Nov. 30th Program - Rotary Foundation - PDG Ruth Lee
Past District Governor Ruth Lee will speak to the club about the Rotary International Foundation and some of it's programs.  Ruth served District 6420 as Governor during the 2013-2014 Rotary year.  Since then, she has served Rotary and District 6420 in many different roles and continues today as a spokesperson for the Rotary Foundation.
This is a very informative program not only for new members, but will also serve as a reminder for older members.  It will also be an excellent opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member. 
New Member - Haddon Anderson
     The Club welcomed a new member at the November 16th meeting.  His name is Haddon Anderson and he was sponsored by Linda Gerber with the classification of Executive Director.  Haddon has been the Executive Director for Stateline Youth for Christ since September of 2016.  Prior to that he was the assistant varsity boys basketball coach at Rockford Lutheran High School.  He was a career coach/work-study coordinator at the Lydia Urban Academy in Rockford.  From September of 2012 to August of 2016, he was the Youth Pastor at Stonebridge Church.  From 2012 to 2014, he was a featured columnist for the Bleacher Report and was an NBA writer, specializing in coverage of the Chicago Bulls.
     Haddon graduated from Rockford Lutheran High School in 2006.  He earned a BS in Sociology from Cedarville University in 2010 where he played basketball and served as a resident assistant.  He went on to obtain a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Moody Theological Seminary in 2014.
     Haddon is married to Julie and they have a foster son Richard, age 9; Adelyn, age 4; and Cameron, 6 months.  He enjoys family, sports (particularly basketball and reading.  He serves on the I.D. Pennock Branch Advisory Council of the YMCA.  He has traveled to Scotland and would love to go to China.  He really enjoys trying local restaurants, particularly pizza places.
     We would encourage our members to make an effort to introduce yourself to Haddon and welcome him to Rockford Rotary
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
Annual Super Bowl Raffle
     Our club is again selling raffle tickets for the opportunity to attend this season’s Super Bowl.  Purchasers of the raffle tickets, which are $5 each or five (5) tickets for $20 will be eligible to win the following prizes:
     Grand Prize Package - Two (2) tickets to the 52nd Super Bowl at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN; 4 nights lodging at Suite on
          Summit, St. Paul, MN,   and $1,000 cash.
     Second Prize - $1,000
     Third Prize - $500
     Note: The Grand Prize winner will be drawn first. Only one prize awarded per entrant.  The Grand Prize Drawing Party will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Winners will be contacted as soon as possible after the winning tickets are drawn.
     As a partnering club we support the Indian Rocks Rotary Foundation selling the tickets, with 50% of the ticket sales being retained by our club through the Rockford Rotary Charitable Association.  It is the committee’s goal to sell at least 800 tickets.
     Russ Johansson, Past President, Rotary Club of Rockford
Community Volunteers Needed for Golden Apple
Golden Apple is seeking volunteers to read and score portfolios submitted by Golden Apple teacher nominees.  This is the next step that comes after a teacher is nominated for a Golden Apple Award.  Teachers write a portfolio that includes a personal essay, they tell us about their teaching background, and volunteer readers help us to read and score them.  Each portfolio is read 6 times and the scores lead us to narrowing down our field of candidates to 20 finalists. New volunteers are required to attend a training from 4 - 5 p.m. on Friday December 1 at Rockford University where you can pick up your portfolios to read or if that doesn't work into your schedule, we can find a time to meet one on one for a training.  Evaluations are due back to us that Tuesday, Dec. 5 and can be dropped off or emailed or faxed. Lots of reading -- but interesting and valuable reading.  Contact Golden Apple at 815-226-4180 or with questions or to sign up to volunteer.
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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If you are new to Rockford Rotary or just haven't been able to sign on to the Rockford Rotary website, contact Jim Coffey @ or 815-222-9168.
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Dec 01, 2017 12:00 PM
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November 7
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November 7
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November 10
Rosemary Collins
November 16
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November 18
Zach Buchanan
November 18
Kathy Kwiat-Hess
November 20
Paul Logli
November 20
Tom Scoville
November 21
Keri Nelson
November 22
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November 23
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November 24
Mike LaMonica
November 24
Dave McClelland
November 27
George Bass
November 30
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November 14, 1985
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November 17, 2016
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November 17, 2016
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November 20, 2014
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November 21, 2002
15 years
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December 7, 2017
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December 14, 2017
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December 21, 2017
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