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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.


Hungry campers were served a hot pancake and sausage breakfast by rotarians after the annual Huntley Park District camp-out held on Friday, October 2 at Deicke Park.
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.
Huntley and Lake in the Hills Rotary Club Members partnered to supply funds for new books to students at Conley Elementary School. Teachers in charge of the Battle of the Books Program requested the funds to update the collection used each year for this student event. 
Club members cheerfully greeted customers at Drendel Corner Mobil while ringing the bell to raise money for the Salvation Army. 
On Tuesday, February 9 the Huntley Rotary Club welcomed two new members.  Pictured are Kevin Vaughn and Stacy Thompson with Club President, Jim Uszler. 
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
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 Whitlock has been in Rotary for over 25 years, but when she first joined her club in California the club's charter was revoked because they had admitted a woman.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. 
At the club's regular meeting on April 19, President Jim Uszler inducted new member Larry Graf to the Huntley Rotary Club.  Welcome, Larry!

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!

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.

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.

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.