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Judy Foy with Plan B Appraisals and Inventory Assets visited North Chicago Rotary today and provided a very informative message about the importance of having a good grasp on what is in your home. Loss of your home is a devastating event, and the best way to soften the blow is by having a complete inventory to present your insurance company.
You can learn more about Judy and Plan B at www.planbinventory.com
Inventory Your Home! 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
It's Time for a Tailgate Party to celebrate our Veterans!!
 
Join us on Labor Day, September 3rd for the 2018 District 6440 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park, and honor our patient Veteran friends from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and other regional VA Medical Centers.  The game features the Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers!
 
We step off our event with a classic Wisconsin tailgate party hosted by Saz's Catering - including all the necessary fixins and live entertainment with Mellencougar!
 
 
Purchasing your tickets before March 31st  April 19th will save you a large chunk of cash!   See the link or attached flyer and order form for details.
 
We encourage your club or group to consider bringing a bus, or even combine with other groups if practical.   Bus parking is available.
 
 
We are asking for your consideration as a Sponsor Club for this event.  As a Sponsor you are committing to a minimum of 10 event admissions - four (4) to be donated to directly to Veteran patients from The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Centerand other regional VA medical centers.  Please respond to this email if you have any questions regarding sponsorship.
 
Proceeds from our event will benefit the One World Medical Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides support for research and treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and Moral Injury among our Military Veteran community.
 
Businesses and other enterprises are welcome to offer corporate sponsorship as well.   Additional sponsorship/underwriting opportunities are available - please respond to this email with questions.
 
Please forward this email to your Club membership and friends in your community!  
 
Ticket sales will end on July 31st or when we sell out of our ticket block - whichever comes first!  THIS GAME WILL SELL OUT!
 
If you have receive this message and the event flyer and the event order form are not attached Click HERE and gather more information and place your order on line!
 
(If you already have game tickets - you can certainly join us for the Rotary Tailgate Party - CLICK HERE!)
 
As a note, I am also available to speak to your Club as the Veteran Affairs Liaison for District 6440.  Please visit the District 6440 Speakers Bureau to enlist some of the great opportunities for your Club to support our military servants and their families, as well as many other fantastic speakers!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Kevin Stevens
Rotary International District 6440
Veteran Affairs Liaison
Game On! The 2018 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park! 2018-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens
 
Stella Jones with the Exchange Club of North Chicago joined us today to discuss our partnership sponsoring Blue Pinwheels for Kids - Pinwheels for Prevention Garden Dedication at City Call on Tuesday, April 3rd. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national movement bringing awareness to child abuse prevention.
 
The public is welcome to join us at noon on the 3rd for our brief dedication ceremony in front of North Chicago City Hall! To learn more about the program and donate you may contact Stella directly at jonesstela74 at yahoo.com. You can also find more information on Exchange Club at www.exchangeclubofnorthchicago.org/
Pinwheels for Prevention Kevin Stevens 2018-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

Outreach Specialist Tiffany Toribio with A Safe Place visited with the Rotary Club of North Chicago today.

A Safe Place provides information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community, as well as shelter for victims of domestic abuse..

 
Members of North Chicago Rotary presented Tiffany with a donation for A Safe Place as a token of appreciation for visiting with us today.  As a note, Lake County has a population in excess of 700,000 people and A Safe Place is the only program in the entire county that deals exclusively with domestic violence.  
 

Tiffany shared some eye opening information.

> Lake County has a population in excess of 700,000 people and A Safe Place is the only program in the entire county that provides shelter exclusively for domestic violence. 
> Domestic abuse is not exclusive to any caste, race, economic group or gender.
> 1 in 3 women will suffer domestic abuse
> 1 in 7 men will suffer domestic abuse

Please visit http://www.asafeplaceforhelp.org to learn more. Also consider supporting A Safe Place with direct donations and attending their upcoming "Unmask the Violence Gala" register here:http://www.asafeplaceforhelp.org/content/unmask-violence

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Past District 6440 Governor and Paul Harris Society Development Chair Ellen Young visited the North Chicago Rotary Club today to recognized Eugene Stack for his commitment to Rotary with his membership in the Paul Harris Society.
Congratulations Eugene and thank you for your decades of honorable service to community and the mission of Rotary International! 
Our New Paul Harris Society Honoree 2017-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
 
North Chicago Rotarians Eugene Stack and Kevin Stevens represented our Club at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, June 10 - 14th.
 
Through our Rotary International partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary has lead the effort to eradicate Polio across the globe.   The Gates Foundation announce a 2-to-1 mathch with Rotary to give up to $450 million to end polio!  Many of the dollars that support this global effort are raised at the local club level.  Learn more here:   https://www.endpolio.org/
2017 Rotary International Convention 2017-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens
Reverend Franco Valdemar visited with Rotary North Chicago today to share an update on his mission in Haiti with HOHAYE- (Hope for Haitian Youth and Elderly) and their applied ministry through the Hope International Missionary Guest House of Haiti.  HOHAYE works throughout southern Haiti to support education, preventative care, motivation and encouragement through it's ministry.  You can visit and provide hands on support as a guest at www.himghoh.org or through direct contributions at www.hohaye.org.   HOHAYE is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Update Haiti! Kevin Stevens 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 02, 2017
 
 
This week North Chicago Rotary enjoyed a team building exercise hosted by our Peer Chain corporate team Member Bill Haljun.  Small groups working together built some very creative displays!
 
 
 
 
Olympian Shakedia Jones shared an update on her not for profit Furthering the Lives of Youth.  Furthering the Lives of Youth or flyyouth.org provides talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the resources they need to succeed through supplementary educational experiences, social skills and cultural experiences.
Team Building with Bill Haljun! 2017-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
 
Game On Rotarians and Friends of Rotary!!!  It's time for a Road Trip!
 
Earliest bird deadline is March 31st!!  Save money and place your order today!
 
Join us on Saturday July 29th for the 2017 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park, and honor our Veteran friends from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Madison, Milwaukee and Tomah VA Centers.  The game features the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers!
 
We step off our event with a classic Wisconsin tailgate party - including all the necessary fixins and live entertainment with Mellencougar!
 
 
Purchasing your tickets before March 31st will save you a large chunk of cash!   See the link or attached flyer and order form for details.
 
 
We are asking for your consideration as a Sponsor Club for this event.  As a Sponsor you are committing to a minimum of 10 event admissions - with at least four (4) of the ten to be donated directly to Veteran patients from The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and other regional VA medical centers.  Please respond directly to this email if you have any questions regarding sponsorship.
 
Proceeds from our event will benefit the One World Medical Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides support for research and treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and Moral Injury among our Military Veteran community.
 
Businesses and other enterprises are welcome to offer corporate sponsorship as well.   Additional sponsorship/underwriting opportunities are available - please respond to this email with questions.
 
Please forward this email to your Club membership and friends in your community!  
 
Ticket sales will end on June 21st or when we sell out of our ticket block - whichever comes first!  THIS GAME WILL SELL OUT!
 
If you have receive this message and the event flyer and the event order form are not attached Click HERE and gather more information and place your order on line!

*** Be aware if you plan to spend the evening in the Milwaukee, area hotels fill up early for this weekend!  Make your reservations NOW! ****

(If you already have game tickets - you can certainly join us for the Rotary Tailgate Party - CLICK HERE!)
 
Game On! The 2017 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park! 2017-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 14, 2017
 
District 6440 End Polio Chair Carol Wells discussed ongoing work in Polio Eradication and the integral part Rotary has played and continues to play as we come closer to global eradication. 
 
Carol is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor.  She has served as her club's EPN Chair since I joined Rotary in 2011.  She traveled to Nigeria in 2013 for an NID (National Immunization Day) with a group of International Rotarians led by our current District Governor.  Most recently, in June of 2016, she observed the STOP (Stop Transmission of Polio) training for a week at the CDC in Atlanta, GA.
 
 
Club President Joan Battley presents a book to Carol Wells that will be donated in her honor to the North Chicago Public Library.
End Polio Now! 2017-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 08, 2017
 
Tell your Veteran friends this is OUR networking event!! Bring your ambition!! March 14th, 6 p.m at Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago - one mile from Naval Station Great Lakes! An opportunity to network, gain career advantage, and hear an informative presentation.

The Rotary Club of North Chicago is a proud partner with our regional business community in presenting the "Roll Call - North Shore" program series. The mission of Roll Call is to provide a professional, yet informal gathering of transitioning Veterans, established Veterans and local business partners designed to share camaraderie, career development and practical strategies in seeking meaningful employment.

We have confirmed our next "Roll Call – North Shore" for Tuesday March 14th. from 6 to 8 p.m.at Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago and ask you to forward the attached promotional flyer to the military Veteran community with programming details.

Please encourage all Veteran guests to register with a simple email to RollCallNorthShore@gmail.com

See the flyer for a partial list of participating employers. 

Thank you all for your support and commitment to this Veteran career networking initiative.
Roll Call Chicago Returning to Foss Park 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 07, 2017
 

This week at Rotary North Chicago Ms. Christine Meltzer and Ms. Dorothy Nguyen from Rosalind Franklin Univertity of Medicine and Science presented their Studies on Eyetracking as Assessment for PTSD/TBI/Moral Injury. The presentation addressed emotional reactivity and executive function among our combat military veterans.

The Rotary Club of North Chicago is an advocate and supporter of our Veterans; and specifically research and treatment programs at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

 
Assessment Studies for diagnosis and treatment of PTSD/TBI/Moral Injury for Veterans 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Please note The Rotary Club of North Chicago will not be meeting on Tuesday, December 27th.
 
