Meet Jennifer Jones,
RI President Nominee

Earlier this year,  Jennifer Jones, spoke with the Elgin Breakfast Club about the future of Rotary, where we are with polio eradication, and her thoughts on being the first female president of Rotary.  To see a recording of her presentation, click here

Rotarians are
People of Action

 
March 2021-  Rotarians (and Rotary spouses) were quick to volunteer to help at the vaccine clinic sponsored by the Park District and Jewel Osco  on March 31.  Over 1100 community residents received their first immunizations.
 
March 2021-  The Easter bunny will be bringing Easter baskets  and smiles to 41 children from Wings this year.   As Rotary member, Brian Meyer said at this week's meeting,  "I'm happy to pay a 'Hoppy Fine' to be part of this great project."  Thanks to all of the Rotarians who participated, and thanks to Karen Baker for organizing everything.  
  Snow and cold weather did not stand in the way of a successful food drive.
 February 2021-  Under the guidance of Ron Crawford, our Rotary Club, in partnership with Arlington Cares, organized our first ever drive-through food drive.  It was a snowy and bitterly cold day, but that didn't seem to matter.  We collected lots of food and cash donations for our local food pantries.  Special shout-outs to Rick Koebernick, Amy Philpott and DKMO for their generous matching donations.
 
October 2020-  We announced our 20/21 Community Grant Recipients.  Over $10,000 in community grants were awarded to organizations serving local residents.  Some of the grant funds  will be used to enhance virtual learning, provide CPR mannequins, purchase medical ID bracelets for vulnerable residents, provide adaptive musical and theater experiences for students with disabilities and underwrite educational programming for senior citizens.  Here is the list of 20/21 Community Grant recipients:
 
Arlington Cares *  Arlington Heights Historical Museum * Clearbrook * Cross and Crown Lutheran Church * District 214 Education Foundation * Hunger Resource Network * Journeys The Road Home * Lutheran Home * NSSEO Foundation * Special Gifts Theater
 
September 14, 2020
Stocking up the Wheeling Food Pantry with eggs and cheese.
 
 
July 21, 2020-  During the month of June, the Wheeling  Towhship Food Pantry had a record number of 568 visits feeding 1,575 people.  A shout-out  to Kari Koebernick, who with help from  Rotarians Chuck Frankiewicz, Betsy Kmiecik, and Linda Borton, coordinated a shopping trip to buy and deliver non-perishable items from the Food Pantry's wish list.  
 
June 19, 2020-  Rotarian Ron Crawford and John Amling have refurbished and donated over 1000 bicycles to people in need here in the Northwest suburbs and throughout the Chicagoland area.   They are pictured above with their most recent donation in Maywood.  Bikes are in such high demand right now, that many recipients are willing to make donations for them which John and Ron are donating to the Rotary Club's Charitable Foundation.  
 
 
May 30, 2020- Another collaborative project by Northwest Eye Physicians (also fellow Rotarians) and AH Rotary! Volunteers worked together to provide sanitation kits to Northwest Community Hospital Covid 19 patients who can’t afford to purchase before going home.    Many thanks to Drs. Chris Wood and Adam Prickett and Karen Baker for making this happen. Rotarians are joined by hospital staff to hand off the 50 buckets.
 
 
Our mailing address:
P.O. Box 402
Arlington Heights, IL 60006 

Come Join Us

Arlington Heights
We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Currently meeting via Zoom only
Arlington Heights, IL
United States of America
If you're a guest and would like to join us via Zoom, please contact bortonsobon@att.net for the Zoom link.

Thanks to Our Santa Run Sponsors

  
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Bill Morris, Founder Blue Star Recyclers
Apr 22, 2021
Blue Star Recycling - Recycling electronics to create local jobs for individuals with disAbilities
Alina Pajtek, Phd. Prof, ESL & Linguistics, Harper
Apr 29, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Bill Kmiecik and Don Brewer
May 06, 2021 12:00 PM
The Road to District Governorship
 

Text to Pay Your Happy Fines is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Thanks to Dave Weiner, you can now pay your weekly Happy Fines by text.   Here's all you have to do:
  1.   Send a text to 44-321:
  2.   For Every Rotarian Every
        Year send the message:  
        AHRCEREY.
        For Polio Plus send the
        message: 
        AHRCPOLIOPLUS.
  3.   You will get a message
        back with a link to donate.
        Follow the link. 
It's that easy!