Author to Speak to Freeport Rotary Club

Posted by Georgia Newcomer on Jan 18, 2021
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Author to Speak to Freeport Rotary Club 
 
FREEPORT, Ill., January 18, 2021 — The Freeport Noon Rotary Club will meet using Zoom technology at noon on Monday, January 18th. The local club meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at noon through Zoom technology. The speaker will be Roger Schulz. Mr. Schulz is a local author who has published three novels about the character Fran Rupert, top-notch CIA operative. 
Roger Schulz was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. A Creative Writing course in high school was the start of his writing. After graduating from college, he was hired by an agency of the federal government and worked for several years in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout his working career, he penned numerous articles for technical journals. When he finally retired, he was encouraged to write about his experiences and the many interesting people he had become acquainted with over the years. Roger and his wife, Joan, live in Freeport and have two adult children and two grandchildren.
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 Georgia Newcomer at 815-238-8311.
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Chesney to speak at Freeport Rotary Club

FREEPORT, Ill., July 1, 2020 — The Freeport Noon Rotary Club will meet using Zoom technology at noon on Monday, July 6th. The local club will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at noon.
     The speaker will be Representative Andrew Chesney, who will be providing an update on both the 89th District and the current impact of COVID in our State. Rep. Andrew Chesney was sworn into office on December 5, 2018, following his election as State Representative of the 89th District in November 2018. Prior to his service in the Illinois House, Chesney was an elected member of the Freeport City Council, where he built a reputation as a strong advocate for more funding for public infrastructure, blight reduction, and law enforcement.
     His fiscally conservative record as well as a reputation as a taxpayer watchdog was well earned in local government. He was active in pushing for streamlining and improving city services and changing city policies that promote healthy economic and community development and property improvements.
Chesney is a division sales manager with Seaga Manufacturing—a worldwide vending machine manufacturer in Freeport. He is a past board member of Regional Access Mobilization Project (RAMP)—an organization that provides support services and advocacy for people with disabilities and is former mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
     Freeport is his home, although Chesney was raised in Shannon, and is a proud graduate of Eastland High School. In 2004, he graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication. In 2013, he was blessed to marry his wife Kelly. They live in Freeport with their two dogs, Hector and Paley.
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Freeport Rotary Club Awards Annual Scholarships

The Freeport Rotary Club is once again honoring those students who excelled at Freeport and Aquin High Schools. This year, thirty-five students qualified to apply by earning a 3.75 or above cumulative grade point average during their high school years.  The 2020 winners are Carter Shockey and Ellie Kurtz of Freeport High School and Zeita Gastel of Aquin High School.
 
Carter Shockey was president of the National Honor Society, executive president of Student Council, vice-president of Key Club, and was selected to participate on the Illinois State School Board’s Student Advisory Committee.  He will attend the University of Iowa in the fall and plans to study Political Science.
 
Ellie Kurtz was president of Key Club, president and vice-president of Student Council, and vice-president of the National Honor Society.  She will attend the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in the fall and plans to study both Political Science and Urban Studies.
 
Zeita Gastel was a member of the Interact Service club, the Highland Community College High School Servant Leadership program, and the National Honor Society.  She will attend the University of Iowa in the fall and plans to study biomedical engineering.
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