Welcome To The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills

We are an enthusiastic, diverse group of business and professional leaders who enjoy working with others and taking an active role in our community.  Since the Lake in the Hills Rotary Club chartered in 2004, we have been supporting and assisting area organizations and international efforts.
 
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Lake in the Hills

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Moretti's Pizzeria
220 N. Randall Road
Lake in the Hills, IL  60156
United States
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What's Going On & Coming Up

This past week's Wednesday meeting was held at the Algonquin - Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry. The club is testing a pilot project where every 3 months instead of meeting at the club's normal meeting venue, Morettie's, the Club will meet at the food pantry and it will be a working lunch. This meeting, which kicked off this project, had club members cleaning up several refrigerators and food bins. 
 
 
     On January 28, 2015, Phil Zielke, a 2 time cancer survivor and creator of Phil’s Friends, gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills on the objectives of his organization. After a difficult and painful treatment for Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Phil’s Friends was created. The goal was to reach out to cancer patients to help them in 3 ways – deliver CARE packages, Cards of Hope and emotional support and guidance.
After the presentation, the club decided to take on a project with Phil’s Friends to help them in their support of cancer patients.
     The Club purchased fabric material so that blankets, an item that goes into every CARE package, could be made. The Jacobs High School Interact Club, under the direction of their advisor, Kim Barone, then began the process of starting the assembling process for the blankets.
     On Thursday, March 5, 2015, several Club members completed the assembly process, ultimately arriving at 57 blankets to be donated to Phil’s Friends.
 
     On Saturday, March 7, 2015, a number of representatives from the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills went to the national headquarters for Phil’s Friends, located in Roselle, Illinois. There, in addition to delivering the blankets, they volunteered and worked that morning at the headquarters, putting together CARE packages for delivery to hospitals, stenciling the CARE package boxes and completing Cards of Hopes which go to each of the cancer patients. 
           
           
 

 

On February 23, six representatives of the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills returned from Guatemala, after being part of Rotary District 6440 Service projects team in Guatemala. The group departed on February 14, 2015, with 4 different objectives for their service trip, taking place in and around Sumpango Guatemala.

     The first objective was transforming what had been a outside water fountain into a 2 story building to be used as a computer lab and library. The second objective was fixing up a building to be used as a health center in a small village outside of Sumpango. The 3rd objective was conducting educationally based activities with children in a local school. The 4th and final objective was the distribution of 50 water filtration kits to families for the provision of clean water. The major components of all 4 objectives were complicated in the ten days the team was in Guatemala.

     The team returned on February 23, 2015, which happens to be the 110th Anniversary of Rotary International, a service organization dedicated to providing public service to local and international communities.

 
 
 
The Club ended 2014 similar to the way it began the year - volunteering at the STC Soup Kitchen. On December 12, 2014, fourteen representatives from the Club spent the afternoon and early evening working at the soup kitchen serving those less fortunate. One of the many ways the Club strives to meet the primary motto of Rotary - Service Above Self!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine members from the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills recently returned from Cusco, Peru.  During their visit, they completed three projects for two local schools (Huillcapata School and Chicuchas Wasi School) which educate young girls ages 11 and younger.  “You can’t help but come back different” said Dot Dustin, “It’s emotional and rewarding when you see what an impact you are making for these young girls.”
 
 
 
 
Lake in the Hills Rotary Club is bringing the carnival to town October 10 – 12, 2014!!  
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills is hosting their Annual Rotary Ride on September 7, 2014 to raise funds to assist our club and our Interact Club towards our upcoming international efforts in Peru and AkTenamit in the jungles of Guatemala.  It will be a great ride for those who are motorcycle enthusiasts and their friends and at the same time raises funds for a GREAT project! Please consider and pass it on to friends, family, and coworkers. View details and registrationImage
 

 
The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club has had a busy summer! Recently, Club members awarded $12,000 in scholarships to the following students: “Service Above Self” Scholarship Recipients were Blake Jacobs and Sai Sivakumar.  “Make a Difference “Community” Scholarship Recipients were Abigail Nordeen, Emma Nickoley, Alyssa Reinke and Andrew Frey. We wish all of these young adults success in their endeavors.
 
 

 
During last month’s Community Mobile Food Pantry, over 150 families were served.  This event was sponsored by the Lake in the Hills Rotary Club.  Their next scheduled Community Mobile Food Pantry will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 600 Harvest Gate in Lake in the Hills from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Anyone is welcome to attend.
 
 

The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club has committed $45,000 over three years to help with the construction of the Lake in the Hills Veterans Memorial project. The first installment of $15,000 was presented during this week’s Lake in the Hills Village Board meeting. 

Presently, the village has $61,000 collected toward the project, said Village Trustee Russ Ruzanski.  Trustee Ruzanski said the village is hoping to start work on the memorial at Village Hall between Labor Day and Veterans Day of this year. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Veterans' Day.

The memorial will include a brick walking path around the Village Hall and a curved wall, with five granite pieces representing different branches of military service.

It is through the success of the Club’s annual Rockin’ Rotary Ribfest that this contribution is possible.  The Ribfest is the club’s sole fundraiser in which proceeds go towards community and international effots.   To learn more about the Lake in the Hills Rotary Club, visit www.lithrotary.org

To contribute to the Village of Lake in the Hills Veterans Memorial Fund account, visit the Castle Bank locations in the village at 2100 W. Algonquin Road or 4520 W. Algonquin Road.

 
 
The Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills came together during the first quarter to envision what the club would like to accomplish in the next three years both locally and around the world. During a four hour session with three facilitators, the members discussed the Club’s future in areas such as community service, vocational service (high ethical standards), international service and the efforts of creating a stronger Club organization. 
 
 
 

Last weekend, some of our member's and their families volunteered at STC Soup Kitchen on the north side of Chicago! It was a great opportunity for service as well as an opportunity for those volunteering to see what we have to be thankful for. Image

 

 

 
 
 

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The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club meets every Wednesday, Noon to 1:00 p.m. at Moretti's Ristorante in Lake in the Hills.
For more information, call 847-742-3378.