Posted by Carolyn Spencer
Boots & Shoes - $46
50/50 -  $147- No Winner Today
Guests - Brice Taylor - Outbound Exchange Student to France for next school year. 
Student Guests from SHS - Joseph Sivitz (sp?) & Jerry Rodriguez
Jerry Binder introduced a panel to talk about the ne Manufacturing & Technology program at WACC.  In partnership with SVCC and area manufacturers there has been an effort to educate the public, students and adults about the opportunity for manufacturing jobs in the Sauk Valley.  WACC & SVCC have invested in purchasing two CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled Machinery) for WACC.   This partnership allows area students/adults to attend classes in the manufacturing/technology area and to intern at participating companies in the area.   This program helps to develop skilled workers for the available jobs in this industry within our own communities.  Panel consisted of Josh West of SVCC, Steve Beerdman, WACC instructor, John G. from Frantz with input from Jerry Binder and Dave Hellmich.  We are the first in Illinois to have such a progressive program and hopefully will be something others will model after. 
thanks for a great program.
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  • Note - Rock Falls Rotary club will be meeting off site at the following sites on the following dates:
  •     Feb. 12 at former Long Shots Restaurant
  •    Feb. 19 - No meeting due to Presidents Day
  •    Mar. 12 - Farmers Night at Deer Valley
  •    Mar. 19 - Open House for Membership Drive
  •    March 16 - no meeting Easter Break
  •    April 16 - social dinner - location TBA
  •    May 7 - Social for Cinco de Mayo - TBA
  •   June 25 - Rotary Park in Rock Falls