Posted by Linda Trexler on Nov 09, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will not be meeting at the Park District in the morning on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Instead, we will be having our "Evening Social" at the No Wake Zone. Please let Chuck know as soon as possible it you will be attending. 
Meeting & Venue Change November 16, 2017 Linda Trexler 2017-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Nov 02, 2017
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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.
Home of the Sparrow Donation Linda Trexler 2017-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Nov 02, 2017
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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.
District Governor's Visit Linda Trexler 2017-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Oct 26, 2017
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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.
End Polio Now Day Joe Trexler 2017-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Jun 15, 2017
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The club will have a table at the July 26th Cruise Night, which will feature Cadillac/Lincoln/Mercury autos. This presents a great opportunity to share with the public what Rotary does in their community. It would be nice to have a good showing at this event, so please plan on being in attendance. Volunteers are needed to help set up the table and tent. Plan on being there by 6:00PM.
Cruise Night Opportunity! Joe Trexler 2017-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jun 01, 2017
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This year's Installation Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00PM.  As in the past, we will be meeting at Lake Julian Trout Farm, 65 Northwest Highway, Cary, IL. The event will be catered by Bret Coleman owner of Coleman's in the Park.  Please RSVP to Dave Miller if you will be in attendance along with any family members or guests you may be bringing.
Installation Dinner Linda Trexler 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jun 01, 2017
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Attendees at this morning's meeting were fortunate to hear a bit about our newest member, Chris Moore.  Chris grew up in the West Virginia Countryside where he loved racing go carts.  So much so, that he was good enough to compete out-of-state.
 
Upon completion of high school, Chris set off to college at West Virginia University Tech.  Following a path in Chemistry he moved on to the University of Virginia.  With the support of an encouraging woman, Michelle who he later married, he pursued a career in Environmental Chemistry and the effects of Mercury in the environment.  This path kept him moving around a great deal--Shenandoah National Park, Greenland, California, Alaska are just a few.
 
After focusing on Mercury in the environment, Chris changed his career to the effects of gasses in the Environment.  This change moved his family to Cary, Illinois where he now works as Senior Scientist for Gas Technology Institute in Des Plaines.  Please take the time to introduce yourself to Dr. Chris Moore.  Don't let that "Dr." title fool you.  He's a very down-to-earth fun person to be around.
Chris Moore - Classification Presentation Linda Trexler 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
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This morning's members were delighted to share in the Classification talk given by Chuck Barrett.  As always, Chuck's humor helped to make light of some difficult times in his life, while his positive outlook and character helped him succeed.  Gil was grateful to finally learn where all of his athletic tape disappeared to back when he was a trainer and Chuck was playing football in high school.  
Chuck Barrett - Classification Talk Linda Trexler 2017-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Mar 23, 2017
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Pam Losey, President and Founder of the Cary-Grove Historical Society, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's meeting this morning. Pam discussed their newest project, which is to install a bronze bust of William Dennison Cary (founder of Cary) in the Jaycee Park located along Three-Oaks Road. The Historical Society is hoping to have the bust completed by early summer. William is one of the first settlers of the area, purchasing 80+ acres of land in 1841 for the lofty price of $1.25 per acre. 
 
The bust is being sculptured by artist, Guy J Bellaver, who was also in attendance at this morning's meeting. The sculpture is being designed after a photo of Cary that was taken in the 1840 time-frame. Guy explained his process for creating the 1 1/2 time life-size bust as well as the process that will be used to convert the clay prototype into a bronze bust. He has fashioned numerous works in Pennsylvania, Geneva and St. Charles, IL. More information about his works can be found at his website http://bellaverstudios.com
Cary-Grove Historical Society Joe Trexler 2017-03-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Mar 02, 2017
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Today's guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove was Jeremy Lessaris, CEO of Payment Brokers.  Jeremy is an entrepreneur that specializes in helping small to medium-sized businesses become more efficient.  Finding new ways to manage credit card processing is at the heart of what Payment Brokers does.   Their service includes shopping for the best credit rate available and monitoring the billing activity to insure the credit card company is maintaining its agreement.  Sounds simple, but for the average small business, it's a function that normally doesn't get addressed, and one that could be the cause of unnecessary expense.  
 
