Meet our scholarship winners -- tonight!

  
At Monday's Lake Zurich Rotary Meeting, all four of our scholarship recipients from Lake Zurich High School will be speaking.  Pictured above are Kirstin Grzonka and Gabrielle Stopka. Also attending are winners David Nolan and Maddie Kosir.  They were all selected out of the 26 students who applied because of their commitment to community service.  They'll be telling us about those projects as well as their future plans.  All are winners of $750 scholarships this year.
 
Please join us to congratulate them.  Unlike usual, they will be speaking in the first part of the meeting and possibly be joined by their parents at our Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday July 6.
 
Here's how to join our Zoom meeting (Password required):
 
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Password: LZRotary#1
 
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Meet our scholarship winners -- tonight! 2020-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Meet our Scholarship Winners Tonight

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At Monday's Lake Zurich Rotary Meeting, all four of our scholarship recipients from Lake Zurich High School will be speaking.  Pictured above are Kirstin Grzonka and Gabrielle Stopka. Also attending are winners David Nolan and Maddie Kosir.  They were all selected out of the 26 students who applied because of their commitment to community service.  They'll be telling us about those projects as well as their future plans.  All are winners of $750 scholarships this year.
 
Please join us to congratulate them.  Unlike usual, they will be speaking in the first part of the meeting and possibly be joined by their parents at our Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday July 6.
 
Here's how to join our Zoom meeting (Password required):
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 832 3926 3647

Password: LZRotary#1
 
*************

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,83239263647#,,,,0#,,652303# US (Chicago)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
       
Meeting ID: 832 3926 3647
Password: 652303
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcmc4JAlPC
Meet our Scholarship Winners Tonight! 2020-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

New Members Join Lake Zurich Rotary

 
During the first Lake Zurich Rotary meeting of 2020, two new members joined the Lake Zurich Rotary Club.  Kelley Gallt, superintendent of Lake Zurich CUSD 95, and Beth Slaughter, development director of Distict 95, were sworn in by president Petra Croneigh, assisted by secretary Nancy Shepherdson.  We welcome them to the club and hope to be working with them soon on a big project to benefit the schools and the children.  More info soon!
New Members Join Lake Zurich Rotary 2020-01-24 06:00:00Z 0

Saturday! Ugly Sweater Shuffle

 

Join us for the Ugly Sweater Shuffle pub crawl Saturday December 14 at 12:30pm. Games, prizes, food, drink.  This year we'll be starting at the American Legion Post (51 Lions Drive) then shuffling to Scoreboard.  Last year, everybody had a great time, so we wanted to do it again.  Please reserve your place or sign up to be a sponsor using this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ugly-sweater-shuffle-tickets-82573492539

Tickets are $25 and available at the door.

We thank our Event Sponsors:

Baird and Warner

Scoreboard Bar and Grill

Vein Specialists of Illinois

Casper TruValue

Inland Bank

Macklin Larsen – Edward Jones

Petra 4 Travel

 

See you there!

 

 

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Volunteer for Rotary Booth at Miracle on Main St. this Saturday!

Please volunteer for a one-hour shift (or more) next Saturday, December 7 at our booth at Miracle on Main Street.  It will take place at Rotary Park, next door to DiPiero's, 7 E. Main St., Lake Zurich.
 
Sign up here if you can help:
 
We're going to be telling Lake Zurich about all the good that Rotary does and how much fun we have.  Flyers will be available for Ugly Sweater Shuffle as well as NEW brochures and other good stuff, like candy canes!
 
Thanks in advance for your help!
 
 
Volunteer for Rotary Booth at Miracle on Main St. this Saturday! 2019-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Emmaus House Thanksgiving Sunday -- Please Volunteer!

Posted on Nov 21, 2019
 
Volunteering at Emmaus House Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner
 
Don't forget that we're serving Thanksgiving Dinner to the needy this Sunday (November 24).  Please arrive around 4 p.m. to help set up the food service.  We're serving in the basement of St. Francis de Sales Church, 135 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich.
 
If you plan to be there to help out, please use this link to sign up.
 
We're also collecting $25 donations for turkeys.  If you want to donate, please give the money (cash or check) to Dale Perrin or Petra Croneight or mail to Lake Zurich Rotary, P.O. Box 188, Lake Zurich, 60047.
 
Hope to see many of our Rotary Members and family members(12yrs or older) there!
 
 
Emmaus House Thanksgiving Sunday -- Please Volunteer! 2019-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Increasing Your Home's Value: Mike Rein

 
Noon Club member Mike Rein, Baird & Warner, will give us some ideas Friday about how we can enhance the value of our homes Do we spend a lot of money on interior improvements or is curb appeal most important?  Is the key to a quick sale a good price or a modern look?  
 
NOTE: we'll be meeting in the South dining room at D&J this week.  (Our regular room is the North meeting room.)  Look for the club banner.
 
 
Increasing Your Home's Value: Mike Rein 2019-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Monday Evening:  Keeping Our Schools Safe

 
Our Monday evening speaker will share some ideas about how we can help students protect themselves in the case of emergency. LZ Rotary Member Larry Ginsberg will demonstrate some emergency equipment he provides as a partner Life Secure, Inc., a manufacturer of Emergency Preparedness Products for the work, home, government and school environments. 
 
The meeting will take place, as usual, at La Hacienda, 21250 W. Field Parkway, Deer Park, where the margueritas are still just $5 on Mondays.  We'll start at 6:30 p.m. and order food before Larry begins his presentation.
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Monthly Book Give Away at the Food Pantry Thursday
 

 
This Thursday October 24: Book Giveaway at the Food Pantry
 
Join us at 6:00 p.m. to give away books to needy children and their parents.   We give away books this way because children who don't have books in the home fall behind their peers quickly in school.  We also have books in Spanish to encourage parents who don't speak English to at least read to their kids. We also give away cookbooks when we have them.  If you want to donate books, contact nancyshepherdson@hotmail.com.
 
Please RSVP to Nancy Shepherdson: nancyshepherdson@hotmail.com if you can help this week.
 
Monthly Book Give Away at the Food Pantry Thursday  2019-10-21 05:00:00Z 0

TOMORROW!  Surviving Polio: a Survivor Speaks at Ela Library

 
 In honor of World Polio Day, a presentation about surviving polio and a display of a real iron lung will take place at the Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich at 7 p.m. on Thursday October 17.  Polio survivor Ray [first name only] will speak about being paralyzed from the neck down at age 4.  Ray then spent six months in an iron lung in order to breathe.  He will talk about how he overcame the disease and his disability to successfully graduate college, get married and have a son.  See the Rotary's Iron Lung Education Exhibit in front of the library before or after the presentation.  Sponsored by the Lake Zurich Rotary Club.
TOMORROW! Surviving Polio: a Survivor Speaks at Ela Library 2019-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

Inland's Sam Cavallari to talk Fraud Prevention Friday

 
Member Sam Cavallari will speak on Friday about how you can prevent fraud and scams from taking over your money or your loved ones' money.  He'll also touch on how businesses can avoid being scammed.  This should be a very interesting and important topic.
Inland's Sam Cavallari to talk Fraud Prevention Friday 2019-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Visit TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that we will be hosting our District Governor this evening.
 
Let's show Suzanne that the Lake Zurich Club is strong and getting stronger.  She has some great plans for the District and we have some great plans for our club!!
 
 
Board members please arrive by 5pm for our meeting with Suzanne and regular meeting will begin at 6:30pm.  We meet at the La Hacienda in Deer Park.  Don't forget $5 Margaritas!!
District Governor Visit TONIGHT! 2019-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

What's New at the Library: Matt Womack

 
Join us Friday at 12:15 for a great lunch and presentation by Matt Womack, Executive Director of the Ela Libary and LZ Rotary member.  Matt always brings us some fascinating new technology to explore.  Don't miss this one -- it will be a lot of fun!
What's New at the Library: Matt Womack 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

TONIGHT! LZ Rotary 40th Anniversary Celebration

 
Join Lake Zurich Rotary
for our 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Thursday October 3
6:30 p.m.
at D&J Bistro
466 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich

On Oct. 3, Lake Zurich Rotary will have a great French dinner
and silent auction as we  honor 40 years of past presidents
to remember their service to our Club and our community.  

We hope you'll bring friends and show them how much fun
they can have supporting good causes like End Polio, Special
Olympics, Diaper Bank, Honor Flight, Project Warm and
scholarships for Lake Zurich High School students.

Tickets $50 per person. 
Use the ticket link below to reserve your place! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-zurich-rotary-celebrate-40-years-tickets-72220317915

Or RSVP to petra@petra4travel.com before 4 p.m.   

 

 

TONIGHT! LZ Rotary 40th Anniversary Celebration 2019-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

"Friday Fellowship" August 23rd -- Concert in the Park
 

Join LZ Rotary for a Social Event TONIGHT!
Free Concert in the Park   Friday Aug 23rd, 
Music begins at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hawthorn Woods Community Park
We can meet at 6:00 PM
Bring a dish to pass.  Rotary will provide wine and beer!!
 
 
"Friday Fellowship" August 23rd -- Concert in the Park  2019-08-22 05:00:00Z 0

Emmaus House BBQ, August 11

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson

Lake Zurich Rotary Club members will cook up a BBQ on August 11th for Emmaus House at St. Francis de Sales Church in Lake Zurich.  The club will donate food and volunteers will serve food to the needy at the annual BBQ.   Grilling volunteers should arrive by 4:30 p.m.  We'll be done serving the food and cleaning up no later than 7:30.  This is a great event for Rotarians.

Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4cabab2aa31-emmaus

 

 

Emmaus House BBQ, August 11 Nancy Shepherdson 2019-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Fourth of July! 2019-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

Last Day: Farmer's Market Booth!

 
 
 
SELL ROTARY BEER/PROMOTE ROTARY/HAVE FUN at the Lake Zurich Farmers Market
 
Each week from now until mid-August, the LZ Rotary Club will sell beer, wine, soda and water at the Farmers Market at Paulus Park. The proceeds benefit our charities and scholarships. 
 
