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
Immediate Past Pres. - Officer
Sergeant At Arms - Offficer
Treasurer - Officer
Secretary - Officer
Finance Committee Chair
Website Coordinator
Public Relations - Director
Community Service - Director
Club Service - Director
Club Admininstration - Director
Program Chair
Fellowship Chair
Grants Chair
Home Page Stories
The "Program" speaker could not make it.  But the Club had a guest who had been a Rotary exchange student at the age of 16.  After he told us about that experience, we spent the rest of the program time - meeting and getting to know him.  Good job John! And Thanks! Come back again!

Rotary President Larry Koss presents one of the nine bags of shirts and other tops (provided by "HIGH-5 PRINTING') to Suzanne Ploger at "Journeys the Road Home"* which services and coordinates 17 PADS sites in the Northwestern Cook County suburbs.

AH Sunset Rotary and Scout Troop 166 raised thousands of donations
for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry by pushing shopping carts
during the Independence Day Parade and at Frontier Days in Arlington Heights.
Our leaders: President Dan Corwin and Eagle Scout Candidate Spencer Buckhalter
President Dan presents certificate of donation to our speaker who related his long struggle to come back from an instant of distracted driving as a 17-year old.  
Mike Scheistel updated the Club on the Buffalo Grove High School 
Entrepeneurship project.  Last year Matt (of the Sunset Club) took the 
BGHS team to the finals.  
Walked in Memorial Day Parade - handed out flyers
Exchanged banners with Shoreditch, London visitor at meeting
Donated personal funds to help feed the ponies at Arlington Park Racetrack. Also had beverages.
And more fellowship over dinner at Via Aranella's.  
Apologies to Dan. I was sure that he had a neck after I cropped that picture. Don't know what happened.
Dru Sabatello, AH Village Forester helped us understand the history of Arlington Heights'
efforts to take care of the many parks and green spaces within her boundaries.
The study of which trees can thrive here effectively was very interesting.
The Sunset Club will coordinate planting trees with the Village.
AG guides Sunset Club through Planning Session as Steve and Suzanne Skype
RI updates the Sunset  Club on the good news in our efforts to eradicate Polio worldwide.
Lynn and Bill Luehrs showed us a hospital project in Mugana Tanzania.
The need is for a special mortuarial refrigerator.
Guess it makes sense for a hospital in Africa.
They are working with Fr. Gilbert (from Tanzania) at St. James Catholic here in AH
It was a very interesting night.  Jen, manager of Eddie's where we meet, was our surprise guest speaker for the evening. She further surprised us with her background and experiences leading to partnering with Mike to take over and revitalize Eddie's to what it is today.   
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.
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: