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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove!

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"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 the Park District on the morning on June 21.  In lieu of our regular meeting we will be having our evening social at Kelsey Road House.  Members, please consult your bulletin for details.
Due to the 4th of July Holiday and our Installation Dinner, the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will not be having their regularly scheduled meetings at the Park District on Thursdays July 5th and July 12th.  Our next regular meeting will be at the Park District on Thursday, July 19th.
Today's guest speaker was Dr. Jeff Johnson. He discussed some of the Rotary projects that are being planned in the Comayagua Valley area of Honduras. These projects are being offered by El Ayudante Missions Inc, a non-profit group committed to changing lives and transforming communities in the rural, agricultural areas of Honduras.
The projects differ in size and scope and focus on improving the quality of health, education and basic sanitation for the 15,000 people living in the area. One badly needed project includes providing a well for the campus of El Ayudante which houses a Medical & Dental Clinic and a Learning Center. Another would give financial support to purchase medicine for the Clinica El Ayudante, which has the only doctors withing a 25-mile radius. Water Storage basins for community homes is a third project. Due to limited water availability in the area, local communities only receive water through the piping system for about an hour per day. As a result, individual families need to have a storage basin that allows them to acquire enough water for daily functional needs.
To learn more about their Mission and the various projects they support, visit their website at
Members of the Cary-Grove H.S. CNC class presented the club with a Thank You plaque in recognition for our commitment to purchase a plasma cutter for their machining & engineering class. The Rotary Wheel was designed in Wood & produced on their CNC laser cutter. This plaque will be duplicated in 1/4 metal and displayed next to the new cutter when it is installed.
Today's guest speaker was Lyle Staab, District Governor Nominee Designate and District Youth Service Advisor. Lyle is with the Rotary Club of Long Grove-Kildeer-Hawthorn Woods. He spoke about Rotary programs available for our youth, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange.
He thanked our club for sponsoring the Interact at Cary-Grove High School, and presented President, Pat Finlon with a banner for us to present to them.  In addition, he acknowledged our continued support of the RYLA program.  Of course a major focus for all Rotarians is Rotary's new Youth Protection Program which was covered at last week's meeting. An important upcoming event is Youth Assembly and Training Session at Harper College on November 10, 2018.
Visit the District's website for more information about Youth Services.
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove has partnered with The Friends of the Fox River Grove Memorial Library over the past few years to help promote literacy. One of this year’s projects is to place two Little Free Libraries within their community. These are now completed and will be installed in the spring when the weather permits. Photos of the construction phase for these libraries can be found in the Photo Albums Section of our website.

Clean water and hygiene education can improve the health of children. That's the goal of Rotary International's Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) program. At today's meeting, Narayan Murarka from the Rotary Club of Barrington (Breakfast) informed the membership of the status of the work being done in Sumpango, a part of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, which is part of Rotary District 4250.

The Barrington Breakfast Club has taken the lead on the Rotary International Challenge Grants program.  Of the 46 clubs that applied for these grants, Barrington was selected as one of the four winners. Their task was to solicit individual clubs within District 6640 to raise for this project. The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove was eager to participate in this endeavor. At today's meeting, President, Pat Finlon presented Narayan with the club's check, which will be matched by Rotary District 6440. 

To learn more about the specific goals this grant will enable, visit Rotary District 6440's website.

As mentioned at today's meeting by Sue, Tiffany Au has developed a website "The Greatest Wedding Ever Donated". Tiffany is a graduate of Cary-Grove High School and is a past recipient of the Decker Scholarship awarded by the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove. Her website highlights her upcoming wedding to Caleb Remington and talks about the work they are doing together to raise funds and awareness for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Visit her site to learn more about their efforts and to learn how you can contribute toward this wonderful 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 a long-time member 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.
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
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