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Sterling Noon Rotary - Everyone is welcome!

Sterling Noon

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The YWCA of the Sauk Valley
421 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
United States of America
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John Berge - Dee Willoughby of the Clinton Rotary
Jan 21, 2020
Greet-Camarano & Coester Sgt at Arms-Haskell & Heller Fun/Frolic- Hellmich & Humphreys Inv.-Berry
Christina Berry - Tine Wren, Diversity Committee
Jan 28, 2020
Greet-Hutchcraft & Jacobs Sgt. at Arms-Jensen & Johnson Fun/Frolic-King&Klaver Inv.-Porter
Gary Camarano
Feb 18, 2020

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Boots & Shoes - $104  50/50 -  $123
Guests -  Dixon Rotarian, Leo Patterson
Student Guests - Louis Vargas - SHS     Gabriel Fiorini and Sierra Williams - NHS
Yuzuki - Shared that she began economics class this semester.  Host family took her to Chicago where she had Deep Dish Pizza and didn't eat for 24 hours after as it filled her up so much.
Program - Greg King introduced coach Dale Dykeman from SHS.
Dale introduced members of the SHS Class 3A State Volleyball champions. - Grace Gould, Brie Brum, Brook Brum, Lexie Rodriguez and Grace Egan.
Coach Dale spoke about the hard work the team put in to achieve their success.   Lexie Rodriguez had an opportunity to play in Egypt where they won Gold.  She was also named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
The community is proud of this amazing group of athletes who won State for the second year in a row.
Thanks Greg & Coach Dykeman.
 
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Club 5:05 - Jan. 30 at the Precinct.
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
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Boots & Shoes - $151  50/50 -  $107
Guests -  Dixon Rotarian, Leo Patterson
Student Guests - 
Program - Trish Klaver introduced Gwyn Bemis, YMCA Camp Benson Director. 
Gwyn shared information about Camp Benson which is located in Mt. Carroll, IL.
Thanks Trish
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
  • November is Rotary Foundation Month - Please consider contributing,
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Boots & Shoes - $113   50/50 -  $74 
Guests -  Dixon Rotarian, Leo Patterson, Cathy Binder,  Weston Henry, Director of SHS Madrigals
Student Guests - Madrigals
Yuzuki  told us she has moved to her new host family, John & Kelly Hahn and thanked the Geil family for hosting her.  She went Christmas Tree Shopping and was thrilled as it was the first time she has had a Christmas Tree.  Participated in the SHS choir program and the Madrigal Dinner and continues to enjoy participating on the bowling team.
Christy Zepezauer introduced Mr. Weston Henry, Music Director at SHS.   He in turn introduced the Madrigals.
Our Rotary Club thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the sounds of Christmas as performed by the SHS Madrigals.  Thank you Christy for scheduling this group for us to enjoy.
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Dana announced about the Short term Youth Exchange which is 4 weeks during the summer months.
  • Club reached 60% of their Foundation goal totalling, $7,056 to date.  Not too late to make a contribution to the Rotary Foundation.
  • Club Member Pat Pettenger is retiring from USBank after 43 years of service.  Open House is on Dec. 13 from 9am - 3pm.  
  • Boots and Shoes - Mike Sprague shred about purchasing shoe sizers for each of the sterling schools so that nurses can size the feet and contact the club for boots for winter.  Great job Mike!
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training.
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Boots & Shoes - $112  50/50 -  $92 
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Yuzuki  told us she turns 16 in ten days and that in Japan turning 16 is not a big deal as it is in the US.  she had a party of about 20 friends which she enjoyed very much.  This is finals week at SHS and she still has some studying to do.
Ed Andersen introduced Kris Noble, Executive Director of the Sauk Valley Area chamber of Commerce.
Kris was proud to announce that the Chamber had received the "Outstanding Chamber of the Year" award from the National Chamber of Commerce.   Additionally through the works of Kris and her Board they also were Five Star Accredited this year.
Both of those achievements are a testament to the commitment of Kris and her Board of Directors.   She shared their many accomplishments which illustrates the Sauk Valley Area has much to be proud of.  Thank you for your terrific work Kris!
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Dana announced about the Short term Youth Exchange which is 4 weeks during the summer months.
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training.
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Boots & Shoes - $245   50/50 -  $50 - 
Guests -  Dixon Rotarian, Leo Patterson, Rick Huber, guest of Dirk Meminger  Angie & Matt Prescott and their son Robbie.
Patty Berge, guest of John Berge
Student Guests - Madeline Ryan, Emma Frank,  Jonathan Rhode
Yuzuki - Yuzuki has joined the SHS bowling team and while she does not think she is a good bowler yet, she enjoys it and has made more friends.
Program - Jon Schemmer, SHS Head Football Coach.
Jon shared about the football program as SHS and how they feel the community support has a big impact on the success of NHS & SHS athletics.  Shared that many other teams are envious of the athletic facilities at SHS and also that the students do not take it for granted and value the facilities and equipment they are provided. The athletes work hard and the results speak for themselves.  Thanks Jon for your hard work as head coach and for sharing with Rotary. 
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Prescott Family - Our Rotary Club presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to Matt Prescott in the name of his parents, Bob and Jan Prescott.   
  • Janna Groharing - Janna was inducted as a new member today!  Welcome Janna!
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
  • November is Rotary Foundation Month - Please consider contributing,
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Boots & Shoes - $61   50/50 -  $50 - 
Guests -  Prospective Member - Janna Groharing, guest of Dana McCoy
Student Guests - Megan Seacrest, Madeline Tyan, Sara Kickoff, Jonathan Rhode
Yuzuki
Program - Dave Lowe, long-time member of Sterling Noon Rotary was our speaker.
Dave shared about the importance of Rotary and the value of contributing to the Rotary foundation.  Thank you Dave for your "Service Above Self"
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
  • November is Rotary Foundation Month - Please consider contributing,
  • Mayor Skip Lee, proclaims October 24, 2019 World Polio Day in Sterling.
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No Boots and Shoes or 50/50 today.
 Russ Siefken hosted our Annual Veterans Day Program.
Thanks to John G. for lining up President General Ulysses S. Grant to attend.
Thank you to all of Veterans who attended.   We honor you and appreciate you!
 
Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
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Boots & Shoes - $79   50/50 -  $50 - 
Guests -  Leo Patterson from Dixon Rotary and Betty Clementz from RF Rotary
Prospective Member - Janna Groharing, guest of Dana McCoy
Student Guests - NHS - Avery Meyer & Clare Sanders
Yuzuki - Yuzuki went to a concert in Iowa and while she is not a fan of country music she really enjoyed herself.  She was happy to see snow as she does not get to see snow in Tokyo.  She was saddened to share that Typhoon #19 caused much damage and 88 people died as a result of this deadly storm.
Program - Jerry Binder welcomed Joan Hermes, Executive Director of the CGH Health Foundation.  Joan thanked our club for our generosity over the years. She also shared about the many programs the foundation supports including the most recent one, the Pediatric Rehab Center.  The club passed the hat and matched $200 for a total of $541.
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Club Members wish John G. well as he recovers from surgery.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program
  • RF Rotary Greener Sale - Betty will be back on Nov. 5 to collect orders.
  • Sat. Nov. 9 - Foundation Dinner in Polo
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
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Boots & Shoes - $82   50/50 -  $50 - 
Guests -  Leo Patterson from Dixon Rotary and Roger Wait from Sunrise Rotary.
Steve Nunez and Nolan Halla from SVCC Rotaract Club
Student Guests - NHS - Avery Meyer & Clare Sanders.   SHS - Grace Gould, Claudia Garcia, Andrea Cervantes, Sarah Kuhns
Yuzuki - Yuzuki was unable to attend due to a test.   
Program - Tim Schwingle welcomed Leo Patterson from the Dixon Rotary Club.
Leo shared his experiences attending the International Rotary Convention in Hamburg, Germany.  He presented many beautiful and interesting pictures of the area and the event.  They met many interesting people and would highly recommend Rotarians attending if they have the opportunity to do so.  Thanks Leo.
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Dr. John and Kelly Hahn will be the host family for Yuzuki after Thanksgiving.  Thanks John & Kelly.
  • Nov. 2 - Allen P. announced Membership meeting at CGH in the Ryberg 9:30 - 11am
  • Nov. 2 - Interviews for Youth Exchange 9 - 2 at St. John's Lutheran Church - let Dana know if you can help out.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let Carolyn know if you are bringing a guest.
  • Sat. Nov. 9 - Foundation Dinner in Polo
  • Feb. 1 - President & President Elect Training
  • March 6 - 8 President Elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event. 
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Boots & Shoes - $189   50/50 -  $131 - Lee Kraut wins big this week - Congratulations
Guests - Janna Groharing guest of Dana McCoy, Leo Patterson from Dixon Rotary and Roger Wait and Allen Przysucha from Sunrise Rotary.
Student Guests - NHS - Ellie Kerner & Connor McBride - SHS - Cori Chavez, Andrea Cervantes, Claudia Garcia, Grace Gould, Sarah Kuhns
Yuzuki - Yuzuki shared her week.  It was Homecoming week and she enjoyed dressing up during the week's festivities.  Had fun attending the homecoming football game as well as the dance.   Tennis season is over and she thoroughly enjoyed that as well.   
Program - Loren Schlomer introduced our District Governor, Bobbi Burke where she was welcomed with a standing ovation.
Bobbi spoke about our new theme - "Rotary Connects the World"
Spoke about three challenges for district clubs - 
1.  Think about meeting times, and venues to encourage membership.
2.  Apply for Matching district Grants
3. Think about how our club will get connected.
She congratulated us as our district exceeded the Foundation goal last year.  Thanks to our District Governor for visiting our club and sharing the Rotary Message.
 Announcements and Upcoming Dates:
  • Dr. John and Kelly Hahn will be the host family for Yuzuki after Thanksgiving.  Thanks John & Kelly.
  • Nov. 2 - Allen P. announced Membership meeting at CGH in the Ryberg 9:30 - 11am
  • Nov. 2 - Interviews for Youth Exchange 9 - 2 at St. John's Lutheran Church - let Dana know if you can help out.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
  • Sat. Nov. 9 - Foundation Dinner in Polo
  • Feb. 1 - President & Presdient Elect Trainining
  • March 6 - 8 President elect Training in Itasca.
  • April 4 - Training Assembly/Officer's Training
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event. 
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Boots & Shoes - $78   50/50 -  $112
Guests - Leo Patterson from Dixon Rotary and Roger Wait from Sunrise Rotary.
Student Guests  - NHS - Dean Ellorando & Kyle Tunisk SHS -  Ava Shaw
 
