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Four Way Test Essay Winners

Andrea Buckman  | Published on 5/10/2017
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ROTAMORR   May 2nd, 2017


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  May 2nd, 2017

Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners


Hannah McGhee

Hannah compared the 4-Way Test to a Clover.  The story was about a video game and bullying a "special" child.  In the story the girl had to make a choice to stand up to help protect her friend or hide.  Hannah thought you need to stand up and help others who can not do it for themselves. 

Grace Lines

Grace is the youngest of four children and is confident in herself.  She has a personal goal of stepping up and taking action as a leader and one day becoming President of her School.  Grace says that she can use the 4-Way Test in every decision she makes. 

Felicity Emmerich

Felicity says "don't spread rumors, be good, fair, and treat others well."  Friendships are important.  Please God by spreading good will.  She states Feed Children is her favorite Charity.  Actions should benefit everyone.

Congratulations to the Four Way winners and Thank you too all who submitted essays. 

4 - Way Test Winners 2017

 Upcoming Events:
  • Tour de Corn Bike Ride, Chairman Jim Bianchetta, is still looking for sponsors for the T-shirts this year.    Date: June 4, 2017
  • Cruise Night - Saturday, August 12th, 2017
  • Draw Down, Corn Fest 2017    Date: TBD
  • Joliet Slammers Game - Rotary Night - Friday June 23rd, 2017 @ 7:05pm


Meeting Recap:
  • Dianne opened the meeting at 5:47pm. 
  • Awards were handed out to the winners of the Four Way Test Essay winners.
  • Received "Thank you" notes from the ICS 3rd graders for their Dictionaries.
  • Update for "Tour de Corn" Bike Ride - Jim has received our banner and sponsors are coming in which will benefit the Backpack Program that has to date given out $20,000.00 about $200.00 a week.


Dianne Breslar

Pledge of Allegiance

 Charlie Gibbs

Four-Way Test

 Jim Ringer


 Jim Wright

Guests:  Lynn McGhee, Hannah McGhee, Greg Lines, Joan Lines, Grace Lines, Joe Emmerich, Kristen Emmerich, and Felicity Emmerich, Mr. Deslauries, ICS Principal 

Sergeant-at-Arms –  Jim Ringer
Anniversaries:  Jim Ringer
Birthdays:  Lynn Carr

$$Happy Bucks$$

John Carr - is happy after buying a Corvette
Jim Wright - University of Illinois won the Big 10 Golf Championship
Jim - $2.00 enjoying weather
Lynn Carr - $1.00 - vacation
Andrea Buckman - $1.00 - vacation

Heads & Tails Winner:   Joe Emmerich - guest

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 May 9th at Morris Country Club at 5:45pm!  

*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
May 9th National Honors Society Recognition 
May 16th Charlie Gibbs
May 23rd Dr. Saran, Blue Zone
May 30th No Meeting
June 6th TBA


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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