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McHenry - Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Windhill Pancake Parlor
3307 W. Rt. 120
McHenry, IL  60050
United States
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Two great presentations on Wednesday. Tom Geraci from District 156 and Joe Starzynski from Woodstock Rotary. Tom was here to share McHenry District 156’s transition program. He helps student from 18 to 22. He helps these students develop independent living and job skills. He works with local businesses to find jobs for these students. He is looking for speakers from local businesses to come in and speak to the students about what they do. He has these students go on field trips to learn about what that business does. He also has a train to hire program to make sure the student has the skills for that job. He is looking to meet with local businesses that may need employees. Joe came to talk about the foreign exchange students. He brought Vivie from Finland and Lisa from Sweden. They like the program and think it is great that they were part of Rotary. Joe is looking for clubs to host and the more clubs that hosts the more students we get to send.
 
 

 
 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. Present were Mike, Carl, Matt, Duane, Scott, Ryan, and Trista.

Upcoming Dates:

July 23rd - Fellowship Breakfast at Brunch Cafe

July 30th - Annette Jahnell, "My Year of Beds"

August 1st thru 3rd - Noon Club's Blues Brews & BBQs

August 4th - Cruise Night (still seeking volunteers)

August 6th - Vera Mayer, District 6440 Youth Exchange Coordinator

August 11th - Oktoberfest Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. at VFW

August 13th - Dr. David Shinherr, Centegra Back & Spine Center + Board Meeting

 

Mike reported that we have four sponsors thus far. A few members are in discussions with other companies regarding additional sponsorships, so keep finding new ones.

Keep selling raffle tickets.

The Chamber is still looking for parade help this Sunday, July 20th. If you can volunteer, meet at Main Street Station at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Shawn has officially resigned his membership.

Carl reported that the McHenry Community Fellowship Breakfast will be a free event with limited availability (tickets will be distributed) on Wednesday, 11/26, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the McHenry High School West Campus cafeteria. Since this event conflicts with our usual fourth-Wednesday fellowship breakfast at Brunch Cafe, we will relocate that month to this event instead.

Carl also reported that the book drive will still occur later this year. Carl has been thinking about the idea of an annual literacy award through which one or more classroom teachers would be rewarded for their unique literacy efforts with a library purchased for their class. Scott recommended we reach out to Follett as a possible sponsor for this reward.

Matt provided an Oktoberfest update. We currently have seven beer vendors with the intention to secure up to twelve vendors. We have three bands that will donate their services in lieu of tasting mugs. The VFW is secured as both the venue and the food provider. Mike found a mug that will work on which our logo can be printed. We will find inexpensive lanyards to affix to each mug. Mark will get an estimate on 50 T-shirts through a supplier he knows. Tickets sold will be limited to 300. Advertising for the event will begin in September. Businesses who would like to sponsor our club for the year and wish to be featured on advertising for this event must have their sponsorship payment submitted to the club by early August at the latest.

If Route 120 construction is still in full swing by October 29th, our annual adopt-a-highway clean-up will cover from Green Street east over the bridge only.

We should start taking pictures of the club president with our program presenters to submit to the Northwest Herald as news items.

The marble game rolled over.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m. 

 

 
 

Well, my friends, it has been quite a year. Thank you for this token of it and for putting your faith in me to guide our club through it. I am happy to pass the torch to the very capable hands of Mike Lehman, who is this year's Rotarian of the Year and now Paul Harris Fellow. I also congratulate Georgene Hefner Sergeant as the now two-time recipient of the Chuck R. Peterson Service Award along with Mike's second place finish and Ryan Conway's third place finish in the Service Above Self Challenge. My husband Nick Iodice is also very grateful for your thoughtfulness in recognition of his assistance. Thanks to all who attended tonight's Installation Dinner as we look forward to what will surely be another successful Rotary year together.

 

Trista

 

 
 
It's been awhile since we've updated our newsletter; so here's a general summary of what's gone on in our club since the end of May.
 
 
 

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Guest today was Lorraine Kopcyznski of the Rotary Club of McHenry (our sponsor).
 
 
10 members in attendance for the club assembly meeting, along with a guest: Curt Bremer of the McHenry Lions Club.
 
 
15 members in attendance, a guest, Nicole of Kumon, and our speaker, Father Jim Swarthout of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in McHenry. 
 
 
This meeting was our monthly fellowship meeting at the Brunch Cafe; so much of the meeting was spent getting to know each other better.
 
