplishment is really recognition for President Bonnie's success in providing a full array of "Service Above Self" during her term in office.  We should all congratulate Bonnie on her achievement.
 
Bonnie Styles was also honored with Rotary International's Club Builder Award for 2016-16 in recognition of her member recruitment, Rotary training, vocational service and participation in district meetings.  We are proud of our Bonnie!
 
 
 
Final Week to Place Your Order for Rotary Citrus
 
Order Link:  http://RotaryCitrus.com
 
 
 
Dear Rotary Citrus Customers,
 
Our Rotary Citrus website offers you an opportunity to easily place your order for fresh Florida Navel Oranges or Ruby Red Grapefruit and immediately receive your receipt for pick up of your purchase at our Citrus Dock.
 
At the website, scroll to selection of fruit and delivery choice. You may continue shopping to add purchases. Checkout allows review and correction of your purchases. After providing contact and payment information you will receive your pick-up receipt.
 
We appreciate your support for our community during this holiday season!
 

 
Here is more information about our Citrus Sale  
Thank you for your continued support
 
Rotary sells premium quality Florida oranges and grapefruit to support community organizations.  For forty years this charity fundraiser has supported hunger, literacy, health and other commuity needs. You can help us to make this a better community!
 
We purchase premium gift quality Florida Navel  Oranges and Red Grapefruit for immediate processing and refrigerated trucking to Springfield.  This fruit is not available at any grocery chain and we sell at much lower prices. We offer 20 pound cases for $30 and 40 pound cases for $45.  The same price applies to Oranges, Grapefruit or mixed cases. Our price is 36% to 42% lower than local stores who sell fruit from Australia or South Africa. This makes a wonderful present for your family.
 
We also support the Central Illinois Food Bank by asking you to donate fruit that is distributed to local food pantries. We appreciate your contribution of citrus to fight hunger in Central Illinois.
 
You may place an order throught our website or phone 566-4326 and select option 3.
 
Pick up will be Dec. 9 or Dec. 10 at our citrus dock at Underfanger Moving & Storage, 3601 Mayflower Drive.
Orders must be placed by November 11.
 
We appreciate your support for our  community with your purchase.  Enjoy your fresh Florida fruit with your families for the holiday season.
 
 
Orange We Proud of our Friendly Orange Giant and President Karen!
 
We are not sure if President Karen is blushing or frightened of that toothy grin on the giant orange.  David may just be looking forward to chomping on his first juicy navel which is ironically just where a navel should belong.
 
All this to support our club's charitable contributions to our community. Giving back to the community is a hallmark of our service above self.  Our funding for local programs gives meaning to community spirit and enriches our lives. Please support our citrus sales with your personal purchase of fruit AND buy a case of fruit to be sent to the Central Illinois Food Bank,
 
 
It is time to send those emails to tell friends to get on-line and buy some beautiful citrus that is weeks fresher and signicantly lower price than the South African and Australian fruit in local grocery chains.
 
Place those order before November 11. 
 
 
 
Announcing the 2016 Springfield Rotary Club Citrus Sale
 
Order at this link:  http://RotaryCitrus.com
 
Rotary sells premium Florida oranges and grapefruit to support community organizations. For forty years this charity fund raiser has supported hunger, literacy, health and other community needs. You can help us to make this a better community!
 
We purchase premium gift quality Florida Navel  Oranges and Red Grapefruit for immediate processing and trucking to Springfield.  This fruit is not available at any grocery chain and we sell at much lower prices. We offer 20 pound cases for $30 and 40 pound cases for $45.  The same price applies to Oranges, Grapefruit or mixed cases. Our price is 36% to 42% lower than local stores who sell fruit from Australia or South Africa. This makes a wonderful present for your family. 
 
We also support the Central Illinois Food Bank by asking you to donate fruit that is distributed to local food pantries. We appreciate your contribution of citrus to fight hunger in Central Illinois.
 

The easiest way to place your order is on-line at www.rotarycitrus.com 
Your payment will be by card. You will receive an immediate receipt for pick-up.
 
You may also place a telephone order at (217) 566-4326 option 3
 
Pick up will be Dec. 9 or Dec. 10 at our citrus dock at Underfanger Moving & Storage, 3601 Mayflower Drive.
 
Orders must be placed by November 11.
 
Thank you for supporting our  community with your contribution.  Enjoy your fresh Florida fruit with your families for the holiday season.
 
 
Please visit our citrus website to place your order at:
 
 
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Support Our Catfish Tournament for Literacy!

 
The Rotary Club of Springfield will hold the 6th Annual John Montgomery Memorial Catfish Tournament Sunday, September 25 at the Lindsay Bridge Boat Launch on Lake Springfield.  In the past 5 years, this event has raised over $50,000 to help fund our Club’s grants for literacy projects in the Springfield area.  The need in our community for literacy programs is greater than ever!  We are looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor this event.  Last year we raised over $11,000 and we hope to surpass that number this year.  Please contact Joe Ludtke (jludtke@troxellins.com) to help sponsor this event. Thanks in advance for your continued support of this project and literacy. If you would like to volunteer for the event, contact Doug Williams (dougwill12@aol.com).

Welcome New Rotary Leaders

 
On July 11, the Rotary Club of Springfield welcomed Karen Schainker as the 2016-2017 Club President. She introduced the new Board of Directors and Committee Chairs (see list to left on our Website Home Page).  On August 8, Tony Williams the new District Governor for District 6460, met with our Board of Directors and addressed the Club.  President Karen and the Leadership Team reviewed our Club’s accomplishments over the last year and our goals for the coming year with District Governor Tony and the Club.  The goals established through our productive visioning process will continue to drive our actions. Karen challenged all members to “Get involved” with our rich suite of service projects and other activities.
 
On February 22, the club celebrated the accomplishments of the Rotary International Foundation.  Eight Past District Governors and the current leadership team from District 6460 joined our Master of Ceremonies Rod Buffington and past Rotary International Director Bob Stuart in this annual event.  Special guest, Rotary International Director Elect Greg Yank, spoke to the club and reminded everyone of the impact that the Foundation, our foundation, has on our local communities and the world.
 
It was announced that the Rotary Club of Springfield has once again achieved the distinction of having 100% of its' members recognized as Paul Harris Fellows and donors to the Rotary International Foundation.  A number of members were recognized for their efforts on behalf of the foundation.

Congratulations Rod Buffington

 
Rod Buffington, long time member of the Rotary Club of Springfield, has been presented with the prestigious Rotary International Service Above Self award.  Only 150 of Rotary's 1.3 million members can receive this award in a given year.  Rod was recognized for his consistent efforts on behalf of Rotary projects that have helped many people in Central Illinois and elsewhere.   Pictured here presenting the award are Greg Yank, Rotary International Director Elect, Rod Buffington, Rosemary Buffington, District Governor Steve Hopper and Past Rotary International Director Bob Stuart.
 

Meeting Information

Downtown Rotary
 
Mondays 5:30 - 7pm
Business Meeting
at 6:00pm
 
Maldaner's Restaurant
Upstairs
 
222 South 6th St. 
at Capitol Avenue
2nd floor
 
Speakers
Kent Massie, Landscape Architect
Dec 12, 2016
Landscaping Around the Illinois Executive Mansion
CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY
Dec 19, 2016