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McHenry - Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Stuckys
4000 N Johnsburg Rd.
Johnsburg, IL  60051
United States
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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!  
 
 
 
McHenry Sunrise Rotary promotes and coordinates toy delivery to families in need during the Christmas season.
 
 
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!




 
 

 

 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...