Fellow Rotary member Matt Kunkle was born in Des Plaines. As a youth he excelled at Tae Kwon Do and studied for the Police Academy. He loved his police job and worked construction during the day and patrol at night. He shifted to full time construction duties and has continued ever since as he got promoted higher and higher into management. His company mostly did commercial concrete work, but in 2011 they shifted to residential management. Matt ran and won the McHenry County Board this year. 
He has six chickens, two horses, and two dogs and lives in Barrington Hills. He's been married for 36 years, and he has two grown children with one grandchild who happily consumes his life.  
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove is thrilled to announce our upcoming annual event - the Craft Brew Festival! This event is not only a celebration of local craft breweries and their unique creations but also a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together.
As a key supporter of our club and its initiatives, we wanted to extend a special invitation to you to become a volunteer for this exciting event. Volunteers like you play a crucial role in making the Craft Brew Festival a success, and we would be honored to have you on board.
Event Details:
Date: September 16, 2023
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Location: Rotary Park
Volunteer Roles:
Vendor Check-In
Ice and Rinse Water Crew
Beer Area Captain
Entrance ID checkers
Entrance Material/Lanyard Distribution
Entrance Ticket Scanners/Guest List
Designated Driver Tent
Parking Attendants
Cleaning Crew (Tables/Drinks)
Garbage Roundup
To sign up as a volunteer, please visit our Festival Sign Up sheet and select your preferred roles and shifts. We appreciate your commitment to making this event a memorable one for all attendees.
If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at craftbrewfestival@rcocg.com.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a positive impact in our community. We look forward to having you join us at the Craft Brew Festival!
As you know, the Cary-Grove Farmer's Market is a cherished event in our community, and we are excited to announce that it's that time of the year again when sweet corn is in abundance!
To make this year's farmer's market a resounding success, we are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with our corn sales booth. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community, connect with fellow residents, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the market.
Event Details:
Date: Sundays
Time: 8:30 AM - 1 PM 
Location: Cary Metra North parking lot
108 W Main St, Cary, IL 60013
Volunteer Duties:
Assisting with setting up the corn sales booth before the market starts.
Greeting customers with a warm smile and providing excellent customer service.
Handling cash transactions and maintaining accurate records of sales.
Displaying and arranging corn products in an appealing manner.
Educating customers about the sweet corn variety
Helping with booth cleanup and pack-up at the end of the market.
No prior experience is necessary, and all volunteers will be given proper guidance and training. If you have a passion for supporting local farmers and promoting fresh, delicious produce, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Please respond to this email or sign up at Corn Sales Sign-Up to confirm your availability and preferred time slot. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours, every bit of help counts!
If you are unable to volunteer but still wish to support us, please consider stopping by our corn sales booth at the Cary-Grove Farmer's Market and spreading the word among your friends and family.
Let's come together as a community and make this year's farmer's market an unforgettable experience for everyone involved! We truly appreciate your support.
Looking forward to seeing you at the market!
Best regards,
Farmer's Market
Rotary Club of Cary-Grove
Brewfest 9/16
Logistics in place
Volunteers needed!

Officer Reports
President (Ed)
10/23 DG Official Visit @ 750 Cucina Rustica / 6pm / all members welcome
Dues:  1st Quarter due by 9/30 $100 dues / $45 drawing
Lyons' Club meeting cancelled
Fall Training 10/14 – 8:30-12:30
Joe Turner  to attend for Service Projects
FRG Fall Fest 10/21
Mary to follow up
Officers / Board for New Year / Nominations in Nov / Elections in Dec
May be delayed
Board approved Lahaina Matching Grant through Shelterbox / $500 by club / $1,000 total

Volunteer donation for members

Farmer’s Market (Mary)

