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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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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!
 

 
 
Join us for out 4th annual end of school year Kickoff To Summer Celebration!
Saturday May 14, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Carpenter Park in Carpentersville.
The event is FREE and will feature live music entertainment from the Jazz Bands from Carpentersville, Dundee, Algonquin and Westfield Middle Schools. Also chances to sign up for summer activities, games, crafts, visit from the local fire and police departments and much more. Just show up and enjoy the fun! Download our flyer to share!
 

 
 
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!!
 
 

 
 
It's back! Our 2016 Kickball Konfederation Adult Co-Ed FUN League!! Registration is now open! Must be 18 years and older to play. Download the registration and rules package for full information.
 

 
 
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.
 
 

 
 
Do you know of any outstanding high school students who could benefit from developing their leadership skills?  If so, encourage them to apply for sponsorship by our Rotary Club for one of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats in Spring 2016 (March 10-13 and April 7-10).  Student feedback on this experience is always outstanding.  Take a look at this video to get a feel for RYLA. A program brochure and application packet can be downloaded on our home page. All applications are do no later thand February 29th.
 

 
 
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 week has passed by and another new member has joined our ranks! We are once again excited to welcome Justin Searles, Youth Pastor Extraordinaire, to our club and our beloved community! His passion for youth service is right up our alley and will be a great addition to our group! It's always nice to get a new member but to get 2 new members in the same month is an even bigger bonus!! We are blessed!
 
From all of us here at the club and at Rotary International.... Welcome Mr. Searles!
 

 
 
It's been a while since we have welcomed a new member but it's always nice to see the club grow and the great people we attract to make a difference in this community. Introducing Mrs. Lauren Rosenthal.... Librarian Extraordinaire!! Her literacy expertise will come in very handy in our future endeavors and we are excited to see what else she will bring to the table!! Welcome Welcome!!
 

 
 
Most people only think about personal security the moment they need it! Unfortunately in some cases, it may be a little too late! Thankfully there are individuals like Joe Rosner who are experts in Self Defense and Personal Security and are more than willing to share their knowledge to help make society potentially safer as a whole. 
 
 
 
What another great year! With over 200 children on hand and over 300 people total, including the parents and guardians, our 2015 FREE Holiday Movie event was a big success! The children were well entertained with the great activities, crafts, and prizes provided by our club and the staff at the Jerri Hoffmann Child & Family Center! Santa was also on hand to visit and take pictures with the children. Thanks to all the club members and staff at the Jerri Hoffmann Child & Family Center who made it a very entertaining and festive morning for everyone involved. Check out the event photos in the 2015 FREE Holiday Movie photo album!
 
 

 
 
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
   
 
 
 
For the past 4 years we have had the great opportunity to volunteer at the community annual Shop with a Cop event coordinated by the Carpentersville Police Department. Each year the event has grown and with it so has the need for volunteers. This is a great annual program and even better chance to give back. The families and children who are selected to participate leave feeling very blessed and grateful which carries over to all those involved. Learn more at http://shopwithacopdundeetownship.org/
 

 
 
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 successful FREE Halloween movie event which everyone seemed to enjoy! Plenty of fun to be had, a classic Halloween movie to watch and some delicious treats to go home with. Thank you to the Jerri Hoffmann Child & Family center for the great crafts and activities and all the club volunteers and contributors who made it a very entertaining morning. Also... Thank You the Classic Cinemas Cinema 12 for giving us the opportunity to provide events like this for our community!
 
Check out the full set of pictures in the 2015 Free Halloween Movie 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!!
 

 
 
Congratulations to the Carpentersville Fire Department on the Centennial Anniversary serving our commuity. Check out this great video of the celebration parade put together by Elginnet Media:
 
 

 
 
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/
 
 

 
 
Congratulations to this years recipients of our Annual Jim Krenz Memorial Scholarship who were presented their awards at our weekly meeting on June 10, 2015. Two very bright and positive young ladies who have a lot to look forward too with the educational paths that each of them have chose. Best of luck ladies! You are always welcome to come back and visit and share with us your experience on taking the next step to becoming responsible adults.
 
Thank you to all those who support us for making this happen and to the Krenz Family for their continued support and donations to make this a successful scholarship for a 3rd year in a row!
 

 
 
 

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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