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Foundation Dinner

November 12, 2014



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Our Fall Fundraising Event is in full swing.  Be sure to contact a Rotary member to get your tickets as last year we sold out.  Our proceeds are benefiting Creekside Cares and Wounded Warriors!
 
 
 
All Proceeds to Benefit two of our Favorite Charities!!
 
 
 
A Big Thank You to our Presenting sponsor!!!
 
 
 
A Big Thank You to our Main Floor Sponsor!!
 
 
 
A Big Thank You to our VIP Balcony Sponsor!!!
 
 
 
A Big Thank You to our Pint Glass Sponsor!!
 
 
 
A Big Thank You to our General Sponsor!
 
  
A Big Thank You to our General Sponsor!
 
 
 
Thank you so much to Chris Reilly from the Rotary Foundation for coming to speak to our Club.  You really touched our members and I am happy to say we have quite a few Paul Harris members now!
 
 
2014 Plainfield Homecoming Parade
 
 
Our Float looked incredible!
The Theme was Disney and our float was:
Its A Small World Afterall
 
 
It is such a small world and our District's Foreign Exchange Students Prove It!
We had students from France, Switzerland, Japan and Columbia!
 
  
The temp was 37 degrees with freezing rain!  Those students were troopers.
 
 
How to stay warm?!?
 
 
How many blankets will it take to keep me warm??
 
 
It takes lots of helpers!  Trevor Sturgeon
 
 
Mike Pekarscik who was a huge help!
 
 
Jerry Weller - Our Homecoming Float Committee Chair
 
  
Rotary President Wendy Pekarscik and Trevor Sturgeon
  
 
A big thank you to AirTek Heating & Cooling for pulling our float!
 
 
Our Float looked Amazing!  Thank you to everyone who helped build it!!
 
 
Fellow Rotarian - Dr. Chris Smith even proposed!!
 
 
She said yes!!
 
 
The Happy Couple!  Congratulations!
 
 
Very excited to have District Governor Nikki Scott come to speak at our meeting and share her vision for Rotary this year.  Thank you so much Nikki!!
 
 
 
Tod Schnowske came to the meeting to present the very first charitable check from the proceeds of the P-Steps Rotary Coffee Bar to Jeff Peterson of Creekside Cares.  Now that is paying it forward!  And Tod gave Jeff a piece of art work to hang in his new office as the principal at Liberty Elementary School.
 
   
We had the pleasure of having Jeff Peterson from Creekside Cares come to speak at our meeting.  What an incredible program he has created.  Hopefully our club can partner up with them to help more children in need.
 
 
 
Plainfield Rotary is so happy to be a part of the P-STEPS Rotary Coffee Bar where students learn skills in dealing with the public and what retail work is all about.
 
 
 
 
The Incredible Staff that spoke to us about all of the wonderful programs at the Plainfield Academy!  What incredible teachers and staff!
 
 
 
July 2014 Rotary on the Road - Getting a tour and seeing the curriculum at the Plainfield Academy.   Thank you so much Tod Schnowske!
 
 
 
 
Our first speaker of the new year - Michael Knoekler - Sr. Scientist at the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.    What an incredible speaker!
 
 
Induction Ceremony 2014-2015 Board
Outgoing President - Ken Kocher
Incoming Sergeant at Arms - Ken Kocher
 
Thank you so much for all your hard work this past year Ken!
It's been a great ride!!
 
 
 
Induction Ceremony 2014-2015 Board
Incoming Vice President - Erica Egger
 
 
Induction Ceremony for 2014-2015 Board
Incoming Treasurer - Linda Brauer
 
 
 
Induction Ceremony for 2014-2015 Board
Incoming Secretary - Dr. Chris Smith
 
 
 
Induction Ceremony 2014-2015 Board
Incoming President - Wendy Pekarscik
 
 
 
Induction Ceremony 2014-2015 Board
Linda Brauer receiving the Service Above Self Award
 
 
 
The winning Mayor's Team - Mayor Chapman of Shorewood!
 
 
Thank you to our Silver Sponsors!
 
 
 
And the Winning Mayor of the 2nd Annual Mayor's Cup is:    Mayor Chapman of Shorewood!!
 
  
 
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Big thank you to both the Tilted Kilt Girls and the Hooter's Girls for coming out to support our Mayor's Cup Golf Event!
Registration is now open for our 2014 Mayor's Cup Golf Outing!!

