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Tonight our club will participate in a service project that will allow all of to demonstrate that we are "people of action" and provide us an opportunity to live the Rotary motto:  "Service above self". 

Club Service Project
Apr 30, 2018 5:30 PM

Allen is a professional engineer and has been retired from Crawford, Murphy and Tilly Consulting Engineers in Springfield since 2015.  He became involved with the Mustard Seed Peace Project in 2013 after working as a professional mentor with student chapters of Engineers Without Borders at Southern Illinois University in both Edwardsville and Carbondale on projects in Honduras.  MSPP began working in northern Guatemala in 2004 mainly as an advocate for women’s socioeconomic and health issues.  In 2014, Allen founded the Engineering Advisory Committee within Mustard Seed to provide design expertise directly to Mustard Seed.  Currently they are working on water and sanitation projects within three small communities in the Ixcan (pronounced "ISH-khan") municipal area of Guatemala located near the Mexican border.  Mustard Seed is currently working with Mr. Lee Malany, a member of The Rotary Club of Springfield South, in hopes of securing a Vocational Team Training Grant through Rotary.  This grant would allow  the drilling of wells in all three communities

Allen Oertel , Mustard Seed Peace Project
May 07, 2018 5:30 PM

Bring a guest and enjoy the company of your fellow club members.  Tonight we will meet in the main restaurant on the ground floor at Maldaner's Restaurant.  That's right - no one has to climb the stairs tonight!  of course, we will have our regular fun with the 50/50 drawing and Brag-a-Bucks.  

Our Monthly Social Gathering
May 14, 2018 5:30 PM

Join authors Ray and Pam Bruzan on a journey through the history of Rochester Township. Their new book is loaded with hundreds of stories and photographs that span 200 years of township history. Now in its second printing, Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night-A Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois, brings the reader stories of gun fights, a bank robbery, a UFO, a downtown trolley, major fires, a cotton baron, connections to nine U.S. Presidents, murders, a world-renowned violinist, and even a mountain in Alaska. Their book will be available for signing and purchase ($28.00) at the conclusion of their program.

Award-winning educator Ray Bruzan completed the last five years of his 42-year teaching career as a chemistry professor at Benedictine University-Springfield. He has authored articles in the Journal of Chemical Education, The American Biology Teacher, and Illinois Times. Ray is Springfield District 186’s 1990 Educator of the Year.

Rochester’s 2001 Citizen of the Year, Pam Bruzan has served the community on the Rochester School Board, Rochester Library Board, the Rochester Planning & Zoning Commission, and the Rochester Historical Preservation Society. Pam founded Sangamon Valley Writing Associates in 1985 and has co-authored the book Greater Springfield: Building on the Legacy.

Ray and Pam Bruzan, Authors
May 21, 2018 5:30 PM
May 28, 2018
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018