Pizza, Pitchers & Puzzles 2024

Join us on Thursday, August 29, 2024 as we hold the 2nd Annual Pizzas, Pitchers & Puzzles club fundraiser.
The event is being held at the Rob Roy Golf Course banquet room and starts at 6 pm with some social chatty time and welcome. The pizzas and pitchers will be served AND puzzles opened promptly at 6:15 pm. The event officially ends at 8:15 pm but everyone is welcome to hang around and continue to socialize....or finish their puzzle...or pizza...or pitcher.. the bar will still be open.
YOUR team of FOUR will race to finish an 18" XL single topping (other than cheese) pizza, two pitchers of beer and/or soda and 300-piece puzzle. Prizes will be awarded.
Registration is $200 for each team of 4 puzzlers.
Where else can you have so much fun with pizza and puzzles for so little?
Registration is super easy using the PayPal Link below.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase.
After receiving payment, you will receive a confirmation email and/or call. We will need to get a Team Name and Topping Choice before the event. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2024 at 5 pm so we can order the correct number of puzzles.
Lastly, if you are interested in Sponsoring the event and taking advantage of any marketing, please contact Daniela Krivak at for details.
We are looking for a PUZZLE, PIZZA and a PITCHER SPONSOR.
Each sponsorship is $250.
Proceeds of this event fund educational scholarships and humanitarian projects in our communities and around the world.

If you have questions concerning the Pizzas, Pitchers & Puzzles, contact Bret Fahnstrom at
Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Register & Pay via PayPal Online HERE!
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Pizza, Pitchers & Puzzles 2024 Bret Fahnstrom 2024-06-11 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

We still have 3 scholarships available for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) EXPENSE-PAID, three-day camp at Camp Edwards in East Troy Wisconsin for high school kids emphasizing leadership skills, team building, personal development, and citizenship: March 7-10 or April 4-7
For additional questions or to submit an application you may contact Dan Berg via email at
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Higher Education Scholarships

The Rotary Club of River Cities has two $1500 scholarships to award to graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education who are residents of Des Plaines, Mount Prospect or Prospect Heights. The award will be extended for an additional year as long as the student is enrolled full time and maintains a "B" average; total award potential is $3000. The scholarship will be awarded to the students who have best demonstrated Rotary key values of Service Above Self, Leadership, and Community Service.
applications are due April 5 2024
For additional questions or to submit an application you may contact Dan Berg via email at
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Prospect High School's newly formed Interact Club seeking donations for warm coats for local kids

The newly formed Interact Club at Prospect High School* invites you to provide warmth, confidence, and hope by supplying warm coats for local kids.
There are two ways to help:
1. Donate gently used or new coats – drop off at Prospect High School lobby through November 15th
2. Donate cash towards new coats. $25 buys one new coat. **
** The Rotary Club of River Cities, serving Mount Prospect, Des Plaines and Prospect Heights, provides new winter coats for children in the local communities through the Operation Warm program.  The goal is to provide only brand-new coats to local children in need. Instead of collecting used coats like a traditional coat drive, high-quality, brand-new coats are distributed to help kids feel confident and valued.
Traditionally the social workers at the Village of Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights School District 23 share the needs with the Club who in turn raise the funds to purchase the coats and assist with their distribution. This Club, initially serving Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights merged with the Rotary Club of Des Plaines and, therefore, added Des Plaines School District 62 to its Operation Warm project. While the number of children in need of coats has increased, adding a third community has amplified the need for donations.  If you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Erich Held at  
Operation Warm coats help raise the self-esteem and peer acceptance of children struggling in poverty. Every child deserves a new, warm coat no matter their economic background.
*Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.
Prospect High School's newly formed Interact Club seeking donations for warm coats for local kids  CF 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Raising Funds for Ukrainian humanitarian aid

