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"Service Above Self" can be lonely at times.
Thanks to club members Sara Knight and Greg Cardelli for volunteering for our semi-annual Roadside Cleanup on Route 53 in Long Grove this past Sunday afternoon.  At least the weather was nice!
We were visited by Andrew Osborne, Superintendent of Educational Facilities for the Lake County Forest Preserves. He filled us in on the history of the old Lake County Museum, which closed in 2016 to prepare for the opening of the replacement and newly named Dunn Museum in Libertyville. About 3000  visitors attended the reopening recently.
Many of us will be visiting the Dunn Museum as a result of this exposure to a unique and valuable asset in our area. Others should put it on the list of things to do. Thanks, Andrew and thanks to Greg for arranging it on short notice.
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.
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
Ross Spencer
May 22, 2018
Evolution of the Nat'l Wildlife Refuge System, Invocation (Spencer), F&F (Riehn), RM (Dorner)
Fifth Tuesday - Social Event
May 29, 2018
Meeting at Buffalo Creek Brewery in Long Grove, 6-8 PM
Jun 05, 2018
George Dorner (Dorner)
Jun 12, 2018
Snippets of Local History, Largely In The Original Long Grove, Invocation (Dorner), F&F (Mintz), RM
Installation of 2018-2019 Board and Officers
Jun 19, 2018
Mexican Restaurant at Deer Park, 6-8 PM
Jun 26, 2018
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