Welcome to a New Rotary Year: 2017-2018 Jim Dopler 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 30, 2017
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.
Installation of 2017-2018 Club Officers and Directors Jim Dopler 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 02, 2017
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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!
 
 
Rotarians Meet to Replenish Local Food Pantry Jim Dopler 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 01, 2017
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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.
RCLG - Fifth Tuesday at Joanie's Pizzeria Jim Dopler 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on May 23, 2017
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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.
RCLG Members Mix it Up with Several New Evening Meetings Jim Dopler 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on May 08, 2017
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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.
Coming Soon...Our New Improved 2017 Raffle to benefit the projects of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods Jim Dopler 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on May 08, 2017
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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.
Special Olympics at Lake Zurich High School Jim Dopler 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 03, 2017
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.
Thank you note for donation to tornado relief fund Lyle Staab 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Apr 29, 2017
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This weekend, our Club was presented with two awards at the District 6440 Conference.  The event was held at the Marriott Lincolnshire.  First we were awarded a certificate for achieving a target goal of at least $26.50 in donations per Club member towards End Polio Now.  Secondly, we were awarded a certificate for having one of the top websites in the District.  Thanks to Past District Governor ,Bill Ferreira, for coordinating our End Polio Now events and donations, and to all members for their contributions to End Polio Now.  As for the website, I would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Lyle Staab for recently redesigning our website, and for providing content to the site.  Lyle also maintains our Facebook site.  Thanks also to George Dorner for his frequent contributions of photos and stories for the site.
RCLGKHW Wins Two Awards at District 6440 Conference Jim Dopler 2017-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Apr 17, 2017
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The weather was so nice this weekend that the RCLGKHW Roving Photographer was out and about in our three Villages.  He came upon a beautiful display of Spring bulbs in all their glory.  Can anyone guess which member's home these Spring bulbs were on display at?
The RCLGKHW Roving Photographer Jim Dopler 2017-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Apr 10, 2017
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Thanks to RCLG members Lyle Staab and Robert Mintz for updating us on the 2017 Rotary Race for Charity and the 2017 RCLG Raffle.  The Race is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th.  The dates for the Raffle are yet to be determined.
2017 Rotary Race for Charity and the 2017 Raffle Jim Dopler 2017-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Mar 13, 2017
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Thanks to Lyle Staab, Harvey Stein, and Adam Keppel for staffing our booth at the Community Showcase.  It was a great opportunity to meet and greet members of our communities, and to get to know other Rotarians from our neighboring Lake Zurich Club.
RCLG Booth at Lake Zurich Community Showcase Jim Dopler 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
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On February 28th, Carol Wells, District 6440 End Polio Now Chair, presented on Rotary's campaign to eradicate the disease. Carol speaks from experience: she has traveled to Nigeria to participate in a National Immunization Day, and attended the Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) training conducted at the Center for Disease Control last June. Carol explained the vectors of the disease, the vaccines available, the funding required, and the evolving strategy to make Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria polio-free. Beginning in 1979, Rotary's efforts have helped reduce cases of polio worldwide by 99.9 percent. We're at just three year to date. Great presentation, Carol.

Polio Eradication Update sta 2017-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lyle Staab

Members of our club did a Visioning exercise on the evening of Monday February 20th at the Foglia YMCA. This process, led by a team from District 6440, helped us clarify our mission and consider the projects and activities we want to focus on for the next three years. Thanks to the facilitators: Past District Governor Sarah Oliver, Linda Borton, Bret Mumenthaler, and Kevin Stevens. Over the coming weeks and month the club will translate these thoughts into an action plan.

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Club Visioning Session Lyle Staab 2017-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Coming soon to a Little Free Library near you - bookmarks explaining our Club's involvement and promoting us in the community. We'll insert these in the books we (and others) donate. Our third LFL will be installed at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center in a few months.
Little Free Library Bookmarks 2017-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Dementia Awareness Gets Our Attention GCD 2017-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 14, 2017
Friday, February 17th was Random Acts of Kindness Day. Our club joined other Rotarians in northeastern Illinois’s District 6440 in engaging in random acts of kindness for two reasons - first, because it was fun, and second, to celebrate the centennial of the Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International. Kind acts in our community and around the world is what the Rotary Foundation is all about. Here are a few of our Random Acts. #Rotary6440KindAct
 
 
 
 
Rotary Random Acts Of Kindness Day GCD 2017-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 07, 2017
On February 7 we had a fine presentation by Joe Rosner, former cop, body guard, black belt and excellent and entertaining presenter, with tips on how to avoid, confront  or defend against a personal attack.
 
A Lesson On Defending Ourselves by Joe Rosner GCD 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jan 28, 2017
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We recently received personal "Thank You" notes from each of the five families we adopted as part of the Christopher House Adopt a Family program in December.  They were all in Spanish, so I will need to have Robert translate them for us.  Thanks to Ross Spencer for bringing this wonderful Holiday program to our attention, and to Adam Keppel for providing transportation for the gifts to downtown Chicago.
Christopher House - Thank You Notes Jim Dopler 2017-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jan 28, 2017
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We recently received the following "Thank You" note from the Lake County Haven Women's and Children's Shelter in Libertyville.  
"Thank you for adopting December 1st at our shelter.  Today we worked with our residents on self-esteem.  Each women explored her personal strengths and ways she does good in the world.  This is such an important exercise for our residents who struggle to see their positive qualities.  Thank you for making this possible."
Lake County Haven - Thank You ! Jim Dopler 2017-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lyle Staab on Jan 04, 2017
We just received the following letter from a former Rotary Scholar.  Jean-Noel is now the Chief Financial Officer for Aqua-Lung International Inc.  Clearly, Rotary and the kindness of our departed friend Jim Runnfeldt made a difference in his life.  We've passed this on to Jim's children, Kelly and Jay.  
 
