Club Information

Rotarians Having Fun & Making a Difference

Barrington Breakfast

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
The Garlands
1000 Garlands Ln.
Performing Arts Center
Barrington, IL  60010
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect/Club Admin Chair
Immediate Past President
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2016-2018
Board Member 2016-2018
KidFest / KiteFly
KidFest / KiteFly
Barrington Street Festival
Barrington Street Festival
Art in the Barn
BACOA Picnic
Barrington Giving Day
Barrington Reads
Food Pantry
Highway Cleanup
IL Fatherhood Initiative
Jerri Hoffman Children's Center
Meals on Wheels
Sunny Hill Tutoring
Branstrator Scholarship / At Risk
Fellowship, Fun, Social
Web Site
Rotary Foundation
Fundraising / Rendezvous
Fundraising / Rendezvous
Public Image
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Steve Olker
    May 9
  • John Haniotes
    May 25
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Ellen Kornhauser
    May 29
  • Elizabeth McGrath
    Nickster Bizony
    May 14
  • Morgan Delack
    Nathan Delack
    May 16
  • Brett Schulz
    Susan Schulz
    May 17
  • Steve Hollis
    Liza Hollis
    May 24
Join Date:
  • David Waring
    May 1, 1986
    31 years
  • Brett Schulz
    May 17, 2005
    12 years
  • Jeannie Hanson
    May 17, 2012
    5 years
  • Sarah Bealles
    May 22, 2012
    5 years
  • Jeff Wieneke
    May 28, 2015
    2 years
  • Jim Otis
    May 29, 1997
    20 years
Goings-On / Stories

William J Ferreira - Guest Speaker with our President Maria Coons

Our first speaker of the day was Mr. Bill Ferreira our former District 6440 Governor.  Bill was here to promote attending our International conference being held in Atlanta this year.
More than 40,00 Rotarians are expected to attend.
Bill Ferreira has been a Rotarian since 1994 and is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Long Grove., IL USA. He has served his club as President, Vice President, Club Service Chair, Membership Chair, Foundation Chair, a Board Member for 14 years and is currently Chair of his club’s worldwide fundraising project for polioeradication. In 2004, under Bill’s Leadership, the Club achieved 100% Paul Harris Fellow status and has continued to maintain this level every year. At the District level, Bill has served as Chair of the Ambassadorial Scholarship Selection Committee for seven years and as Assistant Governor and AG Coordinator for five years. 

Our main speaker was Marna Niebergall de Rojas
Marna is a lifelong Professional Photographer.  Her and her husband Ricardo are residence of LBS
I want to talk with you today about a subject I’m really quite passionate about: How and why I came to be a Portrait Photographer of Animals.

Marna's Pet Portraits 


Pet Portrait


This is a pet portrait for a local resident


Pet Portrait

L to R is Lew Parks, Louis Yee, Marna & husband Ricardo,
Mark Gibson, Eric Lin, Marie Bolchazy & Trudy Wehren.



Jorge AuFranc to be awarded honorary BBRC membership

Last week club member David Waring recommended that during Narayan Murarka's upcoming trip to Guatemala he should award Jorge AuFranc with an honorary membership to our rotary club.
Jorge has been working hand in hand on our international project in Guatemala. The club took a vote to approve this recommendation. Kris Young approved and Marie Bolchazy seconded.  The club approved the measure.  To receive this type of recognition the recipient must be in high standing with the club and benefit club initiatives.  Narayan will be attending the 50th anniversary of the Guatemalan Rotary Club and presenting the certificate at that event.
Jorge is the Founder of the Central American Division of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) and member of the CADRE of Technical Advisers of The Rotary Foundation.  A native of Argentina, and trained as a chemical engineer, he has been Director of Corporacion Instatec since 2001. Formerly he served as managing director of a chemical crop protection joint venture with Dupont in Central America.
He has been a GSE Team Leader, a Council on Legislation representative, Chairman of the Rotary International Zone Institute in Antigua Guatemala in 2014, and RI Representative in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Central America. He participated in a National Immunization Day in Moradabad, India, has been discussion group moderator at many international events and speaker at the Lisbon Convention. He was appointed Convener of the RI Institutes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2016, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia 2017 and Medellin, Colombia 2017.
A Rotarian since 1993, Jorge is member of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur and Past District Governor of District 4250, which includes Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. He served as Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund Committee Chair for Latin America, Rotary International Training Leader, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, and Rotary District Foundation Committee Chair.
As Club President he succeeded in reaching 100% Paul Harris participation. He is Benefactor, Major Donor and Bequest Society Member of The Rotary Foundation. He was named two times Rotarian of the Year and he is recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.
Jorge and his wife Débora have three children and four grandchildren and reside in Guatemala City.

