Sterling Noon Rotary meets every Tuesday
at 12:00 noon at the YWCA Sauk Valley meeting room,
415 1st Ave., Sterling. 
Masks are required except to eat or drink. 
Please  social distance. 
Visiting Rotarians, meals are $10.00.
Monday - November 22, 2021
Tuesday - November 16, 2021
12:00 p.m.
Meeting Notes
 President Dave Hellmich called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and asked Rotarian Steve Munson to have the opening prayer in which he offered a prayer for those who died and are still living in their military service to the country.  Then he led the Pledge, Four-Way Test, and singing of "America the Beautiful."  Hellmich introduced a club guests, and various members introduced six guest students who were present (listed below in the attendance).   The 50/50 drawing produced no winners.  Hellmich then turned the podium over to John Gvozdjak who introduced the guest speaker, Corey Gabler.  (covered in the lead article above).
Those attending were: Ed Andersen (on Zoom), John Berens, John Berge,  Christina Berry, Chip Donahue, John Gvozdjak, Kevin Heller, David Hellmich, Reed Hutchcraft, Lee Kraut, Nick Lareau, David Lowe, Lori Lowe, Barb Majeski, Dana McCoy, Bill McLemore, Mark Mench, Christine Mitchell, Steve Munson, Tim Schwingle,  Bill Shaw, Russ Siefken, Brad Zacharski, and Christy Zepezauer.  Club guests were:  Visiting Rotarian, Leo Patterson; John Berge's wife, Patti; their guests Charlotte and Joe Hodder (veterans); Beth McFalls with her veteran grandfather, Don Haag; and Robert Ulanski, guest of John Gvozdjak; and six high school students: Riley Austin (Sterling) Jenica Francis (Sterling), Blake Nettleton (Sterling), Cecilia Sage (Newman), Marisel Schlack (Newman). and Emma Wilson (Sterling).
No one won the 50/50 drawing netted $67.00.
Tomorrow's Program
Tuesday, November 16th - Host: Dave Hellmich
Program: State Representative,
Toni McCombie,
Update and Review
Fun and Frolic Report from Brad Zacharski:
(Report received October 26, 2021)
October 5 - Polio Plus
Pledged: $212.05, Collected $212.05, Difference $0.00.
October 12, Rotary Foundation, Polio Plus
Pledged $200.00, Collected $200.00, Difference $0.00.
October 12, Boots and Shoes
Pledged $100,oo, Collected $100.00, Difference $0.00.
October 26. Polio Plus
Pledged $205.00, Collected $90.00, Difference $105.00
Up-coming Hosts and Programs (August - December):
Tuesday, November 23rd  - Host: Dave Hellmich
   Program: State Representative, Toni McCombie, Update and Review
Tuesday, December 7th - Host: Lee Kraut
   Program: Kathy Kwiat-Hess, "Why Give to the Foundation?"
Tuesday, Decmeber 14th - Host: Dave Hellmich
   Program: Sterling High School Madrigals
  (There will be no meetings December 21st and 28th!)
Hosts:   As soon as you secure a program for your meeting,
please notify Barbara Majeski, Program Chair;
President Hellmich,
and Bill McLemore, Editor.  Thanks!
Rotary Foundation Dinner
    Many Rotarians, spouses, guests, gathered at the Brandwine Banquet and Event Center in Dixon for a buffet dinner and several speeches and presentations, Thursday night, November 11th, 5:30-7:30.  The event was hosted by our District Rotary Foundation chair, Kathy Kwiat-Hess.
    Sterling Rotarians attending were David Hellmich and his wife Linda; Lee Kraut and his wife, Laura Welty, Lori Lowe and Bill McLemore (table photo below).
During the session, Leo Patterson was inducted into the Paul Harris Society.  (Left to right) Linda and Leo Patterson, Kathy Kwait-Hess, and District Governor David Bills.
Cartoon from the July 10, 1990
Sterling Rotary News

Unquotable Quotes!!!

“True terror is to wake up one morning and
discover that your high school class
is running the country. 
Kurt Vonnegut

“Don’t keep a man guessing too long—he’s
sure to find the answer somewhere else.” 
Mae West


New Zoom Link for Meetings


Note from Dana McCoy: Our New Sterling Noon Rotary Zoom Meeting Link will be our link going forward now, we made some adjustments so that it will much easier to get into our meetings. 




The Rev. William P. "Bill" McLemore, Editor

Assistant Club Secretary

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
James Haskell
November 26
Tim Schwingle
November 4
Brad Zacharski
November 25
Nick Lareau
November 25
Reed Hutchcraft
November 25
Join Date
Tim Schwingle
November 1, 1991
30 years
Brad Zacharski
November 25, 2014
7 years
Nick Lareau
November 25, 2014
7 years
Reed Hutchcraft
November 25, 2014
7 years
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