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Rotamorr May 8th

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 5/11/2018
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ROTAMORR   May 8th, 2018


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  May 8th, 2018

  Teacher of the Year Awards


Mr. DesLaurier - Sister Debra Funsfinn has been teaching Kindergarten at ICS for 4 years. Starting in 2009 she was the Youth Minister at ICS and in 2015 1/2 year teaching Mr. DesLaurier wrote a letter to her advisor about how wonderful she is as a teacher.  Sister Debra has taught for 43 years and was at "Franciscan Sister of Sacred Heart".  Sisters Motto is "Love them to Learning".

  Nettle Creek
Mrs. Darlington - Mr. Michael Gorham has been at Nettle Creek for 16 years.  He teaches 6-8th grade Math, 7th grade Home Room, and Social Studies. Mr. Gorham is also the Athletic Director and Coaches the Scholastic Bowl and is the Track & Field.  

Mrs. Kathy Perry - Debbie Anderson has been teaching 2nd grade for 23 years.  She has been there for 30 years and will be retiring this year.  She hopes to substitue teach in the following years.

  District 54
Dr. Shannon Dudek - Mrs. Trudy DesLauriers has been teaching since 1991 and is the 8th grade Reading and Langauge Arts Teacher.  Prior to being at Shabbona Mrs. DesLauriers taught at Center School and has taught over the years 4th-8th grades.  She also started in 2016, she introduced Martha the Therapy Golden Retriever to students at District 54 and seniors at Park Point.  

  Morris Community High School
Mr. Hussey - Dr. Pat Halloran will be retiring this year after 33 years of teaching.  He has been at MCHS for 14 years of which the last 11 years he has been the Superintendent.   


* 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:
  • July 20th - Joliet Slammers Game - Rotary Night - tickets are in, let Andrea know if you havent received yours yet.
  • 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


Jim Wright

Pledge of Allegiance

Alan Ferrari

Four-Way Test

Charlie Gibbs


Jim Ringer


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 22nd, 5:45 pm @ Maria's Ristorante and Pizzeria.

*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          15th No Meeting
May          22nd TBA
May          29nd TBA
June          5th TBA
June         12th 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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