Members and others can sign up for shifts from 3-5 and 5-7 p.m., every Friday this summer until August 9. We desperately need people for Second Shift!
Sign up at this link for all the shifts you want.
 
Look at your calendars now for the dates that work for you.
 
THANK YOU!!
 
 
Last Day: Farmer's Market Booth! 2019-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteer for Special Olympics by April 1!

Lots of people have told me they are volunteering for this but I don't have a lot of completed registrations. Click the link below to volunteer for the Softball Throw/Tennis Ball Throw at Special Olympics on May 6.  You have to create an account AND select a volunteer slot.  The link is specifically designated for us.  Please volunteer now!
 
Once again this year, we will be participating in the Special Olympics Baseball/Tennis Ball/Javelin Throw on the first Sunday in May.  It's always a wonderful community service activity for us.  If you've volunteered before, you can even get your old job back.  Deadline to volunteer: April 1.
 
Plus, this year, they have moved from LZHS to a much larger venue at Prospect Heights High School.  Fortunately, not too far down the road.
 
And they are also asking us to use a different way to volunteer, by signing up individually.  You must use this form to volunteer this year: 
Once you have volunteered, tell me at nancyshepherdson@hotmail.com.
 
We currently have 25 slots assigned, so please volunteer before April 1 to guarantee your place!  Let's show them how it's done!
 
 
Volunteer for Special Olympics by April 1! 2019-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Speaker: New Member Talk, Ravi Radu

Friday's speaker will be Ravi Rade, our newest member, giving us a more personal introduction to his life and his work up to now so we can get to know him better.  Ravi gave us a very interesting talk before Thanksgiving on how mindfulness can reduce stress.  Now he and Subbarao will be working together to reduce our stress by making our website a whole lot better. 
 
Ravi has an MBA, experience at the Chicago Board of Trade and has 25 years of corporate experience.  And now he works with growth-hungry professionals to maximize their success and reduce stress from their life.  Come welcome him to the club.
Friday Speaker: New Member Talk, Ravi Radu 2019-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

Author Robert Beezat to Speak Friday

 
Join us this Friday when our guest speaker will be author and management consultant, Robert Beezat, where he will discuss his book, Character-Based Management: Key to More Productive and Effective Organizations.  The behind the book ties in with Rotary's Four-Way Test -- what makes us a good or bad boss are the behaviors we call a person’s character.  Beezat believes that we can improve our character, and thereby improve our organization’s effectiveness and productivity as well as our job satisfaction. 
 
Beezat has managed a broad range of organizations in business, government, and the not for profit sectors.  As a management consultant, he has worked with over 350 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations around the country.  He spoke to our club several years ago about his first book, Knowing and Loving.   His books will be available for purchase the day of the meeting. 
 
Author Robert Beezat to Speak Friday 2019-01-17 06:00:00Z 0

Happy New Year 2019!

 
Lake Zurich Rotary wishes you a Happy New 2019!  We'll celebrate by cancelling Friday's meeting.  See you on Friday January 4 at D&J Bistro (noon club) or Monday January 7 at 6:30 p.m. at La Hacienda (evening club) for service and fun.  
Happy New Year 2019! 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Reminder: LZ Rotary Holiday Party, Thursday December 13

 
 

You're Invited:  LZ Rotary Holiday Party!  Have you been naughty or nice?  Doesn't matter.  Everyone is invited -- including spouses and significant others of noon and evening club members -- to the Lake Zurich Rotary Holiday Party at Mike and Lori Rein's house, 708 E. Main Street Road, Cary THIS Thursday December 13 at 6 p.m.  The party is free and will be catered!  Please bring a White Elephant gift THAT SOMEONE MIGHT WANT TO STEAL for our gift exchange.  

You can still RSVP (yes or no) to https://www.evite.com/event/03CBKP7P36HBHQKLCEPI6EELLRNRZ4/activity?gid=0142OM7C62GLEY7POEPI6EJNS45F4E&utm_campaign=view_invitation_bt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GUEST_REMIND_EVENT&utm_content=.

 

 

 
Reminder: LZ Rotary Holiday Party, Thursday December 13 2018-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
No Meetings Nov 19 & 23 2018-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

Tonight! Fall Festival in France! 

Posted on Nov 07, 2018
 
Join us at our elegant FUNdraising event at D + J Bistro November 8th, at 6.30 pm!
 
The evening will include three courses of wonderful autumn gourmet dishes, French Café accordion music, a luxury liquor raffle, and our special Silent Auction - the Marche aux Puces.
 
Funds go to support numerous good local causes - scholarships for LZHS students, Emmaus House, the LZ Food Bank, Ela Road Clean Up, the Diaper Bank, Little Libraries, the Book Bank and our Rotary Global Goal - End Polio.
 
 
Please Join US!  It will be ooh la la!
 
 
Tonight! Fall Festival in France! 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Roadside Cleanup -- This Saturday!

 
 
On Friday, we'll have a business meeting to discuss upcoming fundraisers and community service projects. 
 
Then, on Saturday at 10 a.m., we'll be doing one of those service projects: picking up trash on our section of Ela Road (from Rt. 22 to Cuba Road).  Interact students from Lake Zurich High School will be joining us so we should have a big turnout, too.  We’ll meet in the parking lot of the Jewel on Ela Rd., near the former Hallmark Store (now House of Betty Jane, 475 Ela Rd.).  Wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  All other supplies will be provided for you.  If enough people show up, this should go very quickly!
 
 
 
Roadside Cleanup -- This Saturday! 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Semi-Annual Roadside Cleanup: Saturday November 3

 
 
On Friday, we'll have a business meeting to discuss upcoming fundraisers and community service projects. 
 
Then, on Saturday at 10 a.m., we'll be doing one of those service projects: picking up trash on our section of Ela Road (from Rt. 22 to Cuba Road).  Interact students from Lake Zurich High School will be joining us so we should have a big turnout, too.  We’ll meet in the parking lot of the Jewel on Ela Rd., near the former Hallmark Store (now House of Betty Jane, 475 Ela Rd.).  Wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  All other supplies will be provided for you.  If enough people show up, this should go very quickly!
 
 
 
Semi-Annual Roadside Cleanup: Saturday November 3 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

No Meeting Sept 3rd

 
The evening club will not have a meeting Monday Sept 3rd in honor of Labor Day
 
Our next meeting will be Monday Sept 17th
 
Have a great holiday
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Create Incentives for Performance!

 
 
On Friday, Kim Damato, president of Manna Group Scrip Co., will talk to us about how gift cards can be used to boost for non-profit fundraising and for creative incentives for corporate campaigns as well.   She calls it PAY WITH PURPOSE! She show us how to increase loyalty, engagement and revenue with a mobile payment platform that enables customers to support the things that matter most to them. 
 
 
Create Incentives for Performance! 2018-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Our Special Olympics Event Sunday May 6

This Friday: Business meeting.  Come hear how we spread good in the world.
 
This Sunday: We run the Special Olympics Baseball Throw/Tennis Ball Throw!
 
 
On Sunday, May 6, the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich will be sponsoring the Tennis Ball/Softball Throw for the Special Olympics Area 13 Spring Games.
 
Where:
Lake Zurich High School, 300 Church St., Lake Zurich
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What's Needed: Volunteers for a Heart-Warming Job!
 
The Lake Zurich Rotary Club, Interact, and Cognizant will be supplying all the volunteers to run that event.
 
You are welcome to join us at 8:30 a.m. at the field east of the stadium.  Please contact lzrotary@gmail.com to volunteer.  Volunteers will guide the athletes to their competition areas, measure throws and retrieve balls. Youth ages 14 and above, as well as adults, may volunteer.
 
Athletes compete in divisions by gender and ability levels.  To compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Area Spring Games, athletes must train for eight weeks. Athletes who win a gold medal at these Area games qualify to compete in the Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games to be held in June.
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Special Olympics, Sunday May 6 -- Volunteers Needed!
 

Posted on May 03, 2018
This Friday: Business meeting.  Come hear how we spread good in the world.
 
This Sunday: We run the Special Olympics Baseball Throw/Tennis Ball Throw!
 
 
On Sunday, May 6, the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich will be sponsoring the Tennis Ball/Softball Throw for the Special Olympics Area 13 Spring Games.
 
Where:
Lake Zurich High School, 300 Church St., Lake Zurich
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What's Needed: Volunteers for a Heart-Warming Job!
 
The Lake Zurich Rotary Club, Interact, and Cognizant will be supplying all the volunteers to run that event.
 
You are welcome to join us at 8:30 a.m. at the field east of the stadium.  Please contact lzrotary@gmail.com to volunteer.  Volunteers will guide the athletes to their competition areas, measure throws and retrieve balls. Youth ages 14 and above, as well as adults, may volunteer.
 
Athletes compete in divisions by gender and ability levels.  To compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Area Spring Games, athletes must train for eight weeks. Athletes who win a gold medal at these Area games qualify to compete in the Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games to be held in June.
 
Special Olympics, Sunday May 6 -- Volunteers Needed!  Nancy Shepherdson 2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Friday's Meeting: "Everybody Communicates; Few Connect" 

 
     
  
    Reena Suri is a speaker, trainer and coach with The John Maxwell Team. She helps teams and individuals get out of their own way and live the life of their dreams. She believes in walking the talk. Transformation and development comes naturally to her and that is what she extends to her clients. Results improve when we connect with better with the people in our lives and our clients. Her talk on “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” will empower you to have better relationships in your personal and professional lives. 
Friday's Meeting: "Everybody Communicates; Few Connect" 2018-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

July 16- Satellite-club-meeting--MOVED

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Next Monday, July 16: Lake Zurich Rotary Evening Club!

WE'VE MOVED!
 
 
Rotary on Tap!
 
The next meeting of the Lake Zurich Rotary Evening Club will be...
 
July 16th @ 6:30PM
 
 
LaHacienda De Los Fernandez
21520 W Field Pkwy, Deer Park, IL 
 
Everyone is invited.
 
Many people have told us that they can’t attend Friday lunch meetings but they want to contribute to the good of the community. We invite you to join us to learn about what membership in an evening Rotary Club can mean to you! There will also be plenty of time to network with other professionals in the area.  Refreshments and light appetizers provided. 
 
