Gardening

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.
Gardening karen 2020-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

Huntley's Got Talent - Success!

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!
Huntley's Got Talent - Success! Karen Hutchings 2020-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Lock Out  Hunger

Posted on Oct 18, 2019
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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.
Lock Out Hunger Cynthia Glensgard 2019-10-18 05:00:00Z 0 food pantry

Nominate a Community All Star

Posted on Oct 14, 2019
 
 
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


 
Nominate a Community All Star Jim Uszler 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Filling the Kettles

This year District 6440 Rotarians will be at all the doors at Woodfield Mall for one day, including several members of the Rotary Club of Huntley.
 
Each year Huntley members of our club and friends ring the bell at Drendel's Corner on Route 47.  You can join us, Friday, December 13th as we wave to our friends and neighbors and collect much needed funds for the Salvation Army.  We are proud of the good work the Salvation Army does in our communities.  Funds raised in McHenry County, stay in the county.
 
Even though the day might be a little chilly, a cup of hot chocolate and friendly faces will help everyone have a good time. For a time slot convenient for you on December 13, call 858.876.8279 or email HuntleyRotary@yahoo.com.
Filling the Kettles Karen Hutchings 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Fill the Kettle

Rotarians ring the bell for the Salvation Army each year and this year we will be at Woodfield for a District 6440 Bell Ringing project, then again we ring the bell at Drendel Corner on Route 47  on Friday, December 13.  Volunteers are welcome to join us to raise funds for the good work the Salvation Army does each year.  Funds raised in McHenry County, stay in the county. For a convenient time call 858.876.8279 or email HuntleyRotary@yahoo.com.  
Fill the Kettle Karen Hutchings 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Corn Roast

Thanks for visiting our Corn Roast Booth at Rockin' Ribfest, for fresh, roasted sweet corn again this year!    Have a wonderful summer and look for us at events around town.
 
 
 
2019-2020 Board of Directors
 
 
 
 
Corn Roast Karen Hutchings 2019-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

Students Recognized for Community Service

Posted on Apr 26, 2019
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. 
Students Recognized for Community Service Cynthia Glensgard 2019-04-26 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service

Youth Exchange Students

Posted on Apr 17, 2019
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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!
Youth Exchange Students Cynthia Glensgard 2019-04-17 05:00:00Z 0 RYLA,Youth Exchange Students
Illinois Holocaust Museum Cynthia Glensgard 2019-03-19 05:00:00Z 0 Illinois Holocust Musuem,Youth Exchange Students
Battle of the Books 2019 Cynthia Glensgard 2019-03-15 05:00:00Z 0 Battle of the Books,Huntley ISD
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Cynthia Glensgard 2018-12-09 06:00:00Z 0 Red Kettle,Salvation Army

2018 Pancake Breakfast

Posted on Sep 27, 2018
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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.
2018 Pancake Breakfast Cynthia Glensgard 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0 pancake breakfast

 Eradicate Polio

Posted on Sep 22, 2018
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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. 
Eradicate Polio Cynthia Glensgard 2018-09-22 05:00:00Z 0 polio
Members Ring the Bell for Salvation Army Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Club Donates to Huntley Library Tumblebooks Program

Posted on Nov 21, 2017
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The Huntley Club donated $1,000 to the Huntley Area Public Library to support Tumblebooks, an online literacy tool for students. Library Director Frank Novak was present to receive the check and give an update on the library.
Club Donates to Huntley Library Tumblebooks Program Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Club Supports Battle of the Books at Conley Elementary School

Posted on Oct 20, 2017
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Huntley Club Members again sponsored the Battle of the Books Literacy Project at Conley Elementary School. For the third year running the Huntley and Lake in the Hills Rotary Clubs have shared the cost of the program to provide new materials for students. Both clubs will participate in the "battle" in the spring.
Club Supports Battle of the Books at Conley Elementary School Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Pancake Breakfast a Success

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
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The club greeted hungry campers on Saturday, September 9 with a hearty pancake breakfast. This annual event is fun for club members, gives us a way to participate in a local event, and provides a few dollars for our coffers. 
 
 
Annual Pancake Breakfast a Success Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

Club Member Donates Tree for Preschool

Posted on Sep 07, 2017
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The Huntley Rotary Club past president, Karen Hutchings purchased a tree and donated it for planting at Little Journey Preschool. During Huntley's annual Green & Clean Day, Little Journey was selected as the recipient of the tree donation as part of a new Rotary International initiative.
 
 
Club Member Donates Tree for Preschool Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Hana from Japan!

