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Welcome to Wauconda Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Wauconda Cafe
405 W. Liberty St
Wauconda, IL  60084
United States
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End Polio Coordinator
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Rotary Club of Wauconda happenings
The Rotary Club of Wauconda visited Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville to pack meals for children in Nicaragua. We along with other volunteers were able to pack 78 boxes, which will provide more than 16,000 meals for kids. If you would like to know more about FMSC or set up a volunteer event click the logo below.
Police Chief Weremes visited the Rotary today to share with us what the police department is doing in the area of community outreach. We learned that the Chief and all of the officers are committed to working with the community and creating an environment where there is mutual respect between the police and the community. The Rotary appreciates and thanks the Chief and the department for their service and dedication to keeping our village safe. Connect with the Wauconda police department on Facebook.
Mayor Knight & Village Adminstrator kevin Timony stopped by to visit the Rotary Club of Wauconda to talk about what's happening in the village. They share great information about our town and ways the Rotary can continue to help the community. For more information about the Village of Wauconda click the link.
Mayor Lincoln Knight
Village Administrator Kevin Timony
The Rotary Club of Wauconda enjoyed a terrific game of baseball last Saturday. We were especially delighted to see a hometown Wauconda kid on the mound, Rich Mascheri. He pitched 6 innings for the win against the St. Paul Saints, the final score 12-4! We also enjoyed a great fireworks show after the game. If you would like more info on the Chicago Dogs visit their website : Chicago Dogs
Wednesday August 22nd was the Fire Cadet's annual Award Night. The Wauconda Fire District supports this program that helps to build the character of young male and female cadets. It teaches not only skills around fire fighting, but it also builds a desire to serve the community, work as a team and build leadership skills; in short put service above self. The Rotary every year sponsor two cadets to represent Wauconda at a Rotary Youth Leadership Award program. This program is about building strong leaders for the future. I was struck by the maturity,camaraderie, pride and discipline of the group. We are proud have two of our Rotary members be a part of this wonderful program, Bill Hogan & Mike Davalle. The Rotary Club of Wauconda will continue to support this great program in any way we can. Cadets!, we're proud of you!
National Night Out was great! Lots of families interacting with Wauconda's finest. There was lots of food, fun and festivities. The Wauconda Rotary staffed the pop corn and ice cream conssession. Many happy faces. The Rotary looks forward to being here next year. Pictured above are bikes donated by the Rotary Club of Wauconda and Target.
Bill Peppler - Wauconda Rotary President-elect
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
Wauconda Police Department is committed to making our neighborhoods safer and a more caring place to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Join the Village of Wauconda Police Department as well as other community organizations on Tuesday, August 7th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM for a family fun night full of emergency and utility vehicles, games, food, rafffles, prizes, music and more! Hosted by the Wauconda Park District, the event will be held at Cook Park. 
National night out is a free event for the community. If you are interested in donating to this event, please contact Allie Guerrero by email or by calling (847) 526-2421.
Rotary Club of Wauconda presented Teri Kristensen (LCHF Foundation chairwoman) & Janelle Rominski (Board member) of Lake County Honor Flight with a donation of $1400 at the American Legion Post 911 last night. Lake county Honor Flight is an organization dedicated to taking WWII, Koren and Vietnam vets on a 2, or 3 day trip to visit the war memorials in Washington DC. This is done at no cost to the vets. If you know of a veteran that would like to visit the war memorial go to: and complete the Honor Flight application. To all the vets out there thank you for your service!
Steve Mosias, President and Andy Konsewicz, Public Relations Chair, IT & Web from EMS Road Docs visited the Rotary this morning to share a bit about what they do. They are "Great Folks, Doing Great Things." To learn more about their organization read below or stop by their web site, click the image below.
Who We Are

The EMS Road Docs of Illinois, Inc. is both federally and in Illinois, a registered 501(c)3 Not for Profit corporation. We are a sovereign organization in the state of Illinois.

EMS Road Docs of Illinois is made up of primarily two classes of members. Our Professional Members are those who have or do work in the Emergency Medical Services field or who are or have been licensed as a medical professional by a recognized credentialing board. Our Certified Members are all trained First Responders.

In short, we support our communities and their assets. Each year we provide trained medical First Responders and EMS Professionals to many dozens of charity events. That long list includes Motorcycle Charity rides like the Illinois Governor’s Veteran’s Ride, the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fun Run, and Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade amongst many others. We also wholeheartedly support our active and veteran men and women in uniform and work with numerous veteran related organizations in the local area as well as host an annual BBQ for our veterans at the Hines VA Hospital.

In addition to the above, we are a ready resource for communities in need after disaster has struck. Numerous of our members are trained in various Emergency Management skills and have responded to localities following a disaster event. In an emergency, natural disaster, or public health incident, volunteers with the right training are invaluable resources during these times of crisis and our members are both trained and prepared to respond to such events.

In order to fill the needs just mentioned we are very strong advocates for training in advance of the need for those skills. In this respect we provide numerous nationally recognized training courses throughout the year. Most notable of these are the American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR/AED class and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons First Responder-First Aid class. We also act as an access facilitator to other related educational opportunities.

While we are made up of a large number of motorcycle enthusiasts, many of our events do not require being a motorcycle rider nor is that a requirement for membership in our organization.

We are color blind, gender blind, and blind to most other factors that too often divide Americans. We foster fellowship, camaraderie, and cooperation.  We seek to bring Americans together in service to others in need and there is no place for any kind of discrimination amongst us.

We are Americans who believe in ‘Paying it Forward’ and ‘Giving Back’ to our communities and fellow countrymen. We want to bring the finest America has to offer together in friendship and service. Our members are honest, hardworking, good people and that is the type of people we want to ride and associate with.  All like minded persons are welcome to join our organization.

Fall into Fun!
Saturday October 13, 2018 10 AM - 1:00 PM
The Amazing
Rotary Road Rally Returns!
October 13th marks the return of the Amazing Road Rally. Great family fun! We start at Vickies Personal Touch; there each of the teams/cars are given a riddle to figure out, when they answer correctly they are given an envelope with a clue to their next stop. At each stop the team will perform a timed task, only on satisfactory completion of the task will you receive the next envelope/clue. Its like the Amazing Race, competitive,challenging and great fun! The team with the lowest cumulative time has bragging rights as winner of the 2018 Amazing Road Rally. The Road Rally will  end at the American Legion Hall Post 911. There, we will hold a meat raffle at 1PM & Grand prize drawing during the event. Grand prizes to be announced.
Tickets Road Rally are $25 per person with up to 4 people in a car. Motorcycles are welcome. Waivers for each passenger must be signed and submitted on race day. Have a great time and help local charities at the same time! See you there!
September 2018


Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. About 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges — including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns — while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.

As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.

PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed US$850 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe. Today, club members meet weekly to plan service projects, discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship. Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.

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