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Rotamorr October 9th

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 10/13/2018
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ROTAMORR   October 9th, 2018


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  October 9th, 2018

 Victor Olele`




    We would like Victor Olele`to the Morris Rotary Club and he is sponsored by Charlie Gibbs and Jim Wright.  Victor is married and has two children 14 and 2 years old.  Victor is originally from Nigeria and started out as a young Mechanical Engineer after getting his Engineering Degree and now has a Masters in Safety, Health and Environment.  He was working in Iraq in the oil sector until his wife(then fiance`) gave him the option to stay in Iraq or marry her, so he returned to Nigeria.

   They moved from Nigeria to North Carolina but had a hard time getting work.  He had worked for BP for 5 years.  Victor was working in Channahon for 2 years but staying in Joliet during his work week, traveling back to North Carolina on the weekends.  One week he came back for work and he was not able to stay at the hotel he had been staying in and ended up at a hotel in Morris.  Driving around the town he felt this would be a great place to live.


* 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:


  • October 17th - WEDNESDAY - Costco Meat Factory Tour @ 11:00 am
  • December 11th -  Morris Hospital Expansion (Tri-Club invited) @ Maria's 6:00 pm


Meeting Recap:
  • Alan opened the meeting at 5:45 pm. 
  • John and Caroline Cummings donated $160 to the backpack program - Thanks Lynne
  • Community Foundation Donated $1,500 to the backpack program - Thanks Lynne
  • We need to schedule a work day at the Park, Date TBD.
  • Rotary Club is supposed to plant a tree for each member.


Alan Ferrari

Pledge of Allegiance

Charlie Gibbs

Four-Way Test

Art Hornsby


Jim Wright

Guests:  MaryLou Tate

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 October 17th, 11:00am @ Costco.

*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
October       17th Costco Factory Tour
October       23nd TBA
October       30th TBA
November    6th Backpacking
November   13th 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 ** Alan Ferrari
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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