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Location: Italian Kitchen
648 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Time: noon
Date: Thursdays
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Website Coordinator
Fellowship Chair
Bulletin Editor
International Service Chair
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Home Page Stories
We were pleased to meet the officers of our Deerfield High School Interact Club at our meeting on April 6. The students discussed a few of the projects they are planning, including a day for Shelterbox at the high school. 
Our 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Game Night will be held at the Deerfield Golf Club on Friday, May 5 from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Whether your game is Hearts, Mahjongg, Mexican Train, or Checkers, bring your own games and players and we'll provide you with a table, meal, and refreshments. 
Reservations are required, $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance's Camp "I Am Me", a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have suffered injuries from burns.
Download the poster for more information and to make your reservation!
Last week, Deerfield Rotarian Barry Gray returned to Guatemala with wife Susie for a service trip with a group of 12 District 6440 Rotary volunteers to help build structures and teach the Mayan students at  Ak' Tenamit, an indigenous community development organization that promotes long-term solutions to poverty through education, health, income generation, and cultural programs. The goal is to Educate the Girls. Reduce Poverty.
We are excited to expand our Shared Membership Program. In November, we welcomed shared members from the Deerfield Public Library and Deerfield School District 109 (pictured right). This month, we are adding the Deerfield Park District. Jeff Nehila, Executive Director, is sharing his membership with Linda Anderson, Davis Shamrock, Sherry Prause and Tony Korzyniewski. Learn how our shared membership program works and contact us if you are interested in joining.
The Rotary Club of Huatulco is having a raffle on 18 February for a beautiful pair of sapphire earrings valued at $500. Tickets cost $5 each. The proceeds will support the library that we helped to build (see story below). If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact our club and ask for Peter Fitzgerald.
We enjoyed the company of about 40 guests for our Dine & Wine event 25 July. We were able to raise more than $750 for our major project this year, a therapy dog named Mitchel who brings comfort to the children at the Lake County Childrens Advocacy Center.
Register today for our 50th annual Fourth of July 10K Race and 5K non-competitive walk/run. Pre-registration is $25 through 24 June, after which cost becomes $30 for all ages. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. at Walden School, 630 Essex Court, in Deerfield. 
Our 10K run is an official CARA certified Race. The two loop USTAF certified Cours (6.2 miles) is through neighborhoods shaded by trees. The 5K walkers/runners do one loop for 3.1 miles. First aid, water, and refreshments are available.
We were able to raise more than $3,000 for the Children's Advocacy Center with our 2-mile Walk with Mitchell 30 April. About 30 dogs and their owners took part, from tiny Bichon Frise to huge Mastiffs. 

Mitchell is a very special therapy dog that comforts the children of abuse at the Children’s Advocacy Center. You can still make a donation to the Advocacy Center to support the walk and their great work.  
We are creating positive change in Huatulco, Mexico, supporting a library that is going to help local residents improve their English and learn skills that will allow them to get better paying jobs.
Huatulco is a remote vacation spot located on the Pacific ocean with a population of roughly 50,000. The major industry is tourism, from the resorts that line nine bays and dozens of beaches. Most better paying jobs, however, go to those with an education who speak fluent English, while locals often scrap out a meager living selling trinkets to tourists, or working low paying jobs as maids, busboys, street cleaners or the like. 
The library and literacy center will be built on land donated to the Huatulco Rotary club by the local government. The donated land covers 1,175 square meters. Work has already begun on plumbing, flooring, lighting, electrical work, windows and doors on the first wing of the library.
This year the Deerfield Rotary Club is working with District 6440's Youth Exchange program to welcome an inbound foreign exchange student. We are looking for host families in the Deerfield High School attendance boundaries willing to host this student for the year.Up to three families can share the hosting. Interested families should contact our Youth Exchange Director listed to the left of this page in the list of officers. The club works with the family to ensure a positive and smooth experience for the inbound student. 
We were honored to have Allen Lynch, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Vietnam War, as our speaker today. Lynch exhibited valor above and beyond the call of duty during his service as a radio telephone operator in the 1st Cavalry Division, Company D, 1st Battalion. He was serving in a forward unit near the village of My An when his unit became attacked by a much larger enemy force.











To help children have access to books, the Huatulco Rotary club, in conjunction with the Deerfield Rotary Club, plan to create a learning center in the U2 sector of Huatulco, Mexico.

On 19 August, we visited NICASA to deliver school supplies for children and put on a picnic for the families. Every year we sponsor children whose parents are struggling with addictions and trying to get back on their feet with the help of NICASA. We fill backpacks of school supplies for the kids, provide a picnic, and generally love on the children.Contact us if you would like to join us or help.


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We are pleased to present to you the New Old Pinion!