If you or someone you know has wanted to get involved within the community, but their schedules do not permit attending lunchtime meetings, this is a great option! Tell your friends and family about this opportunity for networking, friendship, and community involvement.  Contact Eric Corzine, ericc@13shields.com, for more information or just stop by!
 
 
 
 
 
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LZ Evening Rotary Club: Monday May 7

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Next Monday, May 7: Lake Zurich Rotary Evening Club!
 
Rotary on Tap!
 
The next meeting of the Lake Zurich Rotary Evening Club will be...
 
May 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Chaser's
830 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich.
 
Everyone is invited.
 
Many people have told us that they can’t attend Friday lunch meetings but they want to contribute to the good of the community. We invite you to join us to learn about what membership in an evening Rotary Club can mean to you! There will also be plenty of time to network with other professionals in the area.  Refreshments and light appetizers provided. 
 
If you or someone you know has wanted to get involved within the community, but their schedules do not permit attending lunchtime meetings, this is a great option! Tell your friends and family about this opportunity for networking, friendship, and community involvement.  Contact Eric Corzine, ericc@13shields.com, for more information or just stop by!
 
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No Meeting March 30. Following week will be at New Location 2018-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

This  Week's Meeting

 
The week, our last meeting at the YMCA before moving to D & J Bistro, we will be discussing possible  activities and plans  of the Club
 
Bring your ideas in forging the Club for the future.
 
 
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Nancy Shepherdson to Speak this Friday

 
Join us this Friday when our own Rotarian, Nancy Shepherdson, will talk about her Rotary Friendship Exchange in Taiwan  with photos showing everything from the house where she stayed to the beautiful scenery to the fish nibbling her toes at a special spa. 
 
She visited Taiwan with the Barrington Breakfast Rotary, Schaumburg Hoffman-Estates Rotary and members of two other clubs.  She was surprised to learn that Rotary Friendship Exchanges can be created by any member at any time, so she wrote about it for the Rotarian as well.  The article should be published this fall.
 
 
Nancy Shepherdson to Speak this Friday 2018-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

NETWORKING - COMMUNITY SERVICE - AND FUN!  

 
NEW TONIGHT:  Lake Zurich Evening Rotary Club!
 
Many people have told us that they can’t attend Friday lunch meetings but they want to contribute to the good of the community. We invite you to join us to learn about what membership in an evening Rotary Club can mean to you! Join us for an open house at Chaser's in Lake Zurich on TONIGHT at 6 p.m., and learn more about the new projects of Rotary Satellite Club of Lake Zurich. There will also be plenty of time to network with other professionals in the area.  Refreshments and light appetizers provided. 
 
March 19th 6 - 8 p.m.
at Chaser’s Sports Bar and Grill
830 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
“Rotary on Tap”
 
If you or someone you know has wanted to get involved within the community, but their schedules do not permit attending lunchtime meetings, this is a great option! Tell your friends and family about this opportunity for networking, friendship, and community involvement.  Contact Eric Corzine, ericc@13shields.com, for more information or just stop by!
 
 
NETWORKING - COMMUNITY SERVICE - AND FUN! 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0

Investment Expert to Speak this Friday

 
Join us Friday Februrary 23 when investment expert Philip Yun will speak  about the implications of the recently passed Tax Reform bill.  He will focus on ways investors can protect themselves should we experience another downturn in the stock market.
 
Yun is a Barrington resident, has been a financial advisor for 16 years.  He now serves as Managing Director of Wealth Management for Inland Bank, specializing in working with individuals and families as well as providing services to meet needs of business owners for financial, retirement, and estate planning.  
 
 The talk will take place at the Lake Zurich Rotary meeting at 12:15 p.m. for lunch at the Foglia YMCA, 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich.
 
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Tony Kircher, Air and Water Quality Expert to Speak

 
 
Tony Kircher, an expert in air and water quality improvement, will be our guest speak this week.  Kircher will speak about the Future of Air & Water Quality with a particular emphasis on severe challenges that face us currently in keeping our home environment safe.
 
Kircher is the President of Winix America & Winix Europe, a manufacturer of healthy home appliances for improving air and water quality which are available at Costco. He is also a lecturer at Lake Forest College, a Cubmaster, and a resident of North Barrington.  In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, sea kayaking and backpacking.
Tony Kircher, Air and Water Quality Expert to Speak 2018-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

LAST CHANCE for Bowling Tickets-- SIGN UP NOW

 
 
 
Roll with Rotary in Lake Zurich, Feb. 23
 
Lake Zurich Rotary will host its annual bowling tournament on Friday February 23 to support local scholarships and Special Olympics.
 
The event will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. at Brunswick Bowl, 21080 N Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.  The cost is $35 per person for teams of 4-5 people.  You may also sign up as an individual and will be matched with a team. The price inclues three games of bowling, buffet supper, 2 soft drinks and shoes. Cash bar.
 
The evening will also include raffles, prizes and more!  Kids are welcome if accompanied by a parent.  Disabled bowlers are also invited.
 
Purchase tickets to Roll with Rotary at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roll-with-rotary-tickets-42887058346 or contact lzrotary@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
LAST CHANCE for Bowling Tickets-- SIGN UP NOW 2018-02-08 06:00:00Z 0

This Week's Speakers

 
Join us this Friday when our guest speakers will be our new shared members from Inland Bank, Laurie Stock, branch manager in Lake Zurich, and Sam Cavallari, branch manager in Hawthorn Woods.  They will talk about their personal background, careers and interests. 
 
Please welcome them
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District Governor to Speak Friday

 
If you are an officer or the chair of a committee in LZ Rotary, please plan to attend the official board meeting with the District Governor, Don Brewer, at 11 a.m. this Friday.  Any other member is also welcome to sit in.
 
The board meeting will be followed by our regular lunch at the regular time.  The District Governor will be the speaker.
 
Hope to see you there.  Let's have a good showing by Lake Zurich Rotary.
 
 
 
 
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Save the Date-- February 23-- Bowling Event

 
Save the Date for the LZ Rotary Bowling Fundraiser
 
The event will take place on Friday, February 23rd at Brunswick Bowl in Lake Zurich.
 
More details to be provided shortly
 
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Cardboard Boat Regatta

 
 
On Friday, Bryan Javor, one of the co-sponsors of the Crystal Lake Cardboard Cup, will talk to us about how to put on a cardboard regatta  event  in Lake Zurich. Mike Rein, our president, has heard great things from Bryan about their event, both fundraising and fun.  
 
This is the only time Bryan  is available to speak to the group. Nancy has agreed to move her talk about her Taiwan Friendship Exchange on (tentatively) March 16.

 
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Expert in Volunteerism to Speak

 
On Friday January 19, Julie Redmond of Cognizant Outreach will talk to the Lake Zurich Rotary Club about maximizing volunteerism.  Ms. Redmond, a colleague of our member Subbarao Mandivilli, will tell club members how to help people identify satisfying volunteer activities in the Northwest suburbs.
 
Redmond, Talent Manager with Cognizant Digital Business in North America, has over 15 years of HR experience across various industries.  In addition to her work as an HR business partner, Julie leads Outreach for the Chicagoland area for Cognizant where over 3000 associates are located.
 
 
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Bill Falkanger to speak this week

 
 
Join us this week when our guest speaker will be Bill Falkanger, owner of real estate appraisal firm in Lake Zurich, specializing in both residential and commercial appraisal.  Bill show us how to evaluate whether to pursue an appeal of your assessment on residential or commercial property and the factors that contribute to a successful appeal.
 
Bill has been an appraiser for 40 years and is a  Certified General Appraiser state of IL, IFAS designation, ERC member, VA and FHA approved.  His is also a former Rotarian in Palatine.  He has helped at least one member successfully appeal a high assessment.
 
 
 
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Park Owens to Speak this Friday

 
 
 
 
 
The speaker this week is Park Owens, owner of Juvo Products in Barrington.  He sells home assistance medical supplies to the commercial market but he wants to talk to us about the qualities that help entrepreneurs succeed.  These principles should be useful to anyone who wants to succeed in life.
 
Park has had a 30-year career in marketing an product development for companies like ACCO and Fellowes, Inc. and has worked with some of America’s largest retailers including Walmart and Home Depot introducing new products.  He started Juvo Products 6 years ago, a late-stage startup.  Now living in Barrington, he formerly lived in Lake Zurich and was a lacrosse coach at LZHS.
 
 
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HOLIDAY PARTY!

  
  
 

  You're Invited:  LZ Rotary Holiday Party at D&J Bistro!

       Have you been naughty or nice?  Doesn't matter.  Everyone is invited to the Lake Zurich Holiday Party at D&J Bistro next Wednesday, 
      December 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Free for members, spouses and significant others.  We'll have heavy hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.  PLEASE
      BRING A GIFT (no more than $25) THAT SOMEONE MIGHT WANT TO STEAL for our gift exchange. 
 
      Please RSVP (yes or no) ASAP to nancyshepherdson@hotmail.com.  And thank Mike Rein and Donna for securing D&J!
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Mike Rein's Magical Mystery Tour 

 
This week's guest speaker will be real estate agent and Lake Zurich Rotarian, Mike Rein.
 
Join us Friday for his "Magical Mystery Tour"
 
You'll have to show up to see what psychdellics this includes. 
 
 
 
 
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No Meeting- Friday November 24th

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will not have a meeting on Friday, November 24th in obsevance of Thanksgiving
 
We will have normal meeting the following Friday, December, 1. This will be a business meeting
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District Governor, Don Brewer, to Visit this Week

 
 
Our District Governor, Don Brewer, will visit our club on Friday March, 2nd.  There will be a meeting for officers and committee chairs at 11 a.m. the same day. 
 
Please make a special effort to attend this meeting to show the DG our best side.
 
 
 
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Author Victoria Cook to Speak this Week

 
 
 
 
 
This Friday, November 27, author, speaker and business coach Victoria Cook will speak about secret of marketing success and how you can do it yourself without any extra special technology and without investing in anything.  Her talk will also cover: the obstacles to marketing that business owners face and the #1 tool that can improve revenue & profitability by up to 80%.
 