Best wishes to all for a safe and healthy Holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the new year on Tuesday, January 3rd!
NO Meeting on Tuesday, December 27th 2016-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2016
 
State's Attorney Michael Nerheim visited with The Rotary Club of North Chicago today and shared the scope of his Children's Advocacy Center and other programs he has initiated while serving Lake County.  The Children's Advocacy program has created a much more humane approach for working with victims of crime and has become a model for other State's Attorney offices across the country.  The State's Attorney also briefed the club on other programs from his office including Veteran's Court, Mental Health Court, A Way Out and Text a Tip.  To learn more visit:  http://www.lakecountyil.gov/513/States-Attorneys-Office
 
 
Club President Joan Battley presents a book to State's Attorney Michael Nerheim that will be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in his honor.
States Attorney Michael Nerheim 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2016
 
Property Manager Tonja Gordon with Community Action Partnership of Lake County presented information on the Veteran specific housing rehab program sponsored by Abbvie, as well as the broader programs of CAP.  Through their Veterans program CAP is converting abandoned houses to domicile for Veteran families transitioning from homelessness.  The vision of CAP Lake County is to alleviate poverty through focus on its causes and consequences. For more information on CAP Lake County please visit:  http://caplakecounty.org/
Community Action Partnership Housing for Veterans 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 05, 2016
Rotary North Chicago was invited to join the Libertyville Noon Rotary Club for an evening of packing food for those in need across the globe!! 
Contemplating the need, benefit and giving thanks - our group packed enough food to feed almost 600 children for a year!!  For more information on Feed My Starving Children please visit:  https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer-now
 
Feed My Starving Children with Libertyville Rotary 2016-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 04, 2016
Join us at the fantastic Klairmont Kollections on Sunday afternoon October 16th and help support research and treatment for Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury!!
 
 

Attention Automobile Enthusiasts!!

One World Medical Foundation along with Highland Park American Legion 
and North Chicago Rotary present this exclusive viewing of the private Klairmont Kollection!!

Sunday, October 16, 3:00 - 6:30 PM

Tickets available at:

Oneworldmedicalfoundation.org

Supporting scientific research vital to combat Veterans addressing PTSD and Traumatic Brain
Injury

Klairmont Kollections Classic Automobile Museum at 3117 North Knox, Chicago

Private Viewing over 300 meticulously restored vehicles and meet researchers!

Refreshments and Violin

Please join us and support research!

 
Classic Car Show and Fundraiser at Klairmont Kollections!! 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 03, 2016
Harvey Mysel, Fonder of The Living Kidney Donors Network (and a two time kidney recipient) revealed very specific and important information on the need, process and value of being a living donor, as well as important information on risk factors and challenges of Kidney disease.  He also provided us with information on the importance of blood pressure screening as a method of prevention for kidney disease - as well as other medical challenges. The mission of his organization is to educate people in need of a kidney transplant about living donation and to prepare them to effectively communicate their need to family members and friends. For more information on The Living Kidney Donors Network please visit:   http://lkdn.org/index.html
Living Kidney Donors Network 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 29, 2016
The Rotary Club of North Chicago joined the North Chicago Public Library this week with a special reading program for kindergarten through second grade students at North Elementary School.  Throughout the week we were joined by Friends of Rotary for loads of fun!!!  We look forward to returning soon!
Rotary Reading with the Kids at North Chicago Schools! 2016-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
 
Allan Ayers with the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission presented information on the challenges and solutions for getting Veterans engaged in the workforce.  His presentation discussed how the highly diverse nature of the group impacts work force development efforts and create many unique challenges for individual categories of Veterans.
 
 
Solutions for Employing Veterans 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Visit us for our weekly meeting or speak with your favorite North Chicago Rotarian about tickets for our first annual raffle fundraiser!!
 
Tickets are only $5 and all funds go directly to our work in the community - supporting literacy, CONNECT North Chicago, education, your North Chicago Public Library, Scouting and more!!  
 
Below are a few items - and more will be added in the upcoming weeks.  Drawing will be on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:00 P.M.  at Flanagan's.  Winner need not be present!!
 
Thank you all for your continued support of our community!
 
 
A beautiful vase!!
 
Original art by Rotarian Angela Walker:  Island Dream
 
Rotary North Chicago Raffle Fundraiser 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2016
Our very own Rotarian Angela Walker enchanted the Club today with a program of Service and Song!  Angela is a professional musician and spends a great amount of her energy supporting Veteran causes, as well as setting a tremendous example of the path to recovery for those living with Post Traumatic Stress.  
Thank you Angela!!
Angela Walker Live! 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 29, 2016
This week Executive Director Rich Lalley with Operation Warm shared his personal Rotary Story with the Rotary Club of North Chicago. Ironically Rich's Rotary story runs congruent with his Operation Warm story! Thanks for sharing Rich! 

Operation Warm partners with great community organizations like Rotary to provide coats for kids in need. To learn more please visit www.operationwarm.org
 
 
Operation Warm! Kevin Stevens 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 07, 2016

Rotarians! Tell your Veteran friends this is OUR event!! An opportunity to network, gain career advantage, and hear an informative presentation.

Veterans and active duty bring your ambition - this is a complimentary event just for us!! September 13th, 6 p.m at Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago - one mile from Naval Station Great Lakes!  Read below for details!

 

 

The Rotary Club of North Chicago is a proud partner with our regional business community in presenting the "Roll Call - North Shore" program series. The mission of Roll Call is to provide a professional, yet informal gathering of transitioning Veterans, established Veterans and local business partners designed to share camaraderie, career development as well as practical strategies for those seeking meaningful employment.

We have confirmed our next "Roll Call – North Shore" for Tuesday September 13th. from 6 to 8 p.m.at Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago and ask you to forward the attached promotional flyer to the military Veteran community with programming details.
 

Please let your Veteran and Active Duty military acquaintance know about this fantastic opportunity to connect with each other!!

We encourage a friendly RSVP with a simple email to RollCallNorthShore@gmail.com

 

 

 
Roll Call - Veteran Career Networking in North Chicago! Kevin Stevens 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 05, 2016
 
North Chicago Rotarians Joan Battley, Shelley Kneeland, Kevin Stevens and Percy Johnson celebrate civic pride during North Chicago Community Days!!  This is the 11th year Mayor Rockingham has hosted this tremendously successful community gathering to celebrate our unique city and enjoy great music, a parade and community fellowship - as well as some fantastic barbeque, brats, corn and funnel cakes!!
North Chicago Community Days! 2016-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 2016
Representing Rotary with Club President Joan Battley and Assistant Governor Kevin Stevens at North Chicago National Night Out!!! Come on down - Parade at 5:00!
National Night Out! 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 01, 2016
2016-17 District 6440 Governor Rick Rivkin made his official DG visit with The Rotary Club of North Chicago this week. Rick shared his Rotary Story, learned ours, and discussed the state of "Service Above Self" in our community, district and the global impact of "One Rotarian, One Rotary Club, One Rotary District, One Rotary and One World!"
 
District Governor Rick Rivkin Official Visit Kevin Stevens 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2016
That's a wrap! Thank you City of North Chicago and North Chicago Exchange Club for partnering with Rotary North Chicago to give the gift of life!  Watch for our next Blood Drive coming soon!!
 
 
 
 
 
City of North Chicago Blood Drive 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 25, 2016
 
Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch honored us with a visit and conversation about the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation. Allen discussed the history behind the foundation and the mission to provide grants to Veterans who are in need of financial assistance. 
To learn more and support the foundation visit:http://www.ajlynchfoundation.org/
 
 
Past District 6440 Governors Mike Yesner (2012-13) and Rodney Adams (2015-16) join Club President Joan Battley presenting a book to Allen Lynch that will be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in his honor for visit with us today.  To learn more and support the foundation visit:http://www.ajlynchfoundation.org/ 
Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation Kevin Stevens 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 22, 2016
The Rotary Club of North Chicago is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park. With partner Clubs and organizations, as well as participation from our neighbors to the West in RI District 6420 and Wisconsin RI District 6270, we hosted over 100 Veterans to attend the Cubbies visit to Miller Park on a blustery July Saturday evening!
 
The band managed to fire off three fantastic songs before lightning forced them to shelter their equipment - and that provided enough energy for a fun filled tailgate hosted with Fine's Catering (Scott Fine - Libertyville Sunrise). 
For Cubs fans... it was a dark stormy night (under the dome, of course). A great time had by all!!!
 
Thank you so much for your support and sponsorship of this family event honoring our heroes!
 
Stayed tuned for the 2017 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park!!
2016 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park Kevin Stevens 2016-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 18, 2016
 
North Chicago Director of Economic and Community Development Frank Koehler visited with the Club today and shared exciting updates about new and emerging opportunities in the city!
 
 
Club President Joan Battley presents a book to guest speaker Frank Koehler which will be donated to the little bird cage reading program at Foss Park.
Frank Koehler - Director of Economic Development Kevin Stevens 2016-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2016
The Rotary Club of North Chicago celebrated another year of "Service Above Self" during our installation picnic today at Foss Park Golf Pavilion. Immediate Past President Percy Johnson passed the gavel to President Joan Battley in a ceremony officiated by Rotary International District 6440 Governor Rick Rivkin (2016-17). We were honored with the attendance of five leaders in the District 6440 Governor lineage; Past District Governor Ellen Young (2014-15), PDG Rodney Adams (2015-16), Governor Rivkin, District Governor Nominee Julie Clark (2018-19) and District Governor Elect Donald Brewer (2017-18) , who performed the induction of our newest member Angela Walker. Bravo Percy Johnson on a year well served, and congratulations Joan in your new role as lead ambassador for our distinguished Club.
 
 
Rotary District 6440 Governor Rick Rivkin presides as The Rotary Club of North Chicago Past President Percy L. Johnson passes the gavel to 2016-17 President Joan Battley.
 
 
Rotary District 6440 Governor Elect Donald Ray Brewer welcomes Angela Walker to The Rotary Club of North Chicago family! 
 
 
Rotary District 6440 Governor Rick presides over the oath for 2016-17 officers and the board of The Rotary Club of North Chicago 
 
 
Sponsor John Patrick Bair presents new Rotarian Anglea Walker with her Rotary Pin. 
 
 
It appears to be raining District Governors up in here.... PDG's Rodney AdamsEllen Young and District Governor Nominee Julie Clark at the VIR table (Very Impressive Rotarians) 
Installation and Celebration Picnic at Foss Park Golf Kevin Stevens 2016-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 08, 2016
 
Eugene Stack calls the numbers during our annual Rotary Bingo Day and luncheon with our senior friends at Kukla Towers.  Immediate Past President Percy Johnson and Kevin Stevens gave a hand during this afternoon event sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Chicago and Great Lakes Credit Union.
 
Our popcorn winners!  A special thank you to the Popcorn Factory in Lake Forest!
 
