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Cary-Grove

"Making Communities Better"
We meet Thursdays at 07:30 AM
Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road
P.O. Box 645
Cary, IL  60013
United States
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will not be meeting at its regular time and location on Thursday, January 18th. Instead it will hold it's monthly Social Meeting at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant. The meeting will be on Thursday, January 18th beginning at 6:30PM. Members, please check the weekly bulletin for details.
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will be holding a social gathering on Thursday, January 11th for those wishing to learn more about Rotary. The meeting will be held at Cary Ale House , located at 208 W Main street in Cary, and will begin at 6:30PM. If you are interested in getting involved with a club that works on local and worldwide issues, consider stopping by and checking us out. 
Sue Maifield received a letter from Home of the Sparrow to the membership.  The letter was a sincere "Thank You" to the the members for gift-card donations amounting to $295.  Thanks to each member for making their individual donations to this most worthy cause. 
At this morning's weekly meeting, members of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove were saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Decker. Tom was one of the Founding members and is also the benefactor of the clubs Scholarship Fund. Tom will be remembered fondly by those who knew him before he moved to California. His legacy will live on by those students benefiting from his continuing scholarship fund. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his entire family and friends. Click on the link to view his obituary.
At today's meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove, Officer Tim Creighton received a check for $1,000 from Club President Pat Finlon. Officer Creighton was at the club's weekly meeting to discuss this year's McHenry County Police Charities' "Shop with a Cop" event, which will be held on Sunday, December 10th. Police officers from around the county will escort 200 youths on a shopping spree that will assist them in securing presents for themselves and members of their families. The program started in 1994 and involves approximately 200 volunteers, in addition to the 200 officers that participate. 
The Habitat for Humanity home at 6303 Hillcrest in Cary is progressing nicely. They are still welcoming volunteers on site. There is discussion about a group from the club joining forces on a Saturday in February to work at the site. Jack has lined up February 24th as the date for this. More details to follow.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove was honored to be visited by Rotary District 6440 Governor, Don Brewer and his wife, Roseann. Fellowship was enjoyed by all on Wednesday evening when Don and Roseann met with Board members at Jameson's Charhouse to review the goals and aspirations of the Club. Governor Don met with the entire Rotary membership at its regular weekly meeting on Thursday. 
 
Don's message to the membership was to "focus on what you want for your communities. What can you do as a club to make Cary and Fox River Grove better communities." He shared a video entitled, "Seeing Red Cars" by Laura Goodrich.  The theme of the video was to get individuals to focus on what they want instead of what they don't want.  He also discussed the importance of having "our other" person to whom we can turn to for guidance and support. He referenced Dr. Henry Cloud's book, "The Power of the Other", and urged each member to find their "Other." He used the example of a three-legged stool to explain the stability each person needs to be successful in life. The first two legs represent your physical and emotional strengths. The third represents the fellowship. This includes friends and family, but also those that you can call upon to assist in your times of need.
At its weekly meeting, the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove presented a check for $500 to The Home of the Sparrow. Making the presentation is club secretary, Sue Maifield. Receiving the check are HOS representatives Debbie McGraw and Michelle Lussman. The donation will be used this winter for maintenance of the Fox River Grove Transitional House.
Rotary International has declared October 24th as "End Polio Now Day" and has asked local Rotary Clubs to help promote awareness of the significant advancements made toward the eradication of this disease over the past 30 years. A special thanks to Rotarians Dave Miller and Ted Wagner for placing "End Polio Now" awareness signs at their business locations. Dave has a billboard posted at the intersection of Jandus Road and Route 14, and Ted has information on his digital signs located at Stone Hill, Foxmoor & Cary Commons shopping centers. 
 
Where are we in the fight to end polio? What are our successes and challenges? Find out during a live event on World Polio Day by visiting Endpolio.org.
 
 
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