Victoria Cook is an expert on guilt-free success. She is the director of The Center for Guilt-Free Success, an official instructor for the DIY Marketing Center, and author of the book Plans to Prosper: Strategies, Systems & Tools for Small Business Marketing Success.
 
Victoria has twenty years of corporate experience in project management, corporate communications and strategic planning. She brings big business expertise to the small business owner. As an entrepreneur herself and a working mom and wife, Victoria is familiar with the pressures of owning a small business.
 
After her talk, she will sign and sell her book.  Her website, CenterForGuiltFreeSuccess.com, supplies many free tools and guides for business success, including her book on How to Double Your Business in 30 Guilt-Free Minutes a Day.
 
 
 
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Thanskgiving Dinner--Sunday November 19th--Sign Up

 
We are having the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Emmaus House on Sunday, November 19th.
 
As in years past, we will need many volunteers.  Its not only Rotary Members, but open to anyone; Spouses, Friends, Relatives, etc.
 
The food will be catered so all we have to do is serve and clean up. 
 
To make it easy, Doug has sent out invoices for $25 if you want to donate.
 
You can also give Doug or Dale your donation. 
 
If you aren't able to do either of those, you may also mail a check to:
 
Lake Zurich Rotary,
P.O. Box 188
Lake Zurich, 60047
 
You can sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faaac22a02-emmausc0f4faaac22a02-emmaus
 
 
 
 
 
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Gregg Heineman to Speak Friday October 20th

 
 
 
 
 
 
Gregg Heineman, team leader for the Southwest Lake County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be speaking at the lunch meeting of Lake Zurich Rotary Club on Friday.  CERT is is a group of volunteers trained to aid first responders in situations where emergency services are already stretched to the limit.  Among the services they provide is search and rescue, traffic control, first aid, and victim removal.
 
Gregg is a resident of Hawthorn Woods and the owner of Conway Imports, Inc., a five-generation family in food service.  “I got involved with CERT after 9/11,” Gregg says. “I wanted to do something to give back to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day and to support those people who keep my family and community safe on a daily basis.”
 
 
You can learn more about Southern Lake County Cert, or become a member, visit their website:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kaine Osburn to Speak Friday October 13

 
We are privileged to have Dr. Kaine Osburn, District 95 Superintendent and new Lake Zurich Rotary Club Member, as our guest speaker this Friday, October 13. Kaine will be presenting on the future of the district.
 
Kaine's initiative, Forward95, includes input from teachers, staff, students, parents, and community leaders in developing the strategic planning for the District.
 
 
Dr. Osburn has been an educator for 20+ years as a teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent. He has a B.A in English, an M.A in English and American Literature, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy.
 
 
 
 
 
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Annual Roadside Cleanup: October 21

 
 
 
Saturday October 21 at 9 a.m., we’ll be meeting with high school volunteers from Interact to pick up trash on our section of Ela Road (from Rt. 22 to Cuba Road).  We’ll meet in the parking lot of the Jewel on Ela Rd., near the former Hallmark Store (now House of Betty Jane, 475 Ela Rd.).  Wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  All other supplies will be provided for you.  If enough people show up, this should go very quickly.
 
 
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Career Coach to Speak to Lake Zurich Rotary

 
Georgia Koch, community outreach coordinator for Career Vision will be our guest speaker this week. Ms Koch will talk about helping young adults find their career potential and direction. 
 
Career Vision is a not for profit based in Glen Ellyn but providing services throughout Chicagoland. The group gives educational programs and aptitude testing to help people of all ages find the best educational and career paths that will allow them to develop their full potential.  Young people are a particular target of their services.
 
Georgia joined Career Vision in 2014, after being Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce for many years. She has a strong commitment to helping people discover their paths to success. Georgia has a Bachelors in secondary education from William Jewel College.
 
 
 
 
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Mike Zanillo to Speak on Climate Change

 
Join us this week when our guest speaker will be Mike Zanillo of Lake Zurich will speak about practical approaches to deal with climate change.  With storms becoming more violent and world temperatures becoming more extreme, Zanillo discusses “Fixing Climate Change with Solutions We Can All Like.”
 
Points he will cover include how will climate change impact the Chicago area, what climate solutions exist, how a solution can create jobs, grow GDP, increase household income and improve US competitiveness and what can citizens do to fight climate change
 
“After participating in our meetings, participants often feel more informed, energized and hopeful for a future stable climate,“ says Zanillo.  He is a retired IT executive with a degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and a volunteer with Citizen’s Climate Change Lobby.
 
 
 
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This Week's Speaker: Andrea Donovan

 
Join us this week when our speaker will be Andrea Donovan, a certified senior housing specialist, speaking on "Senior Living Myths Unmasked - Separating Fact From Fiction."
 
Ms Donovan will discuss how to find the right senior living option for an elderly loved one. 
 
You can learn more about Andrea at https://www.facebook.com/andreadonovanseniorliving/
 
 
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This Week's Speaker, Hannah Sweetwood

 
Join us this week when Hannah Sweetwood, a 2017 Lake Zurich Rotary Club Scholarship Winner and former Interact Club President, will speak.
 
Hannah will discuss her experiences with Interact, her community service, and her future plans.
 
Come out and enjoy lunch and listen to Hannah.
 
 
 
 
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This Week's Speaker, Matt Womack

 
Join us tomorrow when our guest speaker will be Matt Womack, Executive Director of the Ela Area Public Library.
 
Matt will discuss the value of libraries in our communities and some innovations in the Ela Library. Since Matt became the executive director, the library has won numerous awards, including the prestigious recognition from Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. The publication awarded Ela Library with a 5-Star Rating, the nation’s highest honor for libraries.  The national rating was developed by Library Journal and compares U.S. public libraries on the quantities of services they deliver based on per capita statistics for library visits, number of items borrowed, program attendance and public Internet use. 
 
Matt has been a member of the Lake Zurich Rotary Club since 2012.
 
 
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Joe Kulba's First Meeting as President

 
 
 
Join us Friday for Joe Kulba's first meeting as president.
 
Also, if you haven't done so, make sure to RSVP for his Installation Ceremony/Party on July 15th
 
 
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Incoming President Joe Kulba's Inauguration
 Celebration, July 15th

 
 
Please join the members, spouses and friends of the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich for the Inauguration of our new President, Joe Kulba.
 
This is a Hawaiian-style event featuring island food and beverages.
 
Doug Ramsdale will host the event on July 15th at 3:00 PM at 475 East Oxford Road, North Barrington. 
 
RSVP to Doug.
 
Put on your your finest "Aloha" wear  and come to welcome Joe as the new Lake Zurich Rotary President.
 
 
 
 
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No Meeting June 30th

There is no meeting this week in observance of July 4th
 
We will resume the regular meeting next week, July 7th
 
Have a safe and happy 4th
 
 
 
 
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No Meeting this Week - May 26th 2017-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Get Involved--Volunteering Opportunities

 
 
 
We are looking for volunteers for two events
 
Special Olympics is having a bowling event on Sunday May 21 at Brunswick Bowl. Shifts are 8 am to noon and 11:30 to 4.  You can also volunteer for the whole day.
 
Each volunteer takes charge of a lane and helps with any problems that arise. Contact Nancy Shepardson as soon as possible.
 
 
The second event is ColorVibe 5k scheduled for May 21 in Paulus Park.  
 
The great thing about this request is that we have an opportunity to earn money for the club which can be put toward the End Polio Now fund, which we are short on.
 
They are looking for 6-10 volunteers for race packet pick-up and registration on Saturday, May 20 from noon – 5:30 pm, and then preferably the same 6-10 volunteers on Sunday from 6:30 am to approximately 10 am for on-site registration and then to pass out water to runners.
 
We are currently just under $1,000 short of our stated commitment for the End Polio Now fund.  We committed to donate $1,500 and currently have only raised $525.  10 volunteers for this event will generate $500 for us.
 
Volunteers can include your spouse, children old enough to deal with registration activity, friends, co-workers, etc
 
 
 
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May 12th Guest Speaker

 
Join us Friday when our guest speaker will be Olivia Pura. Olivia will be speaking about the BRAVE program.
 
BRAVE stands for Building Respect And Values for Everyone, which is an anti-bullying platform that aims to raise awareness and create a safe community environment
 
Olivia is a first-year Neuroscience student at Northwestern University and a 2016 LZHS graduate. She is also the current Illinois Miss Collegiate America. As part of her year-long reign, she is focused on promoting BRAVE
 
Olivia is a 2016 Lake Zurich Rotary Club Scholarship recipient.
 
 
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Special Olympics Bowling, Sunday May 21 -- Volunteers Needed!
 

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
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On Sunday, May 21, the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich will be participating in the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament in the Area 13 Spring Games.  We need volunteers to help special bowlers.  Each volunteer will be assigned to a lane and help a team of bowlers.  It should be a lot of fun and a rewarding experience!
 
Where:
Brunswick Bowl, 21080 N Rand Rd, Lake Zurich
When: Sunday May 21
           Two Shifts
           8:00 a.m. to Noon and
           11:45 to 4 p.m.
              (You may work both shifts, but it is not required.)
What's Needed: Volunteers for a Heart-Warming Job!
 
Please contact lzrotary@gmail.com to volunteer.  Youth ages 14 and above, as well as adults, may volunteer.
 
Athletes compete in divisions by gender and ability levels.  Athletes who win a gold medal at this tournament qualify to compete in the Special Olympics Summer Games.
 
Special Olympics Bowling, Sunday May 21 -- Volunteers Needed!  Nancy Shepherdson 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0

Roadside Cleanup - This Saturday at 9 AM

 
Join us Saturday at 9 AM for the annual roadside cleanup.
 
The Lake Zurich Rotary Club will be teaming up with the Braemar Neighborhood Association to clean most of Cuba Road
 
Anyone can come-- you can even bring your kids 14 years and up. (We've already had eight students sign-up)
 
We will meet at the former Hallmark near Jewel next to Ela Rd
 
 
 
 
Bring gloves and wear appropriate shoes. Vests and bags will be provided.
 