My mail will probably surprise you, but I felt you and the Rotary club you are managing deserves it and probably for a long time …
 
I have been honored to be a Rotary Scholar in 1988-89, when I finished my studies at Northwestern doing a Master of science in Geotechnics. I was appointed Jim R. as a main contact for the year I spent in Evanston. Even probably your club or the district sponsored me, I do not remember precisely how it worked at that time.
 
In this context I had the extreme pleasure to meet Jim and his family, enjoyed visiting Rotary clubs around together with Jim. We travelled together north of Chicago in his family home in the lovely countryside, I met his family many times, his mother and enjoyed meeting with all when I visited Jim a few years after I graduated.
 
A quarter of a century later I have been offered a position to work in San Diego. When I came back on US territory I tried in March 2016 to establish contact with Jim. I left messages on his phone which by chance did not change for years … But no response until I looked deeper on internet and found that he passed away the same month! I felt a little bit orphan that day! Jim has been such of a great support, always enthusiastic about helping the others and establishing new contacts.
 
I just wanted to share this thoughts with you. I would also be very happy if you could help me to get in contact with his son or daughter. If I have the chance to go back in northern Illinois I will let know and if possible be happy you to join one of your weekly meeting.
 
I wish you, all Rotary members and the Jim’s Family and excellent 2017 year.
 
Jean-Noel Picard
Rotary Scholar remembers the kindness of Jim Runnfeldt Lyle Staab 2017-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
DO YOU KNOW AN OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT? Then nominate them to attend RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. It’s directed at high school students who could benefit from realizing their potential.
 
Thousands of young people around the world participate in this program, which emphasizes leadership skills, personal development, and citizenship. Our local RYLA is an all-expense paid, three day camp for talented young people across northern Illinois. There are two sessions in early 2017: March 9-12 and April 6-9.
 
Our Club is hoping to sponsor at least three young people this year. Without exception, the students we’ve sent previously return motivated and grateful. All we ask is that they attend one of our meetings to tell us about their experience.
 
If you'd like to learn more, see the brochure and video at http://rotary6440.org/Stories/ryla-applications-now-being-accepted. And if you'd like to apply, we ask you to download our Club's form at http://tinyurl.com/h9fuctn.
 
Applications should be submitted by the end of January, but we will consider those received after that date.
We're Accepting RYLA Applications 2016-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Nov 29, 2016
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This year, our Rotary Club is participating for the first time in the Adopt-A-Family Program through Christopher House in Chicago.  The Club has adopted a family of four, and several other Club members have adopted families of 2, 3, and 5 family members.  Jim and Marilyn Dopler purchased gifts for the Club sponsored family.  The Club is also funding a rental truck to deliver packages to Christopher House in downtown Chicago in early December.  Thanks to Ross Spencer for bringing this area charity to our attention.
2016 Adopt-A-Family Program Jim Dopler 2016-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Nice notes from our Rotary Race for Charity partners the Christopher Steele Foundation and Exodus World Service thanking us for the donations we made to them in appreciation for 10 years participation. You're very welcome - and thank you for making the Race a success!

In addition, the Christopher Steele Foundation posted an article on its website about the Race. Check it out at http://christophersteelefoundation.org/events.html….

Thanks received from Race partner charities 2016-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Nov 19, 2016
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On behalf of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods, Jim and Marilyn Dopler delivered 200 pounds of Butterball turkeys to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods.  The food will be used for their upcoming Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner, which last year served over 125 local residents.  Jim Dopler also helped out in the kitchen on Tuesday with preparation of some side dishes to go along with the traditional Holiday meal.  He also brought along ten assorted pumpkin, apple and pecan pies to add to the dessert table.  These were also sponsored by the Club.
St. Matthew Church Thanksgiving Day Dinner Jim Dopler 2016-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by GCD on Nov 15, 2016
Buffalo Creek Brewing locates in former Studio of Long Grove. 
We get the lowdown from the Owner/ Brewmaster.
 
Mike Marr, who lives in Vernon Hills, is about to realize his dream of establishing a craft brewery, and it's right in our back yard. Mike spoke to us at our weekly Tuesday meeting on November 15.
 
Mike Marr, Bill Ferreira, and Josh Czarnik at Joanie's Pizza on Tuesday.
 
 
 
