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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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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: 
https://www.cod.edu/slea/

 
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. 
Our guest speaker today was Phil Suess, City Alderman and candidate to be our next mayor. He presented his qualifications; his views of the financial challenges the city will face in a few years; and how he differs from the other candidate as to how to meet those challenges. 
Our guest speaker today was John Prendiville, City Alderman and candidate to be our next mayor. He presented his qualifications; his views of the financial challenges the city will face in a few years; and how he differs from the other candidate as to how to meet those challenges. 
Our club is a  long time supporter of the Spectrios Institute,  and we were fortunate to have Dr. Tracy Williams again visit with us. The Institute is dedicated to helping individuals with low vision lead full and productive lives. Tracy spoke of his becoming a low vision specialist, the history of Spectrios, and the amazing technological developments to help those with vision loss. 
 
For more information, visit their website: 
https://www.spectrios.org/
Our guest speaker was Greg Bettcher, Executive Director. Located in West Chicago, We Grow Dreams provides job training and employment for people with disabilities. It is a year-round business supplying a variety of annual and perennial plants, vegetables, herbs, potted plants, hanging baskets, and many garden accessories.  To learn more about them, visit their website at www.wegrowdreams.org
Our guest speaker was Jim Kleinwachter, representing the Conservation Foundation. He is responsible for the Conservation @ Home program which is designed to assist homeowners, commercial & governmental property owners to develop their property with native plants. In addition to their beauty, the plants provide habitat for beneficial wildlife (such as birds and butterflies), provide cleaner water through infiltration.
Our guest speaker was Cathy Mousseau. She shared with us the long term master plan to enhance the facilities (including much needed additional parking) so that future generations can enjoy the zoo experience.  
See: https://cosleyzoo.org/masterplan/
 
Marilyn Flanagan, Senior V.P. of Finance and Business Operations with RRAF accepts our donation from club member Dan Boyer.
 
RRAF
"Where Reality is Respect,
Appreciation, and Fulfillment !!
What RRAF Can Offer You..
Our Services
Community Day Services are available to individuals with intellectual disabilities who are at least 18 years 
of age.  Training is provided in such areas as motor development, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, 
language, reading, writing, productive vocational activities and the reduction of maladaptive behavior.  
Community integration activities are a focus.

Program hours are from 9:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays and 
in-service days.  We accept both private pay and Medicaid Waiver funded individuals.  Part-time attendance 
is accepted on a case by case basis.  All transportation and programming services are provided by RRAF 
employed staff.
Self-Directed Services are available to those with Home Based Support (HBS) funding, who also attend 
our Community Day Services program.  By providing self-directed services, RRAF can assist individuals 
and their families in arranging the services they need, and managing their budget to assure those needs 
are met.  Family chosen Personal Support Workers provide the needed in-home services.
 
 
 
Speakers
Judy Miltner
Jul 31, 2019
Wyndemere Update
Club Assembly
Aug 07, 2019
Set Philanthropy Priorities
Kay McKeen
Aug 14, 2019
SCARCE
Dr. Chalie Kyle
Nov 06, 2019
A Portrait of a Wheaton Warrenvile School District Graduate