President-Elect Mary Bak stopped by for an unofficial visit to explain where the End Polio Now funds get sent to. She also encouraged the Polio Plus Society which is dedicated to ending Polio completely around the globe. 
 Polio Plus Society | District 7390
We also had the installation of four new members:
Chris Winkleman, Matt Kunkle, Shauna Fetterman, and Mark Solak
Welcome to the club!
Finally, we had Justin Debolt and the Cary Grove Counselor from District 155 stopped by to talk about the Career Experience Program for internships, job offerings, and more. They have four stages: Awareness, Explore, Preparation, and Experience. They are trying to help kids post secondary education. Awareness is to find different career paths, just as Artificial Intelligence. Next comes Explore, where speakers and activities come in to meet the needs of the kids. Preparation is beginning to show the children how to interview, write resumes, and be employable. Lastly, experience comes helps students make sure that their chosen path is actually right for them. 
D155 Career Internship Program -
Fox River Grove has their annual Science Days for kids around town! Please sign up to volunteer below. 
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Dave and Ed are going to meet with the Village to talk about the contributions. They will come visit our club to give us an update on the construction of the Pavilion. 
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. 
Team Chili Cook Off- Cook Off Team Building Activity | TeamBonding
Rotary Club of Cary-Grove is proud to announce a new event in February!
Working with nearby townships, Mary and Paul are organizing a Chili Cook-Off!
Couple options for venues are being determined. 
We will be participating in the Pollination Program. 
Jake at the Village will have roughly $2000 to use for the Plant Plugs used at Rotary Park. 
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
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
Club Assembly
Feb 09, 2023
Social Event TBD
Feb 16, 2023
Erik / Cary Public Works
Feb 23, 2023
update on Rotary Park Pavilion
Speaker TBD
Mar 02, 2023
Club Assembly
Mar 09, 2023
Speaker TBD
Mar 23, 2023
No Regular Meeting
Mar 30, 2023
Fifth Thursday of Month / cancelled in lieu of service project
Lynne O'Malley / Right At Home
Apr 06, 2023
Learning About Your Aging Brain
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