 
The really cool Rotarians turned out for this meeting. Wait, I did make it this week? How coincidental!
 
 
*** The McHenry Noon Club will host a poker tournament at the McHenry Moose Lodge on Friday, November 12th. Volunteers are welcome.
 
 
Lively group this week reminding us of upcoming events, such as Wreath Distribution on Saturday, December 4th, from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. 
 
 
Please register for the Rotary E yellow pages
 
 

Thirteen members were in attendance at this meeting.

American Community Bank to host Santa:  Maureen Biederer announced Santa will be coming to the bank (on Route 31 in McHenry) on Saturday, 12/11, from 9:00 – 12 noon.  Bring the kids and grandkids, and your camera.  This Santa is the real deal!  There will be cookies, apple cider and lots of fun.  Come on out and start the holiday celebration!

 

Wreath Distribution Day – Saturday, 12/4:  Shawn and Jeff will be at the Shah Center at 8:30 a.m. with the truckload of wreaths, which Shawn organized this morning.  (Gosh, we meet at 7:30 a.m., which means Shawn was working at… you wild thing!)

Please sign-up to help with the distribution.  Trista suggested having about $25 available to make change should someone want to buy one of the extra wreaths that were ordered.

 

Board of Directors for 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012:  And the Oscar goes to… (oh, wait, wrong presentation, but you get the idea!)

President Elect:  Shawn Strach

Vice President:  Trista Iodice

Secretary:  Maureen Biederer

Treasurer:  Duane Myers

Sergeant - at - arms:  Mark Adams

Director-at-large (2 members):  Dan Arvidson and Mike Lehman

 

Paul Harris Fellowship Presentation:  Jeff Batt announced there are four (4) new Paul Harris Fellows for our club.  Shelly Casella-Dercole received her award at this meeting, and the balance will be presented at the Club Assembly later this month.  Congrats, Shelly!  Jeff gave a brief overview about this award, noting Paul Harris started Rotary in Chicago in 1905.  As Rotarians contribute into this foundation cause, which supports Rotary International (RI) efforts worldwide, our club becomes eligible to receive grants from RI.

 

Recap of 2010:  Jeff outlined the accomplishments of our club since its beginning stages in January of 2010.

§  January 17th – first meeting of 7 members with an idea of organizing a new club.

§  Five year goals were set:  50 active members, 12 service projects per year, and raise $100,000 for charity annually.

§  April 20th – received Charter from RI, noting we were one of the quickest clubs to receive charter from time of first organizational meeting.

§  April 25th- Sunrise volunteered and helped Home of the Sparrow with raising money

§  May 18th – Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with Boone Creek cleanup

§  May 22nd – Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with FISH food pantry money collection day

§  June 2nd – Sunrise held its Charter Night event at McHenry Country Club

§  June 8th - Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

§  August 8th – Sunrise held its first annual fellowship picnic for members and family, and potential new members

§  October 9th – Sunrise held the first annual car show, and raised $2,100 for MAYC (McHenry Area Youth Commission)

§  October 17th - Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with their annual ham dinner

§  October 23rd – Sunrise assisted the McHenry Lions Club with both the food drive and money collection for FISH food pantry with our club raising an additional $600 towards that cause, plus collecting food

§  November 12th - Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with their poker tournament

§  November 15th – Sunrise undertook its first annual wreath sale fundraiser and raised approximately $700 (without significant time or inventory commitment)

 

Going forward, the club will work to become a stronger club, driving towards our 5-year goals.

 
 
Our December 22nd meeting will be our monthly fellowship breakfast at the Brunch Cafe at 7:30 a.m. We will not meet on December 29th due to the holidays and will resume meeting at the Shah Center on January 5th. Happy New Year!
 
 
Membership survey: members are comfortable meeting when we do and where we do; but are up for any changes that meet the club's long-term goals and don't raise our annual dues much if at all.
 
 
Three prospective members attended: Dave Homan, Rebecca Stiemke, T Hepner. Wayne Jett was officially inducted. Terry Hargrove from the Noon club was also a guest today.
 
 
 
 

T Hephner and Dave Homan were inducted.  Our official active member count stands at 28!

 
 
February 9th Rotary morning meeting:  will be at Sage Cancer Center, which is at the west end of Centegra Hospital – McHenry.  Easiest way to get there is to follow the road behind the hospital (which passes by the Emergency Department on the north side and Childtime Day Care on the south side) to the end across from the helicopter / Flight for Life.  Tours will also be part of our time at Sage Cancer Center, and the tours wil be given by Amy Moerschbaecher, Executive Director of the Center.  Denise Brausen is hosting this meeting.
 