To learn more about the services provided by Payment Brokers, visit their website at http://paymentbrokers.com.  
Payment Brokers Joseph Trexler 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
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Those in attendance at this morning's meeting were fortunate enough to meet and hear author, Robert Beezat.  Bob shared a presentation on his book "Knowing and Loving, The Keys to Real Happiness".  His insightful book covers understanding who and what we are as human beings.  He also demonstrated how the Rotary Four-Way Test ties nicely into achieving this goal.  Bob also stayed after the meeting to sign copies of his book.
 
More information about Bob and his books is available at his website www.robertbeezat.com.  
Knowing and Loving Author, Robert Beezat Linda Trexler 2017-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
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Our guest speaker today was Martin Konsor, a Financial Advisor and a member of the Rotary Club of Barrington Noon.  He shared a multiple of tips toward negotiationg the purchase of a vehicle whether it be new, used or leased.  Just a few things to consider are research the price, negotiate the price, take an extended test drive, consider purchasing out-of-state, avoid add-ons such as extended warranties or VIN etching, etc.  Know what vehicle you want and for what price.  Don't negotiate back and forth and be prepared to walk away "literally".  If you have any additional questions, you may call Martin at 847-571-2567.
Negotiating the Purchase of a Vehicle Linda Trexler 2017-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Jan 05, 2017
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Today's guest speaker was Barb Swanson from Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.  According to their website, the concept of providing "partnership housing" centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side-by-side with volunteers to build decent, affordable houses. The houses would be built at no profit. New homeowners’ house payments would be combined with no-interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fundraising to create “The Fund for Humanity,” which would then be used to build more homes.

 
Habitat for Humanity Joe Trexler 2017-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Dec 01, 2016
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Rotary Club of Cary-Grove President, Jack Giel, presented a check to Amy Knop at the club's weekly meeting this morning.  Officer Knop is the Vice-President of The McHenry County Sheriff's "Shop with a Cop" program and was the guess speaker at this morning's meeting.
 
Officer Knop gave an overview of the program and stated that it was in its 25th year of existence.  The program is dedicated to providing Christmas to children throughout McHenry County who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the Holiday.  The program involves local law enforcement taking these children on a shopping spree where they are each provided as much as $150 to spend on gifts.  Each also receives a winter hat, coat, gloves and boots.  The check that was presented this morning represents individual contributions from club members as well as a matching amount given from the club's charitable fund.
 
To learn more about this program, visit the McHenry County Sheriff's website at http://www.mchenrycountypolicecharities.org/events/.
 
 
"Shop with a Cop" Joe Trexler 2016-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
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This morning's members in attendance had the pleasure of listening to Carol Wells, District 6440 End Polio Now Chair.  Carol presented a brief history and update on the End Polio Now Campaign.  She reviewed the history of polio, highlighting Rotary International's partnering with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 1988.  This newly formed partnership committed to eradicate Polio worldwide.  There are still a few remote areas in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan experiencing outbreaks.  Political unrest and conflict in these areas make it difficult to deliver the much needed vaccine.
 
Our club's support toward this effort has continued to be generous.  Carol stressed that "Polio Eradication will be Rotary's Legacy to the World".  Thanks to all who continue to support the campaign--no matter how small.  We are very, very close to our goal.
 
To learn more about this topic and what you can do, visit Rotary International's website at http://www.rotary.com.
End Polio Now Update Linda Trexler 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Sep 21, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove held its Steak Fry on Saturday, September 17.  The Steak Fry is part of the Chamber of Commerce's "Main Street Fest" and is the second year that the Club has hosted it. The catering for the event was provided by Coleman's in The Park.  Proceeds from the event will be used to off-set the cost of community projects conducted by the Rotary Club.
Main Street Fest Steak Fry! Joe Trexler 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Sep 21, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove held its Steak Fry on Saturday, September 17.  The Steak Fry is part of the Chamber of Commerce's "Main Street Fest" and is the second year that the Club has hosted it. The catering for the event was provided by Coleman's in The Park.  Proceeds from the event will be used to off-set the cost of community projects conducted by the Rotary Club.
Annual Steak Fry Joe Trexler 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Trexler on Aug 04, 2016
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Charles Barrett was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove at its regular weekly meeting this morning.  Chuck is with Frisch & Barrett Insurance Agency in Cary.  Welcome, Chuck.
Welcome New Member Chuck Barrett Joe Trexler 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on May 12, 2016
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A date for Jack's memorial service has been set for June 4th.  It will take place at First United Methodist Church, which is located at 236 W Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake.  The time of the event is 2:00 PM.  
Farewell Dear Jack... Linda Trexler 2016-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
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In support of local farmers and vendors, The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will be hosting a Farmers' Market on Sundays during the summer months beginning in June and running through September.  The event will be held between the hours of 9:00 am - 1:00 PM in the Metra Parking lot, which is located in downtown Cary. The first Market will be held on June 5th. 
 