Posted on Aug 28, 2017
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The Huntley Club is excited to welcome our new Foreign Exchange Student, Hana from Japan! Her host family was on hand to greet her at the airport when she arrived. Welcome, Hana! We're glad you're here!
 
 
Welcome Hana from Japan! Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

Corn Roast Fundraiser a Success!

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Jul 11, 2017
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The annual corn roast fundraiser held at the Lake in the Hills Ribfest was a great success. Funds raised are used toward local and international projects including donations to Grafton Food Pantry, School District 158 and Huntley Library literacy programs, Scholarships, Polio eradication and Shelterbox. Thanks to all who were involved for helping raise over $5,000 toward these great initiatives.
 
 
Corn Roast Fundraiser a Success! Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-07-11 05:00:00Z 0

Exchange Student from Mexico Visits Club

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Jun 06, 2017
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Juan Pablo, our Exchange Student from Mexico, shared his experiences with the club at our meeting on June 6, 2017. It has been a pleasure to get to know you over this past year, JP!
 
 
Exchange Student from Mexico Visits Club Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

District Awards Received

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on May 02, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Huntley is proud to announce that we have received three awards at the Rotary District Conference! Congratulations to all members on achieving goals to earn a Club Service Award, Community Service Award, and Polio Plus Award. Additionally, our own Tetyana Torzhevska was recognized as a District "Rookie Of The Year" for the Huntley Club.  Well done!
Pictured are club members: Stacy Thompson, Karen Hutchings, Jim Drendel and Tetyana Torzhevska
 
 
District Awards Received Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Club Welcomes New Members

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Mar 20, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Huntley would like to welcome two new members, installed at its March 14 meeting.  Please join us in issuing a warm welcome to Gardner and Susan!
 
 
 
Club Welcomes New Members Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Carnival Coming Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Mar 15, 2017
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Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Spring Fling Carnival, coming May 26 - May 29, 2017.  Celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with rides, games, food and some family fun. The carnival will be located in the Huntley Walmart Parking Lot. Unlimited ride passes available!  
 
The carnival will be held:  
Friday, May 26:        6:00 p.m. - Close
Saturday, May 27:   1:00 p.m. - Close
Sunday, May 28:     1:00 p.m. - Close
Monday, May 29:     1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
See you there!
 
 
 
Rotary Carnival Coming Memorial Day Weekend Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Members Ring Bell for Salvation Army

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Jan 03, 2017
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Members of the Huntley Club stood in the bitter wind to ring the bell for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Working in shifts, Rotarians kept the bell ringing from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16.
 
 
Members Ring Bell for Salvation Army Leigh Ann Porsch 2017-01-04 00:00:00Z 0

Pay It Forward!

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Nov 08, 2016
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Have you paid it forward?  Have you done a good deed for a neighbor, friend, or stranger?  
 
Remember to pass along the Random Act of Kindness card we had printed.  (Thank you, Margo!)  Be sure to share your stories at the next Rotary meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
Pay It Forward! Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Club Donates to TLS Veterans 

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Nov 07, 2016
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Laura Franz, Executive Director of TLS Veterans visited the club to discuss the organization, services they provide to local veterans, and their success at helping veterans get back on their feet.  The club donated $100 to TLS Veterans to help in their ongoing mission to provide resources to veterans while they assimilate back into civilian life.
 
 
 
Club Donates to TLS Veterans Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

Concert Benefit Held for End Polio Now Campaign

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Oct 23, 2016
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Professional musicians Sofiya Kyrylyuk & Lyudmila Kakisova performed Bach, Brahms and Bartok at a special event to raise $1,000 toward the End Polio Now Campaign.
 
Special thanks to Sofiya and Lyudmila for sharing their time and talents for such a worthwhile cause, and our hostess Solange Sior for donating the use of her lovely home for the event.  We're this close!
 
