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Wheaton A.M.

Great start to a great day the Wheaton Rotary A.M. way!

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf
27W270 Mack Road
Wheaton, IL  60189
United States
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Donka provides computer training and job readiness services to persons with physical, visual, and limited learning disabilities. To learn more, visit their website: https://donkainc.org/
Our club is proud to have been a supporter of Donka's mission since 1991. Today, Leanne Vos, Executive Director at Donka (on the left) was our guest speaker, and Kaitlyn Wild (right), club Philanthropy Chair,  presented our current donation. 
Today, our guest speaker was Scott McKay with the DuPage County Clerk's Election Division. There is a shortage of election judges, and Scott addressed the requirements and training involved in becoming a judge. Illinois Statutes require Judges' to complete training courses and pass a written examination in each two-year appointment period. A school of instruction and training session is conducted for this purpose. Prospective judges of election will receive a handbook and a home study review test prior to the school of instruction. All Judges must attend and satisfactorily complete the course or complete the online training & testing offered before each election in order to receive extra compensation for each election served
Today, our guest speaker was Debbie Venezia from Arts DuPage. Operating under the umbrella of the DuPage Foundation, Arts DuPage serves as an arts champion, dedicated to sparking the art lover deep inside everyone. Their website: https://www.artsdupage.org/ is a one-stop directory for all things art in the county. You can search for a wide variety of local events, and find area artists & venues
Long just a dream, today the playground was formally dedicated. Our club, together with many individuals and community organizations were pulled together by the PTA to make it a reality. 
Today, it was our pleasure to welcome back Kay McKeen as our guest speaker. Kay is the Founder and Executive Director of School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE). Much of her presentation deal with the issue of proper recycling: what is and is not eligible for curbside recycling. 
Veggie Fest held in Danada South adjacent to the Sensory Garden Playground attracted some 30,000 visitors, and provided an amazing opportunity to promote awareness of the Playground. Having a sand box at the booth proved to be a magnet for kids and their parents.  
A terrific club social outing combining "Thirsty Thursday" at the ballpark, perfect weather, and the Cougars crushing the visiting Cedar Rapids Kernels. 
Today, our guest speaker was Dr. Mark Curtis-Chavez, Provost at College of DuPage.  As Provost he is officially the college’s chief academic officer, and is responsible for overseeing the educational programs as well as student services of the college. Coincidentally, two of our vocational scholarship recipients attending COD: Mary Coffey and Cody Welton, joined us for breakfast and brought us up to date on their first year's experience at the college. 
Today, our guest speaker was John Blumberg. 
John believes that core values are the most untapped and impactful strategy in the hands of every leader … more precisely in their core. John’s intense focus on leadership eventually led to his belief that it is imperative for leaders to be intensely focused on core values. John is convinced that, for far too long, we have been working on everything but the right thing. He believes surface-level solutions will never deliver the natural alignment, authentic engagement and genuine service so needed in today’s marketplace. He has no doubt it is only at the intersection of personal and organizational core values that we will find long-term possibilities delivered in short order.
The annual Installation Dinner is a celebration of the past year, and an opportunity to honor those who have contributed so much to the community and to the club.
Today's speaker was our very own Mike Harvey. His topic: Cybersecurity: Current Threats and How to Protect Yourself, Your Computers, and Your Data. 
Today, we visited the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage. Jim Volpe, Director provided a overview of the program including the lengthy process required for an individual to become a police officer, and a tour of the amazing facility.  For more information about the Academy, visit their website: 

Our guest speaker today was Brian Tegtmeyer, Executive Director at DU-COMM.
DU-COMM is the other end of calling 911. This intergovernmental agency serves 44 DuPage Police, Fire, and EMS agencies to provide a high level of service in public safety communications from their facility on the DuPage County Campus. In 2018, DU-COMM responded to over 750,000 police and Fire/EMS incidents. , 
For additional information visit their website: https://www.ducomm.org/about/
Our guest speaker today was Kerry Quirin. Her timely and very informative presentation dealt with with services provided by SLE. They help their clients to make informed decisions on senior living options by addressing geographical, medical, financial, and other considerations.  There is no obligation or fees for their services. For additional information, visit their website: www.seniorlivingexperts.com
Another clean sweep on the annual Prairie Path Clean-up. Rain & snow: no problem for the AM Rotary crew.  
Kaitlyn Wild presents our club's donation  to Laura Flamion, Operations Manager at DuPage Animal Friends (a.k.a. Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Foundation). DuPage Animal Friends is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charitable organization. Their mission is to strengthen the lifesaving, compassionate and innovative initiatives at the county shelter. It partners with the shelter to understand the needs of our community's animals, providing financial resources and advocacy on their behalf.
To learn more, visit their website at https://www.dupageanimalfriends.org/
Today, it was our pleasure to have Luke and Margaret plus their respective parents join us. They are this year's recipients of our scholarship award of $1,000 annually for four years. 
Chad Pedigo
Oct 16, 2019
Pamela Paulsen and Jen Bystry
Oct 23, 2019
Bridge Communities*
Dan Wagner, Mark Doles
Oct 30, 2019
DuPage Airport Authority*
Dr. Chalie Kyle
Nov 06, 2019
A Portrait of a Wheaton Warrenvile School District 200 Graduate
Scott Witte & Bob Carr
Nov 13, 2019
Pointsettia Update
Matthew Larson*
Nov 20, 2019
Wheaton Sanitary District
Andrew & Tonya Parravano
Dec 04, 2019
Andrew's Garden
Jon Becker
Dec 11, 2019
Overcoming Failure to Achieve Success
Wheaton North Choir
Dec 18, 2019
Christmas Breakfast