At the close of 2012, we said thank you in the most tangible way to two of our long-running Rotary partners. The first is the Salvation Army of Des Plaines, who we recognize as a powerful force for good in our community and around the world (like Rotary, we hope!). In December we donated $500 to the Salvation Army. We also staffed the kettle and rang the bell on Saturday December 15th, which is always both fun and a powerful reminder of the folks they serve. This year two people came up to me in my brief hour and thanked the SA for "helping to feed their family this year." Here is President Tina Garrett presenting the check to Lt. Shanon Martinez.

Shannon and Tina 2012

We also thanked someone who has done great service for our club week after week, by serving our delicious lunches. Brittney is now a college student, and we're glad to support her and lucky to have such a cheerful presence every Thursday at Club Casa!

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We're celebrating the New Year with our first meeting of 2013 on Thursday, January 3rd - we hope to see YOU there!