What's Happening?
Bill Ferreira and Lyle Staab will be representing our Club at the 2018 Rotary International Conference in Toronto on June 23rd - June 26th.  Safe travels to you both.  Bill (and Pam) will also be selling our Rotary International cookbooks to raise funds for "End Polio Now".
On Tuesday evening, June 19th, we held our Installation Dinner at LaHacienda Restaurant in Deer Park.  Congratulations to our new officers and Board for the 2018-2019 Rotary year:  Greg Cardelli (President), Jim Dopler (Immediate Past President, Charitable Foundation), Ross Spencer (Treasurer), Linh Bailey (Secretary), Bill Ferreira (Director at Large), and Lyle Staab (Director at Large).  We all look forward to another great year serving our local communities as well as our international and district wide initiatives.
Thanks to everyone who came out to help stock the St. Mary's Catholic Church Food Pantry in Buffalo Grove on June 1st.  Adam was kind enough to provide his truck and trailer to pick up the food at Aldi.  Our food unloaders and packers for the evening included: Jim, Greg, Ross, Sara, Robert and Kathy, Karl, Bill, and Don.  I believe we packed over 100 boxes of food for distribution next week.  Our Club has been volunteering at this monthly food pantry for many years now.  It's always our pleasure to support this great community charity for those in need. 
District 6440 recently purchased one of the few remaining iron lung machines in the Unites States.  It was on display at the Rotary 6440 District Conference last weekend.  It serves as a stark reminder of the devastating effects of polio, and just what those impacted by the disease had to go through to get some temporary relief from the disease.
Our speaker on May 22nd was our own Ross Spencer.  Ross provided the Club an excellent overview of the National Wildlife Refuge System.  This program encompases 150 million acres across the United States.  The presentation included a number of photos that Ross had taken himself at refuges across the country.
"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!
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
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Regina Verdico of Kula Yoga Studio (Bailey)
Jun 26, 2018
Meditation, Invocation(Bailey),F&F(Vallely),RM(Biciste)
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
Rotary Race Director
International Service
Vocational Service
Literacy Chair
Director at Large
Foundation Treasurer
End Polio Now
RI Foundation Chair