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Virtual Meetings until further notice.You are invited to join us. Contact Jim at Jimuszler@hotmail.com, for login information. We will return to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays 7:30 am at Pinecrest. Check website for updates.
Pinecrest Golf Club
11220 Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL 60142
United States of America

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(858) 876-8279
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THANK YOU FOR DONATING  Versiti announced, on the 4/16/20 blood drive ,"Simply put you ladies knocked it out of the park with your results!!!  Your goal was 20 donations.  38 donors registered to donate that day.  5 donors were deferred so you ended up with 33 successful donations, which was a 165% average to goal which is outstanding!!!  As a reminder, each donation impacts and saves 3 lives because each whole blood donation can be broken down into 3 separate components which is red blood cells, plasma and platelets."  Our drive impacted & saved 99 lives that day. 
Check in with Versiti for other upcoming and local donation registrations:  donate.il@Versiti.org 
                  .....thanks for caring about others 
 
Club Meetings
Jim Uszler - at Pinecrest
Jul 09, 2020 7:30 AM
Costa Rica Adventure
Installation Tetyana Torzchevska and Board
Jul 16, 2020 6:00 PM
off site & virtual
club assembly
Jul 23, 2020 7:30 AM
Social Visit
Jul 25, 2020 5:30 PM
TBD
People of Action
Bob Gajewski, with Edward Jones Financial Advisors, is planning to move his offices to the Huntley area. He is presently located in Crystal Lake at 650 E Terra Cotta Suite 107.  Bob learned about the District 158 Incubator program at one of our last in-person Rotary breakfast meetings prior to Covid-19, where he volunteered to work with Jack Towne's class with a Zoom 30 minute presentation of Sales & Marketing.  Originally from Schaumburg, Bob has enjoyed Huntley for 17 years and is married with 6 children.  We are excited to welcome Bob to the opportunities of Rotary.
 
 
HUNTLEY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - $3,000
Six seniors were each awarded $500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Huntley. Parents, along with their students attended a virtual zoom meeting to talk about dreams and goals for this summer, their advanced education and how they have contributed to our community.
 
Julianna Ghanayem, volunteered at NW Community Hospital to learn about the medical field since prior to her freshman year she was inspired by many doctors and care givers. She attended the Medical Academy and Police Academy and worked 15+ hours a week at Woodman’s for the last two years. Other volunteering included Habitat for Humanity since 2016 and Grafton Food Pantry. She plans to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, beginning her studies at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI this fall.
 
Hadley Giovacchini’s interest in medicine began with a biology class where she was fascinated on why and how the body works. She attended HHS Medical Academy, National Student Leadership Conference at NW University, and received CNA certification for service at Crystal Pines Rehabilitation. She also helped at Heritage Woods, worked with Peer jury and Dream Riders and was employed at Tom’s Market. Hadley will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI for pre-med/ bio-chemistry and Spanish to learn how to treat and prevent illnesses.
 
Samantha Martel will study to be an ER doctor or surgeon in Pre-med/Neuroscience at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She attended Medical Academy with youth residency at NW-Huntley and was on the board for Buddies Club and VP of National Honors Society. For three years Sammy has had the same “little” at Big Brothers Big Sisters and she had the most volunteer hours in her graduating class which included Huntley Park District, Heritage Woods, Horizon Camp, Advocate Sherman and classroom assistance.
 
Victoria Smolen plans to study computer science and Spanish at DePaul University in Chicago . She enjoys theatre, having volunteered 500 hours at HHS theater, plus helped at Heritage Woods, Huntley Park District, Horizon Camp, Advocate Sherman and in classrooms. She was in IHSA theater at IL State, was in GEMS (girls in engineering) plus participated in NHS, yearbook and speech team. Tori designed an App for seniors for Huntley Fire Department, which Apple is expected to approve soon.
 
Heather Strait will train at McHenry County College to be a Vision Itinerate Certified Teacher to ensure children are able to fully meet their potential within their educational setting. She has worked with two “littles” at Big Brothers Big Sisters for two years while being employed at Alden Nursing Home, working 3 to 4 days a week in 8 hour shifts, averaging 32 hours a week.
 
Maryam Syed enjoys Biology which sparked an interest on her first day in class and changed her career path from being a teacher. “It struck me that the true value of biology is that it’s a lens through which healthcare professionals can understand and assist patients by listening to their concerns and correctly diagnosing medical conditions.”. She plans to study at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI as a physician assistant. She is secretary of Future Business Leaders of America, competes in Broadcast journalism, participated in Summer leadership conference plus volunteers at Grafton Food pantry, tutors in middle school, at her mosque and the Huntley Area Public Library.
 
Rotary Club of Huntley raises funds for civic support, including scholarships through the annual Memorial Day Carnival (when we don’t have a pandemic) “Huntley’s Got Talent” variety show and the Fresh Sweet Corn booth at Rockin’ Ribfest. You are invited to visit us for programs, leadership opportunities, breakfasts at Pinecrest, socials at local attractions, virtual meetings and opportunities to give service. Contact Jim for information.
With time on our hands we can use our hands to dig in the dirt, turn soil and plant a garden.  For Fresh herbs, select a patio pot with basil, dill, and parsley; mint goes in the ground and spreads.  Size of area makes little difference for fresh lettuce and tomatoes which take little space.  So whether you are in a condo or have a large yard - skip trips to the store this summer and relieve stress by gardening.  Plant veggies and also plant ideas and dreams as you think of ways to help others.   Join us for interesting meetings and social hours, contact Jim for access.
It's a reminder that this is Immunization week.  Children receive a purple mark on their "pinky" finger when they are immunized to help workers know who was given their dose.  Let's thank all of our first responders worldwide including Covid-19, polio, police, firefighters, hospital workers, etc. during Immunization week April 24-30th, as well as everyday.
JOIN US for our VIRTUAL SOCIALS 
BYOB (Bring your own Beverage)
and Appetizers
2020 In-Person meetings and events have been cancelled or postponed to provide extra protection
from the COVID-19 corona virus.
(Exception: April 16 blood drive).
 
Meetings - Thursday mornings at 7:30 am
Socials - 6:00 pm - see calendar
You are invited to join us. 
Contact Jim at Jimuszler@hotmail.com, for login information.
 
We can help the Huntley Community.  Donate dollars to the Grafton Food Pantry since each $1 donated = $8 of purchase value through the food bank.  Call local restaurants and either pick up orders or have them delivered. 
The term, "shop local" applies even more now.   
Thanks for supporting our great businesses;
we hope all of you stay healthy and are safe.
Virtual handshake to everyone,  
The Rotary Club of Huntley
Dr. Elizabeth Eyles-Lagerhausen who recently opened her Lake in the Hills Family Chiropractic office on Algonquin Road and Alice Benedict, Data Operations Manager of American Veterinarian Medical Association were installed in the Rotary Club of Huntley today.  Everyone is pleased and excited to join in service projects and learning opportunities together.  
Jazz, opera, classics, skits and magic acts excited the audience along with Irish dancers, hip hop and comedy.  Huntley's Got Talent Community Variety Show was a colorful and convenient way to see good local talent while supporting scholarships for Huntley High School students.  Thanks Huntley for an entertaining evening.  Look for us again next January!
See your friends on stage, singing and dancing plus surprises and magic.  Get tickets now for a great show with delightful Huntley talent.
Salvation Army annual support from Rotarians in Huntley and this year we were at Woodfield Mall as well as Drendel Corners on Route 47 Huntley.  Such a good feeling to help others and people in the community gave good support.
 
 
Nominate A Community All Star
 
For the 20th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Huntley you are invited to nominate someone who lives or works in Huntley for a Community All Star Award. There are many deserving people in our community who help others, make an outstanding contribution to their organization, or put in extra effort to make a difference. Nominations must be received by February 29, 2020. These awards will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Dinner in April. Click here to make your nomination: https://form.jotform.com/92845016580156


 
Rotary International's President Mark Maloney spoke to the youth exchange students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids this July.  Rotary Clubs of Huntley and Fox Valley Sunset hosted Farah from Indonesia this past school year and Mady has left for Croatia to study and enjoy meeting new people until spring of 2020.  They joined students from 19 districts to learn, share and enjoy new friendships.  Short and long term exchanges for high school students are available along with RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) weekend scholarships, starting this fall. Check with your school or Rotary.
Sending a big shout out to four Huntley High School students with outstanding community service.  These Red Raider seniors embody the true spirit of Service Above Self with a combined total of 2,240 hours of service.  Pictured from the left:  Rutva Bhatt - 900 hours, Nicolas Reese - 600 hours, Jim Uszler - club president, Jonathan Lee - 350 hours, and Marissa Vasques - 390 hours. 
Education is a gift that keeps on giving.  The Huntley Rotary Club is thrilled to be able to partner with other local Rotary clubs to sponsor and help inspire the future leaders of the world.  Our club's inbound and outbound students presented to our club this week - WOW!  Looking forward to seeing all the great things they will accomplish!
To never know hunger is a blessing. To be able to help someone who knows hunger is an even greater blessing.  The Rotary Club of Huntley would like to thank all those who donated to our Lock Out Hunger campaign that benefited the people served by the Grafton Food Pantry.  We would also like to thank all the organizations that helped us facilitate the collection.
Rise and Shine Campers!  Once again our club members were up early to prepare pancakes at this local event.  We love seeing the all the messy hair and glazed over eyes turn into laughter and smiles as the campers eat their breakfast.
Its hard to believe that Polio is still a disease that needs to fought against. While the US has not seen any cases of the disease in many years, there are are still parts of the world where Polio is a threat. The Huntley Rotary club is proud to join with Rotary International to help stop Polio This year our club displayed a real Iron Lung at the Huntley Fall Fest as part of our clubs ongoing effort to eradicate the disease. As a whole, Rotary International made nearly $100 million grants to support the global effort. 
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