In the last few weeks, Rotary of Des Plaines has hosted a candidate for State Representative, decorated a room for Harbor House, given presentations at the world's largest air show, planned a joint meeting with Rotary of Arlington Heights, and learned the inside scoop of the (second) Blagojevich trial.

Now that sounds like a dynamic organization! I hope you were present at some or all of these events, but let me tell you a little more about those you might have missed.

Chris Sturdevant and Werner Juretzko, officers of the national board of the Cold War Museum were speakers at Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They also staffed the Cold War Museum display booth at this prestigious show. The Rotary logo was vividly displayed at the center's booth.

Two jurors from the Blagojevich trial spoke to us in August, and told a riveting tale of democratic integrity (on the jury's part) and of democratic corruption. They gave us insight into the jury system and reminded us of the power of the individual for good and ill in this country.

On other political fronts, we were addressed by Democratic candidate for Illinois State Representative of District 55, Martin J. Moylan, who addressed community and state needs and took questions from his audience. On September 27th, his opponent, Republican Susan Sweeney, will join us to share her thoughts and goals for the position.
Check out our photo album for some slightly less than glamorous pictures of us painting, building and eating at the Rotary Aloha Room for Harbour House in Des Plaines!