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The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning

Carpentersville Morning

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Denny's
200 Springhill Dr.
Carpentersville, IL  60110
United States
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Just as 1 Rotary year is end a new one begins and as of last Wednesday evening our club has installed our newest officers who have been preparing to take on the year ahead!
 
Big THANK YOU to our current president Amalia Woolf for leading us through another successful year. Each year we grow more and more as a service organization and it is all due to our great leadership and all the support from our individual members. As we look forward we can continue to expect great things and work harder to sever those in need!
 
Welcome to our newest board members and incoming president Dave Nutt who have already shown that they are prepared to take on the many tasks ahead of them! Here's to a successful 2016-17 Rotary Year!!
 

 
 
Congratulations to this year's Jim Krenz Memorial Scholarship winners Edgar and Melissa who are recent Dundee Crown graduates and are well on their way to a prosperous future. We had the pleasure of meeting these 2 bright young individuals at our weekly meeting and the little time we had to get to know them we were glad to see that they were this years winners. 
 
Both have colleges selected and careers in mind which include a degree in computer science and an ambition to become a kindergarten teacher. From what they accomplished during their high school years to what they plan to do, their journey is only just beginning but they are very capable of  taking on the challenges ahead. Best of luck you too!
 
Thank You to the Krenz Family and the Amy Plumbing Family for their continued financial support making this possible year after year. Thank You to our internal Scholarship committee for making a tough but good selection with this year's winners. 
 

 
 
During our service trip down in El Vaquero, SLP Mexico in 2014 we made a commitment to that community to somehow bring them a sustainable water source which they lack and desperately need. We are happy to announce that current plans are in progress to help make this commitment a reality and has been deemed our "Agua Es Vida" (Water is Life) Rain Harvesting Project. Below is a link to a great video that describes the project in detail done by another Rotary club and is the base for our upcoming project later this year. https://vimeo.com/user10520825/review/83880880/2ba8f337f8
 
 
 
Week 4 is in the books and No glove No Love night was a big hit! All of the KickBallers looked a little bit more intense and focused with all the various forms of gloves that were brought to the ball field. A great summer evening followed by a great time at our favorite after party location Rosati's in Carpentersville!
 
Week 5 is Classic Kickball & Taco Tuesdays with Latin Music to serenade the crowd. Check out the latest pics in the 2016 KickBall Konfederation Photo Album.
 

 
 
During our path in life we could always use some assistance/coaching on the way especially when we loose direction! Good thing there are individuals like Miriam lwrey who are there to help and who ask the questions we need to hear to start realizing where we need to go. She also helps individuals develop trust with in themselves, take on fear, turn bad thoughts into good thoughts and define that path that needs to be taken to accomplish goals and move on to the next challenge.
 
We want to thank Miriam for taking her time out to visit with our club and share her inspirational wisdom. Anyone interested in getting a hold of Miriam to seek her help can contact her at: 773-690-0616 or visit her company site at: http://www.newachievementselitecoaching.com/
 

 
 
Despite the lack of summer weather and with a definite chill in the air we made the most of our situation and had a great 2016 kickoff to Summer event anyway! Thanks to the facilities at the Carpentersville Middle School we were able to re-locate at the last minute and have the event indoors. After some mass last minute notifications everyone was updated and were able to make there way out for an entertaining evening.

 
 
 
 
Many people want pets but not many people know how to properly take care of them which leads to more and more cases of animal neglect and abandonment! If it wasn't for places like the Hoof Woof and Meow Animal rescue some of these neglected pets would not have a chance in life at all.
 
Stacy Pryek is part of the core group of volunteers at the Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue and she has many stories of the cases she has come across with her time at the rescue. Cases that hit close to home for fellow animal owners and almost instantly put them in a positing to want to help. During her brief visit with our club Stacy presented her rescue, their mission and the sad situations she deals with throughout the year. Its not all sad and depressing though! The great upside is the work her and her other volunteers put in to bring these animals back from the brink of death and forward into a healthy life with a loving family.
 
There are many ways to help or learn more about the work her and her rescue does just by visiting their website: www.HoofWoofMeow.org. We want to thank Stacey for her visit and wish nothing but the best for her, her volunteers and all the animals she helps!
 

 
 
Up and early on a Saturday morning on a beautiful spring day! After a delicious meal at our favorite breakfast place (Denny's in Carpentersville) we were hard at play... we mean work!! We quickly gathered our work supplies, snapped a few photos and proceeded to clean the road. A winters worth of debris was scattered throughout the landscape and we did our best to get every last piece!
 
Thanks to all the members who came out and did a great job cleaning the roads! Check out the pictures in the 2016 Spring Highway Clean Up Photo Album!
 

 
 
It's amazing to see the ability of a young individual who deals with a lot of personal issues growing up and yet is able to accomplish so much with the help of organizations like our local Boys & Girls Club. Each year through their Youth of the Year program these select young individuals have a great opportunity to get the support they need to be successful as well as pass on the knowledge to the next generation and beyond.
 
