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Amy Carr  | Published on 9/21/2017
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ROTAMORR   September 19th, 2017


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  September 19th, 2017

PADS - Marilyn Yuhas


                                                        Public Action to Deliver Sustenance

     In 2008, the PADS for Grundy Area began.  Their mission is to help people - to provide a safe, warm place for people to stay and get a warm meal, breakfast and a sack lunch for the next day.  They are open from October - April from 7 pm to 7 am daily.  
     During the 2016 - 2017 season, 1037 people stayed and 58 people ate only.  Last year they were able to help feed 2,925 people in need.  They need 1080 volunteers to fill all the spots and anyone can volunteer.  The community is very supportive and they are looking for a permanent location.  Currently the shelter sites are located at: Peace Lutheran, First United Methodist, Immaculate Conception and Living Word.    
                                                         ****  still in need of 50 volunteers ****

                  1st Shift -- 6:30 pm - 10:45 pm - registration - serve dinner and clean up
                  2nd Shift -- 10:45 pm - 2:45 am - make sack lunches 
                  3rd Shift -- 2:45 am - 7 am - make breakfast

      You can also find more information on their facebook page and website -     
                                                  Tammy Alvarez - Volunteer Director - 815-474-7899

* Fundraising *

  - Draw Down at Corn Fest 2017 will be located at First Midwest Bank from 6 pm - 9 pm.
     -300 (295) total tickets available/ $60.00 each (the last 5 tickets will be auctioned off at the event) 
     -Sponsorship's total $11,000 of which $2,000 is our club.
     -There is a possibility t-shirt sales will get us the $2,000 sponsorship.
* We NEED to set up a work date for the Rotary Park *

* Starting 7/25/17 - Updated location for meetings in Maria's Ristorante and Pizzeria*
  - Location: 1591 N Division Street
                    Morris, IL 60450
  - At Maria's, members will be billed for food on quarterly Statements. *only if you eat*

* Packing went well last week, all 600 bags are packed*

*Reminder - Make sure to ask Presenters/Programs if they will need screens or projectors for the meeting *



 Upcoming Events:
  • Draw Down at Corn Fest 2017   Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from  6-9 pm


Meeting Recap:
  • John opened the meeting at 5:45 pm. 
  • Starting 7/25 will be meeting at Maria's Ristorante and Pizzeria at 1591 N Division Street, Morris,IL
  • Try and get your Draw Down Tickets sold


 John Carr

Pledge of Allegiance

 Alan Ferrari

Four-Way Test

 Tom Talarico


 Rich Mitchell

Guests:  Lynn Carr, Marilyn Yuhas

Sergeant-at-Arms –  

$$Happy Bucks$$


Heads & Tails Winner:   

THE FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think say or do:
First: Is it the TRUTH? Third: Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned? Fourth: Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The next Morris Rotary meeting will be held on September 26th, Maria's Ristorante at 5:45pm!  

*The Club continues to look for new members to continue to grow the membership. If interested in attending a meeting please feel free to join us anytime. We have adjusted our meeting times to start at 5:45 pm on Tuesday nights and to conclude by 6:45 pm with an option to have dinner immediately following.*

  2017 Calendar of Events  
Date Program
September 26th Draw Down Prep Meeting
October 3rd Back Packing
October 10th  Jean Kuhn -- Facebook LIVE
October 17th TBA
October 24th Feed My Starving Children - Aurora, IL


Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Club Officers 2017-2018
President ** John Carr
President-Elect **  
Vice-President/Programs ** Need VP – Deb Baker (Programs)
Secretary ** Andrea Buckman
Treasurer ** Tom Talarico
Sergeant-at-Arms ** Jim Ringer
Directors & Committee Chairs 2017-2018
Club Service Projects Director ** Amy Carr
Club Administration Director ** Charlie Gibbs
Club Membership Director ** Alan Ferrari
International Service Director ** Art Hornsby
Rotary Foundation John Carr
Charity Fundraiser  
Scholarship Committee Chair Jim Wright
Back Pack Committee Chair Alan Ferrari
ROTAMORR Editor Amy Carr
Public Relations Chair Rich Mitchell
District Assistant Governor Lisa Allen
Youth Chair/Interact Liaison Amy Carr
Planning Committee Draw Down Amy Carr
Interact Advisor – Morris Community H.S. Amy Carr




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