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Every December, we take time to re-charter our sponsorship of Pack 964 in the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  We were the sponsoring Rotary Club when this pack was founded.  Over the years, we have made numerous donations to this Pack, the Aptakisic District organization, as well as several Eagle Scout projects for Scouts in the Villages of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods.  We look forward to working with our Pack in 2019, as the organization begins to admit young women to this great leadership program.
The 2018 District Youth Assembly was held on Saturday, November 10th.  The reviews are in and word on the street is that it was the best one ever!  Thanks for Lyle Staab, District Governor Nominee, for organizing this year's event.  Thanks to current Club President, Greg Cardelli, for helping with set up and all those last minute details.  Thanks to George Dorner for stepping in as one of the event photographers.  Thanks to Ross Spencer for setting up an information booth for Shelter Box.
The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods donated over 100 pounds of Butterball Turkeys to St. Mathew's Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods for their upcoming community dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  This is the third year the Club has participated in the event.  For the past two years, Jim Dopler, Past Club President, and his wife Marilyn have helped prepare and serve the meal.  This year's dinner will be served on Thursday, November 22nd.  Additional details are available on the church's web site.  The Club makes donations and/or serves in a number of other food related charities each year including: the food pantry at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Buffalo Grove, and the Emmaus House community dinner at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich.
On Saturday, November 10th, Jim Dopler, Bill Ferreira, and Linh Bailey helped to hand out 150 new childrens coats, hats and gloves to those in need in Lake Zurich and the greater Lake County area.
Our Club purchased the coats through Operation Warm and coordinated distribution of the coats through "The Chapel" in Lake Zurich.  The Rotary Club of Wauconda also made donations for coats again this year, and helped out with distribution.  Our 2018 District Grant was used to help fund our participation in this program.
Thanks to Club member Sara Knight for inviting the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildder and Hawthorn Woods over to her Open House last week.  Sara is the owner of Strata Earth Services in Palatine, and was celebrating her eighth year in business.  The company does core drillings in the construction industry.  Congratulations!
2018 Fall Road Side cleanup in Long Grove
Sunday, October 21st was a great morning for our 2018 Fall Roadside cleanup on Route 53 in Long Grove..  Some of the the treasures collected included:. 4x large canyon wine bottles, 2x hub caps, 1x couch cushion, 1x yellow rain boot, 1x slipper,, 1x flip flop, 1x flare gun, 4x tobacco chew, and lots and lots of plastics.  Thanks to Linh Bailey, Sara Knight, Greg Cardelli and his sons Jake and Max, 
On Sunday, October 14th, our Rotary Club purchased and served the weekly community dinner at Emmaus House in Lake Zurich.  Thanks to Adam Keppel for organizing the event.  Thanks to Jim Dopler, George Dorner, Lyle Staab, and Greg Cardelli and his family for volunteering at the event.  It was our pleasure to serve fresh garden salad, fried chicken, vegetables, potato salad, and dessert..  Coffee and lemonade were also provided.  There was also quite a bit of fried chicken left over to send home with our clients for another meal.  After the dinner, clients could participate in the Sunday evening food pantry..  Thanks also to those core volunteers from Emmaus House that have been serving the community for nineteen years.

A ShelterBox HERO is a Rotary Club who has committed to making an ongoing impact in worldwide disaster response by pledging to support ShelterBox annually for three consecutive years.

This elite group has identified the continuing need to prepare for and immediately respond to the worst day ever.

Natural and other disasters are inevitable and frequent, and the need is continuous. Annual donations help ShelterBox stay prepared for upcoming disasters in several ways. It takes time for items to be purchased or manufactured before being packed into the ShelterBoxes and, by pre-packing aid, it is ready to go when needed.

Also, annual donations allow ShelterBox to pre-position aid in or near countries where we respond often, resulting in a more efficient and timely response.

Gifts via the HERO program will be designated to Deployment Essentials, directly and quickly aiding families in need.


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We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
HarborChase of Long Grove
1190 Old McHenry Rd
Long Grove, IL  60047
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