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Rotamorr November 14th

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 11/18/2017
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ROTAMORR   November 14th, 2017


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  November 14th, 2017

Dave Sterner


                                                                           Wine To Water
        Dave Sterner is a Senior Vice President with Merrill Lynch, where he serves as a Wealth Management Advisor for over 25 years.  Prior to his current role, Dave served in the United States Navy for 10 years as a Flight Officer (Navigator).  Thank you for your service! 
        Dave has a passion for bringing clean water to those who need it most, and he is convinced that we can't hold off on searching for solutions to fresh water scarcity.  
        Currently, Wine To Water has Global projects in the Amazon, Cambodia, Domenican Republic / Haiti, West Africa and Nepal.  Wine to Water is commited to  providing CLEAN water to ONE MILLION people by 2019.  

        The Wine to Water Foundation currently has 15 chapters here in the U.S. including one nearby in Chicago and one U.S. Veterans Chapter.  There are many ways to be involved including joining an established chapter, Corperate/Community/Private Party Filter Build, Fundraise -Host a Wine Tasting, or serve by getting your hands dirty and helping in the field.  Another way to help is to Partner with WTW by becoming a Corperate, Faith, University, Wine or Rotary Partner.  $4.00 of every bottle of wine sold goes to helping get clean water to people around the world.   

* 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*







 Upcoming Events:
  • We need volunteers for the Lumanares for "Home For The Holidays" next week.
  • Bell Ringing will be Thursday, December 14th at Jewel Osco @ 1414 N Division St, Morris from 4 - 8pm.


Meeting Recap:
  • Andrea opened the meeting at 5:45 pm. 
  • We will be doing Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army/We Care on Thursday, December 14th from 4-8pm.  There is a sign up sheet or let Andrea know when you can help. Currently we have no one signed up from 6-7pm and 7-8pm for either door. 
  • Next week there is no meeting due to Thanksgiving.


 Andrea Buckman, Dianne Breslar

Pledge of Allegiance

 Art Hornsby

Four-Way Test

Alan Ferrari 


 Jim Ringer

Guests:  Dave Sterner, Lynn Carr

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 November 28th, Maria's Ristorante @ 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
November 21st No Meeting - Thanksgiving 
November 28th TBA 
December 5th Back Packing @ White Oak
Decmeber 12th TBA
December 19th TBA


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 ** Andrea Buckman, Dianne Breslar
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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