 
Tour of Centegra Sage Cancer Center.
 
 
Sue Dobbe from Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers spoke about her club's upcoming charity auction event on March 5th.
 
 
This meeting was the February fellowship breakfast held at the Brunch Cafe.
 
 
This meeting covered St. Patrick's Day Parade and paper-goods-drive planning.
 
 
The meeting on 3/16 featured a Polio Plus presentation by PDG Dave Waring.
 
 

Jim Marinangel from McHenry Savings Bank gave a presentation on the Kiwanis Soap Box Derby that will be held on Waukegan Road on June 11th.  He provided us with details of the event and explained that our club may want to consider sponsoring a car and driver.

 
 

Shelly asked for input on why we joined this club and whether we'd like anything different out of the meetings.  The general consensus from those in attendance was that the day and time is fine; rather simply that there are times of the year that are more conducive to actual attendance than others.

 
 
 
 

 

 

Home Page Stories

 
Two great presentations on Wednesday. Tom Geraci from District 156 and Joe Starzynski from Woodstock Rotary. Tom was here to share McHenry District 156’s transition program. He helps student from 18 to 22. He helps these students develop independent living and job skills. He works with local businesses to find jobs for these students. He is looking for speakers from local businesses to come in and speak to the students about what they do. He has these students go on field trips to learn about what that business does. He also has a train to hire program to make sure the student has the skills for that job. He is looking to meet with local businesses that may need employees. Joe came to talk about the foreign exchange students. He brought Vivie from Finland and Lisa from Sweden. They like the program and think it is great that they were part of Rotary. Joe is looking for clubs to host and the more clubs that hosts the more students we get to send.
 
 

 
 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. Present were Mike, Carl, Matt, Duane, Scott, Ryan, and Trista.

Upcoming Dates:

July 23rd - Fellowship Breakfast at Brunch Cafe

July 30th - Annette Jahnell, "My Year of Beds"

August 1st thru 3rd - Noon Club's Blues Brews & BBQs

August 4th - Cruise Night (still seeking volunteers)

August 6th - Vera Mayer, District 6440 Youth Exchange Coordinator

August 11th - Oktoberfest Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. at VFW

August 13th - Dr. David Shinherr, Centegra Back & Spine Center + Board Meeting

 

Mike reported that we have four sponsors thus far. A few members are in discussions with other companies regarding additional sponsorships, so keep finding new ones.

Keep selling raffle tickets.

The Chamber is still looking for parade help this Sunday, July 20th. If you can volunteer, meet at Main Street Station at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Shawn has officially resigned his membership.

Carl reported that the McHenry Community Fellowship Breakfast will be a free event with limited availability (tickets will be distributed) on Wednesday, 11/26, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the McHenry High School West Campus cafeteria. Since this event conflicts with our usual fourth-Wednesday fellowship breakfast at Brunch Cafe, we will relocate that month to this event instead.

Carl also reported that the book drive will still occur later this year. Carl has been thinking about the idea of an annual literacy award through which one or more classroom teachers would be rewarded for their unique literacy efforts with a library purchased for their class. Scott recommended we reach out to Follett as a possible sponsor for this reward.

Matt provided an Oktoberfest update. We currently have seven beer vendors with the intention to secure up to twelve vendors. We have three bands that will donate their services in lieu of tasting mugs. The VFW is secured as both the venue and the food provider. Mike found a mug that will work on which our logo can be printed. We will find inexpensive lanyards to affix to each mug. Mark will get an estimate on 50 T-shirts through a supplier he knows. Tickets sold will be limited to 300. Advertising for the event will begin in September. Businesses who would like to sponsor our club for the year and wish to be featured on advertising for this event must have their sponsorship payment submitted to the club by early August at the latest.

If Route 120 construction is still in full swing by October 29th, our annual adopt-a-highway clean-up will cover from Green Street east over the bridge only.

We should start taking pictures of the club president with our program presenters to submit to the Northwest Herald as news items.

The marble game rolled over.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m. 