Expectant Brewers Whet Our Appetite GCD 2016-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Oct 31, 2016
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Thanks to our Rotary Club members who rose bright and early last Saturday morning to take part in our semi-annual Roadside Cleanup project.  Sara Knight, Immediate Past President and Community Service Chair brought the donuts.  Others participating included: Robert Mintz, Ed Vallely, Howard Michael, and Adam Keppel.  Our Club has adopted one mile of Rt 83 near The Grove Country Club in Long Grove.  It's often interesting the types of items the Club finds during these roadside cleanups.  We'll check for an update at our weekly meeting on Tuesday morning.
Adopt A Highway Program in Long Grove Jim Dopler 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Oct 15, 2016
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Thanks to Karl Riehn, and his wife, Marlene, for hosting our first End Polio Now Dinner for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year.  The Riehn's welcomed Club members to their home to enjoy a traditional German style dinner..  Those attending included: Jim Dopler and his wife, Marilyn; Don Biciste and his wife, Jan; Lyle Staab; Adam Keppel and his wife, Christina, and Dr. Ed Vallely, and his wife,.  Great friends, great food, and a great cause!
End Polio Now Dinner Jim Dopler 2016-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Race Director Lyle Staab led a recap and celebration of this year's Rotary Race for Charity at our meeting on October 11th. The highlight was the presentation of donations from the club to the four charities with continuous participation greater than five years, in appreciation of our enduring partnership. We reviewed the results of the survey sent out to participants, discussed what well well and could be improved, and were thanked for providing the opportunity the Race presents to small charities in the community. We were honored to be joined by representatives of four of our partner charities - Katie Lowitzki of Exodus World Service, Dave Charlton of the Christopher Steele Foundation, Susan Urbanski of the Mothers' Milk Bank, and Brenda Miller of the Riverside Foundation. Representatives of a number of our sponsors - Toyoda, Huber Financial, Historic Downtown Long Grove, Runners Hi 'n Tri, Associates for General Dentistry, and Riehn Insurance - were also in attendance. Thanks to all for their support and participation.
Recap and celebration of the 19th Rotary Race for Charity Lyle Staab 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Oct 10, 2016
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On Sunday evening, October 9th, The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods hosted the weekly community dinner at Emmaus House in Lake Zurich.  The event was organized by Club President, Jim Dopler.  Other participating Club members included: Greg Cardelli, Bill Ferreira, Adam Keppel.  Spouses Marilyn Dopler and Christina Keppel also volunteered.  The dinner consisted of fried chicken, potato salad, dinner salad, several hot vegetables, coffee, lemonade, and assorted sweets..  This is the second time the Club has hosted the dinner this year.  Approximately 180 guests were served this week.
Rotary Club Hosts Emmaus House Community Dinner Jim Dopler 2016-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Oct 03, 2016
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Robert Mintz and Jim Dopler just returned from our 2016 Dental Mission to the Dominican Republic.  The Mission was held at a parochial school in La Vega, Dominican Republic.  Other members of the team included Rotary members from the Cherry Creek, Colorado Rotary Club (Dr. Scott Johnson, Dr. Sarah Werner, Dr. William Bissell, Patty Nelson and her son JP) as well as from Scottsdale, AZ (Shirley Berk).  This group was supplemented by about 10 local Rotarians, several of which were also Dentists, as well as several volunteers from the school.  Still other Rotary volunteers helped out with all ground transportation.
 
La Vega is the third largest city in the Dominican Republic, originally founded by Christopher Columbus in the late 1400;s.  The metropolitan area has a population of nearly 250,000.  It also has a poverty rate exceeding 35%, far eclipsing that found in the United States.  Much of the local housing surrounding the school consisted of very small stucco type homes, mostly with metal roofs and dirt floors.
 
The team saw nearly 300 students over the course of the week, many requiring secondary visits during the week. The was the first time nearly all of the students had every received dental care.
 
The Rotarians set up a six chair dental clinic in the auditorium of the school.  Three chairs were used mostly for cleanings while the others were for more difficult dental procedures.
 
At the end of the trip, team members were invited to attend a weekly meeting of the local Rotary Club in La Vega, which has been in existence for 75 years.
Club flags were exchanged and Certificates of Appreciation were provided to team members.  Host Rotary members were also very gracious in opening their homes on two evenings and hosting dinners for team members.  Our thanks go out to PGD, Aura Basilis De Mena, for serving as our primary point of contact for the project in the Dominican Republic, and Robert Mintz, for arrangements for those coming from the U.S.
 
Next year, plans are already underway for a Dental Mission to Ecuador..
2016 Dental Mission to the Dominican Republic Jim Dopler 2016-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
2016 Rotary Race for Charity - Chicago Tribune Article 2016-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Sep 10, 2016
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Today was our major fundraising event of the year.  It was our 19th annual Rotary Race for Charity.  This year we had nine local charities participating and a host of local business sponsors.  We were all at the race site at 5:45 AM to continue preparations.  Sausages to be grilled.  Pancakes to be flipped.  Walk-ins to be processed.  Tablecloths and chairs to be made ready.  Tropihies to be lined up.  We weren't going to let a little rain spoil all of this fun.  For some early photos of the event, please go to the Facebook page of one of our sponsors, Chick-fil-A of Kildeer.  We're still tallying the results.  Thanks again to all of our sponsors, charities, walkers, runners, Rotarians and friends and family who made this another great event for the community!  Race results may be found at: 
 