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove’s membership is a diverse group of individuals that work together to improve the communities of Cary and Fox River Grove.  If you are interested in learning more, or in getting involved, come as our guest to one of our morning meetings.  We meet on Thursdays beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Cary Park District located at 255 Briargate Road, Cary Illinois.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
Rotary Club of Cary-Grove Summer Farmers' Market Joe Trexler 2016-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jan 21, 2016
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Our weekly meeting time and location for January 28th is being changed.  It will now be held at The Broken Oar located at 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington.  The social event will begin at 6:00PM.  Please let Sue Maifield or Steve Cherveny know how many will be in attendance for your group.  
Meeting Change for January 28, 2016 Linda Trexler 2016-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jan 13, 2016
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In lieu of our regularly scheduled morning meeting, we will be having our evening social at The Broken Oar located at 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington.  The get-together will begin at 6:00 PM.  Please contact Sue Maifield and let her know the number of people who will be in attendance with you or if you are unable to attend.
Meeting Change for January 28, 2016 Linda Trexler 2016-01-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Oct 15, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove welcomed its newest member at its weekly meeting today.  Erin Hauck was sponsored by Patrick Finlon and had the honor of being installed by Rotary District 6440 Governor, Rodney Adams.  She was congratulated and welcomed by fellow Rotarians, and we are all looking forward to having the opportunity to work with her in Rotary.  Congratulations, Erin!
Rotary Club of Cary-Grove Installs New Member Linda Trexler 2015-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
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District Governor, Rodney Adams, visited with Board members of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove on Wednesday evening at the Onion Pub located at 22221 N Pepper Road, Lake Barrington.  The members that were present participated in a discussion of the strengths and challenges of the club as well as what they would like to accomplish over the next year.  On Thursday morning, he met with the entire membership and had the pleasure of installing new member, Erin Hauck.
 
In addition to installing the club's newest member, he discussed the progress that Rotarians world-wide are making toward the eradication of polio.  This effort began as a pilot project in the Philippines back in 1979.  Since 1985, the eradication of polio has been Rotary's flagship project.  At that time, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children per year in 125 countries, more than 1,000 per day.  Since then, the number of polio cases has been reduced by 99.9%, with less than 50 cases being reported in the two remaining countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 
Governor Adams encouraged all present to participate in an update report highlighting the progress against polio that will take place on Friday, October 23rd.  That event will be streamed live at 6:30 PM EDT.  In addition to Rotarians, he expressed gratitude to the partnering organizations that are helping to make this possible; the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  
 
District Governor Visit Joseph Trexler 2015-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will be holding its last Winter Farmers Market this Sunday, May 15.  The event will be held in-doors at the Algonquin Township offices located at 3702 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake Illinois.  The market will be located in building #6 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 01:00 p.m.  Beginning Sunday, June 5th, the Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Cary-Grove Summer Farmer's Market, which will be held every Sunday at the Metra Station located in downtown Cary.   
 
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove’s membership is a diverse group of individuals that work together to improve the communities of Cary and Fox River Grove.  If you are interested in learning more, or in getting involved, come as our guest to one of our morning meetings.  We meet on Thursdays beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Cary Park District located at 255 Briargate Road, Cary Illinois.  Visitors are always welcome.
Last Winter Farmer's Market of the Season. Joseph Trexler 2015-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Aug 21, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will be sponsoring a Steak Fry dinner which will be held in conjunction with Cary Main Street Fest on Saturday, September 19, 2015.  The event will be catered by Coleman's in the Park.  Tickets for the event are $30 per person and includes dinner and drink as well as the admission donation for Cary Main Street Fest.  They can be purchased from the club's membership or from Coleman's in the Park.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Cary Food Pantry.
 
