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Rotary Run Charity Classic

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Only 89 days until the big race!

The Rotary Run Charity Classic has something for every member of your family! On 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 you can participate in any of our race events:

• 10K Run
• 5K Run
• 3K Run
• 5K walk
• The Birches Walk and Roll

Race day will also feature a school district 181 Mascot Race! After you race, stay for the food, awards and the new mascot race.

Each event winds through the historic streets of Hinsdale and beautiful surrounding neighborhoods. All events begin and end at The Community House, located at 415 West Eighth Street, Hinsdale. During and after the race there is a morning of fun, activities and an awards ceremony. All events are held, rain or shine! 
Save $10 if you register before October 1!

The event benefits the international efforts of the Hinsdale Rotary Club, including ending polio, fighting homelessness, and supporting families in need. The race also supports the Hinsdale Rotary Club's local scholarships and the missions of amazing community organizations who have a daily positive impact on the lives of those in the western suburbs of Chicago:


  • The Community House


  • District 181 Foundation


  • Hinsdale Hospital Foundation


  • Hinsdale Humane Society


  • Ray Graham


  • Rotary Club of Hinsdale Foundation


Everyone can enter the Rotary Run Charity Classic!

There are 100 days to our 2017 Rotary Run Charity Classic!

Visit the new 2017 Rotary Run Charity Classic website. It's up and running! Register today!

                                          Rotary Run Charity Classic

Attention All Hinsdale Rotary Members...

Below is important information about the upcoming Rotary Run Charity Classic and your roll in making it a big success!

There are 89 days to our 2017 Rotary Run Charity Classic.

Our team leaders for this year’s program: 

  • Race Co-Chairs: Dan Janowick (TCH) and Keith Larson(RCOH)
  • Accounting: Cheri Vana (RCOH)
  • President Elect: Jim Curto (RCOH)
  • TCH Director: Brad Warren (TCH)
  • Sponsors / Donations: Mike Sedlak (RCOH), Janet Marinis (RCOH)
  • Volunteers: Chuck Snyder (RCOH) & TBA (TCH) – Marcie and Meg Cooper
  • Marketing: Michael James (RCOH)  & Tom Norton (RCOH) & Roger Herring (RCOH)
  • Registration: Caryl Anderson (RCOH) &  Cheri Vana (RCOH) & Susanna Donnelly
  • Schools: Bridget McGuiggan (RCOH)
  • Logistics & Setup: Keith Larson (RCOH) & Tom Baley (RCOH)
  • MC: Greg Donnelly (RCOH)
  • Advisor/T-Shirts:  Greg Siedlecki (RCOH)
  • Library/Social Media: Karen Keefe  (RCOH)


Upcoming meetings are as follows: We need everyone present at next meeting!

  • Tuesday, August 8th, 7:30 am at TCH

Eleventh Annual Hinsdale Rotary Club Fourth of July "Turtle Race" -- A Success!

250 kids raced 30 turtles...And once again, the Hinsdale Police Department turtle, beat the turtle from the Hinsdale Fire Department.  Village President, Tom Cauley,(in red shirt) called the race along with Rotary Turtle Race coordinator, Greg Donnelly, between the two Hinsdale departments.


Bill Gates at the June 2017 Rotary International Convention, Atlanta, GA

Bill Gates commits an additional $450 million dollars to the Rotary Polio Eradication Program on June 12th, during the International Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. John Germ, Rotary International President, 2016-17, accepts the Gates' Foundation gift on behalf of all Rotarians

Incoming Hinsdale Rotary President, Tom Cunningham, and club members Carolyn and Chuck Snyder attended the Atlanta event.
(Photo courtesy of Bloomberg News)

Nearly 40,000 members of Rotary – a global network of professional and community leaders committed to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change to communities around the world – convened this week in Atlanta, GA for Rotary International's organization’s 108th International Convention.

As noted above, Bill Gates once again, through his significant financial and moral support, got behind Rotary's Polio Eradication Campaign--100%!
(Photo courtesy of Tom Cunningham)

Strategic Planning Session for 2017/2018

Nicki Scott leads Hinsdale Rotary Board through a strategic planning session for the 2017/18 year on June 6th.  Members described the session as very useful to determining club goals for the next year.


ABC 7 TV Reporter, Judy Hsu, joins the Hinsdale Rotary Hot Dog and Brat Tent crew at the Hinsdale Humane Society Run, June 4th


"The Wheel"

Upcoming Activities

Greeter Schedule

Fri July 21.........Sedlak and Siedlecki

Fri July 28.........Slesser and Carolyn S

Upcoming Events

Tues July 18...
Rotary Run Race meeting, 7:30 am at the Community House

Tues Aug 1... District 6450 White Sox V. Blue Jays Game!

Tues Aug 8... Rotary Run Race meeting, 7:30 am at the Community House

Upcoming Meeting Speakers

Fri July 21.... Dr. Meena Balakrishnan - Breath and Meditation Race update

Fri July 28... Janet Marinis - Classification talk

Happy Birthday !

July 22 .....Michael Liss

July 24 .....Steve Stricker


I hope everyone enjoyed the extended Fourth of July Holiday weekend celebrating our Independence! We had a beautiful day for both the Hinsdale Parade and our annual Turtle Races! Thanks goes out to Greg Donnelly and his referee staff in pulling out another great promotional event for our club! Let’s keep the great publicity going this year and work on getting new members to help with our service to the community and other global projects.

Don Brummet, CPA
President, Hinsdale Rotary


Upcoming Hinsdale Rotary Board Meetings

(3:30 - 5:00 Hinsdale Community House)

July 20th

Aug 17th

Sept 21

Oct 19

Nov 16

Dec 21



June 5th -- Visit to the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago for Our District 6450 Rotary Exchange Students

Ashifa Primardhika, Indonesia; Paula Patino, Mexico; Chloe Tirard, France take in a day at the Chicago MSI.  They were accompanied by Hinsdale Rotarians Cheri Vana, District Coordinator for Rotary Exchange students, and Tom Norton.

The Rotary Exchange Students with Tom Norton at the "Wright 1903 Flyer" replica Tom's MSI team created for the museum in 2003.

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