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The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods recently donated their third Little Free Library (LFL) to the community, This time a new Library was installed at the Community Pool in Hawthorn Woods.  The new LFL blends well into the lush landscaping in the front on the venue.  It was painted in muted green colors to match the cedar trim of the Community Pool building.  It is surrounded by a wide variety of flowers and sculpture in every color you can imagine.  It is placed in between a bike rack and a bench, which makes for easy drop off or pickup of books by local residents.  It is near the left most entrance near the Community Center.  Thanks to Jim Dopler, Don Biciste, and the Village of Hawthorn Woods for pulling this project together.  This is the second LFL the Club has donated to Hawthorn Woods.  The first was installed last year at the Community Park at Quentin Road and Old McHenry Road. The other LFL donated by the Club was installed at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich two years ago.
On July 23rd, the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods sponsored the Sunday evening community dinner at Emmaus House in Lake Zurich.  The dinner is held weekly in the lower level of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.  Club members participating in the event included: Jim Dopler (President) of Kildeer, and his wife, Marilyn, Bill Ferreira (Past District Governor) of Long Grove, Adam Keppel of Cary and his wife, Cristina.  Numerous other volunteers from the local community also help out with the event each week.  A picnic themed menu was planned including fried chicken, along with assorted salads, vegetables, deserts and beverages.  Approximately 140 guests attended the event.  Emmaus House provides food, clothing and funding for shelter to families in need in Lake County, helping them move from crisis to stability.  
On Tuesday evening, June 27th, members of the Rotary Club of Long grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods gathered for dinner to install their new Officers and Directors for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year.  The dinner was held at La Hacienda de los Fernandez in Deer Park.  Officers for the new year include: Jim Dopler, President, Immediate Past President; Secretary, President Elect, Greg Cardeli; Treasurer, Ross Spencer; Charitable Fund, Lyle Staab; and Director, Bill Ferreira.
The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods met on Friday evening, June 2nd, to stock the shelves at St Mary's Catholic Church Food Pantry in Buffalo Grove.  The Club members stopped at Aldi's to purchase $2,000 worth of food, then proceeded to the Church to unload and box the food for pickup by area residents in need..  The Club has been contributing to this food pantry for many years now.  This pantry provides much needed resources to residents of both Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois.  Thanks to club friends Jim Ronk and Paul Sherman and spouses Marilyn Dopler and JR Bailey (and son Wesley) for helping!
 
 
For more than 20 years, the RCLG has been a morning breakfast Club.  In April of this year, the Club began a three month trial of holding an evening meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the Month.  In May, the Club met at ChatterBox of Long Grove.  It just happened to be "Tuesday Taco Night" at the ChatterBox, so we kept the kitchen busy for several hours pumping out steak and shrimp tacos, as well as several other wonderful appetizers from their menu.
The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods met this past Tuesday at Joanie's Pizzeria in Long Grove for our quarterly Social event.  Over half of our Club members were able to get away for a few hours of fun and frolic.  Several spouses were able to join us this time around as well.  The appetizers at Joanie's were fantastic, and everyone seemed to leave with a big smile on their face.
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.
 
 
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