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We are pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool. The new site has a fresh look and better organization. The grant application includes clearly defined steps so it’s easier for you to track your progress. Learn more about grants and how to apply.
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
 
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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 28th Annual Western Charity Auction and Dinner will take place on Saturday March 4th from 5:30-10pm. Attendees can expect a four course meal, a live and silent auction, 50/50 Cash Raffle, A Show Me the Money Cash Raffle, and much more! 100% of proceeds from the night will be donated to charities. Talk to your favorite Dawnbreaker or visit the auction website, https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=dawnbreakers, to purchase tickets and view gifts.
 
Dawnbreaker Kate Romutis accepts her Paul Harris Fellow Award. The Paul Harris Fellow acknowledges individuals who contribute to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
Dawnbreakers having a great time at the Holiday Dinner!
 
Just in time for the cold and snow! The Dawnbreakers distributed hundreds of coats to those in need this season. Thanks to all those that donated to Coat-A-Kid!
 
Interactors from Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge came together to help the Dawnbreakers at the annual Breakfast with Santa Event. This year, 39 children were invited with their families to attend the event. Everyone ate, sang, and had a great morning!
 
The Dawnbreakers gave their Four Core Charities checks on Wednesday November 23rd, totaling $20,000. We are proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA), Bravehearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center, and Crystal Lake Food Pantry. The money donated will help each organization with scholarships, special projects, and operational costs. Thank you for all you do in the Community!
 
CL Dawnbreakers helped distribute food for those in need at the Sage YMCA. Just in time for Thanksgiving, over 50 families were able to to collect fresh and frozen foods.
 
On November 2nd, District Governor Rick and Assistant Governor John came for a visit to talk to the Dawnbreakers about current projects, and the future of Rotary.
 
Join us in our annual Coat-A-Kid event!
 
New member Ryan Yantis was inducted into the club on Wednesday October 12, 2016. Welcome to the Dawnbreakers, Ryan!
 
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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Jan 25, 2017
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Feb 01, 2017
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Feb 08, 2017
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Feb 15, 2017
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Feb 22, 2017
 
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