June 27, 2012 at White Deer Run Lake Charles Banquets
Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club past president Janice Matthews (left) gives outgoing president, Scott Hezner, (right) “the boot” for his exceptional year
while incoming president Bob Zamor (middle) approves.
LIBERTYVILLE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB INSTALLS BOB ZAMOR 2012–2013 PRESIDENT Libertyville, IL– At a special evening meeting June 27th at White Deer Run, Lake Charles Banquets, in Vernon Hills, the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club inducted Bob Zamor as its 26th president. Zamor is the retired Fire Chief of Libertyville.. Bob and his wife, Nancy, have three children.
Outgoing President Scott Hezner presented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Club Secretary Melanie Van Heirseele for her tireless work all year along, embodying the motto of Rotary, “Service Above Self”.
Mr. Hezner acknowledged his board and Club members for an exceptional job this year. During his presidency the Sunrise Rotary Club raised record funds from the Goose is Loose Festival and Raffle, and a Dinner Dance Auction and distributed them to local, national and international humanitarian efforts.
Mr. Hezner was particularly proud of member John Schueler’s efforts to increase involvement with the Interact Club at Libertyville High School, as well as member Mark Houser’s work on vocational scholarships and work with CERT and the Police and Fire Departments. Finally, Mr. Hezner was especially proud of the Club’s effort in literacy through its Rotary Reads program which will expand into other communities this fall.
Incoming President Bob Zamor then gave an inspirational speech including his vision for the upcoming year. He said: "We are in the making a difference business" and recalled the words of Glen Kozlowski who had spoken to the Club: "I am one and only one, but I can and will make a difference". He recognized that this is the 25th anniversary of the Club. He was especially proud of the fact that the Club increased its gifts to charity by 50% in one year and contributed to 20% more organizations. He closed with a quote from Margaret Meade: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world".
If you are interested in finding out more about the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club, the Club is always accepting new members and welcomes individuals who would like to try out the breakfast meeting and experience the Club. For information on attending a meeting, please contact Mr. Bob Zamor, Club President, at (847) 367-0511, or visit our website:
The Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club is a local chapter of Rotary International. Founded in 1905 by Paul Harris in Chicago, it is an international humanitarian service organization. The men and women of Rotary are business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Today there are more than 1.2 million members in more than 31,000 clubs in 166 countries. The club meets Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. at Lambs Farm. Guests and prospective members are welcome.