Villa Park Rotary Club
Weekly Bulletin
Recap from July 25, 2017 meeting
At the July 25, 2017 Rotary Meeting, we were honored to have Mr. Denny Gagnon from Honor Flight Chicago join us and tell us about this organization and his role as a volunteer.   Currently Honor Flight Chicago is sending WW II and Korean War Vets to Washington D.C. for the day.  This program started about 12 years ago and is a 501(C)3 organization - Ifwhich means they receive NO Federal funding.  It costs approximately $200,000 per flight (even though Southwest Airlines supplies the airplane), costs are still incurred for the pilots, flight assistants, fuel, equipment rental, buses, etc.  They run about 7 flights per year - taking 100-110 per flight along with 130 volunteers per fight.  Actual volunteers are about 400 for all the prep work and actual day of activities.
We presented and donated a check in the amount of $250.00 to Honor Flight - Chicago.
Happy News was shared and we welcomed back David Cain who was feeling good after his surgery.
Al conducted trivia about "Famous Lasts."
Mark your calendar for August 22nd.  Jim Saul invited everyone to his home for a "Going Away" get together for Karen, who is moving to Colorado.  Please RSVP to Jim if you wish to attend, so he knows for food and beverages.
Meeting recap from June 27, 2017
Greetings everyone,
Here is a brief recap from today's meeting:
  • There will be no meeting Tuesday, July 4 due to the holiday.
  • There will also be no noon meeting on Tuesday, July 11 as that is the day of our Installation Dinner.
  • The Installation Dinner will be held at Emmett's Brewing Company located at: 121 W Front St, Wheaton, IL 60187 at 6:30pm.
  • The Golf Outing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, please mark your calendar.
  • Happy news was shared.
That's all for today's meeting. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler
Meeting Recap from 6/13/17
Hi everyone,
Here is a brief recap from today's meeting:
Tony reminded everyone that the Installation Dinner date has changed. The new date is July 11, 2017 at 6:30pm. The location will be Emmett's in Wheaton. Assistant Governor Bill McGurr will join us at the Installation Dinner.
There was a request from a student at DePaul University for financial assistance with overseas studies. Members present had a brief discussion and decided not to support this request at this time.
A discussion was held about possible upcoming presentations to our club.
Happy news was shared.
Respectfully submitted,
Kandice Krettler
Member Birthdays
David Cain
July 20
Russell Hampton
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