Posted by Carolyn Spencer
Boots & Shoes - $95
50/50 - $50 
Guests - Leo Patterson, Dixon Rotary - Jana Jacobs, guest of Chris Mitchell, Jim Olson, Don's son, Paul Steinke
Student Guests - SHS - Lauren Humphreys, Genea Garza, Trevor Carroll
                                                 NHS - Maddy Jacobs, Spencer Mock
Fritiof - Fritiof shared that he was elected president of the orchestra board.  Played at the SHS invitational, played int he regional soccer game.
Program - Ray Sharp introduced Jim Boesen from the AARP tax aide organization.   This group of volunteers provides tax preparation to those in need.  Jim has been involved for 20 years of the 50 years in service.  They are at the YWCA on Thursdays from 11 - 4 and the Whiteside Senior Center on Mondays from 10 - 4 and in Dixon on Mondays & Thursdays. Annually they do 2,000 tax returns for those needing assistance.   They could use more volunteers and begin recruiting in Dec. with a 1-2 day training held in January.  Thanks Jim for being involved in this important organization and for sharing your story.
  • Fun Event - Rockford Ice Hogs are playing on Oct. 24 which is World Polio Day and have agreed to donate a portion of ticket sales back to End Polio Now.  Tickets are only $15.  See attached flyer for more info.
  • Brice's email is:  
  • We learned from Dana that the area of France where Brice is staying has been hit by torrential rains.  I received a nice email from Brice indicating the rain has been a bit overwhelming since it came mostly in one night.   He is safe and enjoying his stay and the French cuisine.  
  • Upcoming Rotary dates:
    • Nov. 10 - Foundation Dinner at Brandywine 4 - 10pm
    • Thanks to all for getting programs identified early so they can get in the newsletter. 
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