 
Bingo at Kukla Towers! Kevin Stevens 2016-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2016
 
Today the Rotary Club of North Chicago was honored to visit with Vietnam Veteran and PTSD survivor Paul Baffico.  Paul shared his inspiration for founding Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, as well as the valuable peer support work he and his team provide for Veterans.  Paul's book, Last Mission for a Reluctant Patriot was published in 2014, and he also serves as a monthly docent at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
 
The vision of  the Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation is to embed community owned services that provide 100% care for Veterans and their Families throughout our counties by establishing a network of certified services, volunteer Veterans and certified Peer Support Specialists. For more information please visit:  www.lakevetsfound.org 
 
 
 
Immediate Past President Percy L. Johnson passes the gavel to 2016-17 Club President Joan Battley in this official, yet unceremonious moment during today's meeting.  Be certain to register for the celebration of Percy's year as president and the ceremonial swearing in of our new leader on July 16th at Foss Park Golf Pavilion! 
Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2016
The Rotary Club of North Chicago is delighted to partner with the Exchange Club of North Chicago and the City of North Chicago hosting our next blood drive at North Chicago Fire Department on Thursday July 28th from 2- 6 p.m.
 
Consider this - most of us don't need blood from blood donors.... until we do.  Here is a short list of reasons YOU may need blood, and why it is so important that we support the continuous need for donations:
 
Your single donation can actually save up to THREE lives!
 
A cancer patient will need on average 8 units per month - typically needed during chemotherapy treatment.
 
For a liver transplant patient 100 units are needed.
 
On average a car accident victim or gun shot victim will need 50 units.  A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood!
 
That is a very short list, and in the event of an emergency situation the blood supply runs short very quickly, so it is important that a regular supply of donated blood is available.
 
Simply put, here are the facts:  It's safe.  It's necessary.  It saves lives.  One day it could be your life saved by a blood donor.
 
If you are unsure about donating blood, have questions or are simply afraid to donate - please ask questions.  Visit here:  Click Here for Information  It is safe, good for your self esteem, and quite frankly - your opportunity to be a hero and serve humanity!!
 
Thank you for your support - you can register here to schedule your donation:  Click Here to Donate
 
Walk ins are also welcome!!  Bring a friend!!
 
Our blood drive coordinator, Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products for military medical centers in Northern Illinois.
 
Thank you for giving the gift of life!!
 
 
 
Blood Drive Partnership - July 28th at North Chicago Fire Department 2016-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
Founder Shekedia Jones with Furthering the LIves of Youth visited with the Club today and shared her journey from Waukegan to the Olympics, traveling the world and then on to the inspiration of creating FLY to help youth see a different world of possibility!
 
Club Immediate Past President Kevin Stevens presents a book to Shakedia that will be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in her honor.
 
FLY's primary fundraiser is coming up soon!  The Sundress & Linen Affair will take place on Friday, July 8th at Arches Banquet Hall in Waukegan.  Please consider attending or supporting with a sponsorship or donation!   Visit www.flyyouth.org/ for more information.
 
About FLY
 
Furthering the Lives of Youth provides promising young people between the ages of 6-18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with life altering supplementary educational instruction, social skills and cultural experiences. The program creates partnerships with local school districts and other municipal government entities along with various community organizations to consistently provide the greatest experience possible for all of our participants.
 
About Shakedia
 

FLY Youth Founder Shakedia Jones was born and primarily raised in Waukegan, Illinois.  She grew up in a single parent home with her mother who worked a lot to provide for her children, so Shakedia spent a lot of time at grandmother’s house.  Shakedia witnessed a litany of things from her grandmother’s porch that motivated her to want a different reality, always aspiring to see the world and create a better life for herself.  Shakedia decided early that education would be her way out and worked extremely hard in the classroom.  Hard work placed her on the High Honor Roll throughout my entire Elementary, Middle, and High School Years.  

When her cousin introduced her to Track and Field during freshman year of High School, she didn’t see the point of running just to run.  Her cousin, however, convinced her in his own special way to go out for the team.  17 Individual State Titles, an undefeated High School career and a full Track and Field Scholarship to UCLA later, she is confident that he was right.  Thanks in part to her track career and academic success,  Shakedia was able to travel the world and gain access to an unbelievable amount of experiences and resources that helped to expand her world view in ways typically not found in her home city.

Furthering the Lives of Youth 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jun 23, 2016
 

The Rotary Club of North Chicago is a proud partner with our regional business community in presenting the "Roll Call - North Shore" program series. The mission of Roll Call is to provide a professional, yet informal gathering of transitioning Veterans, established Veterans and local business partners designed to share camaraderie, career development and practical strategies in seeking meaningful employment.

We have confirmed our next "Roll Call – North Shore" for Tuesday July 12th. from 6 to 8 p.m.at Foss Park Golf Pavilion in North Chicago and ask you to forward the attached promotional flyer to the military Veteran community with programming details. Please encourage all Veteran guests to register with a simple email to RollCallNorthShore@gmail.com

See the flyer for a partial list of participating employers. Thank you all for your support and commitment to this Veteran career networking initiative.

Roll Call North Shore - Career Networking for Veterans at Foss Park Golf Kevin Stevens 2016-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2016
 
Dawn Bluemke with Black Diamond Charities visited with us today and shared the great work their programs provide with Veterans and backpacks for school children. You can learn more about Black Diamond Charities athttp://www.blackdiamondcharities.org/
Black Diamond Charities 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 01, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of North Chicago is a proud sponsor of Roll Call North Shore Veteran Career Networking.
 
 
Rotary District 6440 Veteran Affairs Liaison and North Chicago Rotarian Kevin Stevens presents Veteran job seekers Michael Shaw and Richard Henry with complementary tickets to the 2016 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park during Roll Call: Chicagoland US Military Veteran Networking at Hyatt Regency Deerfield.
 
Roll Call North Shore Veteran Career Networking Kick-off! 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 28, 2016
 
 
Shields Township Assessor Kathleen Blahunka visited with us today and shed some light on property taxes, in terms you can understand!!

The goal of her presentation is educational for the community.  Kathy explained why property is assessed for value and how the value aligns to local taxes.  She also gave an overview of some of the changes that have been occurring with values over the past few years.

 
 
Club President Percy Johnson presents a book to Shields Township Assessor Kathleen Blahunka that will be donated in her honor to the North Chicago Public Library.  Thanks for visiting with us today Kathy!
Kathleen Blahunka - Shields Township Assessor Kevin Stevens 2016-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 21, 2016
 
Rotarians and friends celebrate with our February Students of the Month from the North Chicago Community High School!!  Congratulations to our outstanding youth and GO WARHAWKS!!
 
 
North Chicago District 187 Deputy Superintendent Joel Pollack addresses the Club and thanks Rotary North Chicago for continued support with initiatives supporting continued improvement at North Chicago community schools.
Honoring our Students of the Month for February Kevin Stevens 2016-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Over the March 4th weekend Rotary Club Presidents Elect from 7 Districts gathered and the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca for training to lead for the 2016-17 Rotary Year!!  North Chicago President Elect Joan Battley graduated Sunday, March 6th with a new charge of energy to take our Club to the next level of Service Above Self!  Congratulations Joan and Bravo!
 
North Chicago Rotary President Elect Joan joins Waukegan Rotary PE Danny Rodgriguez outside the District 6440 break out session during a break at MIDWEST PETS 2016!
 
 
Fellow North Chicago Rotarian and District 6440 Veteran Affairs Liaison Kevin Stevens joins President Elect Joan Battley and Waukegan PE Danny Rodriguez celebrating their graduation from MIDWEST PETS 2016!!
Midwest President Elect Training Kevin Stevens 2016-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 29, 2016
 
North Chicago Exchange Club Members Cynthia Carey and Paula Carballido support the cause with Blood, no sweat, and no tears!!  The Rotary Club of North Chicago partnered with The North Chicago Exchange Club this week for a joint blood drive at the North Chicago Public Library!  A great opportunity to work with one of our fellow civic organizations as we all continue doing great things in our community!
 
North Chiago Rotarian Kevin Stevens received moral support from Exchange Club members Teresa McSee and Paula Carballido as he does a "double dip" donation of double red cells.  For information on setting up your own blood drive visit:  www.heartlandbc.org
Blood Drive - Partnering for the cause!! Kevin Stevens 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
 
Club President Percy Johnson and President Elect Joan Battley lead the Club in celebration of Rotary International's 111th birthday!!
 
Happy Birthday Rotary!! 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 15, 2016
 
Club President Percy Johnson and Youth Services chair Angela Ramirez congratulate our January Rotary Students of the Month from North Chicago Community High School. 
 
 
January Rotary Students of the Month Kevin Stevens 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 01, 2016
Rotarian Danny Spungen shares his excitement for our Super Bowl Sunday fundraiser at Panda Express, Fountain Square, with Club President Percy Johnson - proudly displaying his Panda tie!!
 
The Easiest Rotary Fundraiser EVER!
 
If you eat, you can just do what you do and support the great things we are able to accomplish in our community while enjoying lunch or dinner this Sunday at Panda Express Fountain Square (that's the old Lakehurst Mall for some of us) in Waukegan.  Share this with your friends who eat!!
  
Please print the attached voucher (you can also show the PDF or PNG on your mobile device) and present to the server when you dine at Fountain Square Panda Express on Sunday, February 7th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 20% of your purchase total will be donated directly to The Rotary Club of North Chicago to help us continue doing great things in our community.  
 
For Super Bowl fans - what a great opportunity for a pre game snack, or a tasty meal for your game day guests!  Panda Express at Fountain Square has a drive through and you can use the voucher there, as well!  Please let them know you have a fundraising voucher when you place your order.
It's that simple!!
 
A Panda-Tastic Fundraiser!! Kevin Stevens 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 31, 2016
Save the Date - Save Lives!
 
 
 
Please mark your calendar for our next Rotary Club of North Chicago Blood Drive - we are now partnering with the North Chicago Exchange Club to do great things in our community!!
 
Tuesday, March 1st
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
You can reserve a donation time at this link:  CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
 
Appointments are nice - walk ins are always welcome!!
 
North Chicago Public Library
Community Room
2100 Argonne Drive
North Chicago  60064
 
Our blood drive partner, Heartland Blood Centers, is the sole provider of live blood products for 64 hospitals including all Veteran medical centers in NE Illinois!!  
 
 
Thank you for giving the gift of life!
 