Program - Ron Potthoff introduced, Dawn Young, Whiteside County Recorder
Dawn has been the County Recorder since 1981 and was first elected in 1996. She explained much about how things are recorded in her office.   They file 30 - 40 documents per day and all documents are micro filmed.  Recording fees are $43.  All county residents are able to sign up for Property Fraud Alert for free, which alerts them of any activity regarding their property.   Her job is very interesting and we thank her for sharing.
 Announcements:
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event.
  • Oct. 12 - Polio walk beginning at Centennial Park at 9am.  Registration at 8:15am.  Meet at the Larson Shelter. See Tim Schwingle to order a t-shirt.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
  • Host Family - Host family needed for Yuzuki beginning after Thanksgiving.  See Dana if interested. 
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Boots & Shoes - $73   50/50 -  $114
Guests - Janna Groharing guest of Dana McCoy, Leo Patterson from Dixon Rotary and Roger Wait from Sunrise Rotary.
Student Guests - Ellie Kerner, SHS and Connor McBride - NHS
Program - Ed Andersen on Rotary and Leadership
ED, a Rotarian since 1979 shared with the club his years as a Rotarian and how important it has been to his life.   Thanks Ed for your many years of service as a Rotarian and for sharing your story.
 Announcements:
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
  • Host Family - Host family needed for Yuzuki beginning after Thanksgiving.  See Dana if interested. 
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Boots & Shoes - $169   50/50 -  $?
Guests - 
Student Guests  - Moira Roddy - Dean Ellorando - Kyle Turink - Cori Chavez - Whitnie Garriott - Ava ShawSHS  Joselyn Reed and Nate Ahlers - NHS
 
