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We just can't sit still....
Our next community service project will be sponsoring a blood drive.  The date is Saturday, March 16.  The venue is Concorde Banquets in Kildeer, IL.  The event is the "Everything Expo" sponsored by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.  We want your blood!
The first set of results are in!  Our Club raised $453.90 on Rotary Ring Day for the Salvation Army on 12/8/18.  Thanks again to Lyle Staab, Jim Dopler, and Greg Cardelli's family for ringing the bells this year.  We'll let you know the District wide results as soon as we have them.  Fifteen Clubs in total were out ringing the bells on the 8th.
Members of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods got together on Friday evening, 12/07/18, to celebrate the Holidays at their annual Holiday Party.  This year, the Club gathered for dinner at The Arboretum Golf Club and Banquets in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  Members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening of fellowship and had plenty of time to cath up on personal lives and reflect on the Club's activities from the past year.   The evening began with a happy hour, followed by a wonderful dinner and dessert.  We gave everyone a year off from the recent white elephant gift exchange.  We'll probably bring it back next year.  Thanks to everyone for another great Rotary year, and to our spouses and significant others for their participation and sacrifices!
This past Saturday, the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods participated in the first "Rotary Ring Day" for the Salvation Army.  This was a District 6440 wide event which encouraged Clubs across our District in Northern Illinois to get out and ring the bells to raise money for this great cause.  Fifteen Clubs participated on 12/8/18.  An estimated 15 additional Clubs will be participating on other dates in December.  Thanks to Jim Dopler for organizing this District wide event.  Thanks to Jim Dopler, Lyle Staab, and Greg Cardelli's family for ringing the bells at Mariano's in Lake Zurich this past weekend.  We'll post total dollars earned for this weekend, and for the month of December, when they are available.  Much like Rotary, the Salvation Army has boots on the ground locally, nationally and internationally when disaster strikes.  This was a great opportunity to partner with another local organization and do good in our community.  Additional Rotarians were also ringing the bells on Friday, 12/7/18, at Woodfield Mall as part of an annual Radiothon in Schaumburg.  Thanks to all involved!
This year, the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods adopted a family of four for the Holidays from Christopher House in Chicago.  Four other Club members also adopted families on their own or on behalf of their businesses.  Thanks to all Club members who participated in this year's activities.  Thanks to Ross and Rich for coordinating the activity, and to Adam for offering to drive all Christmas gifts to Chicago again this year.  This annual project is always a great reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for.
Every December, we take time to re-charter our sponsorship of Pack 964 in the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  We were the sponsoring Rotary Club when this pack was founded.  Over the years, we have made numerous donations to this Pack, the Aptakisic District organization, as well as several Eagle Scout projects for Scouts in the Villages of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods.  We look forward to working with our Pack in 2019, as the organization begins to admit young women to this great leadership program.
The 2018 District Youth Assembly was held on Saturday, November 10th.  The reviews are in and word on the street is that it was the best one ever!  Thanks for Lyle Staab, District Governor Nominee, for organizing this year's event.  Thanks to current Club President, Greg Cardelli, for helping with set up and all those last minute details.  Thanks to George Dorner for stepping in as one of the event photographers.  Thanks to Ross Spencer for setting up an information booth for Shelter Box.
The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods donated over 100 pounds of Butterball Turkeys to St. Mathew's Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods for their upcoming community dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  This is the third year the Club has participated in the event.  For the past two years, Jim Dopler, Past Club President, and his wife Marilyn have helped prepare and serve the meal.  This year's dinner will be served on Thursday, November 22nd.  Additional details are available on the church's web site.  The Club makes donations and/or serves in a number of other food related charities each year including: the food pantry at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Buffalo Grove, and the Emmaus House community dinner at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich.
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We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
HarborChase of Long Grove
1190 Old McHenry Rd
Long Grove, IL  60047
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(847) 920-7254
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