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Chief of Police, Joe Leonas talked about the Concept of Community Trust • Guardian vs Warrior philosophy • Campaign Zero, #8CANTWAIT, and the Lincolnshire Police Department.  The department recruits from the human race and it tries to treat the “human condition.”   • Police officers have discretion to take action or not, and there very few absolutes.  Their jobs are complicated and require a wide range of options.  Click here for the complete slide presentation.
New Executive Director, Mark Ingrum shared the enormous challenges he encountered just a couple of months into his new job. Founded in 1976, Riverside Foundation is a not-for-profit, community-based organization serving adults with moderate-to-severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Residents are given the opportunity to develop skills and assume responsibilities for real-life work through our Riverside Work and Activity Center (RWA) in nearby Vernon Hills.  Early March 2020, Covid-19 restrictions were put in place affecting all residents and 100+ staff.  Their health was affected and their lives changed. Their developmental training program suffered major setbacks, and all traditionally planned fundraisers were cancelled.  A fundraising campaign and online auction became evermore critical to the over 100 residents with mental and developmental challenges who currently call Riverside Foundation home. In the fall, the Work and Activity center will be moving locations and expanding Riverside Foundation’s programing designed to improve residents’ skill sets, independence and fulfilling lives. Funds will be used to purchase; computers, iPads and supplies for teaching lifelong skills, special furniture designed for limited mobility and handicap equipment, and work training and recreational offerings.  Ongoing help needed:  http://www.riversidefoundation.net/
Lisa Wilkerson shared her own personal experiences with racism, and discrimination.  Her presentation included personal insights into the current cultural shifts, Black Lives Matter, and suggested what all of us can do to support a unified community.  
Lisa was born and raised in New Orleans, where she graduated pharmacy school at Xavier University of Louisiana, before moving here to Chicago nearly 30 yrs ago.  After working for a few years as a traditional pharmacist, Lisa transitioned her career to the pharmaceutical industry where she has worked in a variety of roles for more than 25 yrs.  During that time, she took the opportunity to attend Loyola University to earn an MBA and an Masters Degree in Marketing and to start a family.  She is the proud parent of two children, a rising college sophomore and a rising college freshman.  Her community involvement during her years living in Lake County has included volunteering for multiple agency and serving as a Board of Director member for non-profit organizations that focus on education and health. 
Tonya Zozulya and Ben Gilbertson presented on the status of three major projects within the Village of Lincolnshire:  the St. James, the Home2Suites Hotel and Stevenson High School.
Vernon Township thanks our Lincolnshire Morning Star Rotary Club for participating in the 2019 Sponsor a Family Program during the 2019 Holiday Season.  Our club got also a heartwarming thank you note from our sponsored family!  Great start into the New Year!
Remembering our dearest Fellow Rotarians, Vic Fernitz, Shirley & Dan Friedlander.  Their Rotary legacy lives in our hearts, and in our communities.
-Stevenson HS Interactor, and current President of the IAY IL Chapter, Trisha Patel presented on the activities of the International Association of Youth.  A non-for-profit organization, the IAY is dedicated to promoting leadership skills to youth around the world; hosting Leadership Forums, Human Rights Forums and Education Expos.  The IAY also donates supplies to underprivileged schools.  They recently donated 50 sleeping bags to the homeless students at the Zion school districts.
The Lincolnshire Morning Star teams up again with the Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club to sell onsite roasted corn for Rotary Charities.  Great day at Century Park in Vernon Hills. 
Great Day at Spring Lake Park, celebrating the Blue, Red & White with a 5K Race, Parade, FireWorks, while enjoying onsite Roasted Corn & Snow Cones.  Pancake breakfast prepared by the Boy Scouts and Lincolnshire Rotary Booth manned by the Rotary Youth Club members from Stevenson High School.
Rotarian Xander Horwitz of Edward Jones hosted a very informative educational event, attended among others by ret. Long Grove Rotarian, John Bonnett and fellow Rotarian Marianna Zeidler.
Francis Gary Powers Jr. presented on Operation Overflight, A Memoir of the U-2 Incident, when his father was made prisoner of the former U.S.S.R.  The evening which was sponsored by the Lincolnshire Morning Star Rotary and the Vernon Area Public Library, was attended by over 60 patrons.
Stevenson High School Interactors and Lincolnshire Rotary Club Members take care of their Adopt-A-Highway responsibilities.
Adopt A Highway 
Two clubs team up to sell Rotary Roasted Corn for charities.
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