Rotary and Exchange North Chicago Blood Drive - March 1st!! Kevin Stevens 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of the Lakhani Hospitality family, today we were able to deliver a large truck load of used hotel furniture to the Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago. The Rotary Club of North Chicago rented a truck to deliver the goods, which were lined up through the Rotary District 6440 Veterans Affairs Liaison network. Special thank you to Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer, Hersey High School Track and Football teams for helping with load up, and Gurnee Trustee Don Wilson for supporting the move and helping coordinate volunteers at the drop off in North Chicago. The furniture donation today will immediately serve five families in transition, as well as numerous other Veterans in need. You can learn more about Midwest Veterans Closet atwww.midwestveteranscloset.org
North Chicago Rotarian Kevin Stevens joins Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer, Gurnee Trustee Don Wilson and the Prospect Heights High School Baseball and Track teams during the load up in Wheeling.
MIdwest Veterans Closet President Mary Gornik-Carmody joins Noe Villegas, Gurnee Trustee Don Wilson and North Chicago Rotarian Kevin Stevens unloading furniture for Veterans in North Chicago, donated by Lakhani Hospitality. 
Please visit www.midwestveteranscloset.org to learn more!
Delivering Furniture to Midwest Veterans Closet 2016-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 25, 2016
This week the Rotary Club of North Chicago was honored to host Sandra Bankston with The Lake County Children's Advocacy Center. The Advocacy Center is a not for profit branch of the Lake County State's Attorney Office that provides support, awareness, training and advocacy to improve safety of our children and prevent child abuse. For more information visit http://www.bluekidslakecounty.org/ As a reminder - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - you can purchase Blue Kids Lake County awareness material and www.bluekidslakecounty.org
Club President Percy Johnson presents Sandra Bankston with a book that will be donated in her honor to the North Chicago Public Library.
Lake County Children's Advocacy Center Kevin Stevens 2016-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Club President Percy Johnson and Youth Services Chair Angela Ramirez congratulate our December Students of the month from North Chicago Community High School!
 
Honoring our December Students of the Month 2016-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Danny Spungen attends 2016 Rotary International Assembly Kevin Stevens 2016-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 15, 2016
North Chicago Rotarian Danny Spungen is invited on stage and recognized for his efforts in the name of peace during a special presentation to Barbara Winton following her address to the plenary at the 2016 Rotary International Peace Conference. Barbara is the daughter of the late Rotarian Sir Nicholas Winton, inaugural inductee to the Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame. http://www.peaceconference2016.org/tracks/ — at Ontario Convention Center.
 
Rotary International Peace Conference Kevin Stevens 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2015
The Rotary Club of North Chicago honored our November Students of the Month.  Each month during the academic year we honor a well rounded top achiever in each class at North Chicago Community High School.   Club President Percy Johnson and Youth Services Chair Angela Ramirez offer congratulations to our honorees - keep up the great work!!
 
Kicking off the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards!!  Club Treasurer Kevin Stevens accepts a $700 personal check from Rotarian Shelley Kneeland to sponsor two deserving students from North Chicago Community High School to attend our spring RYLA retreat!!!  Club President Percy Johnson also presented a check to sponsor one student!!!  To learn more about this outstanding leadership development program please visit:  https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/join-leaders/rotaract-interact-and-ryla
November Student of the Month Presentation and Ramping Up for RYLA!! Kevin Stevens 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 08, 2015
 
Happy recipients of new coats from Operation Warm!  The Rotary Club of North Chicago partners with the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club each year to bring new coats to community families in need.  Having proper winter clothing has a tremendous impact on education - kids with warm coats are more likely to make it to school in the blustery local winter weather!!  
 
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Rotarians Don Fiore, Peter Elmer and Terry Desmond present coats on behalf of Operation Warm for children in need at North School!!  The Rotary Club of North Chicago is honored to share a terrific continued partnership with our sister Club to the south!!
Operation Warm in North Chicago! Kevin Stevens 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 16, 2015
Congratulations to our newest North Chicago Rotarian Angela Ramirez!! Welcome to the Rotary Family Angela!!
Welcoming Our New Rotarian! Kevin Stevens 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 16, 2015
This week The Rotary Club of North Chicago honored our North Chicago Community High School October Students of the Month. These outstanding youth are recognized for their academics and ambition as servants in their community!! Congratulations to all!!  Joining our Students of the Month are President Percy Johnson and Youth Services Chair Angela Ramirez.
October Students of the Month Kevin Stevens 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 03, 2015
Amy Whitis with the City of North Chicago visited today to bring us up to date on the progress of CONNECT North Chicago. CONNECT is the North Chicago strategic plan of action following the My Brother's Keeper initiative, and Amy is the central figure in bringing together all the community service organizations, agencies and other critical entities to create a culture of positive growth for generations of North Chicago citizens. Thank you Amy for being a critical player in the renaissance of North Chicago!!
 
Club President Percy Johnson presents a book to Amy Whitis that will be donated in her honor to the North Chicago Public Library. 
 
CONNECT North Chicago Kevin Stevens 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 30, 2015
The North Chicago Public Library is proud to announce the celebrating of its 8th Annual Library Extravaganza! Saturday, November 21, 2015. From 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. All are welcome to partake in the fun learning experience! Read the flyer for more details. Spread the word and JOIN US!!  You can also visit the Library website at:   http://www.ncplibrary.org/
North Chicago Library Extravaganza! Kevin Stevens 2015-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 26, 2015
 
Yes..... she's AWESOME!!!  Thanks for giving the gift of life Paula!!  Thanks to all who visited, donated, supported and shared the word for the first ever North Chicago Rotary Blood Drive!!  We look forward to our next drive in January - stay tuned!!!   Our blood drive coordinator - Heartland Blood Centers, is the sole provider of blood products for 65 hospitals in NE Illinois including all the VA Medical Centers in Chicagoland!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  For more information and to set up your own blood drive visit:  www.heartlandbloodcenters.org
 
 
Is this supposed to stop draining??  Winnetka/Northfield Rotarian and Operation Warm CEO Rich Lalley is AWESOME!!! Thanks for giving the gift of life!!
 
 
Club President Percy Johnson... he's AWESOME as he touches the lives of three people in need!!! Thanks for giving the gift of life!!
 
 
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. is AWESOME!!! Thanks for your support and thank you for giving the gift of life Mayor!!
 
Gander is ALWAYS AWESOME... but he couldn't give blood today.  You know he would have if he could have!!  Thanks again everyone - we look forward to seeing you soon!!
Rotary Club of North Chicago Blood Drive! Kevin Stevens 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 19, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of North Chicago was honored to host Paula Carbaliido for lunch today and hear the story of Lake County Honor Flight.  LCHF was started by Paula during her Presidency with the North Chicago Exchange Club and is now an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization!  We congratulate Paula and thank the entire Lake County Honor Flight team for the fantastic work they continue to contribute to honor our military heroes with free flights to our nation's Capital to visit their memorials!!
 
 
Club President Percy Johnson presents a book to Paula Carballido that will be presented to the North Chicago Public Library in her honor.
 
 
Gander the Service Dog lends a paw to Paula to share the good word about Lake County Honor Flight!!!
 
Thanks again Paula!!
Lake County Honor Flight Kevin Stevens 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 18, 2015
Join The Rotary Club of North Chicago at Flanagan's Restaurant and pencil in Tuesday October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give the gift of life!!
 
Our Blood Drive Coordinator, Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products for Veteran Medical centers in Chicagoland. 
 
To schedule an appointment and find out more click here:http://www.heartlandbc.org/find-by-city-2/
 
Appointments are great - Walk ins are ALWAYS welcome!!
 
Thank you for giving the gift of life!!
 
Blood Drive with The Rotary Club of North Chicago!! October 27th! Kevin Stevens 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Firearms safety and training expert Don Elliott visited with the Rotary Club of North Chicago this week and shared a very important message about training certification and qualification for conceal and carry, and discussed the reasons people desire to have firearms. For more information you can visit Don's website: http://www.aafastpro.com/
 
Club President Percy Johnson presented a book to Don Elliott that will be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in his honor. Thank you for a great presentation Don!! 
Firearm Safety and Illinois Conceal and Carry 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 05, 2015
Ashley Richardson with the American Egg Board visited with The Rotary Club of North Chicago today to share the story of The Incredible Egg! Useful information and interesting trivia!!! For more information please visit www.incredibleegg.org
As a sign of gratitude for her presentation The Rotary Club of North Chicago is donating a book in Ashley's honor to The North Chicago Public Library! 
Did you know??
Useful information and interesting trivia!!  
www.incredibleegg.org
The Incredible Egg! Kevin Stevens 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 04, 2015
 
North Chicago Rotarian and District 6440 Veterans Affairs Liaison Kevin Stevens checked in at the 2015 District 6440 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park with North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham and Rotary District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams. Over 60 Rotarians from NE Illinois hosted 30 Veterans from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center for the first game of this final series of the season.   
 
Thanks to all the District 6440 Clubs and Veterans who participated in this years Rotary Road Trip!  Special mention goes to the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove, Lake in the Hills Rotary Club The Rotary Club of North Chicago,Rotary Club of Skokie Valley and the Woodstock Noon Rotary Club - who each officially co-sponsored the event by stepping up and buying tickets for at least four Veterans from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. 

Thank you to the Rotarians (and Veterans) who stepped up to help with set up and prepare for our tailgate, and a special shout out to Rich Lalley from Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield and Tom Rogers from Woodstock Noon for their extraordinary extra effort in making things run smoothly!!

We look forward to seeing you all at Miller Park next summer!!
2015 District 6440 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 04, 2015
 
Join The Rotary Club of North Chicago at Flanagan's Restaurant and pencil in Tuesday October 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give the gift of life!!
 
Our Blood Drive Coordinator, Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products for Veteran Medical centers in Chicagoland. 
 
