Rotary Club of
Highland, IL

Rotary Fling - 04/03/18 - Volume 64, No. 1


President Angela Kim opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer was shared.


- Board meeting this Thursday.
- Three exchange students are looking for host families. 
- There is a golf committee meeting on the 17th of April!
- April 21st District Assembly in Springfield.
- Highland High School placed at the Super State competition and the musical production this spring is  Guys and Dolls.


Community Service - Steve

No update but, maybe when the RAIN STOPS!

Secretary's Report 

See Sidebar for monthly birthday and anniversaries!



No update at this time


Interact Club - Alex Alvarado

No report this week.

Sergeant At Arms - Bob the great

Fifty-Fifty - $438 in the pot and the Queen of Hearts was pulled... however, no one cashed in.  The pot thickens....

Happy Bucks - 
- Dr. Karen Gowen is happy that the HHS band placed at Super State this year!
- Dr. Karen is also happy that the spring musical is Guys and Dolls

Fines - If you didn't know that Buffalo Bill was 14 young years when he joined the Pony Express, you owe a $1.00.


Traci Riechmann

With the growing number of children diagnosed every day, our goal is to help these families engage together and give them hope, strength and encouragement to endure the challenges everyone in the family faces. Family retreats, social events, outings, workshops and more can help give these families the opportunity to strengthen their lives with the support, wisdom and encouragement of others who have experienced similar scenarios to theirs.

Leaps of Love: assists childhood cancer families, focusing on brain tumors and late-effects of their treatments.

Programs currently established:

  • Spring – Hannibal Family Weekend Retreat focuses on childhood brain tumor families
  • Summer – ARCH ‘Achieving Recovery from Cancer to Health’ Retreat focuses on young adult cancer survivors
  • Fall – Good Grief Get Away focuses on parents who have lost a child to cancer
  • New Years Eve – Ring in the New Year in a safe environment and with family and friends

With your support, we can establish even more of the much needed programs and events that will give them hope, strength and encouragement to achieve their goals in life just as we strive to achieve the goals in our lives.

Childhood Cancer Facts

    • Here in the US about 1 in 285 kids are diagnosed with cancer before age 20, about 16,000 per year
    • Approximately 20% of all children with cancer will die from their disease, a secondary cancer, or complications from treatment
    • Nearly 2/3 of the survivors later experience significant and chronic medical problems or develop secondary cancers as adults that result from treatment of their original cancer
    • The average ages of death for a child with cancer is 8, causing a childhood cancer victim to lose 69 years of expected life years
    • Cancer treatments can affect a child’s growth, fertility, and endocrine system. Child survivor may be permanently immunologically suppressed. Radiation to a child’s brain can significantly damage cognitive function, or if radiation is given at a very young age, limiting the ability to read, do basic math, tell time or even talk
    • Pharmaceutical companies fund 60% of all adult cancer research, but they do virtually NO childhood cancer because it is not profitable.

Schedule of Events Include

  • April 13-15, 2018 – Spring Family Weekend Retreat

    St. Charles, MO

    May 2, 2018 – Give STL Day

    June 8-10, 2018 – A.R.C.H. Retreat

    Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO

    Saturday, August 4, 2018 – LOL Night At The Races

    Highland Speedway, Highland, IL

    Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Fashion for LOL

    KC Hall, Highland, IL

    Sunday, September 2, 2018 – Yard Olympics

    Zobrist Motorsports, Highland, IL

    Friday, October 19, 2018 – LOL Nine at Night Golf

    Carlyle Lake Golf Course, Carlyle, IL

    November 2, 2018 – $10,000 Dinner Dance

    Share Your Love Program – Holiday Adoptions

    October 18-20, 2019 – Good Grief Getaway
    Lake Ozark, MO

district stuff with kevin!


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Upcoming Events
District Assembly More to follow
Apr 21, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Latham
April 5
April 12
Angela Kim
April 16
Bill Sullivan
April 25
Bret Gruender
April 28
Robert Luitjohan
Traci Luitjohan
April 6
Eunice Rogier
Floyd Rogier
April 14
Donald Johannes
Barb Johannes
April 22
Wilfred Holzinger
Suzanne Holzinger
April 27
Join Date
Eric von Hoven
April 6, 2017
1 year
Steve Safford
April 7, 2016
2 years
Angela Kim
April 18, 2006
12 years
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