On Thursday, June 25th, the Rotarians and friends of the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates gathered for the first ever "drive in" installation of officers and directors at Fabbrini Park.  This "Installation with Separation" event was the first time the club had gathered in person since the CORVID-19 pandemic changed everyone's plans.  The installation program was broadcast via FM radio to those in their automobiles and as a Facebook Live Stream to those who watched from their homes.  All appropriate safety measures were observed during the event.
The venue for this installation was particularly appropriate for the Installation of Wesley Crockett astt the club's 51st President.  Wes is the grandson of Joe Fabbrini for whom the park is named.  As a third generation member of the club, Wes brings both the vision and energy of youth and the strong sense of tradition and deep understanding of Rotary that comes from growing up in a Rotary family.  Also installed that evening were Treasurer Tom Gosche, Secretary Brian Berg, Directors Sarah Billmeyer, Holly Fath, Robery Fleisher, Allen Gabe, Nancy Redmon, Mary Jo Shepherd and Immediate Past President Pat Groenewold. 
 
Recognition of the service and achievements during this past Rotary year was also an important part of the program that evening.  (See photo album on this home page for more photos from the event.)
The following special awards were presented:
 
Rotarian(s) of the Year - Rosemary Justen and Jean Schlinkmann
Presented to a Rotarian who has demonstrated dedication to the club, support to the board, participation on committees, involvement in fellowship, initiative to achieve club goals and service above self.
 
Russell Granzow Rookie of the Year -  Mary Jo Shepherd
Established in 1996, and named in tribute of our club’s Past District Governor, this award honors a newcomer who, within their first 18 months of membership, has demonstrated exemplary participation and commitment.
 
Four-Way Test Award -- Jeff Miller
Selected by previous recipients, this award honors a Rotarian who has demonstrated use of the Four-Way Test in business and personal interactions.
 
Presidential Citations for  exceptional dedication and service were presented to Julie Clark, Bruce Dopke, Mike Ericksen, Glenn Garlick, Eileen Higginbotham, Don Minor, George Panopoulos, Glenn Szurgot, and Gayle Vandenbergh.
 
And last, but not least, the 2019-20 Board members were recognized for the outstanding leadership they provided during this unique and challenging year -- Pat Groenewold, President, Steve Lamp, Treasurer, Wes Crocket, President-elect and Secretary, and Directors Brian Berg, Sarah Billmeyer, Holly Fath, Tom Gosche, Cristobel Hinojosa, Bill Kelley, Juli Lnagelund, and Nancy Redmon.