Rotary Club of Sycamore, Illinois

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Blumen Gardens
403 Edward Street
Sycamore, IL  60178
United States
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Aug 01, 2018
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Aug 08, 2018
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Sycamore Rotary News
Because she's now charged with leading District 6420, and its ongoing effort to attract new and younger members, Kathy Kwiat-Hess remembers how difficult it was for her to first become engaged in Rotary...to the point where she almost quit.
 
In making her official visit to the Sycamore Rotary Club, DG Kathy recalled her early days as a member of the Rockford Rotary Club; she found herself with few people to talk with, and wasn't finding any club activities she could latch on to.  But instead of quitting, she had some help from a fellow Rotarian who got her involved with a club project -- and bit by bit, she rose through the ranks to become a key member of her Club, and now the District Governor.
 
Reaching out to potential members, and making sure they find something that keeps them motivated to stay and grow with their club, is to her one of the key objectives of this year's theme, "Be the Inspiration."  DG Kathy says for local Rotary Clubs, the effort to bring in new Rotarians starts with making the Club not only well-known but interesting...and continues after someone joins, by making sure they can pursue or find the aspect of Rotary which fuels their own passion.
 
She lauded the Sycamore Rotary Club for being one of the strongest in the district, for its variety of projects and its effort to bring in, retain and develop new Rotarians.  The Club earned a Presidential Citation last year, and she believes it's in good shape to repeat during the coming Rotary year.
 
Rotarians will again be pitching in to help the Voluntary Action Center in August.
 
As is customary, we will be volunteering our time to deliver meals to senior citizens and other homebound persons all month long; those wishing to help would report to VAC's headquarters on Bethany Road by 10:45 a.m. on weekdays, and deliver to a set route in Sycamore.  Delivery usually takes less than an hour.
 
Sign-up sheets are available at our Rotary meetings in July; at least two Rotarians are needed for each shift, and spots are filling up...so please sign in as soon as you can.
 
Volunteers will be manning a Rotary booth to be set up in downtown Sycamore, during the annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show.  It will be in operation on Sunday, July 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
The Rotary Club will have a display about its upcoming and ongoing projects, and give the public an opportunity to find out more about what our Club does...and how they can join.
 
Rotarians will be watching over the booth and interacting with the public, answering any questions they may have. Since parking is at a premium, volunteers are invited to park at either the Pay it Forward House, or at Lavarre Uhlken's house at 315 W. Ottawa Street.