Speaker Date Topic
NO MEETING Dec 15, 2017
Tomorrow is D-Day!
Rotary Holiday Party! Dec 22, 2017
Bring your goodwill and holiday cheer as we celebrate the season together.
Pres Laurie Lewandowski Dec 29, 2017
In-Service & more Youth Service Education

Let's hear from our President about what's been going on behind the scenes of our Rotary Club. Things magically seem to happen, but that just isn't so. It takes a village, or board and dedicated Rotarians to do all that we do. 

 

Youth Services with Jolene, on the local level! 

 

 

Garrett, Jean, & John Jan 05, 2018 12:10 PM
My Other Rotary Club & In-Service from President Laurie

What do other Rotary clubs do and how do they do it? Let's hear first hand from some of our own with "other club" experience. 

John Hudson Jan 12, 2018 12:10 PM
The Chicago Freedom Movement - a first hand account
The Chicago Freedom Movement - a first hand account

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved with his family to Chicago, where he was to spend a year laying the groundwork for bringing the civil rights movement to the North. The campaign came to be known as the Chicago Freedom Movement — a broadening drive against segregation, which was often as thorough in practice in the northern states as in the South, especially when it came to housing

On July 10, nearly 30,000 people gathered at Soldier Field to hear King’s speech, on what came to be known as Freedom Sunday:

"This day we must declare our own Emancipation Proclamation. This day we must commit ourselves to make any sacrifice necessary to change Chicago. This day we must decide to fill up the jails of Chicago, if necessary, in order to end slums.

"This day we must decide to register every negro in Chicago of voting age before the municipal election. This day we must decide that our votes will determine who will be the mayor of Chicago next year.

"This day, henceforth and forever more, we must make it clear that we will purge Chicago of every politician, whether he be negro or white, who feels that he owns the negro vote rather than earns the negro vote."

A 1982 article about the rally and march notes a heat wave hit the city just in time for King's event, as well as how well the march was received by Daley.

"By the time of the rally, the temperature stood at 98 degrees, and more than a half-million Chicagoans swamped the beaches of Lake Michigan. Only about 30,000 people -- movement leaders had hoped for 100,000 -- gathered in Soldier Field to hear King give the keynote address of the campaign.”

 

 

Dave Zinnen Jan 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Field Trip - Woodstock Recreation Center
Field Trip - Woodstock Recreation Center

What does Dave do all day? Does he always wear gym shorts? Let's find out, get a tour, learn about Woodstock's recreational programs, and more! 

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? Jan 26, 2018
Field Trip
Rotary Club of Woodstock's 50th Anniversary Mar 30, 2018
Anniversary Celebration
Peace Essay Assembly Apr 27, 2018
How Am I A Peace Builder? In the eyes of our D200 children

 

Please join us in an inspiring assembly to hear what our own District 200 children are doing to create peace in the world. Hosted and arranged by our Rotary club's peace builder, John Hudson. 

Please note the event will be held offsite with the location TBA.