Golden Apple Foundation Banquet.
     Golden Apple Foundation is very excited to announce that the Rockford Rotary Club is the 2019 recipient of the Jan Jones Service Award! The Golden Apple Foundation Jan Jones Service Award is presented annually to an individual, organization or business for demonstrating a deep commitment to Excellence in Education in Winnebago and/or Boone County through volunteerism. 
     The Golden Apple Foundation Jan Jones Service Award is named in honor of the late Jan Jones. Jan was a tireless advocate for excellence in local education. After retiring from 30+ years of teaching at Rockford Public Schools, Jan inspired others by continuing to fight for and affect the education of our community‚Äôs children. She instructed future teachers as a Rockford University adjunct professor, mentored community educators and participated in such education service organizations as Rockford Promise, Alignment Rockford and Golden Apple.
     The Jan Jones family will be presenting Rockford Rotary with the award at the Golden Apple Excellence in Education Banquet on Friday, April 26 at Giovanni's. Rotary members are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at or checks may be mailed to Golden Apple Foundation located at 5050 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108. Please note "Rotary" on your check memo or next to your name when you purchase online and you will be seated with the Rockford Rotary table/s. The social hour is 5:30-6:25 p.m. and the program starts promptly at 6:26. Contact Jennifer Stark, Executive Director, at or 815-226-4180 for more information.