UPDATED 05.02.2022  River Cities has partnered with neighboring Rotary Clubs to raise funds for Ukraine for humanitarian aid funding and over $47,000 has been raised since the beginning of March for the Rotary Club of Kyiv International.  These dollars have been spent on food, bandages, first aid kits, beds, mattresses, blankets, gasoline for hospitals and volunteers - hygiene items and food must be packed, delivered, transported and distributed.  
Raising Funds for Ukrainian humanitarian aid Christina Ferraro 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

The Journal article

The Rotary Club of River Cities has partnered with other local Rotary Clubs, merchants, and churches to raise over $60,000 for the Rotary Club of Kyiv International to supply tons of chicken and humanitarian aid to over 100,000 individuals in the Ukraine. 
The Journal article CF 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Installation of 21/22 Officers

Rotary District Governor Lyle Staab installed the Club of River Cities board of directors for the 2021-22 year:  Sharon Lynch, president; Christina Ferraro, president-elect; Alex Todd, treasurer; Joanna Prisiajniouk, secretary; and Andy Ullman and Steve Samuelson, both directors at large.

Installation of 21/22 Officers Christina Ferraro 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Local Rotary Makes PH StoryWalk Permanent Christina Ferraro 2020-03-05 06:00:00Z 0 Partnering Through StoryWalks®

Random Acts of Kindness 2020

Thousands of Rotarians around the world participated in "Random Acts of Kindness Day". 
On, Monday, February 17, 2020, at its regular weekly luncheon meeting, the Rotary Club of River Cities celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day by including Operation Gratitude, the Food Pantry of Des Plaines and Viator House of Hospitality.  


Random Acts of Kindness 2020 Christina Ferraro 2020-02-17 06:00:00Z 0 Random Acts of Kindness 2020

River Trails Condominium Fire

The horrible fire at the River Trails Condominiums on July 18 displaced dozens of families.  The best, most immediate ways to help those families are below. 
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Mt Prospect - Prospect Hts Rotary Responds to PH Fire

Posted on Jul 19, 2018
Rotary Club of Mount Prospect - Prospect Heights is donating $1500 to aid the victims of the River Trails Condominium fire on July 18.
Donations are being made to the American Red Cross, School District 21's Katie Samsel Foundation, and to the District 214 Foundation.
For further information, please visit the City of Prospect Heights website.  
Mt Prospect - Prospect Hts Rotary Responds to PH Fire Jennifer Berg 2018-07-19 05:00:00Z 0 American Red Cross,District 214 Foundation,Katie Samsel Foundation,Prospect Heights,River Trails Fire,Rotary,SD21
2017 Classic 5000 photos A. Todd 2017-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
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January 23, 2017 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Jan 23, 2017
Ben Pohl was our speaker today.  More importantly, Fred Pfeifer was our photographer!  Even he can't make Conrad look good, though.  Still, it's better than anything I can do...
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2016 Serenading Strings A. Todd 2016-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
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November 14, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Nov 14, 2016
Mount Prospect Village Manager enjoyed receiving his Rotary cookbook AND his Rotary shopping sack for all the groceries he'll need to buy!
November 14, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Make a Difference Day 2016

Posted by A. Todd on Oct 29, 2016
Kathy, Jen and Christina standing by our lollipop tree during the Halloween FunFair at Rielly Elementary School.  
Make a Difference Day 2016 A. Todd 2016-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

October 24, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Oct 24, 2016
Somehow I missed taking photos at this meeting so I thought watching a hedgehog getting a belly rub would make a nice substitute.  