To schedule an appointment and find out more click here:http://www.heartlandbc.org/find-by-city-2/
Blood Drive at North Chicago Rotary October 27th!! Kevin Stevens 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 28, 2015
Carrie Futchko with Heartland Blood Centers visits with The Rotary Club of North Chicago and explains the urgency for a constant supply of blood donors to save lives and support routine medical procedures.  The Rotary Club of North Chicago will be hosting a blood drive at Flanagan's Restaurant on Tuesday, October 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Heartland is the sole provider of blood products for Veteran Hospitals in Chicagoland. To learn more and schedule a blood drive at your location visit: http://www.heartlandbc.org/
Donate Blood!! Kevin Stevens 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 23, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of North Chicago was honored to host eleven District 6440 Clubs and representatives from 12 other civic and charitable organizations as concessions volunteers during the BMW Golf Championship at Conway Farms over the entire six day event this September. When the dust settles almost $10,000 will be distributed to the represented groups for their worthy causes.  The opportunity to work hand in hand with other civic groups across District 6440 presented a great opportunity for fellowship, public relations and membership development for each Rotary Club that participated and referred organizations from their community!!  Thanks to all who participated and we certainly look forward to the next round of golf!!
 
District 6440 Clubs Raise Funds with our Civic Servant Comrades!! Kevin Stevens 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 21, 2015
 
Thank you Ms Ms Rosetta Blakely with the North Chicago Public Library for visiting with us today and sharing the details on National Library Card Month and some of the fantastic programming available at the NC Public Library!!
National Library Card Month at North Chicago Public Library 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 06, 2015
The Rotary Clubs of North Chicago and Waukegan invite area organizations and groups to join us September 15 - 20th to have fun and raise money for your group!!
 
We are serving as concessions volunteers on the #15 Green for the BMW Golf Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest.  It's a great time, you get to watch some professional golf, enjoy a complimentary meal - and your organization is compensated handsomely for your effort!!  You can click here for more information and to volunteer.  
 
This is a great opportunity for targeted fundraising - such as End Polio Now, uniforms or a specific project!
 
A few bullet points:
 
>  Shifts are 7 hours with numerous breaks.  You cannot "split shifts" with another person - each person must be available for their entire shift.
 
>  15 years and older can volunteer - so youth sports and activity groups are welcome.  There is a requirement that at least half (50%) of the volunteers on each shift be 21 or older, so if you have youth it is helpful if you have parents or adult leaders sign up on a one to one ratio.
 
>  The amount your organization is paid depends on how much is sold in concessions for the entire tournament, and your group's compensation is an even portion of a commission paid out directly to the organization an a "per shift worked" basis.  We are not guaranteed how much we get paid, however it is a very profitable and fun activity when two or three people sign up - it adds up to hundreds of dollars very quickly!!  Single volunteers are certainly welcome - however the numbers add up quickly when you have two or more!  Each organization leadership will be provided copy of the financials for transparency.  Funds are paid directly to the organization you are representing.
 
> It is VERY important that you show up to work each shift you volunteer to cover - we are back charged for no shows - and it will negatively impact your organization compensation.
 
>  You can sign up for as many shifts as you like!!  You cannot work overlapping shifts - one per day (for example, an individual could potentially volunteer for six shifts - which would mean great $$$ for your group).
 
> Parking and other logistical information will be sent to you after you volunteer - plan on arriving at the remote Tournament parking lot at Fountain Squaare to catch a shuttle no later that 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.  this will allow plenty of time for the 15 minute shuttle ride and check in.
 
>  All volunteers must follow the dress code and guidelines in the  frequently asked question and answer sheet available at the "BMW Golf Championship Link at Conway Farms" link in the upper left corner of the www.northichicagorotary.org website home page. under "Site Pages." 
 
 
Thanks for your participation and we'll see you at Conway Farms September 15 -20th!!
 
Earn Money For Your Service Organization, Team or Not For Profit Group!! 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 31, 2015
Deputy Chief of Police Richard Wilson and Detective Harold Rollins visited with us today to share information on police programs in North Chicago that engage our youth and create a better relationship with the community at large.  Both gentlemen have been leaders in these programs that provide innovative long term impact and potential for improving the environment for youth in North Chicago.
 
Rotarians presented Chief James Jackson, Deputy Chief Richard Wilson and Detective Harold Rollins with twelve bikes to be used for the North Chicago Police Department bike repair program.  A partnership with Spokes Bike Ministrity that provides hands-on repair skills and valuable life lessons.  At the end of the 10 week training students that successfully complete the program receive a bike that they have fixed, and remaining bikes are donated to deserving families in the community.
 
Chief Jackson called for back up to get the bikes delivered to the station!  Thanks for visiting gentlemen.
Youth Engagement with The North Chicago Police Department Kevin Stevens 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 24, 2015
We were joined today by Lincolnshire Morningstar Rotarian Jim Dolan, Executive Director of the Laurus Foundation.  The Laurus Foundation is engaged in bringing together those organizations that are pioneering, developing, or exploring the latest advancements in the fields of technology assistance, teaching and learning, communications, career and entrepreneurial training, health, healing and nutrition for individuals with disabilities.  Through partnerships such as Healer Warrior the Laurus Foundation specifically targets Veterans and provides free services to Veterans and their families.  Jim is a 2013 recipient of The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Award.
 
Jim explains pressure points that can be used to provide temporary relieve of pain for both chronic and acute conditions.
 
Jim demonstrates use of pressure points that can be used for self therapy to provide pain relive throughout the body.
Club President Percy Johnson presents Jim Dolan with a book that will be donated in his honor to the North Chicago Public Library in gratitude for his presentation today.  For more information on the Laurus Foundation visit:  http://laurusfoundation.org/
 
The Laurus Foundation and Alternative Therapy for Veterans with Pain Kevin Stevens 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 17, 2015
 
Monica Marr with the Northern Illinois Food Bank visited with us today and expressed the continued need for support for families that are facing hard times.  A common misconception about hunger is that only a certain demographic of our communities consistently need support, while many of our neighbors may be just a couple paychecks away from going hungry.
 
For more information on the fantastic mission of Northern Illinois Food Bank and how to give support to our neighbors in need please visit:  http://solvehungertoday.org/
 
 
Club President Percy Johnson presents a book to Monica Marr that will be donated in her honor the The North Chicago Public Libraray.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Kevin Stevens 2015-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Illinois 10th District Congressman Bob Dold visited with The Rotary Club of North Chicago and discussed impact from the federal government improving the quality of life for North Chicago families, his support for economic development initiatives in our city, and his continued focus on better educational opportunities for North Chicago children. He also explained how his role on the House Ways and Means Committee puts him in a unique position to advance policies that can help improve the local economy and reduce poverty.

Congressman Bob Dold 2015-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2015
District Executive Christa Sanchez with the Northstar District of the Boy Scouts of America - Northeast Illinois Council discussed the tremendous opportunities provided by the various Scouting programs available in a changing community environment.
Christa Sanchez - Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America 2015-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2015
 
Mr. Ron Lanz, Director of Economic and Community Development with the City of North Chicago shared his vision and discussed progress in economic and enterprise development in our city.  Ron's presentation included a review of the master plan updates for the city, as well as exciting new development in major projects that impact positive growth.
Ron Lanz - Director of Economic and Community Development 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 24, 2015
 
On July 25th The Rotary Club of North Chicago was honored to join the Foss Park District and co-sponsor a regional Inclusion Baseball Clinic with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and CTX Ability Sports.  Veteran Players included former Cubs team mates and members of the original Negro Leagues.  Rotary cooked and provided dogs and burgers for participants and players.
 
 
We where honored to have support from Waukegan Rotarian Danny Rodriguez and North Chicago Exchange Club Past President Paula Carballido, as well as Mayor's Chief of Staff Deb Waszak and Alderman Bonny Mayfield. Thank you!!
 
 
Inclusion Baseball Clinic for Children with Disabilities Kevin Stevens 2015-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 13, 2015
2015-16 District Governor Rodney Adams shares objectives for District 6440 and thanks The Rotary Club of North Chicago for outstanding achievements in the past year.
District 6440 Governor Rodney Adams 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 10, 2015
Congratulations to 2015-16 Club President Percy L. Johnson! The Rotary Club of North Chicago celebrated our transition to a new year with a picnic installation at the Navy Lodge. Thanks to all who joined us on a beautiful summer day!!
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. and Rotary District 6440 Past District Governor Mike Yesner join Club President Percy L. Johnson at the podium to celebrate induction of the 2015-16 officers of The Rotary Club of North Chicago.
Outgoing 2014-15 Club President Kevin Stevens expresses his gratitude and pledges his continued support for The Rotary Club of North Chicago and newly inducted 2015-16 Club President Percy L. Johnson.
Past District 6440 Governor Mike Yesner conducts the oath of office for 2015-16 Club President Percy L. Johnson. 
 
Rotarians, families & friends enjoy a picnic celebration for The Rotary Club of North Chicago 2015-16 Induction Ceremony.
Incoming Club Secretary Shelley Kneeland.
2015-16 Club President Percy L. Johnson expresses his gratitude and excitement for the upcoming year and beyond for The Rotary Club of North Chicago.
 
 
RYLA and Student of the Month Recipient Marco Arteaga and his family joined The Rotary Club of North Chicago to celebrate induction of the 2015-16 Club Officers! 
Presenting 2015-16 Club President of The Rotary Club of North Chicago - President Percy L. Johnson. Congratulations Percy! 
Eugene Stack declares it's going to be another great year at The Rotary Club of North Chicago!!
Officer Installation Celebration 2015-16 Kevin Stevens 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
 
Rotarian Eugene Stack shares a lively story about his travels to Brazil and his participation in this year's Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo!  
 
Next year the Rotary International Convention will be held May 28 - June 1 in Seoul, Korea!!  See you there!
Report from Sao Paulo, Brazil!! 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 15, 2015
Club President Kevin Stevens and President Elect Percy Johnson exchange Club Banners with visitor Sounkalo Dembele from Rotary Club Bamako-Titibougou in Mali!!!   Thanks for visiting and safe travels Rotarian!!
Rotary Club Bamako-Titibougou 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 15, 2015
 
Club President Kevin Stevens presents a book to Brandon Ewing that will be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in his honor.  Brandon shared the story of the Fuller Center Lake County. 
 
The Fuller Center for Housing is an international, Christian nonprofit that builds and renovates houses in partnership with families in need.
 
You can find more information here:  http://www.fullercenterlakecounty.org/
Fuller Center for Housing - Hero Project Lake County 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jun 11, 2015
 
On Friday June 12th Rotarians from across District 6440 gathered at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago to honor citizens from their communities that are setting an example of extraordinary effort in support of our Armed Forces Veterans and their families.  18 exceptional individuals were presented the 2015 Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Award, as recognized by peers in their communities.  Congratulations!!
 