http://results.active.com/events/long-grove-rotary-race-for-charity
2016 Rotary Race for Charity Jim Dopler 2016-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Sep 04, 2016
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We're sponsoring a local Boy Scout, Reuben Gutmann, as he begins work on his Eagle Scout project.  He will be researching, designing and installing some new signs at Reed Turner Woods in Long Grove.  On completion, Reuben will be joining us at one of our breakfast meetings to provide a review of his project.
Eagle Scout Project Jim Dopler 2016-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Sep 04, 2016
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A new bench has been ordered for the Foglia YMCA to install outdoors next to our Little Free Library.  It should be shipping and ready for installation by the end of October.
Rotary Club donates Bench to Foglia YMCA Jim Dopler 2016-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Sep 01, 2016
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Our article publicizing Registration for the 2016 Rotary Race for Charity hit the Daily Herald today on page 2 of the Neighbor and Classifieds section.  Check it out.
Registration Underway for Rotary Race for Charity Jim Dopler 2016-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Aug 30, 2016
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Thanks to Race Director, Lyle Staab, for coordinating and leading our Race Day Process Review meeting for this year.  Every year this meeting gives us a chance to review our processes with the charities one week before the Race.  This year we have eight returning charities and one new one.  This is always a great opportunity for our charities to get to know one another a little more in depth, and for us to answer any questions they may have.
2016 Rotary Race for Charity - Race Day Process Review Jim Dopler 2016-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Sons of the Never Wrong on Sunday George Dorner 2016-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Aug 22, 2016
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We recently received the following note from Emmaus House of Hospitality in Lake Zurich:  "Emmaus House would like to thank everyone on your Rotary team  for your generous donations of food and helpfulness at the recent Community Dinner.  It is only because of groups like yours that Emmaus House can provide these benefits to our community 48 of 52 Sunday evenings each year.  Thank you, one and all, for joining hands with us to take care of the Lord's people.  Blessings.  Emmaus House of Hospitality."
Thank You from Emmaus House Jim Dopler 2016-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Aug 08, 2016
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This year our Club tried something new to get the word out about our Club.  We sponsored a local concert as part of the Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park series.  The event was last Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  The weather was great.  The band was "Second Time Around", who played classic rock.  Thanks to Lyle Staab for setting up a tent, display table, and our Rotary feather flags to help advertise our Club.  Lyle brought his family and a number of friends with him to enjoy a large table full of goodies.  Thanks for Jon Jansky (and Jen) for introducing the band and providing the crowd a little background on our Club.  Thanks to Jim and Marilyn Dopler for manning the table during the concert.  Thanks to Sara Knight, her family and friends for coming out for the evening.  Thanks also to Amy Scholz, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, for coordinating our sponsorship of the event with us.  The Mayor (Joe Mancino) and Chief Operating Officer (Pam Newton) were kind enough to drop by and say hello, and to thank us for getting more involved in the Village over the past year.  We all agreed to look for additional ways we could work together moving forward.  We also got to sit and watch a number of children checking out our recently installed Little Free Library.
Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park Jim Dopler 2016-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Aug 03, 2016
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The Riverside Foundation has facilities in both Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills.  They rebrand the Race as "Race for Riverside - 5K Run and 3K Walk".  They are providing excellent marketing of the event on their website, and have submitted articles to the local Lake Forest newspaper.  To learn more about their mission, please visit them at:  http://www.riversidefoundation.net/events/run-for-riverside.
Spotlight on Our Rotary Race Charities - Riverside Foundation Jim Dopler 2016-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 23, 2016
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Please follow this link to the Facebook page of one of our Charities for 2016, PADS, Lake County.
 
https://www.facebook.com/PADSLakeCounty/
 
Please check their listing in June, advertising their upcoming participation in our event. 
Spotlight on Our Rotary Race Charities - PADS Lake County 2016-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 18, 2016
We were honored to have distinguished visitors at our meeting on July 12th.  Charter member Bill Schwartz, back from Australia and now living in Arizona, and 1998 inductee Prem Advani, who lives in Florida, were in town and joined us for breakfast.  Each gave us a few words on what they've been up to.  They were able to hear a great presentation by Ciri Stom on the efforts by her family to make a difference in memory of her sons who died of drug overdoses,  We wish luck to the Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation.  
 
 
 
Visit from Members Past Lyle Staab 2016-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jul 05, 2016
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This week, new member Greg Cardelli spent some time going over his biography for us.  It included his background in Accounting, his family in Hawthorn Woods, and a unique assortment of family pets.  Thanks Greg, for sharing your life story.  Our second presenter of the day was Lyle Staab, with an update on the Rotary Race for Charity,  New marketing materials have been created for this year, as well as a redesigned front end website.  Most tasks are well underway.  We have nine charities on board so far for this year, and are hoping for one or two more.  We are still soliciting sponsors for the event, so please keep Robert Mintz informed of your efforts in this area.
A New Member Bio and a Rotary Race for Charity Update Jim Dopler 2016-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to new President Jim Dopler and his leadership team on their installation on June 28th. We're looking forward to another productive and fun filled year, working together.
 
From left: Installing Officer, Club Member, and Past District Governor Bill Ferreira; newly installed President Jim Dopler; and members of the Board.

 

Installation of officers for 2016-17 Lyle Staab 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Getting excited about the 19th Rotary Race for Charity! 2016-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 16, 2016
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I'm not sure where to begin to say "Thank You" to Lyle Staab for completely redesigning the front end to our Race website.  Everything flows beautifully.  The new HOME page is attention grabbing with photos that really capture the feel of the event.  You can now directly link to our sponsor and charity websites as well.  We also need to thank Aaron Underwood for continuing to maintain the back end custom Registration system.  I know lots of hours go into keeping our Race application vibrant and ready for another year.  Check it out at rotaryrace.org.
 
Great Job guys!  
New Website for Rotary Race for Charity Jim Dopler 2016-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 13, 2016
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Thanks to everyone who came out to help prepare and serve dinner on Sunday evening at Emmaus House in Lake Zurich.  Participating Club members included: Jim Dopler, (Marilyn Dopler), Lyle Staab, Jon Jansky, Ed CruickshanK, (Stephanie Cruickshank) and Bill Ferreira.  The meal consisted of Fried chicken, peas, corn, potato salad, pasta salad, garden salad, veggie tray, coffee, and lemonade.  We had over 170 guests attending, which one of the highest headcounts of the year.  Emmaus House does a tremendous job of servicing those in need of food in Lake County.  They host this Sunday evening meal every week, along with a food pantry of donations from local food stores including Jewel, Marianno's, PeaPod, etc.  A core group of church volunteers has been running the program for more than ten years.  Emmaus House is a ministry of St. Francis de Sales Catholic church.  This is the third time our Rotary Club has sponsored the meal.  The Rotary Club of Lake Zurich also sponsors the meal several times per year.
 
