Freeport Illinois Noon Rotary Club

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Freeport Noon

Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Noon
Stephenson Co. Farm Bureau
210 W. Spring St.
Freeport, IL  61032
United States of America
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What is Rotary?

Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace.  About 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges – including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns – while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.

 

As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation helps more than 1000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors.  Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.

 

PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program.  Rotary club members  have contributed US$1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries.  Rotary is a  spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe.  Today club members meet weekly to plan service projects, discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship.  Clubs are nonpolitical and open to men and women of every race, culture, and creed.

 

Locally, the Freeport  Rotary Club provides support to Freeport youth by awarding $6000 in college scholarships, the annual donation of dictionaries for all 3rd grade students in our schools, and shoes for children who need them  Every May our club sends several high school age youth to a leadership development weekend in Oregon, IL   Each summer we help send  2 0r 3 students on a 4 week exchange experience to a foreign country to expose them to other cultures and languages, and promote world understanding.


Rotarians come from many different backgrounds.  Many are professionals,  business owners or in  management, and public service. More recently members have been welcomed from a broad spectrum of occupations  including housewives and retirees.  The primary qualification is a commitment to high ethical standards and a desire "Do Good in the World".   We invite you to find out more about the Freeport Rotary Club.  We meet for lunch on Mondays at noon at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building at 210 West Spring Street in Freeport.  Visitors are welcome.   Call Jen Newendyke at 815-871-2341, or Bruce Johnson at 815-232-3186 for more information. 

 

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Announcing the Summer  2017 Youth Exchange!
 
Area students ages 15 to 19 will have an amazing opportunity to participate in the Freeport Noon Rotary Summer 2017 Youth Exchange Program. There will be no administrative fees; however, the cost of travel, passport, and spending money will be the responsibility of the participating student. Best of all, Freeport Noon Rotary Club 3067 will offer three $1,000 stipends to help cover travel expenses!
 
You will be paired with another student in the country of your choice, and you and that student will spend four weeks in each other’s home, sharing in each other’s culture and family life, and hosted by each student’s local Rotary Club. Your family will also have the reciprocal expense of hosting and providing local activities for your host student while he or she visits here.
 
For more information, bring your parents to an informational meeting on  November 15 or December 6, 2016, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Freeport High School Library.
 
For more information please contact Craig Beintema.  Craig.beintema@aeroinc.net
 

 
 
 
 
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