You can view the entire photo album at:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.800132110102377.1073741831.281552788626981&type=3
 
North Chicago Rotarians Lon Hodge and Gander the Service Dog are honored with The 2015 Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Award.  Congratulations for being the best of the best!!
 
The 2015 Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Awards Kevin Stevens 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
 

Support a worthy cause!!

The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Program directly impacts research, treatment and awareness for individuals living with PTSD. WE NEED MORE SPONSORS!!! Celebrate with us next Friday, June 12th as we honor humanitarians from across NE Illinois, seventeen worthy individuals who are doing extraordinary things for our United States Armed Forces Veterans and their families. 
 

Your sponsorship of The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Program will support local programs as well as research and awareness efforts that individuals living with PTSD/TBI. The 2015 Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Awards Ceremony will be presented on Friday evening, June 12th at the Rhoades Auditorium on campus at Rosalind Franklin University College of Medicine and Science in North Chicago.

Our evening will begin with a social hour and heavy hors d'oeuvres at 6:00 and the formal program will commence at 7:00 p.m. Attire for the evening is business casual. This is not a sit down dinner program, the program is in an auditorium setting.

There is no fee to attend this event - request tickets via email or by calling the number below.

Program sponsorship is available as follows - please do welcome sponsorship participation from individuals and organizations in your local community. Program sponsorship will directly support treatment, research and awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

The sponsor levels below are for The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Program and not admission fees for any event.

Admiral Sponsorship* (Includes full page in program) $2000 
Captain Sponsorship* (Includes half page in program) $1000 
Commander Sponsorship* (Includes quarter page in program) $500 
$325
$175 
$100
$55 
Print Sponsor* * Awards Sponsor* * Floral Sponsor* all receive special recognition - Please inquire
*All program sponsors & contributors will receive recognition in the awards cermony program and 12 months recognition on The Rotary Club of North Chicago websites.

Copy for sponsorship recognition should be submitted in JPG or PNG format to kevin (at) realcapitalpartners.com.

You are welcome to forward sponsorship to:

The Rotary Club of North Chicago
P.O. Box 315
North Chicago, IL 60064

If you have any questions regarding please email kevin (AT) realcapitalpartners.comor call 262-705-8363.

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The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Program - Awards Ceremony Friday Evening June 12th 2015-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Representing Rotary North Chicago in Brazil!! Kevin Stevens 2015-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
The Small Business Development and International Trade Center Kevin Stevens 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 11, 2015
 
Our 2015 Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipients, Marco Arteaga and Jasmin Vilasenor share the story of their weekend leadership retreat in Wisconsin.
RYLA Students Share the Excitement!! 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Apr 28, 2015
The Rotary Club of North Chicago honored our March 2015 Students of the Month from the North Chicago Community High School. Dr. Ben Martindale, Chief Education Officer for District 187 visited to present honors to these outstanding young citizens! Congratulations all! 
Rotary Students of the Month! Kevin Stevens 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 28, 2015
Club President Kevin Stevens presents Reading Power CEO Kathy McFarland and Director of Development Amelia Hanrahan with a book to be donated to the North Chicago Public library in their name! Thanks for visiting and sharing a fantastic story of success!! For more information on Reading Power visit: http://www.readingpowerinc.org/ 
 
Kathy McFarland, CEO of Reading Power discusses the successes and challenges with the in school tutoring programs in North Chicago Schools. Reading Power is expanding and now supports the Zion schools!! For more information on Reading Power visit:http://www.readingpowerinc.org/ 
Reading Power!! Kevin Stevens 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Apr 13, 2015

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Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. visited with The Rotary Club of North Chicago and shared the vision he has for his implementation of the My Brother's Keeper Challenge. The Mayor also updated Rotarians and Guests on some of the exciting progress being made by our new Director of Economic Development. Watch our website for the announcement of our soon to be scheduled visit with Economic Development Director Ron Lanz!  The Mayor was also available to honor our Rotary Students of the Month!

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North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. congratulates our Rotary Students of the Month!, The Mayor is joined by North Chicago Rotarians Myna Leal, our New Generations Chair and Club President Kevin Stevens

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Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. spends a moment with North Chicago Rotarian Gander the Service Dog during his visit to discuss the My Brother's Keeper Challenge.

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Rotary District 6440 Governor Elect Rodney Adams shares a report on the District Conference and Assembly held in Itasca this past weekend. Also present for our meeting, Past District Governor Mike Yesner. Our dignitaries visited to hear Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. discuss the My Brother's Keeper Challenge that he has initiated in North Chicago. 
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Club President Kevin Stevens presents a book to Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. to be donated to the North Chicago Public Library in his honor for speaking with us today. The Mayor discussed the My Brother's Keeper Challenge that he has initiated in the City of North Chicago. 
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. visits with The Rotary Club of North Chicago Kevin Stevens 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Apr 11, 2015

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At the final Plenary of the Rotary District 6440​ Conference and Assembly Rotarian and Polio Survivor Ann Lee Hussey shared a stirring presentation on the ongoing devastating global impact of Polio, and the efforts of the Rotary End Polio Now! campaign to eradicate this vicious debilitating viral infection.  For more information and to support the cause please visit:  www.endpolio.org 

You can also contribute through your local Rotary Club, or.... hey - Join Rotary!!

End Polio Now! at the District 6440 Conference Kevin Stevens 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Supporting "End Polio Now" at District 6440 Conference and Assembly Kevin Stevens 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Apr 10, 2015

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North Chicago Rotarian and keynote speaker Gander the Service Dog takes a break between District 6440 Conference sessions, joined by his person - fellow Rotarian Lon Hodge.

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Gander addressing the Conference, highlighting his and Lon's mission to improve awareness of Service Dogs, PTSD advocacy and recovery from trauma of any kind.  Please visit their blog at www.veterantraveler.com and learn more about Lon and Gander's journey.

Gander the Service Dogs adressess Rotary International District 6440 Conference & Assembly Kevin Stevens 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Apr 10, 2015

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North Chicago Rotarian John Patrick Bair discusses the impact of "Service Above Self" in the support and research addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in his work with Veterans. Dr. Bair serves as a Clinical Psychologist at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center at North Chicago. John also shared information on the upcoming Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Awards program.

John Bair addresses District 6440 Conference and Assembly Kevin Stevens 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Apr 06, 2015

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Club President Kevin Stevens and President Elect Percy Johnson welcome James E. Reaves, Executive Director of the University of Illinois Extension - Lake & McHenry Counties.  James discussed programs offered through Extension services including gardening with local schools and the 4-H programs.  For more information on the extensive offerings of U of I Extension please visit their website at:  http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/index.cfm

Programming with University of Illinois Extension Kevin Stevens 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Gander the Service Dog - Our Newest North Chicago Rotarian!! Kevin Stevens 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 30, 2015

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Natalie Gela and Emily Weber discuss collaboration on Natalie's Doctoral work on post traumatic stress disorder relative to spousal relationships of combat Veterans.  Both are students of Rotarian Dr. John P. Bair, a Clinical Psychologist at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Professor at Rosalind Franklin University.

 

"A Research Study: Couples' Interactions and Ways of Providing Support in the Context of PTSD" Kevin Stevens 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 23, 2015

 

 

 

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Rotarian Bob Zamor from Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club is looking forward to this year's "Rotary Reads" program in the NE Lake County Schools.  This program is a Libertyville staple and provides books and programming for volunteers to read to children in grades one to three.  Thanks Bob!

"Rotary Reads" with Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club Kevin Stevens 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
"Kids Against Hunger" with The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield Kevin Stevens 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 16, 2015

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Club President Kevin Stevens presents "Corduroy" to Josh Anderson with the Waukegan Public Library.  The book will be donated in his name to the North Chicago Public School Libraries as a thank you for his presentation on Adult Literacy Tutoring Programs.  Thanks for a great discussion Josh!

Adult Literacy Tutoring Programs Kevin Stevens 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 09, 2015

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Words on Wheels founder Beth Ragsdale shared the story of her literacy campaign and the evolution of Words on Wheels from an idea to a powerful literacy intervention program. 

"Words on Wheels" Kevin Stevens 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Honoring our North Chicago Students of the Month! Kevin Stevens 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 23, 2015

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Club President Kevin Stevens presents Rotarian Jean Valdemar with a book to be presented in his name to the North Chicago Public School libraries.  Jean provided an update on his missionary work and school in his native Haiti - the Jewel of the Caribbean!

Update Haiti! Kevin Stevens 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 16, 2015

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Mark offered a very informative presentation on real estate taxes and the appeal process in Lake County.  Thanks Mark!  We are donatiing a book in your name to the North Chicago Public School libraries!

Mark Perlman - Lake County Appeal Kevin Stevens 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 09, 2015

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Past District Governor Pamela Kerr provided an update and discussion on the District 6440 Guatemala Digital X-Ray Project "Rotary Health Rays"

"Rotary Health Rays" Kevin Stevens 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 26, 2015

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Sedrik Newbern gave a lively presentation on material in his recently authored book entitled, Unconditional Forgiveness, Lessons on Letting Go To Build Better Relationships. Full of practical advice to those previously hurt in relationships, the book shares one man’s healing and how you too can develop healthy relationships.  For more information you can visit:  www.sedriknewbern.com

Thanks Sedrik!!

 

"The Past Shapes Us But Does Not Define Us" Kevin Stevens 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 19, 2015

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Emily Sproule and Adriana Hamm shared the powerful message of expressive treatment for Post Traumatic Stress provided in the Clinical Psychology programs at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center.

Expressive Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Kevin Stevens 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 12, 2015

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Club President Kevin Stevens thanks Michael Babicz with a book to be presented in his name to the North Chicago Public School Libraries.  Michael shared the story of The Riverside Foundation and their mission to provide support and education for developmentally challenged adults.  Thanks Mike!!

The Riverside Foundation Kevin Stevens 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Dec 22, 2014

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Rotarian Kerri Elliot presented an update on the EdPowerment project in Tanzania and programs of the Rotary Club of Moshi..

The Rotary Club of North Chicago supported a Global Grant project of The Antioch Rotary Club, of which Kerri is a former member.  Kerri is now residing in Tanzania and is a member of the local Rotary Club of Moshi,Tanzania.

