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“Care for Carolina”
Published on: 11/7/2018
The Hinsdale Doings
November 7, 2018

Hinsdale Rotary, District 181 team up to help hurricane-ravaged North Carolina schools

School supplies collected for a North Carolina school district devastated by Hurricane Florence will be put into book bags Nov. 15 at Clarendon Hills Middle School. (Pioneer Press / Chicago Tribune)

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181, The District 181 Foundation and Rotary Club of Hinsdale are seeking assistance from the community in an effort to help a North Carolina school district that was devastated during Hurricane Florence.
The goal is to fill 1,000 book bags with school supplies to send to Public Schools of Robeson County. That school district serves about 23,000 students in 40 schools and was closed from mid-September to mid-October because of the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence

The idea to help was initially suggested by District 181 superintendent Hector Garcia at a
"Proceeds Night" at the Hinsdale Fuller House for The Rotary Run, Oct. 14th
Published on: 8/31/2018
The Hinsdale Rotary Run Benefits from a "Proceeds Night" at the Fuller House in Hinsdale

Hinsdale Rotary worked hard to get as many people as possible to patronize The Fuller House Bar and Restaurant on Monday evening, Aug. 27th, 6-9pm.

Why did the club do this?

The Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic was to receive 10% of the proceeds from all food and drink sold that night at the Fuller House and the more people who came, the more benefit for the race.

As it turned out, it was a good night at the Fuller House. Dozens of people came out and in the end, the Hinsdale Rotary Run netted about $400.00 towards the total sponsorship of the Oct. 14th race.

A great night, and good food and drink, all for a great cause -- The 2018 Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic!
"Bikes for Military Kids"
Published on: 7/20/2018
The last of Hinsdale Rotary's "Bikes for Military Kids" were given away this past week at the 416th TEC Reserve Unit's Summer event. The faces on the kids says it all!
"Bikes for Military Kids"
Published on: 6/15/2018
Hinsdale “Doings”
May 21, 2018

100 children from military families receive bikes from Hinsdale Rotary Club

Genevieve Consolino, 5, of Homer Glen video chats with her dad while sitting on her new bike. (Mike Mantucca / Pioneer Press)

Kimberly FornekContact Reporter
Pioneer Press

A hundred children left the Community House with a new bicycle Saturday morning, in honor of Armed Forces Day and courtesy of the Rotary Club of Hinsdale. All the boys and girls, ages 3 to 9, are children of Illinois men and women serving in the military.
Twenty-five boys and 25 girls, age 3 to 5, received a 12-inch bicycle and 25 boys and 25 girls, age 6 to 9, received a 20-inch bicycle. They all also were given a bicycle helmet.

The USO of Illinois last year donated 100 bicycles to children of military families and saw they could have given away many more.
So this year, the Hinsdale Rotary Club decided to partner with
Tom Van Winkle, new ED of HInsdale Humane Society, speaks to Hinsdale Rotary
Published on: 2/25/2018
Tom Van Winkle, newly appointed Executive Director of the Hinsdale Humane Society, spoke to the club on the new direction of that local non-profit. He detailed the rehab of the old Crown Center that will be completed by next fall, offering a completely new Hinsdale Humane Society facility to the community.

Van Winkle stressed that the new center is an "area" humane society, taking in animals from at least eight neighboring villages, as well as accepting animals displaced by floods, hurricanes, and even the California fires
Craig Anderson, Executive Director, Illinois High School Association, addresses RCH
Published on: 1/19/2018
Craig Anderson, Executive Director, Illinois High School Association, addressed the Rotary Club of Hinsdale on Jan. 19th. He discussed oversight of all 800 Illinois High School in numerous boys/girls sports and other activities.
Hinsdale Rotary Charity Classic Raises More Than $70,000 for Charity
Published on: 11/20/2017
On October 15th, the 23rd Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic Race, a CARA certified annual event, brought more than 500 racersw and over 350 spectators and volunteers out for the Morgan Stanley 10K run, the Rooney 5K run, the Molex 5K walk, the Hinsdale Bank & Trust 3K run, the Birches Walk & Roll, the Mutt Strut, and the Hinsdale Grade School Mascot Race on the historic streets of Hinsdale.
District 181 schools continued their long-standing tradition of a friendly competition for the highest percentage of student and staff Hinsdale Rotary Run event registrants. Hinsdale Middle School won the “Mr. K Cup”, and Oak School won the “Mrs. B Trophy”. The world famous District 181 Mascot Race ended in a tie between “Hootie” from Oak School and “Paws” from Madison School.
The good news: Over $70,000 was raised which will go to the AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Foundation, The Hinsdale Community House Foundation, District 181 Foundation, The Ray Graham Center (Hanson
West Suburban Rotary Foreign Exchange Students Tour Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Published on: 11/12/2017
On November 6th, Hinsdale Rotarians Cheri Vana and Tom Norton lead our seven West Suburban Rotary Exchange Students for 2017 through a day long tour of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Fun was had by all!
Hinsdale Rotary Welcomes Rotarian John Mulindabigwi of Uganda and North Lawndale Coordinator Mike Tr
Published on: 10/27/2017
Hinsdale Rotary Welcomes Ugandan Rotarian John Mulindabigwi of Uganda and North Lawndale Coordinator Mike Trout, Oct. 27th, 2017. Mr. Mulindabigwi over the course of 10 years, in cooperation with Rotary and local West Suburban Chicago churches has developed a community of schools, healthcare facilities, light industrial facilities, and a STEM resource center in Uganda.
23rd Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic, A Success!
Published on: 10/24/2017
The 23rd Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic Race, a CARA certified annual event, brought participants, spectators and hundreds of volunteers out for the Rooney 5K run, the Hinsdale Bank & Trust 3K run, the Birches 5K walk & roll, the Molex 5K walk, the Mutt Strut and Morgan Stanley 10K run to the historic streets of Hinsdale and beautiful surrounding neighborhoods before returning to The Community House at 415 West Eighth St.

