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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
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1120 Devon Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
United States of America
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Today, the club heard from Amanda Woods of Fellowship Housing.  Fellowship Housing provides assistance to single mothers who are looking to improve their financial and housing situation.  The Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village is a proud supporter of Fellowship Housing.
 
The Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village is very excited to welcome Ben Grey as the newest member of the club. Ben is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Itasca.  He was sworn in at today's lunch meeting.  Welcome to our club Ben!
For years, the Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village has supported and participated in the Make A Wish foundation Walk for Wishes.  This year, the organization is holding a virtual Walk for Wishes.  You can support the Rotary Club team at this link:
 
https://secure2.wish.org/site/TR/WalkForWishes/Make-A-WishIllinois?team_id=28594&pg=team&fr_id=3569
 
We are happy to support the wonderful programs of Make A Wish Foundation.
Today, the club learned about the Help Enzo Build a School program to benefit Easter Seals.  The Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village has been proud to sponsor this program for several years.
Rotary Assistant District Governor John Alan Boryk gave an inspiring presentation to the club today about his experiences getting involved with the social justice movement in the 1960's.  After growing up in the Jim Crow South, John Alan had an opportunity to meet and hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.  This experience led to him getting involved in the civil rights movement and ultimately changing his beliefs about race and justice.  All in attendance appreciated John Alan sharing his story and experiences with us.
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.
Speakers
Richard Rosen
Oct 29, 2020 12:15 PM
Early Childhood Literacy
Feed My Starving Children
Nov 12, 2020 12:15 PM
Feed My Starving Children
Peter Zwolfer
Dec 17, 2020 12:15 PM
FAIR Foundation
 
 
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