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Rotamorr February 20th

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 2/23/2018
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ROTAMORR   February 20th, 2018


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  February 20th, 2018

MCHS Speech Team



      The Morris Community High School Speech Team is made up of 44 students.  MCHS has won reginals for 44 years in the row with this year they were 4th in sections with 4 students that went to State Finals! 
              Avery Baetzel competed in Original Oratory "getting CATTY about Communication."                
Tyler Mroczek competed in Prose Reading - written by Daniel Tammet "A number Savant."

                         A special thank you to the MCHS Speech Team for coming out tonight!! 

* 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:
  • March 6th - Board Meeting 
  • May 5 - 6th - District Conference in Burr Ridge - Need one VOLUNTEER (2 people Rotarian/Spouse) which is already paid. 
  • July 20th - Joliet Slammers Game - Rotary Night - everyone is required to buy a minimum of 2 tickets
  • September 15th - SHRED Day at Morris Building and Loan from 9am to 1pm



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
  • We packed 1000 bags at the backpacking.
  • We recieved a "Thank you" from the  Morris Education Foundation for the donation of $250.00 to sponsor grants - Hall of Distinction - for the second year. 


 Charlie Gibbs

Pledge of Allegiance

 Tom Talarico

Four-Way Test

Jim Ringer


Rich Mitchell

Guests:  MCHS Speech Team Teacher - Mrs. Andrea Gustafson, Students - Avery Baetzell and Tyler Mroczek 

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 February 27th, 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
February   27th Cindy Shroba - Open Eye Communications
March         6th Board Meeting
March       13th Rich Mitchell - How to grow the club with Younger Members
March       20th TBA
March       27th 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 ** 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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