October 24, 2016 Meeting A.Todd 2016-10-24 05:00:00Z 0

October 10, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Oct 10, 2016
Tony Livernois gave us some tips on how to be a better speaker.  
He missed a critical bit of advice for Bret - less is more.  Please, Bret - less is more!
October 10, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
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September 12, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Sep 12, 2016
Israel was one of the most interesting speakers we've had in a very long time.  Thanks to Brian for bringing him in and talking to us!
September 12, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting Teaser! A.Todd 2016-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
September 6, 2016 Fellowship A.Todd 2016-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

August 22, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Aug 22, 2016
Jan Gibson has had several remarkable careers - from life guard to entrepreneur, to library board president.  Serving as General Manager of the Genesee Theater is just the latest!  
August 22, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-08-22 05:00:00Z 0

August 15, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Aug 15, 2016
District Governor Rick Rivkin talked about the Power of One - One Rotarian, One Club, One District, One Rotary.  
Someone asked a question afterwards about how no one ever seems to hang out after meetings anymore. Everyone seemed to agree that they need to get back to the office, especially if they were going to make to the horse track later - it was Come One Come All day!
August 15, 2016 Meeting A.Todd 2016-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

August 8, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Aug 08, 2016
Today we dedicated to Club business.  Check out the calendar for some fun upcoming events!   
I know there were happy dollars, but I didn't take notes :(  The only one I can remember is Bret being happy that his son's two baseball leagues are wrapping up this week which should allow him to eat dinner before 9pm.  
Rodney was happy about something.  But then again, he always is, isn't he?
Oh yea!  Brian was happy that his landlord was indicted for bank fraud.  Sounds cruel, but Brian is forced to switch offices to a new building after the landlord jacked up his rent by 250%.  I guess the fraud wasn't that successful?
August 8, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
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June 6, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Jun 06, 2016
Dawn Bluemke from Black Diamond Charities talked about her work providing kids with school supplies and veterans with career skills.
June 6, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

May 16, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on May 16, 2016
Jim Zawlocki and Bret answering questions about scams and frauds.  Well, Jim is, at least.
May 16, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

May 9, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on May 09, 2016
Bret, Alan, Mike and of course Bane.  Bane's always playing!  Then again, the bad guys may not like the game he plays...
May 9, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

April 25, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Apr 25, 2016
Long lost member Jennifer Brennan returned to talk about all the great things going on at Harper's Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights.
April 25, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

April 18, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Apr 18, 2016
Brian with Agnes Wojnarski and Dana Sievertson from the Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission
April 18, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

March 28, 2016 Meeting

Posted by Atodd on Mar 28, 2016
Keary Bramwell overcame a few technology glitches to give a great presentation on zSpace and STEAM kits at the Mount Prospect Public Library!
March 28, 2016 Meeting Atodd 2016-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
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March 14, 2016

Posted by A.Todd on Mar 14, 2016
CPA Conrad and IRS guy Harry Fitzsimmons with a cookbook.  Or are they cooking the books?  Hmmmmm
March 14, 2016 A.Todd 2016-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Gambling with a Heart - MP/PH Rotary March Madness A.Todd 2016-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

March 7, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Mar 07, 2016
"Just what a librarian needs - another book!" - Conrad May to Beth Klein, Youth Program Coordinator at the Prospect Heights Public Library District.  
Actually, anyone can use a new cookbook!
March 7, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
February 29, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-02-29 06:00:00Z 0

February 22, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Feb 22, 2016
Erin Brooks, Executive Director of the District 214 Education Foundation (left) with club Conrad May and what appears to be the worlds largest pocket protector.
February 22, 2016 Meeting A. Todd 2016-02-22 06:00:00Z 0

February 8, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Feb 08, 2016
Division I Football Umpire Brett Dencker was our speaker today.  Being a ref is hard work, but none of us realized just how hard it is.
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Classic 5000 A.Todd 2016-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

January 18, 2016 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Jan 18, 2016
Tracy Crawford is the Executive Director of the Northwest Special Recreation Association.  The NWSRA provides outstanding opportunities through recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
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January 4, 2016 Meeting

Posted by Atodd on Jan 04, 2016
Andy Ullman from the Des Plaines club talked about how his club's plans to sponsor a refugee family this spring.  
January 4, 2016 Meeting Atodd 2016-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
December 7, 2015 Meeting ATodd 2015-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
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November 9, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Nov 09, 2015
District Foundation Chair Mike Ericson talked about how our contributions to the Foundation come back to benefit our community 3 fold and helps other clubs world wide as well.  
Also check out our cool new club banner!  
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November 2, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Nov 02, 2015
Karen Kaplan was our speaker today and she shared the remarkable, heartbreaking story of her father as well as her own journey towards forgiveness.  She is the author of Decendents of Rajgrod: Learning to Forgive.  
November 2, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

