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Rotamorr May 1st

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 5/4/2018
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ROTAMORR   May 1st, 2018


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  May 1st, 2018

  National Honors Society Seniors


Congratulations to all the Honorees of the 2017-2018 School Year
Below are the NHS Seniors, their commitmented schools and programs:

 Stephy Potter - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - Nursing
 Elizabeth Verj - Michigan State - Animal Science Veterinarian
 Ashley Molnar - Perdue - Engineering - Engineers With Out Borders
 Jacie Punke - JJC - Athlectic Training - Physical Therapy
 Maeghan Eaker - Illinois Wesleyan University - Biology and Pediatrican and Geriatrics 
 Meghan Carr - Angustana College - Geology 
 Conner Shaw - Illinois State Technology - Electrical Engineering
 Kailey Pierce - University of Minnisota - Chemical Engineering, Chemical Pharmacy
 Anna Thomas - University of Iowa - Batchelors in Business/ Masters in Accounting CPA
 Amy Heath - JJC - Elementry Ed - 2nd Grade
 Katie Mikula - Southern Illinois University - Math Education - Teacher in Florida
 Peter smyk - University of Illinois - Chemical Engineering / Nuclear Plant
 Tyler Spezio - Williams College -  Pre - Medical Orthopedic
 Danny Borgstrom - University of Evansville - Logistrics Supply Chain Management
 Kameron Dransfeldt - University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh - Business Finance
 Grace Johnson - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater - High School English Teacher
 Collin Kingsbury - Millian University - Actuary Science
 Jerad Lines - University of Illinois - Agriculture and Consumer Ed
 Dawson Moore - Purdue - Aerospace Engineering 
 Molly Nystad - Marquette University - Physical Therapy - with a focus in Brian Injury
 Nathan Wantland - Taylor University - Finance


* 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:
  • 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:
  • Jim Wright 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
  • Morris VFW donated $2000.00 from the "Queen of Hearts" to the backpack program


Jim Wright

Pledge of Allegiance

John Carr

Four-Way Test

Andrea Buckman


Charlie Gibbs

Guests: Mr. Craig Ortiz, Stephy Potter, Elizabeth Vejr, Ashley Molnar, Jacie Punke, Maeghan Eaker, Meghan Carr, Conner Shaw, Kailey Pierce, Anna Thomas, Avery Heath, Katie Mikula, Peter Smyk, Spezio, Danny Borgstrom, Kameron Dransfeldt, Grace Johnson, Collin Kingsbury, Jerad Lines, Dawson Moore, Molly Nystad, Nathan Wantland

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 May 8th, 5:45 pm @ the Morris County Club.

*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
May           8th Teacher of the Year @ Morris County Club  
May          15th TBA
May          22nd TBA
May          29th TBA
June          5th 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 ** Jim Wright
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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