Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
602 West Northwest Highway
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Posted by Matthew Bennett on Aug 18, 2011
Posted by Richard Morton on Feb 28, 2013
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Posted by Matthew Bennett on Mar 04, 2014
Posted by Matthew Bennett on Mar 04, 2014
Ron Crawford will provide the club with a review of the 2013 Rotary Santa Run.
Posted by Robert Paddock on Feb 20, 2014
Our speaker raised a surprising and important question – what’s the second leading cause of lung disease? No, it’s not “second-hand smoke”. It’s Radon gas…found, among many places, in our homes ! Keith Volsted, President of VSI Radon Reduction Corp. in Lakemoor, described where it is found, tools for identifying it, and steps in remediation.
He noted that in Illinois, radon mitigation companies have to be licensed, pointing out some of the complexities of the remediation process. However the test to identify the presence of radon gas can be simple…even those purchased in a hardware store for $10 to $20. Keith said the national average of the presence of radon is 1.3, the average in Illinois is 3.2 ! For a home to pass radon inspection, the measurement has to be 3.9 or lower. He went on to say that 46% of the homes tested fail. Interestingly, home’s level may vary a lot from a neighbor’s, and may change over time.
Keith went on to say that all new homes this year have to have a radon mitigation system (often, a pipe running from a sump in the basement up through the roof for discharge). All homeowners have to tell potential buys whether they know if their home has been tested. If you want to contact Keith, you can do so by phone 800-764-5427, or email@example.com. His is the largest radon reduction company in Illinois. Our thanks to Sue Duchek of Picket Fence Realty, for bringing this speaker to us.
Posted by Ronald Crawford on Feb 25, 2014
This February our club sent a contingent of 6 people (4 Rotarians and 2 spouses) on what has become an annual trip to Guatemala to benefit the Ak’Tenamit School. We were part of a team of 20 Rotarians and guests. A second team of 20 will follow in mid-March and will include another of our members, Wendy Davis.
On our first full day we traveled up the Rio Dulce River to deliver water filters to the village of Lagunitas (in a driving rainstorm, no less). It is a small village of 21 families who have built a couple of eco-lodge units for visitors who want to tour the nearby forest to watch birds or kayak. Clean water is essential for entertaining guests and reducing infant mortality so the inhabitants appreciated our gift.
Posted by Robert Paddock on Feb 06, 2014
This extreme winter weather has caused water damage problems for businesses and homeowners alike. By planning for natural and man-made disasters, you can reduce your losses. Mary Helen Solan, owner of Servpro, a restoration firm dealing with fire and water cleanup, described such planning. She pointed out that 50% of businesses having a disaster never open again. Of those that do, the majority had some sort of response plan in place. She said planning is a responsible action which can benefit your employees and your customers. She noted that problems can happen without warning, an example being a fellow tenant who moves or is away, but doesn’t tell anyone…and the pipes in his space break. The quicker the response the better – reducing lost business and secondary damage.
For more about planning to protect your business or home, and for information about their firm, see...
Posted by Matthew Bennett on Feb 25, 2014
I returned recently from Guatemala, where I experienced first hand the value of our efforts to provide access to medical x-ray equipment for the over 15 million residents of that country. At the clinic in Mixco, where the first machine of our 29-machine "HealthRays: Guatemala" project was installed in late August and officially inaugurated by Rotary President Elect Gary Huang in early September, we learned that patients are coming into the clinic more quickly for attention to injuries and illnesses because their cases now can be analyzed quickly and handled locally instead of requiring an investment of a day or more of time to get evaluation and treatment at the closest public hospital. We learned that a trauma specialist physician has been added to the clinic staff because those cases are there to be treated. And we saw first-hand the importance to a family of having their small son receive an x-ray of his sinuses to determine whether he needed treatment for bacterial or for viral sinusitis so that his treatment could begin almost immediately and close to home.
Posted by Patrick McMahon
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Their mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing:
- Counseling for adults, children, families.
- Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis.
- Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness.
- Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons.
Posted by Robert Paddock on Jan 23, 2014
Giving us his Classification Talk, newly inducted Rotarian Blake Spurgin told of his California, basketball and engineering background (including a patent). In 2012 he worked with MRL Industries, with interesting designs including a key valve for space vehicles (Since this is a “family” publication, ask him what it is called!). He left the firm, spending 70 days in and around Europe, mentioning to us the beauty of Prague and actually touching the Wall of Babylon. He went on to talk about his classification, his website and his family’s experience with Rotary.
"No topics are beyond discussion between Blake and his brother Kurt in this podcast that Explores The Well of Knowledge; science from every angle."
To read more from his Talk click...
Posted by Michael Sweeney
Robert Beezat, a businessman, public official, and community leader spoke the club about his book in relationship to Rotary’s Mission, Motto and Four Way Test.
Posted by Wendy Davis on Nov 13, 2013
Please take an opportunity to watch this video on Shelterbox that recently aired on CNN. Click HERE to watch the video.
Posted by Matthew Bennett on Sep 07, 2013
Achieving the status of being a 100% Paul Harris club is quite the accomplishment, maintaining that status proves to be a challenge as we continue to increase our membership. The opportunity to receive your first Paul Harris, give the gift of a Paul Harris to someone special or add another Paul Harris to your name is once again made easier, thanks to a very generous anonymous donor. Please read the rules to the 2013 – 2014 Paul Harris Match Point Program, then download the Contribution Form/The Rotary Foundation form located under the “DOWNLOAD” section of the club’s website
Posted by Susan Duchek on Jul 10, 2013
The Arlington Heights Rotary Club Challenge for 2013 - 2014 is underway. To learn more about how you can urn your points...
Posted by Lynn Jensen on Apr 22, 2013
We have just updated the club's photo directory with current pictures for well over 90% of our members.
This would be a great time to check out the club's photo directory. Just go to the login page of our website, find the My ClubRunner section of the administration page (upper left hand box) and click on View Club Photo Directory (9 entries from top). You will be impressed.
Posted by Lynn Jensen on Feb 26, 2013
We have a club of volunteers. That is what Rotary is all about.
But some of our members go above and beyond. They seem to volunteer for everything. They don't do it because they want recognition. They do it because they see someone who could use some help or something that needs done.
That doesn't, however, mean that we shouldn't recognize them. In fact our Club has a perfect and easy way to recognize such people.
Surely you know club members who should be singled out for a club "thank you." Don't delay, fill out the form today and give it to Mark at the next club meeting.
Posted by Dominic Gualtieri on Oct 08, 2012
Are you on Facebook? If so, you can go to our club's Facebook page by clicking on this link:
http://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubOfArlingtonHeights (or cutting and pasteing this URL into a browser if the link doesn't work directly) OR
Clicking on the RCAH Facebook here or in the left-hand column of our homepage, the last entry in the Club Links section.
Once there, make sure you click on the "like" link on our Facebook page.