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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 (monicaglenny@gmail.com 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
 
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June 15th Program
 
 
Hope and Healing with Horses
 
     Ground was recently broken for the Perks Indoor Equine Center at Lockwood Park.  The Park District is embarking on a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to build the Indoor Equine Center and Lori Berkes-Nelson and Jennifer Winberg will tell us how the new center will use horses to bring hope and healing to help in mental health treatment.
     Lori Berkes-Nelson, M.S. Ed, CFRE,is the Executive Director of the Rockford Park District Foundation. She has been securing philanthropic support and enhancing awareness of the Rockford Park District's benefits to the community since 2014.
     Lori has devoted her professional life to non-profit viability through successful leadership, board development, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing. She has over 30 years of non-profit management experience including leadership at Rosecrance, Golden Apple Foundation and Econ Illinois.
     Lori holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Northern Illinois University and has earned the credential of Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
     Jennifer Winberg is the Manager of Lockwood Park and the new Perks Indoor Equine Center.
     She is an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist and Certified Path Riding Instructor with more than 2100 hours of training in safety and therapy in the use of horses to assist in mental health treatment, human development, and assistance with physical wellbeing goals. She is passionate about helping horses and humans who have been hurt.
     Jennifer has 41 years’ experience with personal horse ownership, riding, instructing, and equine program management.
     However, her greatest accomplishments to date are raising a confident daughter and being a part of making the new Equine Center a reality.
     This will be an interesting and informative program about the newest addition to Lockwood Park.  Having seen the program, I would highly recommend that you bring a guest or prospective member to join us in person at Memorial Hall or via Zoom.  Monica Glenny will introduce our presenters and act as Rotary Host.
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June 22nd Program
June 22nd Meeting
 
     Our June 22nd meeting will be open for committee meetings.  Committee chairs will be contacting their members with details.  For you gardeners and wannabe gardeners, the Environmental Committee will be working on our gardens at Memorial Hall, weeding and making them look good.  All are invited to participate. 
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Previous Speakers
 
     Our June 1st program was about the Rockford Homeless Project and featured (L-R), Joel Givens; Angie Walker, who is the Homeless Program Coordinator for the City of Rockford; Shannon Kopp from the Rockford Fire Department; and President Eric.  They explained how the different departments are working together to try and get the homeless off the streets and into some sort of care program.  
 
 
 
     Our June 8th program was a Vocational Presentation by Janine Idstein who is the Director of Community Outreach for Olson Funeral and Cremation Services.  After hearing about her various jobs over the years, she introduced Scott Olson who is the President of Olson Funeral Services and a 5th generation member.  They are the oldest family-owned business in Rockford.  Scott gave us an overview of the different services that are now offered including "Grenn Burial" services.  It was a very informative program.  Thanks Janine and Scott.
New Member Reception
Rockford Rotary New Member Reception
 
When: Thursday, June 22nd.
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Where:  The University Club
              945 N. Main Street
              Rockford
 
Enjoy Rotary fellowship and get to know our new members.
Members are invited to attend for a $12 fee
(New members will be our guests)
 
Appetizers and a cash bar.
 
Payment of $12 can be made each week by either cash,
check or by credit card, see Monica Glenny or
payment can be mailed to:
 
Rockford Rotary Club
P. O. Box 1323
Rockford, IL 61105
 
Make checks payable to Rockford Rotary
 
Reservation and payment deadline is June 16th.
 
Please RSVP to: Linda Niemiec - leniemiec@msn.com
 
Hope to see you there!!
New Member - Angela Trevino
 
     At our May 25th meeting, President Eric introduced Angela Trevino as the newest member of Rockford Rotary.  Angela is the Health Information Systems Manage for UW Health System and was sponsored by Linda Niemiec.
     We would encourage each of our members to make an effort to meet Angela and welcome her to Rockford Rotary.
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Rockford Rotary Social Events
 
Rotary Social Events
 
Coronado Theater Tour.
 
July 20th - Noon
Sign up at meetings
We will go to lunch downtown afterward
 
 
 
 
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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!
 
Monica
815-988-0913
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Bob Fredrickson
June 1
 
Lori Poppen
June 13
 
Jeff Smith
June 16
 
Paul Von Driska
June 18
 
Frank Buchmann
June 20
 
Linda Niemiec
June 20
 
Becky Rundquist
June 21
 
John Goddard
June 21
 
Kristin Krieger
June 22
 
Bob Canfield
June 30
 
Join Date
Bob Canfield
June 8, 2000
23 years
 
Monica Glenny
June 8, 2000
23 years
 
Eric Moe
June 15, 2005
18 years
 
Eric Fulcomer
June 17, 2004
19 years
 
Brian De Benedetto
June 20, 2002
21 years
 
Linda Johnson
June 23, 2005
18 years
 
Warren Heinke
June 23, 2005
18 years
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Invocators
 
May 4, 2023
Byrnes, Dave
 
May 11, 2023
Berger, Suzanne
 
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