Program - Scott Porter introduced Terri Porter.
Terri shared her story on her mission trip to the Darien Jungle in Panama.  Thank you Terri for your good works and for sharing your story.
 Announcements:
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event.
  • Oct. 12 - Polio walk beginning at Centennial Park at 9am.  Registration at 8:15am.  Meet at the Larson Shelter. See Tim Schwingle to order a t-shirt.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
  • Host Family - Host family needed for Yuzuki beginning after Thanksgiving.  See Dana if interested. 
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Boots & Shoes - $189   50/50 -  $82 
Guests - LaSalle Rotarian - Chris Wren, Honorary Rotarian - Bill Shaw
Student Guests  - Tessa DeJonge and Moira Roddy - SHS  Joselyn Reed and Nate Ahlers - NHS
Yuzuki - Yuzuki told us about visiting Chicago with other exchange students.  They stayed in a very large house with a pool and a good time was had by all.  She wants us to let her know if we want to know anything about her country and she will share that with us.
Program - Pat Pettenger introduced Chief of Sterling Police, Tim Morgan.
Tim spoke about the new Cannabis laws in Illinois.  How this impacts the city and law enforcement. 
 Announcements:
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event.
  • Oct. 12 - Polio walk beginning at Centennial Park at 9am.  Registration at 8:15am.  Meet at the Larson Shelter. See Tim Schwingle to order a t-shirt.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
  • Host Family - Host family needed for Yuzuki beginning after Thanksgiving.  See Dana if interested. 
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Boots & Shoes - $165    50/50 -  $50 
Guests - Sunrise Rotarian - Roger Wait, Dixon Rotarian Leo Patterson and RF Rotarian Bob Sondgeroth
Student Guests  - Tessa DeJonge - SHS and Joselyn Reed and Nate Ahlers - NHS
Program - Gunnar Ortgieson introduced Bob Sondgeroth
Bob presented information about the motorcycle ride to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  It is an amazing group of riders who are passionate about riding but more importantly the good work of St. Jude's hospital.
The club passed the hat and raised $889.  The club added $111 to make it $1,000.  Thank you members for your generosity.
 Announcements:
  • By-Laws - A members meeting was held, where a quorum was present.  A motion was made by Dave Hellmich to approve the by-laws as presented.  Second by Tim Schwingle.  Motion carried.  Now the club is able to proceed with incorporation.
  • CONGRATULATIONS! - It was noted at the meeting that new member Bill Mclemore celebrated his 50th anniversary in Rotary. So pleased to have Bill and Lori in our club.
  • Club 505  - Seeking a member to coordinate this event.
  • New Members - Mike Banks and Greg Banks were inducted into our club.   Welcome Mike and Greg. 
  • Oct. 12 - Polio walk beginning at Centennial Park at 9am.  See Tim Schwingle if interested in ordering a t-shirt.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
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Boots & Shoes - $153    50/50 -  $50 
Guests - Greg Banks, guest of John Berge
Student Guests - - Emma Rapp, Abby Aitken, Tyler Hanson and Emelia from Germany, RF Rotary Exchange Student
Yuzuki- Yuzuki attended a wedding party which she enjoyed although it was a 10 hour drive.   She was also able to meet another exchange student from Japan, with whom she was able to speak her beloved Japanese.
Program - Mark Mench introduced Larry Schuldt, Executive Director of the Sterling Park District.  Larry provided a history of Westwood and then facilitated a tour of the buildings and grounds.
 Announcements:
  • The members congratulated Jim and Carmen Haskell on their 68th wedding anniversary.
  • Club 505 had 10 attendees - still seeking a member to coordinate this event.
  • Sept,. 10 - By-laws vote - please review draft that was sent out by John G. and plan to attend on Sept. 10 as a quorum is required to approve. 
  • Sept. 10 - Induction of Mike Banks and Greg Banks
  • Oct. 12 - Polio walk beginning at Centennial Park at 9am.  See Tim Schwingle if interested in ordering a t-shirt.
  • Nov. 5 - Veteran's Day Program - let John G. know if you are bringing a guest.
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Boots & Shoes - $129    50/50 -  $50 
Guests - Dixon Rotarian, Leo Patterson - Sunrise Rotarian, Roger Wait  
Personal guests - Jeff Gale, guest of Kevin Heller Mike & Greg Banks, guest of Russ Spitzer - Pete Dillon, guest of Dave Murray
Program - Dave Murray introduced Julian Vandevelde of Moxie Solar. 
 Announcements:
  • Sept. 3 - Meeting at Westwood, 1900 Westwood Drive in Sterling, Building #2 - Door is locted directly west of the outdoor tennis courts.
  • Sept,. 10 - By-laws vote - please review draft that was sent out by John G. and plan to attend on Sept. 10 as a quorum is required to approve. 
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Boots & Shoes - $95     50/50 -  $50 
Guests - Dixon Rotarians, Leo Patterson & Emily Taylor (Brice's mom), Adin Taylor (Brice's dad).  
Rock Falls Rotarian Bob Sondgeroth and his guest Rhonda Conklen.
Personal guests of John Berge were prospective members, Mike and Greg Banks, owners of Moore Monument Company.
Student Guests - Our inbound student, Yuzuki Hosai from Japan., RF Inbound student, Emelia from Germany our outbound student Aaliyah Gaffey and our returning outbound student from last year, Brice Taylor
 