See you there
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This Weeks's Meeting at Lincolnshire Marriott 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0

This week's meeting will be at 12:00

 
 
Please note this week's meeting will be at 12:00 to allow the LZ Students to speak about RYLA 
 
We will resume normal meeting time, 12:15, next week
 
 
 
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RYLA Students to Speak April 21, 2017

 
This week's speakers will be five students from Lake Zurich High School who recently attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, RYLA. They will talk about the experience and what they learned. 
 
The Rotary's website says, "RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics."
 
The five students, Sydney Shadrick (senior) , Jessica Mueller, Julia Wol (Sophmore), Alyson Wisnioski, and Chloe Faris will tell us the specifics of their event. They were sponsored by the Lake Zurich Rotary Club.
 
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Join us April 25th for "April in Paris" 

Join the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich for a most unique evening "April in Paris". Enjoy French themed entertainment, dining at one of Lake Zurich's best restaurants,and a French Market!
 
The event will be held on April 25th at D & J French Bistro, 466 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. We've reserved the whole restaurant for our friends!  
 
 
We are looking for Corporate sponsorships and silent auction prizes.  For questions about that or anything else, please contact lzrotary@gmail.coor Doug Ramsdale, dramsdale@yahoo.com
 
 
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This Week's Meeting, March 31

 
 
This week the Fundraising Committee will be talking about our upcoming "April in Paris" event on Thursday April 20th at 6:00PM. 
 
Tickets can be purchased via Everbrite at: Paris in April
 
We are still looking for donations for the auction.
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Special Olympics Director to Speak 3/26

 
Join us Friday when our guest speaker will be Brendan Cannon, Area 13 Director for Special Olympics Illinois. Brendan will be talking about the Spring Games at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday May 7. Additionally, he will talk about the LZ Rotary Club's management of the Baseball Throw/Softball Throw that we do each year. Brendan may be bringing an athlete, known as an Ambassador, to the meeting
 
Nancy will have a volunteer sign-up sheet for jobs at the event. If you cannot attend today's meeting, you may email her to sign up.
 
You can lean more about Special Olympics-Illinois at: https://www.soill.org/
 
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JUNE--Volunteers Needed! Monthly Book Giveaway

 
The LZ Rotary Monthly Book Giveaway will be Thursday June 21st
 
We are looking for volunteers to help handout books to children and adults who use the Lake Zurich Food Pantry.  
 
The event starts at 6 p.m. at the St, Vincent de Paul Community Center, 135 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich.
 
Please join us if you have about 90 minutes to volunteer.  We'll be there until about 7:30 but you don't have to stay the whole time.  It's very rewarding.
 
If you can make it, RSVP ASAP: nancyshepherdson@hotmail.com
 
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Friday's Speaker 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z 0

April in Paris -- GET YOUR TICKETS ASAP

 
 
IT'S ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
 
 
Join the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich for a most unique evening "Springtime in Paris". Enjoy French themed entertainment, dining,a Marche Aux Puces, and Flea Market!!
 
The fun begins at 6 o'clock p.m. at D & J French Bistro, 466 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Advance tickets purchased on Eventbrite are $50.00 (minimum donation), $55.00 at the door.
 
Get your tickets at: April in Paris
 
You can also contact Mike Rein directly for tickets
 
Nous avons hâte de vous voir là-bas
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Bonnie Caputo to Speak 2017-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

Business Meeting this Week

 
 
 
This week's luncheon will be a business meeting.
 
Please bring committee reports, other topics, and ideas to help Mike Rein transition to Club President
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This Week's Meeting - April 7, 2017 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Friday Feb 10th Guest Speaker 2017-02-10 06:00:00Z 0
Friday's Guest Speaker 2017-01-26 06:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker-- January 20, 2017 2017-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
After Holiday Holiday Bash 2017-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Business Meeting - 1/6/2017 2017-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Friday's Speaker: Dawn Moeller 2016-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
Monthly Book Give-Away 2016-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
Judi Thode, Board Chair of Ancient Oaks Foundation 2016-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
Membership Survey 2016-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving 2016-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers still needed for Emmaus House  Thanksgiving 2016-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
Diana Taylor to Speak November 18th 2016-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
Jamie Lerner to Speak Friday November 11 2016-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
TRF Centennial Celebration Dinner Committee 2016-11-09 06:00:00Z 0

November 17: Lake Zurich Rotary Craft Beer and Fall Festival

 
 
 
  
 Join the fun at Rotary Club of Lake Zurich Craft Beer and Soulful Tunes Fall Festival, Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Consume,  569 Rt. 22 in Lake Zurich. Good food, wine and soft drinks will also be served. $40 per person. Reserve your place at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-zurich-rotary-club-craft-beer-soulful-tunes-tickets-28536464333
 
We also need corporate sponsorships and raffle prizes.  Please think about who would be excited to support our work with youth (scholarships, Special Olympics, literacy). 
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October 21: Membership Survey Results

  
  
  At lunch today, the membership survey committee members will present the results!  It's a first step toward getting us all moving along in the same direction.  We'll discuss what the membership seems to be asking for and next steps.
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Volunteer Saturday: Give Coats to Kids

SIGN UP NOW -- Great opportunity to give back -- ONLY 8 SLOTS LEFT!
 
What: Give Coats to needy Lake Zurich area kids (Operation Warm)
When: Saturday October 15
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand (near library), Lake Zurich
 
 
 
If you would like to help put bright smiles on children’s faces and true joy in children’s hearts, this is the event for you!  On this amazing day we will be inviting these special children to choose a brand new coat, hat and gloves with the assistance of our volunteers.  They will then try on their new winter gear, write their names inside their coats, and enjoy refreshments.
 
If you are interested in participating, please follow the SignUp Genius link below.  Children are welcome to volunteer, but if they are under the age of 14, we ask that they be accompanied by their parent.  The parent would fill the volunteer spot, and you may make a note of your child in the comments.
 
Signup Genius:
 
 
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Friday Meeting at NOON: Happiness, Emotion and Anxiety 

 
  On Friday, we'll be attending a special Foglia YMCA program at NOON in our regular meeting room.  We'll suspend our ordinary meeting agenda and listen to Dr. Shana Doronn, a featured therapist on A & E’s reality documentary “Obsessed”.  Along with her private practice in Los Angeles, she works with the UCLA OCD Intensive treatment program.  She will offer insight on how to cope with today’s many stresses, and how one can find a balance between anxiety, emotions, and happiness. Come and learn how to live life to the fullest!
 
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Business Meeting this Friday

 
This week's luncheon will be a business meeting.
 
Please bring reports to discuss.
 
Open to other Club business topics as well
 
 
 
 
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Positive Leaders Create Positive Results

 
 
 
Join us Friday September, 30 when our guest speaker will be Mr. Bill Durkin, Founder of One Positive Place. Mr. Durkin's presentation, based on his forth-coming book,  " The Positive Way" will improve your relationships and productivity. 
 
 
Bill Durkin is an inspirational speaker, teacher, author and coach. For over 30 years, Bill has been helping leaders and teams stay positive and thrive during times of change.  His unique and positive approach has produced results for over 40,000 leaders throughout the United States, Canada, England, South America, Spain and Africa.  
 
Bill has spoken at many Rotary clubs throughout Northern Illinois and we are honored to welcome him to our meeting.
 
You can learn more about Bill and One Positive Place at: http://onepositiveplace.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Positive Leaders Create Positive Results 2016-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Understanding the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

 
 
 
 
 
Join us Friday September 23 where our guest speaker will be Mr. Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). His presentation, "Understanding IMRF" will discuss the status of pensions in the state of Illinois.
 
This presentation will answer questions such as:
 
-- What is the difference between state and public pensions?
-- What are the five state-run pension plans?
-- What is the current status of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund?
 
 
Louis W. Kosiba has been with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) since 1988, and has served as executive director since 2001. Prior to his appointment as executive director, Kosiba was IMRF general counsel from 1990 to 2001. Kosiba has a juris doctor degree and a master’s in business administration from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Kosiba helped found the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, and is an active member of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. Mr. Kosiba oversees a staff of 180 and reports directly to the eight-member IMRF board of trustees.                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
 
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End Polio Now District Chair to Speak

 
Carol Wells, End Polio Now - District Chair, will speak to the Club on Friday September 16th about Rotary International's EPN initiative.
 
Carol will provide insight into Rotary's strategy and on-going efforts to eradicate Polio.
 
She has traveled to Nigeria taking part in National Immunization Day, as well as, participating in Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) training conducted at the Center for Disease Control in June.
 
Beginning in 1979, Rotary has worked with other organizations to eradicate polio. Since the original vaccination program in the Philippines, cases of polio have been reduced by 99.9 percent worldwide. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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No Meeting on Friday Sept 2

Just a reminder that we do not have a meeting on Friday Sept.2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday
 
Have a safe and happy Labor Day!
 
 
 
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Substance Abuse in Lake County? More than you think, unfortunately

 
 
 
At its Friday August 19 luncheon, the Lake Zurich Rotary Club and community members will hear a powerful wake-up call from Bill Gentes, the county’s point person on substance abuse about the proliferation of the problem in Lake County and what we can do about it.
 
“Trends in Drug & Alcohol Abuse: What we know, and what we want to know!” will provide an overview of substance abuse among both teens and adults in Lake County. Things that will be discussed, are binge drinking, prescription drug abuse, heroin, and marijuana.
 
You are welcome to bring guests to this informative seminar.

Bill Gentes is the Project Coordinator for the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force hosted by the Lake County Health Department. The Task Force was the leader in passage of the aggressive statewide social host law that became law in 2013, as well as numerous state laws in 2014. Bill was given the 2014 CADCA National Advocate of the Year for his work with federal and state officials.
 
 
Substance Abuse in Lake County? More than you think, unfortunately 2016-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

The Power of “I Can”

 
On Friday August 12, Randi Frank of The Center for Enriched Living (CEL) in Riverwoods will speak at the weekly lunch meeting of the Lake Zurich Rotary Club.  The philosophy at CEL is “I can,” the conviction that transformation can happen in the lives of people with disabilities when barriers are removed and success is the goal.
 
