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Welcome to our Club!

Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 AM
Holiday Inn-Crystal Lake
800 S. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
United States
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The Dawnbreakers partnered with Walgreens and Centegra at the Sage YMCA.  The Rotarians handed out food from the Illinois Food Bank Truck before the storms moved in.
 

 
 
Crystal Lake Central HS Interact Club and Prairie Ridge HS Interact Club year end party at Nicks Pizza sponsored by Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers!! Great fun!
 

 
 
Dawnbreakers had a beautiful day to cleanup Rakow Road.  Many hands made easy work.
 

 
 
 
Did you know that the Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers sponsor the Crystal Lake Central High School, Interact Club?
A few of their 50+ members stopped by today to discuss their upcoming projects.
Keep up the good work!
 

 
 
Governor Rodney Adams and Foundation Chair Terry Mueller award the CL Dawnbreaker's newest, Paul Harris Major Donors! Receiving the awards are Gary and Sue Reigler, Judy Sedlack and Marla Strauss.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Narayan Murarka of the Barrington Breakfast Club, updates the club about an international clean water and malnutrition program that we help fund in Guatemala. This is the fourth international program that we have supported due to, Narayan's passion for helping the global community.
 Narayan exemplifies, Service Above Self.
 

 
 
 
The Dawnbreakers recently funded a much needed, battery for the CL Park District's Segway.
 
Pictured is, Officer Cipri on National Night at Three Oaks Recreation Area.
Thanks to the Crystal Lake Park District for keeping our parks and recreation areas safe!
 

 
 
Each year, our club awards five (5) - $1000 scholarships to support educational programs preparing students for vocational/technical careers attainable with an associate’s degree, certification or license.
 
These awards all called the ‘Joe Helbling Vocational Scholarships’, named in memory of Dr. Joseph P. Helbling, Jr. – a PHD in Occupational Education Administration, past Dean of Occupational Studies at MCC, and beloved Rotary ‘Dawnbreaker’ prior to his passing back in 2002 at the young age of 54.  These scholarships are funded by the efforts and dedication of our membership, guests and sponsors of our club’s annual ‘western’ auction heading into its 27th year held each March at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, IL.
 
Pictured left to right
Tyler Nickleski, attending, McHenry County College to prepare for a career in Networking & Communications Management
Lucas Blazyk, (pictured) attending, McHenry County College to prepare for a career in Food Management
Andy Buchta, Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, Vocational Chair
 
 
 
 
Dawnbreakers decorate for the NISRA Luau
 

 
 

Dawnbreakers shared in congratulating fellow Rotarian, Cliff Jackson, on being  presented with the NISRA Compassion award for 2014.

 

Presenting the award were Jill Giese (pictured center) and Jim Wiseman (right)

 

 
 
District 6440 Governor Sarah Oliver awarded the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers the 2013-2014 Presidential Citation with Distinction this morning. Only 5 clubs in the district earned this honor! Pictured is Governor Sarah with Dawnbreakers President Mary Bishop accepting on behalf of the club.
 

 
 
 

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Aug 31, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
Noah Currier
Oscar Mike Foundation
Sep 14, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
 
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