Thursday, May 29th @ Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
Included with golf is our Mayor's Cup Party with live entertainment and an open bar!!
Questions??  Email us directly  plainfieldrotarymayorscup@gmail.com


 
 
President Ken Kocher with some women of the Plainfield Rotary Club!
 
 
2014 Plainfield Rotary Club Scholarship Winners!
 
 
Presentation of Donation to Plainfield Academy's P-Steps Program
For the Creation of the P-Steps Rotary Coffee Bar
 
 
 
RYLA 2013!  Egger's make it a family affair!
 
 
 
Rotary on the Road - Wrapping Gifts for the GiftMart Program
 
 
 
Presentation of Donation to Green Harvest Food Pantry
 
 
Attending the Joliet Rotary Club's 100th Anniversary Celebration
 
 
 
 
Presentation of Donation to Guardian Angel's Program
 
 
English Literacy Program at the Plainfield Library
 
 
 
 
 
A Social at the American Legion Hall!
 
 
 
 
Calling out the numbers for Bingo at Plainfield Fest 2013!
 
 
 
Bingo at Plainfield Fest 2013


Plainfield Rotary Club Participates in Plainfield Township Disabilities Expo

The Plainfield Rotary Club participated in the Plainfield Township Disabilities Expo on Saturday, June 1st.  The Disabilities Expo was sponsored by Plainfield Township and the Plainfield Park District and hosted at Plainfield Central High School.  


Congratulations to Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins and Crest Hill Mayor Ray Soliman

The 2013 Mayor's Cup presented by the Plainfield Rotary Club is in the books!  Congratulations to Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins and Crest Hill Mayor Ray Soliman on sharing the 2013 Mayor's Cup Championship!  Thanks to all of our sponsors and golfers.  A special thanks to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Plainfield Medical Campus, and Edward Jones Tim Stetenfeld for serving as the gold sponsors for the 2013 Mayor's Cup golf outing.  We look forward to seeing everyone in 2014 for the 2nd Annual Mayor's Cup Golf Outing!


Meet Plainfield Rotary Club's Newest Member Jerry Bell

The Plainfield Rotary Club is pleased to introduce new Plainfield Rotarian Jerry Bell.  Jerry is a West Point graduate focused on scholar practitioner roles dealing with organization development helping organizations through planned change in order to solve problems, learn from experiences, reframe shared perceptions, adapt to external environmental changes, improve performance, and influence future change.  Jerry and his wife are the parents of five boys and the Bell family resides in Plainfield, Illinois.  

PLAINFIELD ROTARY CLUB HOST STUDENT RECOGNITION NIGHT

The Plainfield Rotary Club hosted Student Recognition Night on Thursday, May 9th.  Plainfield High School students were recognized for their service work in the community.  A special thank you to Plainfield Rotary Club President Elect Ken Kocher for chairing this fantastic event for these terrific students.  

MINNIE WINS MARCH MADNESS 2013
Minnie Breier receives the first place prize from Jean Perle and Bill Caton at the Thursday, May 2nd Plainfield Rotary Club meeting at Nevin's Brewing Company.  Minnie was the winner of the 2013 March Madness bracket challenge.  
Learn More About the Rotary Club of Plainfield, Illinois

To learn more about our club, please click on the following link:

What does the Plainfield Rotary Club do:

 

  • We've raised over $160,000 for college scholarships for Plainfield public school students!
  • We sponsor Hope House in Jalisco, Mexico, a refuge for homeless boys in need of guidance and support. We take them off the streets, help them to attain job skills, and support them in leading productive lives.
  • We recognize young artists in our community through our Art and Jazz event, giving students the opportunity to showcase and their art and providing us a chance to give back financially through art auctions and ticket sales.
  • We participate in the Coat Drive to raise money for Veterans.
  • We support our community at the Bingo Tent at Plainfield Days, with all proceeds going to philanthropic causes.
  • We work in conjunction with the high school Interact clubs to support service activities and encourage youth to give back to their community.
  • We host a March Madness Bracket Fundraiser and the annual Mayor's Cup Golf Outing to raise money for our causes and bring the community together.

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We meet at 5:30 pm on Thursday's at
Nevin's Brewing Company
12337 S. Rte. 59
Plainfield, IL  60585


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Plainfield Rotary is a diverse organization dedicated to promoting service and upstanding character in our community and abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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