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Rotamorr 2/7/17

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 2/8/2017
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ROTAMORR   February 07, 2017


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  February 07, 2017

Alan Ferrari

Life in Financials with Alan Ferrari
   Alan grew up on a farm in Dwight from an Italian family. He is married to Cassie Ferrari (Walker) from Morris.  He started his career with an electronics degree and traveled the US for 5 years hitting 2 - 3 cities a week.  He began financial advising in 1998 as an Independent Financial Advisor with K.W.Chambers and he has offices in Dwight and Kankakee. 

  Alan spoke about the Market and its future with the new President, Donald Trump.  He is known for being pro-business, pro-company and pro-US.  The Dow Jones is made up of the top 30 largest stocks sold in the US.  The S&P 500 is the top 500 stocks sold in the US.  According to Alan the repatriation of cash should continue to improve the markets.  Right now the market has some "wind in its sails" because of Trump.  In his business its not important about what has happened, but what will be happening in the future.  When you are looking into what stocks to buy, you need to fact check in the individual companies and the marketplace.   Also, when your picking a Financial Advisor interview them and make sure you know what they will be doing with your money.  

 Upcoming Events:
  • Tour de Corn Bike Ride, Chairman Jim Bianchetta, we will be looking for sponsors for the T-shirts again this year.    Date: TBD 
  • Cruise Night - Saturday, August 12th, 2017
  • Draw Down, Corn Fest 2017    Date: TBD


Meeting Recap:
  •  Andrea received her Secretary Pin from Dianne.
  • John Carr has applied for a $500.00 matching grant to District. 
  • Dianne has sent letters to the schools for "Teacher of the Year".
  • Dianne also sent letters to the schools for the "Four Way Test" essay contest.


Dianne Breslar

Pledge of Allegiance

 Arthur Hornsby

Four-Way Test

 Frank Mata, III


 Rich Mitchell

Guests:  Lynne Carr, Jeannine Mitchell

Sergeant-at-Arms –  

$$Happy Bucks$$


Heads & Tails Winner:  N/A

THE FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think say or do:
First: Is it the TRUTH? Third: Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned? Fourth: Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The next Morris Rotary meeting will be held on February 15th at the Morris Chop Shop, at 6:30 pm for the Valentines Dinner.  Please remember to R.S.V.P. to Andrea!

*The Club continues to look for new members to continue to grow the membership. If interested in attending a meeting please feel free to join us anytime. We have adjusted our meeting times to start at 5:45 pm on Tuesday nights and to conclude by 6:45 pm with an option to have dinner immediately following.*

  2017 Calendar of Events  
Date Program
February 15th Valentine's Dinner at Chop Shop Morris
February 21st Mark Steadham
February 28th Meeting
March 1st Backpacking
March 8th Meeting


Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Club Officers 2016-2017
President ** Dianne Breslar
President-Elect **  
Vice-President/Programs ** Need VP – Deb Baker (Programs)
Secretary ** Andrea Buckman
Treasurer ** Tom Talarico
Sergeant-at-Arms ** Jim Ringer
Directors & Committee Chairs 2016-2017
Club Service Projects Director ** Alan Ferrari
Club Administration Director ** Charlie Gibbs
Club Membership Director ** Alan Ferrari
International Service Director ** Jim Wright
Rotary Foundation John Carr
Charity Fundraiser  
Scholarship Committee Chair Jim Wright
Back Pack Committee Chair Alan Ferrari
ROTAMORR Editor Amy Carr, Andrea Buckman
Public Relations Chair Rich Mitchell
District Assistant Governor Lisa Allen
Youth Chair/Interact Liaison Amy Carr
Planning Committee Draw Down Dave Trotter
Interact Advisor – Morris Community H.S. Amy Carr




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