Rotary Club of
Crystal Lake


Volume 5 | Issue 44



Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin
We'll try to keep everyone up-to-date on our weekly meetings and all our Dawnbreaker activities.
We're not just Rotarians...we're Dawnbreakers!
If you're unable to attend in person:
Next Monday
We're sponsoring the
Northern Illinois Food Bank Truck
May 9th
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Set-up begins at 3:00
To register:
We need more volunteers!
 Dawnbreakers Pollinator Garden Planting Party
at the Nature Center
May 14th
We get to dig in the dirt AND we get coffee and breakfast!
They have gloves/trowels, but you may want to bring your own.
To register:
We still need more volunteers!
Dawnbreakers Board Meeting
Tuesday May 10th
via Zoom
We've received
in community donations for our matching grant.
To date, $47,922 has been donated through the River Cities portal
$45,700 of that has already arrived in Ukraine
Here's a link to an interesting video about Rotary and Ukraine:
Veterans Path to Hope
host a
Housewarming Shower
May 24th
Link to the Registry at Target:
Registration is now open!
The Dawnbreaker board decided that we will sponsor our
Downtown Crystal Lake Farmer's Market 
again this summer.
Each Dawnbreaker is asked to sign-up for two Saturdays
This does NOT mean that both members have to be present the whole shift.
You and your fellow member can share the whole shift,
but you can also split it up however you'd like
as long as at least one member is present 9:00-12:30
Email your selected Saturdays ASAP to Heather at:
One new Wild Polio case reported this week.
Pakistan - After nearly 15 months without any reported cases of wild polio in Pakistan, a 15-month-old boy in North Waziristan was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus.
Pakistan’s Polio Emergency Operations Centers have deployed teams to conduct a full investigation of the recent case, while emergency immunization campaigns are underway to prevent further spread of the wild poliovirus to other parts of Pakistan and across the Afghan border.
While this news is disappointing, it is not entirely unexpected. Despite record-low case counts, throughout 2021, polio surveillance in Pakistan had detected positive environmental samples indicating that the virus continues to circulate in parts of the country. As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) responds urgently to the new case, Rotary members in Pakistan will work to raise awareness about the importance of polio immunization and advocate with the government to prioritize eradication.
The case in Pakistan underscores the fact that our work is not over, and any complacency can hinder the polio program’s progress. It is critical that Rotary members around the world intensify their efforts to raise funds for PolioPlus, so that we can provide the funding necessary to respond to any new cases of polio in polio-endemic and outbreak countries. At the same time, Rotary members can be proud of the work they have done to bring wild polio case counts to a historic low, and can continue to leverage this momentum to make polio eradication a reality.
District 6440 Virtual Spring Training:  May 7th
Northern Illinois Food Truck:  May 9th  3:00-5:30 p.m.
Dawnbreakers Board Meeting:  May 10th  5:30 Zoom
Pollinator Garden Planting Party:  May 14th  9:00-11:00 a.m.
District 6440 Conference:  May 20-22nd  Grand Geneva
Dawnbreakers VPH Shower:  May 24th  5:30-7:30 p.m.
Rotary International Convention:  June 4-8th  Houston
Dawnbreaker '22-'23 Installation Party:  June 22nd  5:48 p.m.
Rotary Rocks the Raue:  Nov. 5th
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