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The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning

Carpentersville Morning

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Denny's
200 Springhill Dr.
Carpentersville, IL  60110
United States
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Join us for our 7th annual Pub Crawl Event on Saturday October 8th in Beautiful Downtown Dundee, IL. Tickets are just $10 pre-sale and $15 Day of! Pre-sale tickets available starting 9.8.16 through all club members and participating bar locations. For full event information visit www.RotaryPubCrawl.org.
Download the image file or .pdf from the downloads section on the left side of the page to share with your friends and family! Hope to see you there!
 

 
 
(Pictured Above is Jamie Garcia from Centro De Informacion who spoke to us about all the opportunities they are able to provide for the local Hispanic communities)
There was a time not too long ago where Hispanic families in our communities had few resources or outlets to reach out too for help or information which left them vulnerable to be taken advantage of. Fortunately the need for a Organization that could provide help was realized and acted upon!
 
Case in point is the Centro De Informacion Organization whose main goal is to "empower Hispanics with the ability to effectively integrate into our greater community through the facilitation of information, education, citizenship and well-being". The resources Centro has available to the Hispanic community are very beneficial and ideal to help families become respectable parts of our communities.  Anyone with any interest in finding out more about Centro De Informacion can visit their website at: http://www.centrodeinformacion.org/
 

 
 
What a great opportunity our local communities have with the Windy City Bulls coming to near by Hoffman Estates!
 
As one of the newest Development League Teams in the NBA and a "Baby Brother" to the world famous Chicago Bulls Organization, there is ample amount of opportunity to get some grade A entertainment at a fraction of the cost! And right here in our very own back yard!
 
Recently we were visited by Kalyn Hutchinson who works in the front office of the Windy City Bulls and she came and informed us of everything this league and team will have to offer through out their regular season! Anyone who has ever been to a Bulls game can expect a similar style of sideline entertainment! Not to mention their willingness to work with local groups and organizations to promote the giving part of the organization! They definitely have plenty to offer and anyone with any interest in learning more can visit their website! http://windycity.dleague.nba.com/
 

 
 
On Monday September 12, 2016 we had our official Ribbon Cutting ceremony for our very own Little Free Library here in Carpentersville. The few that gathered brought books to donate, and enjoyed a brief presentation as we made the Grand Opening official. Thanks to everyone who made it a success and a possibility!
 
Remember you can find our Little Free Library located at the south entrance of the village hall or use coordinates Lat: 42.1178 Long: -88.2646 on your GPS to take you right to it!
 
 
 
 

 
 
Another 5K in the books! Each year is a great learning experience which we hope to build on to hopefully make next year even better! Thank You to all our event sponsors, volunteers, contributors and club members who make this all possible year after. Check out all the pictures in the 2016 RaceWay 5K Photo Album!
 

 
 
We had the only corn in the state with the presidential seal of approval!
What a great weekend at the Carpentersville Civil War Reenactment! Yeah we were raising money by selling corn to all the event goers but we had a fun time doing it! Including our pie eating contest which everyone enjoyed. Check out all the great pics in our Civil War and Pie Eating Contest photo albums!
 

 
 
The Village of Carpentersville's National Night out is slowing growing into a great annual event. More and more seems to be added each year which makes the overall event that much more enjoyable for everybody that attends. Inflatables, dunk tank, fire trucks, police vehicles, free pop corn and icees and the abundance of community organizations and companies passing out other goodies plus a lot more! There was a little bit for everybody in your family spectrum!
 
We are once again glad to have the chance to be a part of it and want give a BIG THANK YOU to the individuals at the Village of Carpentersville who made it all possible! Great Job Guys!
 

 
 
2016 is in the books! Congratulations to the Kicking Aces on their big win through some tough competition!
 
Everyone came to play that night as we had 3 great games! In the end the Kicking Aces came up victorious defeating the reining champ the Dill KickLz! Afterwards we all enjoyed each others company at our favorite after party spot Rosati's Pizzeria in Carpentersville!
 

 
 
Congratulations to this year's Jim Krenz Memorial Scholarship winners Edgar and Melissa who are recent Dundee Crown graduates and are well on their way to a prosperous future. We had the pleasure of meeting these 2 bright young individuals at our weekly meeting and the little time we had to get to know them we were glad to see that they were this years winners. 
 
Both have colleges selected and careers in mind which include a degree in computer science and an ambition to become a kindergarten teacher. From what they accomplished during their high school years to what they plan to do, their journey is only just beginning but they are very capable of  taking on the challenges ahead. Best of luck you too!
 
Thank You to the Krenz Family and the Amy Plumbing Family for their continued financial support making this possible year after year. Thank You to our internal Scholarship committee for making a tough but good selection with this year's winners. 
 