Our speaker, Randi Frank, CFRE, has been a development professional for over 28 years, raising money for a diverse range of causes in Illinois, Baltimore, Austin Texas and her native New York.  Since 2006, she has been Director of Development for The Center for Enriched Living, which provides social, recreational and life skill programs for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. 
 
 
 
 
 
The Power of “I Can” 2016-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District Governor to visit Friday

 
 
 
Our new district governor, Rick Rivkin, will be visiting us on Friday to find our about our club and to give us some insights into what he plans to achieve in Sam’s presidential year.  We hope you’ll all attend to give the governor a sense of what a vibrant and fun club we are.
 
 
Officers and Committee Chairs should plan to arrive at the Y at 10:30 a.m. on Friday for a board meeting with the governor.  We’ll then have our regular meeting with the District Governor as our speaker.
 
 
DG Rick Rivkin is a member of the Rotary Club of Northbrook and a resident of Deerfield.  He has been involved in international service in Guatemala for many years and has led polio vaccination trips to India and Nigeria.  Professionally Rick is President and CEO of Saf-T-Gard International, a global supplier of industrial safety products and personal protective equipment. 
 
 
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Welcome Operation Warm

 
 
 
 
Join us Friday as we welcome Rich Lalley, Executive Director of Operation Warm and Denise Rasbid to our meeting. They will speak on their efforts nationally and specifically within the Lake Zurich area.
 
Denise leads the local team which has given new Operation Warm coats to nearly 4,000 children living in need in Lake and Northern Cook County.
 
Dick Sanford started in 1998 with the help of the local Longwood Rotary Club to distribute 58 coats. Since then, Operation Warm has partnered with other Rotary clubs to assist in its distribution efforts. Today, over 230 clubs have provided 160,000+ children with winter coats.
 
Mr. Sanford started Operation Warm, with the belief that children born in poverty have less than a fair chance to thrive.  They greatly appreciate organizations which supply “gently worn” garments.  
 
 
 
 
 
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Will Snyder- Executive Director of Connect LZ

 
 
 
Join us this Friday July 15th where our guest speaker, Will Snyder, Founder of WLZ Hope Group and Connect LZ will present to the club.
 
The mission of Connect LZ is to serve as a free marketplace for various non-profit organizations throughout Lake Zurich. Connect LZ’s information board, event calendar, and volunteer portal, helps raise public awareness of these groups.
 
Will is a student at Lake Zurich High School where he is actively involved in student government and technical theater. Through his community involvement, Will’s goal is to help others in their pursuit of excellence.
 
 
 
Will Snyder- Executive Director of Connect LZ 2016-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

ONLY A COUPLE WEEKS LEFT FOR FARMER'S MARKET

 
There are only a couple weeks left to the 2016 Lake Zurich's Farmer's Market. We are still need weekly volunteers.
 
 
Volunteers are needed each week to staff the booth selling beer, wine and water.
 
I recommend a minimum of 2 club members each shift (2:45 – 5 pm / 5 – 7 pm) each week.  The last Farmers Market is September 9.   So that’s 14 more weeks with 2 shifts/week = 28 shifts with 2 volunteers/shift = 56 volunteers.  That’s twice as many volunteer shifts as what we have club members.  So I would like to suggest that every club member work no less than one shift two different weeks. 
 
Here is a link to a signup genius page for you to sign up for the weeks and shifts you’re able to help.
 
 
You are encouraged to wear a Rotary shirt (if you have one) when you work a shift.  This event is not just a fundraising activity for the club but also a great potential recruiting tool.
 
 
 
Dale Perrin, IOM
Executive Director
 
 
 
 
 
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June 17th Guest Speaker: Carolyn Keel

 
 
Join us Friday June 17th when we will welcome Carolyn Keel, Executive Director for Rimland Services NFP.
 
Ms. Keel will share an overview of the lives of adults with autism, as well as, the 45 year history and unique support for individuals with autism provided by Rimland Services NFP. Rimland has been a part of Lake Zurich since 2013.
 
Rimland’s mission is to provide realistic and essential supports to adults with autism that reflect their desired conditions of living related to eight core dimensions to one’s life:
  • Emotional well-being
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Material well-being
  • Personal development
  • Physical well-being
  • Self-determination
  • Social inclusion
  • Individual rights
 
Carolyn Keel originally came to Rimland in 2005 as a Public Information Coordinator and Assistant to the CEO.  Her unique ability to overcome any obstacle has created a role for Carolyn that ranges from fundraising and grant writing, to managing all things technology-related and special projects.
 
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Celebrate President-Elect Sam Martinez's Installation Saturday at Reinvinia!

 
 
 
Come Celebrate at Reinvinia: July 2nd at 4:00 PM
 
 
This Saturday at 4 PM, We'll install president-elect Sam Martinez and this years' officers before Mike Rein's annual Reinvinia party. Everyone is invited to stay to eat, drink, and enjoy at Mike's great place. Mike's party will feature great food and live music.
 
The address is: 708 E. Main, Cary, IL (Look for the flags.)
 
Come out and have fun.  Families welcome.
 
 
 
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Save the Date: July 2nd

Save the Date: July 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark your calendars for July 2nd at 4 PM
 
We will install president-elect Sam Martinez  before Mike Rein's annual Reinvinia party. Everyone is invited to stay to eat, drink, and enjoy. 
 
Mike's party will feature great food and live music.
 
The address is: 708 E. Main, Cary, IL
 
Come out and have fun
 
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Join Us for Our Bowling Party, May 20!


 

Please join Lake Zurich Rotary for a fun night of bowling, buffet dinner and raffles to benefit local Rotary scholarships and our effort to end polio worldwide.
 
The event will happen on Friday May 20,.starting at 6 p.m. at Sideouts, 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake.
 
Tickets are just $35 per person for dinner, 3 games and shoes. Bring a team of five or just sign up and we'll put you on a team. Children may attend and bowl.
 
 
It doesn't matter if you are a good bowler or if you are definitely not. Many of us are definitely not, but we have a lot of fun.  There will also be a raffle and lots of prizes.
 
We hope to see you there!

 

Join Us for Our Bowling Party, May 20! 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

Join Us for Our Bowling Party, May 20!


 

Please join Lake Zurich Rotary for a fun night of bowling, buffet dinner and raffles to benefit local Rotary scholarships and our effort to end polio worldwide.
 
The event will happen on Friday May 20,.starting at 6 p.m. at Sideouts, 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake.
 
Tickets are just $35 per person for dinner, 3 games and shoes. Bring a team of five or just sign up and we'll put you on a team. Children may attend and bowl.
 
 
It doesn't matter if you are a good bowler or if you are definitely not. Many of us are definitely not, but we have a lot of fun.  There will also be a raffle and lots of prizes.
 
We hope to see you there!

 

Join Us for Our Bowling Party, May 20! 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

May 13: Former Chair of International Crane Foundation

More than Just Beautiful: Promoting World Peace Through Cranes
 
Hall Healy, former chairman of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI, is trying to save rare crane species in North Korea by training farmers to plant sustainable crops and give the leftovers to the craines.  His talk, "An Alternative to Nukes on the Korean Peninsula" will show how volunteerism and a small amount of funding can have a big impact on the environment.
 
Healy will talk about the International Crane Foundation crane habitat restoration and sustainable farming project that has been going on since 2008. This is the kind of project can be used to help improve dialogue between countries like North and South Korea an promote Rotary's ideal of world peace.
 
Healy, a resident of Glencoe, was the chairman of the International Crane Foundation from 2010 to 2014.  The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the fifteen species of cranes and their habitats on five continents.
 
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May 29 District Conference Luncheon/No regular meeting 2016-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

April 15 Speaker: Bee Keeper

 
Noel Ilkow of Nonie's Bees in Crystal Lake will be speaking to us on Friday April 15 about bees and why we should care about them.  (Hint: they are essential to our food supply.)  
 
Noel’s love of bees began when her grandfather would take her to visit his bee yard located in the valley below their home.  Many years later a friend of Noel’s gave her a bee hive and her love of bees and the family legacy was reborn.  Noel now has 10 hives, four of which are located on an organic farm in Wisconsin.   
 
For Noel, the best part of bee keeping is being able to educate people, especially young people, about the importance of bees, the fragility of the bee population, how the bees impact the health of our earth, and what we can do to help our bees survive.  It is with this new-found knowledge she hopes to foster the next generation of bee keepers.   
 
In 2016, Noel is embarking on an ambitious program to distribute 10,000 bee blossom seed bombs.  Seed bombs are a simple gardening solution to grow indigenous pollinating plants. The motto of this program is “Let’s help save the bees so they can help save the world.” 
 
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Special Morning Meeting: April 22

 
Invite your friends and colleagues who can't come to our noon meetings!
 
“The Secrets of Great Grilling”
Presented by the grill experts from Weber Grill
7:30 a.m.
Friday April 22, 2016
 
A special morning meeting of the
Lake Zurich Rotary Club
at Foglia YMCA
1025 N. Old McHenry Rd.
Lake Zurich
For more information: lzrotary@gmail.com
 
 
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Friday April 8

 
LZ Rotary Goes to the Dogs: Green Pup Shelter to Visit Friday
 
Anne Donnell's pup, Bella, pictured above, was adopted from Green Pup Shelter.  The founder of Green Pup will be speaking at our meeting Friday and bringing Bella and other dogs to show us.  
 
The shelter is called Green Pup because their motto is "Adopt a Recycled Dog."  Founded just over two years ago, it is staffed by all volunteers and relies on foster homes to socialize the dogs while they wait for their new homes.
 
Green Pup was a recent winner of the Trib Local Charity of Choice award.  It is a non-profit no-kill dog rescue.
 
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Friday March 25: Good Friday, No Meeting 2016-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Speaker Friday: The Value of the Forest Preserves

 
Forest Preserve Executive to Speak at Lake Zurich Rotary Friday
 
Rebekah Synder, chief development officer of the Lake County Forest Preserves will speak to the Lake Zurich Rotary Club on Friday. Synder’s talk, “The Value of the Forest Preserves” will trace how Lake County residents came to have 30,700 acres of open space to enjoy. 
 
