|Ferrari Images||Posted||on Jan 15, 2017||
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|Guest on 1-12-17||Posted||on Jan 14, 2017||
Club Guests on January 12, 2017
|Announcements & Reminders 2-16-17||Posted||on Jan 14, 2017||
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.
|Liz Luby Guest Speaker Jan 5 2017||Posted||on Jan 06, 2017||
Our guest speaker on January 5, 2017 was Liz Luby owner of 365Barrington.com. 365Barrington.com is a well read local on-line news service. Liz and her reporting staff write stories about the positive things that are happening in our community. Liz has a background as a Network TV news reporter and program producer. In 2010 on April Fools Day she published the first post at 365Barrington.com and has continued to build this valuable online news service ever since. Liz is also a Principle & Broker Associate with The Luby Group & Properties. Liz says that while one of her jobs is to sell houses, she also spends a lot of time answering questions about what it's like to live in Barrington. She created 365Barrington.com to offer a new and different local resource to learn more about the community that we have in common.
At our meeting Liz shared her insight into best use practices for social media. The Rotary, like any organization or business, needs to take full advantage of communications through the internet. Liz shared with us some ways we could proceed. She stressed the use of Facebook, Instagram and Hashtags. In the near future she will be teaching a private class on the subject. If you are interested please contact her at Liz@365Barrington.com.
|Mikayla Nelson Visits BBRC||Posted by mhc||on Nov 08, 2016||
Hough Street student Mikayla Nelson visited the Club on November 3 and provided an update on the Guatemala philanthropy initiatives she is involved in! What an impressive young lady.
|BBRC Paddleboat on the Fox River||Posted by Lew Parks||on Oct 15, 2016||
Thirteen of our BBRC members enjoyed a warm Sunday afternoon on a paddle boat up and down the Fox River. Fun was had by all.
|Barrington Rotary Clubs Donate to Splash Pad Initiative||Posted by Lew Parks||on Jun 23, 2016||
On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and the Barrington Noon Rotary Club donated $10,000 to the Barrington Splash Pad Initiative.
|KidsFest/KiteFly A Wonderful Success||Posted by Kris Young||on Jun 04, 2016||
KidFest/Kite Fly is an event coordinated by Barrington Breakfast Rotary, Barrington Park District, and Leave No Child Inside. This year the outdoor event on May 7, 2016 was at Barrington's Citizen's Park and was for families and featured 30 stations featuring nature learning and the outdoors. The stations had outdoor activities and crafts for children and families. Attendance was 2,727 which was a new record. Of these, 1,226 were children. Barrington Breakfast Rotary gave out 1,700 free kites, conducted a Kids Fun Run, and sponsored the Rotary Grill for drinks, snacks and lunch. At other stations, children could make a Bird House, climb a tree, learn about alpacas, do a pond exploration, and do nature crafts. The event is striving to be zero waste and we also worked with Mindful Waste to learn about recycling. This is a fun and also educational community event that has continued to grow every year.
|BBRC Presents Check to Carpentersville School||Posted||on Apr 26, 2016||
"Barrington Breakfast Rotary presents $1,000 check to Children's Home and Aid in Carpentersville for an educational garden at the Jerri Hoffmann preschool and daycare center. This project is in collaboration with the Carpentersville Rotary Club."
|Amazon Smile Foundation Donation||Posted||on Feb 28, 2016||
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Barrington Breakfast Rotary Char Fdn. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4179261 and support us every time you shop.
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District Vocational Scholarship Program
|Posted by Lee McCloud||on Jan 24, 2016||
Applications must be received no later than March 10 2016 for a scheduled interview
|Barrington Giving Day||Posted by Lewis Parks||on Dec 04, 2015||
Barrington Giving Day
Friday afternoon a Rotary contingency helped at the Barrington Giving Day at the Barrington Middle School. The BBRC was well represented.
"I Wish I Had" Reminder
|Posted by Narayan Murarka||on Nov 15, 2015||
Is to purchase gifts for the neediest students at Sunny Hill Elementary School
|A Unique Organization.....A Unique Club||Posted||on Sep 13, 2015|
|BHS Interact Club make a huge impact to promote education in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Communities 8/29/2015 9:13:00 AM James Quigley||Posted||on Aug 30, 2015||
Through efforts of the local BHS Interact Club, Rotary Foundation just transferred $54,000 to Guatemala to improve the education opportunities for 400 children living in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Communities. These children attend an afterschool tutoring and mentoring program. Specifically the grant will fund a computer lab with 16 new computers, desks and chairs; renovate and equip a library; provide tables, chairs, and printer and audio video equipment in a new community center; and equip a commercial kitchen to provide a healthy meal each day to the children.
There are over 6,000 children living in these communities. Among their challenges is the poverty of education. A 2013 Social Study concluded that only 57% of these school age children have “any” education with only 5% reaching high school. Improvement is a slow and steady process because many of these families have lived by recycling garbage for 3-4 generations. It is hard to break a viscous cycle. The after school program provided by Potter’s House, was at maximum capacity with 250 children. The new community center provides the opportunity for an additional 150 students to enroll. There is high demand and 75 students have already enrolled in advance of the grant being funded. That means 75 students off the street after school and being mentored rather than getting into mischief. Local Barrington students had visited the Guatemalan communities over the last five years. In 2013 they learned that they could create their own service project through Rotary’s High School Club called “Interact”.
The BHS Interact Club is associated with the two Barrington area Rotary Clubs – Barrington Breakfast and Barrington Noon clubs. The project was sponsored by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary club with partnerships between Barrington Noon, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg AM Rotary Clubs, and the BHS Interact Club, each contributing funds towards the project. The Rotary Foundation provided matching funds. The BHS Interact Club members are to be commended for their drive to raise approximately $26,000 of which about $10,000 was used for this project with the remaining available for future projects.
Rotary Global Grants are only available for projects that are sustainable and fall under one of several “areas of focus”. For this project, “education” was selected as the focus. The grant process is very vigorous and requires cooperation between a US based Rotary Club (Barrington Breakfast), a host club (in this case, Ciudad de Guatemala), and a local partner (Potter’s House International). The grant must be sustainable and have measurable outcomes. In this case, Potter’s House has been working in the communities for nearly 30 years and has set up criteria to improve the number of students continuing in school. Ciudad de Guatemala will handle monitoring the implementation and follow up.
Interact allows students to develop service projects that are close to individual students hearts. Other Interact projects completed in 2014/15 included Bowling with the Buddies (students with special needs), Music and Memory (memory improvement for the elderly), and Hope’s In Stride and Merry Meals for 500 pounds of shoes and clothing and 22,500 meals for the poor in Guatemala. Interact looks forward to welcoming many new students into the club this year.
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