Second Installment of Club Dues due by December 22
If you opted to split your annual Rockford Rotary dues into 2 payments the second payment is due now and must be received December 22, reminder billings were sent out Nov. 30th.   You may also view your account balance by logging into Member Access on the Rockford Rotary website . 
Once you have log into the website select Member Access from the home page, and then select My Clubrunner from the Gray banner.  A blue banner will appear below that gray banner.  Select MY ACCOUNT BALANCE.  If you have a balance, you can pay online with a credit card by clicking on the MAKE A PAYMENT button, OR you can write and mail a check for balance.
Make checks out to:  Rockford Rotary
Mail to:   Rockford Rotary Club
                 P.O. Box 123
                 Rockford, IL  61105
To view step-by-step instructions on viewing and pay bills on-line click on the link below:
Rockford Rotary Holiday Gathering
     Last year, we pulled together a fun, last minute holiday event for members and our significant others  - thought it might be nice to plan ahead this year.  So let’s toast the season together at my house again on Thursday, December 14.
     We will have the beverages set up and an empty table so please bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share.
In true Rotarian spirit, we will have a spot to drop food for N. IL Food Bank drive to help those less fortunate this time of year.  Most needed items: Grains, Whole Grain Cereal, Oatmeal, Whole Grain Pastas, Brown Rice, Dry, Whole Beans, Lentils, Canned Chicken (In Water),  Canned Tuna (In Water), All Natural Peanut Butter,  Canned Fruit in Juice, Low Sodium Canned Vegetables, Instant Breakfast Drink Mix (No Sugar Added), Low Sodium Pasta Sauces, Low Sodium Soups 
     THURSDAY,  DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 pm Open House 3702 Fairway Place, Rockford    Next to the back parking lot (which is the place to park!) of Montessori, formerly Marsh school.  Near Alpine & Spring Creek. 
     Please RSVP to Nancy if you plan to attend, so we have some idea of numbers!  Thanks – Nancy  815-262-3216
Dick Rundquist Bell Ringers
Thank you to the 16 Rotarians who volunteered to Ring Bells for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle.  And a big Thank you Pete and Becky Rundquist who chaired this volunteer opportunity again this year.  
This year the Red Kettles were located at Woodman's on McFarland and Schnuck's on Mulford.  As you can see from the picture of Dave McClelland and Dick Leighton this is a fun way to spend two-hours. You can not have a bad day when your being thanked for volunteering and getting to watch young children put money into the Red Kettle.  And if you were one of the lucky Ringers you might have been joined by some students who sang or played Christmas music.
This is one of the wonderful volunteer opportunity that truly keeps you a warm, even if it is cold outside.
World AIDS Day Commemorated at Rotary Labyrinth

In June 2016, when Rockford Rotary dedicated the Rotary Labyrinth in celebration of its 100th year, the goal was to provide a usable community space.  This goal was realized on December 1, 2017, when Crusader Community Health commemorated World AIDS Day at the labyrinth with a press conference and balloon launch.  World AIDS Day also marks the beginning of Rotary International's month-long focus on Disease Prevention and Treatment. (Learn more about Rotary International focus Disease Prevention and Treatment at

World AIDS Day takes place on the December 1st each year.  It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.The CDC estimates that roughly 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV and nearly one in eight of those are not aware that they are infected.  As a result of treatment advances since the late 1990’s, the number of people living with HIV has increased dramatically. However,

without medical care, HIV still leads to AIDS and early death. Treatment can help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives and also greatly reduces the chances of transmitting HIV to others. Crusader’s effort to accelerate access to testing, treatment and prevention strategies for all individuals at risk ensures that patients have the knowledge and tools needed to protect themselves and their partners. 
Since 1990, Crusader’s Living with HIV (LWH) program has provided access to primary care, an onsite pharmacy, dental, optical, mental health, case management and prenatal services to 400 patients across nine counties in the Northwestern Illinois region. The LWH staff utilizes a holistic chronic disease management model to assist persons affected by HIV. It is the only clinic in the region providing Ryan White part C early intervention care. Care is provided throughout the course of the illness, regardless of health care coverage or ability to pay.
Recognizing that without medical care, HIV still leads to AIDS and early death, Crusader initiated a routine HIV screening to all patients at its five sites.  HIV is still prevalent in Rockford community especially among minority & LGBTQ population. Crusader was selected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to work on the Care and Prevention project based on the HIV diagnosis rate among minorities within the area.
Crusader’s HIV Program is the largest, most comprehensive on-site provider of medical care and support to HIV infected persons in Northwest Illinois. Services are offered confidentially in a caring and supportive environment. For more information call: 815-490-1751 or see the following Links.
Learn more about Crusader Community Health
Learn more about HIV/AIDS at CDC website:
Rotary Credit Card Supports The Rotary Foundation

Promote Rotary and help support our Foundation with the Rotary International credit card. Just by using your card, you’ll be helping The Rotary Foundation do good in the world.

A portion of each purchase you make with the card will benefit The Rotary Foundation, at no additional cost to you. The Rotary Foundation has received more than $8.6 million from the program since it launched in 2000, including $3.6 million to support polio eradication.

Earn 1% cash back on every purchase, 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs, and 3% cash back on gas for the first $2,500 in combined grocery/wholesale club/gas purchases each quarter. Bank of America donates $100 to Rotary with every activated account.


For information about rates, fees, other costs, and benefits associated with the U.S. Rotary credit card from Bank of America, click on Apply and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit card application. This credit card is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A.

Member Directory at Your Fingertips
Have you ever wanted to contact a member by phone or email but didn’t have their information?  Well, if you have a smart phone or iPad, you can get the Rockford Rotary Directory and other information right on your phone or iPad.  All you need to do is go to your Apple or Android app store and search for ClubRunner (The logo will be a white CR with the blue background). 
When you install this app you will be asked to sign in with your Rockford Rotary member log in and password. After you log in you will automatically be connected to the Rockford Rotary Directory. In addition to the member directory, you will be able to see upcoming events, speakers and board meetings, as well as, club executives, board members and committee members.  Form time to time you will need to refresh the member's area of the app to ensure you have access to information of new members.
To learn more about this app you can watch a youtube clip at:
ClubRunner Help?
Do you need help getting into 
If you are new to Rockford Rotary or just haven't been able to sign on to the Rockford Rotary website, contact Jim Coffey  at or 815-222-9168.
NOTE: You must use the primary email indicated in your profile.  If you no longer have access to that email, contact the Judy or Lyn to up-date your information.
Member Directory at your Fingertips
Have you ever wanted to contact a member by phone or email but didn't have their information?  Well, if you have a smart phone or iPad you can get the Rockford Rotary Directory and other information right on your phone or iPad.
All you need to do is go to your Apple or Android app store and search for the ClubRunner app (The logo will be a white CR with the blue background).  When you install this app you will be asked to sign in with your Rockford Rotary member log in. After you log in do this you will automatically be connected to the Rockford Rotary Directory. In addition the member directory, you will be able to see upcoming events, speakers and board meetings, as well as, club executives, board members and committee members. However, there is one issue with the app at this time; the story feature doesn't update, but they are working on that feature.  
To learn more about this app click on the link below:
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