 
Concert Benefit Held for End Polio Now Campaign Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Purchased for Those in Need

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Oct 11, 2016
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At it's October 11th Regular Meeting, Huntley Rotarians again sponsored a ShelterBox for those in need. Typically the ShelterBox units are deployed to areas hit by natural disaster as a way for families to have shelter and dignity while dealing with devastation. Each ShelterBox contains a large, durable tent, cook stove, pots and utensils, bedding and other items to help families cope with the loss of their home. 
ShelterBox Purchased for Those in Need Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0

Huntley Rotary Attends Fall Fest

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Sep 26, 2016
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The Huntley Rotary Club attended Huntley's Annual Fall Fest to showcase a ShelterBox at its booth. Members were able to help visitors understand what a ShelterBox is, and answer questions about Rotary. Special thanks to area Boy Scouts for helping to set up the tent for visitors to see.
Huntley Rotary Attends Fall Fest Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0

Battle of the Books 2017

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Aug 31, 2016
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The Huntley and Lake in the Hills Rotary Clubs have co-sponsored the Battle of the Books Program at Conley Elementary School. A check presentation was made at the school on September 1st. The funds will purchase new books for this literacy initiative through School District 158.
Battle of the Books 2017 Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z 0

Donation Made to Grafton Food Pantry

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Mar 15, 2016
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The Huntley Rotary Club donated $1,500 to the Grafton Food Pantry at its March 15 meeting.  Food Pantry Representative, Harriet Ford, was present to give an update on the pantry and accept the generous donation.  Funds are raised through the club's many fundraisers and special events.
 
Pictured:  Harriet Ford, Club President Jim Uszler, and Food Pantry Board Member, Jim Drendel
Donation Made to Grafton Food Pantry Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-03-16 00:00:00Z 0

President-Elect Meets Rotary Legend

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Pictured here, President-elect Karen Hutchings met Dr. Sylvia Whitlock at the PETS Conference.
 
Dr. Whitlock has been in Rotary for over 25 years, but when she first joined her club in California the club's charter was revoked because they had admitted a woman. At the time, women were not permitted to be members of Rotary International. She and her club sued Rotary International and changed the face of Rotary forever.  She went on to be the first woman Rotary President and served as District Governor for District 5300 in 2012-13. 
President-Elect Meets Rotary Legend Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0

Club Welcomes Two New Members

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On Tuesday, February 9 the Huntley Rotary Club welcomed two new members.  Pictured are Kevin Vaughn and Stacy Thompson with Club President, Jim Uszler. 
Club Welcomes Two New Members Leigh Ann Porsch 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Huntley, Lake in the Hills Clubs Partner to Bring Books to District 158 Students Leigh Ann Porsch 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Visits Huntley Rotary Club.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015
District Governor Rodney Adams met with the Huntley Rotary Club and shared ideas for a new direction for the club. The club is moving to the Brunch Cafe on November 3rd with a new meeting time of Tuesdays at 7:30am.
District Governor Visits Huntley Rotary Club. Jim Uszler 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Pancake Breakfast Served to Hungry Campers! Leigh Ann Porsch 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rockin' Rotary Ribfest a Huge Success!

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch
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Huntley Rotary joined in the fun at the Rockin' Rotary Ribfest this year to sell roasted corn and raise money for local charity.  The best ribs in the Midwest were featured during this four-day festival located at Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills.  Live bands and great food made for a spectacular weekend of fun.  Thanks to all who came out to support local Rotary clubs and Rotary International.

 

Rockin' Rotary Ribfest a Huge Success! Leigh Ann Porsch 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z 0

Club Awards Scholarships

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on May 26, 2015
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Huntley Rotary Club President Thom Palmer presented three $750 scholarships to HHS Students, pictured left to right: Jacob Kohley, Jasmin Dhillon, Rachel Bratcher and President Palmer.  Congratulations!

Club Awards Scholarships Leigh Ann Porsch 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z 0

Club Partners with High School Entrepreneurs Group

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Feb 12, 2015
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The Huntley Rotary Club is partnering with School District 158 as part of their entrepreneurial class for students in high school.  The first presentation to the class focused on Rotary International, and how Rotary and service organizations make a difference in their community.  Club members Kevin Vaughn and Jim Uszler presented information to the students, and will continue to work in concert with Mrs. Eibl, Teacher and Advisor to the Future Business Leaders of America group.

Club Partners with High School Entrepreneurs Group Leigh Ann Porsch 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0

Club Wins Distinguished Awards

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Apr 29, 2014
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Rotary District Governor Sarah Oliver visited the Huntley Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 29 to present three awards to the club, which earned distinction within Rotary District 6440.

Club Wins Distinguished Awards Leigh Ann Porsch 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

Club Supports Huntley Library and Children's Literacy

Posted by Leigh Ann Porsch on Feb 10, 2014
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The Huntley Rotary Club presented a check today for $1,000 to the Huntley Area Public Library to support children's literacy initiatives.   The donation will fund one year of TumbleBooks, a subscription based online program to help preschool aged children learn to read, and school aged children increase reading levels.  
Club Supports Huntley Library and Children's Literacy Leigh Ann Porsch 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
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