Club Meeting Information

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Palm Court
1912 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
United States of America
We're holding hybrid meetings on the first, second, and third Thursdays of each month.
Service Above Self- Locally and Internationally
July 3, 2022- Thanks to the efforts and leadership of John Kent, we've rented 8 community garden plots and we're growing vegetables to donate to local food pantries.  Garden "maintenance days" are Monday and Thursday.  If you'd like to help out, contact John for more information and details.  
June 30, 2022.  Donations to the Food Pantry typically drop off during the summer months, so we do three summer food "shops."   This was our first one of the summer.  The next one is coming up on July 20.  Thanks to Kari Koebernick for leading this initiative.
 
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June 18, 2022-  We helped kick-off the inaugural Friends of the Library Passport event by manning a stop on their course.  It was an opportunity to talk about Rotary, and promote the Santa Run.
June 9, 2022-  It was a perfect day for a picnic, and that's what we served to veterans, patients and family staying at the Guest House.  It was a feast of hot dogs, brats, baked beans, pasta salad, cole slaw,  tossed salad,  mac and cheese, finished off with apple pie.  Due to Covid precautions we had to prepackage all the meals- somewhat of a challenge with so many choices and only 3 compartments to work with, but we were up to the challenge.
May 30, 2022-  The Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade was back in person this year for the first time since 2019.   The weather was perfect, if a bit warm, and the turnout was great.  Our club donated water and  members were on hand at the end of the parade to distribute the water to thirsty marchers. 
May 20, 2022.   John Kent, our Youth Services Chair, visited Prospect High School with fellow Rotarians, Rick Koebernick and Franco Lasagni to present our first ever foreign language immersion grants.   The funds will help support two student exchange programs in French and Italian that will take place in the fall of 2022.  
May 2, 2022-  Four members of the Arlington Heights Rotary Club joined Rotarians from Districts 6440 and 6450 for a week long service trip to El Rodeo, Guatemala.  The focus of the project was an elementary school that had been damaged by an eruption of the El Fuego volcano.  In five days of work we installed wash stations, built a porch and stairway for safer access, buried a waste water line, and did a lot of painting.  The project was carried out in cooperation with the Uwara satellite club of Guatemala pictured below.
Club News
 
June 16, 2022-  We welcomed the newest member of our club, John Koziol,
shown above at left with his sponsor John Kent.   
June 16, 2022   Although President was forced to join us virtually, it didn't stop her from celebrating the last meeting of this Rotary year with our annual  Club Awards.  Dave Weiner was recognized as the Rotarian of the Year, the club's highest honor.  Congratulations Dave on this well deserved award.
Other awards were presented as well:
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD- for individuals who exemplify through words and deeds the overarching principles and ideals of our Rotary heritage.
Karen Baker, Linda Borton, Mike Driskell, Lou Fabbri, Chuck Frankiewicz, John Kent, Rick Koebernick, Neil Scheufler, Ed Sobon, Chris Wood, and the "Eggs and Cheese Team- Sue Duchek, Megan Specht, Ed Sobon & Linda Borton)
No description available.
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION-for individuals who have performed or participated in one or more specific activities in an exemplary manner.
Linda Borton, Mike Driskell, Chuck Frankiewicz, Marilyn Genther, Ron Gerlach, Joe Musolino.
DISTINGUISHED ROTARIAN- for individuals who have had exemplary involvement in Rotary activities beyond our club or represented Rotary in other broader community undertakings.
Linda Borton, Mary Jablonsky, John Kent, Joe Musolino, Dave Weiner.
   
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION- for an individual who is not a member of our club who has contributed to the achievement of the goals of Rotary and/or the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights.Mary Lee, School District 25 for her leadership with the garden project;  Chris Nisbet, for her role as an active member of the Santa Run committee;  Izabella Wnek, School District 214 for her leadership as the faculty advisor to the Rolling Meadows High School Interact Club.  
 
May 22, 2022-  At the 6440 District Conference, District Membership Chair Angela Walker recognized the three district clubs that added the most new members this year.  Our club, which has added 14 new members so far  was one of three clubs honored.   Shown above, President Betsy Kmiecik accepting our award.  
Upcoming Meetings, Events & Service Projects
Speakers
Holly Rasche, NCH Director of Security
Jul 14, 2022
Active Shooter Education
Christine Deato, NCH Stroke Program Coordinator
Jul 21, 2022
Things You Need to Know About Strokes
Rob Leachman, Author of One Ride At A Time
Aug 04, 2022
Life Lessons Learned On A Cross Country Bike Ride
Erica Chianelli, Executive Director
Aug 11, 2022
Family Forward
Lisa Miranda
Aug 18, 2022
Rebuilding Together
Contact Us
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Our mailing address:

P.O. Box 402
Arlington Heights, IL 60006 

Recent Speakers

Did you miss a recent meeting, or hear a speaker that you want to hear again?   Click on the link below to view the video of the speaker's presentation.
 
 
 

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!

Meet Jennifer Jones,
RI President RY 22-23

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