Mark Gibson - Taiwanese Friendship Exchange


Please join us in welcoming our fellow Rotarians from Taiwan and participating in any and all ways possible .

The schedule and opportunities includes the following:

Host a single person or two persons in your home for four nights, June 15-18 with departure at midnight on June19th
Driver’s needed  Saturday, Sunday or Monday June 17th, 18th or 19th.
Saturday, June 17:. Visit the Paul Harris Home and grave, the U. of Chicago Manhattan Project sculpture,  and the College of Surgeons Museum.
Sunday, June 18th (Father’s Day) .Tour of downtown Chicago.
June 19th Tour of Rotary International, in Evanston, the Bahai temple and farewell dinner/picnic at the Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg 4-8 p.m.
Attend the welcome dinner on Thursday, June 15th. at LBS beginning at 4 p.m.

Thank you for joining fellow Rotarians from BBRC, Schaumburg Hoffman Estates and Taiwan in advancing international understanding and peace by building friendships and exchanging ideas.
See attachment on the opportunity to visit Taiwan on a reciprocal exchange November 6-11, 2017 and optional island tour November 12-19.

Please contact Mark Gibson regarding your interest and availability to host, drive, and/or to be part of the outbound experience in November in Taiwan .
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responibilities
Martinez, Michael
McCloud, Lee
Fun & Frolics
Murarka, Narayan
May 2017
Sponsors 2016
Upcoming Events
Narayan Murarka
May 25, 2017
Water & Sanitation in Schools (WASH - Grant in Guatemala)
David Hirsch
Jun 01, 2017
Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
Rachael Telleen
Jun 08, 2017
Journey Care (Palliative & Hospice Care)
Eric Lin / Mark Gibson (No Morning Meeting)
Jun 15, 2017
Evening Meeting for Taiwanese Friendship Exchange
Ross Marizzo
Jun 22, 2017
Classification Talk
Maria Coons (No Morning Meeting)
Jun 29, 2017
Evening Meeting - Kris Young's Installation Dinner as BBRC Incoming President
Website Photographer
Louis Yee
Website Editor
Jack Caldwell
Rotary News
Intended to share at your club meeting, forward to your members, and include in your own club's bulletin.
  • Training = Preparation
    District Training Assembly is next Saturday May 20. Also known as COTS (Club Officers Training Seminar), the program is District 6440's investment in the success of your club's leadership for 2017-2018. There is no cost to attend (unlimited attendees from your club) and a box lunch will be served. See the full agenda and register at this link.  
    Remember the 6 P's: Proactive Preparation Prevents P###-Poor Performance! 
  • (Almost) Free Money 
    You heard about it at the Grants Management Seminar - now is the time for action. District Grants provide a wonderful opportunity for your club to do a local or international project with an easy to fill out application. Applications are due by June 25 – but to give time for completion, revision, and acceptance – clubs are encouraged to file this month. The District Grants team is ready to help you through the process, so for further details and assistance, contact Donna Lee Gulley ( We are looking for all qualified clubs to participate. [Hint - part of your club's eligibility is based on contributions to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund before June 30, so now is also a good time to encourage your members to make their donations now.
  • This Year's District Grants
    Did your club receive a District Grant this Rotary year? Did you spend the money? Did you make an impact on the local or gl
    obal community? Did you prepare and submit your final report for your District Grant? If YES x 4, then THANK YOU x 4. 
  • We're Looking For A Club To Sponsor A New E-Club
    We are developing a new Rotary Club for our district that would model after some of the existing e-clubs in the Rotary universe even though Rotary International has eliminated the distinction between e-clubs and "traditional" Rotary Clubs. We have a couple of current and former Rotarians willing to help with development. In the first stage, this would be a satellite e-club once at least 8 members are on board with the goal of a new, fully-chartered club when the critical mass of 25-30 is achieved (Rotary International requires at least 20 to charter a new club). More details will be shared in the next Governor's Newsletter but for now, if you club is willing to consider being a sponsor, please contact DG Rick for more details.