June 29th Story
      Bye Bye Eric                 Hello Pete
  Roast Master Paul
June 29th Program
     Our annual tradition of the Order of the Shelf will continue this year with Roast Master Paul Logli leading the festivities as we "welcome" Pete Rundquist as our 2023-24 President.  This should be a fun meeting because Paul and his gang will be using material supplied by Pete's wife Becky.  Please join us for the fun in person at Memorial Hall or via zoom. 
Summer Schedule Update
Summer Schedule
     President Pete has the following update regarding our summer schedule:
     We will not be meeting weekly in July and August, but we do have events scheduled. Please check your email for updates to events our Club could be adding such as a baseball game and or music at Sinnissippi.
     There are two events already on the calendar in July, a food bank event and the Coronado tour. So please check your emails.
     The fourth Thursday of July and August will both be Committee meeting days, same as our current schedule. You will receive a reminder email.
     Take a Summer Break.
New Member Reception
     New Member Reception
     On June 22nd, Rockford Rotary celebrated our new members this year with a reception at the University Club.  It was a great turnout with good conversation and wonderful U-Club hor d'oeuvres.  The new members present were introduced along with their sponsors, which in many cases was Frank Buchmann.  Each new member talked about what they had gotten out of Rotary so far.  It was encouraging to note that so many of them were already actively involved in club activities.  Congratulations to the new members and the members who were responsible for putting together such a successful event.
Rain Garden Weeding and Cleanup
Rain Garden Weeding & Cleanup
     After our June 22nd meeting, several members helped weed and cleanup the rain garden that Rockford Rotary planted last year.  The garden looks great and it appears that hard work and fun was had by all who participated.
Food Bank Project
Northern Illinois Food Bank
     Friday, July 14, 12:30-3
     We are going to help shoppers at the Winnebago County Market at 765 Research Pkwy.
     We hope to start a regular schedule at NIFB once a month during the day and once a month from 5-7 pm or Saturdays.
     If this interests you, please contact Becky Rundquist,, or 815-262-5110.
Coronado Tour
     Coronado Theater Tour, $10 donation
     Thursday, July 20th, noon
     Please join Rockford Rotary for a tour of the beautiful Coronado Theater! Lunch will follow (probably at Octane RKFD or the District so we don’t have to move our cars).
     There is a limit of 40 people, so please contact me ASAP if you are interested! Be sure to leave me your email address so that I can let you know final plans.
     Becky Rundquist, 815-262-5110
Foundation/Polio Plus Update
     Our goal for the Rotary International Foundation giving for the 2022-23 year is $15,000.  We have surpassed our goal and donations are still coming in.  We will have a complete list of donors in the near future.
     Donations for the 2022-23 Year must reach Rotary International by June 30th, so there is not much time to make your donation.
     Donations can be made each week by either cash, check or by credit card.  Contact Monica Glenny ( or 815-988-0913) for credit card donations or further information.
     Checks can be mailed to :
     Rockford Rotary Club
     P. O. Box 1323
     Rockford, IL 61105
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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