The schedule for volunteers needed are between 4:00 and 8:00 PM.  Please let Dave Miller know if you are available to help this Saturday.
Rotary Steak Fry Joseph Trexler 2015-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Rotary President-elect K.R. Ravindran 2015-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Internation President 2015-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Rotary President-elect K.R. Ravindran 2015-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Home of the Sparrow Golf Outing Linda Trexler 2015-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
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Sandy Sullivan, author of "Green Bay Love Stories" was the guest speaker at The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's weekly meeting.  Sandy provided an interesting overview of the years she was involved with the Green Bay Packer organization.  Her book, "Green Bay Love Stories", has been acknowledged as a significant historical account of the Packer Glory Years and the foreword is written by Packers Hall of Fame great, Paul Hornung.
 
 
Green Bay Love Stories Joseph Trexler 2015-06-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Mar 04, 2015
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Our guest speakers today were Amanda Breitenstein of Northern Illinois Food Bank and Lee Jennings of Nunda Garden.  Amanda and Lee spoke about an exciting new program that will be starting this spring at The Nunda Garden site located next to the Nunda Township offices.
 
The one-acre site located on Bay Road will be a joint effort between Nunda Township, Northern Illinois Food Bank, McHenry County Master Gardeners and local residents. This Community Garden will be used by Master Gardeners and local youth groups as a teaching tool and will help feed local families in need of nutritional foods.  In addition to providing an educational experience, the site will function as an outdoor classroom for students looking for a place to fulfill service hours.  The produce from the garden will be donated to local Northern Illinois Food Bank partners, three of which are located within five miles of the site.
 
Amanda and Lee are hoping to spread the word about the new venture and to recruit volunteers who are interested in helping with this project.  To learn more about what you can do, contact Amanda by sending an email to abreitenstein@northernilfoodbank.org. To learn about this program, follow their growth on their face book page.
Nunda Garden Coming this Spring Joseph Trexler 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Feb 25, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove welcomed its newest member at their weekly meeting this morning.  Phil Stanko has visited the club's meetings for the past couple of months and decided that the timing was right for him to become a member.  Phil is retired from a career in Education were he was a cross-country coach and science teacher at Lake Zurich High School.  Phil lives in Cary and is excited about working with the Rotary Club's Scholarship Committee.  This year, the club is targeting $15,000 of scholarships to be awarded to students at Cary-Grove High School who are members of the Rotary Interact Club.  Welcome, Phil.
Rotary Club of Cary-Grove Welcomes new Member Joseph Trexler 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Jun 24, 2014
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The new officers for The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove were installed at its installation event, which was held at Lake Julian.  The officers for the new year will be Dave Miller (President), Sue Maifield (Secretary), Bob Blumberg (Treasurer) and Steve Cherveny (President-Elect).
 
New Club Officers Installed Joseph Trexler 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Three Oaks Assisted Living Joseph Trexler 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on May 21, 2014
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Bob McClurg of Turnkey Digital was the guest speaker at this morning's meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.  As stated by Bob, TurnKey Digital was founded in 2002 with a mission to offer clients exceptional web design solutions and services within their budget. Today, TurnKey Digital services provide a wide range of clients from small start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
Turnkey Digital Joseph Trexler 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 09, 2014
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Cary Police Chief Patrick Finlon was officially welcomed as a member of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove at their weekly meeting this morning.  Pat is transferring his Rotary membership from the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich.  He served as Chief of Police for Lake Zurich until his move to Cary.  Welcome, Patrick.
 
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Posted by Linda Trexler on Feb 26, 2014
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Members of the club met at the Cary Pub to enjoy fellowship and good spirits tonight.  The evening was hosted by Sandi and Frank, who hand-picked the menu and wine selection.  Thankfully, very little business was discussed, but all present had a great time.  Our thanks to Sandi & Frank for generously offering to sponsor the event. 

Fourth Thursday Meeting Linda Trexler 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Raffle Night Joseph Trexler 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jan 08, 2014
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At today's meeting, Larry Barnett from the Barrington Noon Club, presented members with their club's most recent project in Kenya.  They are proposing a Literacy project for underprivileged high school students.

Kenya Literacy Project Linda Trexler 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Nov 20, 2013
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At the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove, representatives from School District 26 gave a presentation to the club membership.  The focus of the presentation was the financial stability of the district and the overall student performance scores for the past five years.

Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 Joseph Trexler 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Nov 06, 2013
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Last night, the club's board and committee chairs had the pleasure of meeting with District Governor Sarah at 1776 Restaurant.  In addition to enjoying an excellent dinner and fellowship, the evening was spent with individual members sharing their past Rotary history and current roles within the club. 

District Governor, Sarah Oliver Visits Linda Trexler 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Oct 30, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove will be conducting a Winter Farmer's Market beginning Sunday, November 3.  The event will be held in-doors at the Algonquin Township offices located at 3702 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake Illinois.  The market will be open between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Sunday, May 18, will be the last Winter Market for this season.  The outside Farmers' Market sponsored by the Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce will begin on Sunday, June 1 and will be held every Sunday between the hours of 9:00am & 1:00pm in the Metra Train Parking Lot off of Main Street in Cary. 

 

Winter Market Joseph Trexler 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Oct 16, 2013
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Roxie Kaminski was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.  Roxie gave an overview of the Heartland's operations and of the upcoming blood drive that will occur on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The drive will be held in honor of the police and fire personnel serving the local communities and will be conducted at the Cary Park District facility located at 255 Briargate, Cary Illinois.  

Heartland Blood Center Joseph Trexler 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Doing Good In The World Joseph Trexler 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
We Are This Close to Ending Polio Worldwide Joseph Trexler 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Three Oaks Assisted Living Joseph Trexler 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
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Jim Kreher, Deputy Fire Chief for Fox River Grove, and Jim Saletta, Retired Fire Chief from Huntley, were the guest speakers at today's meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary Grove.  The topic for their presentation was Fire Safety and Burn Prevention.      

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Joseph Trexler 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Deputy Fire Chief for Fox River Grove, Jim Kreher, is our 2013 Jack Renskers Community Hope Award recipient.  Jim was recognized for his many hours of volunteer work outside of his duties as Deputy Chief.

2013 Jack Renskers Community Hope Award Recipient Linda Trexler 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Kevin Sofen, Business Development for W.S. Darley & Co. was the guest speaker this morning at the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's weekly meeting.  The majority of Kevin's presentation was focused on the ability of his company's product to deliver portable water world-wide.

Portable Water Purification System Joseph Trexler 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Indiana Author to Speak in Cary Joseph Trexler 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
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Today's program was a presentation by Wayne Prindiville and Fred Neuschei representing Build a Dream.  What started out as a project to help a family here in Illinois has blossomed into something much larger. 

Build a Dream Linda Trexler 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
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Bea Pederson, from McHenry County College, was the guest speaker at today's meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.  Bea's discussion centered on the scholarship program offered by the MCC Foundation.  The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with McHenry County College.  Its primary goal is to raise funds that can be used in providing financial support to students who are either currently enrolled at the college or those that are planning to attend in the future.

McHenry County College Foundation Joseph Trexler 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
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Today's guest speaker was Deb Gulbrandson of Cary Physical Therapy.  Deb's presentation focused on bone density loss and what each of us can do to prevent, or slow down this illness.

Fighting Osteoporosis Joseph Trexler 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Raffle Night Joseph Trexler 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
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The Home of the Sparrow has identified some volunteer opportunities at their facilities located throughout McHenry County.  Learn more by visiting their site at http://www.hosparrow.org/opportunities/.

Home of the Sparrow's mission is "to provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children, as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency".  You can help them accomplish this by offering your time at one of the volunteer needs listed above.

 

Home of the Sparrow Volunteer Needs for 2013 Joseph Trexler 2013-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Chamber Executive Director, Suzanne Corr, gave an update to the Rotary membership on current events at the Chamber.  There's lots going on in Cary and Fox River Grove, and the Chamber is solidly entrenched in most of it.
What's New with the Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce! Joseph Trexler 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Today’s guest speaker was Terry Ennes of Ennes & Associates, Inc.  Terry is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm and is directly involved in all of the firm’s major assignments.

The Property Tax Quandary Joseph Trexler 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Wine Tasting and Tapas Buffet Fundraiser Joseph Trexler 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary District 6440 Assistant Governor Steve Swanson visited the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove today to discuss the work that Rotarians have be accomplishing in Guatemala.  This year will mark the sixth year in a row that District 6440 Rotarians have traveled to Guatemala to work at the Ak'Tenamit school.  The school is for grades 1-6 and has an enrollment of approximately 500 students.

