Upcoming Programs

July 16 - Club Assembly
July 23 - Dave Hellmich - Nik Jakobs on Sauk Valley Farming
July 30 - Dave Hellmich - Member Profile - Mark Humphreys
Aug. 6 - Mark Mench
Aug. 13 - Chris Mitchell
Aug. 20 - Steve Munson
Aug. 27 - Dave Murray
Sept. 3 - Meeting Hosted by Sterling Park district
Sept. 10 - Gunnar Ortgiesen
Sept. 17 - Pat Pettenger
Sept. 24 - Scott Porter
October 1 - Ron Potthoff
Oct. 8 - TBD

Fun & Frolic

July - Porter & E. Anderson
Aug. - Binder & Haskell
News & Notes - January 15, 2019
Boots & Shoes - $42                50/50 - $130
Guests -  Leo Patterson - Dixon Rotary
Student Guests  SHS - Samantha Spaulding, Aleya Gaffey, Julia Hoffman, Alyssa Marquez  NHS -Jacob Rude, Brady Moran
Fritiof  shared with us that he spent time at the Majeski household and did some snowmobiling.   The chess team also won conference and will be going to state.  Fritiof will be going along as equipment manager and provide team support.  He will be attending student exchange event in Galena this weekend. 
 Program - The program was our member Gary Camarano, Whiteside Area Economic Development Director.  Gary showed us two new marketing videos.  Viedo 1 illustrates the opportunities for new business in our area.   Video 2 illustrates the quality of life in our area.  Both are excellent tools to market our communities and we thank Gary for sharing.  
Chocolate Rendezvous Ticket Raffle next week - At next weeks meeting we will be raffling tickets to the SVCC Foundation Chocolate Rendezvous.  Buy a few more 50/50 tickets and your ticket may be drawn to win a ticket to this event - $50 value.  Proceeds benefit Boots & Shoe Fund.
  • Don't forget to make your donation to the Rotary foundation.
  • Brice's email is:  
  • Greeters - Don't forget to arrive a bit early and assign visiting students to a Rotarian.
  • Feb. 16 - Chocolate Rendezvous event to support the Sauk Valley College Foundation.   Noon rotary is an event sponsor. 
"Be the Inspiration"

Ongoing Reminders

1.  Please remember the Four-way Test when directing comments and questions to speakers and other members. a) Is it the truth? b) Is it fair to all concerned? c) Will it build good will and better friendships? d) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
2.  Once you have your guest speaker lined up for the meeting program, please email Carolyn Spencer at so that it can be included in the eBulletin.  
3.  Please park at the YWCA, not in a Sterling Federal Bank lot/spaces.
4.  Think of who you can invite to a meeting as a potential new member.
5.  If you have to leave early from the meeting, as a courtesy, please apologize in advance to the speaker.
6.  Please sit closer to the front of the room than to the back.  And try to sit with the new members whenever you can....get to know them....make them feel welcome.
7.  Whenever you host a student guest, as you are chatting with him/her over lunch, please tell them about our club.  Tell them what to expect during the meeting;  the opening, fun & frolic, boots & shoes, etc.   Tell him/her about local and international service projects that Rotary is involved with.   Make them feel welcome.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tim Schwingle
July 23
Christy Zepezauer
July 25
Wolf Koch
July 27
Spouse Birthdays
Terri Porter
July 27
David Hellmich
Linda Hellmich
July 1
Lee Kraut
Laura welti
July 3
Gunnar Ortgiesen
July 7
Dirk Meminger
July 13
Join Date
Steve Munson
July 1, 1989
30 years
Jeff Coester
July 15, 2008
11 years
Mike Sprague
July 17, 2012
7 years
Jul 23, 2019
Greeters - McCoy & Meminger Sgt. at Arms - Mench & Mitchell Invocation - Munson
Jul 30, 2019
Greeters - Munson & Murray Sgt. at Arms - Ortgiesen & Pettenger Invocation - Berry
Aug 06, 2019
Greeters - Potthoff & Schlomer Sgt. at Arms - Schwingle & Sharp Invocation - Porter
Aug 13, 2019
Greeters - Porter & Siefken Sgt. at Arms - Spitzer & Sprague Invocation - Coester
Aug 20, 2019
Greeters - Steinke & Zepezauer Sgt. at Arms - Andersen & Andersen Invocation - Berry
Aug 27, 2019
Greeters - Berens & Berge Sgt. at Arms - Berry & Camarano Invocation - Schlomer
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
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