Rotary Club of Arlington Heights Sunset

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Arlington Heights Sunset

Service Above Self

6:00 PM:1st/3rd and 5th Wed-Reg.Mtg; 2nd-Serv.Project;4th-Bd.Mtg
Eddie's Restaurant
10 E Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL  60004
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President - Officer
President Elect - Officer
Sergeant At Arms - Offficer
Treasurer - Officer
Secretary - Officer
Executive Secretary - Director
Membership - Director
International Service
EPN Chair
Public Relations - Director
Community Service - Director
Club Service - Director
Program Chair
Fellowship Chair
Fellowship Co-Chair
Home Page Stories
Julia Walsh (Third woman to join Rotary in 1987) invited Mary to join in 1991.
Mary displayed some of the friendship gifts she has received from the Rotary 
friends that she has made doing projects in Guatemala, Nigeria, India
and South Africa as a representative of her club and Rotary International.
Truly a Rotary ambassador and pioneer.  
Anne Gavic-Ott, Manager of Northwest Community Healthcare Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center directs one of the largest centers in the state with over 600 patients attending 2-3 sessions per week for thousands of visits every month.  The Center has just cut the ribbon on a $250,000 upgrading of their facilities.  Steve and Suzanne (2 of our Sunset Club Rotarians) kickstarted the project two years ago with a grant to honor Suzanne's parents.  Three Foundations and many other interested donors expanded the small project to its' current size.  
Before, it lived in an unused cafeteria
Afterward it is throughly focused on rehabilitation
MSG John Geldhill looks on as LtC Joe Cherry describes                and vice versa
facts of life in today's U.S.Army Reserves.
Carrie brought her 2-year old lab service dog  "Sailor"
(the full name won't fit the page) to meet the Sunset Club
Mike went all out for us with excellent prime rib and linen table cloths  
President Dan introduced the Club to a video of a Rotarian who is eliciting compassion for people suffering the hardships caused by lack of good water thru virtual reality demonstrations. He even showed us inexpensive cardboard viewers which turn ordinary cell phones to virtual projectors.
Can you say - "Awesome"?
District 6440 celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation
Candles are dispatched by RI President Nominee, Samuel Frobisher Owori, Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda.  
District 6440 Governor, Elect (Donald R. Brewer) looks on as Past President, Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, Sunset (Gary Grana) presents complete uncut page of 1920 postage stamps ( $.03 at the time) commemorating the first March of Dimes to cure polio to Rotary International, President Nominee, Samuel F. Owori
Pierre points to the breakout of cost/expenses and profits which are returned to the Haitian farmers after the non-profit "Just Haiti" sells their coffee here with volunteers (like Cathy-pictured) doing the middleman work so the "profits" all go back to the farmer.
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Sunset Rotarians (Larry, Diana, Tom, Jan, David, Peggay, Roylene, Beverly, Dan, and Gary) hosted blind veterans from Great Lakes at the American Legion Hall for our second annual "Blind Bingo" sponsorship. 
George, Dan and Bev watch as John, who is one of three Cemetary Trustees,
recalls several interesting personal events as well as some history of the cemetery.  
It seemed perfectly timed for the coming Halloween observance.  
Wheeling Township Supervisor, Cathy Penner presented Plaques of Appreciation to Sunset Rotary and Boy Scout Troupe 66 for their inspiration and efforts to establish the "First Annual FOODAPALOOZA" food drive utilizing the two annual Arlington Heights parades to raise food donations before the "slow" Summer months at the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.
Governor Richard and President Dan present Beverly 
with a multiple of her Paul Harris Award.
Rotary mentor Matt (left)/Emily/Will/Brian/Scotty and Greg
hold the finished product from their Buffalo Grove business
class on Entrepreneurship.  First place in the District and 
hoping for an opportunity in the "Shark Tank"
Let's Party!
Arlington Heights Sunset Club celebrated Flag Day and 3 Birthdays at our Annual Wine Tasting.
And the winners (of cracker and pretzel guessing) were:
AH Sunset Rotary walks the Memorial Day Parade to hand out leaflets
asking Fourth of July Parade-goers to bring donations for the
Wheeling Township Food Pantry (Our special community project)
Jenni Von Tobel 
Director programs
Special gifts theatre
visits the Sunset Club


Busiest Meeting Ever

President Gary presents President-Elect Dan with certificate of completion for online leadership training 

Governor Rodney and President Gary induct two members into the Sunset Club

Tonight's program was presented by Producer Anne Wilder of St.James Catholic Church who is the volunteer leader of the 47th Annual Musical. Two of our members are involved each year and the Club makes it one of our Fellowship Events.

President Gary exchanges banners with four Rotarians from Pakistan who were participating in a District Exchange Program

See separate report on their day in Arlington Heights

It was a dark and dangerous Wednesday night in Lombard
as Sunset Rotarians boarded their limo to the "Greek Islands"
But there was ouzo and a determined and skilled driver
and the feast was fabulous.  Thank you George, the evening was inspired.
Mayor Hayes administers the oath to David McCallum          David's wife, Peggay is there to celebrate.
Suzanne, Beverly and Mary listen up as Tom Lee reveals some lessons learned about leadership in his career of laboring in the local press.
AG AL Inducts Bob Jostes / and Tucker from Libertyville talks Grants
Erin and Dan updated "State of the District"
and Bill Dussling went over new technology.
President Alva Kreutzer also visited.
Holocaust surviver visits AH Sunset Rotary
ROTARY Oktoberfest at American Legion on Sunday October 4 
Participation trophies to the Noon Club
and our other friends

Sunday   October 4, 2015 2:00 - 5:00pm
Place: American Legion MERLE GUILD POST 208


2015/16 District Governor Rodney Adams congratulates 2015/16 President Gary Grana