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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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Last Friday night was a perfect night for our 2017 bonfire!  We socialized around the fire for a while and then went into the Trout Valley Lodge where we all enjoyed lots and lots of great food.
Then back to the bonfire for s'mores!  
Our special guests were former Dawnbreakers Jane Busch and Rich Gnivecki and Sue Koleno.   It was great to have a chance to get caught up with them!
 
A big thank you to Judy and Bill for coordinating our event!
 
 
 
We were lucky enough this morning to have Holly from Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County speak and tell us about all the work being done in the area. Will the Dawnbreakers be taking part in the construction of a home?? Stay tuned to find out!
Last Wednesday, Denise Smith from Smith Running & Physical Therapy led The Dawnbreakers in some early morning stretching. Join us every Wednesday morning at 6:30am for all the fun and fellowship!

Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers is proud to host the 28th Annual Western Auction on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake. Over the course of 28 years, the Dawnbreakers have donated over $1.5 million to charity, both locally and globally through the Rotary International initiatives, from money raised at the auction.

This year, the auction will include dinner, silent and live auctions, a "Show Me the Money" $10,000 cash raffle, 50/50 cash raffles, and a mechanical bull.

Those interested in attending can view auction items, purchase tickets, and register for night of bidding on the Auction Website at Bidding for Good. Updates are made daily, so continue to check the site!
https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action…

Please join us for a night of fun that truly lives up to the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self!"

Dawnbreakers gather for dinner, fellowship, and something new at Kumi Sushi! Experts were on hand for the sushi-saki tasting.
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.
 
 
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!
 
Join us in our annual Coat-A-Kid event!
 
 
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
 
 
 

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