April 27th Program
Uplifting Meeting - High School Recognition
     Need a feel-good boost? Attend the April 27th High School Recognition event, our club’s annual way to honor high school seniors for their commitment to service.  And two seniors will each receive the $2,000 Burdette Anderson Scholarship to help them with their college plans. The scholarship is given in memory of Rotarian Burdette Anderson’s family. His daughters, Linda Oshita and Susan Vetrono, will award the scholarships.
     Enjoy a delicious hot lunch buffet catered by the University Club of Rockford. Sit with the high school seniors and their proud parents. You will be so impressed with the students who were selected by their schools.  The students, their parents and principals are guests of Rotary; so thank you, Rotarians, for your support.
     Let’s show the high school seniors how much we appreciate them by attending this meeting in person!
May 4th Program
History of Memorial Hall
     Have you ever just sat at one of our regular Thursday meetings and looked around the room and wondered how all this came about?  Well, wonder no more.  This week our own Scott Lewandowski will discuss the "History of Memorial Hall".  Scott has been the Director of Memorial Hall since May of 2007.  He has been an honorary member of Rockford Rotary Club since February of 2012.
     This will be an interesting and informative program about the building that we have called home for many years.  It will be an opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member to join us in person at Memorial Hall or via Zoom.  Dave Byrnes will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary host.
April 20th Program
     Our April 20th program featured Dave Rydell, Chairman of Bergstrom Inc., discussing the US/China Relationship in Manufacturing.  It was an interesting and informative program and one of our best attended meetings in part because Dave invited his family and his senior management team to join us.  
A full house!
Dave's family in the foreground and the Bergstrom management team at the next table.
Dave and friends answer questions from the audience. 
Two New Members
Two New Members
     At our April 13th meeting, President Eric welcomed two new members to Rockford Rotary.  Steve Malliet, President and General Manager of the Rockford Rivets baseball team was sponsored by Linda Niemiec.  Mustafa Abdall from Solutions Business Center and a Rockford Township Trustee was sponsored by Elise Cadigan.  
     We would encourage our members to make an effort to meet our new members and welcome them to Rockford Rotary.
Steve Malliet, Linda Niemiec, Mustafa Abdall, Elise Cadigan and President Eric.
Rockford Rotary Social Events
Rotary Social Events
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
5 p.m. – Womanspace Labyrinth, 3333 Maria Linden Drive at the Anjali Pavillion. Elaine Hirschenberger will give us a presentation about the development of the labyrinth. Then we will proceed to the site and walk the labyrinth.
6:15 – Dinner at Lucha Cantina, 1641 N. Alpine Road.
This event is open to members and guests. If you cannot join us for the meal and event, please feel free to come to whichever is convenient for you.
Rockford Rotary PayPal Account
Charitable Association PayPal Account
     Rockford Rotary Charitable Association now has a PayPal account.
     You can use this to reserve your spot at our April 27 High School Recognition Program, donate to support students and parents attending the Program, donate to our book project for the Rockford Public Library, or make general donations to the Rockford Rotary Charitable Association.
The PayPal handle is @CharitableRkfdRotary
Thank you!
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