October 19, 2015

Posted by A. Todd on Oct 19, 2015
Hersey Principal Gordon Sisson knows more about buildnig security and student safety than any of us.  Sadly, it is an all-too-important aspect of his job these days.  
October 19, 2015 A. Todd 2015-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

September 28, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Sep 28, 2015
Sadly, not a very good speaker photo.  On the 'bright side' has Conrad ever looked better?  M'thinks not!
Where's Fred when you need him?
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September 14, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Sep 14, 2015
Rebecca Rosario is one of two victim's advocates working with the Prospect Heights Police Department.  Her ability to speak Spanish and her partner's Polish fluency allow them to work with most of the community in their most comfortable language.  
September 14, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
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August 17, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Aug 17, 2015
Conrad showing off the $1,500 matching grant
from District for Operation Warm!
Conrad with our speaker Joe Rosner.  Hard to imagine
that just a few minutes earlier, they were
at each other's throats!
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August 10, 2015

Posted by A. Todd on Aug 10, 2015
Dale, Wendy and Rod teamed up for a great presentation on DI's annual conference in Brazil. 
August 10, 2015 A. Todd 2015-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

August 3, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Aug 03, 2015
Of course we forgot to take pictures on the day least likely to break the camera.
Congratulations and good luck to all of our scholarship winners!
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July 13, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Jul 13, 2015
District Governor Rodney Adams is back home already!  I guess 'boomerang children' doesn't mean just college kids!
Conrad awarding Wendy a well-deserved plaque recognizing her two years as Club President!
July 13, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
Pictures to brighten your day A.Todd 2015-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

June 22, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Jun 22, 2015
District Governor Ellen Young Presenting Wendy and our club with the District's Presidential Citation
Tom Pope, River Trails Park District Director of Parks knows a great deal about the Kentucky Coffee Tree!
June 22, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

June 15, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Jun 15, 2015
New Prospect Heights City Manager Joe Wade is eager to tackle the challenges facing the city. 
June 15, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

June 8, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Jun 08, 2015
Our speaker today was Joe Vertone, Joe is a 24 year veteran and currently assigned to a Federal task force with the DEA.  Joe talked about his work disrupting drug availability in Chicago and suburbs and how the task force operates with suburban, state and federal officials.
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May 18, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A Todd on May 20, 2015
Past District Governor Mike  Yesner
and Club President Wendy Morgan
Kathy Nowicki, Alex Todd
Wendy Morgan and Bret Fahnstrom
May 18, 2015 Meeting A Todd 2015-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

May 4, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on May 04, 2015
In 2013, a tornado struck the central Illinois town of Washington.  Hearing the reports inspired Eric Schlichting to form a group of volunteers to travel to the town and help. 
May 4, 2015 Meeting A.Todd 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0

April 27, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Apr 26, 2015
Frank Novak is one of the teachers of Prospect's app development class.  The year-long elective leads students from the basics of coding to designing and building iPhone apps that are used by businesses. 
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April 20, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Apr 19, 2015
Our speakers today were Luke Pavone, Lynn Thompson and Doug Berg from the Student Services department at Prospect High School. But the truly special guest was Junie, the therapy dog who calls Prospect High her home. 
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April 13, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Apr 15, 2015
We had a very successful District Annual Conference with seven members attending!  As always, a big highlight is seeing the enthusiasm from the various Interact Clubs from throughout the District. 
April 13, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0

