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Rotamorr January 23rd

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 1/27/2018
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ROTAMORR   January 23rd, 2018


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  January 23rd, 2018

Julie Buck


                        Julie Buck is the Executive Director of the Morris Community Foundation.
    The Community Foundation of Grundy County has been "impriving the quality of life in Grundy County through leadership and philanthropy" since 1999.
    Annually the net worth of Grundy County is 6.3 Billion dollars.  Although, a large amount of this worth will leave Grundy County due to the heers not living here.  If everyone donated only 5% to endowment we would have 8.6 Million annually here for local outreach.

    How the Foundation works:  

It starts with donors, whether its individuals, corperations, private foundations or nonprofit organizations with a passion for the Arts, Education, Agriculture, Community Wellness or Faith.  Their gifts ( cash, securities, real estate, retirement funds, insurance or bequests) are used to create funds to distribute to the charitable passion of their choice through scholarships for students or grants to charitable organizations.  The types of donor desgined funds are Donor Advised, Donor Designated, Agency, Scholarship, or Field of Interest all of which are goverened by an agreement between CFGC and the Donor.
    CFGC gives "The ability for an individual of average financial means to become a Philanthropist."

              Julie Buck thank you very much for coming today and passing this important information on to us to share with the community and taking time out of your busy day! 

* As of 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:
  • Saturday 1/27/18 at 5pm inside the gym at MCHS - Arthur Hornsby will be inducted into the MCHS Hall of Distinction.


Meeting Recap:
  • Charlie 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
  • Judy Roth donated $125 from the Womens Group for the backpack program
  • Scholarship reinvested $25,000 and the bond renewed at a good interset rate.
  • Every member will be billed $10 for a memorial to the scholarship fund in honor of Dianne's father Bill Blue. 


 Charlie Gibbs

Pledge of Allegiance

 Jim Wright

Four-Way Test

Andrea Buckman


Jim Wright

Guests:  Julie Buck

Sergeant-at-Arms –  

$$Happy Bucks$$

Everyone gave $1.00 for being here today.


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 January 30th, 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.*

  2017-2018 Calendar of Events  
Date Program
January    30th Justin Ritz
February   6th Backpacking @ White Oak
February   13th Valentines Dinner
February   20th MCHS Speech Team
February   27th Cindy Shroba - Open Eye Communications 


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 ** Charlie Gibbs
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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