ROTARY CLUB OF PEORIA NORTH CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 RALPH H. KRESS SCHOLARSHIP
The Rotary Club of Peoria North is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Ralph H. Kress Scholarship. The scholarship, which is funded by the Kress Corporation, is administered by The Rotary Club of Peoria-North in memory of Ralph H. Kress, a devoted member of the club from July 17, 1969 until his death on June 28, 1995.
Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students from Peoria County to aid in their pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering Degree at the school of their choosing. Candidates interested in applying for the 2018 scholarship, can download the criteria, application and supporting recommendation forms from the Peoria-North website and return to the Rotary office no later than March 23, 2018.
Click here for additional information on this scholarship and other scholarships: http://www.peorianorthrotary.org/youth
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Springfield South Hosts Ukrainian Delegation
In the picture below, Mariia Mezentseva, Deputy to the Kharkiv City Council (who speaks fluent English), and Ivan Fedorov, (to her left), the Deputy City Head, Executive Committee of Melitopol City Council explain to the Rotary members the status and dynamics of the current conflict occurring in Eastern Ukraine with Russia. The delegation consisted of five Ukrainians, plus a facilitator and a translator. Four of the delegation are elected official in their communities and one is the CEO of a government watchdog Non-Government Organization. The team travelled to the United States under the auspices of Open World Leadership Center (an arm of Congress), which introduces young foreign leaders to the American democratic governing systems and free market operations.
The Rotary Club of Springfield's special meeting for the delegation also included the CEO of the of the Innocence Program at the University of Illinois-Springfield, who talked about the criminal justice system; a state legislator who talked about the legislative process in a politically polarized environment. This is the second such hosting that the Rotary of Springfield-South has held for a Ukrainian delegation under the Open World Program.
Edwardsville Rotary Coordinates Food Packing Event - 9 Rotary Clubs Working Together
On February 17th nine Rotary clubs of District 6460 gathered together for a food packing event to benefit kids in Nicaragua. The Edwardsville Rotary Club helped to coordinate the event with the NICE Foundation based in Highland, IL.
A total of 25,000 meals were prepared which will be shipped to Nicaragua in the spring to help feed kids before the start of their day of school. For many of these children this might be their only healthy meal for the day. Around 130 Rotarians and friends gathered to help prepare the food packets. The participating clubs are Edwardsville, Goshen, Metro East Community, Wood River, Highland, Silver Creek, Bethalto, East Alton, and Riverbend. MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Jacksonville Rotary Club Partners with Dist. 117 to Renovate Special Needs Classroom
The Jacksonville Rotary Club received a $2,000 grant from Rotary District 6460, and provided $2,000 in local matching funds in support of the project. Jacksonville Rotary Club President-elect Daphne Spradlin said, “This project was designed to purchase new equipment so that the teachers have the educational tools they need to serve the students’ special needs. We were delighted when District 117 offered to purchase paint and carpeting to fully renovate the classroom.”
“We had great support from Rotary Club members and the educators and staff of District 117 and the Jacksonville Schools Foundation. We worked as a team to clear out and paint the room before Christmas, so the District could install the carpeting over the holidays. Then we got back together to reassemble the room and install the new equipment after the carpeting was in place. We hope the students will really benefit from this enhanced learning environment.”
“We want to thank Rotary District 6460 for the $2,000 grant that made this project possible,” Spradlin said. “We were able to purchase twice as much equipment because of the District’s support.” Spradlin said the Jacksonville Rotary Club’s fundraisers, including Oktoberfest, the Valentine Dinner Dance, and the Rotary Bass Tournament, provide funds for the club to invest in the Jacksonville community.
Springfield Clubs Plant Trees
175 trees have been delivered to Lincoln Memorial Garden and will be planted soon. We were able to purchase 25 chinkapin oaks, 25 swamp white oaks, 25 Nuttals oaks, 25 roughleaf dogwood, 25 American elms, and 50 pecans. We received $2000 through a district grant, our club contributed $265 and Kip Leverton/Rotary West contributed $500 towards the final cost of $2765. Rotary South and Downtown will be planting trees in the spring at Rotary Park and Centennial Park. There will be a celebratory event in the spring. Thanks to all five Rotary Clubs for partnering to meet RI President Ian Riseley's tree planting challenge.
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Aledo Rotary Club ... Apollo Peace Prize Honors
The Rotary Club of Aledo is excited to honor two students with the Apollo Peace Prize for the Second Quarter.
The Apollo Peace Prize, governed by the PBIS Team and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aledo, has been created to award exceptionally respectful behavior at Apollo Elementary School.
All students are taught to Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Property. Several students not only choose to behave respectfully but also choose commendable behavior which makes them stand out as role models and peacemakers in their classrooms and beyond.
The Apollo Peace Prize winner chosen from the nominations of students in grades K-2nd is ELLIE KERNAN, a kindergarten student in Ms. Gray's class. She was nominated because she has been a big help to some of her classmates giving them support and encouragement. She is a compassionate, responsible, respectful and wonderful girl. We thank Ellie for being responsible and having many kind and helpful choices at Apollo.
The Apollo Peace Prize winner chosen from the nominations of students in grades 3-4 is MOLLY DIXON, a fourth grader in Mrs. Hartman's class.
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