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Meeting Notes 1-7-2015

Joe Kosner  | Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015



Alexis Perez – 2015-2016 outbound WAHS

Jose Castaneda – 2015-2016 outbound WAHS

Meghan Hill – Young Hearts For Life

Tony Martinez – District 129


Laura Update

Yes she had to go solo today because Lorenz hit the snooze button one too many times.

Laura had a nice Christmas including a trip into Chicago with the other inbound students. During break Laura and Lorenz also had a Columbia vs Switzerland Kitchen Sink Challenge.


Laura has moved in with her new host family and she is busy getting acclimated to her new surroundings.


Wine & Chocolate

Wine and Chocolate planning is well under way with less than 3 weeks to go. We need to get those sponsors and auction items in ASAP. Sponsorship info needs to be sent to Joe at


Young Hearts For Life

Meghan Hill is a teacher at West Aurora and also a coach at Washington Middle School. She has taken on the task of organizing the heart screening of high school students at West Aurora. The YHFL organization is special to Meghan because she lost an 18 year old cousin to an undiagnosed heart ailment. Students sign up and are given an ECG test to look for abnormalities. 2 years ago 18 students required further testing by their doctor and 1 student had a serious heart problem that prevented them from playing sports. The test also saved their life as if undetected would have certainly caused cardiac arrest.

This year the testing will be conducted February 12th and 13th at West Aurora High School. Volunteers are needed to help with the testing and there will be training on February 11th in the evening. The Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club has donated $1000 to this great cause. For more information please click below.


Happy Buck$


Joe says thank you for those who participated in the putting up and take down of the light display in Phillips Park. The take down was easier than the put up, but the temps were about 30 degrees colder.



 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