Ice Hogs Rotary Night
     Our Exchange Student Chama all ready to cheer on the Ice Hogs.
     A great turnout for Rotary Night at the Ice Hogs.
President's Message
President's Message
THANK-YOU to everyone who attended the Club Assembly meeting last Thursday. A lot of good ideas and insight into our club and its history were brought up.
We had a great time at the Ice Hogs game on Friday night and the Ice Hogs won.
A big thank you to Kathy, Elise, Russ, Wray, Monica, Mike, Paul, Linda, and Becky for assisting me in cleaning out and reduction of storage bins. Only 6 of 20 left! If you have need of a binder or storage bin, contact me.
We have doubled the District Governors goal for our club!!!   Let’s keep it going!!! We have collected $367.00 so far which equals 4404 pounds.
Save the Dates:
BOD meeting on 2/20/24 moved to Furst Staff offices
February 29 No regular Thursday club meeting!! Celebrate Jim Coffey's 21st Birthday, meet at Prairie Street at 5pm
March 1 - Wine Tasting - Artale, $20 entry - all money goes to Rotary Charitable for Polio Plus.
March 6 - Read to the children at Constance Lane School. This is a K - 2nd grade event. March 6th at 9 am.  
If you interested you can call or email  Anita Fricks  Phone (815) 966-3380
Tuesday, April 16, University Club Guest Bartender night - all tips benefit Polio Plus
Please feel free to bring a guest to any and all the listed events - the more attend, the more possible new members and/or proceeds
     Pete Rundquist
Future Programs
Future Programs
02-29-24 - No Meeting
                - 5:00 PM Rotary Social - Prairie Street Brewing Company
03-07-24 - "Rockford Concerns - Finding Solutions"
                  Mayor Tom McNamara
                  Host- Pete Rundquist
03-14-24 - "Murder & Mayhem in Rockford"
                  Kathi Kresol
                  Hoat - Dave Byrnes
03-21-24 - Committee Meetings
03-28-24 - "Drugs in Our City - Are There Any Solutions?"
                  Dr. Ray Garcia
                  Host - Elise Cadigan
04-04-24 - "Plans for Our Future"
                  State Senator Steve Stadleman
                  Host - Mary Ann Norwood
04-11-24 - "Students Speak Up"
                  Rotary Academy 
                  Host - Linda Johnson
04-18-24 - "Earth Day - Protecting our Earth"
                  Josh Franks, Natural Resource Conservation Service
                  Host - TBD
04-25-24 - "Honoring Our Students"
                  High School Recognition
                  Host - Helen Hill
05-02-24 - "Rockford Rocks Sports"
                  Meet the Peaches
                  Host - Steve Malliet
05-09-24 - Committee Meetings
05-16-24 - "Rockford Rocks Sports"
                  Meet the Ice Hogs
                  Host - Steve Malliet
05-23-24 - "Rockford Rocks Sports'
                  Meet the Rivets
                  Host - Steve Malliet
05-30-24 - No Meeting
                  5:00 - Social
06-06-24 - "Rockford Rotary Welcomes Our Youth Exchange"
                  Ciara Staly
                  Host - TBD
06-13-24 - "The Norwegian - Starting a New Business in Rockford"
                  Emly Hurd
                  Host - TBD
06-20-24 - "Calm, Intelligent Helpers"
                  Bruce Erickson, 17th Judicial Circuit Therapy Dogs
                  Host - Jim Coffey
06-27-24 - "Order of the Shelf"
                  "Vetting, Selecting, Electing Our President"
                  Host - Eric Moe
Weekly RI Foundation Message
Each week we will be publishing a message from the Rotary International Foundation.  This week's message is:
A Rotary club in the United States used an US$3,000 district grant to purchase food and personal care items for a local food pantry that saw a 50% increase in need. A Rotary club in India is using a district grant to provide hygiene kits and training to girls who might otherwise miss school when they are menstruating. The project aims to help 40,000 girls.
Clubs worldwide use district grants to support similar short-term projects in their communities.
Every club has the opportunity to create positive change their community with grants from The Rotary Foundation, one project at a time.
What do you want to accomplish in our community?
Rotary Lunches
     Starting with our September 7th meeting, we will be having lunches at our noon meetings.  We will be starting with a package from Beef-A-Roo.  It will consist of a Wrap, salad, chips, cookie, and a soda or water.  There will bea variety of meats in the wraps.  This is a work in progress and things may change.  Lunches will start on September 7, 2023 and will be available at 11:45 AM the day of the meeting.
     PLEASE.  If you plan to bring a guest, PLEASE let us know 3 days in advance so we can make arrangements for food.  It will be your responsibility to cover the cost at $12.50 per meal.
     Pete Rundquist -
     President, Rockford Rotary
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Carla Redd
March 1
Elise Cadigan
March 8
Jay Braffett
March 8
Denny Johnson
March 10
Monica Glenny
March 18
John Mecklenburg
March 20
Tom McNamara
March 29
Scott Lewandowski
March 30
Join Date
Mike Donnelly
March 6, 2003
21 years
Jim Powers
March 11, 1993
31 years
Russ Johansson
March 13, 1987
37 years
John Mecklenburg
March 14, 1991
33 years
Deb Johns
March 16, 2023
1 year
Lynn Momberger
March 16, 2017
7 years
Mary Maxted
March 16, 2023
1 year
Sedrick Robinson
March 16, 2023
1 year
Don Kinney
March 18, 2004
20 years
Lyn Allison
March 21, 1991
33 years
Janine Idstein
March 31, 2022
2 years
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Invocators
February 1, 2024
Howard, Wray
February 8, 2024
Presman, Bob
February 15, 2024
Von Driska, Paul
February 22, 2024
Maggio, Roger
March 7, 2024
Berger, Suzanne
March 14, 2024
Logli, Paul
March 21, 2024
Glenny, Monica
March 28, 2024
Cadigan, Elise
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