February 9th Rotary morning meeting:  will be at Sage Cancer Center, which is at the west end of Centegra Hospital – McHenry.  Easiest way to get there is to follow the road behind the hospital (which passes by the Emergency Department on the north side and Childtime Day Care on the south side) to the end across from the helicopter / Flight for Life.  Tours will also be part of our time at Sage Cancer Center, and the tours wil be given by Amy Moerschbaecher, Executive Director of the Center.  Denise Brausen is hosting this meeting.



February 26th Rotary District Assembly:  Shelly Casella-Dercole, Trista Iodice, Shawn Strach (maybe not) and Maureen Biederer are planning to attend from our club.  Shelly confirmed the President-Elect along with 3 additional members are able to attend at no cost to the club.


March 5th – Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers Event:  the Rotary Dawnbreakers group is hosting their annual fundraising event, and various members shared great experiences.  Jeff Batt mentioned possibly having a Sunrise table, and asked members to let him know their interest in attending.  Cost is $75 per person, and the theme is western so casual attire (cowboy boots and hat are truly welcomed!) is the most you’ll need to dress up.


March 13th – McHenry Rotary Parade & Paper/Personal Products Drive:  just a reminder to mark your calendars for this event.  More details to come at a future meeting. Next meeting will be Monday, 1/31, at 5:30 p.m. at what is now Windy City Wings and used to be Bambino's at the corner of Green Street & Route 120 (according to a recent Facebook post from Phil Sweeney).


April 16th – The Human Race:  Sunrise Club will sponsor a team and Denise Brausen will sign-up our club.  Participants are now needed, and the cost to run or walk is $25, and the goal is for each participant to get additional sponsors.  Rebecca Stiemke, one of our newest Rotarians, is heading up this event.


April 29th – Joint Rotary Event:  the date is set for after tax season J, and more details will be forthcoming.


Rotary International Membership Levels:  RI is currently rolling out new membership levels in response to the needs and issues in growing Rotary membership within clubs throughout the world.  More information will be presented once available.