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Posted by David Liss on Jan 17, 2017
Happy New Year, everyone! The Rotary Club of McHenry Sunrise is off to a great start in 2017 and we hope that you are too. As a club, we're looking forward to growing our membership, events, fundraising, and impact on the community. We have high hopes for 2017 and we want you to be a part of that growth. If you have ever wanted to give back to your community but were unsure how to make that happen, please contact us! The opportunities to get involved are everywhere and they range from donations, to volunteering, to sponsorship, and even just supporting community service through word of mouth; it all has the positive impact of us building a better community together! Your 2017 resolution to be more involved in the community is ready to be crossed off the list... reach out and join us for a complimentary breakfast, Wednesday morning's at 7:30am!
The numbers are in for the 2016 Sunrise Secret Santa and the work that our community has done for each other is incredible!
During the week of December 12th through December 18th, we had the help of approximately 300 volunteers who put in over 1,000 volunteer hours in order to make sure Christmas was not overlooked for kids in need. We collected over 11,000 total toys; our volunteers wrapped and delivered nearly 8,000 of those toys to 2,052 kids in 785 families all across McHenry County, and 3,000 toys were delivered to Arden Shore! The spirit of the season is truly alive in McHenry as we came together to all be "Santa".
A massive THANK YOU goes out to the volunteers and all of our sponsors (Working World, McHenry Outdoor, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, Black Diamond, Dream Real Estate, Worldwide Traveler, Chas Herdrich, McHenry Financial, Land Technology, Chain O'Lakes Brewing, and Cabana's on the Chain)! Also thank you to BrakeParts for use of their facility!
9 club members and 2 members from the Johnsburg Interact club cleaned up Rt. 120 from Crystal Lake Rd. West to River Rd. Several members started out at Matt Colby's house for a camp style breakfast. Fun was had by all!
Want to win cash monthly for the next 11 months and help our club raise money for our local service projects? Purchase a Rotary Rewards Raffle ticket. Contact a local member to get yours today.
May 2016 winner Barry Burmeister
June 2016 winner Mike Lehman
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