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Welcome everyone who likes helping others
We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Pinecrest Golf Club
11220 Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL 60142
United States of America
(858) 876-8279
Currently meeting in person 1st and 3rd weeks; hybrid and virtually on other Thursdays. To join our virtual meetings contact Check our website for updates and changes.
Upcoming Events
Club Meetings
Social at Fall Fest
Sep 23, 2021 5:30 PM
Sep 30, 2021
fun and friendship
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People of Action
Did you know the polio virus is still in Afghanistan and Pakistan?  The Salk and Sabin vaccines helped eradicate the disease from the Americas by 1994 but it is only a plane ride away from coming back to us.  Join us at Deicke Park Fall Fest September 25 and 26 and see the traveling Iron Lung educational exhibit presented by Rotary Club of Huntley.
District Director, Lyle Staab, recognized Steve Capes as a member of the Rotary Club of Huntley.  Steve was welcomed by his sponsor, Jim Drendel and President, Monique Mahon.
Nathan Dudzinski, Michael King, Josey Hackemack, Raquel Radermacher and Jacob Richardson, graduates of Huntley High School, accompanied by their families, received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Huntley, May 20, 2021 during a breakfast meeting at Pinecrest Golf Club. 
Happy and upbeat variety from Operator portraid by Zack Barnvos to gymnastics, piano selections, dance  and to Sweet Home Chicago by Angela Walker - the 2nd annual Huntley's Got Talent 2021 was a success.  Look for us early next year to be on stage so you can be in the audience.  Virtual works, but it is better to all be in the same theater - up front and personal.
Rotary Club of Huntley members Monique Mahon, Jim Drendel, Tetyana Torzhevska, Karen Hutchings, Larry Graf, Rudi Welvers and Grafton Food Pantry representative Lydia Locke who received a $1,000 check from Jim Drendel to cover meals for a family of 8 for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Visit the link to Donate Now: This Virtual Benefit Concert to "End Polio Now" features 18 year old violin soloist, Masha Lakisova, who plays concerts and competitions worldwide, playing masterpieces by Chausson, Paganini, Gershwin and Piazzolla. Concert streaming on World Polio Day at and at 7 pm, Saturday, October 24th.

Bob Wyler, with nominator, John Boyle. Sean Cratty; Due to Covid-19, Monique Mahon accepted Mary Holzkopf’s certificate, while Bryant Haniszewski was unable to attend. Tim Dorsey is with Jim Uszler.

DG Lyle Staab installed
Tetyana Torzhevska
and her board of directors 7-16-2020 for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. A Delightful evening at Casa Rubi-os Mexican Kitchen with hopes and goals for a wonderful year. The national anthem was played by Sofiya Kyrylyuk-Catron along with other selections.  Inspiring.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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