November 30th Meetings
November 30th - No Meeting
5:00 PM - Happy Holiday Hour(s)
                 Prairie Street Brewery
President's Message
President's Message
     A big THANK-YOU to everyone who rang Bells on Saturday at Schnucks.
     We are not having a regular Thursday meeting this week but are having a Rotary Hour and Dinner at Prairie Street Brewery at 5:00pm on 11/30/23.
     Remember to support our Rotary Foundation on Giving Tuesday 11/28/23.
     See you Dec 7th.
     Pete Rundquist
Service Opportunities
Service Opportunities
FURST STAFFING, 120 WEST STATE STREET, park in lot and tell guard you are going to Furst. We will be writing letters to kids who sent letters to Santa at the Stroll on State downtown Saturday. There will be a script to assist us. Spend a couple of hours with your fellow Rotarians and spread some cheer! Some members are already signed up (see below), but join us if you can!
Wednesday, November 29, 1-3 p.m.
Helen Hill                         Michelle Ryan
Mike Foreman                  Linda Niemiec
Kathy Kwiat-Hess            Becky Rundquist
Thursday, November 30, 11:30-1:30
(in place of our meeting)
Mike Foreman                    Suzanne Berger
Lynn Momberger               Mary Ann Norwood
Becky Rundquist                Paul Von Driska
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
We have enough bell ringers for December 2.
If anyone wants to join Mike Foreman on December 9 from 4-6 at Farm and Fleet on Riverside, please let me know (Becky 815-262-5110). Otherwise, we are all set for that date, too.
Thank you, Rotarians, for your Service Above Self!
Rotary Bell Ringing
Rundquist Rotary Ringers
     On November 25th, several members of Rockford Rotary became "Rundquist Rotary Ringers" at Schnucks on Harlem Road. 
     For the new members and to refresh some older members, Dick Rundquist (Pete's Dad) started our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing project and made it his annual crusade to make sure it was a success.  He got the stools and aprons that we still use and made sure that all shifts were covered, even if it meant that he took the last shift if he couldn't strong arm someone else.  With Dick's passing, Pete and Becky took over and continue the "Rundquist Rotary Ringers" legacy.
     Thank you to all who signed up to ring this year.
Patti Bigger seems to be having fun.
Mary Maxted and Becky Rundquist are smiles.
President Pete and First Lady Becky.  Pete seems to be trying to tinkle Becky's ear.
Future Programs
Future Programs
11/30/23 - No Regular Meeting
                  5:00 PM - Happy Holiday Hour(s)
                                   Prairie Street Brewery 
12/07/23 - "The Changing Face of Medical Care and
                    the Education of Doctors"
                   Speakers - Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green &
                                     Dr. Jeff Smith
                  Host - Elise Cadigan
12/14/23 - "Our Park District Expanding Our Economy"
                  Speaker - Jay Sandine, Executive Director
                  Host - Paul Von Driska
12/21/23 - "Multi-Cultural Holiday Festival Music"
                  Rockford Music Academy
                  Host - Elise Cadigan
12/28/23 - Happy Holidays - No Meeting
Weekly RI Foundation Message
Each week we will be publishing a message from the Rotary International Foundation.  This week's message is:
The Paul Harris Society recognizes people who commit to contributing US$1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved global grant. The society’s purpose is to honor and thank people for their generous and ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.
Paul Harris Society contributions count toward several different kinds of individual recognition, and members receive a chevron-style pin and a certificate. Members are also listed in the Paul Harris Society Report.
Ask me for a Paul Harris Society membership form to provide this ongoing support to the Foundation!
Rotary Lunches
     Starting with our September 7th meeting, we will be having lunches at our noon meetings.  We will be starting with a package from Beef-A-Roo.  It will consist of a Wrap, salad, chips, cookie, and a soda or water.  There will bea variety of meats in the wraps.  This is a work in progress and things may change.  Lunches will start on September 7, 2023 and will be available at 11:45 AM the day of the meeting.
     PLEASE.  If you plan to bring a guest, PLEASE let us know 3 days in advance so we can make arrangements for food.  It will be your responsibility to cover the cost at $12.50 per meal.
     Pete Rundquist -
     President, Rockford Rotary
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Gough
December 2
Teri Watts
December 14
Lyn Allison
December 16
Dick Lunde
December 17
Stephanie Scardon Bradley
December 17
John Kleber
December 21
Mary Ann Norwood
December 24
Darlene Furst
December 25
Dave Byrnes
December 30
Join Date
Carla Redd
December 2, 2021
2 years
Dave Rydell
December 5, 1985
38 years
Kent Mallquist
December 7, 1967
56 years
Ross Robbins
December 8, 1966
57 years
Michele Pankow
December 9, 2021
2 years
Pete Rundquist
December 10, 2015
8 years
Denise Noe
December 16, 2004
19 years
John Fridh
December 23, 1982
41 years
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Set-Up and Take-Down
October 19th
Moe, Eric
October 26th
Carlin, Taylor
November 2nd
Clabough, Tom
Meeting Greeters
October 12, 2023
Thacker, Beth
October 19, 2023
Todd, Jo An
October 26, 2023
Foreman, Michael
November 2, 2023
Norwood, Mary Ann
November 9, 2023
Shelain, Suzanne
November 16, 2023
Maxted, Mary
cember 7, 2023
Johansson, Russ
December 14, 2023
Buchmann, Frank
December 21, 2023
Drollinger, Cynthia
Meeting Invocators
October 12, 2023
Dickinson, Elizabeth
October 19, 2023
Moe, Eric
October 26, 2023
Johnson, Linda
November 2, 2023
Buchmann, Frank
November 9, 2023
Todd, Jo An
November 16, 2023
Kwiat-Hess, Kathy
December 7, 2023
Maxted, Mary
December 14, 2023
Niemiec, Linda
December 21, 2023
Ryan, Michelle
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