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The Belvidere Rotary Club pitches in at the Boone County Fair each year by manning the booths that sell ride tickets. It raises some money to support club activities and community service projects AND is a way to contribute to an annual community-wide event each year. This year two of our members, Jim MacMurdo and David Dosier, went up to Belvidere to help out - a great example of some club collaboration! Rotary clubs can be found in most communities or at least nearby - together they can leverage manpower and resources to make an even bigger impact.
Mark you calendars! The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting "Trucktoberfest" on September 24 from 12-4 in the parking lot at Faranda's in DeKalb. Proceeds will support the club's annual community grant to benefit children, youth and families in DeKalb County. This year's recipient of the grant is DeKalb County Community Gardens. Bring the family out for some good eats and good fun. This is a great opportunity to support your community and make a difference....and have fun doing it!
The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary club focuses on both international and local community service. As part of our community service effort, the club delivers for Meals on Wheels for two weeks in September and two weeks in March. Over those two weeks the club donates about 20 hours of work and delivers over 100 meals to the elderly in DeKalb. While this is important work, it represents only a portion of our overall community service commitment. Want to make a difference in OUR community? Come visit us any Tuesday morning at 7:00 am at the Lincoln Inn restaurant in DeKalb. 
Our club has made several donations and supported a grant for the Jane Adeny Memorial School in Kenya since its inception in 2011. To our surprise, a member of the first graduating class, Revela Odhuna, arrived at our Rotary meeting to say thanks and tell us of her incredible journey.