The Forest Preserves also manages  202 miles of multi-use trails, fishing ponds and lakes, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan, four public golf courses, and award winning educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all ages. Each year more than 3.5 million enjoy the preserves or benefit from programs, even after eight years of declining public funds.  She'll tell us how they've managed to thrive by being economical with taxpayer dollars.
 
Synder, who works to attract private, non-profit and corporate funds to the Forest Preserves, has worked for the county since 2012.  She has also worked for the Nature Conservancy and the Chicago Botanical Gardens.  
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Speaker Friday: Congressman Peter Roskam

 
Congressman Peter Roskam to Speak to Lake Zurich Rotary Club Friday
 
Please join us for an informative overview by Rep. Roskam of what's going on in Washington DC these days, followed by questions and answers.  It promises to be a lively session as the Congressman delves into the how Washington really works. Please let us know if you will be bringing friends. 
 
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Food Pantry Thursday: Book Giveaway

 
Community Service: Books to the Needy
Thursday April 21, 6 p.m.
 
 
This Thursday, April 21, we'll be giving both new and gently-used books, many in Spanish, to the needy at the Lake Zurich Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Center, 135 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich.  Volunteers should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to begin arranging books. We'll likely be done before 7:30. Some of them will be brand-new books and Spanish-English dictionaries purchased with our Rotary District grant.  Please RSVP to nancyshepherdson@hotmail.com if you would like to help.  It's very rewarding to see the looks on the faces of the children.  Joe Kulba will be in charge of the event.
 
 
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Speaker Friday: Healthy Eating

 
Fitness Trainer to Speak on Looking and Feeling Better!
 
On February 19 at 12:15 p.m. at the Foglia YMCA, Sean Lee, CEO of Restoration Fitness in Lake Zurich, will give us 16 strategies to lose weight and feel better for life.  Sean has been training people in the Lake Zurich area for the past 15 years and is a Certified Personal Trainer and popular motivational speaker.  "I have helped hundreds of Lake Zurich area residents reach their fitness goals using my simple lifestyle approach," says Sean.  "I think many people would be surprised at how some of the 'healthy' foods we eat are really not good for us."  Lunch, of course, is included.  A healthy fish dish for Lent will be served!
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Ribbon Cutting Event

 
Grand Opening at State Farm Insurance
 
 
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration for State Farm Trung Thai Agency
Thursday, February 18
12 pm
Come join the celebration!
 
(Note: Trung will be donating a big brag in exchange for this notice.  The executive board has decided that any member who has news may do the same in future issues of the bulletin.)


 
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February 12th Special Olympics

 
Special Olympics Ambassador to Speak at Lake Zurich Rotary
 
 
On Friday February 12, Special Olympics Ambassador Brent Kampert will talk to Rotarians in Lake Zurich about his experiences as a Special Olympics champion.  Jackie Hauswirth, Progam Manager will also talk about the annual Special Olympics preliminary state competition at Lake Zurich High School on May 1.
 
Lake Zurich Rotary will be in charge of the event’s softball and tennis ball throw for the third straight year.  Volunteers from the community are also invited to participate.  More than 200 Special Olympians participate in the event and are awarded prizes in a wide variety of throwing events.
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Grant Management and Membership Seminar

 
Will you help Lake Zurich Rotary get a District Grant?
 
One person from each club is required to attend this seminar each year in order to qualify for a District Grant.  Will you go?  The good news: the training will be much more interactive and engaging than it has been in the past.  Note: even if you have qualified to do this in the past, you must quality again by attending the seminar.
 
Here's the info:
Saturday Feb. 6
9 a.m. - Noon
Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine
RSVP at: http://rotary6440.org/event/grant-management-seminar/ (Hit the Member button in the upper left hand corner)
 
 
 
Find out how to grow our membership
 
Membership does not only mean getting new members but how we are engaging the members we have.  Come to the seminar and see what is new with membership engagement & recruitment.  This seminar will be at the same time and place as the Grant Management seminar.
 
Saturday Feb. 6
9 a.m. - Noon
Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine
RSVP at:http://rotary6440.org/event/membership-seminar/​ (Send Julie Clark an email to RSVP by clicking her link in the upper right corner.)
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January 22 Meeting Speaker

  
  
Motivating Millennials
 
Courtney Quigley helped to organize her fellow students at Barrington High School to help people living near a dump in Guatamala.  On Friday, she'll talk to the Lake Zurich Rotary about motivating Millennials.  According to Courtney, the intersection of personal passions and compassion is important to everyone. However, the Millennial generation seems to have taken a unique liking to this intersection and this talk will give the tools to partner and engage Millennials with any organization, business or non-profit.
 
 
 
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January 15

Self Defense Expert to Speak

On Friday January 15, self-defense expert Joe Rosner will speak at our meeting.  Rosner specializes in helping businesses deal with workplace violence.  He also teaches individual simple techniques for personal protection.  He will demostrate some of those techniques at the meeting, which will take place at Foglia YMCA, 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich.
 
Rosner is a director of Best Defense USA and a nationally-recognized expert on workplace safety and personal protection techniques.  He has delivered his entertaining presentation to audiences as varied as Boy Scouts of America and the National Association of Realtors.
 
Businesspeople in the Lake Zurich area are invited to attend the meeting, free of charge.
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November 20 meeting

 
Field Trip Friday!
To check out another possible meeting spot, we will be meeting at American Chartered Bank, Village Square Shopping Center, 459 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, in the conference room this Friday.  This will is a business meeting so bring anything you need to discuss.  P.S. Book distribution will be on December 10 because of...
 
 
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Moving NFL Story

 

DEER PARK AUTHOR JIM PROBSTLE TO SPEAK

Jim Proebstle, a popular speaker at our club a few years ago stops by this Friday to discuss his newest book.
imageUnintended Impact: One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia is a creative, non-fiction story capturing the tragic and complex struggle of a star athlete's life as a byproduct of concussions received in high school and college football. While players, parents and coaches are past the period of not knowing of the danger of concussions, this story is an imperative reminder of the long-term impact of concussions that cannot be ignored. Football has major benefits for players in growing as adults and accepting responsibilities, which only underscores the increased need for player safety. 
 
Jim Proebstle’s first two novels have received outstanding reviews from readers and industry professionals. They have been recognized with awards from the Eric Hoffer Award, the Indie Book Award, and the International Book Award.
 
He and his wife, Carole, live in Deer Park, IL and call northern Minnesota home for the summer months.
 
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Prom Night, October 24

Lake Zurich Rotary 2015 Halloween Bash -- Prom Night!
Sponsored by Ahlgrim Funeral Home, Lake Zurich, and Barrington Bank & Trust
On Saturday, October 24, join the Lake Zurich Rotary Club for the best prom ever. Now's your chance to prom any which way you want and have a lot of fun.  Alex and the Allstars will provide the high-energy tunes. Dinner, drinks, dancing, prizes, and laughs are on tap, too.
 
Costumes are optional, but we hope you'll come dressed for your prom of choice...the elegant belle of the ball?  Carrie, all covered in blood? The class clown?  A handsome vampire?  Use your imagination or come as you are.  
 
When?  Saturday October 24, 6 p.m.
Where?  Columbus Centre Banquets, 365 Surryse Rd., Lake Zurich
Cost?  $35 per person, $65 per couple, includes dinner
 
Lake Zurich Rotary members are also selling tickets. Contact lzrotary@gmail.com or 847-340-0262 for more information.  
 
See you at Prom!
 
 
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Friday Noon -- Roadside Cleanup

Join Us: Roadside Cleanup This Friday, Noon
 
Meet us at the parking lot at the Jewel on Ela Road to help us clean up our roadside -- Ela from Rt. 22 to Cuba Road. Wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  The work goes very fast and then we'll meet at DiPiero's afterward for pizza and snacks.
 
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Update on Guatamala

Mike Quigley to Give Update on Rotary Guatamala Project

 
Mike Quigley from the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club will visit this Friday, September 25, to give us an update on the school project in Guatamala that our fundraising helps to support.
 
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Speaker on September 18

Ret. Col. Jill Morgenthaler to Speak on Leadership

On September 18, Retired Army Colonel Jill Morgenthaler will speak to the club about her new book, The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer. Colonel Morgenthaler will pass along  leadership lessons drawn from her three decades of military service--from her first days in ROTC to combat in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. Ironically, the military taught her that leadership isn’t about "command and control." Rather, it requires a fine balance of reason and emotion, distance and familiarity, hard and soft power.
 
The Courage to Take Command provides the strategies and tactics you need to follow through with your leadership vision, inspire your team, and execute your mission―even when the odds may seem overwhelming.
 
Col. Morgenthaler was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command; she was the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division; and she was the first female Homeland Security Advisor for the State of Illinois. The Colonel handled disaster recovery during the San Francisco earthquake, worked as a peacekeeper in Bosnia, and sheltered Kosovar refugees. For her leadership performance in Iraq in 2004, she received the Bronze Star.  Plus, she was invited to give a TED talk on her book, a great honor.  Watch it at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuoQE3-BTMw
 
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Ela Township's Roberta Smith Speaks on "Mind over Mood"

 
  
 
Some days, you just would rather stay in bed, right?  On Friday, Roberta Smith, Ela Township’s Clinical Social Worker, will speak to Lake Zurich Rotary Club members on how to make sure you always feel prepared to do great things, in spite of your mood.
 
Smith offers a support group by the same name at Ela Township for people coping with depression, anxiety, anger, stress or other mood difficulties.  At the Friday luncheon, she will concentrate on aspects of cognitive behavior therapy that help with mood and how different thoughts on same event cause different emotions and actions.
 
Smith is employed by Ela Township to help township residents with difficult personal and family situations.  She also has a private social work practice in Cary, Illinois.
 
 
Ela Township's Roberta Smith Speaks on "Mind over Mood" 2015-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

Former Bear Desmond Clark to Speak March 20, 2015

 
Desmond Clark, former NFL tight-end for the Chicago Bears, member of the team from 2003 to 2011, will be speaking to our club Friday March 20, 2015 at 12:15 p .m.
 His talk is based on his playing days as well as those that came before and after. “Stand On Your Principles,” is an inspirational message that those who excel in spite of those trials and tribulations have a purpose and a plan, backed by passion that is executed through principle.
 
