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McHenry

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
McHenry VFW
3002 Route 120 (east side of Fox River)
McHenry, IL  60051
United States
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Father Ephraim Ukpeh (first on the left), a Rotarian from Nigeria, visited the Rotary Club of McHenry.  No matter where Rotarians travel, each Rotarian knows there will be a welcoming nearby Rotary club.  Here Nigerian Rotarian Father Ephraim is welcomed by all members of the Rotary Club of McHenry, including those pictured – Mayor Sue Low (second from the left), McHenry Rotary Club President Bill McLemore (second from the right) and Father Godwin Asuquo (Pastor of McHenry’s St. Patrick Church, on the far right).
 
Pictured from left to right: Father Ephraim Ukpeh, Mayor Susan E. Low, President William P. McLemore, and Father Godwin Asuquo
 

 
 
Kathy (Kat) Beringer, Assistant Governor – Northwest Sector – Rotary International, presented members of the McHenry Rotary Club with the 2016-2017 Directory for Rotary International, District 6440 (“The Home District”).  Kat also mentioned a few upcoming anniversaries of various clubs (e.g., Waukegan Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary on December 1, having been formed on such date in 1916). 
 
Picture: Kat and Bill McLemore, McHenry Rotary Club President
 
 

 
 

        At the regular meeting of the McHenry Rotary Club, Thursday, July 21st, at the McHenry VFW Post, Past President, Tony Huemann received the anonymous gift of being made a Paul Harris Fellow. The award was presented by (Left to right in photo below) yours truly; with Rotary Foundation Chair, Phil Bartmann; and Tony and his wife, Brenda, Huemann present for the awarding. A goodly number of Tony's family attended the meal and ceremony.

 

 
 
   At the Thursday, July 7th, noon meeting of the McHenry Rotary Club (President McLemore's first), he presented, on behalf of Ron and Linda Bykowski, the Paul Harris Fellow citation to Fr. Godwin Asuquo, newly inducted Rotarian, and Pastor of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, McHenry.  Ron noted Fr. Godwin's mission work with his native country, Nigeria, and that he has been a resident of the United States for 17 years and is an American citizen.  (Shown below, left to right: Ron Bykowski, Fr. Godwin, Linda Bykowski, and President Bill McLemore.  
   The presentation followed the President's address in which he formed the club into four action committees under the direction of the Directors of Avenues of Service: Club Service (Donna Schaeffer); Community Service (Ron Newman); Vocational Service (Brian Thoma); and International Service (Karen Lavin).  He also introduced the Club Officers: Tony Huemann, Past President; Denis Buch, President Elect; Terry Fitzgibbons, Secretary; and Cheryden Juergensen, Treasurer.  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    (Left to right) Trista Iodice and Jeff Batt, McHenry Sunrise Club;  students: Kyle Lim,  Jim Myers,  Megan Jurek, and Bri Huff; and Amber Bowgren, Assistant Principal, McHenry High School West Campus.  They visited the McHenry Rotary Club at noon, Thursday, May 12th, at the McHenry VFW  Club to talk about their recent RYLA weekend.  The students were among 100 young women and men who met for three days at YMCA Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wisconsin, April 7-10th.   The youth were selected for their leadership abilities and skills from several local high schools.  The weekend included educational presentations on leadership, times for fellowship, and small group sharing.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     John F. Halbleib, proposed by member Lori Lowe, was officially inducted by unanimous approval, as a member of the Rotary Club of McHenry.  John is pictured here giving the club a brief introduction to himself.  He lists his position as President & Chairman, Owner, of the Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness Research, Inc.  His wife is Jeanne Duffy.  John's birthday is May 5th, her birthday is June 26, and their anniversary is October 3rd.  They live at 3117 W Lorient Drive, McHenry, and their telephone number is 630-674-2100.  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   James A. Valley, long-time friend and business associate of Ron Bykowski, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition at the regular noon meeting of the McHenry Rotary Club, Thursday, January 21st, at the McHenry VFW Lodge.  

     The Paul Harris recognition is presented by persons contributing $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation.  This is an international fund which supports service projects all over the world, polio vaccines, education, water supplies, and many related needs.  Ron and Jim have worked together for 34 years and Ron added, "We have had fewer spats than either one of us with our wives."

    Left to right in the photograph: Ron and Linda Bykowski, Rita and Jim Valley, Bill McLemore.