Rotary Club of Wheaton A.M.

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Project New Leaf Jim Hebert 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Chris LaVan, Milton Township Assessor addressed our club. In addition to describing the duties of the office and some of the intricacies of the assessment process, Chris discussed the impact of the decline in commercial properties, and vacant retail properties. 
Milton Township Assessor Office Jim Hebert 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
8/16/17: Curt Barrett, Village Manager spoke to us regarding the challenges the village faces and the development plans to expand the commercial & industrial tax base. 
Village of Winfield 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Emily (Elli) Pointner is one of our four-year collegiate scholarship winners. She joined us for breakfast and brought us up to date on her experience at Marquette University. She is entering her sophomore year and majoring in math and Spanish. 
Scholarship winner Jim Hebert 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Bridge Communities Jim Hebert 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Jim Hebert 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
In recognition of his many years of service and fellowship in our club, we honored Tony Guerra and wish him well on his move to Wisconsin
A Special Thank You Jim 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
26th annual installation and awards dinner. This year our Honorary Rotarian is Charles Bernstein, and our Business of the Year is Ivy Restaurant (owners Dick & Carol O'Gorman). In addition, there was A Special Thank You for club member Tony Guerra for his many years of service and fellowship. 
Installation & Awards Dinner Jim Hebert 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Northern Illinois Food Bank Jim Hebert 2017-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
College of DuPage Jim Hebert 2017-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
People's Resource Center Jim Hebert 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
DuPage Pads Jim Hebert 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
DuPage Foundation jim 2017-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Teen Parent Connection Jim Hebert 2017-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
Donka, Inc. Jim Hebert 2017-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
McAninch Arts Center Jim Hebert 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Technology Center of DuPage Jim Hebert 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
DuPage Animal Friends Jim Hebert 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Councilman and fellow Rotarian, John Rutledge discussed with us the complexities and the public's frequent lack of understanding surrounding the relationship between the budget, and property valuations, tax levies, TIF districts, etc. 
Your real estate taxes & the Wheaton municipal budget Jim Hebert 2017-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
Scholarship award winners: Stephanie & Mike DeLuca Jim Hebert 2017-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Scholarship award winner: Lynn Nguyen Jim Hebert 2017-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Dick O'Gorman/Ivy Restaurant Jim Hebert 2017-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Fermilab or Particle Physics 101 Jim Hebert 2017-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Bill Barrett was our guest speaker. He described how his long association with Kilwins as a customer in Petoskey, MI led to his and his wife, Maribeth obtaining a franchise, and the prime retail location. They opened their store in 2014. See: https://www.kilwins.com/wheaton
Kilwins Wheaton Jim Hebert 2017-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
2/15/17 Joint meeting of the Wheaton Rotary clubs at the "Y". Tammy Lemke, CEO  addressed us about the history, mission, programs, and services they are providing as well as the challenges they face.
 
For more about the "Y": http://www.brryallymca.org, and http://www.ymca.net/
B.R. Ryall YMCA Jim Hebert 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
City of Wheaton Communications Department Jim Hebert 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Wheaton North High School Chamber Choir Jim Hebert 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
12/7: Club Assembly - Direction of our club's philanthropy Jim Hebert 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
DuPage Public Defender's Office Jim Hebert 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
November 23, our annual breakfast meeting in the Cantigny greenhouse. Always one of our favorite meetings as we get to visit with the staff, tour the greenhouse, and see the thousands of poinsettia plants. 
Poinsettia Breakfast Jim Hebert 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Student Life at College of DuPage 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Northwestern Medicine.- Cadence Health Jim Hebert 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Food Waste in America 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Carlson Paint, Glass and art Stores, Inc 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
8/31/16: Robert Berlin, DuPage County State's Attorney Jim Hebert 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Mobile Food Pantry Jim Hebert 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
8/24/16 meeting: guest Angie Engstrom Jim Hebert 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Visit by District 6440 Governor Rick Rivkin. We had a full  house of attendees to hear from Rick on the opportunities for fellowship, community and international service, and participation in the February 17National Random Acts of Kindness Day.
August 3, 2016 breakfast meeting 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
7/20/16 meeting: Spectrios Institute & Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Jim Hebert 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Outing at the Two Brothers Brewery Jim Hebert 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian visit to Pakistan Jim Hebert 2016-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Fun Run In Color sponsors Jim Hebert 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
A day at the Northern Illinois Food bank.
 
Saturday, April 23, 2016: Led by Community Service Director Tony Guerra. we (Art Fedder, Ken Geppinger, Ben Heaton, Jim Hebert, Chet Henry, Gwen Henry and Joe McCarthy) joined with many other organizations to help support the NIFB's mission to help feed others!
Making a Difference at Northern Illinois Food Bank 2016-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by jim Hebert on Apr 19, 2016
The Rotary Club of Wheaton A.M. is pleased to announce that the winners of its two scholarships are Colleen Ward (Wheaton North) and Elli Pointner (St. Francis). Colleen will be attending the University of Oklahoma, and Elli will be attending Marquette University. Colleen, Elli, and their respective families attended our April 20 breakfast meeting. Congratulations to both Colleen and Elli! 
 
Each year the club selects two scholarship winners from among dozens of well deserving applicants from Wheaton Academy, St. Francis High School, Wheaton North High School, and Wheaton - Warrenville South High School. Scholarship winners each receive $1,000 per year for four years for college tuition.
 
