Russell Hampton
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Jan 28, 2021
Her Experience Here as an Exchange Student During the Pandemic
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Feb 18, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Mar 18, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Apr 15, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
May 20, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Jun 17, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Jul 15, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Aug 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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Thursday's Meeting is Remote
Please see President Melanie's email regarding the remote meeting on Thursday with a Zoom link.  Our speaker is Vero, the exchange student we sponsor from Venezuela who has remained in the US during the pandemic, and with hopes of attending college here.
Mobile Food Pantry Service Event - Jan. 30th
The Mobile Food Pantry Date Has Been Set for Saturday, January 30th! We will be handing out food boxes for up to 200 families - and our commitment is both financial and physical! The location will be Mike Rylko Park (near the “Spray & Play”). Shannon has all of her volunteers lined up.  If you have questions, please email Shannon O’Connor. There will be only one shift from 1 PM - 3:30 PM
District 6440 is Offering Vocational Scholarships

OBJECTIVE - To provide educational opportunities for men and women in District 6440 who are preparing for careers that do not require a Baccalaureate Degree.  Aid is given to defray costs associated with programs that prepare for immediate entry into a career field (e.g., Associate of Applied Science Degree, Trade School Diploma, Certificate, License.)


Approximately ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to full-time students enrolled in a vocational program at an accredited school. This award will be used for tuition only, NOT for fees, books, tools, supplies, food, travel, or personal expense. Each club may submit two applicants.  Half of the scholarships will be awarded to students attending 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institutions (Community Colleges) and the others will have no such  limitations.
The duration of the scholarship will be one year. Students must claim funds within 12 months of the award date. Students are to submit enrollment notification and tuition bill immediately after registration. All funds from the scholarship will only be paid directly to the institution they attend. Awards not claimed within 12 months of the award date will be forfeited.
  1. High School Graduate, GED, or non-traditional student entering a vocational program
  2. Be sponsored by a Rotary District 6440 Club
  3. Be accepted at a school of designation
  4. Permanent residence (domiciled) or employed in District 6440*
* NOTE:  Residing outside District 6440 for educational purposes is not a disqualification.
Each Rotary club in the district can sponsor two applicants after they have vetted them.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in this opportunity, please have them contact President Melanie.


Applications must be sent to the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship Committee by April 9, 2021.   Interviews are planned for April 24, 2021.  Selections will be announced no later than April 30, 2021 and made available to the sponsoring club vocational chair and published on the District website.
Deerfield Rotary's Fundraiser Feb. 7th
Deerfield Rotary fundraiser on Feb. 7 –the BIG  GAME—at CITY BARBECUE of Deerfield and  Vernon Hills
Guatemala March 2021 Service Trip Postponed
From Dan Wolf:
Regretfully, circumstances require that we cancel our March 2021 trips to Ak’ Tenamit scheduled for March 5-14 and March 19-28.
Given the hopeful news about vaccines, we are targeting October 2021 for a possible reboot.  Details will follow as we learn more.
Dan Wolf's Story About His Passion in Rotary
Club member Dan Wolf has recorded his story about what he is passionate about as a Rotarian.
Clink HERE to hear Dan's words, and also like it and share it on Facebook.
Duty Roster
January 28, 2021
Pledge:  Eric Smith
4-Way Test:  Neil Zweiban
Thought for the Day: Dane Bragg
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Pete Panayiotou
Foundation Minute: Deb Smith
Member Moment:  Rich Klein
Fun & Frolics: Bill Donahue
February 4, 2021
Pledge:  Stephen Legge
4-Way Test:  Larry Kushner
Thought for the Day: Rosemary Heilemann
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Tom Kloepfer
Foundation Minute: Martha Weiss
Member Moment:  Leslie Forman
Fun & Frolics: Shannon O'Connor
Birthdays and Anniversaries
January Birthdays
Seitz, Rob - Jan 09
Robinson, Brett - Jan 14
Risinger, Ryan - Jan 17
Johannes, Pat - Jan 25
January Anniversaries:
Depcik, Dennis - 9 years - Jan 05 2012
Siwek, Lisa - 4 years - Jan 05 2017
Bragg, Dane - 10 years - Jan 06 2011
Monie, Barrett - 1 year - Jan 06 2020
Splett, Cathy - 4 years - Jan 12 2017
Panayiotou, Pete - 8 years - Jan 17 2013
Legge, Stephen - 14 years - Jan 25 2007
Kloepfer, Thomas - 12 years - Jan 29 2009
Shepard, Brian - 7 years - Jan 30 2014
Amazon Smile Link for our Rotary Foundation
Our treasurer, Brian, went through the process of setting up Amazon Smile for the Rotary Foundation.   Here is the link if you want to check it out:
It's a great way to support our Foundation any time you are ordering from Amazon!