Rotarians Travel to Guatemala Joseph Trexler 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Wine Tasting and Tapas Buffet Fundraiser Joseph Trexler 2012-12-27 00:00:00Z 0
Cary-Grove High School Students Playing Santa for Daley Academy Kids Joseph Trexler 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Nov 07, 2012
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If you would like to be included in making a donation for the benefit of the Cary-Grove Food Pantry, please contact Linda Trexler as soon as possible (847-462-1087).

Cary-Grove Food Pantry Donation Linda Trexler 2012-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Oct 31, 2012
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Today's program was presented by Rotarian Sandy Morgenstein.  He spoke on the topic of "Rotary's Future Vision", highlighting some of the changes that will take place beginning July of 2013 with the Matching Grant Program.

The new Grants Program will have six areas of of focus; Peace & conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention & treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy and Economic & community development.  For Rotary Clubs to qualify for a grant, the project being considered must fall into one of these categories and must have a minimum investment of $30,000.  In addition, the long-range plan for the project must be sustainable.

Rotary International is hopeful that Future Vision will streamline the grants application process and will have a greater impact in the areas of focus due to larger resources being committed.  To learn more about the matching grants program, visit Rotary International.  

 

 

Rotary's Future Vision Joseph Trexler 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Sep 12, 2012
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Eddy Weiss was the guest speaker at The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove this morning.  Eddy is the Director of Education for the "Chasing4Life" Response Team, and he began his talk by informing the club's membership of his department's model, "With more education, we will need less response!"
Disaster Response Team Joseph Trexler 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Sep 03, 2012
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Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner, Bob Miller, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.  In addition to being responsible for the maintenance of over 55 miles of roadways, Bob talked about the many programs offered by the Township for the constituents living within its boundaries.
Algonquin Townshp Highway Commissioner Visits with Rotarians Joseph Trexler 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Aug 22, 2012
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Today's speaker was District Governor, Mike Yesner.  Mike visited with members of the board last night to review club activities.  Mike also discussed the ways in which the district can assist the club.  Part of every DG's obligation is to commit to meeting with each rotary club within the district.  While this task is a daunting one, it can be beneficial for both the DG and the clubs.
District Governor Mike Yesner Visit Joseph Trexler 2012-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
2011-12 Jack Renskers Community Hope Award Linda Trexler 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jun 25, 2012
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Representatives of the Cary Food Pantry were in attendance at our June 26th Installation Dinner to accept a check for $1,000 toward feeding those in need.
Cary Food Pantry Donation Linda Trexler 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Jun 20, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove is again helping to sponsor the Cary Park District's "Concerts in the Park" series.  The four concert series begins on Thursday, June 21st and runs through July 19th.
Concerts in the Park Series Joseph Trexler 2012-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Jun 20, 2012
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Today's program was presented by Madelynn Reyes and Tracy Thomas from Bright Hope.  The purpose of their visit was to update the members on the status of the Haiti project the club helped to support last year.
Bright Hope Linda Trexler 2012-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Friends of the Fox River Grove Library Linda Trexler 2012-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on May 23, 2012
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Today's guest speaker was Tina Lopez from 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care).  Tina gave an overview of the programs offered at 4-C and covered the history of its development in McHenry County.
Community Coordinated Child Care Joseph Trexler 2012-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on May 16, 2012
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Ralph Morey from Restoration Unlimited spoke at today's meeting of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.  Ralph gave a brief overview of the history of his establishment and talked about some of the more interesting automobiles with which his has been involved.
Restoration Unlimited Joseph Trexler 2012-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on May 16, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove would like to thank the Wendy's in Cary for their continued support of the club's fundraising efforts.  On Thursday, June 14, between the hours of 5:00 & 8:00 PM, Wendy's will again contribute a portion of their sales back to the club's charitable fund.  
Wendy's Fundraiser Joseph Trexler 2012-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Feed Your Spirit ... Find your Joy! Linda Trexler 2012-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Apr 22, 2012
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Members of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove joined forces with students from Cary-Grove High School and scouts from BSA Troop #657 to do some spring cleanup at Vieweg Park in Cary.  The activity was in support of Cary Pride Day, which is sponsored by the Village of Cary. 
