Rotary Club of Antioch-IL

 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 

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Welcome our newest Members.  John Cook from Fox Lake, and Jon Cokefair Fire Chief of Antioch
The club decided at the April 16th meeting that our semi-permanent meeting location would be at The Lodge of Antioch located at 899 Main Street, Antioch. From now until the end of the current Rotary on June 29th we will be meeting there and before this date we will again review all possible meeting locations. Please park in the municipal lot behind the The Lodge and leave the main street open for those who need to park close.
The 2017-18 has been announced.
Here is a video of RI President Elect Ian H.S. Riseley making the announcement.
 
The Antioch Rotary Club was featured in the Antioch Hi-Liter on November 30th for our Thanksgiving Food Basket delivery. When you click on the link below the article is on page 1 and 8 of the publication. A big Thank you to all the members who delivered. Remember that on Sunday December 18th we will be delivering food baskets for Christmas beginning at 9 am at the Piggly Wiggly. The preperation of the baskets will be on Saturday at 5 pm at the Pig. 

2016 RI Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, 29 May.

An animated hologram of Rotary's founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary's growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.

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Here is a video about the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta.

The Rotary Club of Antioch is now on Facebook.

I've invited a couple of Rotarians to join but go the to Facebook page and click the following box to add it to your favorites to get notification of activities or message posts.You'll find the page at www.facebook.com/antiochrotary.

 

Congratulations to the Rotary Interact Club for another successful trip to Tanzania. 

The team, pictured here, provided an update of their trip with stories of how this impacted their view of life and help define career goals.

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An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.

 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Antioch

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main Street
or send mail to PO Box 35
Antioch, IL  60046
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership chair
Public Relations Chair
Vocational Service
Scholarship Chair
Community Service
International Service
Youth Services Chair
Dist. 6440 Short-term Youth Exchange chair
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Co-chair
Website Coordinator
Funding Committee Chair
Auction Chair
Auction Co-chair
Rotary Foundation
End Polio Now Coordinator