WELCOME to our newest members who were inducted today!  Lori Lowe and Bill MclemoreThey both bring a long and interesting history of their Rotary involvement and we welcome them into our club.  
Program - Steve Munson introduced our last year's outbound student Brice Taylor. 
Brice presented many photos of his experience in the Southern part of France. He included photos of his host families, all the delicious food and pastries he enjoyed.  He also shared many American things with his French friends such as, Elf on the Shelf and hanging stocking on the fireplace.  Everyone enjoyed his presentation.  Welcome Home Brice and thank you for sharing your adventure.  
 
 
 
 
Boots & Shoes - $103
50/50 -  $50 
Guests - Leo Patterson from Dixon Rotary  Outbound student - Aaliyah Gaffey
We welcomed our inbound student from Japan, Yuzuki Hosai.  We look forward to having her with us for the next year.   
Please be sure to greet her and welcome her each week.  
Program - Dave Hellmich & Barb Majeski
Sterling Rotary and Social Media
Barb took us through how to find our club on Facebook and liking the page and sharing the posts with our contact lists.
It was stressed that if you are not interested in Facebook that is Ok.
You can access information by going to our Website - sterlingilrotary.com
Our website is a part of ClubRunner which is provided to clubs by Rotary International.  The club pays a small annual fee to utilize ClubRunner.  we currently use ClubRunner to bill dues to members, create and archive the weekly bulletins and track membership.
Dana sent out instructions recently on how to access ClubRunner.
To look up your Foundation giving information, www.rotary.org and create an ID and password on that site.  Your id is your email address and you can then choose your unique password.  
Dave also showed us how to download the app, Club Locator.  Great to use when you are traveling and looking for a club to attend.
Thanks for sharing this valuable information with the club membership.
 
 
 
 
Boots & Shoes - $105
50/50 -  $50 
Guests - Yuzuki Hosai moment included her adjusting to the size of Sterling coming from the large city of Tokyo. She joined the tennis team and school starts on Aug. 14 which she is looking forward to.   
Program - Chris Mitchell introduced Jerry Beranek, retired from Gold Star FS.  Jerry is representing the Sterling American Legion.  The Sterling Legion is celebrating their 100th anniversary and has about 300 members.The Legion provides much to the community by making donations to various civic and community funds, they provide the Honor Guard at Military Funerals. The Legion also participates in celebrations including Veteran's day, Memorial Day and Pearl Harbor Day. Legislation was just passed that now allows any veteran to become a Legion Member. Additionally there is a group for children of Veteran;s called Sons of American Legion as well as the Legion Auxiliary.  In celebration of their 100th Anniversary, there is an open house planned for September 21 and a gold outing planned for Sept, 7.  Thanks Jerry for sharing about this prestigious organization honoring US Veterans. 
 
 
 
 
Boots & Shoes - $188
50/50 $183   Chris Mitchell drew the winning card and donated $50 back to the club.   congratulations Chris. 
Guests - Roger Wait from Sunrise Rotary
Outbound student - Aaliyah Gaffey
 
Program - Dave Hellmich 
Member Profile, Mark Humphreys
Mark shared hi background with the group.  His family includes his spouse, Carol, his daughter Rachel who recently started working at the corporate office of Edward Jones. in St. Louis and daughter Lauren, recent grad of SHS and soon to be student of U of W, to be a teacher.
Mark shared his his story of starting his own business, MCR Technologies Group, Inc. His business has been extremely successful and adding the web based technology has increased his market share.   Thanks Mark for sharing your remarkable story.  
 