Cary Pride Day Joseph Trexler 2012-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Mar 21, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove heard from the McHenry County Youth Sports Association at its weekly meeting this morning.  Ted Groat and Greg Case discussed the upcoming MCYSA tournament planned for this summer.  This year's event will include 20 teams from outside the United States.  Teams from Brazil, Japan, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Russia are a few of the countries that will have teams competing with age groups of Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15.
International Baseball Comes to McHenry County! Joseph Trexler 2012-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Leadership Greater McHenry County Joseph Trexler 2012-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Jan 18, 2012
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 At today's meeting, Marty Munns and Renee Gutowsky gave a presentation on the new Three Oaks Assisted Living Facility which is located at the intersection of Three Oaks Road and Silver Lake Road.  The facility is scheduled to open in late April or early May.
Three Oaks Assisted Living Facility Joseph Trexler 2012-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Jan 11, 2012
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Our guest today was Jim Shultz, Marketing Consultant for local radio stations Star105.5FM and & Y103.9FM.  Jim gave a presentation to the membership outlining the advantages for advertising on local radio.
Radio Anyone? Joseph Trexler 2012-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Celebrates the Holidays Linda Trexler 2011-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Dec 14, 2011
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Rotarian Dr. Steven Steinberg spoke at the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's weekly meeting today.  Dr. Steinberg is a dentist who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  he is the author of "Light, Love, Life, Shalom", a book that speaks about "Your Path to Happiness at Work and at Home".
The Healing Power of Rotarian Values Joseph Trexler 2011-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Wine Tasting and Tapas Buffet Fundraiser Joseph Trexler 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
"First Dance" Opportunity for Individuals With Physical Challenges! Linda Trexler 2011-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Risk Management at Cary Park District Joseph Trexler 2011-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Nov 16, 2011
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New Generations Chairman, Patrick Flanagan gave a presentation to members of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove which highlighted the partnership relationship between the club and the Cary-Grove HIgh School Interact Group.  Patrick's message focused on Community involvement and what the Interact Students have accomplished so far this year.
Rotary Partnership with Cary-Grove High School Interact Club Joseph Trexler 2011-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Partners with Friends of the Fox River Grove Library Joseph Trexler 2011-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Oct 26, 2011
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Read the final report of a partnership project conducted with the Rotary Club of Palmeira das Missoes, Brazil.  This project was originally conceived by Germana Dalberto when she was an exchange student visiting our club in 2006. 
Brazilian School Project Final Report Joseph Trexler 2011-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Oct 19, 2011
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Representatives from the Rotaract Club of McHenry County attended the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's meeting this morning to give an update of their activities.  Prior to their presentation, Rotary Club President, Sue Maifield, presented the club with their Rotaract Banner, which will be displayed at their meeting location at McHenry County College.
Rotaract Club of McHenry County Receives Their Official Banner Joseph Trexler 2011-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
We Are This Close to Ending Polio Worldwide Joseph Trexler 2011-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Summer of 2011 "Concerts in the Park" Series Joseph Trexler 2011-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Sep 27, 2011
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The Rotaract Club of McHenry County held a dance/game event at McHenry County College on Saturday, September 24th.  The event was attended by Rotaract members and young adults from the surrounding communities.

McHenry County Rotaract Holds Dance/Game Night Joseph Trexler 2011-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Trexler on Sep 14, 2011
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Kelly Weaver, Executive Director, for the Alexander Leigh Center for Autism provided the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove with a brief history of how the school was  started along with some insight into the lives of children impacted by Autism.
Alexander Leigh Center for Autism Program Presentation Linda Trexler 2011-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Trexler on Sep 07, 2011
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The members of the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove received a special note of thanks from representatives of the Fox River Grove Memorial Library.  Over the past couple of years, the club has been a major contributor to "Friends of the Library".
Fox River Grove Memorial Library Joseph Trexler 2011-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Cyber Make-ups!! Joseph Trexler 2011-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Cary Grove HS Interact club raises over 15000$ for breast cancer patients Patrick Flanagan 2011-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Cary Grove Interact Raises Money to End Polio Linda Trexler 2011-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Fines & Frolics Schedule Joseph Trexler 2010-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
District 6440 Travels to India Joseph Trexler 0