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      Rotary Club Meetings Suspended Until further notice

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The students in the Grove Junior High School Rotary Club were busy during the year doing great things for others.  In the Fall, they devoted some of their lunch periods collecting money from fellow students in order to buy polio shots for many.  Besides collecting at lunchtime, they created posters and set up a table in the school entryway in order to collect donations from parents and teachers during conference days.   In December, working alongside adults at the Packages for Patriots was a wonderful way to provide care packages for those who give their service to others in this country.  Making blankets for foster children using fleece was most likely the students' favorite activity. For many hours one could find them with scissors in hand pinning and cutting out  fleece and then tying the ends together resulting in brightly colored and beautiful blankets.  These blankets will be delivered to a representative of Aunt Martha's who will give the carefully hand-crafted treasures to children who will benefit from the loving work of our students.  The above was sent to us from the school sponsors Debbie Friel  and Lori Putz who are two incredible teachers that volunteer to help organize the interact.
Sarah Simmons joins us at our weekly meeting to present information on Cycling Without Age.  This program offers rides outdoors on a specially designed bikes to seniors and other populations that may not be able to ride on their own.  It is a great program to get people outdoors for some sunshine and fresh air.  Contact Sarah for more information at sjs517@gmail.com.
The Elk Grove Rotary Club was happy to share a donation with Cycling Without Age for their great efforts and work in our community.
The GOA Business Expo is an excellent place to network, meet new clients and for Elk Grove Rotary, showcase our club.  Thanks to our club members who dedicated time to come out and enjoy the show.
Ron Korte and Jerry Evans visited Rotary and discussed the alliance that Toastmasters and Rotary will continue to forge over the next few months.  Pathways is a program that Toastmasters offers for members to continue to grow and earn recognition for their achievements.  Learn more about Toastmasters from Jerry, 847-466-7657, jerry@therewardscompany.com or from Ron, 224-227-3371, rkorte@korcomm.com.
Mayor Craig Johnson visits Elk Grove Rotary and discusses the state of the Village of Elk Grove.  The supreme court votes down retro-active term limits for Elk Grove.  
Mayor Johnson has led our village into high economic times with a new Love's Plaza coming into Elk Grove and the new Tech Park attracting a 5G location with Microsoft.  Great things happening in Elk Grove under Mayor Johnsons lead.  Always a pleasure to have him visit our club 
Laura Brown and Amie Granger are the newest corporate members of the Elk Grove Rotary Club.  Inducted to our club on February 6th, 2020, these ladies are both employed at Harper College.  Laura is the Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer and Amie is the Community Relations Manager the Rotaract Club chair of Harper College.  
pictured from left to right Leigh Ferstein, club President, John Bourke, Secretary, Laura Brown, Shirlann Lemme, Amie Granger
Jim Bradley, a Rotarian Veteran of 36 years, spoke to the Elk Grove Rotary Club on Scholarships that are available at the District level.  He will be conducting interviews of applicants in Mchenry, Wheeling and Elk Grove in the upcoming months.  Thanks Jim for all you do and have done for Rotary!  We look forward to offering some well deserved high school grads some funds for their continuing educations.
Bill Marston, a veteran Rotarian for over 26 years, became our newest Honorary Rotarian on January 30th.  Bill has served the Elk Grove Rotary Club in many, many ways from being President to serving as our signature Rotaryfest Chair also for many years.  Bill owns a successful shipping/service business in Elk Grove and is clearly loyal and friendly to his community.  We will miss Bill and wish him great luck as a new grandfather and a pillar honorary member of our club.
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Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

Rotaract rising

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.

Italian club uses expertise to aid in coronavirus fight

Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.

Hacking a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic

Rotarians in Lithuania and the United States promote the use of bubble helmets to help patients avoid mechanical ventilators.