Boots & Shoes - $202    50/50 $173   
Guests - Prospective Members - Lori Lowe & Bill McLemore
Outbound student - Aaliyah Gaffey
Gunnar's guest - Bryce Olson
Katie, Nik, Margo and Dave Jakobs
 
Program - Dave Hellmich 
Dave introduced Nik Jakobs of Jakob Bros Farms who presented "Ag Under Pressure"
After living away from home and working in finance, Nik moved home 6 years ago to work in the family business.
He spoke about how this spring has been challenging because of the record amounts of rain, particularly in April. 
He spoke about three areas that impact farming, Climate, such as the wet spring, Economics - the political environment  and Social - the growth of urban areas impacting the "family farms".  Nik's presentation was informative, interesting and current.  Thank you Nik and Dave.  
 
 
No Boots & Shoes or 50/50 Today-   
Guests - Prospective Members - Lori Lowe & Bill McLemore
 
Club Assembly- 
Club President John G. led the club meeting today. We covered a lot of topics, too many to list in the bulletin.  However we will distribute the minutes next week for your review. Some important items worth mentioning here are:
  • Mark Humphreys was nominated by Chris Mitchell to serve on the board and it was unanimously approved.
  • Scholarship - our scholarship was renamed the "Sterling Noon Rotary" scholarship.
  • BBQ - This years BBQ was the largest ever with a profit of $8,831. 
  • Club 5:05 - Beginning a monthly social event - more to come on this. 
  • Membership - Every member is responsible for membership
  • Don Olson - Don has retired from Rotary after 33 years and our membership awarded him Honorary Membership so that he may attend meetings as he is able.  
 
No Boots & Shoes Today-   50/50 - $163
Guests -
Roger Wait and Allen Przysucka, Sunrise Rotary
Betty Clementz - Rock Falls Rotary
Leo & Linda Patterson, Dixon Rotary
Prospective Members - Lori Lowe & Bill McLemore
Julia Mothkovich, guest of Dana
Exchange Students:
Brice Taylor - Sterling Noon, last years outbound to France
Fritiof - Sterling Noon, inbound from Sweden
Flavien Dupont - Rock Falls Rotary, last years inbound from France
Agustina Lescoins, Love Park Rotary, last years inbound from Argentina
Aaliyah Gaffey, Sterling Noon, Outbound to Italy
Kimsy Spreeman
Host Families in Attendance
Emily Taylor
Michelle & Tom Jensen
Jodi Gaffey
Tim Schlegel
How exciting to have so many guests today!!!
Program - 
Fritiof provided an interesting powerpoint of pictures of his time in the USA.  His presentation certainly illustrated how many experiences he had and how much he enjoyed himself.  His words of advice for the other youth exchange students in attendance were "to say yes to new experiences". 
TomBrooks, District 6420 Youth exchange Director   - Tom shared many interesting facts about the youth exchange program and his many years as the director.  He has enjoyed his time in this role and in 3 years will move on to District Governor of our district.
Thanks Tom.
 
No Boots & Shoes Today-   50/50 - $149
Guests - Brice Taylor and his dad, Adin Taylor Jr.   We are so pleased to have Brice back home from France and happy to have his dad here today.
Roger Wait and Allen Przysucka, Sunrise Rotary
Mayor Skip Lee and his guests, prospective members, Lori Lowe and Bill McLemore
Aaleya Gaffey
Fritiof Shared about how much he is enjoying baseball and will be presenting on July 9 about his year in the USA.
Program - Dana McCoy received the Frank Broderick award in 2005 and was here to tell us about her connection with Rotary.   Dana has been a dedicated Rotarian, traveling on several trips to dig wells and vaccinate children against polio.  Dana is definitely an outstanding example of Service Above Self.  Thank you Dana for your belief and commitment to Rotary.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Christina Berry
    January 2
  • Thomas Burns
    January 10
  • Trish Klaver
    January 12
  • Kevin Heller
    January 23
  • Brad Zacharski
    January 26
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Linda Hellmich
    January 21
Anniversaries:
  • Bill McLemore
    Lori Lowe
    January 8
  • Lori Lowe
    Bill McLemore
    January 8
Join Date:
  • Gunnar Ortgiesen
    January 1, 2015
    5 years
  • Russ Siefken
    January 1, 1990
    30 years
  • Thomas Burns
    January 2, 2010
    10 years
  • James Haskell
    January 4, 1955
    65 years
  • Mark Mench
    January 29, 1991
    29 years
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