President's Message
What's Happening?
Long time Club member Robert Mintz is now finalizing plans for our upcoming 2017 Raffle.  Tickets should be available by the end of the month.  Tickets will be priced at $25 each, or five for $100.  First prize is a $1,000 in airline travel vouchers.  Second prize is $500 in cash.  Third prize is a golf foursome and lunch sponsored by Huber Financial at The Grove Country Club in Long Grove..  This is a great opportunity for the local community to have some fun and support the many worthwhile projects of our Club, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Congratulations to one of our newest Club members, Linh Bailey, for volunteering with one of her friends this past weekend at a Special Olympics event.  The event was being sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich.  It's great to be able to help out one of our other local Clubs whenever possible,  This is a great event that the LZ CLub has been supporting for many years.
We received a note from the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, thanking us for the donation of $350 to their Disaster Relief Fund. The Ottawa and Naplate areas were hit by tornados on February 28th. Pamela Beckett, the President of the Foundation and a Rotarian, asked us to pass on a special thanks to all our members.
This weekend, our Club was presented with two awards at the District 6440 Conference.  The event was held at the Marriott Lincolnshire.  First we were awarded a certificate for achieving a target goal of at least $26.50 in donations per Club member towards End Polio Now.  Secondly, we were awarded a certificate for having one of the top websites in the District.  Thanks to Past District Governor ,Bill Ferreira, for coordinating our End Polio Now events and donations, and to all members for their contributions to End Polio Now.  As for the website, I would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Lyle Staab for recently redesigning our website, and for providing content to the site.  Lyle also maintains our Facebook site.  Thanks also to George Dorner for his frequent contributions of photos and stories for the site.
The weather was so nice this weekend that the RCLGKHW Roving Photographer was out and about in our three Villages.  He came upon a beautiful display of Spring bulbs in all their glory.  Can anyone guess which member's home these Spring bulbs were on display at?
Thanks to RCLG members Lyle Staab and Robert Mintz for updating us on the 2017 Rotary Race for Charity and the 2017 RCLG Raffle.  The Race is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th.  The dates for the Raffle are yet to be determined.
A small but grateful contingent of Club members remembered where to meet or had their schedule cleared to meet here on March 28. Click on Photos above to see a small slide show about the visit and the educational tour. Use the space bar to pause the show.tour.
Thanks to Lyle Staab, Harvey Stein, and Adam Keppel for staffing our booth at the Community Showcase.  It was a great opportunity to meet and greet members of our communities, and to get to know other Rotarians from our neighboring Lake Zurich Club.
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