What's Happening?
Our guest speaker this morning was Gabriel Silva Santana.  He is a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Brazil.  He is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.  Gabriel provided us with background information on his home country of Brazil.  He also taked about his family back in Brazil as well as his host family here in the Chicago area.  One of his long term goals is to be a business owner.  He would also like to "pay it forward" by hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student at his home in the future.  Thanks, Gabriel, for a wonderful presentation!
Thanks to Sara Knight, Linh Bailey and Lyle Staab for donating books for our three Little Free Libraries in Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods.  Thanks to Lyle Staab and Jim Dopler for serving as librarians this month and distributing the books as needed.
This Fall, we will be holding our first annual "Oktoberfest" fundraising event at Buffalo Creek Brewing in downtown Long Grove, Illinois.  Prelimary plans call for beer, German style food, and of course German style music from Noon to 9 PM.  We've been serving the communities of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawhorn Woods for more than 25 years.  Help us get off to a great start as we look towards our next 25 years!
We recently received this nice hand written note from Shelter Box:
Dear Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods.
"Please accept my thanks for your generous donation to support the life saving work of Shelter Box.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated and truly what enables families made homeless in disaster or conflict to receive essential shelter and supplies.
With gratitude.
Kerri Murray
Following is a fly over of what the widening will look like on Quentin Road in Kildeer on completion, between Route 22 and White Pine Rd.
They are currently working on movement of utilities, with roadwork expected to begin mid Summer.
Major road construction in downtown Long Grove began this morning.  Primary working hours are from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Estimated completion date is late Fall of 2018.
This week, Mark and Suzanne Gibson from the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club joined us to present a well deserved award to Lyle and Ann Marie Staab.  Mark is the President Elect/Club Admin Chair, and Suzanne is the Membership Chair.  The award was for  stepping up to be charter members/sponsors of the Iron Lung exhibit which is being created in our District.  Well done!  The exhibit will be touring our District Clubs and events over the next year, to spread the word about Rotary's on going commitment to the eradication of polio around the world.
Hey! That was fun!!
Lyle Staab Ann Marie hosted a fun and educational tour and more at the Copper Fiddle Distillery in Lake Zurich on St. Patrick's Day. We had a good turnout and it was one of our more enjoyable events of the year.
Check the slide show, "Copper Fiddle Tour", over to the right to get a feeling of the fun and the tour.
Lyle Staab and Jim Dopler recently attended the Rotary Club of Des Plaines Trivia night.  They ended up part of the winning team for the night!  Who knew.  Jim appeared to be the only one in the room who had ever heard of Taylor Swift and her current number one hit.  Lyle's knowledge of video games was amazing.  Over 100 Rotarians and community members were on hand to see the "crowning" ceremony..  This was a great event with a buffet dinner, gift baskets to bid on, and or course, great conversation.  Lyle and Jim are encouraging RCLG club members to visit other area clubs and their fundraising events this Spring as we investigate some new fundraising ideas.  No need to recreate the wheel.  Let's learn from the other Clubs in our District.
Club Meeting Info

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Joanie's Pizzeria
235 Robert Parker Coffin Rd
(Mill Pond Way)
Long Grove, IL  60047
United States

(847) 920-7254
Venue Map
May 01, 2018
Speaker (Birch), Invocation (Birch), F&F (Biciste), RM )Keppel)
George Dorner
May 08, 2018 7:15 AM
Daffodils, Invocation (Dorner), F&F (Keppel), RM (Birch)
May 15, 2018
Speaker (Keppel), Invocation (Keppel), F&F (Spencer), RM (Riehn)
Ross Spencer
May 22, 2018
Evolution of the Nat'l Wildlife Refuge System, Invocation (Spencer), F&F (Riehn), RM (Dorner)
George Dorner (Dorner)
Jun 12, 2018
Snippets of Local History, Largely In The Original Long Grove, Invocation (Dorner), F&F (Mintz), RM
Club Leadership
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chairperson
Public Image
Web Site Coordinator
Community Service
Youth Service Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Club Service
Program Chair
Bulletin Editor
Heritage Race Director
International Service
Vocational Service
Literacy Chair
Director at Large
Foundation Treasurer
End Polio Now
RI Foundation Chair
Club Events