The August 29th meeting was hosted at the new Arlington Heights Police Station.  Rotarians and their guests gathered in the Arlene J. Mulder Community Room.  A short business meeting was adjourned and Rotary members were given a full access tour of the police station.  Rotarian and Police Chief Nick Pecora provided a brief overview of the police station construction project.  Deputy Chief Nate Hayes and Nick Pecora each led a walking tour through the department where areas such as the jail, firearms training range, criminal investigation (detectives office) and patrol operations were viewed.   A complete excursion through the 70,500sf facility and 10,000sf patrol garage typically takes about 1.5 hours to traverse all three levels.  Rotarians made it in just under 45 minutes!  Could  it be they were nervous being so close to being "behind bars"?  Probably not: the outing was not only informative and enjoyable, it was efficiently run...thanks to the good work of Chief Pecora and his staff.  We're glad he's in our Rotary Club, and that he's continuing the great service of the police department in Arlington Heights.
The cash in the photo was for dues and fees collected.  Rotary funds support the ongoing charitable and operational needs of the club.  Photos show painting of the new station and a reminder that yes, winter will be coming soon!   Photo of our Photographer-of-the-Day and  club treasurer, Harry Vaswani (left), Chief Nick Pecora, and club-presidential-stand-in for-the-day, Kristine Niemann (right).  Thanks, Harry and Kris, for your service to the club.