Priority Topics of Discussion
- Chili Cook-off
big success

- District Conference
Phil attended
Many moving speakers

- Farmer’s Market begins June 4 
9 to 1 pm  - Metra Station
Many returning vendors
Live Music playing

- Installation Dinner
Tues June 27
Lake Julian
Scholarship winners invited
Officer Reports
- President (Ed)
Projects: 24
Volunteer Hours: 867
Cash Contribution: $34.8K
In Kind Contribution: $1.5K
Secretary (Sue)
Attendance Records published

 Treasurer (Pat)
Three scholarship checks written 
Brewfest budget submitted
Avenue of Service Reports
- Community Service (Joe Turner)
Adopt a Highway Program (Joe T)
– Sign on Road after three pickups / next pick up in July/August
Completed Projects
Merry Cary Parade
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Shop with a Cop
FRG Girl Scout Fun Run Booth
Adopt A Highway
Operation Pollination Multi Club Grant and planting
Farmer’s Market (Mary)
FRG Science Program Volunteer 2x a month during school year
Cary Library program for dementia caretakers
McHenry County Coalition of Rotary Clubs (Pat)
Volunteers at booth at McHenry Cty Fair with Iron Lung
Club Matching Grant to benefit Earthquake Victims in Turkey/Syria thru Shelterbox
Sponsor CGHS Interact Club
Letters to Santa participation with Interact
Sponsored 4 students to RYLA
District Matching Grant - 2022/23 Cary Library
District Matching Global Grant – benefit Ukraine
District Public Relations Grant - $1,000submitted
Club Community Grants – $5,000 in total
Club Grant to Interact - - $250 for Random Acts of Kindness
Annual Fund Donation - $2,733
Polio Plus Donation - $2,729
World Polio Day billboard at Lake Julian
$18,000 in scholarships to graduates at CGHS
Vocational Scholarship program through MCC
Rotary Park
Formal presentation of $25K donation at Village Council meeting in Aug /Sep

Club Service (Mary)
Club domain email address for new year / training
Membership: 28 members including 6 new members
Rotary RV Rally in Springfield (4 members participated)
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
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
Chris Winkelmann
Jun 08, 2023
Classification Talks
Mike Coldwell
Jun 15, 2023
Classification Talk
Installation / Annual Meeting
Jun 27, 2023
Lake Julian
Kathy Lazzerini
Jul 06, 2023
Tugfest Proposal
Club Assembly
Jul 13, 2023
Social Event TBD
Jul 19, 2023
Lynn Caccavallo
Jul 27, 2023
Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce
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Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road
P.O. Box 645
Cary, IL 60013
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immeiate Past President
Public Relations
Membership Chair
Community Service
Literacy Chair
Vocational Services
Club Service
Web Site Co Chair
Co-Bulletin Editor
Program Chair
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Co Web Site Coordinator
Youth Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
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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