 
 
Rotary Club Serves up Community Dinner at Emmaus House Jim Dopler 2016-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 05, 2016
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Our Rotary Club completed its most recent project this past week with the installation of a new Little Free Library (LFL) at the Community Park in Hawthorn Woods.  The park is located at the northwest corner of Quentin and Old McHenry Roads.  The LFL, which is located between the pavilion and the children's playground, is in the shape of a rustic red barn, selected to match the style of the nearby Village Hall and Administrative Center.  The LFL was stocked with books generously donated by Club members over the past several weeks.  The Project was initiated by Club Secretary and President-Elect Jim Dopler with additional design and construction assistance from Don Biciste.  Installation work was completed by the Village of Hawthorn Woods.  Club members will all have a chance to view the new LFL later this summer when the Club sponsors one of the Concerts in the Park on August 5th.This is the second LFL donated by the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods.  The first was installed last year at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich.  
New Little Free Library donated to Hawthorn Woods Jim Dopler 2016-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 04, 2016
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Thanks to the Rotary Club members and guests that attended our recent Fifth Tuesday Social Event last Tuesday evening at Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove.  We had appetizers and pizza catered by Village Pizza and BBQ in Long Grove.  The comfy leather furniture led to three main conversation groups for the evening, with members free to come and go between them to catch up on all the latest area news.  It's nice to have these quarterly social get togethers and have more time to get to know each other on a more personal basis. 
Fifth Tuesday Social Event Jim Dopler 2016-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

On May 24th, Nimesh Jhaveri, a member of the Board of Directors of Imerman Angels, was our speaker. Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like them – a “Mentor Angel”. A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. Nimesh is also the executive director of pharmacy and healthcare experience of Walgreens. It was a great presentation, and several in the audience spoke to Nimesh after the meeting about getting involved with Imerman Angels. Thanks, Nimesh!

Nimesh also mentioned that Walgreen's adopted Rotary's Four Way Test in 1955, and that he has a copy displayed on his desk.  See http://www.walgreens.com/topic/sr/four_way_test.jsp.  

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Dr. Neil Perlman, Past President of the Lincolnshire RC, gave an interesting, personal presentation about Lynch Syndrome, a genetic disorder which is carried in his family and often without knowledge along the family tree of many others. He presented many facts and advice to the rest of us about this syndrome.
 
Neil and his sister, also an M.D., have founded CCARE, the Colon Cancer Alliance for Research and Education for Lynch Syndrome, See http://www.fightlynch.org
 
The pic shows Dr. Perlman coopted for a cookbook plug with Bill Ferreira
Fascinating Story of Little Known Cancer Indicator 2016-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Dorner on May 10, 2016
 
 
Our new meeting place is finally open for business and getting customers. Thanks to the Village Pizza and BBQ for hosting us during your startup. And the surroundings are fine. 
It's Spring! George Dorner 2016-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2016
Club member and Long Grove Historical Society President Aaron Underwood did his part to promote Long Grove's upcoming Chocolate Fest. See http://lifeinlonggrove.com/lights-camera-action/  
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Posted on May 03, 2016
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Rotarian Ross Spencer, back from his winter hideaway in Florida, filled us in on one of our favorite charity's activities.
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Posted by Jim Dopler on May 03, 2016
On Friday, April 29th, several Club members attended the Memorial Service for Founding Club Member, Jim Runnfeldt.  Those attending included Jim Dopler, Lyle Staab, Ryan Birch, George Dorner, Bill Ferreira, Sara Knight, Aaron Underwood (and Angie), and Lucy Adduci.  Former Club member Wally Fricker and his wife even came down to join us from Galena, IL.  Numerous other Rotary members from around the Chicago area were also on hand.  The service was held in the Chapel at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, where Jim was a long time member and a volunteer.  There were over 100 friends and family in attendance.  Three of those attending were invited to speak as part of the program.  Jim's son was the first speaker to give everyone some insight into the family man.  Bill Ferreira was next up, to provide some perspective on Jim's involvement in Rotary for much of his life.  And finally, a member of Willow Creek Hospitality ministry was asked to speak, representing one of the many volunteer teams that Jim served on at the church.  At this morning's breakfast meeting, Bill Ferreira added that perhaps the best way we can all honor Jim is to keep the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods a vibrant, service oriented Club in the communities we serve.  Jim certainly gave us all a good example to follow.  
Memorial Service for Jim Runnfeldt Jim Dopler 2016-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on May 03, 2016
Several of our Club members were brave enough to ignore the forecast for rain on Sunday, May 1st, and participate in our Spring Roadside Clean Up project along Route 83 in Long Grove.  Current members Andrew Keppel, Robert Mintz, Ryan Birch, and Aaaron Underwood were joined by prospective new member Greg Cardelli.  No "treasures" were found this year, but it allowed some great quality time for the guys.  Thanks to all of you for helping to keep our community looking so good.  This effort is done several times per year by our Club as part of the State's "Adopt A Highway" program.
Spring 2016 Roadside Clean Up Jim Dopler 2016-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
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Thanks to Jon Jansky for extending our recent Pet Food Drive into March.  Last Saturday he made a special delivery of donated cat food and cat supplies to Barb's Precious Rescue in Palatine.  This weekend, Jon dropped off the dog related items at Jim Dopler's house, where they were collected by Foster 2 Home on Sunday..  Thanks again to Jon and his peers at Morgan Stanley in Deerfield for making this project a success.
Pet Food Drive Jim Dopler 2016-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lyle Staab on Apr 14, 2016

Jim Runnfeldt, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods, lifelong Rotarian, friend to many, and loving father, passed away on April 13th.  His daughter Kelly asked us to share the following message with his Rotary family:

 
Hello Everyone,

Jay and I wanted to let you all know that Dad passed away peacefully last night.  
 
