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City Public Works Director  to speak at Freeport Rotary Club 
FREEPORT, Ill., Nov. 11, 2020 — The Freeport Noon Rotary Club will meet using Zoom technology at noon on Monday, November 16th. The local club meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at noon through Zoom technology. The guest speaker will Rob Boyer, City Public Works Director.
William (Rob) Boyer is the Public Works Director for the City of Freeport. Rob has 22 years of organizational leadership in both public and private organizations and has a strong background in public works and utilities.  He is a United States Marine Corps veteran and served honorably as a Plane Captain and Crew Chief on heavy-lift helicopters while stationed in Hawaii.
Rob has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois and is a member of the Global Honor Society for Public Administrators. Additionally, Rob earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational and Professional Development form Eastern Illinois University, where he received Dean’s List honors.
Freeport Rotary Club was established in 1919 to provide service to others and promote integrity through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Club participates in local services projects targeting youth literacy, scholarly recognition, student international exchange, and purchasing shoes for disadvantaged youth. Meetings are held at noon on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month through Zoom until they can return to the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. For more information, contact Tonya Thayer at 815-599-7213.
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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  Our goal is to send several high school age youth to a leadership development weekend in Oregon, IL   We also hope to help send  2 or 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, contractors, managers, public service 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 the 1st and 3rd Mondays at noon at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building at 210 West Spring Street in Freeport.  Visitors are welcome.   Call Tonya Thayer at 815-599-7213 for more information. 


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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Freeport Noon

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Stephenson Co. Farm Bureau
210 W. Spring St.
Freeport, IL 61032
United States of America
1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Noon
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Program Chair
Short Term Youth Exchange
International Service
Public Image Chair
Web Site Coordinator
Rotary Foundation Chair

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