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Rotamorr August 21st 2018

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 10/25/2018
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ROTAMORR   August 21, 2018


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  August 21st, 2018

 Mardi Gras

Lynne Car



       Mardi Gras begins with Fat Tuesday which is the Tuesday right before Ash Wednesday.  In 2014, the City of New Orleans limited the amount of parades a year to 30.  

* 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:


  • Costco Tour beginning of October
  • MYLA - Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month


Meeting Recap:
  • Alan opened the meeting at 5:45 pm. 
  • Rotary Club is supposed to plant a tree for each member.
  • Got a $100 gift card from Costco - 1st grant money
  • NO MEETING - 8/28 due to the Tri-Club Picnic


Alan Ferrari

Pledge of Allegiance

Charlie Gibbs

Four-Way Test

Andrea Dewasme


Rich Mitchell 

Guests:  Victor Olele`, Karen Avalos, Lynne Carr, Jeannine Mitchell

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 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
August            28th No Meeting
September       4th First Packing
September      11th    Governor Pedro
September      25th   Weiner Roast - Jim Wrights Farm
October           2nd   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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