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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Real Time Sports
1120 Devon Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
United States of America
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Kate Bousum from Child's Voice presented at the club's lunch meeting today.  Child's Voice is a listening and spoken language program for children with hearing loss.  They are located in Wood Dale and Chicago and provide children with hearing loss the opportunity to learn to listen and talk.  The Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village has supported Child's Voice for many years and we always enjoy their annual update on how things are going.  This year we were also able to learn about some of the adjustments they have had to make due to the COVID pandemic such as investing in clear face masks so children with hearing loss can still read lips. 
At today's lunch, the club was joined by Steve Jambor from the Rotary Club of Wilmette.  Our club is partnering with theirs to provide ultrasound machines for medical offices in rural Uganda which are in desperate need of medical equipment.  With these new machines, the health of mothers and babies in Uganda should be dramatically improved.  We are proud to be part of such a worthy effort!
Today the club learned about Volunteering Untapped, a service organization in Chicago which has come up with a creative way to attract young volunteers....each of their service projects is followed by a trip to a local bar or restaurant!  They have done some great work in the area and our Rotary club hopes to partner with them on some projects in the future.
 
Heather DeCook from Elk Grove High School visited the club today to describe the excellent mentoring program she is involved with there.  This program helps new and struggling students by pairing them with mentors from the faculty and staff of the school.  The Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village has been a proud sponsor of the program for years.
Rotary District 6440 Literacy Chair Richard Rosen spoke to the the Club via Zoom at our weekly lunch meeting today.  He spoke about the importance of early childhood literacy and how lack of access to early childhood educational programs can impact children throughout their entire lives.  The Rotary Club of Elk Grove helps to support early childhood programs in the Elk Grove community.
The Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village was proud to present a donation to the college scholarship fund of the Rotary Club of Ferizaj, Kosovo.  This donation will pay for one student to attend university for one year!  In the photo, International Committee Chair Brian Pfister and Club President Jesse Peterman are presenting the donation to Kosovo club representative Besa Sadiku.
On July 23, Club member Jesse Peterman was officially inducted as the President of the Club for the 2020-2021 year.  He is looking forward to leading the club in these challenging times and finding new opportunities for growth and service.
Speakers
John Alan Boryk
Sep 24, 2020 12:15 PM
Experiences with social justice
Nuccio Dargento
Oct 01, 2020 12:15 PM
Help Enzo Build a School
Ashley White
Oct 08, 2020 12:15 PM
Make A Wish Foundation
Club Service
Oct 15, 2020 12:15 PM
Club Business Update
Amanda Woods
Oct 22, 2020 12:15 PM
Fellowship Housing
 
 
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