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Meredith Schaefer from the Raue Center came in to elaborate on the benefits of the theater. 
The Raue Center building is100 year old, started out as a bar in 1929 for "talkies." Their mission is Arts for All, and they like to think they have something for everybody. From Speakers to plays to musicals, they are eager to get back up to speed after many years of convid. They bring schools in for mission imagination and there's always something happening. One Ravinia style event called Arts on the Green was wildly successful. Many celebrities pass their way through the Raue Center doors. May 18-20 is a Blues Weekend with a Master Class. Please check out their link above to see all their various events!
-Shirts for new members!
-Donations for Turkey & Syria total was $1080 to Shelterbox.
-Rotary Park Planting Saturday April 15 at 9 am
-Library Science Days April 20 & 22
-Chili Cook-Off May 13
   -tickets are $20-25 for local municipalities to compete
-Brewfest - September 16
   - Website up - registration/sales starts March 30
-District Vocotional Scholarship Application
   -Strong candidate applying
   -Monday and Tuesday, April 17th and 18th Scholarship committee 
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. 
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
Lynne O'Malley / Right At Home
Apr 06, 2023
Learning About Your Aging Brain
Club Assembly
Apr 13, 2023
Social Event TBD
Apr 19, 2023
Ross Spencer
Apr 27, 2023
Matt Kunkle
May 04, 2023
Classification Talks
Club Assembly
May 11, 2023
Social Event TBD
May 17, 2023
Mark Solak
May 25, 2023
Classification Talk
Club Assembly
Jun 01, 2023
Chris Winkelmann
Jun 08, 2023
Classification Talk
Mike Coldwell
Jun 15, 2023
Classification Talk
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"Making Communities Better"
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Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road
P.O. Box 645
Cary, IL 60013
United States of America
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Public Relations
Membership Chair
Community Service
Literacy Chair
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Co-Bulletin Editor
Program Chair
International Service
Rotary Foundation
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Youth Service
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Youth/Interact Sponsor
Co Bulletin Editor
Grants Chair
Co Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Co Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Co Environmental Service Chair
Co Environmental Service Chair
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