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Welcome to Wauconda Rotary Club!

Wauconda

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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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Director
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Literacy Chair
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COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR
Chamber of Commerce Liaison
CLUB SERVICE CHAIR
Web Site Coordinator
Rotary Foundation
End Polio Coordinator
Grants Chair
 
 
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Rotary Club of Wauconda happenings
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. May 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 aguerrero@waucondapolice.com 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:  https://www.lakecountyhonorflight.org/applications 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.

 
 
Pride of Wauconda, FBLA visits the Rotary.
Members of the Wauconda High School FBLA with advisor Wendy Mills, visited the Rotary to say thank you for helping the group reach the FBLA Nationals! Members of the Rotary along with other members of the Wauconda business community volunteered time to help judge and give feedback to the FBLA students to hone their presentation skills. The team has done well in regionals, state and are now moving on to the FBLA national conference to be held in Baltimore this summer. We wish you the very best at the national competition.  Wauconda Forever! 
 
FBLA Mission:

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

FBLA-PBL’s programs focus on:

  • Leadership Development—members develop essential soft skills by holding chapter officer positions at the local, state, and national levels; by networking with accomplished business professionals; and by participating in business-focused workshops, seminars, and academic competitions.
  • Academic Competitions—members demonstrate their business expertise at high-profile regional, state, and national competitive events. The top students are recognized with trophies and cash awards. Learn more about FBLAPBL, and FBLA-Middle Level competitive events.
  • Educational Programs—members create career portfolios, enhance their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications, and have access to select college scholarships. Learn more about educational programs for FBLAPBL, and FBLA-Middle Level.
  • Membership Benefits—members receive exclusive discounts and enhanced benefits for travel, education, and more. Learn about the benefits available to FBLAPBL, and FBLA-Middle Level members.
  • Community Service—members work with the March of Dimes to help end premature births by participating in awareness campaigns and the March for Babies fundraiser. Discover how FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level members support the March of Dimes.
  • Awards & Recognition—members build a portfolio of accomplishments with a wide range of awards programs. Learn more about FBLAPBL, and FBLA-Middle Level awards programs.
Rotary District 6440 Governor Don Brewer, his wife, Roseann, and Assistant District Governor John Kim were our guests this morning.  Governor Brewer shared his thoughts about Rotary, in general, and our club, specifically.  He left us with some very inspirational thoughts about how we support each other in our personal and Rotary lives.   
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In recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, the Rotary Club of Wuaconda would like to thank the Wauconda Police Department for their service and dedication.
The Rotary Club of Wauconda wishes you a Happy, Healthy New Year!
 
 
Rotary Chicago Dogs Baseball Outing Saturday August 25th 7:05PM
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Fall into Fun!
Saturday October 13, 2018
 
The Amazing
Road Rally Returns!
 
Speakers
Ken Idstein
Aug 22, 2018 7:00 AM
Understanding Mortgages
Tom Kern - Wauconda Area Library Director
Aug 29, 2018 7:00 AM
What's new at the Library
David A. Wermes - Chief of Police Wauconda IL
Sep 12, 2018 7:00 AM
Community outreach
 
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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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Laura Bush addresses Rotarians

Former first lady of the United States speaks at

 
 
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