March 30, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Mar 30, 2015
Our speakers (and guests) today were Tracey Crawford and Julie Clasen from the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA).  SRAs were established in Illinois in 1969.  Of the 35 SRAs in Illinois, the NWSRA is the largest, bringing together 17 park districts to provide a full range of services to children and adults with disabilities. 
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March 23, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Mar 22, 2015
Suleyman Girit, District 2420 Foundation Chair from Istanbul exchanges flags with Wendy
Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer and Wendy
Golf historian Charlie Toss and Wendy
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March 16, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Mar 15, 2015
Anne Wall from HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HandsOn) was our speaker today.  HandsOn  recruits volunteers and matches them with projects in 44 communities throughout the Chicago area.  Anne's work focuses on helping corporations give back to their communities. 
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March 9, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Mar 08, 2015
Conrad gives new member Tom Moriarity his Rotary pin!
Jorie Ouimet and Danielle Strauss from Link Together with Conrad
March 9, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0

February 23, 2015 Meeting

Posted by A. Todd on Feb 22, 2015
Jon Eilering with members of Mount Prospect's Sister City Commission, including Mayor Arlene Juracek and past Mayor Skip Farley.
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February 9, 2015 Meeting

Posted on Feb 08, 2015
Fred Pfifer is a regular guest of our club and frequent speaker as well.  "Droning" is something that can typically be applied to his talks, but this time he switched things up and used the word as a noun instead of a verb! 
February 9, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0

2015 Classic 5000!

Posted on Feb 03, 2015
The lucky final Ten! 
(Yes, there are only 7 pictured, but some were representing more than one ticket). 
2015 Classic 5000! A. Todd 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0

January 26, 2015 Meeting

 Rotarian Brian Wegzryn may be our longest tenured member, but he sure looked like a 10 year old boy meeting Dez Clark!
Club President Wendy Morgan-Adams pins Dez Clark with our District's 50 Year Anniversary pin.
January 26, 2015 Meeting A. Todd 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0

January 12, 2015 Meeting

Posted by Alex Todd

We had several guests join us today.  Shelly Lawler from Window Art Bill Balling came from the Buffalo Grove club.  He’s also the City Manager of Prospect Heights.  And we also welcomed Greg’s brother and sister-in-law John and Amber GuarrineCreations is our speaker.


January 12, 2015 Meeting Alex Todd 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0

January 5, 2015 Meeting

Posted on Jan 04, 2015
Our speakers today were Kathi Grummel and Terry Younglove from the Northwest Community Hospital Foundation.  The hospital is a 501c3 non-profit organization which is relatively rare for a hospital these days.  It’s also independently operated, which is even more rare.  The hospital’s status gives them the freedom to establish new services that might not initially be profitable.
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November 17, 2014 Meeting

Posted by A.Todd on Nov 16, 2014
Our speaker today was Julie Kane from Mount Prospect's Human Services Department.  Julie supervises a staff of ten people (including an intern) and they are all busy, all the time.  The department offers a range of services, but they focus mainly on nursing and social services. 
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November 3, 2014 Meeting

Our speaker today was Rod McKenzie of Higher Up Ministries.  Rod and his wife Jan have been working with youth in the area since 1986.  Their ministry grew to the point where they felt the need to work with the entire community rather than keeping their focus on young adults (though that is still a major facet of their work).  
November 3, 2014 Meeting A. Todd 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

October 27, 2015 Meeting

Tom Zander was our speaker.  Tom and his wife own Picket Fence Realty.  Tom has over 25 years’ experience  in real estate and spoke to us about how the Great Recession impacted home prices and whether the next few years will bring a rebound. 
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October 20, 2014 meeting

Our speaker today was Phil Zaleski from the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.  The Alliance, though not well known has had a major impact on Illinois.  Chief among them, they were instrumental in passing the legislation mandating smoke detectors in all buildings.  Their daily focus is to raise awareness of and education about fire safety.  They have pamphlets, classes, camps and conferences for people of all ages addressing any possible topic. 
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October 6, 2014 Meeting

Our speaker today was Bill Durkin, a motivational speaker and author of Strive to Survive Today.  Bill talked about how people fail to thrive in today’s world, despite having an incredible range of advantages that previous generations couldn’t dream of.  He cited a lack of positivity as the principle cause. 

