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...at Emmaus House of Hospitality on Sunday evening.  Thanks to Adam Keppel for coordinating our Service Above Self outreach.
Members of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods gathered on Friday, June 14th, to donate and pack food for the food pantry at St. Mary's Parish in Buffalo Grove.  Participating members included: Don Biciste, Fran and Ross Spencer, Sara Knight, Greg Cardelli, Lyle Staab, and Jim Dopler.  The St. Vincent de Paul Society is the charitable outreach program that sponsors the monthly food pantry.  The Club packed 120 boxes of food this year.  The Rotary Club donates time and financial resources to several projects each year that address hunger in our local communities.
Thanks to Jim Dopler and Adam Keppel for planning and planting the flower boxes for Joanie's Garden this year.  George Dorner will be stopping by later this week to do some flower bed maintenance to the perrenial bed near the pond.  Thanks also to Joanie of Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove for her continuing support of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods.
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.  Sustained annual donations help ShelterBox stay prepared for upcoming disasters.  This Spring, the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods was pleased to make its third consecutive donation in support of this organization.  
In 2018 with the support of Rotary Clubs from around the world, ShelterBox provided supplies for 210,000 people whose lives were devestated by disaster.
They were able to respond to world events 18 times, sending a variety of essential shelter and aid items to 17 different countries.
Ten of the countries they operated in were affected by natural disasters, in most of which Rotary clubs provided invaluable in-country assistance.
Each year, Rotary helps ShelterBox go further, support more people and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach.
Last Christmas, our Club, as well as several individual Club members, adopted families for the Holiday Season.  Following are some of the handwritten comments we received to express their appreciation.
"A big thank you for me and my family to you.  We are so glad for remembering us this Holiday.  Enjoy your Holiday and God bless."
"We want to say thank you and your family.  For everything.  And may God bless you.  Merry XMas."
"Thank you so much.  I hope you guys have a beautiful and wonderful Christmas.  Thank you for the beautiful presents for me and my daughter.  I'll be forever grateful with you.  God bless you."
"Thank you so much.  We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  May God bless you."
"My family would like to tank you all for the gifts.  We hope you have a blessed Holiday."
Thanks again to everyone invovled!
With the help of groups like ours, Christopher House was able to provide gifts for more than 440 families-their largest number to date.
In lieu of an Installation Dinner this Spring, the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods will be holding a community Service Project at "Feed My Starving Children".  The event will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 2-4:30 PM, at the charities facility in Libertyville.  This great local charity coordinates the packing and distribution of food to people in developing nations.  Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries.  Please mark the date on your calendars, and invite everyone you know.
Thanks to Marilyn Dopler for visiting our three Little Free Libraries this weekend and filling them with more books.  The LFL at the Community Park in Hawthorn Woods was completedly empty this time around.  Our LFL at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich always gets a lot of foot traffic year round.  Our LFL at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center should be getting a lot more foot traffic when the pool opens at the end of this month.  Thanks again to all of our Club members who continue to donate books to this worthy community project.  We have plans to install another LFL in North Hawthorn Woods within the next several months.
Our speakers for March 19th were Paul and Michael Schweitzer of Schweitzer Farms.  They provided an excellent presentation on modern farming techniques.  Thanks to Club member Sara Knight for sharing her family business with us.  The Schweitzer Farm in Northern Illinois has been in the family for many generations.
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We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
HarborChase of Long Grove
1190 Old McHenry Rd
Long Grove, IL  60047
United States

(847) 920-7254
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