A wide variety of family activities were featured on the grounds, including: an awards ceremony, pumpkin decorating, vendor/sponsor booths, music and refreshments. The result link on this website takes you to all of the race results.
Hinsdale Rotary to send Hurricane Relief Funds
Published on: 9/22/2017
Our country has suffered two major hurricanes that have decimated areas in our east and southwest coasts. The Board of the Hinsdale Rotary Club voted on Sept. 21st to donate $2500.00 for hurricane relief and will match up to another $2500.00 for any member donation.
Association House of Chicago Receives 550 Airline Amenity Kits from Hinsdale and O'Hare Rotary Clubs
Published on: 9/7/2017
Following the recent District 6450 Conference, Member Bob Parsons obtained a Club endorsement of a project to obtain (business class) airline amenity kits from the Chicago O'Hare Rotary Club for the mobile HIV-Aids testing unit at Association House of Chicago.

After coordination with Association House and the O'Hare club, on Sept 7th, Bob arranged to pick up 550 plus kits and deliver them to Association House. AS Bob points out, this was a project of, and gift from, the Hinsdale Rotary Club and the O'Hare Rotary Club. This should be a 6 month supply for the Association House.
Well done, Bob!
District 6450 White Sox Night, Aug. 1, 2017
Published on: 8/7/2017
Hinsdale Rotary used up our allotted 30 tickets for the District 6450 White Sox Night on Aug. 1st. Fun and Rotary Fellowship was had by all, even if the White Sox were bested by the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-4.
Eleventh Annual Hinsdale Rotary Club Fourth of July "Turtle Race" -- A Success!
Published on: 7/17/2017
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, called the race along with Rotary Turtle Race coordinator, Greg Donnelly, between the two Hinsdale departments.
Bill Gates Pledges $450 Million to Rotary International Polio Eradication Campaign
Published on: 6/14/2017
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 gift on behalf of all Rotarians

Incoming Hinsdale Rotary President, Tom Cunningham, and club members Carolyn and Chuck Snyder attended the Atlanta event.
Rotary District 6450 Students Visit MSI
Published on: 6/6/2017
Rotary District 6450 Students Visit MSI
The New Rotary Run Charity Classic Website is Up and Running!
Published on: 6/6/2017
Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic Website Up and Running! Check it out and begin thinking about the team you will enter for the October 15th event.
Hinsdale Rotary Awards Scholarships
Published on: 6/3/2017
Hinsdale Rotary Scholarships were
presented to the students last Thursday during
a ceremony at Hinsdale Central’s auditorium.
The Scholarship Committee was allowed the
privilege of offering $12,000 in total
Scholarship funds this year. The Rotary
awards scholarships in three categories:
Leadership/Service, Fine and Performing Arts
and Education to Careers. The recipients this
year were Gabriella Delson in Fine and
performing Arts, Celia Balderston and Sheena
Gomez in Education to Careers and Alison
Schuster and Ona Ambrozaite in Leadership/
Service. All five of these students stood out
to the committee as exemplifying the FOUR
WAY TEST and frankly made the committee’s
job easy.
Five Community Leaders Honored with Paul Harris Awards
Published on: 5/28/2017
Paul Harris Awards
05/25/2011 - District Conference Awards Press Release
Rotary District 6450 Governor Robert Knuepfer presents an award for leadership in the area of membership recruitment to member of the Hinsdale Rotary Club Roger Herring. Jerry Cierniak and Rich Barton accept the first place award for a community event from District 6450 Governor Robert Kneupfer at the May 2011 conference. The award was for the Rotary Run Charity Classic, which raised funds for local charities.
10/16/2011 - More than 1,600 take part in Hinsdale’s Rotary Run Charity Classic
More than $150,000 was raised, with more than 1,600 runners and walkers, and 200 volunteer workers participating in the 17th annual Rotary Run Charity Classic and Rooney 5K Run Sunday in Hinsdale.