9 club members and 2 members from the Johnsburg Interact club cleaned up Rt. 120 from Crystal Lake Rd. West to River Rd. Several members started out at Matt Colby's house for a camp style breakfast. Fun was had by all!
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Thirteen members were in attendance at this meeting.
American Community Bank to host Santa: Maureen Biederer announced Santa will be coming to the bank (on Route 31 in McHenry) on Saturday, 12/11, from 9:00 – 12 noon. Bring the kids and grandkids, and your camera. This Santa is the real deal! There will be cookies, apple cider and lots of fun. Come on out and start the holiday celebration!
Wreath Distribution Day – Saturday, 12/4: Shawn and Jeff will be at the Shah Center at 8:30 a.m. with the truckload of wreaths, which Shawn organized this morning. (Gosh, we meet at 7:30 a.m., which means Shawn was working at… you wild thing!)
Please sign-up to help with the distribution. Trista suggested having about $25 available to make change should someone want to buy one of the extra wreaths that were ordered.
Board of Directors for 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012: And the Oscar goes to… (oh, wait, wrong presentation, but you get the idea!)
President Elect: Shawn Strach
Vice President: Trista Iodice
Secretary: Maureen Biederer
Treasurer: Duane Myers
Sergeant - at - arms: Mark Adams
Director-at-large (2 members): Dan Arvidson and Mike Lehman
Paul Harris Fellowship Presentation: Jeff Batt announced there are four (4) new Paul Harris Fellows for our club. Shelly Casella-Dercole received her award at this meeting, and the balance will be presented at the Club Assembly later this month. Congrats, Shelly! Jeff gave a brief overview about this award, noting Paul Harris started Rotary in Chicago in 1905. As Rotarians contribute into this foundation cause, which supports Rotary International (RI) efforts worldwide, our club becomes eligible to receive grants from RI.
Recap of 2010: Jeff outlined the accomplishments of our club since its beginning stages in January of 2010.
§ January 17th – first meeting of 7 members with an idea of organizing a new club.
§ Five year goals were set: 50 active members, 12 service projects per year, and raise $100,000 for charity annually.
§ April 20th – received Charter from RI, noting we were one of the quickest clubs to receive charter from time of first organizational meeting.
§ April 25th- Sunrise volunteered and helped Home of the Sparrow with raising money
§ May 18th – Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with Boone Creek cleanup
§ May 22nd – Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with FISH food pantry money collection day
§ June 2nd – Sunrise held its Charter Night event at McHenry Country Club
§ June 8th - Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with Mobile Food Pantry Distribution
§ August 8th – Sunrise held its first annual fellowship picnic for members and family, and potential new members
§ October 9th – Sunrise held the first annual car show, and raised $2,100 for MAYC (McHenry Area Youth Commission)
§ October 17th - Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with their annual ham dinner
§ October 23rd – Sunrise assisted the McHenry Lions Club with both the food drive and money collection for FISH food pantry with our club raising an additional $600 towards that cause, plus collecting food
§ November 12th - Sunrise assisted Rotary Club of McHenry with their poker tournament
§ November 15th – Sunrise undertook its first annual wreath sale fundraiser and raised approximately $700 (without significant time or inventory commitment)
Going forward, the club will work to become a stronger club, driving towards our 5-year goals.
Jim Marinangel from McHenry Savings Bank gave a presentation on the Kiwanis Soap Box Derby that will be held on Waukegan Road on June 11th. He provided us with details of the event and explained that our club may want to consider sponsoring a car and driver.
Shelly asked for input on why we joined this club and whether we'd like anything different out of the meetings. The general consensus from those in attendance was that the day and time is fine; rather simply that there are times of the year that are more conducive to actual attendance than others.