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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
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President
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Co-Treasurer
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Co-Secretary
Co-Secretary
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2016-2018
Board Member 2016-2018
COMMUNITY SERVICE
KidFest / KiteFly
KidFest / KiteFly
Barrington Street Festival
Barrington Street Festival
Micro-Loan
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
YOUTH SERVICE
Interact
Interact
Branstrator Scholarship / At Risk
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
CLUB SERVICE
Fellowship, Fun, Social
Membership
Membership
Programs
Communication
Web Site
VOCATIONAL SERVICE Co-Chair
VOCATIONAL SERVICE Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation
Fundraising / Rendezvous
Fundraising / Rendezvous
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Brett Schulz
    February 2
  • Kelly Swisher
    February 6
  • Anne Branstrator
    February 10
  • Morgan Delack
    February 10
  • Marie Bolchazy
    February 11
  • Parker Sharpe
    February 15
  • Daniel Madigan
    February 16
  • Jack Caldwell
    February 23
Anniversaries:
  • Terry Cullum
    February 20
Join Date:
  • Gillett Johnson
    February 2, 2006
    11 years
  • Lee McCloud
    February 9, 2012
    5 years
  • Terry Cullum
    February 20, 2014
    3 years
 
Goings-On / Stories
At our February 16, 2017 Club Meeting
 
We did not have a guest speaker this week.  Kris Young speaking here, had club members meet with assigned teams for our Around The World With Rotary fundraiser.  The Gala Event is being held at the new LBS Lodge.  Go to our website a www.bbrclub17.auction-bid.org
 
 

The Club worked as teams pictured below

Guest for Feb 16
 
Tom Frech, a resident of Lake Barrington Shores was my guest at this weeks
rotary meeting.  Tom and his wife Pam are career Real Estate Professionals.
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
 
Mark Gibson - announcing the upcoming Guatemala trip.  Proximos Pasos is the school where we first installed mechanical cow in 2011.  Many developments with Rotary partnerships since then.
 
Suzanne - recognized the contribution of Trudy Wheren’s suitcase in frequent international travel. 
 
Order form - was passed around for Rotary shirt selections, for Barrington Street Fest August 26th.  $25 ea. (Short sleeve polo shirts in Blue or Yellow).
 
Lew Parks - asks for suggestions for our club’s future projects
 
Lee McCloud - The Vocational Council would like to announce that there are two (2) applicants for the district vocational scholarship.  Please contact Lee with questions.
 
BHS Interact Club:  Meetings on the first Tuesday of every month. Contact Jim Quigley for further information.
 
The Rotary World Peace Conference is being held in Ann Arbor Michigan on March 31-April 1, 2017.  The conference moves around the country.  Last year it was held in San Francisco, so we are fortunate to have it so close to home this year.  John Germ our RI President will be attending the conference.  You can contact either Suzanne Gibson or Maria Coons for further details on how to attend.
 
 
 

FUNDRAISERS 

Kris Young offered an "Around The World With Rotary 100 Years" update:

Silent Auctions are open for Bidding

Live Auctions will open two (2) week prior to event.

people can start bringing in international beer and wine

members will receive an Email containing an introductory letter and sponsor form to use in the solicitation of sponsors; Kris was also asked to include the club’s 501©3 designation letter

some Rendezvous tickets and raffle tickets were distributed at each table

a website is being developed that will contain other printable tickets as well as allow anyone to bid/donate on auction items as they are assembled

if there are other questions or needs, Kris or Terry can be contacted.