As many of you know, his cancer had become incredibly aggressive and he was admitted to the ICU at the University of Chicago two weeks ago.  He was moved to the Marshak Family Hospice Care Center in Glenview this past weekend where the family was able to spend quality time with him before he passed.
 
We feel very fortunate for the care that he received, especially with hospice, as the people that surrounded us his last few days allowed us all to feel at peace.
 
The visitation and memorial will take place on Friday, April 29th in the Chapel at Willow Creek Community Church located at 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010.
 
Visitation: 9:00AM - 10:45AM 
Memorial Service: 11:00AM 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rotary International, see attachment, or Willow Creek Community Church 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010 with James H. Runnfeldt noted in the memo.
 
Please feel free to forward on this email.
 
We thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time,
Jay Runnfeldt and Kelly Zima 
 
Kelly Zima
 
Jay Runnfeldt
 
FOR DONATIONS IN JIM'S MEMORY TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION, OR TO THE CHARITABLE FUND OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF LONG GROVE, KILDEER, AND HAWTHORN WOODS, CLICK  http://tinyurl.com/gvaekmc OR SEE THE FORM FOR JAMES H. RUNNFELDT SR MEMORIAL DONATIONS IN THE DOWNLOADS SECTION OF THE CLUB HOME PAGE, www.rclg.org.
James H. Runnfeldt, RIP Lyle Staab 2016-04-14 05:00:00Z 0

Fran Lagno, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Chile attending Buffalo Grove High School, was our speaker at the meeting on April 5th. She told us about Chile and her home town, displayed her Fiestas Patrias cueca dress, and shared her experiences in the Exchange program. Fran will join the other 10 Rotary Youth Exchange incoming students in entertaining the attendees of the District Conference banquet on April 30th.

Fran is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Buffalo Grove and Wheeling. She was accompanied by Martha Weiss, Buffalo Grove Rotarian and exchange coordinator.

Chilean Rotary Youth Exchange Student 2016-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

Our program of March 15th on the new Primrose School of Long Grove, which will open this summer, featured owner Rich Wierzchon and school director Sarah Simon. They were joined by Village President (and honorary Club member) Angie Underwood, and by Ryan Messner and John Kopecky of the Historic Downtown Long Grove Association.

Angie's blog, "Life in Long Grove", mentioned the visit and detailed how Primrose plans to serve the community's children and make a difference in this area. Check it out: http://lifeinlonggrove.com/primrose-promise/. And join the notification list for Angie's blog, to get her reports on developments in the community.

Thanks, Rich and Sarah!

Primrose School is coming to Long Grove Lyle Staab 2016-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Mar 14, 2016
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Thanks to Jim Dopler, Lyle Staab, George Dorner, and Bill Ferriera for participating in our Rotary information booth at the 2016 Lake Zurich Community Showcase this past Saturday.  We shared a booth with our friends from the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich.
RCLG at the 2016 Lake Zurich Community Showcase Jim Dopler 2016-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

At our meeting of March 8th, guest Karl Maurer (left) talked about the his involvement with Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital, starting with his son's medical condition, and later as a volunteer and advocate for patients.  Rich Goode, the Senior Planned and Major Gifts Officer at the hospital's Foundation, (second from right) then shared information about developments at the hospital and explained how contributions help them deliver their vision of making the world a better place for children and families.  Also pictured are Club President Sara Knight and program host Ed Cruickshank.

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Posted by Jim Dopler on Mar 06, 2016
President-Elect Jim Dopler attended the Midwest PETS Training Event this weekend.  Thanks again to everyone who donated cash (via Happy Dollars) and/or clothing and groceries for our Service Project this year.  As usual, the donations greatly exceeded all original expectations.  The beneficiaries were AMVETS of Wisconsin and Veterans Groups in Illinois.
Midwest PETS Training Jim Dopler 2016-03-06 06:00:00Z 0

Author Jim Proebstle presented at our meeting of March 1st to tell the story of his family's experience with football and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, as recounted in his book "Unintended Impact: One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia".
 

Personal Experience with CTE 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
A great time was had by the attendees at the End Polio Now dinner hosted by the Staabs. There was more than enough food, more than a few laughs, and great conversation. Thanks for Lyle and AnnMarie for their hospitality, and thanks to the participants, whose generosity helped us raise $600 for the campaign to eradicate Polio.
 
 
 
 
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On February 9th, Brian Otte, VP of HR and IT at Toyoda Machinery USA spoke to us about how his company is applying Cloud Computing in its business, and deploying it to their workforce throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico

And on February 16th, Mark Small, Deputy Chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, provided an update on CERT and on FEMA's preparations for winter weather emergencies.

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Posted by Jim Dopler on Feb 07, 2016
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Our friends at the Lake County Haven recently sent us the following "Thank You" note.
 
Dear Jim and our friends with the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods.
 
Thank you for adopting December 1st at our shelter in honor of your 21st anniversary!  Thanks to your support, today we were able to offer our residents a career skills workshop to help them identify and present their marketable skills to potential employers.  Thank you so much for your generosity !
 