 
 
During our service trip down in El Vaquero, SLP Mexico in 2014 we made a commitment to that community to somehow bring them a sustainable water source which they lack and desperately need. We are happy to announce that current plans are in progress to help make this commitment a reality and has been deemed our "Agua Es Vida" (Water is Life) Rain Harvesting Project. Below is a link to a great video that describes the project in detail done by another Rotary club and is the base for our upcoming project later this year. https://vimeo.com/user10520825/review/83880880/2ba8f337f8
 
 
 
Despite the lack of summer weather and with a definite chill in the air we made the most of our situation and had a great 2016 kickoff to Summer event anyway! Thanks to the facilities at the Carpentersville Middle School we were able to re-locate at the last minute and have the event indoors. After some mass last minute notifications everyone was updated and were able to make there way out for an entertaining evening.

 
 
 
 
Up and early on a Saturday morning on a beautiful spring day! After a delicious meal at our favorite breakfast place (Denny's in Carpentersville) we were hard at play... we mean work!! We quickly gathered our work supplies, snapped a few photos and proceeded to clean the road. A winters worth of debris was scattered throughout the landscape and we did our best to get every last piece!
 
Thanks to all the members who came out and did a great job cleaning the roads! Check out the pictures in the 2016 Spring Highway Clean Up Photo Album!
 

 
 
With Easter being so early this year, preparation for our 5th annual Easter Dinner Basket Distribution was fast and furious, but we were still able to have another successful distribution event. Between the collecting, the shopping, the assembling, and the organizing everything was done in a short amount of time! In the end we were able to distribute of 30 Easter Dinner Baskets to local families in need. 
 
We want to send a special Thank You to the children of the Lakewood Boy's & Girls Club who spent and evening crafting very Easter-esk goodie bags for each of our baskets. Thank you to each of our club members who made a contribution and those who did all the shopping and organizing. Last but not least we want to thank all those who support us at our various events whose contributions make stuff like this possible!! Check out all the pictures in our 2016 Easter Dinner Album.
 
 

 
 
Another successful month long toiletries drive capped off by another successful day of service. We showed up at the Carpentersville FISH Food Pantry with our all the remaining donations and before we knew it we were busy at work! So busy that we had little time to take many pictures captivating the event!
 
Stocking shelves, filling orders, taking out trash, sorting through eggs and even inputting orders into the computer, our group of Rotary volunteers were able to take part in a little bit of everything that goes on during their typical distribution day. Just as fast as it started it was over with and just as fast as the donations came in they went out to local families in need.
 
It's an amazing process completed each and every week my amazing volunteers and people who donate and we highly recommend anyone interested in volunteering to take the time out and do just that! Thank You to everyone that contributed and continue to contribute as the families who receive the help are very grateful to bring food and supplies to care for their families.
 

 
 
Another successful year! On "Giving Tuesday" we conducted our 7th annual Operation Warm program providing 300 new winter coats to local children in need. With the help of the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township we made our way through 5 local grade schools to distribute various amounts of coats to select children at each school. Additional coats were given to the District 300 staff to have on hand and provide it to a child when it is really needed. Check out the full set of photos in the 2015 Operation Warm Photo Album. Additional photos taken by the Boys & Girls Club staff can be found via this link here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/120355573@N07/albums/72157661277500679
   
 
 
 
Over the past year Alvaro and his family in El Vaquero SLP, Mexico have really made the Super Adobe house we built for them their own. With recent torrential rains that plagued the area they were able to stay dry and protected from the elements. More and more each day the realize the benefits and become more appreciative of what we have been able to provide. Check out all the latest photos in th photo Album!
 

 
 
 

ImageWhen anyone ever inquires about Rotary the usual first question is "What is Rotary?". After that is explained the second question usually is "Does it cost anything to be a member?" The answers is YES! Every Rotary Club has dues and each club is different...

 
 
 

Got Musical Instruments?...

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... that are old and you are willing to donate? The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning is teaming up with the District 300 Foundation to get the word out about their ongoing Instrument Drive dedicated to provide local students the opportunity to have access to musical instruments that normally would not be available...

 
 
 

Carpentersville Rotary is always open to welcoming new speakers to our weekly meetings. Anyone with interest please let us know so we can schedule a time and date...

 
 
 

We are always welcoming new and prospective members!

 
 
 
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Speakers
Sep 28, 2016
Lauren Rosenthal
The Art of the Librarian!
Oct 05, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
Carol Wells
End Polio Chair (2016-2017) - District 6440
Oct 19, 2016
After Hours @
Chubby Bullfrog @ 5pm
Oct 26, 2016
Nov 02, 2016
Paula Amenta
Elgin Community College
Nov 09, 2016
Weekly Meeting
Holiday Giving/Operation Warm Prep
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
After Hours
Black Out Wednesday
Nov 30, 2016
Dec 07, 2016
Rick Rivkin
District Governor Official Club Visit
Dec 14, 2016
Dec 21, 2016
Annual
Holiday Party
Dec 28, 2016
Celebration Breakfast
For an Amazing Year!
 
 
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