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September 22, 2014 Meeting

Alice Bisanz Johnson was our speaker.  Alice is the School Liaison Librarian at the Prospect Heights Public Library as well as the Library’s volunteer coordinator.  The Library’s motto for its volunteers “You’re needed, You’re Wanted, You’re Welcomed” really shines through when you look at the statistics. 
September 22, 2014 Meeting A. Todd 2014-09-22 00:00:00Z 0

September 15, 2014 Meeting

We were happy and proud to host Ellen Young, our District Governor today!  Ellen is a member of the Lincolnshire Morning Star Club and she shared with us how her small club was able to marshal the full resources of Rotary to establish two computer labs in the Dominican Republic. The initiative for the project came from Ellen’s daughter who saw the need first hand while doing volunteer work.  It was inspiring to hear how quickly and efficiently Rotary can dedicate funds at the the point of need. 
September 15, 2014 Meeting A. Todd 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0

September 8, 2014 Meeting

Today’s speakers were Nancy Filatre and Ann Marie Thomas from the Prospect Heights Library.  They were on hand to talk about September being National Library Card Signup Month.  They also brought a sample of the myriad of items that can be checked out from the library – beyond just books!  They had games and puzzles for kids, movies for adults, and all sorts of electronic devices for people of all ages.  The club seemed particularly interested in a device called the Watt Detective that patrons can borrow to help them find and eliminate wasted electricity. 

September 8, 2014 Meeting A. Todd 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting August 25, 2014 Alex Todd 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z 0

Meeting August 18, 2014

Posted by Alex Todd
Chris Schoenherr was our speaker again today.  Chris visited us back in March to talk about the Prospect Heights Public Library’s 3D printer.  Today, Chris talked about two services designed for patrons on the go. 
Meeting August 18, 2014 Alex Todd 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0

Meeting July 28, 2014

Posted by Alex Todd
We had a guest visiting from Bulgaria today.  Georgi Buchkov is visiting his daughter, but is also planning a permanent move to Mount Prospect himself.  He has visited us before and we were very happy to see him again.
The Club presented $300.00 to the Prospect Heights Park District
This was also the first week where we have our monthly board meetings at our weekly meetings.  As a result we didn’t have an outside speaker.  Also as a result, attendance at the board meeting reached a record high!
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Meeting July 21, 2014 Alex Todd 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
President Wendy at District Governor's Installation 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0

Club Meeting 05/05/14

Jorie & Danielle from Omni Youth Services provided an energetic and interesting presentation of their organization, goals and programs. They also talked about their work with our local communities, high schools and you
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Meeting - April 7, 2014

Today we had Cameron Monti, a lawyer, author, and law professor specializing on Illinois’ medical marijuana laws and the concealed carrying of weapons in Illinois.
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Meeting - March 31, 2014 Alexander C. Todd 2014-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

Meeting - March 24, 2014

Our speaMary Allen and Wendy Morganker was Mary Allen from the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) who gave us an overview of the Agency and its mission to reduce the amount and toxicity of our refuse.
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Daily Herald Article July 29th 2013


Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights Rotary Club celebrating 50 years

By Submitted by Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights Rotary Club

Past and present Rotarians, guests and friends of Rotary will be enjoying a dinner wine pairing evening with specially selected wines to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights on Saturday, Aug. 3.

This year's 50th anniversary, will be highlighted by the installation of the club's 51st president, Wendy R. Morgan; installation of the 2013-2014 officers; and the induction of five new club members.

Daily Herald Article July 29th 2013 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Visiting another Rotary Club's Installation Dinner 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z 0

Meet the Incoming RI President

Incoming Club President Wendy Morgan had the opportunity to spend a little time with incoming Rotary International President Ron Burton and his wife, at the 2013 Northbrook installation.
Meet the Incoming RI President Rodney Adams 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0