Lake County Haven
"Thank You" from Lake County Haven Jim Dopler 2016-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 02, 2016

Betsy Skibinski spoke at yesterday's meeting on Alzheimer's: Signs, Symptoms, and a Personal Story.
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Posted by Jim Dopler on Jan 30, 2016
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This morning, Marilyn and I dropped off 45 lbs of dog food at Petsmart in Mt. Prospect, where Foster 2 Home was holding one of their weekly adoption events. They had seven dogs on site and ready for adoption, with a few more new ones scheduled to arrive this afternoon. If tail wags are any indication, everyone was thrilled with the donation from our Pet Food Drive.

Founder Cathy Maloney had with her, a copy of an article about our 2016 Pet Food Drive that appeared this week in several community newspapers including the Lake Zurich Courier and the Buffalo Grove Countryside.

2016 Pet Food / Pet Supplies Drive Update Jim Dopler 2016-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 27, 2016

We're pleased to announce that Toyoda Machinery USA is the first sponsor to commit to support this year's Heritage Race, which will be held on Saturday, September 10th in Long Grove. Club Member and Toyoda USA's President and COO Howard Michael presented the check to Club President Sara Knight.

Over the Race's first 18 years, our Club has partnered with more 30 local charities to raise more than $1.3 million for our and their causes.

 

 

Rotary Club of Long Grove / Kildeer / Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, USA's photo.

Toyoda Machinery USA becomes this year's first Heritage Race Sponsor 2016-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jan 27, 2016
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Angel, one of the many cats available for adoption at Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center in Palatine, takes a few minutes to enjoy some of the wonderful pet food recently donated by the community through the 2016 Rotary Pet Food Drive.
2016 Rotary Pet Food / Pet Supplies Drive Update Jim Dopler 2016-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 26, 2016

We're sponsoring Tressa Macaludo, a sophomore at Stevenson High School, for a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend in East Troy, WI in March. RYLA aims to recognise publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities, provide an effective training experience for potential leaders, and encourage leadership of youth by youth.
 
Tressa and her father Dave attended last week's meeting, where she read her terrific application essay.
 
We know you'll enjoy RYLA, Tressa!
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Worldwide, there were 72 official cases of Polio in 2015: 19 in Afghanistan and 53 in Pakistan. This is the lowest level reported since Rotary pledged to eliminate the disease in 1985; that year, there were 350,000 cases.
 
As of January 25th, there have been zero new cases reported in 2016.
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Posted by Jim Dopler on Jan 14, 2016

We're sponsoring a Pet Food / Pet Supplies drive from January 1st to February 15th, 2016, to benefit two of our partner charities, Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center in Palatine, and Foster 2 Home in Arlington Heights.
2016 Rotary Pet Food / Pet Supplies Drive Underway Jim Dopler 2016-01-14 06:00:00Z 0
Grant to Emmaus House Makes the News... 2015-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Nov 21, 2015
On Friday, November 20th, members of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods purchased enough food to pack several SUVs and delivered it to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove.  This has become an annual event for the Club.  Members participating included: Bill Ferreira, Ryan Birch, Ed Cruickshank, Ross Spencer, Lyle Staab, Ed Vallely, and Brian Cohan.  The coordinator for the event was Andrew Keppel.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Mary's Church, Buffalo Grove Jim Dopler 2015-11-21 06:00:00Z 0
Nice Spread on Heritage Event 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Emmaus House Community Dinner Jim Dopler 2015-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Kevin Stevens, North Chicago Rotarian and Navy veteran, is Veteran Affairs Liaison for District 6440.  On September 22nd he gave us an overview of activities between Rotarians and local veterans. 

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Veterans Affair Liaison addresses club Jim Dopler 2015-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Our Little Free Library Gets Some Attention George Dorner 2015-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
We have a new Club brochure... 2015-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Article on upcoming Heritage Race George Dorner for Jim Dopler 2015-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 04, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods has installed a new Little Free Library at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich.  Jim Dopler and Don Biciste braved the heat wave in the mid-80s to install the library this week.  The cedar library was ordered on line.  However, there was still lots of fun to be had staining it, building and staining the post and actually installing it.  Don put his keen construction and hardware background to good use on this project, by designing in extra support.  I think this library could withstand a tornado.  The library shelf has been filled with books donated by Club members, along with a few children's book purchased from the local Goodwill store.  This is a great gift to the community we serve, and should be enjoyed for years to come.  Jim Dopler will be following up this project with a related request for funding for some flowers and a bench to accompany the library.

Little Free Library at Foglia YMCA Jim Dopler 2015-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dopler on Jun 02, 2015
 
On May 27th, President Karl Riehn and his wife hosted an End Polio Now Dinner at their home in Long Grove.  It was a fabulous evening that began with drinks and h'orsdeuvres.  This was followed by a wonderful German themed meal.  Afterwards, everyone retired to the Family Room to watch the Chicago Blackhawks win game seven of their series to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
End Polio Now Dinner Jim Dopler 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
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Thanks to Ryan Birch, Howard Michael, Robert Mintz, Sara Knight, and George Dorner for getting up early this past Saturday and beautifying Old Route 53.  Special thanks to Jonathan Mintz for lending a helping hand (and young back).  It would have been a much longer morning without his help.

