What's Happening?
We've got our logo for our First Annual Rotary Octoberfest.  You'll be seeing a lot of this over the next three months as we get the word out about this great new fund raising opportunity for our Club.
The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods will be sponsoring a concert in the park on Friday, July 13th, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park.  Bring a picnic basket (think Ravinia) and some friends to enjoy "Moon Money" featuring Rotary Club member and frontman, Jon Jansky.  Hours are 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
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!
 
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

Phone:
(847) 920-7254
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Club Leadership
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair
Director at Large
Director at Large
RI Foundation Chair
Membership Chairperson
End Polio Now
Public Image
Web Site Coordinator
Literacy Chair
Youth Service Chair
RYLA
Vocational Service
Youth Exchange Officer
Community Service
Club Service
Program Chair
Bulletin Editor
International Service
Foundation Treasurer
Fundraising Chair