GiveSmart Website for Rendezvous is: www.bbrclub17.auction-bid.org

 
Impact of Global Grants in Guatemala
Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mary Holcomb, Mark Gibson
RID Jorge Aufranc, Francisco Viau
 
The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC), District 6440 in partnership with Club Rotario Guatemala Sur, District 4250 has been engaged in global grant projects in Guatemala since 2011-12.  We concentrated on the needs of people in one geographical area called “Sumpango,” Sacatepecaquez Department, all throughout these years and carried out the following two major initiatives which expanded over time in both breadth and depth.  
  • The mechanical cow (also known as soy cow) project is focused on combating malnutrition and establishing microenterprise for women.  The mechanical cow is a machine which processes soybeans, water and steam to produce a slurry that can be separated into soy milk and a solid byproduct called “okara.”  The soy milk and okara are protein rich and are being used to combat malnutrition.
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools’ projects are focused on disease prevention and treatment of children and improving hygiene conditions within the community.
These two initiatives complement each other and collectively have made a significant impact on health within the community.
 
Outcome and Impact:
We start with a quote from Paul Harris, “Whatever Rotary may mean to us; to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
Our projects produced results helping thousands of children and hundreds of adults in the Sumpango municipality, Guatemala.  A few highlights are given below for each project:
 
Mechanical cow: 
Three mechanical cows are currently operational and five more are being installed.  Upon their completion:
  • Over 5,000 children in the age group 1-5 years will be receiving soy milk to address their chronic malnutrition issues
  • Dozens of pregnant and nursing women will be receiving soy milk to help growth of the new born
  • Hundreds of families will be receiving okara to blend with their tortilla flour to enhance protein intake for the entire family
  • Dozens of women will be engaged in microenterprise to start their own businesses to make and sell okara fortified food products.
WASH in Schools:
 
  • Over 5,000 students in nine elementary and seven secondary schools have access to clean water, 24/7, considerably reducing water-borne diseases and the incidence/frequency of diarrhea, fever, fatigue and stomach worms.
  • The availability of flush toilets has helped all, particularly female students, improving hygiene conditions within the community.
     
    
 
  • Clean water has been provided in kitchens in each school to improve hygiene conditions.
  • WASH in schools has resulted in a behavioral change within the community with hand washing as part of daily routines.
The availability of protein rich soy-milk and okara complemented with clean water and sanitation in schools has long term impact on children and adults.  Latest government report shows a 5% improvement in nutrition rate in Sumpango in recent years.  The sustainable improvements in nutrition and health of children will follow them throughout their lives as they grow to be adults.  The microenterprise creates opportunities for economic growth and independence. 
Worldwide Polio Eradication is Rotary’s signature project.  We are literally changing the world.  www.endpolio.or
 
In 1985, Rotary made a promise to the Children of the World to Eradicate Polio worldwide.  When Rotary began its anti-polio campaign, there were significant, persistent outbreaks of the disease in more than 125 countries, and more than 350,000 children were paralyzed by it every year.  Today, the wild polio virus has been eliminated from all but three countries, and just 74 and 35 cases were
 
      
 Boys with Polio    Child receiving drops of polio vaccine         Bill Gates
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                                                                                    Polio eradication
 
reported worldwide in 2015 and 2016 respectively.  Rotary International has contributed over $1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative since it began in 1988.  In addition, Rotarians have donated millions of volunteer hours and other resources to immunize almost three billion children.
 
 
 
Presidents Message Feb 23
 
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Sponsors 2016
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Dave Waring
Feb 23, 2017
Sumer Program For Special Needs
Jennifer Kainz
Mar 02, 2017
Recycling
Deb Villers
Mar 09, 2017
Misericordia
Suzanne Gibson
Mar 16, 2017
Polio Immunization Program Update form recent Trip to India
Elizabeth McGrath
Mar 23, 2017
Consulting to Women - Labor/management collaborative change process - Prader Willi Syndrome
Thomas Miyano
Mar 30, 2017
Clssification Talk & Japnese Scholorships in the US
 
Rotary News
  • A Personal Note 
    We have a lot to be thankful for. We, as Rotarians in District 6440, can truly count our blessings. Despite challenges that we, our communities, our country, and our world face every day, we remain relentlessly committed to Rotary Serving Humanity. So as we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, remember that the glass is more than half full and nowhere near half empty. Be positive, think positive, and continue to deliver on our motto of Service Above Self.