Earth Day - Roadside Clean Up on Old Route 53 James Dopler 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Foster 2 Home: A great article on one of our new LGHR charities for 2015 James Dopler 2015-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Nice article in The Herald on our Dental Mission George Dorner 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Dopler on Jan 15, 2015
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Last week, Club member, Robert Mintz, Long Grove, was the speaker at the regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods.  He provided an excellent presentation on a Dental Mission to Nicaragua, recently co-sponsored by the Club.  The meeting was held on Tuesday morning, at Smokin T’s restaurant, Long Grove.  Late last year, Club member, Dr. Ed Vallely and his son, Sean, were given the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to help the underprivileged with their dental needs.  They served the Orphan Network of Casa Bernabe in Veracruz, which is a suburb of Managua. This mission was a combined effort between the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods and the Rotary Club of Denver.  They set up a temporary clinic on the premises and treated 400-500 people in need of dental care over the course of four days. A team of six doctors, two hygienists and five supporting team members from the United States participated. In addition, the Local Rotary provided more volunteers to make this a true international mission.  To learn more about the ORPHANetwork of Casa Bernabe, view photos, or read recent blog posts, please visit their website.  

It was quite an adventure for all involved.  Fourteen crates of equipment and disposables came along for the journey.  The group endured 90 degree heat, humidity, and even some torrential rains.  In addition to serving the children of the Orphanage, the group also provided services to two busloads of other local children per day, which were organized by local churches.  Robert Mintz, one of the supporting team members, had the opportunity to get interviewed about the project by the local television station (in Spanish).  In order to keep the children’s interest, the group brought along Beanie Babies, donated by the Rotary International staff in Chicago.  Several members of the team also provided face painting to keep the children entertained while awaiting their turn with the Dentists.  This was the 21st Dental Mission the group has been involved in over the years.  This is an ongoing sustainable project that is part of the international service that is provided by Rotary clubs in 34,000 communities in 200 countries and territories.

International Dental Mission in Nicaragua James Dopler 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Dopler on Jan 12, 2015
Laura Sabino, Executive Director, The Lake County Haven, Libertyville, recently sent us a "Thank You" card as follows.  Thank you for your donation of $250.00 for our Adopt-a-Night program.  By sponsoring a night at the Haven's shelter, you provided safety, sanctuary, and the opportunity for a new start for homeless women and children.  Because of you there was a safe shelter, a warm bed, and a nutritious meal.  There was counseling, career help, and emotional support.  There was a caring community for women and children who have endured extensive trauma.  Your gift has changed people's lives, forever.  On behalf of the people you reached out and helped: thank you !  A hand written note was also included as follows.  Thank you so much for adopting December 20th at our shelter in honor of your 20th anniversary.  Our shelter was full with eleven women and children working hard to become independent.  One special moment for our home that evening was being able to hear one of our young moms sing a lullaby to her child as she rocked her to sleep.  This was possible because of your generosity.  Thank you.  Lake County Haven.
A Thank You Note from the Lake County Haven, Libertyville James Dopler 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
20th Anniversary or RCLG,K,HW Celebrated on November 1 George Dorner 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Emmaus House Community Dinner, 10/12/14 James Dopler 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Dorner on Sep 05, 2014


With perfect weather and a joyous crowd, Michael Marty was the top winner in the 17th Heritage Race today, September 6. Hs time of 18 minutes flat was over a minute faster than the second place finisher.

 

Theresa Peterson of Highland Park was the fastest woman in Long Grove this Saturday.

 

Photos with family members appear for each of our champions. Thanks and our congratulations to them for supporting our efforts to help 10 charities and ourselves.

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2014 Heritage Event is History - Here are the top winners! George Dorner 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
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Don Biciste arranged a presentation about the Community Emergency Response Team for our area in the person of Gregg Heineman, Hawthorn Woods, who is the volunteer coordinator of the CERT organization for our area. Don serves on the Board of this organization. Gregg is shown here with Marc Small of the Long Grove Fire Protection District. Marc coordinates the CERT program for southern Lake County from the professional side.

Rotarians Hear About CERT George Dorner 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Another Strawberry Fest Weekend in Long Grove George Dorner 2011-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Sign on Old 53 Acknowledges RCLG Cleanup Efforts George Dorner 2010-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
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President Karl with our delightful Brazilian exchange student, Bia Reis, and her Mom at the July 8 meeting. Mom is here to take Bia home in just a couple of weeks.

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We Have A New Member! He Had A Unique Installation Experience! George Dorner 0
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Julie Funnell, Cadaques, Spain  recently made a second trip to help support the loosely organized multi-national project we have participated in a remote village, Dassa Vedji, Benin. You probably won't find it on a map.

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If you look over to the left on the Home Page under Downloads, you will be able to get the PDF file showing the finishing order of 330 runners in the September 6, 2014 race.

And we include here a nice photo showing the top senior finisher, James Kubik, Glenview, and the top senior woman finisher in the race​, Suzanne Gibson, Barrington. Between them is her husband, Dr. Mark Gibson, who was the second senior finisher.

And there's another photo of Michael Marty, bearing down on the finish.

 

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On July 1 We met in the Riehn back yard for a picnic and the installation of new officers, who are now listed at the left. Karl Riehn was sworn in by Past District Governor Bill Ferreira for the second time as President. Karl Acknowledged Lyle Staab's guidance and leadership over the past year, and a plaque was presented. Lyle thanked him and urged us on to greater accomplishments.Image

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Lyle Staab has been our President for almost a year now. His successor, Karl Riehn, presented him with this hat at a recent meeting.

 

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Chairman Lyle's Rule Near An End George Dorner 0
2013 Heritage Run/Walk and Breakfast are history - a nice history George Dorner 0
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Thomas Kinkade, the prolific painter of bucolic and idealized scenes who estimated that his mass-produced works hung in one out of 20 American homes, died on Friday at his home in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 54. Among his works was "The Rotary Club Meeting" depicted on our home page - RCLG.ORG
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Rotarians & Friends at Food Pantry - June 3 George Dorner 0
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You may see a 3 minute video composed of photos shot at the September 12 Heritage Run/Walk on Youtube now.
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