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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.
Congratulations to one of our newest Club members, Linh Bailey, for volunteering with one of her friends this past weekend at a Special Olympics event.  The event was being sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich.  It's great to be able to help out one of our other local Clubs whenever possible,  This is a great event that the LZ CLub has been supporting for many years.
We received a note from the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, thanking us for the donation of $350 to their Disaster Relief Fund. The Ottawa and Naplate areas were hit by tornados on February 28th. Pamela Beckett, the President of the Foundation and a Rotarian, asked us to pass on a special thanks to all our members.
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