 

 
 

Well, my friends, it has been quite a year. Thank you for this token of it and for putting your faith in me to guide our club through it. I am happy to pass the torch to the very capable hands of Mike Lehman, who is this year's Rotarian of the Year and now Paul Harris Fellow. I also congratulate Georgene Hefner Sergeant as the now two-time recipient of the Chuck R. Peterson Service Award along with Mike's second place finish and Ryan Conway's third place finish in the Service Above Self Challenge. My husband Nick Iodice is also very grateful for your thoughtfulness in recognition of his assistance. Thanks to all who attended tonight's Installation Dinner as we look forward to what will surely be another successful Rotary year together.

 

Trista

 

 
 
It's been awhile since we've updated our newsletter; so here's a general summary of what's gone on in our club since the end of May.
 
 
 

Home Page Stories

 
Two great presentations on Wednesday. Tom Geraci from District 156 and Joe Starzynski from Woodstock Rotary. Tom was here to share McHenry District 156’s transition program. He helps student from 18 to 22. He helps these students develop independent living and job skills. He works with local businesses to find jobs for these students. He is looking for speakers from local businesses to come in and speak to the students about what they do. He has these students go on field trips to learn about what that business does. He also has a train to hire program to make sure the student has the skills for that job. He is looking to meet with local businesses that may need employees. Joe came to talk about the foreign exchange students. He brought Vivie from Finland and Lisa from Sweden. They like the program and think it is great that they were part of Rotary. Joe is looking for clubs to host and the more clubs that hosts the more students we get to send.
 
 

 
 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. Present were Mike, Carl, Matt, Duane, Scott, Ryan, and Trista.

Upcoming Dates:

July 23rd - Fellowship Breakfast at Brunch Cafe

July 30th - Annette Jahnell, "My Year of Beds"

August 1st thru 3rd - Noon Club's Blues Brews & BBQs

August 4th - Cruise Night (still seeking volunteers)

August 6th - Vera Mayer, District 6440 Youth Exchange Coordinator

August 11th - Oktoberfest Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. at VFW

August 13th - Dr. David Shinherr, Centegra Back & Spine Center + Board Meeting

 

Mike reported that we have four sponsors thus far. A few members are in discussions with other companies regarding additional sponsorships, so keep finding new ones.

Keep selling raffle tickets.

The Chamber is still looking for parade help this Sunday, July 20th. If you can volunteer, meet at Main Street Station at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Shawn has officially resigned his membership.

Carl reported that the McHenry Community Fellowship Breakfast will be a free event with limited availability (tickets will be distributed) on Wednesday, 11/26, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the McHenry High School West Campus cafeteria. Since this event conflicts with our usual fourth-Wednesday fellowship breakfast at Brunch Cafe, we will relocate that month to this event instead.

Carl also reported that the book drive will still occur later this year. Carl has been thinking about the idea of an annual literacy award through which one or more classroom teachers would be rewarded for their unique literacy efforts with a library purchased for their class. Scott recommended we reach out to Follett as a possible sponsor for this reward.

Matt provided an Oktoberfest update. We currently have seven beer vendors with the intention to secure up to twelve vendors. We have three bands that will donate their services in lieu of tasting mugs. The VFW is secured as both the venue and the food provider. Mike found a mug that will work on which our logo can be printed. We will find inexpensive lanyards to affix to each mug. Mark will get an estimate on 50 T-shirts through a supplier he knows. Tickets sold will be limited to 300. Advertising for the event will begin in September. Businesses who would like to sponsor our club for the year and wish to be featured on advertising for this event must have their sponsorship payment submitted to the club by early August at the latest.

If Route 120 construction is still in full swing by October 29th, our annual adopt-a-highway clean-up will cover from Green Street east over the bridge only.

We should start taking pictures of the club president with our program presenters to submit to the Northwest Herald as news items.

The marble game rolled over.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m. 

 

 
 

Well, my friends, it has been quite a year. Thank you for this token of it and for putting your faith in me to guide our club through it. I am happy to pass the torch to the very capable hands of Mike Lehman, who is this year's Rotarian of the Year and now Paul Harris Fellow. I also congratulate Georgene Hefner Sergeant as the now two-time recipient of the Chuck R. Peterson Service Award along with Mike's second place finish and Ryan Conway's third place finish in the Service Above Self Challenge. My husband Nick Iodice is also very grateful for your thoughtfulness in recognition of his assistance. Thanks to all who attended tonight's Installation Dinner as we look forward to what will surely be another successful Rotary year together.

 

Trista

 

 
 
It's been awhile since we've updated our newsletter; so here's a general summary of what's gone on in our club since the end of May.
 
 
 
 

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