Upcoming Events
1st Friday Social - Fireside at Al & Janice's
Jun 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Board Meeting
Home State Bank
Jun 21, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
2019-2020 Board of Directors Installation Meeting
Ethereal Confections
Jun 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2nd Friday Social - Fireside at ....
Jul 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Christmas in July 5K Run / 1K Walk
Cass St & Main St
Jul 28, 2019
7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
1st Friday Social Fireside at ....
Aug 02, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1st Friday Social Fireside at ....
Sep 06, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Jun 07, 2019
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Big Brother's Big Sister's
Jun 28, 2019
Jul 05, 2019
Jul 12, 2019
Club Report & Beach Party Recap
Jul 19, 2019
Woodstock Chamber and Rockstock
Jul 26, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
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Area Make-ups
Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, 6:30AM @ Holiday Inn, 800 S Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL
Rotary Club of McHenry-Sunrise, 7:30AM @ Stuckys, 4000 N Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg, IL

Rotary Club of McHenry, 12:00PM @ McHenry VFW, 3002 IL 120, McHenry, IL
Rotary Club of Cary-Grove, 7:30AM @ Cary Park District, 255 Briargate Rd, Cary, IL
Rotary Club of Harvard, Third Thursday of month 5:15PM @ Stanchion Pub, 300 W Front St, Harvard, IL
Make-Up Online

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How To Complete A Make-Up


Read a variety of current articles in our Programs section and/or choose articles from our Archived Programs list and/or information from our Avenues of Service pages. You will be required to answer questions.  There is space on the makeup request form for up to three articles to be reviewed, however you will need to read more than three to meet your 30 minute visit obligation.


At the end of your 30 minute visit click on Make-up Request Form from the drop-down menu at top of page OR the bottom of each make-up program.


Read Makeup Request Form carefully, and follow instructions. A Make-Up Form will appear once you press the SUBMIT button (one time only) and an email copy will be sent to the email address you provided.


Once your make-up appears, if you know the email address, you can also click on File, Send and email a copy to your club secretary.

Here is the link:
Russell Hampton
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2018 – 2019 Officers
President - Joe Starsynski 
President-Elect - Marlene Frisbie
Treasurer - Roscoe Stelford
Secretary - Mimi Motroni
Immediate Past President - Laurie Lewandowski 

Laura Cullotta (Club Service)
Chris Cantwell (Youth Exchange Officer)
Jackie Speciale (Community Service)
Phil McKown (International Service)
Peter Knapp (Vocational Service)
Youth Exchange Student
Thomas DiFazio
Host Family
Anna and Mariusz Scheibe
121 Willow
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815)814-8453 Anna
(815)814-1767 Mariusz
June 7, 2019
Paul Gerhardt Bill S
June 14, 2019 Marlene Frisbie Lloyd S
June 21,  2019 Denise Graff Ponstein Luke L
Remember, as Greeter this week, you need to arrive at Woodstock Country Club early to greet members, visiting Rotarians, and guests (collect guest lunch fee of $14.00).  You also provide the pre-meal prayer, check attendance, announce guests and visiting Rotarians, manage the marble drawing and provide "Fun & Frolics."  If you are unable to fulfill your greeter obligation, please contact the next person in the greeter rotation to take your place.
Memorial Day and 75th Anniversary of D-Day
I almost didn’t have enough time to write the bulletin this week because I got caught up with the National Geographic channel and it marathon presentation of D-Day programs. After watching several hours of D-Day programming I finally got it in my head why the World War II veterans and civilians are called the Greatest Generation.  On that day 75 years ago 132,000 soldiers assaulted the beaches of Northern France with aircraft bombing, ships assaulting the beaches with their long range cannons, and thousands of troops assaulting the beaches from landing craft and DD floating tanks. Inland about 9000 paratroopers jumped out of airplanes to help give support behind the enemy lines and to stop the Germans from getting their tanks and other supplies to the beaches .  US soldiers landed at Omaha and Utah beaches with about 57,000 troops.  The Utah beach landing went as planned and was a surprise to the Germans and only about 300 US troops were lost. The soldiers at Omaha were not so lucky. The bombings designed to take out the defenses at the beach were given inaccurate coordinates and most of the air assault missed the targets, leaving Germans defenses in tact and ready for our troops that came in on the landing to the beach.  US troops were met by heavy resistance and over 2000 soldiers lost their lives in the first couple of hours. I have known about D-Day and the massive assault for years, but seeing some of the live films during the landings was horrific. It was the largest invasion to ever take place in history and was responsible for the liberation of France and the ending of the  War in Europe and defeating that mad man Hitler who would not have stopped until he conquered all of Europe and moved to North America.  I was also at a Memorial Day Ceremony and the speaker said some things that made the D-Day effort more meaningful.  He said,” It is the soldier not the Minister that gives us freedom of religion. It is the soldier not the news papers that give us freedom of the press. It is the soldier not the politician that gives us the right to vote. It is the soldier not the bill of right that gives the right to free speech. It is the soldier that gives the ability to enjoy those rights that are in the Bill of Rights.  Without  out soldiers willing to fight to defend those rights that we in this country take for granted we would not have those rights. “Take some time to view some of the movies about D-Day on National Geographic channel and be grateful to our Parents and Grandparents who gave of themselves so we could enjoy the freedoms that are now being taken away from people in other parts of the world.    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.  

The Interact Club pulled off yet another successful event at Creekside this past month. As Creekside hosted our incoming 6th graders, Interact planned activities to build their confidence and communicate the expectations.  Student leaders took groups on tours, got them in to - and out of - a student-created escape room themed “How to Survive Middle School”, participated in team building activities and had an opportunity to ask questions about their experiences.  As we close out the year we’ve been able to reflect on all that we’ve been able to do as a club for our building and our community and set goals for the years ahead. Interact hopes to continue building it’s membership and furthering the mission of Interact and Rotary; especially as our 8th graders move onto the high school.  Two years down, a lifetime of service to go.


First Friday Fireside 
If you'd like to host a First Friday Fireside at your home, please let Laura Cullotta know so that she can get it on the schedule.
This is a wonderful way to encourage friendship and fellowship! Don't be shy.
ClubRunner Application
I am sure most of our members already have the ClubRunner application on their smart phones since it has been discussed on several occasions.  Just in case there are few members who haven't downloaded the application, I just want to highlight one of the benefits.  The application has a current photo listing of members and when you touch the name/photo, it will provide the member's address and phone numbers.  You can then touch the phone number and call the member.  No need to remember phone numbers and the listing is as up to date.  One little caveat that Chris Cantwell discovered, you need to touch the refresh button (see red circle on photo) to verify the information is current.
"Service Above Self"
In Woodstock since 1968