Clark is a financial adviser for Wayne Messmer and Associates and founded a tutoring and mentoring program for boys.  He had his own sports radio show and gives insprirational talks throughout the country.
Former Bear Desmond Clark to Speak March 20, 2015 Nancy Shepherdson 2015-02-16 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) Applications Now Being Accepted

 

Do you know of any outstanding high school students who could benefit from developing their leadership skills?  If so, encourage  them to apply for sponsorship by your Rotary Club for one of the two Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats being held March 12 - 15 and April 16 - 19 2015.

Student feedback on this experience is always outstanding.

Click Here for RYLA Application. Sponsorship fee is $325 per student if registered and paid before February 15th, and $350 thereafter.  Lake Zurich Rotary Club covers the cost for five students per year!

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Author of Green Bay Packers Book to Speak

 
 
This Friday, January 16, Sandy Sullivan will speak to the Lake Zurich Rotary Club about her experiences working for Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers and how his philosophy of “It ain’t over until it’s over” influenced her life.  Her book, Green Bay Love Stories, has been acknowledged as a significant historical account of the Packers Glory Years and the foreword is written by Packers Hall of Fame great, Paul Hornung.
A reviewer said: “It is doubtful if another woman has so openly and boldly shared with us her personal and private experiences with a professional football team. In fact, few women have had the opportunity or ability to fit in with the "guys" and create friendships which have endured for a lifetime.”
Sandy Sullivan, a life-long Wisconsin resident, is a teacher, businesswoman and motivational speaker.  Copies of her book, some signed by Green Bay Packers greats, will be on sale at the Rotary meeting.
The Lake Zurich Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. on Fridays for lunch at the Holiday Inn Express, 197 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.
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Promote Your Business in The Media

Posted on Nov 10, 2014
     Friday November 14, 2014:  Melanie Santostefano will speak at the Lake Zurich Rotary Club.
 
      

 

In the presentation, Promoting Your Organization in the Digital World, Melanie Santostefano of Vicarious Productions will demonstrate how to utilize online media platforms by way of contributing UGC – otherwise known as User Generated Content.

Media platforms that will be addressed will include community contribution sections of the Trib Local, Daily Herald and Patch.com.

Best practices for utilizing Social Media platforms to further increase the impact and reach of UGC also will be touched on, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Melanie Santostefano has a close to 15 year background working in radio broadcasting and writing for news wire services and web-based media. She is the founder and president of Vicarious Productions, Inc. a marketing communications firm that provides writing services, public relations and social media management for clients throughout the Chicagoland area.

 

 

Promote Your Business in The Media Nancy Shepherdson 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0

Pete Barber of Costco to speak Friday Aug 22

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson on Aug 19, 2014

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This Friday, August 22, the Lake Zurich Rotary Club will welcome Pete Barber,business development specialist at Costco Wholesale in Lake Zurich.  Barber plans to talk about the Costco business model and how it has created strong growth and low turnover for the company.  He'll also tell the story of how Costco was able to succeed in the competitive retail space and what the future holds for consumers.

The Lake Zurich Rotary Club meets at 12:15 for lunch every Friday at the Holiday Inn Express, 197 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.  (Behind Sonic.)  The first lunch for propective members is on us!

Pete Barber of Costco to speak Friday Aug 22 Nancy Shepherdson 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

Friday June 13: "The Magical Art of Problem Solving"

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson on Jun 08, 2014

If the impImageossible suddenly seemed possible, would that help you solve your problems?  According to magician and business consultant Jeff Scanlan, solving both business and personal problems begins with adjusting your mindset so you can think more creatively and challenge your assumptions.  Scanlan will share his insights at the Friday lunch meeting of the Lake Zurich Rotary Club this week.

Scanlan is a motivational speaker, sports magician and an expert in "Impossible Bottles."  He'll show us how it's possible to put a baseball, a deck of cards and a wide variety of other objects into bottles that look too small to receive them.  How's that for impossible?

The Lake Zurich Rotary Club will meet this Friday at 12:15 at the Holiday Inn Express, 195 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.  Guests are welcome to come for lunch.

Friday June 13: "The Magical Art of Problem Solving" Nancy Shepherdson 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z 0

Book Donations Needed!

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson on Apr 12, 2014
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If you were poor, would you buy books or food?  Exactly.  So, every month, the Lake Zurich Rotary Club gives away gently used childrens' and aduits' books at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Lake Zurich, to feed minds.

Last month, Rotarians gave away almost 300 books to kids at the Food Pantry.  So the Club needs more.  If you have books they no longer need or want, the Club will accept them as tax-deductible donations.  Just indicate with your donation if you want a receipt.

Rotary Club members will pick up your donations from you if you send an email to lzrotary@gmail.com.  Or you may drop them off at R Professional Group, 535 Telser Road, Lake Zurich.  You may leave them at the door anytime, even if the business is closed. 

Or bring them to a Rotary Club meeting, Fridays, 12:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 195 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.  You can even join us for lunch.

Book Donations Needed! Nancy Shepherdson 2014-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

RYLA Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson on Jan 24, 2014

Do you know of any outstanding high school students who could benefit from developing their leadership skills?  If so, encourage  them to apply for sponsorship by your Rotary Club for one of the two Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats being held March 12 - 15 and April 16 - 19.

Student feedback on this experience is always outstanding.

Click Here for RYLA Application. Sponsorship fee is $325 per student if registered and paid before February 15th, and $350 thereafter.  Lake Zurich Rotary Club covers the cost for five students per year!

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Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Posted by Dee Lowe on Jan 06, 2014
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is understaffed and is in need of volunteers to help distribute food every Thursday nite from 6:15-8:30 p.m.  Give an hour or work until closing whenever you have time.  This is not a weekly commitment unless you chose to do so -- all of the time you give is appreciated.  
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Join The Rotary

Posted by Dee Lowe on Jan 06, 2014
The Rotary Club of Lake Zurich is looking for enthusiastic people to join our club to provide service to both our local community and the international world - the majority of our projects and donations remain here in Lake County.
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Special deals for Rotary events

Posted by Matt Womack on Oct 10, 2012
We have some terrific special deals for upcoming Rotary events.

The Holiday Inn Express will be providing a shuttle from the Halloween Party at Hackney's to the hotel for any guests wishing to stay overnight. They will also take you to your car the next morning. Let Holiday Inn Express be your designated driver.

Hackney's is donating 15% of any restaurant bills for Rotary Club members in October. Eat at Hackney's and donate to the Rotary this month.
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Mayor Tom Poynton to Speak on Home Rule

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson

Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On On October 17, the Lake Zurich Rotary Club will be hearing from Mayor Tom Poynton of Lake Zurich and the village manager, Jason Slowinski, about the home rule referendum that will be on the November ballot.  They'll also to talk about how that might impact businesses in town.  This is an important topic and all business owners in the area are urged to attend.

 

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South Africa Author of "My Year of Beds" Friday

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson

My Year of Beds Author to speak to Lake Zurich Rotary Friday

Image            Annette Jahnel, the South African author of My Year of Beds, is visiting the Lake Zurich Rotary Club on Friday as part of her world book tour.  She was the first woman to circle the globe by car and the book is her tale of the people she met, the traffic jams she endured, and the beds she occupied, mostly in private homes.

            “My purpose was - and is - to keep people aware of the fact that in spite of many interesting (and sometimes conflicting) differences... we remain a single family on a very small planet.”  She has spoken at many Rotary Clubs because her philosophy is very simiar to the Rotarian way of thinking.

            Her presentation is part travelogue, part motivational speech.  “If you’ve ever dreamed about stepping out into a real life adventure – but never quite found the time,” Annette says, “I invite you to join the quest.”

            The Lake Zurich Rotary Club meets on Fridays for lunch at 12:15 at the Holiday Inn Express, 195 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.  First-time guests eat for free.

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Author Dennis Depcik to speak on June 27

Posted by Nancy Shepherdson

                                        
Wouldn't It Be SomethingThis Friday, our speaker will be Dennis Depcek, author of "Wouldn't it Be Something," based on the letters he and his wife exchanged during WWII.  He also talks about how writing can help people deal with problems and loss, which all of us experience.  Many Rotary Clubs have had Dennis as a guest speaker who enjoyed his presentation of a memorable love story.
 

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New Meeting Location

Posted by Dee Lowe

Due to our growth in membership, effective January 8th, 2010, the Lake Zurich Rotary Club has moved our weekly meeting to a new location:

Knights of Columbus Banquet Facility, 365 Surryse Road, 2nd Floor, Lake Zurich (across the street, south side, of the LZ Post Office).

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Be A Book Friend

Posted by Dee Lowe
Steve Kutschat was a recent guest speaker and shared information on Bookfriends International, NFP, a nonprofit public foundation that seeks to provide educational resources to the secondary school age children (grades 5 – 12) of Africa by providing them with text books, library books and reference materials that are in desperately short supply in their local villages.  To learn more about this organization or to donate books, money or volunteer to help millions of kids in need, visit  http://www.bookfriends.org .
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What is Kiva?

Posted by Dee Lowe
KIVA is an organization dedicated to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.  The Lake Zurich Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of several business' in Africa.  To learn more about KIVA, visit http://www.kiva.org or contact Larry Ginsberg at 847-975-4525.
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Join Your Local Rotary

Posted by Dee Lowe
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The Rotary Club of Lake Zurich is looking for enthusiastic people to join our club to provide service to both our local community and the international world - the majority of our projects and donations remain here in Lake County.

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ShelterBox Italy Update

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An update about ShelterBox's deployment to Italy. They have sent 240 boxes so far, 15 of these sponsored by US donors.

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HELP WANTED - Rotary Club of Lake Zurich

Posted by Mimi Makar
DO YOU LIKE HAVING FUN WHILE HELPING THE COMMUNITY? Interested in networking and making new contacts? We're looking for self-starters who are active in the community. Only those with high ethical standards need apply. Commitment to building community and global goodwill a plus. Immediate openings. Excellent personal benefits. Flexible hours. Great opportunity for advancement.
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