Posted by John Halbleib on Jul 30, 2017
Donald and Rose Mary Weingart Charitable Endowment
Don Weingart died on July 13, 2017. He was predeceased by his beloved Rose Mary
To honor Don and Rose Mary, the “Donald and Rose Mary Weingart Charitable Endowment of the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation” has been established.  Memorial donations may be made to the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 28, McHenry, IL 60051
Rotarian Walter Carey invited his business partner Don to join the Rotary Club of McHenry and Don join in November of 1963.  Rotary became and remained his passion. Don served as Club President (1971-1972), a director on its Board, and in various other officer and committee positions.  Don was a member for over 53 years and he remained a Rotarian until his death.  He maintained a perfect attendance and led the Club in song and good spirit.  Here we are at The Springs holding a regular weekly meeting with Don Weingart at the center of the meeting and having led us in song once again.  
He thoroughly enjoyed working on community projects.  Don particularly enjoyed the Annual Rotary Ham Dinner which he was instrumental in organizing over the years. Don also served on the McHenry School Board for 12 years, was Parade Marshall for Fiesta Days and was awarded the "Keys" to the City of McHenry for his service to the community.
Don Weingart and other Rotarians built numerous Club service projects throughout the greater McHenry and Johnsburg area.  To list just a few, here are some examples: Rotary Park (located at the North East corner of 3rd Avenue and Waukegan Street in McHenry); several concession stands at McCracken Athletic Field; Petersen Park playground equipment (e.g., slides, & etc.); Fort McHenry Playground; Walsh Park (1202 N Green Street) and Harry Dean Memorial Park; more than three decades of scholarships for local residents of McHenry or Johnsburg who are pursuing post-secondary education; funding for various service projects such as McHenry Area Youth Commission; life alert systems for residents who might not otherwise be able to afford them (distributed through Centegra); and playground equipment for Pioneer Center residents; and etc.  Internationally, the Rotary Club of McHenry funded (or co-funded) the eradication of Polio (now in its final stages), a fire engine truck for use in a remote area in South America, student computers for use in a school in a remote region of Central America.
For more about Don as a Rotarian, visit This is Us.