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Meeting Notes October 1 2014

Joe Kosner  | Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries”---Romain Roland


Guests – Jordan Wilson & Emily Collins from Triple Threat Mentoring in Aurora, Lt. Bill from Aurora Police Department, guest of Brian Olsen and Brian passes on the monkey.


Important Dates –

October 4th District Interviews for potential out-bounds 8am-4:30pm

          Hinsdale Community House 415 W 8th St Hinsdale

October 15th Noon Club Oktoberfest at Hop Vine

October 25th District leadership training  


Youth Exchange – We have 13 candidates form West and East Aurora High Schools going to district interviews this weekend.


Lorenz and Laura went to West High’s homecoming dance last weekend. They both agreed that the music and dancing was different than they are used to but they still had a great time.

They also went downtown Chicago and weather prevented their Rotary sailing trip but they were able to have fun with other District 6450 exchange students.


Laura continues to help her host brother with the popcorn sales for Boy Scouts. She is becoming quite the sales person.


Lorenz also spent time with his host family in Chicago.


Wine & Chocolate 2015

The date of January 25th 2015 has been reserved at Aurora Country Club and the planning is under way. Now is the time to start getting those auction items and talk to potential sponsors.


Public Relations

Our web site continues to have more and more hits with over 1100 hits 2 weeks ago. Megan Hicks video on Facebook had a reach of over 1200 and this is something that we will do more of.


Joe will be contacting the Salvation Army to reserve our date for bell ringing over at Jewel on Galena.


Club Administration

We held elections and it was a close call. Chris Olson went unopposed for President Elect and Jack Sharratt went unopposed for Sargent at Arms. They will begin their posts as soon as possible.


Guest Speaker – Triple Threat

Triple Threat Mentoring uses people’s passions to fight the cycle of poverty. Since 2007, they have used passion-based programs and events to connect nearly 20,000 at-risk youth with adults who love the same things they do. They help you Share Your Passion and Create Your Legacy.

Triple Threat’s Mission is:

To empower urban youth to realize their potential and inspire volunteers to leave a lasting legacy. We’re not just a youth organization. We’re an organization that facilitates relationships between youth and volunteers through our passion-based programs.

They are located in downtown Aurora across from the new library and if you would like to volunteer you may contact them at their web site


Happy Buck$

Sue let us know that all is well with Alyssa in Belgium and she is having fun with her Belgium friends.



The pot is above $200 and the winning ticket this week belonged to Joel and he drew the unlucky 4 of clubs. Awwww!

 Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club 
Club President
Benjamin Black

Your name here
Chris Olson
Brian Olsen


Harriet Parker
Sergeant At Arms
Dan Howard

Aurora Sunrise Rotary Board Members

Joel Huffman
Brian Olsen
Chris Olson
Harriet Parker
Joe Kosner
Charlie Schmalz
  One of the hardest things we do as a club comes out of the most rewarding. Year after year saying goodbye to our inbound students is never easy. Thank you Victoria for sharing your experiences this year with us.
  Who Does Aurora Sunrise Rotary Help?

We are now involved with helping Simply Destinee. Simply Destinee uses dance to reach teens to help prevent suicide and to increase the awareness in our community
Mutual Ground
Lifespring/Wayside Cross
CASA Kane County
Fox Valley Christian Action
Aurora Inter-Faith Food Pantry
Once a month we stock the shelves on a Monday

Another Year Goes By
It Is Always Hard To Say Goodbye
 Chloe and Parents
Chloe and her parents at her last meeting with us