Manager’s Contract approved by Board
Rotary Park
Construction of Pavilion - Metal Roof still needed
Donation to Village
Ad running
Club Service
CRM / Constant Contact approved by Board (Nimeet)
Joe Trexler
Scott Lind - taking Leave of Absence 
Literacy (Sue)
Volunteering at FRG Library programs
McHenry County Coalition of Rotary Clubs (Pat)
Meeting next week
Youth Service (Phil)
Phil met with Interact
Background Check / Ed & Phil
Youth Exchange / Phil & Shauna
Foundation (Linda / Sue)
Paul Harris Donation time!
Per Glenn Garlick:  EPN $118.63 ave per member / 14 cases in 10 countries
Grants (Sue)
District Matching Grant / $2,204 paid to FRG Library
$1,000 to Bike Lids for School Kids
$1,000 to Cary Library
Cary Grove Library is launching an Adult Literacy Launch Party on February 4th. 
Six to Seven clubs have now joined into the Multi-Club Grant. 
Know someone that has a passion project? Eager to promote someone helping the Community? 
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove is always eager to hear from new speakers and presenters each week. If you are interested in speaking to the Rotary, please email our President Ed Connelly
Possible Community and Environment service projects were discussed with the possibility of adopting a road in Cary. Further discussions will be brought up at the Board Meeting. 
President Ed Connelly has gone over this years Club Goals which include the following:
10 Community Projects
846 Man-hours
$100k+ Donations
District 6440 has launched the District 6440 PolioPlus Society to support Rotary's promises and recently announced endgame strategy to achieve and sustain a polio-free world by 2026. The district is inviting all members to become a Charter Member. 
PolioPlus Society members pledge to donate $100 every Rotary Year to the Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Fund until the world is certified polio-free. To become a Charter Member, make your pledge and donate $100 to the PolioPlus Fund by June 30, 2022. Click here to join now
Sam Tenuto of Pioneer Center for Human Services was our guest at this morning's zoom meeting. Sam gave the club a quick overview of the new 70 bed facility that is being constructed for McHenry County PADS. The facility is not yet complete, but is currently being used on a limited basis. Fundraising for a commercial kitchen that will accommodate the preparation of meals for the residents is almost complete. This is a major goal as it will also be used to teach residents food preparation skills that can be utilized when relocating from the facility. Funds are also needed for additional projects being considered. 
While most perceive PADS as being for adults only, there is also a need to provide shelter to families with children. The program at PADS is not a permanent solution, but is designed to give temporary assistance and training to allow residents to become self-sustaining. In their presentation, Carrie Freund reminds us that "most of us are one life event away from being homeless ourselves." To learn more about this effort, visit their website at https://www.pioneercenter.org/homeless-services/mchenry-county-pads/
District Governor Lyle Staab announced today that Dr. Tunji Funsho, the chair of Rotary’s polio eradication program in Nigeria, was named to TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020 in recognition of his and our work. Funsho told TIME: “The polio eradication program in Nigeria has gone through some difficult times, but I never once doubted that this day would come.” He added: “One thing I know for certain, is if Nigeria could eliminate the wild poliovirus, any country can eliminate it.”
Upcoming Events
Mike Coldwell
Sep 28, 2023
Classification Talk
Dana Fanslow / Fox River Grove Library
Oct 05, 2023
Program funded by Matching Grant
Club Assembly
Oct 12, 2023
Social Event TBD
Oct 18, 2023
Jay Chevil
Oct 26, 2023
Classification Talk
Mai Keenan
Nov 02, 2023
A to Z Literacy
Club Assembly
Nov 09, 2023
Nominations of Officers for 2024/25 year
Speaker TBD
Nov 16, 2023
Meeting Cancelled for Holidays
Nov 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day
Speaker TBD
Dec 07, 2023
Club Assembly
Dec 14, 2023
Annual Meetubg / Election of Officers
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Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road
P.O. Box 645
Cary, IL 60013
United States of America
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Youth Service
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth/Interact Liaison
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Grants Chair
Co Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Co Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Co Environmental Service Chair
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