Rotary Club of Arlington Heights Sunset

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Arlington Heights Sunset - CLOSED

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 of America
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Home Page Stories
Rotarian John gets the bad news that he is NOT portly enough to sub for Santa ;-)
Fellowship at Bev's after the ArlingTones concert.  Would it be too unkind to mention
that maybe John could sub for Santa after that great dinner?
The Sunset Club this week wrote letters to military personnel serving overseas.
It was our contribution to a project called "PACKAGES 4 PATRIOTS" sponsored
by the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Elk Grove Village.  
Classification (?) talk.  Newest member John has created a learning tool to teach History through coins.  He is hoping to represent Rotary in neighborhood schools with his dynamic show-and-tell history lessons. 
AG Linda (Club members Suzanne and Beverly look on) and Club Past President (and sponsor) Dan
welcome and pin new member John Kent.
Our guest speaker was Past President Gary Grana.  In retirement (his son bought out his business), he is learning wood carving.  Foreground is a horse head he created, and on the table is a special set of English carving tools.  
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.