Nichiya Pippins, who recently visited our club, is another great example of what the Youth of the Year program is all about. Currently only a sophomore at Dundee Crown High School, Nichiya has put in the work with her academics, with her athletics and with her life at home to become this years Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township Youth of the Year. A title which has earned her a $10,000 scholarship. As a sophomore she still has a great opportunity to again qualify for youth of they year and additional scholarship money for her remaining 2 years of high school which can do a lot for her college education potential.
 
Impressed with her as a young individual our club will be sending Nichiya to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) where she will work with similar minded young individuals and improve her leadership skills to be that much better as a person.   Best of luck Nichiya... you have all the right tools to make all the right moves!!
 
 

 
 
With Easter being so early this year, preparation for our 5th annual Easter Dinner Basket Distribution was fast and furious, but we were still able to have another successful distribution event. Between the collecting, the shopping, the assembling, and the organizing everything was done in a short amount of time! In the end we were able to distribute of 30 Easter Dinner Baskets to local families in need. 
 
We want to send a special Thank You to the children of the Lakewood Boy's & Girls Club who spent and evening crafting very Easter-esk goodie bags for each of our baskets. Thank you to each of our club members who made a contribution and those who did all the shopping and organizing. Last but not least we want to thank all those who support us at our various events whose contributions make stuff like this possible!! Check out all the pictures in our 2016 Easter Dinner Album.
 
 

 
 
Another successful month long toiletries drive capped off by another successful day of service. We showed up at the Carpentersville FISH Food Pantry with our all the remaining donations and before we knew it we were busy at work! So busy that we had little time to take many pictures captivating the event!
 
Stocking shelves, filling orders, taking out trash, sorting through eggs and even inputting orders into the computer, our group of Rotary volunteers were able to take part in a little bit of everything that goes on during their typical distribution day. Just as fast as it started it was over with and just as fast as the donations came in they went out to local families in need.
 
It's an amazing process completed each and every week my amazing volunteers and people who donate and we highly recommend anyone interested in volunteering to take the time out and do just that! Thank You to everyone that contributed and continue to contribute as the families who receive the help are very grateful to bring food and supplies to care for their families.
 

 
 
Another successful year! On "Giving Tuesday" we conducted our 7th annual Operation Warm program providing 300 new winter coats to local children in need. With the help of the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township we made our way through 5 local grade schools to distribute various amounts of coats to select children at each school. Additional coats were given to the District 300 staff to have on hand and provide it to a child when it is really needed. Check out the full set of photos in the 2015 Operation Warm Photo Album. Additional photos taken by the Boys & Girls Club staff can be found via this link here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/120355573@N07/albums/72157661277500679
   
 
 
 
Over the past year Alvaro and his family in El Vaquero SLP, Mexico have really made the Super Adobe house we built for them their own. With recent torrential rains that plagued the area they were able to stay dry and protected from the elements. More and more each day the realize the benefits and become more appreciative of what we have been able to provide. Check out all the latest photos in th photo Album!
 

 
 
Another BIG successful night and we have nothing but THANKS for everyone that came out and made it such a success! A very entertaining evening indeed!! Full event pictures are available now in the 2015 Rotary Pub Crawl 6.0 Photo Album!!
 

 
 
With over 170 runners our 3rd annual RaceWay 5K Fun Run & Walk was a big success and helped raised thousands of dollars for our charity organization! The weather was as good as it could of been with the storms and hot temps that were lurking the night before.
 
It was an early morning for our members and volunteers as we prepared for the gathering of the races. Sure enough the showed and we were well on our way to another successful event! 8am the horn sounded and the racers were off with the "formula 1" racers in the front of the pack and the "go cart" racers not far behind! 17 minutes later our winner crosses the finish line with all the runner ups soon to follow! Before we knew it we were awarding the winners and celebrating the individual victories!
 
We want to thank everyone involved and who supported the event for the continued success year after year. A full set of event pictures are available in the 2015 RaceWay 5K Photo Album! Check out this great event video put together by our friends at Fox Valley Community TV Network. Check out this great News Paper article written by Lauren Rhor from the daily herald: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150813/news/150819534/
 
 

 
 
 

ImageWhen anyone ever inquires about Rotary the usual first question is "What is Rotary?". After that is explained the second question usually is "Does it cost anything to be a member?" The answers is YES! Every Rotary Club has dues and each club is different...

 
 
 

Got Musical Instruments?...

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... that are old and you are willing to donate? The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning is teaming up with the District 300 Foundation to get the word out about their ongoing Instrument Drive dedicated to provide local students the opportunity to have access to musical instruments that normally would not be available...

 
 
 

Carpentersville Rotary is always open to welcoming new speakers to our weekly meetings. Anyone with interest please let us know so we can schedule a time and date...

 
 
 

We are always welcoming new and prospective members!

 
 
 
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