For more information on EdPowerment visit:

http://www.edpowerment.org/

EdPowerment Inc. - Tanzania Kevin Stevens 2014-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Dec 15, 2014

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Gander the Service Dog and his person Lon Hodge shared the story of their travels spreading the good word about service animals and the therapeutic relationship they have developed. 

Gander the Service Dog Visits with Rotary North Chicago Kevin Stevens 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Dec 08, 2014

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Guest speaker Michael Edgar discusses the exciting economic development opportunities and programs supported by The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition.

 

The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition Kevin Stevens 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Dec 01, 2014

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Club President Kevin Stevens presents a Mo Williams book to Clarye Scott with Chicago Community Learning Centers.  The book will be donated in his honor to the Public School Libraries of North Chicago.  Mr. Scott shared an informative presentation on the vital work the Chicago Community Learning Centers is doing to support carreer path development for urban youth.

Clarye Scott - Chicago Community Learning Centers Kevin Stevens 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 30, 2014

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North Chicago Rotarians Leo Melesio and Kevin Stevens deliver coats at Neal School for those in need through our partnership with The Rotary Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff.  Each year Rotary Clubs donate tens of thousands of coats nationwide through Operation Warm.  You can learn more about Operation Warm at:  http://www.operationwarm.org/

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Rotarian Kevin Stevens delivering Operation Warm coats at North School.

Operation Warm! Kevin Stevens 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 24, 2014

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Clerk of the Circuit Court Keith Brin explores the critical role played by his office in providing services that many citizens simply take for granted.  Many of us who travel were unaware that passports can be expedited by the Clerks office!  There is much more to learn, such as the Clerks office "has an app for that!"  Visit the Clerk's website at: http://www.lakecountyil.gov/circuitclerk/Pages/default.aspx

Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court - Lake County Kevin Stevens 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 23, 2014
Tuesday, November 25th The Rotary Club of North Chicago welcomes you to lunch and a special visit with Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court Keith Brin.  Keith bill be discussing updates to process and potential in his team's initiative to bring the Circuit Court in to the 21st Century!

Our tasty $12.00 buffet lunch begins at noon and the bell rings at 12:15 to start our meeting. We finish our conversation with Q&A at 1:15 p.m.
 
Flanagan's Restaurant is on Buckley Road (Hwy 137) just west of Skokie Road (Hwy 41).
 
Keith Brin Visiting The Rotary Club of North Chicago This Week! 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 19, 2014

The Rotary Club of North Chicago would like to invite members of our community to join us for an informal gathering Thursday, November 20th at the North Chicago Public Library from 5 - 7 p.m.

Learn more about Rotary International, find out what great things Rotary is doing in OUR community.  Most important -  find out more about the rewarding journey that joining our Club can be for you!!!

Snacks will be served - no reservation necessary!

North Chicago Public Library

2100 Argonne Drive

North Chicago, IL  60064

Please contact Kevin Stevens with any questions.   kevsteve@yahoo.com

Mix & Mingle with The Rotary Club of North Chicago Kevin Stevens 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 17, 2014

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Club President Kevin Stevens and Youth Services Chair Myrna Leal congratulate our October Rotary Students of the Month from North Chicago Community High School.  From left:  Tijon Trawick, Jasmin Villaseñor, Isabella Giannini and Pablo Galán.

Honoring October Students of the Month! Kevin Stevens 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 10, 2014

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NorthStar Senior District Executive Erin Buhrmester with the Northeast Illinois Council of BSA shares details about progress with both traditional and innovative Scouting programs in the North Chicago schools.

Scouting in North Chicago with the Boy Scouts of America! Kevin Stevens 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 03, 2014

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Reverend Jean Valdemar presents "Update Haiti"

Rotarian Jean shared an historical perspective of “The Jewel of The Caribbean” and the stark contrast between her history, her neighbors and the hope that is offered through HOHAYE;  Hope for Haitian American Youth and Elderly.

The mission of HOHAYE in southern Haiti is to support education, preventive care, evangelism, motivation and encouragement.

The Club watched a video presentation of the work being done on the Leadership Training Center, as well as the other good work of his mission. Jean discussed future plans and fundraising needs – the current drive is to raise $30,000 by December.  Jean is returning to Haiti in December to continue work on the Center.

For more information and to support HOHAYE visit their website at:

http://www.hohaye.org

Jean will give us an update upon his return.

Thank you Jean!

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Club President Kevin Stevens presents Jean with a Mo Williams book to be donated in his honor to the Public School Libraries in North Chicago!

Jean Valdemar presents "Update Haiti!" Kevin Stevens 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 31, 2014

The Rotary Club of North Chicago was proudly represented at District 6440 Fall Training and Grant Management Seminar.  Five North Chicago Rotarians are bringing home new information and energy to support our continued Club star power in the five RI Avenues of Service!!

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North Chicago Rotarians Shelley Kneeland, Jean Valdemar, Kevin Stevens, Mary Maraventano and John Bair gather after the plenary.

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New North Chicago Rotarian Jean Valdemar getting charged up with "The ABC's of Rotary" at the District 6440 Fall Seminar.

 

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And a GREAT time was had by all!!

The Rotary Club of North Chicago Represents at District 6440 Fall Seminar Kevin Stevens 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 27, 2014

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Veteran Joe Klass joined The Rotary Club of North Chicago this week to share his journey with Project Indo-China working to provide fresh water and other humanitarian aid in Vietnam     Joe is also an accomplished musician and a member of the band "Voice of Veterans" and he shared original music with our Club and guests.  More information can be found at:

http://www.projectindochina.com/

and:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/voice-of-veterans/111011112265687?sk=info

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Club President Kevin Stevens presents a book to Joe Klass that will be donated in his honor to the North Chicago Public School Libraries.  Thank you Joe!!

Veteran and Humanitarian Joe Klass Kevin Stevens 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 27, 2014

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A warm welcome and congratulations to our newest North Chicago Rotarian Jean Valdemar!  Sponsor Wadell Brooks and President Kevin Stevens present Rotarian Jean with his pin and membership certificate!

Welcome out New Rotarian Jean Valdemar! Kevin Stevens 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 20, 2014

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Rotary District 6440 Youth Service Advisor and Youth Exchange Chair Vera Mayer discussed the tremendous opportunity for North Chicago Public High School students to travel abroad and open amazing new horizons.   Since 1929, Rotary International has sent young people around the globe to experience new cultures. Currently, about 9,000 secondary students are sponsored by Rotary clubs every year.

For more information you can visit with us for lunch, check out the links below.... or both!!

http://www.rotary6440.org/Page/youth-exchange

http://www.csrye.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Youth Exchange Kevin Stevens 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 13, 2014

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Rotarian Danny Spungen offers an engaging conversation on the Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame initiative.

The Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame is a global initiative to recognize Rotarians who have gone above and beyond to create peace, typically at risk of their own well being.  The permanent exhibit of Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame is enshrined at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie Illinois.

Danny announced a special event honoring Sir Nicholas Winton at the Museum on November 13th.  Registration and information is at this link:  www.peacehalloffame.org

More information about the Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame is at the links below:

https://sites.google.com/site/rotarianpeacehalloffame/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rotarian-Peace-Hall-of-Fame/313706655438117

http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/rotarian-peace-hall-of-fame-at-illinois-holocaust-museum#.VBhhY5B0zmg

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As a "Thank You" to Danny Spungen, Club President Kevin Stevens presents a book that will be donated to the North Chicago Public School libraries in honor of his presentation today!

The Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame with Danny Spungen Kevin Stevens 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 06, 2014

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Gander the Service Dog stopped by The Rotary Club of North Chicago with his human Lon Hodge to share his wisdom about being rescued from death row and his rise to AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence!

While Gander is Lon's personal hero, they both dedicate their time and energy raising awareness about PTSD and the profound effect service dogs have on the lives of trauma survivors.

For more information you can visit Gander and Lon at the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/Ganderservicedog

http://parade.condenast.com/325178/michelechollow/gander-the-service-dog-to-receive-hero-award/

 

Gander the Service Dog! Kevin Stevens 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 29, 2014

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Guest Speaker Jenn Dufrane with North Chicago Community Partners discusses programming in the North Chicago Public Library and grade schools.

 

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Jenn Dufrane and Am Whitis with North Chicago Community Partners visit with The Rotary Club of North Chicago!

North Chicago Community Partners Visits with Rotary North Chicago! Kevin Stevens 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 16, 2014

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Mix & Mingle with The Rotary Club of North Chicago!!!

The Rotary Club of North Chicago would like to invite members of our community to join us for an informal ...gathering Thursday, September 18th from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Foss Park Golf Course Clubhouse.

Learn more about Rotary International, find out what great things Rotary is doing in OUR community. Most important - find out more about the rewarding journey that joining our Club can be for you!!!

Snacks will be served - no reservation necessary!

Foss Park Golf Course
3124 Argonne Drive
North Chicago, Illinois

Please contact Kevin Stevens with any questions. kevsteve@yahoo.com

Mix & Mingle with The Rotary Club of North Chicago!!! September 18th 5 - 7 p.m. Kevin Stevens 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 15, 2014

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Guest Speaker Dawn Mitchell, an Intern Psychologist at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, shares her experience, inspiration and continued admiration for Rotary as a former Interact Club member.

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North Chicago Rotary Supports Antioch Global Grant Project in Tanzania Kevin Stevens 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 18, 2014

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Tameka Wilson with YouthBuild Lake County shares the good news about the positive impact YouthBuild is having on the future for young adults in Lake County. YouthBuild is a national youth development organization that was founded in Harlem in 1990 providing educational opportunities and job training skills to those youth in Lake County who need it most.

 

Guest Speaker Tameka Wilson with YouthBuild Lake County Kevin Stevens 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Aug 03, 2014

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United States Military Veterans!!

Rotary District 6440 would like to say "Thank You" & Take You Out to the Ball Game!!

Register for your packet of tickets using the "Guest" tab at the link below for you and up to three guests to the Sox/Rangers Game Tuesday Night August 5th at US Cellular Field.  Game time is 7:10, and your tickets include passes for the field parade at 6:10 (you must arrive early to participate).

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Events/EVPEventDetails.aspx?accountid=2397&eid=02c9c803-e4f1-46f8-a684-360212921f72&tid=1

Please enter your name, branch of service and contact information.  We will be getting tickets to you or have them available at "Will Call" at US Cellular Tuesday afternoon.  To pick up your tickets you will need to show your Veteran Credentials.  Registration closes at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday or when we run out of tickets.