Funds for the scholarships are provide by our fundraisers: poinsettia sales at Christmas, and the Fun Run in Color jointly sponsored with the Wheaton Park District in early April. 
Club announces 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners jim Hebert 2016-04-20 00:00:00Z 0

Wheaton A.M. club makes donation to Peoples Resource Center

 
At their weekly Wednesday morning meeting held at Cantigny Golf Club on April 6, the Rotary Club of Wheaton AM presented Kim Perez, Executive Director of the People’s Resource Center, a check for $5,000 in support of the PRC’s continued dedication to those in need in Wheaton and DuPage County.  
 
For over 25 years dating back to the PRC’s original location in a two-story, framed residence on Indiana Avenue in Wheaton, the Rotary Club of Wheaton AM has been a consistent partner either by providing hands-on, sweat-equity assistance during the PRC’s tenure at its various locations or making cash contributions totaling well over $20,000 since 1991.   Most recently the club participated as volunteers in the PRC’s food pantry in March.
 
“No non-profit organization our Rotary Club has partnered with has reached out to its neighbors in need more effectively throughout DuPage County than the People’s Resource Center”, said Tony Guerra, Wheaton AM Community Service Director.  
 
“When we allocate our available funds to the many worthy non-profits reaching out to help others less fortunate, seeing firsthand the difference in peoples’ lives our donation makes through the efforts of the dedicated PRC staff and volunteers is our reward, and it reaffirms why we joined Rotary in the first place,” he added.
 
The Wheaton AM Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning promptly at 7 AM at Cantigny Golf Club (Mack Road entrance) in Wheaton.  Meetings last approximately one hour and include a light breakfast at no charge for guests.  Anyone interested in finding out more about the opportunity to participate in Rotary’s volunteer community service projects is invited to sit in on a meeting without advance notice necessary or they can contact Club President-Elect Jim Hebert at (630) 432-4796.     
2016 Peoples Rescource Donation 2016-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Will Grosch on Jul 14, 2015
The Rotary Club of Wheaton A.M. is pleased to announce that the winners of its two scholarships are Tom Hutchison (Wheaton Warrenville South) and Conner Morency (Wheaton North).  Tom will be attending Washington University-St Louis in the fall and Conner will be attending Vanderbilt University.  Congratulations to both Tom and Conner!
 
Each year the Rotary Club of Wheaton A.M. selects two scholarship winners from among dozens of well deserving applicants from Wheaton Academy, St. Francis High School, Wheaton North and Wheaton-Warrenville South. Scholarship winners each receive $1,000 per year for four years for college tuition. Funds for these scholarships are from our Club's two main fundraisers - poinsettia sales at Christmas and our Fun Run - In Color held jointly with the Wheaton Park District in early April.
 
Check back with us to learn how you can support us by purchasing poinsettias and participating in the Fun Run - In Color.
Club Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Winners Will Grosch 2015-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ben Heaton
     The AM Rotary Club partnering with the Wheaton Park District successfully completed their first 5K Fun Color Run on Saturday, April 5th.  Over 1400 runners participated.  This was a family oriented event and everyone enjoyed running through the four color stations where they w ere greeted with colored corn starch tossed from packets and squeeze bottles.  After the run, runners and spectators were invited to a street party held near Memorial Park.   
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Congratulations to Charlie Cooper of Naperville, This year's Winner of our Annual Car Raffle. Charlie has a choice of receiving a FULLY LOADED 2010 Chevy Cobalt LT with a sticker price of over $15,000 or $10,000 cash. The winning ticket was sold by Rotarian Brett Dale. Proceeds from the raffle support local agencies and not for profits, our educational scholarship programs and international projects that the Rotary Club of Central DuPage A.M.is involved in.

 

 

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Rotarian John Harrell loved the movie "Bucket List" and has been living a wild and crazy life ever since.  With some help from Rotarians, John had a chance to put another check mark on his list! John had his day at the Speedway driving an official NASCAR with a 600 horsepower engine.

 

John Harrell's Wild Side Tom Bookler 0
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Because of the generosity of many members of the Rotary Club of Central DuPage AM, a financial drive lead by Club President Mike Bock, was held to help a homeless family in Haiti have shelter and the necessary supplies to be able to live a little easier after surviving the devastation of the earthquake. "We cannot turn our backs and forget that the need for our help is still there today as it was in January", stated Rotarian and Vice President Bill Keffer.
A New Home for a Haitian Family of 10 Tom Bookler 0
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All Rotary Club of Central DuPage AM members are invited to join Wheaton College on Feb. 3rd to see the Men's Basketball Team to be victorious over Carthage College. The tickets are free for our club members. Come join the fun. We will see you there at 7:30. Local Service Club Night at Wheaton College February 3, 2010 - 7:30 P.M.
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Members Bob Williams, Chet Henry and Stan Tawser will be joining ophthalmological professionals January 31-February 7, 2009 in the Mayan mountain village of Chichicastenango, to provide eye exams and develop a permanent eye clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital.
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West Point grad on May 31, wedding in Russia, two months in Beijing, one month internship at the China desk at the Defense intelligence Agency in DC and then

straight to England to begin school.
Tyler Jost, Ambassadorial Scholar Bill Keffer 0
Central DuPage AM Helps Needy Children With School Supplies Tom Bookler 0
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The Rotary Club of Central DuPage AM came to the rescue of the DuPage Regional Office of Education in Wheaton. The education office received donations of over 1000 backpacks and many boxes and cases of back to school supplies that needed to be transported from the Regional Office of Education to the DuPage County Fair Grounds where they would be distributed to low income families as part of the Catholic Charities event. A big THANK YOU goes to Ben Heaton,Mike Pisoran and his son Ross, Joe McCarthy, Tom Bookler, and his son Ryan.
Club Helps DuPage Regional Office of Education Back to School Fair Tom Bookler 0