This one's on Rotary!  Thanks again for all you have done for our Country!!

Military Veterans! Distrcit 6440 would like to "Take You Out to the Ball Game!" Kevin Stevens 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 21, 2014

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Eugene Stack presents a travel light to District Governor Ellen as she sets out to continue her District Club Visits.  Thank you Governor Ellen for sharing your wisdom and encouraging us to continue our efforts to "Light Up Rotary!"

District Governor Ellen Young Visits The Rotary Club of North Chicago Kevin Stevens 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Visit Kukla Towers Kevin Stevens 2014-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Mar 17, 2014

 

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Today The Rotary Club of North Chicago took some time to recognize area organizations and businesses that have continued to support the mission of Rotary International - locally and globally.  Thank you all for your contributions!!

Recognizing our Patrons!! Kevin Stevens 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 24, 2014

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Don Wilson, Village of Gurnee Trustee, discusses his background and a very moving "why" he is involved in representing the public as an elected official.

Gurnee Trustee Don Wilson Kevin Stevens 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 17, 2014

 

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Larry Sassorossi, Vice President of Lake County Council, Navy League of the United States discusses the impact of war on integration and American society.

Guest Speaker Larry Sassorossi Kevin Stevens 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Feb 10, 2014

 

 

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Guest Speaker Amy Zagroba with Heartland Blood Centers discusses the importance of blood donations to support the medical world and addresses the two main reasons people don't donate:  #1 is FEAR - which is understandable yet unreasonable.  The process is safe and supported by very professional staff.  #2 is surprising... people say they are not asked!!!  So we are asking!!! Please Donate Blood!! 

Another topic of the discussion was setting up a blood drive.  This is a critical season for blood supplies because donations drop off due to weather.  It is VERY easy to sponsor a drive with your organization, at your place of work, or simple contact Heartland and they can advise you what to do if you aren't sure!  Watch for a North Chicago Rotary Blood Drive announcement in the next week! 

Thank you Amy for a fantastic presentation!  Anyone interested in hosting Blood Drives or donating can contact Amy at 773-433-0849  or azagroba@heartlandbc.org

Donate Blood!!! Kevin Stevens 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jan 13, 2014

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Congratulations to our newest North Chicago Rotarian, Mr. Ron O'Connor!   Sponsor Lourdes Velez and District 6440 Assistant Governor Rich Lalley welcome Ron to The Rotary Club of North Chicago.  Ron is Director of Finance with North Chicago CUSD 187.

Congratulations to our new Rotarian!! Kevin Stevens 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Maria King. Founder & CEO of Influences & Actions Kevin Stevens 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Chaplain Cheri Tuccy with Odyssey Healthcare Kevin Stevens 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 25, 2013

 

 

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President Leo Melesio and Rotarian Mary Maraventano deliver coats for the school children in North Chicago with Operation Warm, a program partnership with the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club.

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Guest Speaker Stewart Kerr, Executive Director of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Kevin Stevens 2013-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 18, 2013
Image             Guest Speaker Dr. Judy Neafsey, Chair of Reach Out and Read Illinois Executive Board, iscusses the impact of childhood development in the first two years and the pervasive challenges facing a child that is not exposed to literacy before entering formal educational programs.
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Posted by Kevin Stevens on Nov 15, 2013
Image          Rotarians Joan Battley and Mary Maraventano visit with McGruff's cousin Clifford at the North Chicago Public Library Extravaganza!!
North Chicago Library Extravaganza!! Kevin Stevens 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Dr. Ben Martindale, Chief Education Officer North Chicago District Kevin Stevens 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Image        North Chicago Rotarians Shelly Kneeland, Kevin Stevens, Mary Maraventano and Nina Huley attending the District 6440 Fall Seminar at Medina Banquets in Itasca.  District Seminar training included ABC.s of Rotary, Membership engagement and growth, Grant Management seminar and President Elect instruction for Clubs in Northeast Illinois - Rotary International's Home District.
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Posted by Kevin Stevens on Oct 21, 2013

The Rotary Club of North Chicago celebrates the Holidays withour annual dinner on Friday, December 13thbeginning with social hour at 6:00.

Rotarians, guests, and neighbors are invited to join the club at the newly renovated "Base 42" (formerly Saddle Ridge) at the Ramada Inn Waukegan.

Individual dinner tickets are $50.00

Sponsorships are available.

For tickets and more information contact Kevin Stevens at kevsteve@gmail.com

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Visit with Lincolnshire Morningstar Kevin Stevens 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 23, 2013
Image            Visiting Rotarians Dirk & "Mick" Beullens form The Rotary Club of Mechelen, Belgium exchange banners with North Chicago Rotary President Leo Melesio.
International Guests Dirk & Mick Beullens Kevin Stevens 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Sep 11, 2013
Image          North Chicago Rotarian Mary Maraventano joins Waukegan Rotarian Mark Thorn at the concessions stand supporting the BMW Championship at Conway Farms.
North Chicago Rotary supports BMW Championship Kevin Stevens 2013-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Joe Napolitano, Director of Economic Development at City of North Chicago Kevin Stevens 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens on Jul 22, 2013

This month the recipients of The Rotary Humanitarian Patriot Awards were recognized in the Congressional Record, courtesy of the Honorable Brad Schneider of Illinois 10th Congressional District.

10th District Aide Ramachandra Villivalam visited the North Chicago Club on July 16th to present the event co-chairs, Dr. John Bair and Kevin Stevens, with the official citation (attached). 

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North Chicago Humanitarian Patriot Awardees recognized in Congressional Record Kevin Stevens 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Stevens

Please Join The Rotary Club of North Chicago for our Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser!!

Greetings Friends of The Rotary Club of North Chicago!

We are passing along an invitation to you for our 2014 Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 12th at Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago.

Reach Out and Read will be the primary beneficiary of this year's fundraising, and they will be the keynote presentation for the evening.  Reach Out and Read is a powerful pediatric centered literacy program, and they are expanding their work in North Chicago with our support!

http://www.reachoutandread.org/

Fundraising for the evening will also support our Operation Warm partnership with the Lake Forrest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club - providing winter coats to those in need in North Chicago, as well as the Rotary International End Polio Now campaign and other local initiatives.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Fun Times DJ.

 http://www.funtimesdj.com/about.html

Thank you for your continued support of Rotary, we do hope you are able to visit with us December 12th!  More information for tickets and sponsorships see the program flyer below and at this link - you can also register online until Wednesday December 10th.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Events/EVPEventDetails.aspx?accountid=2397&eid=ce1d2ce4-6980-4370-a817-91e8d5fb9555&tid=1

Yours in Rotary Service;

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Peer Chain supports Rotary North Chicago Toys for Tots Program! Kevin Stevens 0
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Tuesday, November 25th The Rotary Club of North Chicago welcomes you to lunch and a special visit with Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court Keith Brin.
Keith bill be discussing updates to process and potential in his team's initiative to bring the Circuit Court in to the 21st Century!


Our tasty $12.00 buffet lunch begins at noon and the bell rings at 12:15 to start our meeting. We finish our conversation with Q&A at 1:15 p.m.
 

Flanagan's Restaurant is on Buckley Road (Hwy 137) just west of Skokie Road (Hwy 41).
 

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The Rotary Club of North Chicago would like to invite members of our community to join us for an informal gathering Thursday, November 20th at the North Chicago Public Library from 5 - 7 p.m.

Learn more about Rotary International, find out what great things Rotary is doing in OUR community.  Most important -  find out more about the rewarding journey that joining our Club can be for you!!!

Snacks will be served - no reservation necessary!

North Chicago Public Library

2100 Argonne Drive

North Chicago, IL  60064

Please contact Kevin Stevens with any questions.   kevsteve@yahoo.com

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Mix & Mingle with The Rotary Club of North Chicago TONIGHT! Kevin Stevens 0
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Save The Date!!  Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser!!

Greetings Friends of The Rotary Club of North Chicago!

We are passing along a "Save the Date" message to you for our 2014 Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 12th at Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago.

Reach Out and Read will be the primary beneficiary of this year's fundaraising, and they will be the keynote presentation for the evening.  Reach Out and Read is a powerful pediatric centered literacy program, and they are expanding their work in North Chicago with our support!

http://www.reachoutandread.org/

Fundraising for the evening will also support our Operation Warm partnership with the Lake Forrest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club - providing winter coats to those in need in North Chicago, as well as the Rotary International End Polio Now campaign and other local initiatives.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Fun Times DJ.

 http://www.funtimesdj.com/about.html

Thank you for your continued support of Rotary, we do hope you are able to visit with us December 12th!  More information for tickets and sponsorships at this link:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Events/EVPEventDetails.aspx?accountid=2397&eid=ce1d2ce4-6980-4370-a817-91e8d5fb9555&tid=1

Yours in Rotary Service;

Kevin

 

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Save The Date! The Rotary Club of North Chicago Holiday Celebration - Friday, December 12th!! Kevin Stevens 0
August 26th Club Meeting to be held at Classic Toyota!! Kevin Stevens 0
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The Rotary Club of North Chicago would like to invite members of our community to join us for an informal gathering Thursday, August 14 at the Navy Lodge from 5 - 7 p.m.

Learn more about Rotary International, find out what great things Rotary is doing in OUR community.  Most important -  find out more about the rewarding journey that joining our Club can be for you!!!

Snacks will be served - no reservation necessary!

The Navy Lodge
2500 Meridian Drive
Great Lakes, IL, United States
60088

Please contact Kevin Stevens with any questions.   kevsteve@yahoo.com

 

Mix and Mingle with The Rotary Club of North Chicago!! Kevin Stevens 0
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Rotarians Shelley Kneeland, Eugene Stack, Joan Battley & Kevin Stevens show their smiling faces to the masses at North Chicago Community Days!!

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Posted by Kevin Stevens

The Rotary Club of North Chicago celebrates the Holidays with our annual dinner on Friday, December 13th beginning with social hour at 6:00.   Rotarians, guests, and neighbors are invited to join the club at the newly renovated "Base 42" (formerly Saddle Ridge) at the Ramada Inn Waukegan. 

For tickets and more information contact Leo Melesio at 847-507-1014

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